9 Reasons We’re So Excited About Netflix’s March Lineup
Right now most of our TV viewing, outside of old episodes of 30 Rock and Friends, is happening on HBO, as both Girls and Big Little Lies have us attached to our screens. That will soon change, however, as Netflix prepares to release a slew of compulsively watchable TV and film options we can’t wait to binge. Read on to find out why we’re more excited about this month’s Netflix lineup than ever.
Love (Season 2)
Finally, Judd Apatow's Love is back for a second season. The Netflix Originals show stars Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust as potentially unlikely romantic interests in a love story that's modern rather than overly saccharine (or even sweet at all). If you haven't yet watched the first season, we suggest you do so soon, so you can get up to speed before the second season premieres on March 10.
Amy Schumer: The Leather Special
Yes! Amy Schumer has a new Netflix comedy coming out on March 7. The stand-up special will, according to E!, cover topics like "binge-drinking, her relationship with her boyfriend and navigating the unknown of being a newly famous woman who looks like someone you grew up with." Nothing totally unexpected there, but the magic is all in her delivery anyway—she's certain not to disappoint.
The release of this film feels timely given that Lana Del Rey recently called the witches of the world together to put a hex on President Trump. It's one of those classic '90s films that features serious throwback goals, and it'll be good to revisit now as there's allegedly a sequel in the works. The Craft debuts on Netflix on March 1.
Fire At Sea
Fire at Sea is the Italian-made, Oscar-nominated documentary about the recent European immigrant crisis set on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa. Its story follows both the refugees and the islanders and was described as follows by Meryl Streep: "A daring hybrid of captured footage and deliberate storytelling that allows us to consider what a documentary can do. It is urgent, imaginative and necessary filmmaking." It debuts on the platform on March 21.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
We don't know about you, but we feel a little weird about the fact that we were allowed to watch this film as kids—from what we remember, it was pretty sexual and kind of disturbing. That said, we're eager to revisit it, as it was one of our favorites from youth...whatever that might say about us. Who Framed Roger Rabbit comes to Netflix on March 24.
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
Classic Wes Anderson. Classic Bill Murray. Also, Anjelica Huston, Cate Blanchett, the inexplicably sexy Jeff Goldblum and more. What's not to love? This piece of cinematic brilliance hits Netlix on March 26.
This Is Spinal Tap
This Is Spinal Tap is a rock mockumentary that has been a cult classic since it was released in the '80s. In 2002, the comedy was deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and was selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry. Fun fact: Most of the dialogue was ad-libbed. Spinal Tap comes to Netflix on March 1.
Slums Of Beverly Hills
We're not sure why there was such a widespread fascination with Beverly Hills back in the '90s, but we're still not over it—or the film and TV properties it spawned. Plus, Orange Is the New Black's Natasha Lyonne stars, which makes it worth rewatching if it's been more than a decade since your last viewing (or if you're too young to have seen it in the first place, in which case we hate you a little). Check out the film on Netflix starting March 1.
Midnight In Paris
Maybe this isn't Woody Allen's best film, but it's set in the most romantic era in the most romantic city in the world (in our minds), so we can't help but love Midnight in Paris for all its flaws. Related question: Does anyone know what happened to Owen Wilson? Did he disappear or is that just us? Midnight in Paris comes to Netflix on March 1.