New Netflix titles in March include “Mad Men” Season 7, “Archer” Season 5, “How To Train Your Dragon 2,” “Trailer Park Boys” Season 9, and the Netflix Original, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, starring the adorable Ellie Kemper from “The Office.” Let’s take a look at all the new titles hitting Netflix in March.
Available March 1:
Patch Adams (1998, PG-13). After spending time in a mental institution, a man (Robin Williams) decides to become a doctor, hypothesizing that humor will improve patients’ quality of life.
Finding Neverland (2004, PG). This Oscar-winning film reveals how the imaginative author J.M. Barrie (Johnny Depp) envisioned a world that was both wondrous and perilous.
The Brothers Grimm (2005, PG-13). Brothers Jake (Heath Ledger) and Will Grimm (Matt Damon) travel from village to village, posing as exterminators of magical creatures. In reality, however, they’re expert con artists.
Teen Witch (1989, PG-13). An awkward girl dreams of a date with the school football hero but is too shy to do anything about it — until she learns she’s descended from witches.
30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men. The story of one of the greatest upsets in sports history has been told … or has it? On a Friday evening in Lake Placid, a plucky band of American collegians stunned the vaunted Soviet national team in the medal round of the 1980 Winter Olympics hockey competition. But there was another, unchronicled side to the “Miracle On Ice.” The so-called bad guys from America’s ideological adversary were in reality good men and outstanding players, forged into the Big Red Machine by the genius and passion of Anatoli Tarasov. But the journey of the stunned Soviet team didn’t begin – or end – in Lake Placid. In the wake of that famous loss, head coach Viktor Tikhonov and captain Slava Fetisov waged a personal battle that would determine the future of Russian hockey.
Evelyn (2002, PG). Based on true events, this drama follows the story a man (Pierce Brosnan) whose wife has left him, and whose three children are taken from him and placed in orphanages.
Mercy Rule (2014). This faith-based baseball adventure for the whole family is inspired by the story of the Millers as they learn life’s lessons of mercy, patience, sacrifice, legacy and trusting God. Kirk Cameron and Chelsea Noble star.
Monster High 13 Wishes (2013). It’s a new school year at Monster High, and the little sister of Clawdeen Wolf, Howleen, is more fangtastic than ever.
Monster High: Ghouls Rule (2012). After learning that monsters and “Normies” used to spend Halloween together, Frankie Stein and her pals rally both groups for a frightfully good time.
Rules of Engagement (2000, R). An attorney (Tommy Lee Jones) defends an officer (Samuel L. Jackson) on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they storm a U.S. embassy in a third world country.
Available March 5:
Food Chains (2014). From Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser, producer of Food, Inc. and Fast Food Nation, comes a shocking expose about what feeds our country. This powerful true story of one small group of workers overcoming corporate greed to end slavery and abuse in America’s fields will inspire you to demand your food be fair.
The ABCs of Death 2 (2014, Not Rated). This follow-up to one of the most ambitious anthology films ever made features segments directed by more than two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. Comprised of 26 chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet, this film is at turns provocative, shocking, and funny.
Available March 6:
Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden (2015). In his latest Netflix original standup special, Ansari headlines the iconic Madison Square Garden and delivers his most hilarious and insightful standup yet. Filmed in front of a sold-out audience, Ansari’s latest special features the comic in top form covering topics ranging from the struggle of American immigrants to the food industry to relationships to gender inequality.
My Own Man (2014). This intimate, humorous, and emotional look at what it means to be a man follows filmmaker David Sampliner’s quest to overcome his manhood insecurities after he learns that he’ll be the father of a baby boy. His journey takes him on many adventures, from voice lessons and men’s groups to deer hunting and, ultimately, reconnecting with his own father.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. From “30 Rock” executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock comes this hilarious comedy series starring Ellie Kemper (“The Office,” “Bridesmaids”) as a woman who is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over as a nanny for a socialite (Jane Krakowski from “30 Rock”) in New York City. Armed with just a backpack, light-up sneakers and a couple of past due library books, she takes on a world she didn’t even know existed anymore.
Available March 7:
Archer: Season 5. Suave, sophisticated spy Archer may have the coolest gadgets, but he still has issues when it comes to dealing with his boss, who is also his mother.
Glee: Season 5. Amid relationship woes and personal attacks from a wicked cheerleading coach, a teacher fights to turn underdog glee club members into winners.
Available March 9:
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014, R). Upon learning that he has a brain aneurysm and only 90 minutes left to live, bad-tempered Brooklynite Henry Altmann (Robin Williams) embarks on a frenzied excursion all over town to mend fences with everyone he’s alienated.
Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club (2014, PG-13). A diverse group of single moms come together after an occurrence at their kids’ school and find they have more in common than they thought.
After the Fall (2014, R). Rather than reveal to his family that he’s lost his job, a family man (Wes Bentley) decides that crime is the best antidote to his financial worries.
Cesar Chavez (2014, PG-13). This biopic recounts the efforts of Cesar Chavez (Michael Pena), who served as an inspirational leader to thousands of migrant farm workers in the 1960s and ’70s.
Available March 10:
Monster High: Haunted (2015). When the ghouls of Monster High follow Spectra Vondergest one day, they discover a creeperific Ghost World. It’s up to the imperfectly perfect friends to take on ghostly forms in order to save one of their own from disappearing forever!
Available March 11:
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014, PG). This sequel to the hit animated movie finds Hiccup and Toothless the dragon exploring the island and making a shocking discovery. Will the mysterious Dragon Rider be friend or enemy to the rest of the island?
Available March 15:
3rd Rock From the Sun: Complete Series. A team of aliens is sent to Earth to probe the idiosyncrasies of human civilization, which they then report back to their boss, the Giant Big Head. John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jane Curtin star.
A Different World: Complete Series. A spinoff of “The Cosby Show,” this sitcom set at the fictional Hillman College launched with Lisa Bonet reprising her role as Denise Huxtable. By the time Bonet left the show in the second season, the solid cast had come into its own.
Marvel & ESPN Films Present: 1 of 1: Genesis (2014). This film explores the notion that superstar athletes are like real life superheroes — only without the super powers. Features Russell Wilson, Carmelo Anthony, Danica Patrick and more.
Available March 17:
You’re Not You (2014, R). An accomplished pianist (Hilary Swank) is diagnosed with the incurable disease ALS and hires a directionless young woman (Emmy Rossum) to become her fulltime caregiver. The two form a life-changing bond and inspire each other to live life to the fullest.
Dummy (2002, R). A socially inept oddball (Adrien Brody) struggling to express himself learns to communicate with the world through his dummy and the art of ventriloquism.
Available March 19:
Life Itself (2014, R). Follow Roger Ebert from his school newspaper days to his status as America’s premier film critic in this documentary drawn from his memoir.
Available March 20:
Bloodline: Season 1. This dramatic thriller explores the demons lurking beneath the surface of a contemporary American family. The Rayburns are hardworking pillars of their Florida Keys community, but when the black sheep son comes home for the 45th anniversary of his parents’ hotel, he threatens to expose the Rayburns’ dark secrets and shameful past, pushing his siblings to the limits of family loyalty.
God’s Not Dead (2014, PG). A spiritual college student clashes with an atheistic professor who insists that students will only pass his class by admitting that God is dead.
Available March 22:
Mad Men: Season 7. Set in 1960s and ’70s New York City, this series takes a peek inside an ad agency during an era when the cutthroat business had a glamorous lure. Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks and John Slattery star in this slick series created by Matthew Weiner.
Available March 23:
The November Man (2014, R). Living peacefully in Switzerland after leaving the CIA, Peter Deveraux (Pierce Brosnan) is none too pleased to be reeled in for a critical covert assignment. Soon, the resurrected spy finds himself caught in a high stakes struggle between the United States and Russia.
Available March 25:
Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1. Garfunkel and Oates follows musical comedy duo Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates) as they chase success one song at a time.
Turn: Season 1. Set in 1778, this period drama recounts the story of Abe Woodhull, an American cabbage famer obliged to begin spying on the British enemy.
Available March 27:
Trailer Park Boys: Season 9. Ricky, Julian and Bubbles, better known as the Trailer Park Boys, are back for another season of boneheaded scheming to strike it rich and get out of their Nova Scotia trailer park, despite interference from their vengeful park supervisor Jim and his shirtless toady Randy. It’s all captured by a documentary crew that doesn’t miss a moment as every plot to land themselves on easy street instead veers toward jail.
Frankie & Alice (2010, R). A multiple personality disorder pits a woman’s organic self – an African American – against her white, racist alter ego in this indie thriller. Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgard, Phylicia Rashad and Chandra Wilson star.
Available March 31:
Ask Me Anything (2014, Not Rated). Electing to take a one year break between high school and college, Katie Kampenfelt (Britt Robertson) uses part of her time to write an anonymous and highly revealing blog. But her online candor ends up backfiring in ways she never imagined.
The Man with the Iron Fists (2012, R). Combining Kung Fu action and hip hop style, this martial arts thriller relates the saga of a Chinese blacksmith caught up in a battle between clans. Russell Crowe, Rick Yune, and Lucy Liu star.
Jane Boursaw is a well-known film critic and editor-in-chief of Reel Life With Jane. All images used with permission of Netflix and the distributors.