As the film world continues to reckon with the ongoing impact of the coronavirus epidemic, festivals are scrambling to make contingency plans and movie theaters are being regarded as hotbeds of viral transmission. (In a bid to stay open, Italian cinemas recently began enforcing a rule that patrons had to sit three seats apart.)
Needless to say, streaming is about to play an even larger role in the industry than it already has, and it will be fascinating to see how the larger platforms adjust to accommodate a new kind of demand. Netflix isn’t redrawing its strategy quite yet, but the streamer’s March lineup still has plenty to offer for those who’d rather watch movies from the comfort of their own homes.
Another two Martin Scorsese masterpieces have been added to the service’s ever-expanding roster of the filmmaker’s work, while festival favorite “Crip Camp” starts the annual trickle of Sundance hits, and the anti-capitalist horror allegory “Platform” is a reminder that Netflix can be a fantastic reservoir for international gems that might otherwise fall through the cracks. Steven Soderbergh, Paul Thomas Anderson, and the late Soundcloud rapper Lil Peep round out the best of what’s on tap for the next four weeks.
Here are the seven best movies new to Netflix for March 2020.