Netflix may be losing such classics as “Cool Runnings,” “Seven” and “Dumb and Dumber” come March, but the premium streaming service will be gaining a handful of new titles throughout the month in return, from fan favorites like “Teen Witch” to acclaimed Oscar nominees such as “How To Train Your Dragon 2” and “Finding Neverland.” As always, the roster of new Netflix additions should please casual moviegoers and cinephiles alike. Check out the over 20 new titles coming to the streaming library in March below, plus Indiewire’s personal picks on what to stream.
“Patch Adams” (1998)
“The Brothers Grimm” (2005)
“Teen Witch” (1989)
“Mercy Rule” (2014)
“Monster High: 13 Wishes” (2013)
“Monster High: Ghouls Rule” (2012)
“Rules of Engagement” (2000)
Before Johnny Depp turned exclusively to big budget blockbusters like “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Alice in Wonderland” and three “Pirates of the Caribbean” sequels, the actor earned an Oscar nomination for his soulful turn as “Peter Pan” author J.M. Barrie. Directed by Marc Foster and co-starring a radiant Kate Winslet, “Finding Neverland” balances sentimentality with resonant human drama and tragedy. It’s as poignant as tearjerkers get.
“Food Chains” (2014)
The follow-up to 2012’s ambitious anthology film, “The ABC’s of Death 2” is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters with productions spanning from Brazil to Britain and everywhere in between. Featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film, including Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado, Alejandro Brugue and more, the sequel is made up of shorts that represent each letter of the alphabet, with directors getting free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and at times confrontational, the sequel is another global celebration of next generation horror filmmaking.
“Aziz Ansari Live From Madison Square Garden” (2015)
“My Own Man” (2014)
“The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” (2014)
“Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club” (2014)
“After the Fall” (2014)
“Cesar Chavez” (2014)
“Monster High: Haunted” (2015)
The smash sequel to the 2010 blockbuster may have lost the Oscar for Best Animated Feature to Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” but this DreamWorks Animations adventure is a rousing, gorgeously-rendered thrill ride perfect for the entire family. The lovable duo of Hiccup and Toothless return with new discoveries this go around, including Hiccup’s long lost mother and a new sinister threat from a madman who wants to conquer the world. The climactic set piece may get intense for young viewers, but this high soaring adventure shouldn’t be missed. It represents the best of what sequels can be.
“Marvel & ESPN Films Present: 1 of 1: Genesis” (2014)
“You’re Not You” (2014)
Steve James’ remarkable “Life Itself” may have missed out on an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature, but this stirring two hour portrait of esteemed film critic Roger Ebert was one of the very best non-fiction features of 2014. Recounting the rise of Ebert’s staggering success and featuring unprecedented access into his final months battling cancer, “Life Itself” is as much an ode to movie history as it is a testament to the human spirit. Headed by the brave and fearless Chaz Ebert, “Life Itself” packs an emotional wallop you won’t soon forget.
“God’s Not Dead” (2014)
“November Man” (2014)
“Frankie & Alice” (2010)
“Ask Me Anything” (2014)
“The Man With the Iron Fists” (2012)
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