Pictured: This is where I leave you, Luther: The Fallen Sun and Kick-Ass 2

A new month means another batch of movies coming to Netflix, and if you’re looking for the best of the best, we’ve narrowed down our 8 favorite (or most anticipated in some cases) movie releases of March 2023.

As with all of our recent movie roundups (like the one we did for February 2023), we’ll split this list of recommendations into two halves. We’ll start first with Netflix Original movies coming globally (unless otherwise noted) and then focus on licensed movies coming specifically to the United States.

Want to see the full list of what’s coming up in March 2023? Consult our complete program of the month.

Best Netflix Original Movies Coming in March 2023

Luther: the fallen sun

Coming to Netflix: March 10th

Idris Elba is back dressed as John Luther, who has unfinished business.

Directed by Jamie Payne, we will see Luther searching for one of the most gruesome serial killers London has ever seen, and our former detective will do anything to stop him.

Unfortunately, you will not be able to watch the series. luther on Netflix ahead of release, but we suspect they’ll do an excellent job of bringing you up to speed on the film’s opening moments.

murder mystery 2

Coming to Netflix: March 31st

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston return for the murder mystery comedy as Nick and Audrey Spitz, respectively.

Now full-time detectives, the Spitzes are struggling to get their agency off the ground, but after being invited to a wedding, they discover a case falls back into their hands.

Mark Strong, Mélanie Laurent, Jodie Turner-Smith, John Kani and Adeel Akhtar appear in the Netflix sequel.

The Wizard’s Elephant

Coming to Netflix: March 17

Coming from Netflix’s newly acquired animation studio Animal Logic, The Wizard’s Elephant is the adaptation of the novel by Kate DiCamillo.

The story of the animated film is about an orphan boy who is told by a fortune teller that an elephant will help him find his lost sister.

Among the voice cast in the film are Brian Tyree Henry, Natasha Demetriou and Mandy Patinkin.

We’ve seen screeners for the film and sadly can’t report our thoughts just yet, but we can say that if this is what Animal Logic will produce for Netflix in the future, we have a lot to be excited about. for.

kill boksoon

Coming to Netflix: March 31st

Netflix’s Korean movie production has really stepped up so far in 2023 with two successful releases so far in the form of unlocked and JUNG_E.

Coming from the same director as The Merciless and king maker, kill boksoon follows a renowned assassin leading a double life as a single mother of a teenage daughter.

The cast of the film includes Jeon Do-yeon, Sol Kyung-guy, and Kim Si-a.

The best licensed movies coming to Netflix US in March 2023

The Hangover Trilogy

Coming to Netflix: March 1

the hangover movies netflix

Image: Warner Bros.

It’s always nice when Netflix gets a full collection of movies and that will be the case with two franchises in March 2023 with the best ones, in our opinion, being The Hangover movies (the other being the Riddick franchise coming mid-month).

From 2009 to 2013, the Hangover trilogy of movies, all directed by Todd Phillips, have become iconic with so many noteworthy moments.

For those unfamiliar, the first Hangover movie is about three friends who wake up the night after a wild event in Las Vegas with very little recollection of the night before and have to retrace their steps to find out exactly what they did. .

kick ass 2

Coming to Netflix: March 16

Sadly, Millarworld on Netflix has yet to deliver much content with only one canceled show and one admittedly pretty decent anime released so far.

Fortunately, we will get the second Kick ass movie in the middle of the month and while it’s not as good as the first one, it’s still a fun comedy.

Jeff Wadlow directs with Chloë Grace Moretz as the Hit Girl and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kick-Ass.

dragged across the concrete (2018)

Coming to Netflix: March 16

Mel Gibson’s movies always do well in the top 10 on Netflix, so you’ll be pleased to know that one of his recent movies in which he teamed up with Vince Vaughn and Tory Kittles hit Netflix in the middle of the month.

The slow, methodical, precise and often brutal film tells the story of two police detectives who find themselves suspended, descend into the criminal underworld and find more of what they want in the shadows.

He comes from Lionsgate Films and the director of bone tomahawk and Fight in cell block 99.

This is where I leave you

Coming to Netflix: March 2

From Warner Bros. is the 9-year-old comedy ensemble featuring the talents of Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Drive, Rose Bryne, Corey Stole, Kathryn Hahn and many other household names.

Directed by Shawn Levy (now working with Netflix on a wide variety of projects), the comedy-drama tells the story of four grown siblings who return to their childhood home and live under the same roof for a week.

the hollywood reporter called the film a «foul-mouthed comedy with just enough exasperation, aggravation, longstanding grievances, and moments of family stress that it takes me out of here to strike a chord with anyone who has had to endure large clan gatherings that could have lasted a while.» little too long

What movie are you looking forward to watching on Netflix in March? Let us know in the comments.