Kiss your free time goodbye: Netflix will release more than 50 original films and TV shows this month

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The Streaming Wars continue. With the Criterion Channel still going strong in its curation of classics and art films, Disney+ a smash hit, and every special interest production company or distributor starting up their own service, consumers are flooded to the point of frustration with streamable motion picture content.

And this March, Netflix isn’t making your decisions any easier.

With continuing originals like Altered Carbon and Narcos: Mexico making their returns alongside new original content like I Am Not Okay With This, February was quiet for Netflix subscribers, but not desolate. This month the service looks to churn out some major names, hopefully to satisfy everyone, if not a little.

Notable additions include the third season of Castlevania, releasing just tomorrow, March 5th. The animation adapting Konami’s classic games has been met with a positive reception from gamers and critics, evident in its continued production. 

On March 6th, Mark Wahlberg and Winston Duke lead the buddy crime film Spenser Confidential for what looks like an Elmore Leonard-tinged romp. Later in the month, the Korean period drama (with zombies!) Kingdom returns for a second season on the 13th, with more Altered Carbon on the 19th in the form of Altered Carbon: Resleeved, a feature length animated film.

At the end of the month the third season of the Jason Bateman-led crime drama Ozark returns, in what is perhaps the biggest name of the month for Netflix. See below for the full list of titles.

March 3rd

Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL

March 5th

Castlevania: Season 3 — NETFLIX ANIME

Mighty Little Bheem: Festival of Colors — NETFLIX FAMILY

March 6th

Guilty — NETFLIX FILM

I am Jonas — NETFLIX FILM

Paradise PD: Part 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

The Protector: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Spenser Confidential — NETFLIX FILM

Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City — NETFLIX FILM

Ugly Delicious: Season 2 — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

March 8th

Sitara: Let Girls Dream — NETFLIX FILM

March 10th

Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal — NETFLIX FAMILY

Marc Maron: End Times Fun — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL

March 11th

The Circle Brazil — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Dirty Money: Season 2 — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

On My Block: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

March 12th

Hospital Playlist — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

March 13th

100 Humans — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

BEASTARS — NETFLIX ANIME

Bloodride — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Elite: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Go Karts — NETFLIX FILM

Kingdom: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Lost Girls — NETFLIX FILM

The Valhalla Murders — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Women of the Night — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

March 16th

The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY

March 17th

Bert Kreischer: Hey Big Boy — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL

Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom — NETFLIX FAMILY

March 19th

Altered Carbon: Resleeved — NETFLIX ANIME

Feel Good — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

March 20th

A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Archibald’s Next Big Thing: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY

Buddi — NETFLIX FAMILY

Dino Girl Gauko: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY

Greenhouse Academy: Season 4 — NETFLIX FAMILY

The Letter for the King — NETFLIX FAMILY

Maska — NETFLIX FILM

The Platform — NETFLIX FILM

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Ultras — NETFLIX FILM

Tiger King — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

March 23rd

Sol Levante — NETFLIX ANIME

March 25th

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Curtiz — NETFLIX FILM

The Occupant (Hogar) — NETFLIX FILM

Signs — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

YooHoo to the Rescue: Season 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY

March 26th

7SEEDS: Part 2 — NETFLIX ANIME

Unorthodox — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

March 27th

Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

The Decline — NETFLIX FILM

Dragons: Rescue Riders: Hunt for the Golden Dragon — NETFLIX FAMILY

Il processo — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Ozark: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

As an intensive filmgoer and casual TV-watcher (I haven’t even seen Chernobyl yet!) I understand that, perhaps, I’m simply not Netflix’s target audience with the barrage of foreign acquisitions and original productions the service is looking to add this month. Certainly there are movies to be seen here, but in a sea of content, nothing jumps out at me immediately. 

We’ve become so oversaturated with things to watch, it’s a struggle sometimes for the truly great little documentary or intriguing drama series to cut through the content and command an audience’s attention.

Hopefully March has some diamonds in the rough.

Netflix will release 55 new original movies and TV shows in March – here’s the full list [MSN]