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.
Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
Castlevania: Season 3 — NETFLIX ANIME
Mighty Little Bheem: Festival of Colors — NETFLIX FAMILY
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
Sitara: Let Girls Dream — NETFLIX FILM
Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal — NETFLIX FAMILY
Marc Maron: End Times Fun — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
The Circle Brazil — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dirty Money: Season 2 — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
On My Block: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Hospital Playlist — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
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
The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Bert Kreischer: Hey Big Boy — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom — NETFLIX FAMILY
Altered Carbon: Resleeved — NETFLIX ANIME
Feel Good — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
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
Sol Levante — NETFLIX ANIME
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
7SEEDS: Part 2 — NETFLIX ANIME
Unorthodox — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
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.