March is going to be a big month for Netflix subscribers in India, thanks to a slate boasting some promising originals — from India and beyond, with the latter boasting several big stars — and a breadth of licensed content that has a strong critical or popular backing. The first season of Delhi Crime, the police procedural thriller from Indo-Canadian writer-director Richie Mehta, which premiered at Sundance, arrives March 22. (If you want more series content, Amazon has Made in Heaven from the makers of Gully Boy, out March 8.) And there’s the Madhuri Dixit-produced Marathi film 15 August, about the residents of a Mumbai chawl preparing for a flag-hoisting ceremony, out a week later on March 29.
Plus, the Mumbai Indians are being profiled in a docu-series that follows them through the course of the 2018 IPL season. Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians premieres March 1. That’s not the only Netflix original sports documentary in March. Formula One fans can look forward to a docu-series chronicling the 2018 F1 season in Formula 1: Drive to Survive, out March 8. And football fans will be treated to an in-depth look at World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann, who plays for France and the Spanish club Atlético Madrid, later in the month on March 21.
If you’re interested in the aforementioned big names, Netflix has an action thriller film — Triple Frontier, out March 13 — that stars Ben Affleck, Pedro Pascal, Oscar Isaac, and Charlie Hunnam. Meanwhile, Idris Elba will show up as a struggling DJ turned “manny” (a portmanteau of man and nanny) in an eight-episode comedy series called Turn Up Charlie, releasing March 15. That same day, David Fincher and Deadpool director Tim Miller’s wacky animated sci-fi anthology series Love, Death & Robots arrives on Netflix India. Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey show up in neo-noir drama Serenity, a week earlier on March 8. Doctor Strange star Chiwetel Ejiofor is turning director with Malawi-set drama The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, out March 1.
And lastly, there are a couple of big names on the stand-up specials front, as well, thanks to Jimmy Carr (March 12) and Amy Schumer (March 19). Moreover, two beloved originals — the makeover reality series Queer Eye and the sci-fi mystery series The OA — return for new seasons in March. Queer Eye season 3 drops March 15, followed by The OA season 2 on March 22.
We are not done yet, those are just the promising Netflix originals in March. The strong licensed slate features box office behemoths, terrific action flicks, milestone movies, glass ceiling-shattering entries, enjoyable animated fare, and award-winning or critically-acclaimed films. Made by or starring the likes of Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, Jordan Peele, Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt, Liam Neeson, Jeff Goldblum, Matt Damon, Michael J. Fox, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Russell Crowe, and Gal Gadot.
With that, here are our 15 picks for March 2019 that you should watch out for, and the full list of movies and TV shows coming to Netflix India after that.
The Bourne trilogy (2002–07) / March 1
Yes, it’s technically not a trilogy, we know. But the first three chapters — Identity, Supremacy, and Ultimatum — starring Matt Damon in the lead as the titular CIA assassin suffering from amnesia were so good that they changed the longest-running spy franchise of all-time: James Bond.
Jaws (1975) / March 1
After a man-eating great white shark spoils the summer holidays of some Americans, a police chief, a marine biologist, and a shark hunter set out to hunt it. Jaws not only launched Steven Spielberg into the Hollywood limelight, but it gave the industry its staple: a summer blockbuster.
Jurassic Park (1993) / March 1
It might be over 25 years old at this point but watching the very first Jurassic film — based on Michael Crichton’s novel, which he co-adapted — is a great way to remind yourself why the new series, Jurassic World, has no idea why it’s doing. Spielberg at the helm, again.
Wonder Woman (2017) / March 2
Still the only good film to come out of DC Comics’ attempt to make its own film universe à la Marvel, Wonder Woman — starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian princess — is the female superhero film the fans deserved. Shame its ending was so generic then.
Despicable Me (2010) / March 12
Likely best remembered for the tiny yellow henchmen — Minions — who have been absorbed into the Internet culture, the first chapter of this animated franchise was a romp from start to finish, as a supervillain (Steve Carell) adopts three orphans as cover for the heist of his life.
Schindler’s List (1993) / March 12
Part of Spielberg’s transition towards humanitarian themes, Schindler’s List tells the true story of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), who spent his personal fortune to save the lives of over a thousand Jewish refugees from the Holocaust. Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley co-star.
Ash vs. Evil Dead (2015–18) / March 20
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