Seniors can look forward to several new series and films coming in March 2023 to Netflix. Here are some of the more promising new series coming to Netflix in March, in order of their premiere dates.
MH370: The Plane That Disappeared – March 8
Premiering March 8 is MH370: The Plane That Disappeared. This is a three-part Netflix documentary about the shocking and puzzling disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Marcy 8, 2014. The documentary explores the theories of who or what is responsible for the disappearance of the plane and the loss of its 239 passengers and crew.
IMDB Rating – There are no IMDB ratings yet for MH370.
The official Netflix site for the film is: https://www.netflix.com/title/81307163. Below is a preview.
Luther – The Fallen Sun – March 10
Premiering March 10, Luther – The Fallen Sun brings Idris Elba back as the brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther. Luther breaks out of prison to hunt down a sadistic serial killer who is terrorizing London.
Luther – The Fallen Sun was released as a standalone film to theatres in the UK in February. It has an IMDB Rating of 7.1 but with a small number of reviews.
A typical review is: “Unfortunately the first half felt very uninspired … I’d seen all of this a million times before. It may have worked with a director who was willing to take more risks. That being said, the second half becomes much more intense and grand scale and I was fully immersed. Overall I’d give it a 7.5.”
The film is a sequel to the 2010-2019 series, Luther, which you can view on BritBox.
The official Netflix site for the film is: https://www.netflix.com/title/81280035. Below is a preview.
The Night Agent – March 23
Premiering March 23, Night Agent stars Gabriel Basso as a low-level FBI agent who works in the basement of the White House, manning a phone that never rings until the night it does. He finds himself immersed in a conspiracy that leads all the way to the Oval Office.
IMDB Rating – There are no IMDB ratings yet for Night Agent.
The official Netflix site for the film is: https://www.netflix.com/title/81450827. Below is a preview.
Murder Mystery 2 – March 31
Premiering March 31, Murder Mystery 2 reunites Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston as a husband-wife team of amateur detectives.
Four years after solving their first murder mystery, Nick and Audrey Spitz (Sandler and Aniston) are now full-time detectives struggling to get their private eye agency off the ground. They travel to a friend’s wedding on a private island but the groom is kidnapped and held for ransom. Each glamorous guest, family member, and the bride herself is a suspect. MURDER MYSTERY 2 sends Nick and Audrey Spitz on a high-stakes case that finally gives them everything they’ve ever dreamed of: a shot at their detective agency finally becoming successful … and their long-awaited trip to Paris.
A typical IMDB review of Murder Mystery 1 was: “I found this movie very enjoyable it has an Agatha Christie vibe to it Adam Aandler and Jennifer Aniston have great chemistry it’s worth a watch.”
The official Netflix site for the film is: https://www.netflix.com/title/81212842 Below is a preview.
Movies Coming to Netflix in March
Here are some of the top movies coming to Netflix in March, and selected trailers.
Out of Africa – March 1
Out of Africa is a 1985 epic romance starring Meryl Streep as a plantation owner in early 20th century Kenya, and Robert Redford as her lover, a pilot and big game hunter. The film is loosely based on the 1937 autobiographical book Out of Africa written by Isak Dinesen (the pseudonym of Danish author Karen Blixen). It was produced and directed by Sydney Pollack. Out of Africa won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. Out of Africa has a 7.1 IMDB Rating.
The official Netflix site for the film is: https://www.netflix.com/title/60000019
Seven Years in Tibet – March 1
Seven Years in Tibet is a 1997 war and adventure drama starring Brad Pitt as mountain climber who becomes friends with the Dalai Lama during the takeover of Tibet by China beginning in 1944.
The film received mixed reviews. Critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times acclaimed the film generally, stating that “Seven Years in Tibet is an ambitious and beautiful movie with much to interest the patient viewer, but it makes the common mistake of many films about travelers and explorers: It is more concerned with their adventures than with what they discover.”
The official Netflix site for the film is: https://www.netflix.com/title/1179053 Below is a preview.
Sleepless in Seattle – March 1
Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron and starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The film follows a journalist (Ryan) who, despite being newly engaged, becomes enamored with a recently widowed architect (Hanks), when the latter’s son calls in to a talk radio program requesting a new partner for his grieving father. The film features an ensemble supporting cast including Bill Pullman, Ross Malinger, Rob Reiner, Rosie O’Donnell, Gaby Hoffman, Victor Garber, Rita Wilson, Barbara Garrick, and Carey Lowell.
Sleepless in Seattle received positive reviews, with critics praising Hanks and Ryan’s performances and chemistry in the lead roles. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times said the film was “as ephemeral as a talk show, as contrived as the late show, and yet so warm and gentle I smiled the whole way through.”
Sleepless in Seattle has a 6.8 rating on IMDB.
The official Netflix site for the film is: https://www.netflix.com/title/973331 Below is a preview.
The Other Boleyn Girl – March 1
The Other Boleyn Girl is a 2008 historical romantic drama starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana. It is a fictionalized account of the lives of 16th-century aristocrats Mary Boleyn, one-time mistress of King Henry VIII, and her sister, Anne, who became the monarch’s ill-fated second wife.
The Other Boleyn Girl received mixed reviews. Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle said, “This in an enjoyable movie with an entertaining angle on a hard-to-resist period of history … Portman’s performance, which shows a range and depth unlike anything she’s done before, is the No. 1 element that tips The Other Boleyn Girl in the direction of a recommendation … [She] won’t get the credit she deserves for this, simply because the movie isn’t substantial enough to warrant proper attention.”
The Other Boleyn Girl has a 6.7 rating on IMDB.
The official Netflix site for the film is https://www.netflix.com/title/70083114 Below is a preview.