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The 10 best films to watch on Netflix in March 2022

Netflix has provided a series of new Originals just two months into 2022. From tales of scammers in The Tinder Swindler and Inventing Anna to the audacious South Korean S&M flick Love & Leashes, the streaming service has helped retain audience attention with their exciting content. As we venture into the next month, Netflix has a promising set of Originals and old classics for March 2022.  

With an exciting lineup of Netflix Originals for 2022, besides a charming and promising set of Original series to arrive this year, we must acknowledge Netflix’s constant valiant efforts to add new titles to their shelves for our audio-visual pleasure.

March 2022 already seems quite exciting with the second season of Bridgerton finally arriving on the streamer to detail the romantic pursuits of the eldest Bridgerton brother, Anthony. Also coming to Netflix in March is the fight and final season of the epic war drama and Netflix’s version of Game of Thrones, The Last Kingdom

Besides this exciting line-up of upcoming series, the month will also see a variety of old films and new Originals making their way onto the shelves across all genres. Ahead of their release, we decided to give you a headstart and get your watchlist sorted. 

Here are the ten best films to watch on Netflix in March 2022: 

The 10 best films to watch on Netflix in March 2022

10. Coach Carter (Thomas Carter, 2005)

This sports biopic is based on the true story of a basketball coach in Richmond High School, Ken Carter. He made headlines in 1999 for suspending his invincible high school team for their poor academic performance to teach them a lesson about humility, respect and confidence. 

Starring Samuel L. Jackson as the coach, this poignant and realistic film is honest and sincere in telling a compelling story about true events. A story of values and redemption, the film emphasises and redefines the meaning of winning. 

The film will begin streaming on Netflix on March 1st, 2022. 

9. The Weekend Away (Kim Farrant, 2022) 

Based on Sarah Alderson’s bestselling 2020 novel, the film is an upcoming crime thriller that stars Leighton Meester and Christina Wolfe in main roles. A story of friendship, betrayal, infidelity and gruesome murder, the film will derive heavily from the book while spinning this confusing tale of manipulation, deceit and lies. 

Beth and Kate go on a girls’ trip to Croatia. After a night of drunken debauchery, one of the women disappear completely and the other becomes a suspect as she races against time to uncover the truth while battling with various demons of her own, including insecurities, marital problems, feelings and more. 

The film will begin streaming on Netflix on March 3rd, 2022. 

8. Windfall (Charlie McDowell, 2022) 

This upcoming neo-noir Hitchcockian thriller will see Lily Collins shed her bubbly persona from Emily in Paris and be involved in a sinister domestic plot, alongside Jesse Plemons, Jason Segel and others. The trailer shows an affluent couple arriving at their getaway property to find it being robbed. 

Based on a screenplay by Justin Lader and Andrew Kebin Walker, the trailer promises an intense infusion of tense moments and hilarious one-liners from Plemmons’ character who is arrogant and rich. The couple also seems to be going through certain marital problems while Plemons and Segel share some unknown yet intriguing personal history. 

The film will begin streaming on Netflix on March 18th, 2022. 

7. The Invisible Thread (Marco Simon Puccioni, 2022)

A heartwarming tale of fatherhood, parenting and family set in a gay household, the film revolves around a teenage son who decides to make a documentary debunking the various myths around sexuality and LGBTQ rights. However, he is faced with a moral dilemma when his family is on the brink of collapse with various family secrets coming to the fore and his real birth mother waltzing into the picture.  

While Puccioni is mainly known for his quintessential serious and poignant social dramas, he infuses a bit of comedy within the dramatic premise while doing away with various prejudices and stereotypes. Promising wonderful performances from the leads, this Italian Netflix Original will surely become one of our absolute favourites!  

The film will begin streaming on Netflix on March 4th, 2022.

6. Rescued by Ruby (Katt Shea, 2022)

Adorable and heartwarming as all films with animals are, the film will revolve around a beautiful relationship that blossoms between an aspiring K-9 state trooper and a shelter dog as they try and fulfil their dreams amidst a truckload of obstacles and burgeoning trust and friendship.

Starring Grant Gustin, Scot Wold and others, the film is based on the true story of two underdogs as they fight to achieve their goals. This abandoned border collie-Australian shepherd mix is reborn when she is saved from being euthanised for her “unmanageable personality”, and in turn, helps the human underdog gain faith in himself as well. 

The film will begin streaming on Netflix on March 17th, 2022. 

5. Where the Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze, 2009)

While Spike Jonze could have stuck to a full animated feature, he preferred seeing a real boy running around with wild creatures to add a hint of mystic surrealism to the film. Starring Max Records, Catherine O’Hara, Forest Whitaker and others, this depressing and poignant portrait of childhood angst, confusion and struggle make it an indelible watch. 

Jaded with his usual life, somewhat ignorant mother and other problems, a young, rambunctious boy seeks solace in his wolf costume and his land of imagination. He reaches an island that is inhabited by supernatural wild creatures and soon finds himself on a magical journey! 

The film will begin streaming on Netflix on March 1st, 2022. 

4. Against the Ice (Peter Flinth, 2022)

Based on Ejnar Mikkelsen’s book, the film provides a harrowing and true story of a Danish duo as they set out on a daunting journey to dispel America’s claims to Greenland. Recording the historic event in 1909, the film promises a dangerous journey into the unknown. 

Starring Nicolas Coster-Waldau as Mikkelsen and Joe Cole as his partner, Iver Iversen, the trailer shows snippets from the dangerous expedition while juxtaposing these terrifying images with those of Iversen and Mikkelsen having fun on sledges. Dark and gloomy, the film will venture into chronicling the effects of cold and isolation on one’s sanity despite perseverance.  

The film will begin streaming on Netflix on March 2nd, 2022. 

3. The Green Mile (Frank Darabont, 1999) 

With Michael Duncan, Tom Hanks, David Morse and others in prominent roles, this haunting and thought-provoking film is an engrossing adaptation of an eponymous Stephen King novel. With four Academy Award nominations, the film is an emotional tear-jerker that sees some of the best acting performances of the decade. 

Hanks is in charge at a penitentiary in Louisana and is overseeing death row sentences in 1935. He encounters a Black man accused of abhorrent crimes, including rape and murder. However, the man seems to possess some unbelievable powers that leave the prison guard awed and distressed. 

The film will begin streaming on Netflix on March 1st, 2022. 

2. A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984)

Freddy Kreuger is an icon in the list of horror villains. With his bladed glove, characteristic hat and freaky smirk, Kruger has haunted one and all ever since his appearance in Craven’s 1984 film. Although there have been a few reiterations of the film, Craven’s reigns as the spookiest flick in the horror-slasher genre

Kreuger is a clawed killer who haunts teenager Nancy Thompson and her group of friends in their sleep. Battling insomnia to stay alive, Thompson and her friends soon stumble upon sinister secrets from their past that had long been concealed from them by their parents. 

The film will begin streaming on Netflix on March 1st, 2022. 

1. The Adam Project (Shawn Levy, 2022) 

Starring Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Walker Scobell, Jennifer Garner,  Zoe Saldana and Billy Bob Thornton, The Adam Project is a part of one of Netflix’s biggest releases this year. An ode to the nostalgic sci-fi films, it has been compared to the likes of Back to the Future due to the element of time travel and other similarities. The film also promises quirky chemistry between Reynolds and Scobell as shown in the trailer.  

It stars Reynolds as the titular Adam who reunites with his former self during a spaceship accident while looking for his lost lover. Together, they travel back in time to seek answers from their dead father, portrayed by a jaded Ruffalo. The film trailer launched at the Super Bowl this year and has already generated quite the buzz among fans. 

The film will begin streaming on Netflix on March 11th, 2022.