Looking for binge-worthy Netflix shows? Here’s what to watch this March if you’re planning on staying in and chilling
We’re back with the best of binge TV for March! The flavour of the month is deep, dark, and moody indie vibes. Here’s what to watch on Netflix in March.
1. All the Bright Places (Netflix Original)
Elle Fanning and Justice Smith shine in this tale of two lost souls dealing with their own trauma and past troubles. Violet (Fanning) has been struggling with the aftermath of her sister’s death, and as a result has withdrawn from her peers and society in general. When their class is given a project about ‘wandering’ to different sites in Indiana, her classmate Theodore (Smith) sees this as an opportunity to get to know her and encourage her to seek new experiences again.
What Netflix sells as a typical rom-com trope is layered with much deeper issues about grief and mental health adding a new dimension to the story. Based on the book of the same name by Jennifer Niven, All The Bright Places is a story worth exploring.
2. I Am Not Okay With This (Netflix Original)
Fans of the 2017 reboot of ‘It’ will undoubtedly recognise stand-out star, Sophia Lillis, as the emotionally wrought lead, Sydney in ‘I Am Not Okay With This’. As if dealing with the passing of her father, the day-to-day hell of high school, her patronising guidance counsellor, and her best friend’s garbage new boyfriend wasn’t enough, turns out Sydney has some telekinesis issues to contend with too.
This is a coming-of-age story like no other, and it drips with dry humour, charm and vintage horror vibes – you don’t need to be a film expert to notice the Carrie-inspired opening shot either.
3. Lost Girls
Available from March 13
When Mari Gilbert’s daughter Shannon goes missing, she’ll stop at nothing to find the truth about what happened. Based on Robert Kolker’s best-selling exposé, this Sundance darling follows the torturous journey of a mother looking for answers amongst police bias, rumours and hard truths. Mari’s own investigation, played by Amy Ryan, forces law enforcement to take the lives, and deaths, of several missing sex workers in Long Island, seriously.
This one is worth a watch for the emotional performances alone. Amy Ryan delivers a fierce and heart-breaking story with the support of some exceptional talent.
4. Ozark: Season Three
Available from March 27
If you’re looking for something to sink your teeth into – to whittle your weekends away and blame your late nights on – Ozark Season 3 has its release date on the horizon – which means you’ve got just over three weeks to catch up on this broody drama about family, relationships and money laundering.
Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) launders money for the ‘second largest drug cartel in Mexico’. He soon finds out his business partner has been ‘skimming a little off the top’ when he and his girlfriend turn up dead.
Follow the Byrdes as they relocate to Ozark, Missouri and attempt to repay their debts to the cartel with mixed results.
5. Studio Ghibli
For something a little more magical to watch on Netflix in March, the second wave of Studio Ghibli films will be available to watch this month, adding Spirited Away and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya to the line-up. Perfect for getting lost in a world of make-believe Japanese art and cartoons.
So, who’s investing in some more loungewear?
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