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The 14 Best Things Coming to Netflix in March 2024

It’s a super spring at the super streamer, with big-budget thrillers, live sports, absorbing docs, indie charmers … and Lindsay Lohan!


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Adam Sandler stars in “Spaceman.”
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While other media giants seem to be scaling back on their streaming content, Netflix keeps reaching for the skies (literally) with this month’s big-budget sci-fi thriller 3 Body Problem and the indie-style Spaceman, starring Adam Sandler. The streamer dips a sneakered toe into live sports with a high-profile tennis match and gives us all the St. Paddy’s Day vibes with a new Lindsay Lohan rom-com. It’s a blooming March at Netflix: Here are the 14 best things to watch this month.

Coming March 1

Spaceman, R

Johan Renck, 57, the filmmaker behind the Emmy-winning HBO series Chernobyl, here tackles an ambitious adaptation of a novel about an astronaut (Adam Sandler, 57) sent on a six-month solo mission to the edge of the solar system. He battles not only loneliness but also guilt about his fractured relationship with his wife (Carey Mulligan). There are surprises aplenty here, from the mysterious creature he encounters (voiced by Paul Dano) to the fact that the astronaut is played by Sandler in a rare dramatic role.

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Coming March 3

Nadal vs. Alcaraz: The Netflix Slam

Netflix is diving into the live sports arena with this one-off match between the two top-ranked Spaniards in pro tennis. Rafael Nadal, the veteran with 22 Grand Slam titles, will serve it up with Carlos Alcaraz, the 20-year-old upstart who’s already won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. The Las Vegas showdown will livestream at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.

Coming March 5

The Program: Cons, Cults, and Kidnapping

In this three-part docuseries, filmmaker Katherine Kubler revisits her teenage trauma at the Academy at Ivy Ridge, a now-shuttered boarding school in upstate New York that pitched itself as a rehabilitation program for troubled youth. She uncovers a global network of similarly troubled programs that resort to coercive marketing, psychological torture and physical abuse.

Coming March 7

The Gentlemen, Season 1

Director Guy Ritchie, 55, revisits the world of The Gentlemen, his stylish 2019 gangster film starring Matthew McConaughey, 54, that tanked at the box office despite decent reviews. In this spin-off series, Theo James (The White Lotus) stars as the estranged son of a duke who gets caught up with a cannabis kingpin played by veteran baddie Ray Winstone, 67. Expect some well-tailored cufflinks with Ritchie’s usual fisticuffs.

Coming March 8

Damsel (2024)

Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) plays a princess who doesn’t need a prince to rescue her when she’s tossed into a pit as a sacrificial lamb for a fire-breathing dragon. Instead, she rolls up her puffy sleeves and fights off the dragon, the imposing terrain, and her nasty royal in-laws (led by Robin Wright, 57).

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Coming March 11

Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War

Three years after his docuseries Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror, filmmaker Brian Knappenberger examines the history of the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. The nine-part series looks at the tensions between the two nuclear superpowers, including the rise of Vladimir Putin after the USSR’s collapse in the 1990s.

Coming March 14

Girls5Eva (Season 3)

After two seasons on Peacock, the members of the ’90s girl group have taken their one-hit-wonder-fueled drama to Netflix for a well-deserved third season (you can also catch up on the first two seasons on the streamer). This time, the quarrelsome foursome board a van for a comeback tour — without a manager or venues secured (but a documentary crew thankfully recording all the hijinks).

Coming March 14

Irish Wish

Lindsay Lohan is back on Netflix in a rom-com about a woman who agrees to be a bridesmaid at her best friend’s wedding to her longtime crush in the magical country of Ireland. But when she makes a wish for true love at some Blarney Stone–like spot, she suddenly wakes up as the bride-to-be. Is this really her destiny — or could the cynical wedding photographer (Ed Speleers) put her real feelings into focus?

Coming March 21

3 Body Problem (Season 1)

Netflix has bet big, very big, on this sci-fi mystery series based on a 2008 trilogy by Chinese author Liu Cixin, 60. Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff, 53, and D.B. Weiss, 52, who have a $200 million deal with the streamer, teamed with True Blood alum Alexander Woo on the mega-budget project — which touches on the mysterious deaths of the world’s top scientists, virtual-reality headsets that produce bizarro images of the past, and an imminent alien invasion of Earth. It’s heady, brain-stumping stuff. Let’s hope we don’t need footnotes or a crash course on late-20th-century Chinese history to follow the goings-on.

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Coming March 22

Shirley, PG-13

Oscar winner Regina King, 53, has generated plenty of advance buzz for her role as Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress. John Ridley’s biopic, which also stars Lance Reddick, Terrence Howard, 54, and Lucas Hedges, focuses on her historic long-shot bid for the presidency in 1972.

Coming March 26

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Dave Attell: Hot Cross Buns

Dave Attell, the curmudgeonly comic best known as the host of Comedy Central’s Insomniac with Dave Attell in the early 2000s, returns with a new stand-up set about the perils of bachelorhood as he nears 60. “What does real loneliness look like?” he asks at one point. “Your own reflection in a microwave door.”

Coming March 28

Ronja the Robber’s Daughter

This live-action series, based on the story by Pippi Longstocking creator Astrid Lindgren, follows a rebellious girl raised by a gang of robbers in medieval Scandinavia who discovers a forest full of mysterious and magical creatures. The first six episodes are available this month, with a second batch due later this year.

Coming March 29

The Beautiful Game, PG-13

Since its launch in 2001, the Homeless World Cup has drawn 1.2 million unhoused athletes to participate in soccer matches in 70 countries around the globe. This fact-based film follows the British team’s coach (played by Bill Nighy, 74) and his talented but troubled striker (Micheal Ward) as they prepare for the big tournament in Rome.

Coming March 29

The Wages of Fear, Unrated

It’s stunning that it’s taken 70 years to produce a legitimate remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s classic action film about four desperate men who sign on to a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with explosive nitroglycerin across a bumpy path through South American mountains. In this new French-language update, director Julien Leclercq ups the tension by adding a 24-hour time limit to the mission. I can already feel the marks I’ll be leaving in my armrests.

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