What's new on Netflix UK for March 2021

Netflix Marches on

by Andy Bassett
Movies & TV News


What's new on Netflix UK for March 2021

March is going to be quite a battleground for the established streaming services with Disney rolling out a new Marvel TV series plus its latest animated feature on premium streaming and Amazon Prime debuting a long awaited Eddie Murphy sequel. So what will the Streaming Daddy bring to the March party to put the pipsqueaks in their place?

Updated 15-Feb-2021: Last Chance U: Basketball S1 (10th Mar) - Paradise PD S2: part 2 (12th Mar)

Updated 16-Feb-2021: Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (1st Mar) - The One S1 (12th Mar)

Updated 19-Feb-2021: She Dies Tomorrow (10th Mar) - Coven of Sisters (11th Mar) - The Block Island Sound (11th Mar) - Love Alarm S2 (12th Mar) - Pet Sematary (12th Mar) - The Sisters Brothers (12th Mar) - The Nun (14th Mar) - The Lost Pirate Kingdom (15th Mar) - Simply Black (17th Mar) - Under Suspicion: Uncovering the Wesphael Case (17th Mar) - B: The Beginning (18th Mar) - Deadly Illusion (18th Mar) - Skylines (18th Mar)

Updated 24-Feb-2021: Ghostbusters 1984 (1st Mar) - Steel Magnolias (1st Mar) - Into the Wild (12th Mar) - Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (17th Mar) - Formula 1: Drive to Survive S3 (19th Mar) - Molly's Game (19th Mar) - Crazy Rich Asians (22nd Mar) - A Week Away (26th Mar) - Nailed It!: Double Trouble (26th Mar) - The Irregulars S1 (26th Mar) - Dirty Dancing (31st Mar) - The Girl on the Train (31st Mar) - Eighth Grade (TBC)

Updated 26-Feb-2021: DOTA: Dragon's Blood (25th Mar)

As we take a look at some of the major content coming to Netflix UK, it’s always worth bearing in mind that although we’ve tried to be as UK specific as possible, streaming dates can change, content can sometimes be territory specific and shows can even get changed by Netflix itself.

Make sure you come back too as we’ll be updating the article when more films and TV shows get announced.


3rd March

Moxie (2021, Netflix Original Film, Comedy, Drama. Josie Totah, Josephine Langford, Marcia Gay Harden, Clarke Gregg, Dir. Amy Poehler) 

Fed up with the sexist and toxic status quo at her high school, a shy 16-year-old finds inspiration from her mother's rebellious past and anonymously publishes a 'zine that sparks a school-wide, coming-of-rage revolution.

Amy Poehler had her directorial debut with Netflix’s Wine Country in 2019 and will be returning for her second feature film, an adaptation of the novel written by Jennifer Mathieu.

4th March

Pacific Rim: The Black (2021, S1, Netflix Original Anime)

Australia has been overrun by the giant creatures known as Kaiju. Left behind after the evacuation, a teenage boy and his younger sister search for their parents using a battered, long-abandoned Jaeger, teaching themselves to pilot the huge weapon in order to give them even the slightest hope of surviving.

Based on the two live action Pacific Rim movies, the series is produced by American company Legendary Television and animated by Japanese studio Polygon Pictures.

5th March

Sentinelle (2020, Netflix Original Film, Action, International: France. Olga Kurylenko, Marilyn Lima, Michel Nabokoff)

Transferred home after a traumatizing combat mission in Syria , Klara, a highly trained French soldier returns home to spend time with her sister and mother and rebuild her life. But one evening, after a visit to a nightclub, her sister is attacked and left for dead. Klara is determined to use her lethal skills to hunt down those responsible and finds herself facing off against the son of a powerful Russian oligarch.

10th March

Dealer (Netflix Original Limited Series, International: France)

Found footage drama in which music video director Franck is shown to have inadvertently stumbled upon an unfolding gang war when he is sent to film drug dealer and wannabe rap star, Tony. 

12th March

Yes Day (2021, Netflix Original Film, Jennifer Garner, June Diane Raphael, Jenna Ortega, Edgar Ramírez, Dir. Miguel Arteta)

Tired of constantly screaming ‘No’ to their three kids, Allison and Carlos decide to give "yes day" a go, where for 24 hours the kids make the rules. Little do they know that they'll be going on a whirlwind adventure around Los Angeles, that will bring the family closer to each other than ever before.

Based upon the children's book of the same name by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld, Yes Day has a premise (and title) thematically close enough to Jim Carrey’s Yes Man to get a lawyer’s litigation nerve twitching suggestively but far away enough temporally (Yes Man was 2008) to have the urge pass after a sit down and a cup of tea.

19th March

Sky Rojo (2021, S1, Netflix Original Series. International: Spain)

Crime drama which sees exotic dancers Coral, Wendy and Gina go on the run in search of freedom while being chased by Romeo, their pimp, and his henchmen. As the women embark on a frantic, chaotic journey during which they face dangers of all kinds and live every second as if it were their last, their friendship grows stronger and they discover that together they are more resilient and have better options to recover and rebuild their lives.

26th March 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2020, S7)

Comedy series following the exploits of Det. Jake Peralta and his diverse, quirky colleagues as they police the NYPD's 99th Precinct. Season 7 starts with Captain Holt struggling with his demotion to beat duties and Jake and Amy thinking about starting a family.

Initially a Fox property, Brooklyn Nine Nine suffered from cancellation after 5 seasons and was resurrected by NBC (who had initially passed on the very first run) following fans' social media outcry. The upcoming eighth season was recently announced as the last and the final set of 10 episodes will bring the much loved comedy show to an end. Season 8 won't premiere before 2022 since it has been largely re-written to reflect society’s concerns over police brutality with four ready-to-go episodes ditched. 

Showrunner Dan Goor released a statement: "Ending the show was a difficult decision, but ultimately, we felt it was the best way to honour the characters, the story and our viewers. I know some people will be disappointed it’s ending so soon, but honestly, I’m grateful it lasted this long. Title of my sex tape.”

Also streaming

1st March

Banyuki (2009) - Filmed stage performance in which an innocent man seeks revenge after breaking free of the prison he was held in for ten years. Japanese period drama.

Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (2021, Netflix Original Documentary) - Added 16-Feb-2021

Christopher Wallace, AKA The Notorious B.I.G., remains one of Hip-Hop’s icons, and this new documentary celebrates his life via rare behind-the-scenes footage and the testimonies of his closest friends and family.

In the words of his mother, “This will be the first documentary to focus on the experiences of my son’s life rather than the circumstances of his death. It is a celebration of who he was and where he came from.”

Connected (2018) - Musical documentary about DJ Hernan Cattaneo and his four night run at Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colon.

Do You Like Brahms? (2020, S1) - Korean drama series about the life and loves of classical music students.

Ghostbusters (1984, Action, Comedy, Fantasy. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Dir. Ivan Reitman) - Added 24-Feb-2021

Classic supernatural comedy which sees three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Soon a plethora of encounters show that the Ghostbusters are needed to save the world from the imminent arrival of the demon Gozer.

How to Be Really Bad (2018, German fantasy-comedy) - Bored with life in the underworld, the Devil’s daughter makes a deal with dad that if she can convert a good soul to evil, she can stay on Earth forever.

LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom (2019, animated short) -  Can Spidey halt Venom and the Green Goblin’s latest villainy?

Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011) - MMA action drama directed by and starring Spawn himself, Michael Jai White.  

Seven Souls in the Skull Castle (2013, Action, Drama, Romance) - In 16th Century Feudal Japan, steps to unify the country are opposed by a blood thirsty madman.

What's new on Netflix UK for March 2021
Seven Souls in the Skull Castle is on Netflix UK in March 2021

Something Borrowed (2011, Comedy Drama) - Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiancé 

Steel Magnolias (1989, Comedy, Drama, Romance. Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah, Julia Roberts, Dir. Herbert Ross) - Added 24-Feb-2021

A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.

Sword Art Online (2018, S3, Anime) - In the year 2022, thousands of people get trapped in a new virtual MMORPG and a lone wolf player, Kirito, works to escape.

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online (2018, S1) - Anime spin -off. When college student Karen takes up Gun Gale Online and gets a reputation as the Pink Demon, she receives an invitation to join Squad Jam.

The Promised Neverland (2019, S1, Anime) - Dark tale about three gifted children attempting to escape their orphanage after they discover its sinister purpose.

Trial By Fire (2018, True Life, Drama) - The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.

2nd March

Word Party (2021, S5, Netflix Original Children’s Series) - Jim Henson Company series for per-schoolers which helps kids with vocabulary with help from five animal friends. 

3rd March

The Great Communist Bank Robbery (2004, True Crime Documentary) - In 1959, in Romania, six former members of the secret police organised a hold up of the National Bank. After their arrest, the state forced them to play themselves in a film which reconstructed the crime and the investigation. At the end of their trial, filmed live, they are sentenced to death and executed. A month later, the film reconstruction was released and became a sensation throughout the country.

Murder Among the Mormons (2021, Netflix Limited Series) - True crime docuseries about a series of deadly pipe bombings in 1985 that rocked the Mormon Church to its core.

4th March

The Art of Self Defense (2019, Action, Comedy) - Jessie Eisenberg plays a timid accountant who enrols in a local dojo to learn how to defend himself after he is attacked in the street. However, the sensei appears to have other plans for him.

5th March

The Best of Enemies (2019, True Life, Drama, Period) - In 1971, Durham, North Carolina, outspoken civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against local Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis, over the issue of school integration. The incredible events that unfolded would change both their lives forever.  

City of Ghosts (S1, Netflix Original Children’s Animated Series) - Meet the Ghost Club! Led by a young girl, the gang travels all over Los Angeles on adventures, solving problems and learning about the city’s history… by interviewing the local ghosts.  

What's new on Netflix UK for March 2021
City of Ghosts S1 on Netflix UK in March 2021

Nevanke: Breaking the Silence (Netflix Limited Series) - Crime docuseries chronicling Nevenka Fernandez as she speaks out about her report of her sexual harassment of 2000, and the backlash she faced from a chauvinistic society.

8th March

Bombay Begums (2021, S1) - Set in contemporary urban India, five women, across generations, wrestle with desire, ethics, ambitions and vulnerabilities to find own their places in the world.

Bombay Rose (2019, Animation, Drama, Romance) - A romance set on the streets of a chaotic and beautiful Bombay as Kamala and Salim pursue their quest for love.

9th March

The Houseboat (S1, Netflix Original Series) - German docu-series about a group of friends renovating a dilapidated house boat.

10th March

Last Chance U: Basketball (2021, S1, Netflix Original Docu Series) - Added 15-Feb-2021
The first 5 seasons of Last Chance U took an Emmy award winning look at the intense world of junior college football, chronicling the stories of some of the disadvantaged players for whom football is the only way forward. 

Now the documentary series switches sports to the basketball hardwood of the East Los Angeles JUCO, focussing on the young players who hope to fulfill major college potential and the dedicated coach who hopes to get them there.

What's new on Netflix UK for March 2021
Last Chance U: Basketball S1 is on Netflix UK in March 2021

She Dies Tomorrow (2020, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy. Kate Lyn Sheil, Jane Adams, Kentucker Audley, Dir. Amy Seimetz) - Added 19-Feb-2021

After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amy’s careful life begins to unravel. As her delusions of certain death become contagious to those around her, Amy and her friends’ lives spiral out of control in a tantalizing descent into madness. 

11th March

Coven of Sisters (2020, Netflix Original Film, Drama, Thriller, Period. International: Spain) - Added 19-Feb-2021

Basque Country, 1609. The men of the region are at sea and Amaia takes part for the first time in the nightly dances in the woods with the other villager girls. At dawn, they are all arrested and must make some desperate choices to survive the accusations of practicing witchcraft.

The Block Island Sound (2020, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Chris Sheffield, Michaela McManus, Neville Archambault, Dirs. Kevin McManus, Matthew McManus) - Added 19-Feb-2021

Something lurks off the coast of Block Island, silently influencing the behavior of fisherman, Tom Lynch. After suffering a series of violent outbursts, he unknowingly puts his family in grave danger.

12th March

Into the Wild (2007, True Life, Drama Adventure. Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Dir Sean Penn) - Added 24-Feb-2021

After graduating, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, he encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Love Alarm (2021, S2, Netflix Original Series, International: Korea) - Added 19-Feb-2021

Do you trust the app or your own heart? Long awaited return of the Korean rom-com which takes place in a world where an app alerts people if someone in the vicinity likes them.

Paradise PD (2021, Netflix Original Animated Series, S2: part 2) - Added 15-Feb-2021

Paradise PD follows a small-town police department where crime is rampant and the police are seriously incompetent. The horny, cowardly, feckless and under qualified law enforcers present such an array of personality glitches and proclivities that almost everybody will be offended at some point. Which is good?

The latest batch of 12 episodes is confusingly labelled as Season 3, Part 3 or Season 2: part 2 depending on your PR source.

What's new on Netflix UK for March 2021
Paradise PD S2: part2 is on Netflix UK in March 2021

Pet Sematary (2019, Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Dirs. Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer) - Added 19-Feb-2021

Second movie version of Stephen King’s tale about a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods. After relocating with his wife and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine Dr. Louis Creed turn to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall, when tragedy strikes, setting off a terrifying chain of events.

What's new on Netflix UK for March 2021
Pet Sematary is on Netflix UK in March 2021

The One (2021, S1, Netflix Original Series) - Added 16-Feb-2021

A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. But even soul mates have secrets and is true love now just another corporate commodity?

Based on the novel by John Marrs and written by Misfits creator Howard Overman, this appears to be very much in the same vein as Soulmates which premiered on Amazon Prime Video during February 2021 - so no love lost between the two streamers then!

What's new on Netflix UK for March 2021
The One is on Netflix UK in March 2021

The Sisters Brothers (2018, Crime, Drama, Western. John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal,  Dir. Jacques Audiard) - Added 19-Feb-2021

In 1850s Oregon, Eli and Charlie Sisters, infamous sibling assassins, are hired to kill a gold prospector who has stolen from their boss. 

14th March 

The Nun (2018, Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Dir. Corin Hardy) - Added 19-Feb-2021

This spin off from The Conjuring series of horror films sees a priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force that takes the form of a demonic nun.

What's new on Netflix UK for March 2021
The Nun is on Netflix UK in March 2021

15th March 

Struggle Alley aka Paper Lives (2021, Netflix Original Film) - Turkish drama set in an impoverished Istanbul neighborhood, where Mehmet, a former vagrant scraping a living attempts to reunite a homeless child with his family.

The Lost Pirate Kingdom (2021, Netflix Original Docu Series) - Added 19-Feb-2021

Docu-drama detailing how the real-life pirates of the Caribbean violently plundered the world's riches and formed a surprisingly egalitarian republic.

16th March 

Waffles & Mochi (2021, S1, Netflix Cooking Series)
Michelle Obama introduces Waffles and Mochi, two curious puppet pals who travel the world exploring the wonders of food and culture while learning how to cook with fresh ingredients.

Well if James May can do it over at Amazon Prime Video, why not the former FLOTUS and a couple of stuffed socks!


17th March 

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (2021, Netflix Original Documentary)  - Added 24-Feb-2021

Directed by Chris (Tiger King) Smith, this documentary looks at how Rick Singer, the man at the centre of the scandal, managed to persuade his rich clients to cheat the U.S. college admissions system to secure places for their children at the most prestigious educational establishments.

Simply Black (2020, Netflix Original Film. Comedy. International: France. Jean-Pascal Zadi, Caroline Anglade, Dir.  John Wax, Jean-Pascal Zadi) - Added 19-Feb-2021

Politically incorrect comedy mockumentary, satirising society's attitudes towards black people.

Under Suspicion: Uncovering the Wesphael Case (2021 S1, Netflix Original Docu Series) - Added 19-Feb-2021

Docu-series looking into a Belgian politician accused of murdering his wife.

18th March 

B: The Beginning (2021, S2, Netflix Original Anime: International: Japan) - Added 19-Feb-2021

In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action sweep through the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Chief among the major players is "Killer B", a serial killer who has thrown the city into chaos. 

Deadly Illusions (2021, Drama, Thriller. Dermot Mulroney, Kristin Davis, Dir. Anna Elizabeth James) - Added 19-Feb-2021

A bestselling female novelist, suffering from writer's block, hires a young woman to watch over her twin children. As the novelist dangerously indulges in her new best seller, the line between the life she's writing and the one she's living becomes blurred.

Skylines (2020, Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi. Lindsey Morgan, Jonathan Howard, Daniel Bernhardt, Dir. Liam O'Donnell- Added 19-Feb-2021

Third entry in the alien invasion Skyline series sees a virus threaten to turn the now earth-dwelling friendly alien hybrids against humans, Captain Rose Corley must lead a team of elite mercenaries on a mission to the alien world in order to save what's left of humanity.

What's new on Netflix UK for March 2021
Skylines is on Netflix UK in March 2021

19th March 

Formula 1: Drive to Survive (2021, S3 Netflix Original Docu Series) - Added 24-Feb-2021 

Returning for the Covid-19 affected 2020 season, this collaboration between Netflix and Formula One gives an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the drivers, teams and races of the Formula One World Championships.

Molly’s Game (2017, True Life, Drama, Crime. Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Dir/Scr. Aaron Sorkin) - Added 24-Feb-2021 

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. Marked screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut.

22nd March 

Crazy Rich Asians (Comedy, Drama, Romance. Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Dir. John M. Chu)  - Added 24-Feb-2021 

Contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, which follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family only to discover they are one of the wealthiest in the country.

25th March 

DOTA: Dragon’s Blood (2021, S1, Netflix Original Anime)  - Added 26-Feb-2021 

Dragon Knight Davion is sworn to rid the world from the scourge of the dreaded creatures but finds himself involved in events far larger than he could have imagined after encounters with an ancient eldwurm and the noble Princess Mirana, who is on a secret mission of her own.

Epic fantasy animation based on the popular DOTA 2 video-game franchise by Valve.

26th March 

A Week Away (2021, Netflix Original Film, Drama, Family, Musical) - Added 24-Feb-2021 

Troubled teen Will Hawkins has a run-in with the law that puts him at an important crossroads: go to juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. At first a fish-out-of-water, Will opens his heart and discovers love and a sense of belonging in the last place he expected to find it.

Nailed It!: Double Trouble (2021, Netflix Original Reality Series) - Added 24-Feb-2021

Netflix’s cake baking show returns in a team format with double the contestants, double the ingredients and double the disasters.

The Irregulars (2021, S1, Netflix Original Series)  - Added 24-Feb-2021 

A group of misfit teenagers living on the streets of Victorian London known as The Irregulars work for Dr. Watson to solve increasingly supernatural crimes, while his boss, the elusive Sherlock Holmes, gets credit for their work.

31st March 

Dirty Dancing (1987, Drama, Romance, Music. Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Dir. Emile Ardolino) - Added 24-Feb-2021

Spending the summer at a resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, leading to much dancing of the dirty variety. 

The Girl on the Train (2016, Crime, Drama, Mystery. Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Tate Taylor) - Added 24-Feb-2021

A recovering alcoholic divorcee who travels on the train everyday obsesses over the lives of the people she passes on the journey and slowly becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her own life.


Eight Grade (2018, Comedy, Drama. Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Dir. Bo Burnham) - Added 24-Feb-2021 
Kayla is a middle school teenager who struggles with anxiety but strives to gain social acceptance from her peers during their final week of eighth grade. To cope, she publishes video blogs as a self-styled motivational advice-giver, though spends much of her time obsessing over social media. This frustrates Kayla's otherwise supportive father whom she alienates despite his wish to be present in her life as her sole parent.

Monster aka All Rise (2018, Drama) - Can a smart, likeable seventeen year old honors student and aspiring filmmaker really be a ‘Monster’? That’s what the prosecutor accuses Steve Harmon of being after a dubious felony murder charge.

Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, this legal drama stars Jennifer Hudson, Jeffrey Wright, John David Washington and Tim Blake Nelson.

Let us know what you think of Netflix’s content choices for the first month of spring. Leave a comment and let us know what you’re planning on watching / missing. We'll keep adding to the list as new shows and movies are announced, so keep an eye out for updates to the article.

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