March 2019 is a particularly strong British month on
Netflix, with two major new TV series from Idris Elba and Ricky Gervais and the directorial debut of Chiwetel Ejiofor set to arrive.
Up first is The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, Ejiofor’s real-life drama about a boy in Malawi who builds a wind turbine to save his village from a famine.
After Life, Gervais’ first TV series in five years, in which he plays a widower who decides to do and say whatever he wants, consequences be damned.
Turn Up Charlie, a new comedy from Luther star Idris Elba. The actor stars as a down-and-out DJ who is attempting to revive his career while working as a nanny for his best friend’s 11-year-old daughter.
Need something new to watch on Netflix?
There’s plenty of great returning series to get excited about, too, including
Queer Eye season three, On My Block season two and Santa Clarita Diet season three.
Find out about
all the best releases on Netflix in March below.
Friday 1st March
Losers a documentary which examines the psychology of losing
Johnny English Reborn Sequel to Rowan Atkinson’s spy spoof
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind Chiwetel Ejiofor’s drama about 13-year-old William Kamkwamba, who builds a wind turbine to save his village from famine
Rush Hour 2 Buddy cop classic with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker
Goodfellas “I’m funny how, I mean funny like I’m a clown? I amuse you?” – Joe Pesci at his best in Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic
Scooby-Doo Jinkies! This live-action adaptation film about the dog with a speech impediment features Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr and Linda Cardellini
Tuesday 5th March
Collateral Dark thriller about a contract killer (Tom Cruise) who takes a cab driver (Jamie Foxx) hostage as he goes on a spree in LA
Thursday 7th March
The Order Supernatural teen drama about a college student who lands himself in a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic
Friday 8th March
Ricky Gervais’ dark comedy about a journalist who decides to do and say whatever he wants in the wake of his wife’s death After Life
Ricky Gervais and Kerry Godliman in After Life
Behind-the-scenes documentary series covering the 2018 season of the world’s biggest racing competition Formula 1: Drive to Survive
Sunday 10th March
On Chesil Beach Ian McEwan adapts his novel of the same name about a young couple (Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle) struggling with issues of sexual freedom in 1960s Britain
Tuesday 12th March
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 6 The cult Japanese reality series – which sees six young people move in together, sight unseen – returns
Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits The comedian brings out his favourite jokes from his long career
American Pie 2 Lurid US comedy with Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan
Wednesday 13th March
Triple Frontier Five struggling military vets (among them Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaacs and Charlie Hunnam) set out to steal from a drug lord
Friday 15th March
Idris Elba stars as a struggling DJ who takes up a second job as a nanny to his best friend’s daughter to make ends meet Turn Up Charlie
Arrested Development season 5 part 2 The Bluths return to solve the apparent murder case of Lucille 2 (Liza Minelli)
The Fab Five head to Kansas City, Missouri to make-over a new batch of ‘heroes’ Queer Eye season 3
Animated anthology series from David Fincher and Tim Miller Love, Death & Robots
Tuesday 19th March
Amy Schumer Growing The US comedian’s latest stand-up special
Wednesday 20th March
My Husband Won’t Fit A documentary series about a married couple struggling with a unique sexual problem
Thursday 21st March
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Marvel’s band of misfits return for another adventure in space
Friday 22nd March
The sci-fi drama is back. Having kept enigmatically quiet on the progress of the new instalments, Netflix finally announced that The OA would be returning only last month. The OA season 2
The Dirt A biopic about US rock band Mötley Crüe
Osmosis A new French sci-fi set in near-future Paris, where test subjects take a pill designed to help them find the “perfect partner”.
ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre Documentary investigating the murder of three members of the Miami Showband in Northern Ireland in 1975
Selling Sunset A reality series about real estate brokers in Los Angeles
Tuesday 26th March
Mr Bean’s Holiday Rowan Atkinson’s iconic character heads to Cannes. Things don’t go swimmingly…
Thursday 28th March
Jane the Virgin: season 5 The Latin-American soap opera returns for its final series
Friday 29th March
The Legend of Cocaine Island A down-on-his-luck businessman hunts for a mythical $2m cocaine stash. It’s a documentary…
The Highwaymen Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner star as the real-life former Texas rangers who brought Bonnie and Clyde to justice
Santa Clarita Diet: season 3 Cannibals Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant return for another helping
Sunday 31st March
Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series The long-running comedy continues in animated form
On My Block: season 2 The comedy about teens in inner-city South Central Los Angeles picks up after last season’s shocking cliff-hanger