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The best new films and TV shows to stream in March 2024

29 Feb 2024 | |By Kari Colmans

Let these binge-worthy movies and boxsets put a seasonal spring in your step

The mornings are getting lighter, the evenings longer, and the decent TV drought seems to be passing with a bounty of new shows to stream this spring. Whether you like comfort-food TV, such as a brand-new Somebody Feed Phil season; nail-biting, drug-taking, pistol-wielding thrillers such as The Gentlemen and Iron Reign; or a bit of period drama intrigue with Kate Winslet’s much-anticipated The Regime and Julianne Moore’s Mary & George, there’s a boxset for every sofa this month. So, turn down that roaring fire and crack open the window – and perhaps even the rosé – as you enjoy an even longer evening in front of the box with the best films and TV shows to stream in March 2024.

Somebody Feed Phil: Season 7, Netflix

Globe-trotting gourmand Phil Rosenthal, known worldwide for creating the hit nineties sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, continues to eat his way around the world for a seventh season, charming locals and chatting with chefs in his uniquely warm, inquisitive, and goofy style. In the latest series, Phil expressively samples and enjoys a variety of culinary delights from Dubai, Edinburgh, and Kyoto. You can’t help but smile (and snack) while you watch.

Release date: 1 March 2024

Spaceman, Netflix

Expect the unexpected from ultimate joker Adam Sandler in this new rather sombre Netflix movie. Six months into a solitary research mission, Sandler’s Czech astronaut character Jakub realises that his wife Lenka (played by Carey Mulligan) may not be waiting for him when he returns earth-side. Finding a mysterious creature hiding in the bowels of his ship, Hanuš (voiced by Paul Dano) works with Jakub to make sense of what went wrong. Directed by Johan Renck and based on the novel Spaceman of Bohemia, the serious and compelling film also stars Kunal Nayyar, Lena Olin, and Isabella Rossellini. 

Release date: 1 March 2024

The Regime, Sky Atlantic & NOW TV

Kate Winslet reigns supreme in this much anticipated limited TV series as the authoritarian Chancellor of an unnamed European nation that is crumbling behind palace walls. Also starring Hugh Grant as leader of the opposition, whose imprisonment triggers large-scale public protests, as well as Andrea Riseborough as the Chancellor’s right-hand woman, the political satire sees the leader become increasingly paranoid and unstable, causing her to turn to actor Matthias Schoenaerts’ volatile soldier as an unlikely confidant.

Release date: 3 March 2024

Mary & George, Sky Atlantic

Still trying to fill that Downton-sized hole all these years later, period dramas seem to be coming thick and fast right now. Inspired by the incredible true story of Mary Villiers and based on The King’s Assassin: The Fatal Affair of George Villiers and James I by Benjamin Woolley, Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitizine star as the conspiring mother-and-son pair. The story explores how the Countess of Buckingham, Mary, coached her son to seduce King James VI of Scotland (and I of England) and become his all-powerful lover. Through manipulation and seduction, the duo soon became a formidably influential power couple in the English court. 

Release date: 5 March 2024

The Gentlemen, Netflix

Following on from British filmmaker Guy Ritchie’s 2019 movie The Gentlemen about an American drug dealer who wants to quit the business, this spin-off series boasts an all-star cast and a promising plot. Eddie Halstead (played by White Lotus’ Theo James) inherits his father's estate and discovers that it's home to a drug empire run by a syndicate that has no plans to leave. As it happens, Eddie soon finds out that he’s very much suited for the job he never wanted. Also starring Joely Richardson, Kaya Scodelario, Giancarlo Esposito, Vinnie Jones, and Ray Winstone, it has all of Ritchie’s signature directional hallmarks.

Release date: 7 March 2024

Damsel, Netflix

Starring Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown, as well as Ray Winstone and Angela Bassett, this new fantasy film follows the story of a young woman who thinks she is being married off to a perfect prince. But far from living happily ever after, she is thrown into a pit to satisfy a hungry and fearsome dragon. When she realises that no gallivanting white knight is coming to rescue her, she must devise a plan to dig herself out of the hell hole. 

Release date: 8 March 2024

Iron Reign, Netflix

If its drugs, sex, and violence that you’re after in your Netflix and chill time, then Iron Reign is up there. The story follows family man Joaquín Manchado who runs a successful seaport in Barcelona with an iron fist. The catch is that it’s also being used as a major narcotics shipment centre. When a load of cocaine goes missing, Joaquín must act fast to protect his family. You’ll be at the edge of your seat as the Spanish Netflix Original thriller delves deep into the world of drug trafficking in Barcelona. 

Release date: 15 March 2024

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (Taylor's Version) Premiere, Disney+

Swifties of all ages unite: the Disney+ premiere of Taylor’s concert film is soon to be upon us, including the song Cardigan and four additional acoustic songs. The history-making, cinematic experience from 14-time Grammy-winning artist, Taylor Swift, The Eras Tour directed by Sam Wrench grossed more than $260 million worldwide at the global box office, making it the top selling concert film of all-time. Shake it off, shake it off…

Release date: 15 March 2024

Road House, Amazon Prime

In this adrenaline-fueled remake of the 1989 cult favourite starring Patrick Swayze, Jake Gyllenhaal plays ex-UFC fighter Dalton who takes a job as a bouncer at a Florida Keys roadhouse. Surrounded by controversy in recent weeks over its straight-to-stream release (with director Doug Liman kicking up most of the stink) fans of the original will not be disappointed. “I want you to be nice until it's time to not be nice…”

Release date: 21 March 2024

A Gentleman in Moscow, Paramount+

Starring Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, the plot follows a Russian aristocrat who is spared from death and placed on house arrest. Set during the Bolshevik Revolution, Count Alexander Rostov in fact spends his sentence in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Having never worked a day in his life, he must live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside his window, taking him on an introspective journey of self-discovery.

Release date: 29 March 2024

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