March Picks: The Movies and TV Shows You Can't Miss

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 3 weeks ago

New month, new things to watch! The IMDb editors break down March's movie and TV highlights.

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Brie Larson in Captain Marvel (2019)

Captain Marvel | In theaters Friday, March 8

I know this is stating the obvious, but I am BEYOND excited for Captain Marvel. We finally get a female-led Marvel movie featuring one of the biggest bad-asses from the comics. Not only that, but Brie Larson (whom I've loved since I saw her in Short Term 12) looks like she had an absolute blast jumping into the superhero world. Plus, it's also going to tie-in to the Avengers finale, and I welcome any hints we can get as to how our favorite supergroup will defeat Thanos and un-dust their friends. — Kelsey

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Orlando Jones in American Gods (2017)

"American Gods" | Returns on STARZ, Sunday, March 10

It's been a while since the Season 1 finale of "American Gods" ... like 21 months. Since then, the series has undergone substantial changes, including the departure of Gillian Anderson as new god Media and Kristin Chenoweth as old god Easter, as well as showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. But despite all of the changes, I'm excited to dive back into the action, and pick up where we left off at the House on the Rock, as the gangs of gods geared up for all-out war. Fingers crossed for more of the standalone vignettes about how the gods immigrated to America and the worshippers who brought them here. Those have been some of the standout moments of the series. — Vanessa

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Christian Siriano and Karlie Kloss in Project Runway (2004)

"Project Runway" | Returns to Bravo Thursday, March 14

Hardcore "Project Runway" fans have been following the behind-the-scenes drama engulfing the show from the moment the vile Harvey Weinstein news broke. While it was clear that Weinstein would be dropped as executive producer of the program, we fretted over whether his former wife Georgina Chapman would retain her post on the "Project Runway All Stars" panel and, more importantly, if our favorite design competition could emerge from all the ickiness as something still worth investing in. With a savvy host and mentor swap — contemporary supermodel Karlie Kloss and the forever-fierce Christian Siriano take over for Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn — and a return to its cable network home, Bravo, I'm cautiously optimistic about the third iteration of what we affectionately call "The Simpsons" of reality competition TV shows. — Arno

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John Goodman in Captive State (2019)

Captive State | In theaters Friday, March 15

Captive State hasn't let us in on too many of its secrets, and that's one of the main reasons I'm going to see it on opening weekend. The sci-fi thriller, set in Chicago following an alien invasion, is the latest work from Rupert Wyatt, who has appeared to have sworn off big-studio filmmaking since he helmed Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the best installment of the rebooted franchise. Plus, it's clear that Wyatt loves John Goodman, and who can blame him for investing in great actors? — Arno

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Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, and Bobby Berk in Queer Eye (2018)

"Queer Eye" | Streaming on Netflix Friday, March 15

We're finally getting Season 3 of Netflix's "Queer Eye," which is good because I've become a full-fledged Fab Five Instagram stalker since the show's been away. This season the guys head to Kansas City (and based on their Instagram posts, maybe also Japan) and I cannot wait for another season of ugly crying while I watch Tan, Karamo, Bobby, Jonathan, and Antoni change people's lives and just be all-around delightful human beings. — Kelsey

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The Dirt | Streaming on Netflix Friday, March 22

To be honest, I was never a huge Mötley Crüe fan (I was more into Guns N' Roses), but I'm always on board for a music biopic, and The Dirt looks like it's going to be a wild ride. Based on the collaborative autobiography "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band," the movie covers the Crüe's formation, rise to fame, and the all inevitable highs (and lows) along the way. Random '80s Music Biopic Fun Fact: British actor Douglas Booth, who plays bassist Nikki Sixx in The Dirt, also starred as Culture Club frontman Boy George in the 2010 biopic Worried About the Boy, which is another one you should watch if you can track it down. — Vanessa

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Lupita Nyong'o in Us (2019)

Us | In theaters Friday, March 22

This year looks to be another big one for horror, with Get Out director Jordan Peele's Us leading the charge. The first trailer alone deserves some kind of award for the incredible feat of morphing hip-hop classic "I Got 5 On It" (long live the Luniz!) into a chilling horror theme. But with a stellar cast (including Black Panther's Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke, and Elisabeth Moss), a seriously spooky concept, and Peele behind the camera, this is looking to be a "can't miss" movie. — James G

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What We Do in the Shadows (2019)

"What We Do in the Shadows" | Premieres on FX, Wednesday, March 27

As a HUGE fan of vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, I've been looking forward to this TV version, which moves the action from New Zealand to New York. With original creators Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and Jemaine Clement ("Flight of the Conchords") on board as well as one of my favorite comedians, Matt Berry, I can't wait to sink my teeth into this series. — Michael

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Dumbo (2019)

Dumbo | In theaters Friday, March 29

Disney's 1941 animated classic, Dumbo, blew my mind as a kid with its pink pachyderms, wise-cracking crows, and wild story of an elephant who could fly. So I cannot wait to see how director Tim Burton's distinct style will manifest itself in this live-action remake. The trailers paint a feel-good trip to the circus, but I'm betting there's darkness beneath the Big Top that I'm intrigued to discover. — Michael

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Matthew McConaughey in The Beach Bum (2019)

The Beach Bum | In theaters Friday, March 29

"What if Wooderson had spent the past four decades partying in Florida?" That seems to be the elevator pitch for Harmony Korine's The Beach Bum, which follows the misadventures of Matthew McConaughey's Moondog, a perma-stoned, Day-Glo denizen of the Sunshine State. It's basically Dazed and Confused with a Spring Breakers chaser, and if that isn't enough to get your attention, consider the cast, which includes Zac Efron, Snoop Dogg, Jimmy-freaking-Buffett, and Martin Lawrence. In short, it may very well be Korine's wildest movie yet … and coming from someone who saw Trash Humpers in the theater, that's saying something. — James M

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Esme Creed-Miles in Hanna (2019)

"Hanna" | Streaming on Prime Video Friday, March 29

Did you catch the pilot for "Hanna" on Prime Video after the Super Bowl? Don't feel bad if you didn't; it was only available for 24 hours. But now, you've got another chance to watch the worthy follow-up to the underrated original. Newcomer Esme Creed-Miles takes over the lead from Saoirse Ronan and turns in a commanding performance. Plus, with support from Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos (back together from "The Killing") this is shaping up to be a great binge-worthy show. So don't miss it a second time. — James G