Join the club if you’re getting withdrawal symptoms now that Euphoria season 2 has come to an end. We now need a new Wondering what to watch next? As always, we’re here to give you some recommendations. From sci-fi thrillers to fictional period dramas, here are all the exciting new movies and shows on OTT platforms this March!
1. The Adam Project
Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldaña–while these actors have played characters in the MCU, this isn’t a Marvel film bringing them together. It’s Shawn Levy’s latest sci-fi adventure The Adam Project. Honestly, I’m already sold on watching this film purely on the basis of the cast and the filmmaker. Plus the title and trailer are rather intriguing. The plot? After accidentally crash-landing in 2022, time-travelling fighter pilot Adam Reed (Reynolds) teams up with his 12-year-old self (played by Braxton Bjerknes) for a mission to save the future. Garner and Ruffalo play Ellie and Louis Reed, parents to Adam.
Streaming on Netflix On March 11
2. Bridgerton Season 2
Get ready for another season of steamy romantic scenes, charming characters and vintage glam silhouettes from London’s Regency Era! Based on the bestselling Bridgerton novels by Julia Quinn, season two is set to return this month. Although it kinda sucks that Regé-Jean Page won’t be there in the second instalment, we’re going to watch the show irrespective. Indian origin actors Simone Ashley and Charithra Chandran join the show as the Sharma sisters, Kate and Edwina this season. While the first season focused on Daphne Bridgerton and her relationship with the Duke, Simon Basset, the next season follows the love triangle between Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and sisters Edwina (Charithra Chandran) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley). Sounds scandalous, but then again, what’s Bridgerton without all that drama? We’re excited to see the turn of events in this one for sure!
Streaming on Netflix on March 25
After Jagame Thandhiram and Atrangi Re, actor Dhanush now stars in his third consecutive OTT release titled Maaran. He shares screen space with actress Malavika Mohanan. Maaran follows the story of an investigative journalist Mathi Maaran (Dhanush) who isn’t afraid of publishing the truth. However, when he publishes an article that exposes bitter truths about a corrupt politician, he and his loved ones land in trouble. If you’re a fan of political action thrillers, this one is right up your alley.
Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on March 11
4. Moon Knight
Marvel has left no stone unturned in keeping their fans entertained for about a year with its new releases on OTT platforms. After WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and Hawkeye, Moon Knight is the next Marvel series to hit the small screen. What makes it exciting is the mere fact that we’re getting introduced to a new character (played by Oscar Isaac) with a super gripping story. Here’s what the official synopsis reads. “Moon Knight follows Steven Grant (Isaac), a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.”
Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on March 30
Two powerhouses Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah come together in Jalsa. Known for their unconventional choices, this one is no different and follows an engaging story. The film revolves around the killing of a young girl and a news channel investigating it. While Shefali Shah plays the mother of the victim who refuses to give up on her daughter, Vidya plays a journalist who is looking into the story. Unlike its title, which means a celebration of gatherings, Jalsa plays on the irony by exploring flaws in institutions like law enforcement, the justice system and media.
Streaming on Amazon Prime Video on March 18
6. Eternally Confused and Eager for Love
If your relationship status is currently single and you’re on the hunt for relatable content, take a break from silly dating reality shows and watch Eternally Confused and Eager for Love. Given the fact that it’s produced by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti’s Tiger Baby Films and Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment for Netflix, we’re anticipating some good dialogue delivery and stellar performances from the cast starring Vihaan Samat, Rahul Bose, Suchitra Pillai, Jim Sarbh, Ankur Rathee and Dala among others. The plot? Guided by an imaginary wizard, an awkward and lonely 20-something Ray (Vihaan) struggles to get out of his own way in his quest to find a girlfriend–a familiar concept but portrayed in a fresh take which has definitely piqued our interest.
Streaming on Netflix on March 18
Inspired by true events, WeCrashed follows the rise and fall of one of the world’s most valuable start-ups aka WeWork. The co-working space grows into a global brand worth $47 billion in under a decade. Then, in less than a year, its valuation plummets. Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway play the couple whose love story is at the centre of it all–an interesting pairing that we’re looking forward to watching.
Streaming on Apple TV+ on March 18
You’ve seen Lily Collins play the enterprising and fashionable Emily on Emily In Paris. Now, watch her in a thriller with actors Jason Segel and Jesse Plemons. In Windfall, a man (Jason) breaks into a tech billionaire’s empty vacation home, but things go sideways when the arrogant mogul (Jesse) and his wife (Lily) arrive for a last-minute getaway–the interesting plotline has certainly grabbed our attention.
Streaming on Netflix on March 18
9. Cheaper by the Dozen
One of my favourite childhood films is getting a remake! Cheaper by the Dozen is set to release this month with an all-new cast. The original film was released in 1950, which got a reboot in 2003. And now, we get the chance to witness the family chaos and comedy all over again. The 2022 release of Cheaper by the Dozen takes you on a roller-coaster ride of a multiracial family of 12, in which two parents live with their many children from their previous marriages while trying to manage their family business in New Jersey. We’re seeing a trend of remakes with classic shows and films but not all the reboots turn out the best. However, the trailer of this film looks quite fun and makes a strong case for a movie to watch with your family over a weekend.
Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on March 18
10. Turning Red
It’s rather refreshing to see animated films bring about diversity through their characters. Pixar’s Turning Red is another coming-of-age film proving this point. It follows the life of thirteen-year-old Chinese-Canadian dorky girl Mei Lee (Rosalie Chiang) who instantly transforms into a giant red panda every time she gets overexcited. The film is set in early-2000s Toronto, Canada which also shows the city’s multicultural vibe, whether it’s through Mei or her friend her Indian-Canadian friend Priya (voice given by Never Have I Ever’s Maitreyi Ramakrishnan). Turning Red is a history-making animated feature as it’s not only the first Pixar film with a Chinese character but also the first to take place in Canada, and the first directed solely by a woman.
Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on March 18
If you missed out on the new movies and shows from last month, check them out here.