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Idris Elba in “Luther: The Fallen Sun.” (Image: Netflix)

March is awards season, which means we’re in the mood to watch some great movies! Whether it’s an epic action-adventure or a heartbreaking drama, quality is the theme this month. In the age of streaming services, there’s always plenty to look forward to with new monthly releases. March features some exciting new originals, as well as premieres of popular theatrical releases from the past several months.

If you’re a movie buff who’s ready for top-notch content, read on for our March recommendations across major streaming services.

March 3

‘Triangle of Sadness’ (2022)

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Yaya (Charlbi Dean Kriek), Abigail (Dolly De Leon), and Paula (Vicki Berlin). (Image: Hulu)

“Triangle of Sadness” made a name for itself at this year’s Oscar nominations, where it earned three nods, including Best Picture. This hilarious and biting satire of the mega-rich is high comedy at its best and most relevant. The story follows Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean Kriek), influencers who are invited on a luxury cruise alongside ultra-wealthy passengers. Things take a turn for the worse when a storm hits and their ship is attacked, leaving the rich and beautiful stranded on an island. The clueless refugees get a hard dose of reality and learn how little money means as they work alongside the ship’s crew to survive.

Watch the streaming premiere of the theatrical hit when it comes to Hulu on March 3.

March 10

‘Luther: The Fallen Sun’ (2023)

Idris Elba in this image from Netflix
John Luther (Idris Elba). (Image: Netflix)

Fans of the British psychological crime drama “Luther” are waiting on the edge of their seats for the iconic character’s return in “Luther: The Fallen Sun.” John Luther (Idris Elba) is a disgraced detective with a history of violence that has landed him behind bars. There he’s haunted by his failure to capture the elusive cyber psychopath, a serial killer terrorizing London. Luther’s obsessive nature won’t allow him to stand by and watch, leading him to break out of prison and use whatever extreme means necessary to take down the killer himself.

Watch the continuation of the story that enthralled crime-drama fans and catapulted Idris Elba to heartthrob status when “Luther: The Fallen Sun” debuts on Netflix on March 10.

‘Chang Can Dunk’ (2023)

Zoe Renee, Bloom Li, Dexter Darden, and Ben Wang in this image from Disney Plus
Kristy (Zoe Renee), Chang (Bloom Li), Deandre (Dexter Darden), and Bo. (Ben Wang) (Image: Disney Plus)

Sixteen-year-old Chang (Bloom Li) struggles to fit in at the basketball-obsessed Cresthill High School. He knows he can win over his peers and impress his crush if he can perform the best slam dunk in the school. His goal is to beat Matt (Chase Liefeld), the school’s reigning champion, to show everyone just how well he can dunk. This underdog coming-of-age story has all the hallmarks of a Disney teen classic in the vein of “High School Musical.”

Check out the Disney Plus premiere of “Chang Can Dunk” on March 10 for a wholesome, feel-good family flick.

March 14

‘Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris’ (2022)

Lesley Manville in this image from Amazon Prime Video
Ada Harris (Lesley Manville). (Image: Amazon Prime Video)

Another popular title on nominations lists this awards season is “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris,” which features Ada Harris (Lesley Manville), a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress. Unable to get the dress out of her mind, she uses her war widow’s pension to travel to Paris and have one made for herself. The trip will prove eye-opening, not only for Mrs. Harris, but also for the House of Dior as it struggles to balance class exclusivity with the need for business. Told like a fairytale with more substance than appears at first glance, “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” is perfect for audiences that love a charming, classic story.

Watch this stylish and highly enjoyable historical dramedy when it comes to Amazon Prime Video on March 14.

March 17

‘The Magician’s Elephant’ (2023)

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Peter (Noah Jupe) and a decorated elephant. (Image: Netflix)

In the computer-animated fantasy “The Magician’s Elephant,” orphan Peter (Noah Jupe) is seeking the long-lost sister he was separated from following his parents' deaths. Peter looks for answers about whether his sister is still alive from a fortune-teller, who tells him to search for a magician and an elephant with a magical connection to his journey. That sets Peter on a quest where he must complete three impossible tasks set by a king in exchange for the magical elephant that will reunite him with his family.

Watch this enchanting family film about love, determination, and belief in the impossible on Netflix on March 17.

‘Boston Strangler’ (2023)

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Jean Cole (Carrie Coon) and Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley) in “Boston Strangler” (Image: Hulu)

Based on the true story of a 1960s serial killer who murdered 13 women in Boston, “Boston Strangler” tells the tale from the perspective of Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley). A female reporter in the male-dominated press, Loretta becomes the first person to string together a series of events and expose the killer publicly. Now with a target on her back, Loretta investigates the murderer’s identity with fellow reporter Jean Cole (Carrie Coon). The women find themselves following a trail of corruption that casts doubt on the killer’s suspected identity and fighting a sexist system to expose the truth.

Find out if it’s worth getting Hulu to stream this original crime thriller on March 17.

March 31

‘Murder Mystery 2’ (2023)

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler in this image from Netflix
Audrey (Jennifer Aniston) and Nick (Adam Sandler). (Image: Netflix)

Following the success of 2019’s “Murder Mystery,” Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler are back in this long-awaited sequel. After solving a murder on a billionaire’s yacht, Nick and Audrey Spitz (Sandler and Aniston) have quit their jobs as a cop and hairdresser to set up their own private detective agency. The pair are invited to a private island to attend the wedding of their friend, the Maharajah, when they find themselves once again wrapped up in an international investigation after the groom is kidnapped.

See Aniston and Sandler reunited as a classic comedy pairing in this lighthearted and funny mystery on March 31 on Netflix.

‘Rye Lane’ (2023)

David Jonsson and Vivian Oparah in this image from Hulu
Dom (David Jonsson) and Yas (Vivian Oparah). (Image: Hulu)

If you love feel-good London rom-coms such as “Notting Hill” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” you’ll love “Rye Lane.” In the lower-income but highly artistic London enclaves of Peckham and Brixton, two South Londoners in their 20s meet. Both have lost faith in relationships after coming out of bad breakups. Over the course of a day, the pair help each other deal with their burdensome exes and find that they’re beginning to restore each other’s faith in love.

Watch this relatable, down-to-earth romantic comedy on March 31 on Hulu.

‘Tetris’ (2023)

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Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton). (Image: Apple TV Plus)

“Tetris” is the thrilling and highly unlikely true story of Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton), a Dutch-American video game designer and entrepreneur. In the late 1980s, as tensions mount in the Soviet Union, Henk falls in love with a puzzle game invented by Soviet software engineer Alexey Pajitnov (Nikita Efremov). Introduced to the upcoming Game Boy by Nintendo developers, Rogers becomes consumed with the idea of selling the new console packaged with Tetris. To obtain the rights, he must travel to the USSR, where he finds himself a foreign target in a country on the verge of collapse.

Catch this exciting and multifaceted biopic when it drops on Apple TV Plus on March 31.

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