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The best new movies on Netflix in March 2015

The streaming service announces a trove of lucky Irish titles for St. Patrick's Day and much more

The Crying Game

Netflix has just announced its latest batch of streaming titles for March. Naturally, St. Patrick’s Day figures prominently: Several of these Irish-made (or Irish-related) movies would be top viewing year round, but they present attractive options for the drunkest night of the year. Maybe avoid the parade crowds and Irish pubs altogether and visit your favorite drinking locale, the couch.

Our top five new movies on Netflix

My Left Foot (1989)

Daniel Day-Lewis’s raging performance as Christy Brown, the Irish painter who tore his way through cerebral palsy to reach a kind of clarity, is the best part of this film. It brought the actor his first Best Actor Oscar, of three wins to date. If you’re going to commit to a heartbreaking physical-disability movie, My Left Foot's got a slight edge over The Theory of Everything.

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The Crying Game (1992)

Overshadowed by its own spoilerific secret (and Miramax’s aggro marketing campaign of same), Neil Jordan’s sexually charged IRA thriller is actually quite lovely, redolent of the director’s generous humanism, and featuring excellent work by Forest Whitaker, Stephen Rea and Jaye Davidson.

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The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Matt Damon and Heath Ledger are 19th-century scam artists who stumble into—you guessed it—an evil fairy-like tale of mystery and intrigue. The talent collected for the film is insane; in retrospect, this was Terry Gilliam’s last decent movie, though hope springs eternal when it comes to the director of Brazil and 12 Monkeys.

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Life Itself (2014)

Mysteriously not even nominated for the Oscar that eventually went to Citizenfour, Steve James’ warm yet unflinching profile of late critic Roger Ebert covers both his groundbreaking career and the familial trauma of dealing with cancer. It’s especially moving stuff—and not just to any stray film critics in your audience.

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And here’s the full list of what’s coming to Netflix streaming in March, by date:

Available March 1
Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse
Patch Adams
Finding Neverland
The Brothers Grimm
Teen Witch
30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men
Evelyn
Mercy Rule
Monster High: 13 Wishes
Monster High: Ghouls Rule
Rules of Engagement


Available March 5
Food Chains
The ABCs of Death 2


Available March 6
Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden
My Own Man
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Available March 7
Archer: Season 5
Glee: Season 5


Available March 9
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club
After the Fall
Cesar Chavez


Available March 10
Monster High: Haunted

Available March 11
How to Train Your Dragon 2

Available March 15
3rd Rock From the Sun: Complete Series
A Different World: Complete Series


Available March 17
You're Not You
Dummy


Available March 19
Life Itself

Available March 20
Bloodline: Season 1
God's Not Dead


Available March 22
Mad Men: Season 7

Available March 23
November Man

Available March 25
Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
Turn: Season 1


Available March 27
Trailer Park Boys: Season 9
Frankie & Alice


Available March 31
Ask Me Anything
The Man with the Iron Fists

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