The best new movies on Netflix in March

Netflix jumps into spring with five of the most gloriously dumb comedies ever made, all worth staying at home for

Ghostbusters

These days, Netflix is killing it with its original programming, from the well-received returns of Stranger Things and Black Mirror, to the harrowing Mudbound and two extraordinary documentaries, Icarus and Strong Island (both of them nominated for Oscars). That said, Netflix’s rotating monthly selection contains some gems mixed in among the new content. Let us do the work for you. We’ve found five lovably dumb comedies, perfect for a low-maintenance night at home. So fire up that thumb. There’s viewing to do.

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Best new movies on Netflix

Beerfest (2006)

American brew enthusiasts discover an ancient Oktoberfest beer-drinking competition in this comedy from the Broken Lizard troupe (Super Troopers). If you’re drunk enough, this movie does work (honest), and some of the drinking games are hilarious. Plus, Das Boot’s Jürgen Prochnow was born to play a villain.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Writer-star Jason Segel pours himself body and soul (but mostly body, as a full-frontal nude scene attests) into this sad-sack breakup comedy, filled with dopey characters on Hawaii time. The movie is stolen by snake-hipped Russell Brand as pretentious rock star Aldous Snow, a font of half-baked wisdom.

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Ghostbusters (1984)

Is it sacrilege to include this one on a list of dumb comedies? Nope. Ghostbusters is deliriously, proudly dumb, from its wackadoo supernatural concept (supplied by Dan Aykroyd) to its caricaturish but still somehow huggable New York City. All of the actors seem to be having the time of their lives making it.

Jackass Number Two (2006)

Surprisingly durable—even a touch experimental—at feature length, the moron-simple concept of Johnny Knoxville and his all-male company taking on lunatic challenges continues to accrue deeper meanings. Satire of bro culture? Scatological romp? Sublimated gay tragedy? All of the above?

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Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

Not a camp comedy but an actual comedy about a summer camp, this 1981-set romp from the Stella crowd is worth it just for the proverbial “trip to town” sequence, filled with more vice than an entire Abel Ferrara film. The cast is insane: Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, tons more.

And here’s everything coming in March, by date:

Available March 1
Adel Karam: Live from Beirut -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Adventureland
Algo Muy Gordo
Alpha and Omega
Battle Drone
Beerfest
The Brothers Grimm
The Bucket List
Casino
Cruel Intentions
Cruel Intentions 2
Cruel Intentions 3
Deathgrip
The Descent
The Descent: Part 2
The Experiment
The Fifth Estate
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters 2
The Gift
Gridiron Gang
Guess Who
Hostage
I Am Number Four
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
Jackass: Number Two
Land Gold Women
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Eighteenth Year
The Lazarus Project
Martian Child
Moon
People Like Us
Revolutionary Road
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild
300
True to the Game
21 Thunder: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
2307: Winter’s Dream
Untraceable
Up in the Air
Wet Hot American Summer
Women at War 1939-1945

Available March 2
B: The Beginning: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Flint Town: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Girls Incarcerated: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Les Affamés -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Malena Pichot: Estupidez compleja -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Natalia Valdebenito: El Especial -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 5 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available March 4
Expedition China
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available March 5
F The Prom

Available March 6
Benji
Borderliner: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
For the Love of Benji
Gad Elmaleh: American Dream -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available March 7
Aftershock

Available March 8
Bad Guys: Vile City: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ladies First -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available March 9
A.I.C.O. Incarnation: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Collateral: Limited Series -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Love: Season 3 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Malala Yousafzai -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Nailed It: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Outsider -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available March 10
Septiembre, un Llanto en Silencio

Available March 12
Kygo: Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Troy: The Odyssey

Available March 13
Children of the Whales: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ricky Gervais: Humanity -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available March 15
The Hollywood Masters: Season 2
Jackass 3.5: The Unrated Movie
Power Rangers Ninja Steel: Season 1
Tabula Rasa: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available March 16
Benji -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Edha: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
On My Block: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Spirit Riding Free: Season 4 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Take Your Pills -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Wild Wild Country: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available March 19
In Search of Fellini

Available March 20
100 Years: One Woman's Fight for Justice
The Standups: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available March 21
Conor McGregor: Notorious

Available March 23
Alexa & Katie: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dinotrux Supercharged: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Game Over, Man! -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Layla M.-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Requiem: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Roxanne Roxanne -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Santa Clarita Diet: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
SWORDGAI The Animation: Part 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available March 24
Red Trees

Available March 27
Men on a Mission: 2018


Available March 28
The Art of War
50 First Dates
Little Women
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown

Available March 30
First Match -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Happy Anniversary -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Season 2 Part 1
Rapture: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Reboot: The Guardian Code: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Sofía Niño de Rivera: Selección natural -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Titan-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Trailer Park Boys: Season 12 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Trump: An American Dream: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available March 31
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