March is going to be a bittersweet month for Netflix subscribers everywhere. We’re losing Jumanji, Gone in 60 Seconds, Hart’s War, Men in Black II, the TEDTalks series, and Johnny Dangerously, and we’ll miss them all dearly. But where there’s loss, there’s growth. With death, there’s life. Like a phoenix rising up from the ashes of TEDTalks: Beasts, Bugs & Bio-wilderment: Season 1, March has plenty of gold to offer:
February 24 marks the two-year anniversary of the death of one of comedy’s funniest men and most prolific directors, Harold Ramis. Fittingly, Groundhog Day, commonly regarded as one of Ramis’ best films, comes to Netflix today. Groundhog Day tells the story of pompous Pittsburgh TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray), who after covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Penn., finds himself in a mysterious time loop. After trying all of the crazy and awful stuff he can think of to end the timeloop, Connors eventually gives in and starts trying to live a better life (and also coincidentally win over his love interest, Rita). We won’t spoil it, but it totally works out for the best.
Hot Sugar’s Cold World
Nick Koenig, known by his stage name Hot Sugar, is a modern musical genius based in New York. He has collaborated with people and groups like Heems, Kool A.D., The Roots, Lakutis, and has been featured in publications like Noisey, Complex, and NPR. Hot Sugar’s Cold World is a documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Adam Bhala Lough and offers a fly-on-the-wall look at the person everyone is calling a modern-day Mozart.
An inspirational rags to riches story about how a Cuban refugee named Antonio “Tony” Mantana (Al Pacino) comes to American and achieves his dreams. Also, drugs, guns, beautiful women, and a ton of violence. God bless America.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
There have been many Robin Hoods over the years—Russell Crowe, Sean Connery, Jonas Armstrong, Douglas Fairbanks, and a ton of others—but none have played the part as well as well as Kevin Costner. This 1991 rendition of the popular English folktale also includes appearances from Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Will Scarlet, the late great Alan Rickman, and many others. If you haven’t seen it, it’s 100 percent worth the watch.
House of Cards: Season 4
House of Cards is arguably the best in Netflix’s stable of exclusive TV shows. Based on a novel of the same name by Michael Dobbs, this political drama series tells the story of Washington politician Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) as he navigates his way through America’s political underworld—and marriage.
Louie: Season 5
Louis C.K. is one of the most brilliant comedians in the world. He is commonly referred to as the current generation’s George Carlin, and we definitely agree. His show, aptly named Louie, is a comedy drama written by, directed by, and starring Louis C.K. himself, and is essentially a next-generation (but far more cynical) Seinfeld. Season 5 is the latest addition to the Netflix lineup, but if you’re not familiar with the show, we obviously recommend starting at Season 1 and working your way up. But honestly, it’s all good.
Finders Keepers is a documentary about a leg. Kidding, sort of… Finders Keepers is an absolutely incredible and provocative documentary about two men and their shared custody of a leg? Still confused? Well, damn it, it’s difficult to explain, and we’d like to see you do better. Watch the documentary and prepare to feel some pretty serious feelings about life, death, the human condition, personal stories, etc.
Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 2
After a decent first season that garnered warm reviews from critics and comic nerds alike, the Daredevil series is back for a second season that’ll be available March 18th. The previews look awesome, and with The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal being introduced this season as The Punisher, we’re excited to see what happens.
He Never Died
America’s favorite hardcore-frontman-turned-actor-turned-motivational-speaker, Henry Rollins, is at it again, in this hilarious horror film, written and directed by Jason Krawczyk. An immortal, cannibalistic, and solitary man named Jack (Rollins) discovers he has a daughter, who is then kidnapped by gangsters seeking the hospital intern, Jeremy, who gets Jack his blood (so he doesn’t crave human blood). Does it sound ridiculous? Because it’s ridiculous—in a really, really great way.
Murder Rap: The Biggie and Tupac Murders
Just when the world thought it’d heard every single possible theory about the beef between and eventual murders of rappers The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur, Murder Rap: The Biggie and Tupac Murders comes out with never-before-broadcast interviews with suspected killers, cops, investigators, and witnesses, thereby positing a new and seemingly concrete theory that helps answer the questions surrounding their mysterious deaths.