9 Best Bets Out of What’s New on Netflix in March of 2016?

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The Leap Year is upon us, which means we had an extra day of February! But it also means it pushed March 24 hours further away. So what’s new on Netflix in March of 2016?

There are tons of great TV shows and movies on their way, but we thought we’d handpick nine great choices for this month.

For future reference, you can always check our “Streaming TV Shows Coming Soon Grid,” which lets you know the original streaming content pieces on deck at each of the top streaming services.

No longer will you be surprised to find out the second or third season of a show you like on Amazon, Netflix, Hulu or Crackle finally came out!

(For me, this is helpful because I can also look to realize just how little I need Cable TV these days!)

9 Best Bets on Netflix for March of 2016

Each month, Netflix dumps about 70 or so new TV shows and movies, but we let you know what the top choices are for the upcoming month!

1. House of Cards, Season 4 – March 4

Obviously, Netflix’s original keystone series is one of the most anticipated every year – not just for March. Frank and Claire Underwood are still in the White House, but their hold on it is tenuous at best. Our Jack Delaney does a great job of recapping Season 3 to get you ready for the “House of Cards” Season 4 premiere on Friday.

2. Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 2 – March 18

Netflix has fully embraced the superhero world, making some great deals for Marvel content. Over the past year, we’ve seen “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones” and now “Luke Cage” is expected to arrive sometime in November. But Daredevil was the one that started it all, and Season 2 introduces two other vigilantes: The Punisher and Elektra, a love interest for Matt Murdock.

3. Louie, Season 5 – March 4

Everybody’s favorite sitcom about a standup comedian that’s much more depressing than Seinfeld is back for its fifth season. This past one was one of the better ones this season, putting a weird artsy Season 4 behind him.

4. “Groundhog Day” – March 1

It seems like just yesterday I was writing about the arrival of “Groundhog Day” on Netflix … Parents should really try to get their kids to watch this movie, as it definitely holds up over the past couple decades! Beware though: Kids will beg you to tell them if Bill Murray finally gets out of that day! Plus, you’ll get to say, “BING!” and “Am I right or am I right!?!” all the time.

5. Flaked, Season 1 – March 11

I’ve always been such a huge fan of Will Arnett’s, obviously dating back to his time on “Arrested Development,” where he played Gob. One show that I loved of his that got canceled way too early was “Running Wilde,” where he played a rich playboy that was trying to woo an old childhood friend that had become an environmentalist.

In this new series, Arnett plays a self-help guru that’s always getting caught up in his own lies. The concept reminds me a little bit of “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,” which Arnett had a part in.

6. Netflix Presents: The Characters

This is actually a brilliant idea – and one that Netflix is smartly using as a proving ground for young, up-and-coming comedians. This is a sketch-comedy show that will feature eight comedians, who will write and star in their own 30-minute show (there are eight shows). The cast includes comedians Lauren Lapkus, Kate Berlant, Dr. Brown, Paul W. Downs, John Early, Nathash Rothwell, Henry Zebrowski and Tim Robinson (formerly of SNL).

7. “Larry Crowne”

Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in the same movie?!? Both of America’s sweethearts from the ‘90s that could do no wrong? How can’t this be awesome!?! Well, be forewarned – it’s not awesome. But it’s watchable because of those two legends, and for anyone that dealt with the recession and looking for a new life, this should touch you especially.

8. “Gridiron Gang”

If you’re a Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson fan, then this movie should work for you. Johnson, in real life, was actually a football player for the University of Miami, so this film isn’t so outlandish. He takes some delinquent teens from a detention center and helps build up their self-esteem by getting them involved in football.

9. “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”

If Gene Roddenberry and crew could go back in time and delete the original Star Trek movie, they would, allowing “Star Trek II” to actually be the first of the franchise. Also, seeing a beautiful young Kirstie Allie as a Vulcan is worth watching this movie alone! Plus, Ricardo Montalban’s Khan is one of the best Star Trek villains ever!

New on Netflix for March of 2016

Below is a more detailed list of everything that’s new on Netflix in March of 2016. Happy streaming!

March 1

  • Adult Beginners
    Ahora o Nunca
    Zero(Season 2)
    American Pie Presents: Beta House
    American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile
    Before We Go
    Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland
    El Desconocido
    Fresh Meat (Series 2)
    Frog Kingdom
    Good Burger
    Groundhog Day
    Heaven Knows What
    Hot Sugar’s Cold World
    Midsomer Murders (Series 17)
    Road Trip: Beer Pong
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    The Young Kieslowski

March 2

  • House of Cards(Season 4)
    Lab Rats (Season 4)
    Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship
    Lego: Bionicle: The Journey to One (Season 1)
    Louie (Season 5)

March 7

  • Cuckoo(Seasons 1-2)
    Halo: The Fall of Reach
    Sin Filtro

March 8

  • Digimon Fusion(Season 2)

March 9

  • The Returned(Season 1)

March 10

  • Comedy Bang! Bang!(Season 4, part 3)
    Hateship Loveship

March 11

  • Dinotrux(Season 2)
    Flaked (Season 1)
    Netflix Presents: The Characters (Season 1)
    Popples (Season 2)

March 12

  • Shelter

March 15

  • 10,000 Saints
    The Falling
    Final Girl
    Finders Keepers
    Power Rangers Dino Charge(Season 1, part 2)
    War Pigs

March 16

  • Are You Here
    Charlie St. Cloud
    Gridiron Gang
    Happy Valley(Season 2)
    Larry Crowne
    Promised Land

March 18

  • He Never Died
    Jimmy Carr: Funny Business
    Marvel’s Daredevil(Season 2)
    The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show (Season 2)
    My Beautiful Broken Brain
    Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday

March 22

  • The Art of Organized Noize
    The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death

March 24

  • The Forbidden Kingdom
    A Promise

March 25

  • Trailer Park Boys(Season 10)

March 31

  • Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation
    Fright Night 2
    Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders
    Sunshine Superman
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal(Seasons 1-2)

Hopefully, you found a few things that popped out at your among all the TV shows and movies that are new on Netflix in March of 2016!

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