The best movies new to streaming this March

Comfortable March, Polygon readers. The climate is warming up, winter is closing up store, and the Oscars are across the nook. However first: new movies for you to watch in your streaming providers in March.

This month, we’ve bought a previous hit from a present Oscar contender, a Dev Patel film to heat you up for Monkey Man, and classics from the ’80s and ’90s that didn’t get the popularity they deserved on first launch. (However we will repair that now.)

Listed here are the movies new to streaming providers it is best to watch this month.

Editor’s choose


Picture: Columbia Photos/Everett Assortment

The place to watch: Criterion Channel
Style: Comedy
Director: Elaine Could
Solid: Dustin Hoffman, Warren Beatty, Isabelle Adjani

Best generally known as a career-ending flop for the good director and comic Elaine Could, Ishtar was wrongly maligned in its time, and has blissfully seen its status repaired to the purpose the place it’s beginning to get acknowledged as one of many nice comedies of the Nineteen Eighties. That’s overdue, however a minimum of it’s occurring, and now you might be part of that nice reconsideration.

Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty star as a pair of hapless wannabe musicians who get duped by just about everybody of their lives on their quest to make it massive. Because of this, they find yourself in the midst of a Chilly Conflict standoff in Morocco, caught between the CIA and a plot to overthrow the native authorities.

A part of the brilliance of the film is how Hoffman and Beatty play in opposition to sort — it’d be simple to image Beatty because the assured chief and Hoffman because the completely satisfied fool, however the roles are reversed to nice comedic impact. Beatty particularly is side-splittingly humorous because the fully inept Lyle Rogers.

Ishtar can also be a unbelievable instance of a really troublesome feat — artist deliberately writing dangerous artwork into their work. The duo’s songs are so deliriously dangerous that they wrap again round to being good. “Dangerous Business” at all times occupies roughly two % of my mind, and I’m excited for it to occupy yours, too. —Pete Volk

New on Netflix

Satan in a Blue Costume

Denzel Washington, wearing a sleeveless top, stands in front of a house in Devil in a Blue Dress

Picture: Sony Photos Releasing

Style: Neo-noir
Director: Carl Franklin
Solid: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Don Cheadle

Let me pitch you on this as shortly as doable, since I’ve written about it at size as properly: Denzel Washington, on the verge of stardom, starring in an adaptation of one of many nice thriller books of the Nineteen Nineties, alongside Don Cheadle such as you’ve by no means seen him earlier than. Satan in a Blue Costume is a virtually forgotten basic thriller. Fortunately, with its current Criterion 4K restoration and addition to Netflix, it’s shifting nearer to getting its rightful place within the canon of wonderful Twentieth-century American cinema. —PV

New on Hulu

The Favorite

Rachel Weisz fires a gun while Emma Stone looks on in The Favourite

Picture: Yorgos Lanthimos/Fox Searchlight

Style: Interval comedy
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Solid: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

Yorgos Lanthimos, the Greek director of bizarre award-contending dark comedies, has his newest collaboration out with Emma Stone in Poor Issues. That one’s coming to Hulu in early March (March 7, to be actual), however I can’t advocate it but as a result of I haven’t seen it.

I can advocate their earlier collaboration: The Favorite, which is, for my part, Lanthimos’ strongest film to date. Set in early-18th-century England, the film follows two cousins (Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone) who’re every vying for the love of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). The deliriously humorous film leans closely on the superb performances of its three leads and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards. (Colman, the true standout in a bunch of standout performances, received Best Actress.) —PV

New on Max

The Inexperienced Knight

Dev Patel as Gawain in The Green Knight.

Picture: A24

Style: Fantasy
Director: David Lowery
Solid: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton

Of all of the movies popping out over the following few months, I don’t suppose there’s any I’m extra excited for than Monkey Man. Dev Patel’s directorial debut additionally sees him transfer into action-star mode — a long-overdue swerve within the profession path of a former worldwide taekwondo medalist who turned an Oscar-nominated actor.

So whereas we anticipate Monkey Man, why not revisit his most up-to-date characteristic, The Inexperienced Knight? Patel excels as Gawain, bringing to life an advanced man who desperately needs to be a hero, all set in an interesting spin on typical fantasy worlds and tropes.

And if you happen to’re in search of some more moderen Patel goodness, try The Fantastic Story of Henry Sugar on Netflix. —PV

New on Prime Video

I Noticed the Satan

Special Agent Kim Soo-hyeon (Lee Byung-hun) stalking his prey in a greenhouse in I Saw The Devil.

Picture: Magnet Releasing

Style: Thriller
Director: Kim Jee-woon
Solid: Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Oh San-ha

South Korean revenge thrillers have a status for being brutal and gory, however Kim Jee-woon’s I Noticed the Satan is an entire different beast fully.

The movie follows Kim Soo-hyun (Lee Byung-hun), a particular agent of the Nationwide Intelligence Service, who embarks on a twisted mission of retribution and revenge when his fiancee, Joo-yeon, is kidnapped and murdered by Jang Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik), a vicious psychopath and serial killer. The film unravels as a cat-and-mouse recreation of sadistic psychological brutality, as Soo-hyun stalks and hunts Kyung-chul’s each step, attacking him till he’s on the point of loss of life earlier than pulling again so as to delay his struggling. Full of bracing violence, thrilling chase scenes, and a chilling climax that brings the query of what justifies revenge into stark aid, I Noticed the Satan is a pulse-pounding expertise. —Toussaint Egan

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