The best thrillers to watch on Netflix this March

March is upon us, and you recognize what which means: There’s an entire new slew of thrilling new motion pictures obtainable to watch in theaters on streaming. Not feeling up to venturing out to watch an incredible new film? That’s alright: We’ve pulled collectively our month-to-month collection of the best thrillers to watch on Netflix to give you the very best movies that’ll have you ever perched on the sting of your seats.

This month’s choices embrace a dystopian class drama from Kill Listing director Ben Wheatley, a suburban horror comedy from Gremlins director Joe Dante, and a kick-ass motion thriller starring the ever-versatile Jason Statham. Right here’s our checklist of the best thrillers to watch on Netflix in March.

Editor’s Choose: Excessive-Rise

Photograph: Aidan Monaghan/Magnolia Photos

Director: Ben Wheatley
Solid: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller

For those who’re on the lookout for a dystopian thriller that doubles as a scathing satire of gentrification and the callous insularity of the pampered and rich, Ben Wheatley’s 2015 movie starring Tom Hiddleston is an ideal advice.

Primarily based on J. G. Ballard’s 1975 novel, Excessive-Rise follows the story of Robert Laing (Hiddleston), a not too long ago divorced physician who strikes into a contemporary condo block on the outskirts of suburban London crammed with each conceivable amenity you possibly can presumably want. It’s not lengthy earlier than Laing’s time within the excessive rise devolves into an limitless bacchanal of medication, alcohol, and debauchery, culminating within the tragic suicide of one in every of Laing’s neighbors. When no authorities arrive to examine the dying, and with the state of the excessive rise rising more and more extra dilapidated with every passing day, the denizens of the block revert to their most animalistic instincts, feuding with each other because the as soon as immaculate tower transforms right into a gilded cage of wanton indiscriminate violence and depravity.

Laurie Rose’s cinematography is hypnotic, capturing the brutalist interiors and superior scale of the tower with the identical scrupulous consideration as he does with the character’s most intimate and harrowing moments. Hiddleston is implausible, as is Luke Evans as a documentary filmmaker-turned-violent extremist who clashes with the tower’s architect, performed expertly by Jeremy Irons. Excessive-Rise is an intoxicating nightmare of extra and institutional neglect and completely price watching. —Toussaint Egan

The ’Burbs

Three men (L-R Tom Hanks, Rick Ducommun, Bruce Dern) hide behind a trashcan at nighttime, staring at something offscreen.

Picture: Common Photos House Leisure

Director: Joe Dante
Solid: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher

For those who’ve ever been terrified or suspicious of what your neighbors is likely to be getting up to, this comedic thriller from Gremlins director Joe Dante is the for you.

Tom Hanks stars as Ray Peterson, a disgruntled home-owner who simply need to be left alone so he can get pleasure from his week-long trip. Sadly, a mysterious new household strikes into the derelict home subsequent to his within the quiet sleepy cul-de-sac he calls dwelling, igniting a firestorm of paranoia and suspicion that threatens to engulf the complete neighborhood. As screenwriter Dana Olsen once described it, The ’Burbs is “Ozzie and Harriet meet Charles Manson,” a gleefully twisted horror comedy with memorable performances and a fully twisted ending. —TE


A bald man in a suit holds a pair of keys up to a woman with glasses in a nun habit.

Picture: Roadside Points of interest

Director: Steven Knight
Solid: Jason Statham, Agata Buzek, Benedict Wong

There are a couple of completely different causes I might suggest Redemption (also referred to as Hummingbird) proper now. I’m nonetheless buzzing off Jason Statham’s The Beekeeper. Benedict Wong, who performs a major function within the film, is starring in Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of 3 Physique Downside, enjoying my favourite character from the e book. And director Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) has an intriguing thriller present popping out in April: The Veil, starring Elisabeth Moss and Josh Charles.

However the principle purpose I’m recommending Redemption is as a result of it’s one of the vital underrated motion pictures in Statham’s filmography. It’s a considerate story about revenge and redemption that doesn’t all the time land, however has rather a lot on its thoughts and asks extra of Statham as an actor than a lot of his different roles. A content material warning: It is a very darkish film that offers with very darkish plot factors and themes, together with sexual violence. —PV

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