Seven things to watch on Netflix in March

From a Marvel Comics Netflix original to a documentary on the history of women, there's something for everyone

Seven things to watch on Netflix in March

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You finally designate an evening to binge-watching TV, only to spend the majority of your time deciding what to watch. We've all been there, which is why we've rounded up seven of the best new releases on Netflix for you to watch in March - no channel flicking necessary. 

 

Nise: The Heart of Madness - March 1st 

Nise: The Heart of Madness is a biographical drama about a female psychiatrist, Nise Da Silveira, assigned to a Rio de Janeiro mental hospital, who refused to treat schizophrenia with electroshock therapy and instead encouraged patients to express themselves through art.

Proving that listening is better than lobotomy, this is a classic against-all-odds emotional journey that is perfectly ended by interview footage of the real Nise da Silveira, shot a few years before her death in 1999, at the age of 94.

 

Love: Season 2 - March 10th 

Judd Apatow's series returns to follow a couple who must navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid - this is real-life cringing on the big screen.

The second season continues with the on and off again relationship between Gus and Mickey, with a whole list of more characters arriving to throw spanners into the works.

 

Notes on Blindness - March 15th 

After losing his sight just days before the birth of his first child, writer John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand his blindness it would destroy him. In the summer of 1983 he began keeping an audio diary.

Over three years John recorded over sixteen hours of material, a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, exploring the interior world of blindness - “I knew that if I didn’t understand it”, he says, “blindness would destroy me."

This film is a response to those audio tapes, and is a beautiful watch - poignant, but impressively uplifting.

 

Marvel's Iron Fist: Season 1 - March 17th

Marvel’s fourth and final Defender Iron Fist, which marks the final superhero series of their Marvel quartet.

After becoming a lone survivor in a plane accident as a child, Danny Rand, a billionaire New Yorker is left stranded in a mystical Buddhist monastery and trains in kung-fu and the supernatural art of the Iron Fist.  Fifteen years later, he returns to New York City.

Starring Finn Jones, who is best known for his role on HBO’s Game of Thrones, this TV show has been tipped to be one of the best Marvel shows yet - we're eagerly waiting to see if this is so.

 

The Ascent of Woman: Season 1 - March 23rd

A groundbreaking four-part documentary series originally created for BBC2 in 2015 that charts the role of women in society over the course of 10,000 years.

Who invented the veil? When did patriarchy come into being? All these questions and more are explored in Dr. Amanda Foreman’s fascinating series, and the first ever documentary to present the history of women from the dawn of civilisation to the modern day, as women's rights veer wildly in between extremes of freedom and oppression, inclusion and exclusion.  

 

The Most Hated Woman in America - March 24th 

This Netflix Original biographical film sees Oscar winner Melissa Leo star as the notorious Madalyn Murray O'Hair, a prominent atheist whose campaigning ended official Bible readings in American public schools.

She filed several high profile cases in an attempt to separate Church and State, and achieved attention to the extent that in 1964 Life magazine referred to her as "the most hated woman in America."

This a gripping true story of O'Hair, from her controversial rise to her untimely demise.

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The Discovery - March 31st

The sci-fi romance (yes, that's a genre) stars Rooney Mara, Jason Segel and Robert Redford, and is set in a world where the existence of the afterlife has been discovered by scientist Dr Harbor.

This revelation immediately sets off mass suicide by people anxious to get to the other side in the hopes of being happy there. Others continue on, trying to decide what it all means.

Among them is Dr. Harbor's son Will, who arrives at his father's compound on Rhode Island two years after the discover, where he meets a mysterious young woman named Isla. A solid cast makes this one of the most anticpiated sci-fi movies of the year - keep an eye out for this.