Geekflix – Top ‘Netflix’ Picks For March 2016

Time to get ready for “Kiss me I’m Irish” paraphernalia and Shamrock Shakes (What? They are back already? Well alright!) because March is coming soon. This means Netflix will soon be getting a slew of new arrivals for subscribers to enjoy and you need know which of these titles are necessary for keeping your Geek Credit high. Time to dive in:
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1. Groundhog Day (March 1st)

Sure Groundhog Day has passed but this classic Bill Murray comedy is great any time of the year. Watch as he gets stuck in a day over and over again and tries to find a way out. Also, he lets the groundhog drive and it hilarious every time you see it.

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2. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (March 1st)

Other than the one from 1938  starring Errol Flynn, this is film is regarded as the titular Live-Action Robin Hood movie. It stars the recently departed Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham who goes all out and over the top in his performance as the villain.

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3. Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan (March 1st)

KHAN! Yes, the movie which spawned a million memes, parodies, and was quoted to death is coming to Netflix. Is it truly one of the best Star Trek movies ever? It most definitely is so make it a point to check this one out. Oh, yeah and the first movie is coming as well, but this one was time the sequel was better than the first.

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4. Scarface (March 1st)

Speaking of quoting a moving to death, “Say Hello to my little friend.” The principle of gangster movies starring Al Pacino makes its way to Netflix this month and if you a fan of action movies you owe it to yourself to check out this film.

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5. House of Cards: Season 4 (March 4th)

Netflix’s multiple award winning political drama is back for its fourth season. Watch as Kevin Spacey plays Frank Underwood, who will stop at nothing to continue to obtain political power. Will Frank be able to keep his wife Claire from leaving him? Only way to find out is by watching the new season.

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6. Halo: The Fall of Reach (March 7th)

Another entry into the films based on the Halo video game franchise arrives on Netflix in March. This movie tells the story of the main character, Master Chief first getting his armor and heading into battle to save humanity from the alien invaders known as the Covenant.

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7. Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 2 (March 18th)

Those who haven’t taken the time t to watch the first Netflix Original Marvel series should just cut up their geek cards now. The first season was incredible and the second one looks like it will be pulling out all the stops. Both Elektra and The Punisher will be stopping by to make Daredevil’s life a nightmare fans will lovingly binge watch in the first day of release.


8. Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday (March 18th)

The return of the legendary child-like playhouse owning character has arrived. This time Pee-wee is going on holiday and meeting plenty of entertaining character’s along the way. Will it help to inspire more Pee-Wee films in the future? If not, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and all five seasons of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse are on Netflix for people to enjoy more of the character’s antics.  

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9. The Forbidden Kingdom (March 24th)

The main character might not be the best, but this film is a martial art film which blends Chinese Mythology and great fight choreography together which more than makes up for the milk toast lead. Also, it features a fight scene between Jackie Chan and Jet Li. Hopefully, you have been convinced enough to check this film out.

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10. Yu-Gi-Oh: Bonds beyond time (March 31st)

Sure this anime series about a children’s card game isn’t an essential watch but this film really goes over the top with this 10 year anniversary movie celebration. Where else are going to have time travel and a villain who insists the card game will destroy humanity? Sometimes over the top entertainment like this is just what you want out of your anime watching experience.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.