Let’s take a moment to consider that March 2021 is nearly here.
Now that you’ve had that existential crisis, let’s take a look at Netflix’s offerings for the month to come. The service, one of the handful keeping our brains occupied across the long period of pandemic and lockdowns, continues to offer a wealth of viewing options. Curiously, though, Netflix has very little this coming March to keep the genre fan engaged. And, as it happens, even its True Crime offerings seem pretty slight. That said, there are a few documentaries to keep an eye on.
On March 1st, Netflix will release Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell, a look at the life of Christopher Wallace — aka The Notorious B.I.G. — via in-depth interviews and rare footage. We have to admit we’ve been lax in learning about Biggie’s life, so we hope this will be a well-made primer.
March 3rd brings Murder Among the Mormons, a look at the shocking string of pipe-bombings which gripped the Salt Lake City area in the 1980s and threatened to shake the Church of Latter Day Saints to its core. We don’t remember this getting a lot of coverage back in 1985, so it will be interesting to learn more about it.
Finally, Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal debuts on March 17th and promises to tell the tale of the recent investigation into colleges taking bribes to admit the children of the elite into their halls of higher learning. Netflix’s description of the program says it will use “reenactments” to dramatize the story. And considering how iffy some reenactments have been in recent Netflix documentaries — we’re looking at you, Crime Scene — this may not be the telling of the story we actually want. We’ll take a look at it nonetheless as we’re quite fascinated by this story.
But those are just our picks — and a look into one writer’s interest, we suppose — so take a look at everything debuting and leaving Netflix next month to find your Pandemic Anniversary series.
Abla Fahita: Drama Queen — NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇪🇬
An innocent fugitive, Abla Fahita gets separated from her children. The illustrious diva will stop at nothing to clear her name and reunite with them.
ARASHI’s Diary Voyage ep24 — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY 🇯🇵
As the voyage comes to an end, the guys reflect on their final moments as a group before their hiatus, capping off an amazing 21-year run with one last live stream concert. This is the finale episode of this series started in December 2019.
The Yin Yang Master — NETFLIX FILM 🇨🇳
A feud erupts between realms, and Yin Yang master Qing Ming teams up with disgraced guard Yuan Boya to vanquish a demonic threat as a conspiracy looms.
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Featuring rare footage and in-depth interviews, this documentary celebrates the life of The Notorious B.I.G. on his journey from hustler to rap king.
Black or White (2014)
Word Party: Season 5 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Party with animal babies Franny, Bailey, Kip, Lulu and Tilly as they learn new words and life lessons in English and Mandarin through song and dance!
Moxie — NETFLIX FILM
Inspired by her mom’s rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.
Murder Among the Mormons — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Salt Lake City, 1985. A series of pipe bombs kills two people and severely injures another, jolting the epicenter of the LDS Church. The murders send further shockwaves through the community when a trove of early Mormon letters and diaries are found destroyed in the vehicle of the third victim, Mark Hofmann, a renowned collector of rare documents, including the infamous White Salamander Letter — an artifact whose contents threatened to shake the very foundations of Mormonism. As Hofmann fights for his life, investigators race to uncover the truth. Directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and Tyler Measom (An Honest Liar), Murder Among the Mormons is the first comprehensive look at one of the most shocking crimes to have ever taken place among the Mormon community and the criminal mastermind behind it all.
Safe Haven (2013)
Pacific Rim: The Black — NETFLIX ANIME
After Kaiju ravages Australia, two siblings pilot a Jaeger to search for their parents, encountering new creatures, seedy characters and chance allies.
City of Ghosts — NETFLIX FAMILY
Meet the Ghost Club! Their adventures take them all around Los Angeles as they interview ghosts, solve problems and learn about their city’s history.
Dogwashers — NETFLIX FILM 🇨🇴
When a narco past his prime refuses to pay a debt to an upstart, only a secret stash of money can save his men. But guess what the gardener just found?
Nevenka: Breaking the Silence — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY 🇪🇸
This docuseries examines Spain’s historic 2001 lawsuit, in which city councilor Nevenka Fernández accused Mayor Ismael Álvarez of sexual harassment.
Pokémon Journeys: The Series: Part 4 — NETFLIX FAMILY 🇯🇵
Battles and research continue as Ash and Goh travel the world. Along the way they find old friends, Legendary Pokémon, Team Rocket and more.
Sentinelle — NETFLIX FILM 🇫🇷
Transferred home after a traumatizing combat mission, a highly trained French soldier uses her lethal skills to hunt down the man who hurt her sister.
Bombay Begums — NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇮🇳
From boardrooms to society’s margins, five ambitious women from various walks of life navigate dreams, desires and disappointments in modern Mumbai.
Bombay Rose — NETFLIX FILM 🇫🇷
Escaping from child marriage, a young club dancer living in the streets of Bombay, must choose between fending for her family and finding love with a boy orphaned by the militancy. Painted frame by frame and woven delicately through music, a red rose brings together three tales of impossible loves. Love between two dreamers tested by duty and religious divides. Love between two women. Love of an entire city for its Bollywood stars. Based on true events, the film, in documentary fashion, explores the ruthlessness of a society where the love and life that reigns on the big screen can crush you in its mean streets. Bombay Rose is directed by Gitanjali Rao and produced by Cinestaan Film Company/Les Films d’ici. An award-winning festival favorite, it was the first Indian animated film ever selected to open Venice Critics Week; it was also selected by the Toronto International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival, and an award winner at the Chicago and Mumbai Film Festivals.
The Houseboat — NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇩🇪
Musicians and friends Fynn Kliemann and Olli Schulz spend two difficult years trying to restore the home of singer Gunter Gabriel to its former glory.
StarBeam: Season 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY 🇨🇦
StarBeam is back with her family and favorite sidekicks to defend Somerset from all the wacky villains trying to stir up trouble and spoil the fun!
Dealer — NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇫🇷
Tensions erupt when two filmmakers infiltrate an area ruled by gangs to shoot a music video for a rapper in this gritty found-footage series.
Last Chance U: Basketball — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
From Greg Whiteley (Cheer) and the team behind Emmy-winning Last Chance U comes Last Chance U: Basketball, an honest, gritty look inside the world of community college basketball. Over the course of eight episodes, viewers will follow the East Los Angeles College Huskies (ELAC) in their high stakes chase to an unprecedented California state basketball championship. Led by passionate head coach John Mosley, the ELAC team is made up of former D1 recruits and powerhouse athletes hustling to prove themselves for a last chance to fulfill their dreams of playing at the next level. But the team is tested as the players battle adversity, inner demons, and emotions on and off the court.
Marriage or Mortgage — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A wedding planner and a real estate agent compete to win the hearts and budgets of spouses-to-be. Will they pick fairy-tale nuptials or a dream home?
The Block Island Sound (2020)
Coven of Sisters — NETFLIX FILM 🇪🇸
Basque Country, 1609. To postpone their execution, a group of women accused of witchcraft lure their inquisitor into witnessing the witches’ Sabbath.
Love Alarm: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇰🇷
Longing for resounding proof of her feelings, Jojo sets out to uninstall the shield and make the app ring for her one true love.
The One — NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇬🇧
Love — and lies — spiral when a DNA researcher helps discover a way to find the perfect partner, and creates a bold new matchmaking service.
Paper Lives — NETFLIX FILM 🇹🇷
In the streets of Istanbul, ailing waste warehouse worker Mehmet takes a small boy under his wing and must soon confront his own traumatic childhood.
Paradise PD: Part 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The not-so-honorable police officers of Paradise engage in dog blackmail, sperm theft, doughnut shop intimidation and many more unspeakable crimes.
YES DAY — NETFLIX FILM
Always feeling like they have to say NO to their kids and co-workers, Allison and Carlos decide to give their three kids a YES DAY — where for 24 hours the kids make the rules. Little did they know that they’d be going on a whirlwind adventure around Los Angeles, that would bring the family closer to each other than ever before.
Bakugan: Armored Alliance
The BFG (2016)
The Last Blockbuster (2020)
The Lost Pirate Kingdom — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The real-life pirates of the Caribbean violently plunder the world’s riches and form a surprisingly egalitarian republic in this documentary series.
Zero Chill — NETFLIX FAMILY 🇬🇧
Talented teen figure skater Kayla is forced to leave everything behind when her family follows her twin brother, Mac, to a prestigious hockey academy.
RebellComedy: Straight Outta the Zoo — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL 🇩🇪
The comics of RebellComedy take the stage and tackle topics including mistaken identities, being the “funny” kid and anatomically interesting starfish.
Waffles + Mochi — NETFLIX FAMILY
Curious puppet pals Waffles and Mochi travel the world exploring the wonders of food and culture while learning how to cook with fresh ingredients.
Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Reenactments drive this documentary investigating the mastermind behind a scam to sneak the kids of rich and famous families into top US universities.
Under Suspicion: Uncovering the Wesphael Case — NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇧🇪
This true-crime series follows the high-profile court case of Belgian politician Bernard Wesphael, who was accused of murdering his wife in 2013.
B: The Beginning Succession — NETFLIX ANIME 🇯🇵
When Keith is abducted and a friend from Koku’s past resurfaces, Killer B returns and everyone is pulled into a conspiracy involving the crown.
Cabras da Peste — NETFLIX FILM 🇧🇷
Two wildly mismatched cops from different Brazilian states are forced to work together to take on a gang operating in both of their homelands.
Deadly Illusions (2021)
The Fluffy Movie (2014)
Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
Tennessee-born comedian, actor, and podcast host Nate Bargatze is back with his second hour-long Netflix original comedy special, Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American. Nate reflects on being part of the Oregon Trail generation, meeting his wife while working at Applebee’s and the hilariously relatable moments of being a father and husband.
Alien TV: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY 🇨🇦
Alien reporters Ixbee, Pixbee and Squee return to Earth, where they learn about more odd human customs and inventions like trains and fashion.
Country Comfort — NETFLIX FAMILY
An aspiring young country singer finds the band she’s been missing when she takes a job as a nanny for a musically talented family.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
During a shortened 2020 season, Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and other top drivers pursue checkered flags as COVID-19 turns the world upside down.
Sky Rojo — NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇪🇸
On the run from their pimp and his henchmen, three women embark on a wild and crazy journey in search of freedom. From the creators of Money Heist.
Jiu Jitsu (2020)
Navillera — NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇰🇷
A 70-year-old with a dream and a 23-year-old with a gift lift each other out of harsh realities and rise to the challenge of becoming ballerinos.
Loyiso Gola: Unlearning — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL 🇿🇦
South African comedian Loyiso Gola serves up practical philosophy and filter-free humor as he tackles topics like race, identity and world politics.
Seaspiracy — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species — and uncovers a sinister global conspiracy.
Who Killed Sara? — NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇲🇽
After 18 years in prison, Álex takes his revenge on the Lazcano family, who framed him for the murder of his sister Sara to save their reputation.
Caught by a Wave — NETFLIX FILM 🇮🇹
After falling in love at a beachside summer camp in Sicily, a painful truth inspires two teenage sailing enthusiasts to live their lives to the fullest.
DOTA: Dragon’s Blood — NETFLIX ANIME
After encounters with a dragon and a princess on her own mission, a Dragon Knight becomes embroiled in events larger than he could have ever imagined.
Millennials: Season 3
Secret Magic Control Agency — NETFLIX FAMILY 🇷🇺
Hansel and Gretel of fairy tale fame — now acting as secret agents — must use magic, clever thinking and teamwork on a mission to find a missing king.
Troubled teen Will Hawkins (Kevin Quinn) has a run-in with the law that puts him at an important crossroad: go to juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. At first a fish-out-of-water, Will opens his heart, discovers love with a camp regular (Bailee Madison), and sense of belonging in the last place he expected to find it.
Bad Trip — NETFLIX FILM
In a hidden-camera comedy from the producer of Bad Grandpa, two pals embark on a road trip full of funny pranks that pull real people into the mayhem.
Big Time Rush: Seasons 1-4
The Irregulars — NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇬🇧
In 19th-century London, a group of misfits works to solve supernatural crimes at the behest of Dr. Watson and his elusive partner, Sherlock Holmes.
Magic for Humans by Mago Pop — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Illusionist Mago Pop takes to the streets of Barcelona, where he amazes folks of all ages and walks of life with tricks that inspire delight and wonder.
Nailed It!: Double Trouble — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
When two clueless cake “artists” team up, the reveals are even more ridiculous. From best buds to brothers and sisters, these bakers are twice as bad.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Rainbow High: Season 1
7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story (2020)
Octonauts & The Ring of Fire — NETFLIX FAMILY 🇬🇧
When lava-spewing volcanoes start a chain reaction of disasters across the ocean, the Octonauts must work together to save their sea creature friends.
At Eternity’s Gate (2018)
Haunted: Latin America — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Real people’s terrifying tales of the chilling, unexplained and paranormal come to life with dramatic reenactments in this reality series.
Rectify: Seasons 1-4
Hunter X Hunter (2011): Seasons 1-3
Apollo 18 (2011)
The Young Offenders (2016)
November Criminals (2017)
The Boss’s Daughter (2015)
Last Ferry (2019)
Summer Night (2019)
Spring Breakers (2012)
The Outsider (2019)
Marvel & ESPN Films Present: 1 of 1: Genesis
The Assignment (2016)
The Student (2017)
Chicken Little (2005)
Deep Undercover: Collections 1-3
Love Dot Com: The Social Experiment (2019)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
All About Nina (2018)
Come and Find Me (2016)
Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017)
Agatha and the Truth of Murder (2018)
I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011)
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Blood Father (2016)
The Hurricane Heist (2018)
Ghost Rider (2007)
Extras: Seasons 1-2
Killing Them Softly (2012)
London Spy: Season 1
The House That Made Me: Seasons 1-3
Enter the Dragon (1973)
God’s Not Dead (2014)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Molly’s Game (2017)
Money Talks (1997)
School Daze (1988)
Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)
Sex and the City 2 (2010)
Sinister Circle (2017)
Skin Wars: Seasons 1-3
Taxi Driver (1976)
The Bye Bye Man (2017)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
The Prince & Me (2004)
Weeds: Seasons 1-7