You know what’s synonymous with March? Spring Break! For students, it’s that much anticipated week-long vacation from homework. For parents, it’s a week-long struggle to figure out how to keep kids busy. If you’re fortunate enough to be able to get away to enjoy a cruise or visit Walt Disney World, then awesome. Maybe you’re even able to play board games for St. Patrick’s Day or incorporate ideas for family bonding. Unfortunately for many kids, it’s time at home while parents are at work. Movies are a welcome escape from walls that feel like they’re closing in on you. In addition to the list of movies released in February, there are over a dozen options for new features hitting the big screen in March. If you are planning to see a movie in March and want to take in the latest releases, check out this list which includes feature films from Pixar, Walt Disney Studios, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Lionsgate Entertainment and more!
The Way Back
Release date: March 6, 2020 Genre: Drama, Sports Cast: Ben Affleck, Al Madrigal, Michaela Watkins, Janina Gavankar and Glynn Turman Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Official Website: The Way Back Movie Follow on social: #TheWayBack Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) once had a life filled with promise. In high school, he was a basketball phenom with a full university scholarship, when suddenly, for reasons unknown, he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now years later, Jack is spiraling down, triggered by an unspeakable loss, and drowning in the alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any hope for a better life. When he is asked to coach the basketball team at his alma mater, which has fallen far since his glory days, he reluctantly accepts, surprising no one more than himself. As the boys start to come together as a team and win, Jack may have finally found a reason to confront the demons that have derailed him. But will it be enough to fill the void, heal the deep wounds of his past, and set him on the road to redemption?
Release date: March 6, 2020 Genre: Animation, Family Cast: Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer Studio: Disney, Pixar Animation Studios Official Website: Onward Movie Follow on social: #PixarOnward In Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island, the enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives.
Release date: March 6, 2020 Genre: Drama Cast: John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones and Ewen Bremner Studio: A24 Films Kelly Reichardt once again trains her perceptive and patient eye on the Pacific Northwest, this time evoking an authentically hardscrabble early nineteenth century way of life. A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow. From this simple premise Reichardt constructs an interrogation of foundational Americana that recalls her earlier triumph Old Joy in its sensitive depiction of male friendship, yet is driven by a mounting suspense all its own. Reichardt again shows her distinct talent for depicting the peculiar rhythms of daily living and ability to capture the immense, unsettling quietude of rural America.
Release date: March 6, 2020 Genre: Romance Cast: Annette Bening, Bill Nighy, Josh O’Connor Studio: Roadside Attractions The intimate, intense and loving story of HOPE GAP charts the life of Grace (Annette Bening), shocked to learn her husband (Bill Nighy) is leaving her for another after 29 years of marriage, and the ensuing emotional fallout the dissolution has on their only grown son (Josh O’Connor). Unraveled and feeling displaced in her small seaside town, Grace ultimately regains her footing and discovers a new, powerful voice.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Release date: March 13, 2020 Genre: Drama Cast: Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder, Théodore Pellerin, Ryan Eggold and Sharon Van Etten Studio: Focus Features Official Website: Never Rarely Film Follow on social: #NeverRarelySometimesAlways Never Rarely Sometimes Always is an intimate portrayal of two teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania. Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) and her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder) embark across state lines to New York City on a fraught journey of friendship, bravery and compassion.
Release date: March 13, 2020 Genre: Family, Comedy, Action Cast: Dave Bautista, Kristen Schaal, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Chloe Coleman and Ken Jeong Studio: STX Films Official Website: My Spy movie Follow on social: #MySpy #MySpyMovie MY SPY follows JJ a hardened CIA operative (Dave Bautista) who has been demoted and finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, named Sophie (Chloe Coleman) where he has been sent undercover begrudgingly to surveil her family. When Sophie discovers hidden cameras in her apartment she uses her tech savviness to locate where the surveillance operation is set. In exchange for not blowing JJ’s cover Sophie convinces him to spend time with her and teach her to be a spy. Despite his reluctance JJ finds he is no match for Sophie’s disarming charm and wit.
Release date: March 13, 2020 Genre: Action, Sci-Fi Cast: Vin Diesel, Eiza Gonzalez, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell and Guy Pearce Studio: Sony Pictures Official Website: Bloodshot Movie Follow on social: #Bloodshot Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force –stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out.
Release date: March 13, 2020 Genre: Action, Thriller, Horror Cast: Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Ethan Suplee Studio: Universal Pictures Official Website: The Hunt Movie The most talked about movie of the year is the one nobody has seen … yet. Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don’t know they’ve been chosen… for a very specific purpose … The Hunt. In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a group of elites gathers for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt ordinary Americans for sport. But the elites’ master plan is about to be derailed because one of The Hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin, GLOW), knows The Hunters’ game better than they do. She turns the tables on the killers, picking them off, one by one, as she makes her way toward the mysterious woman (two-time Oscar® winner Hilary Swank) at the center of it all.
A Quiet Place Part II
Release date: March 20, 2020 Genre: Sequel, Thriller Cast: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe and Djimon Hounsou Studio: Paramount Pictures Follow on social: #AQuietPlace Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
I Still Believe
Release date: March 20, 2020 Genre: Romance Cast: KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Melissa Roxburgh, Nathan Dean, Shania Twain, and Gary Sinise Studio: Lionsgate Official Website: I Still Believe Movie Follow on social: #IStillBelieve One love can change your life. One life can change the world. From the creators of “I CAN ONLY IMAGINE” comes an inspiring love story for the ages. Rediscover the wonder of love, based on the real-life story of chart-topping singer Jeremy Camp.
Release date: March 27, 2020 Genre: Live-Action Adventure, Family Cast: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li and Jet Li Studio: Walt Disney Studios Official Website: Mulan Follow on social: #Mulan Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s “Mulan,” in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
Release date: March 27, 2020 Genre: Horror Cast: Jennifer Ehle and Morfydd Clark Studio: A24 Films Official Website: Saint Maud Movie Follow on social: #SaintMaud Saint Maud is a chilling and boldly original vision of faith, madness, and salvation in a fallen world. Maud, a newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s soul — but sinister forces, and her own sinful past, threaten to put an end to her holy calling.
Release date: March 27, 2020 Genre: Comedy, Drama Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan and Jason Flemyng Studio: Bleecker Street Official Website: Military Wives Movie Follow on social: #MilitaryWivesMovie MILITARY WIVES centers on a group of women from different backgrounds whose partners are away serving in Afghanistan. Faced with their loved ones’ absences, they come together to form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some of life’s most difficult moments, and quickly find themselves on an international stage. Peter Cattaneo (THE FULL MONTY) directs Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan in this feel-good crowd-pleaser inspired by true events. If you’re looking for something to do when the kids are out of school then there are some family-friendly options on the marquee for March. Plan a night out with friends and take in one of the more serious (or scary) movies! How does your family usually spend Spring Break?