Laugh, Cry, Be Amazed with these March 2024 Theatrical Movie Releases

Kung Fu Panda 4, Ghostbusters Frozen Empire and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire are a few of the many movie options releasing in theaters in March 2024 - SahmReviews.com

We had a lackluster start to the year with respect to movies. February movie releases were okay, but we weren’t clamoring to get to the theater as much as some months. March is one of those months. There are several sequels for the die-hard fans of action, adventure and even animated features. But there are also several comedies, stories inspired real people and some horror to round it out.

What I found interesting while researching upcoming theatrical releases is that there were several that didn’t show up on studio promotional pages. Some of those were the ones I was most intrigued by! They clearly put their marketing dollars behind the big budget stuff (as the name implies), but a couple of these may be sleepers. Time will tell as we hit the theaters to judge for ourselves!

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Dune: Part Two

Release Date: March 1, 2024 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sequel
Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, Souheila Yacoub, with Stellan Skarsgård, with Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem

“Dune: Part Two” will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a path of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

Problemista

Release Date: March 1, 2024 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Julio Torres, Tilda Swinton, RZA, Isabella Rossellini, Larry Owens, Catalina Saavedra, Greta Lee

Alejandro is an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador, struggling to bring his unusual ideas to life in New York City. As time on his work visa runs out, a job assisting an erratic art-world outcast becomes his only hope to stay in the country and realize his dream. From writer/director Julio Torres comes a surreal adventure through the equally treacherous worlds of New York City and the U.S. Immigration system.

Kung Fu Panda 4

Release Date: March 8, 2024 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Family, Animation, Sequel
Cast: Jack Black, Awkwafina, Viola Davis, Dustin Hoffman, James Hong, Bryan Cranston, Ian McShane and Ke Huy Quan

After three death-defying adventures defeating world-class villains with his unmatched courage and mad martial arts skills, Po, the Dragon Warrior (Golden Globe nominee Jack Black), is called upon by destiny to … give it a rest already. More specifically, he’s tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace. That poses a couple of obvious problems. First, Po knows as much about spiritual leadership as he does about the paleo diet, and second, he needs to quickly find and train a new Dragon Warrior before he can assume his new lofty position. Even worse, there’s been a recent sighting of a wicked, powerful sorceress, Chameleon (Oscar® winner Viola Davis), a tiny lizard who can shapeshift into any creature, large or small. And Chameleon has her greedy, beady little eyes on Po’s Staff of Wisdom, which would give her the power to re-summon all the master villains whom Po has vanquished to the spirit realm. So, Po’s going to need some help. He finds it (kinda?) in the form of crafty, quick-witted thief Zhen (Golden Globe winner Awkwafina), a corsac fox who really gets under Po’s fur but whose skills will prove invaluable. In their quest to protect the Valley of Peace from Chameleon’s reptilian claws, this comedic odd-couple duo will have to work together. In the process, Po will discover that heroes can be found in the most unexpected places.

Accidental Texan

Release Date: March 8, 2024 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Cast: Thomas Haden Church, Rudy Pankow, Carrie Anne-Moss, Bruce Dern

Fresh-faced recent Harvard student Erwin (Rudy Pankow) flames out of his first professional acting job when he forgets to turn off his phone and triggers an explosive nightmare on set. His career and cell phone in tatters, he flees the New Orleans set, only to have his car break down deep in the heart of Texas oil country. Seeking refuge and some possible phone service in a local diner, he meets Faye (Carrie-Anne Moss), a kind waitress who takes pity on him and offers up the local phone book to find a mechanic. Without enough funds to fix his car, Erwin accepts an offer from Merle, a local oil driller (Thomas Haden Church) only to find out he too is nearly bankrupt and cannot pay his bills. With both men in desperate straits, Merle realizes their only hope may be Erwin’s acting skills and a little help from Faye’s shotgun.

Imaginary

Release Date: March 8, 2024 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Cast: DeWanda Wise, Tom Payne, Taegen Burns, Pyper Braun with Veronica Falcon, and Betty Buckley

From Blumhouse, the genre-defining masterminds behind FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S and M3GAN, comes an original horror that taps into the innocence of imaginary friends – and begs the question: Are they really figments of childhood imagination or is something more terrifying lying just beneath? When Jessica (DeWanda Wise) moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter Alice (Pyper Braun) develops an eerie attachment to a stuffed bear named Chauncey she finds in the basement. Alice starts playing games with Chauncey that begin playful and become increasingly sinister. As Alice’s behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.

American Dreamer

Release Date: March 8, 2024 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Peter Dinklage, Shirley MacLaine, Matt Dillon, Danny Glover

Phil Loder (Peter Dinklage) is a dreamer. Most dreams don’t come true. Phil hates that. As a low-level adjunct professor, his grand dream of owning a home is tragically out of reach…until a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes his way.

Glitter & Doom

Release Date: March 8, 2024 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Cast: Alex Diaz, Alan Cammish, Missi Pyle, Min-Na Wen, Tig Notaro, Lea DeLaria, Amy Ray, Emily Saliers, Alejandra Bogue, Viry Dimayuga, and Ali Salguero

GLITTER & DOOM follows the love at first sight journey of a circus dreamer, played by Filipino star Alex Diaz, and struggling musician, played by UK newcomer Alan Cammish. An undeniable spark sets an epic summer romance on its course until the realities of pursuing their dreams threaten to tear them apart. Ming Na-Wen and Missi Pyle co-star as Glitter and Doom’s respective mothers. The star-studded supporting cast is rounded out by queer talent including: Lea DeLaria, Tig Notaro, Kate Pierson (B-52s), Drag Race alum Peppermint, Broadway star Beth Malone and the Indigo Girls themselves, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers.

Love Lies Bleeding

Release Date: March 8, 2024 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Action, Crime
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Katy M. O’Brian, Ed Harris

From Director Rose Glass comes an electric new love story; reclusive gym manager Lou falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder headed through town to Vegas in pursuit of her dream. But their love ignites violence, pulling them deep into the web of Lou’s criminal family.

One Life

Release Date: March 15, 2024 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Historical Drama, Biography
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Flynn, Jonathan Pryce, Lena Olin

Based on the book If It’s Not Impossible…: The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton by Barbara Winton, ONE LIFE tells the incredible, emotional true story of Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton (Flynn), a young London broker who visits Prague in December 1938. In a race against time, Winton convinces Trevor Chadwick (Sharp) and Doreen Warriner (Garai) of the British Committee for Refugees in Czechoslovakia to rescue hundreds of predominantly Jewish children before Nazi occupation closes the borders. Fifty years later, Nicky (Hopkins) is haunted by the fate of the children he wasn’t able to bring to safety in England. It’s not until the BBC show “That’s Life!” re-introduces him to some of those he helped rescue that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he carried – all the while skyrocketing from anonymity to a national hero.

The American Society of Magical Negroes

Release Date: March 15, 2024 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Cast: Justice Smith, David Alan Grier, An-Li Bogan, Drew Tarver, Michaela Watkins, Rupert Friend, Nicole Byer

The American Society of Magical Negroes is a fresh, satirical comedy about a young man, Aren, who is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people’s lives easier.

Arthur The King

Release Date: March 15, 2024 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Adventure
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Simu Liu, Juliet Rylance, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ali Suliman with Bear Grylls as Himself and Paul Guilfoyle

Over the course of ten days and 435 miles, an unbreakable bond is forged between pro adventure racer Michael Light (Mark Wahlberg) and a scrappy street dog companion dubbed Arthur. Based on an incredible true story, ARTHUR THE KING follows Light, desperate for one last chance to win, as he convinces a sponsor to back him and a team of athletes (Simu Liu, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Ali Suliman) for the Adventure Racing World Championship in the Dominican Republic. As the team is pushed to their outer limits of endurance in the race, Arthur redefines what victory, loyalty and friendship truly mean.

Knox Goes Away

Release Date: March 15, 2024 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Thriller
Cast: Al Pacino, Michael Keaton, James Marsden

When a contract killer has a rapidly evolving form of dementia, he is offered an opportunity to redeem himself by saving the life of the adult son with whom he had been estranged.

Uproar

Release Date: March 15, 2024 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Drama
Cast: Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Minnie Driver, James Rolleston, and Erana James

Uproar is set in New Zealand in 1981, when the arrival of the South African rugby team sets off nationwide protests against apartheid and racism. Josh Waaka (Dennison), a 17-year-old of mixed race who has been a passive bystander all his life, is suddenly forced to stand up for himself, his whānau, or family, and his future.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Release Date: March 22, 2024 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Sequel
Cast: Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Celeste O’Connor, Logan Kim, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts

In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an army of ghosts that casts a death chill upon the city, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.

Immaculate

Release Date: March 22, 2024 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Horror
Cast: Sydney Sweeney, Simona Tabasco, Álvaro Morte, Benedetta Porcaroli

Sydney Sweeney (Anyone But You, Euphoria, The White Lotus) stars as Cecilia, an American nun of devout faith, embarking on a new journey in a remote convent in the picturesque Italian countryside. Cecilia’s warm welcome quickly devolves into a nightmare as it becomes clear her new home harbors a sinister secret and unspeakable horrors.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Release Date: March 29, 2024 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Sequel
Cast: Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Dan Stevens, Kaylee Hottle, Alex Ferns and Fala Chen

The epic battle continues! Legendary Pictures’ cinematic Monsterverse follows up the explosive showdown of “Godzilla vs. Kong” with an all-new adventure that pits the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence—and our own. “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” delves further into the histories of these Titans and their origins, as well as the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever.

A Cat’s Life

Release Date: March 29, 2024 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Family, Drama
Cast: Capucine Sainson-Fabresse Corinne Masiero Lucie Laurent

Follows the journey of Clémence and her kitten, Lou, as they leave Paris to spend the holidays in the countryside. While there, Lou enjoys the wildlife and befriends a white kitten who prowls in the woods.

Every month has at least one or two movies that are worth planning a night out. March has several and we’re hoping we can find time in the schedule to see all the ones we want to!

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