New Movies To Watch This March

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Falling between the end of awards season and the beginning of summer blockbuster season, March is often a bit of an awkward and empty month in the movie calendar.

However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to look forward to over the next month. So, here are the best new movies to watch in UK cinemas this March.


Onward

We’re in for a bit of a treat in 2020 as legendary animation studio Pixar has not one, but two new releases; the first of which is fantasy adventure Onward.

Although the trailers have it looking like a rather more generic and easy-going Disney-esque film, early reviews have been positive, praising the film’s heart, imagination and energy.

And anyway, this is Pixar we’re talking about. The studio that have made some of the best films of the 21st Century always pull a rabbit out of the hat. And that prospect alone makes Onward one of March’s most anticipated releases.

Onward UK Release: 6th March

Watch the trailer here.


The Hunt

Delayed from release last September after controversy following real-world events, dark comedy-horror The Hunt finally hits screens this month.

As things stand, it looks like a lot of fuss over nothing, as the film’s trailer is far from incredible, and its premise appears horribly muddled – even in a two and a half minute preview.

But the film does promise to touch on controversial and contemporary political issues, bringing more to the table than what could be construed as a rather generic horror. Plus, a strong cast starring the likes of Hilary Swank, Emma Roberts and more will certainly be a draw.

The Hunt UK Release: 11th March

Watch the trailer here.


Bloodshot

While we wait for Fast And Furious 9, fans of Vin Diesel and logic-defying blockbusters will be glad to see the release of Bloodshot this March.

Starring Diesel as a soldier brought back to life with superpowers, Bloodshot has a preposterous blend of big action, comic book lore, sci-fi and everything in between. And that’s set to make it the month’s easiest bit of popcorn entertainment.

It’s hardly going to be threatening awards ceremonies come the end of the year, but for an easy, mindless bit of blockbuster fun, this is your best pick in March.

Bloodshot UK Release: 13th March

Watch the trailer here.


And Then We Danced

Sitting at 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, and with strong praise from critics all over the world, Georgian drama And Then We Danced is a fascinating prospect.

An emotionally charged story of love, heritage and acceptance, the film’s challenging tale of going up against tradition and the establishment means it will certainly be one of the year’s most striking and powerful watches.

And with a cast of young and passionate leads performing gorgeous dance choreography, And Then We Danced will be more than just a powerful drama, but a beautiful piece of film from start to finish.

And Then We Danced UK Release: 13th March

Watch the trailer here.


Misbehaviour

A scathing indictment on the Miss World contest, Misbehaviour is undoutbedly going to be one of the month’s most passionate and provocative releases.

With strong feminist themes playing alongside stylish direction and dark humour, the film promises a fascinating, insightful and hard-hitting look into the recent past and the realities of inequality that persist to this very day.

And with an all-star cast that features rising stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jessie Buckley alongside established leads Keira Knightley, Lesley Manville, Keeley Hawes and Greg Kinnear, Misbehaviour will have no shortage of talent on display.

Misbehaviour UK Release: 13th March

Watch the trailer here.


A Quiet Place Part II

The follow-up to one of the biggest surprises in recent years, A Quiet Place Part II is set to be another thrillingly cagey horror experience.

Building from the devastating and intense thrills of A Quiet Place, director John Krasinski aims to turn up the wick when it comes to this series’ breathless horror, again ingeniously using silence to create stunning excitement.

And with Emily Blunt returning alongside Cillian Murphy in what looks to be very gritty role, this sequel will be an exhilarating development of a highly memorable predecessor.

A Quiet Place UK Release: 19th March

Watch the trailer here.


Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

With the school spring holidays on the horizon, parents will be looking for new films at the cinema for the kids, and first in line for that audience is Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.

Two years on from its predecessor, the family-friendly series returns with its all-star cast (James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne and more), as well as a heap of light-hearted, fun-loving adventure and laughs.

It may not be the most faithful adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s literary classic, but with bright colours and energy, Peter Rabbit 2 will certainly be a favourite for kids come the end of the month.

Peter Rabbit 2 UK Release: 27th March

Watch the trailer here.


Mulan

By far the biggest new release of the month, Disney’s Mulan is hotly anticipated all around the world, and will undoubtedly be one of the year’s biggest box office hits.

The latest in Disney’s recent run of live-action remakes of its animated classics, Mulan promises something entirely different from its beloved predecessor.

With a PG-13 rating in the USA hinting at a grittier, darker atmosphere, no big musical numbers, no Mushu and the addition of new characters, the film won’t just be a carbon copy of the original like The Lion King was criticised for being.

Plus, with Chinese audiences heavily in mind, the film is certain to be closer to its folklore origins than the ’90s original, while its brand of action will certainly be different to many of us in the West are used to seeing from Disney.

But with big screen superstars Gong Li, Donnie Yen and Jet Li appearing alongside newcomer Liu Yifei in the lead role, Mulan is pulling out all the stops to be one of the year’s biggest blockbusters. And I, for one, can’t wait to see it.

Mulan UK Release: 27th March

Watch the trailer here.

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The Mad Movie Man, AKA Anthony Cullen, writes articles and reviews about movies and the world of cinema. Since January 1st, 2013, he has watched and reviewed a movie every day. This is the blog dedicated to the project: www.madmovieman.com