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The best movies and shows to stream right now: Our top picks for March

Set reminders, mark your calendars, and binge-watch your favorite shows with my top-notch recommendations.
Written by Rebecca Isaacs, Staff Writer
The 2023 Oscars | Movie awards ceremony
The 2023 Oscars
Movie awards ceremony
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Ted Lasso Season 3 | TV Sports Comedy
Ted Lasso Season 3
TV Sports Comedy
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Luther: The Fallen Sun | Action/Adventure Movie
Luther: The Fallen Sun
Action/Adventure Movie
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Succession Season 4 | TV drama
Succession Season 4
TV drama
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Sanditon Season 3 | TV Drama
Sanditon Season 3
TV Drama
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The Mandalorian Season 3 | Sci-Fi TV action
The Mandalorian Season 3
Sci-Fi TV action
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Party Down Season 3 | TV comedy
Party Down season 3
Party Down Season 3
TV comedy
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Yellowjackets Season 2 | TV Drama
Yellowjackets Season 2
TV Drama
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I'll be the first to admit: I'm a streaming enthusiast. So much, in fact, that when I'm not testing out the latest TVs, I'm catching up on the latest shows and movies (cue the 6-hour countdown until I can stream "The Mandalorian") or revisiting old comforts like my all-time fav "Parks and Recreation."

If you're unsure of what to watch this March, or are trying to recall who is dropping what, fear not. Last month promised a lot of great content but this is the month of the action-packed series that will leave you texting your friends and posting about that (spoiler-free) moment in "Succession."

This month, it's not so much what's premiering from films as it what TV shows are dropping to compete with each other for your attention -- and my goodness, are there plenty! No matter what streaming service you're subscribed to (or if you're getting rid of Netflix due to the new password policy), there's something out there for everyone. From galaxies far, far away to places a little closer to home like New York, there's something for everyone on this list.


The best movies and TV shows to stream right now

Check out my list of the best movies, film series, and documentaries to stream this March 2023.

  • Where to stream: YouTube TV, FuboTV, Hulu + Live TV
  • When does it drop? March 12 at 8PM EST

Wanting to see who will take Best Actor this year or what film will seal the deal as Best Picture this 2023 year? The Oscars promise performances from Rihanna, Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, and David Byrne, plus we'll finally get to see who will steal the show for Best Actress.

As a heads up, YouTube TV is offering a $10 off coupon for the first three months of the service for a $55/month package.

  • Where to stream: Apple TV+
  • Rating: TBD
  • Trailer: Watch it on YouTube
  • When does it drop? March 15

A wise person once said to beware the Ides of March -- but this year I can't wait because it's the day Season 3 of Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso drops. The award-winning series will consist of 12 episodes, so you'll have plenty of time to catch up on the spoiler-free chaos of that season 2 finale.

If you missed out on Luther's adventures, catch up now before this hit film continues the series on Netflix. I won't spoil it for those who have been waiting for this movie for years, but you can expect twists, turns, and more from the character that nabbed Idris Elba not one but four Emmy nods for his portrayal of John Luther.

Succession has swept at the most of the awards ceremonies and with good reason. It's Logan Roy's world and we're all just along for the ride -- and the constant backstabbing, treachery, and plotting that comes along with the high stakes corporate world of Waystar Royco. Stream one of the best series of the 2020s ahead of the March 26 premiere date on HBO Max.

  • Where to stream: PBS Passport
  • Rating: TBD
  • First Look: Watch it on YouTube
  • When does it drop? March 19

Before Bridgerton left us swooning for more soirees and seasons, there was another sweet regency TV drama that received such a following it received a two-season renewal post-cancellation. Cue "Sanditon," based on the half-finished Jane Austen novel. Charlotte Heywood heads to the seaside resort of Sanditon, where big ideas -- and romance -- await. The final season drops weekly episodes on my personal favorite darling streaming service, PBS Passport.

Start streaming for only $5 per month.

Miss Grogu? Me too. While Pedro Pascal is wrapping up his time on "The Last of Us," you can catch him pre-apocalypse as The Mandalorian. The first two seasons were arguably some of the best television of 2019 and 2020, respectively, and I expect this new season to be at the forefront of everyone's best lists from December 2023.

It's been years since the last season of the hit comedy series, and Henry, Ronald, Casey, and crew are back in LA and churning out the laughs as they navigate life, love, and of course, catering gone wrong. Expect the cutting jokes that you've come to love from this rag-tag gang plus appearances by Jennifer Garner, James Marsden, and more. It may have started streaming on Starz February 24, but I'm just having too great of a time not to add it to the best of March 2023 streaming.

Right now, you can get the streamer for only $5 per month for three months. No code needed.

What happens when Lord of the Flies meets a gender swap? Yellowjackets explores exactly that, following the traumatic events that transpire when a group of girls survives a plane crash and must survive together in the Canadian wilderness. Spoiler alert: Nothing good happens, and the aftermath will have you talking about it to your friends and family for weeks. Stream it on Showtime.

Which new movie or show is right for you?

It really depends on you, but here's a little decision tree matrix below that might help you pick one:

Choose this movie or show…

If you want to…

2023 Academy Awards

Catch Hollywood's biggest night

Ted Lasso Season 3

Want a great laugh with witty writing.

Luther: The Fallen Sun

Watch an action-packed superhero flick.

Succession Season 4

Watch high-stakes corporate treachery at its finest.


Enjoy the romantic Regency period.

The Mandalorian Season 3

Catch Pedro Pascal saving the galaxy as a honorable mercenary.

Party Down Season 3

Just want a laugh with a top-notch cast.

Yellowjackets Season 2

Want to watch a gender-swapped Lord of the Flies.

How did I choose these movies and shows?

I'm obsessed with good TV, and have been since I was old enough to catch "The Simpsons" with my dad and faithfully read all of Roger Ebert's reviews during breakfast. And right now, I'd say we're living in the second golden age of TV because there is so much solid content and (almost) not enough time to catch it all.

As a seasoned binge-watcher, I have spent countless hours watching the latest and greatest and am confident in my ability to recommend must-see titles for your night in front of the TV. I've also personally watched every movie and TV show on the above list and can vouch for how good they are to stream.

That being said, everyone's tastes are different! That's why I've also made sure to include new seasons and old fan favorites on my list, so if you're in the mood for a top-notch action film, I have just the film, or you can head down to a regency-era seaside resort for some gossip-worthy drama.

What's the best video streaming service?

If you need help deciding what is the best video streaming service, I have almost all of them, but everyone's taste is different. Therefore, I recommend that you check out ZDNET's in-depth guides:

ZDNET also compared the best live TV streaming services here:

Finally, here's the best free video streaming services available:

Are there more movies and shows worth streaming right now?

This month is one of the largest months for streaming to date (we get that it's only March and there are nine months to go, but still). There's a lot to stream, so if you're not feeling any of the picks up above, check out these other picks that deserve honorable mention, and are still top-notch TV and film.

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