10 Must-See Movies This March

Captain Marvel, Billie and Emma, Us, and more!

(SPOT.ph) Summer is right around the corner, which means we’re already gearing up for long weekends and quick trips to the beach. Be sure to squeeze in a new movie or two, because there are plenty of upcoming flicks you don’t want to miss this month. From a long-awaited Marvel movie to an exciting horror and plenty of Pinoy films in between, here are the 10 titles you need to check out this March. 

Captain Marvel

Release date: March 6
Take a trip back to the '90s in the latest installment of the epic Avengers franchise, which also happens to be Marvel’s first female-led superhero film. Set in 1995, the film revolves around Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), a former U.S. Air Force pilot as she becomes one of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes. Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as Nick Fury, alongside Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Annette Benning, and Crazy Rich Asians' Gemma Chan.

Ulan

Release date: March 13
One of the most anticipated Filipino romantic dramas this year is director Irene Villamor’s Ulan, the same mind behind Sid and Aya: Not a Love Story. Despite the hype and curiosity surrounding the film, it has managed to keep specific plot details under wraps. What we do know, however, is that it stars Nadine Lustre and Carlo Aquino as love interests and seems to involve a supernatural plot, including the tikbalang.

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Triple Frontier

 

Release date: March 13
Netflix’s latest action flick centers on five friends—all former special forces operatives who reunite in a risky bid to steal a drug lord’s millions and unleashing a chain of unintended consequences. Co-written and directed by JC Chandor, this testosterone-fueled movie features an all-star cast that includes Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Pedro Pascal, and Garrett Hedlund.

Neomanila

Release date: March 13
Originally released in 2017 as part of the Quezon City International Film Festival, Birdshot director Mikhail Red takes on modern-day Manila and the war on drugs in this neo-noir thriller. After a street orphan named Toto (Timothy Castillo) and his brother have become the targets of local gangsters, they are rescued by a mysterious, professional hitwoman named Irma (Eula Valdez).

Wonder Park

Release date: March 13
Up for a movie that everyone in the family can watch? This new, animated film centers on June (newcomer Brianna Denski) who spends most of her childhood imagining a fantastical amusement park inhabited by talking animals called Wonderpark. A few years later, June discovers that the amusement park of her dreams has somehow come to life, and it’s up to her to save it. Aside from Denski, the voice cast also includes Mila Kunis, Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, and John Oliver.

Billie and Emma

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Release date: March 20
Originally part of the QCinema 2018 lineup, this LGBTQ+ film is finally getting a theatrical release in Ayala Cinemas nationwide. Baka Bukas director Samantha Lee returns behind the camera to tell the touching love story of Billie, a troublemaking student from the big city, and Emma, the ambitious star student who coaxes the former out of her shell.

Five Feet Apart

Release date: March 20
Riverdale star Cole Sprouse sheds the brooding Jughead character to star in this romantic drama alongside Haley Lu Richardson. The heart-wrenching film revolves around two teenagers who meet in a hospital. The twist? They both have life-threatening illnesses and despite being unable to touch each other, they still find themselves drawn to each other.

Us

Release date: March 22
Get Out director Jordan Peele is back with another thought-provoking psychological horror that will have you at the edge of your seat. A married couple (Winston Duke and Lupita Nyong’o) take their children to their beach house for a relaxing weekend. Their peaceful getaway soon turns to chaos when a group of strangers called “The Tethered,” who look exactly like them, arrive at their doorstep. Horror fans are so excited for this film that there are already plenty of fan theories based on the trailer alone.

The Dirt

Release date: March 22
Reportedly based on the famous memoir of the same name, Netflix’s upcoming biopic on the '80s band Motley Crue delves into their rise as arena headliners and eventually, their fall in the '90s when bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam dominated the music scene. From the trailer alone, the movie seems to cover every debauched and headline-making moments of their career. The Dirt stars Machine Gun Kelly as Tommy Lee, Game of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars, Breaking Bad‘s David Costabile as the band’s manager Doc McGhee, and SNL’s Pete Davidson as record executive Tom Zutaut.

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Maria

Release date: March 27
It’s Cristine Reyes as you’ve never seen her before in this upcoming action flick from Viva Films. Reyes plays Lily, a doting wife and mother who hides her secret past as a former assassin for a drug cartel. Her peaceful life is suddenly cut short when her family’s lives are threatened.

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