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Already planning your weekend binge-watching marathon? Whether you’re a Hulu or Netflix person (or both), you have plenty of new arrivals to choose from this month. The options listed here are just eight of the best new arrivals on Netflix and Hulu – if you care to do extra research on your own, you’ll likely find additional binge-worthy options.
Given all the recent worry about the spread of coronavirus in the U.S., there might be no better time to watch this 25-year-old movie. Dustin Hoffman plays Colonel Sam Daniels, a doctor who has to work with other doctors including his ex-wife Robby Keough (Rene Russo) to stop a global pandemic that threatens to kill millions. While watching, don’t forget that the coronavirus is not nearly as deadly as the virus depicted in Outbreak.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
This isn’t The Shawshank Redemption’s first time on Netflix. No wonder the film is returning to the streaming services – it’s long held the top spot on IMDb’s list of the top-rated movies of all time. The beloved film tells the story of a falsely imprisoned convict’s journey in the prison system, stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, and contains surprising amounts of hope for a work based on a Stephen King novel.
Ugly Delicious (Season 2)
Netflix has no shortage of shows about food, but David Chang’s exploration of travel, cooking, and history via one special, unusual dish per episode might just have the most interesting name of the bunch. And no, the food isn’t always ugly.
Élite (Season 3 arrives March 13)
Just six months after its second season, the Spanish teen crime series Élite returns to Netflix for its third season. Despite being targeted at teens, the series has a little something for everyone, including shocking character deaths and plenty of romantic tension.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
The feel-good story of Good Will Hunting today seems to stand in for a broader social statement. Although main character Will (Matt Damon) is a janitor at MIT, he’s more than smart enough to be a student there – it’s only the burden of his toxic masculinity that stops him from being a more complete person.
Pet Sematary (2019) (available March 19)
Last year’s Pet Sematary was the second film to be based on legendary horror novelist Stephen King’s book of the same name (and as mentioned earlier, The Shawshank Redemption is also based on a King novel, though a crime fiction tale rather than a horror story). Read up on the differences between the new Pet Sematary and the old one before watching.
Love Island: Australia (Season 2 available March 13)
As on many reality TV romance shows, the contestants on Love Island: Australia are isolated and under constant surveillance. To get an idea of what this widely followed reality show is like before watching, you can always watch one of last year’s funniest SNL sketches.
Archer (Season 10 available March 29)
FX’s animated, crass spy series has yet to take its foot off the gas. Now 10 seasons in, Archer continues to push the envelope and daringly parody longstanding spy film and TV show tropes. Its voice acting cast includes beloved names such as H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, and Chris Parnell.
What are you looking forward to on Netflix and Hulu this month? Sound off in the comments!