The Month in Movies: What's in Theaters This March

The Month in Movies: What's in Theaters This March

Feb 22, 2019

Who's going to the movies this month? It's going to be a time to see something special on the big screen, whether it's Marvel's first showcase for a solo female superhero or it's a new documentary sharing the historical record of the first Moon landing or it's Jordan Peele's follow-up to Get Out.

Below is our guide to all the major titles coming to theaters in March and how to get your tickets now. 

March 1:


Stars: Chloe Grace Moretz, Isabelle Huppert, Maika Monroe

Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) co-wrote and directed this thriller about a friendship between a lonely widowed piano teacher and a young woman new to New York City who found and returned the older woman's purse. As the two begin to grow closer, the titular piano teacher turns out to be anything but what she seems. 

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Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral 

Starring: Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Mike Tyson

Say goodbye to Madea, the character Tyler Perry originated on the stage 20 years ago and made her first movie appearance with 2005's adaptation of Diary of a Mad Black Woman. No, it's not her funeral referenced in the title, but Perry has stated this 11th installment of the series will be the last. The plot involves a family reunion that turns into an unexpected funeral in the backwoods of Georgia. 

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Apollo 11

Starring: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins

This documentary was a huge hit at Sundance, where it won an award for editing. Consisting solely of archival footage and archival audio, much of which has never been seen or heard before, the G-rated feature offers an in-depth chronicle of NASA's Apollo 11 mission, which brought Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to become the first men on the Moon. The story was recently dramatized in First Man, but this is all the real deal.

Apollo 11 hits IMAX screens exclusively starting March 1 before releasing everywhere on March 8.

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March 8:

Captain Marvel 

Starring: Brie Larsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan

The 21st installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe focuses on the franchise's first solo female superhero, the titular Captain Marvel. Brie Larsen plays Carol Danvers, an ace fighter pilot who is reborn as an intergalactic warrior participating in a conflict between two of the most powerful alien races in the universe. The movie, set in 1995, also features a de-aged Samuel L. Jackson as a young Nick Fury. 

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Gloria Bell 

Starring: Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Michael Cera

Julianne Moore is already receiving Oscar buzz for next year's awards with this acclaimed romantic drama about a free-spirited divorcee who begins an unexpected relationship with a man (John Turturro). For this American remake, director Sebastian Lelio (A Fantastic Woman) adapted his own 2013 Chilean feature, Gloria

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March 15:

Five Feet Apart

Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Claire Forlani

Two teenagers with cystic fibrosis meet and fall in love in the hospital but are forbidden to be within six feet from each other in this heartwrenching romance drama. Based on the YA novel of the same name by Rachael Lippincott. 

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Wonder Park 

Starring (voices): Brianna Denski, Jennifer Garner, Kenan Thompson

In this animated feature from Nickelodeon Movies, an imaginative 10-year-old is transported to the amusement park she dreamed up when she was younger. There, she teams up with a bunch of animal friends to save the park from zombie chimpanzees.  

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The Aftermath 

Starring: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard, Jason Clarke

Who doesn't love Keira Knightley in a period piece? This time she and Jason Clarke play a British couple assigned to live in Hamburg during Germany's reconstruction after World War II. But drama ensues due to rising pressures, including sexual tension, brought about by the man whose house they're staying in.

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March 22:


Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, Elisabeth Moss, Winston Duke

Black Panther stars Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke play a couple terrorized by evil versions of themselves in Jordan Peele's sophomore feature. The comedian and Get Out writer/director has promised another socially conscious horror movie, this one inspired by an old Twilight Zone episode. 

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March 29:


Starring: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito

Disney's iconic flying elephant is fleshed out in this extended live-action reimagining of the 1941 animated classic, which stars Michael Keaton as a great showman who exploits Dumbo after his gift is revealed. Fortunately, the lovable pachyderm makes some new friends in a World War I veteran and his two children. 

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Starring: Ashley Bratcher, Brooks Ryan, Robia Scott

Ashley Bratcher stars as Abby Johnson in this faith-based biopic about the former Planned Parenthood director who changed her mind about the work she was doing, resigned from the organization and became a pro-life activist. 

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The Beach Bum

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Isla Fisher, Zac Efron

The latest crazy-looking movie from auteur Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers) stars Matthew McConaughey in the role he seems born to play: a rebellious stoner named Moondog. The comedy also features performances from music legends Snoop Dogg and Jimmy Buffett.

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