Entertainment The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March  

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List Rules Must have been released in the month of March

March is usually a dumping ground for movies that are neither summer blockbusters nor award contenders, but Marches of years past have had some great movies come out in theaters (movie releases in March 2013, by the way, not awful). These greatest films to come out in March is a list of the best movies ever to come out in March.

To give you an idea of how bad March typically is for movie releases, the rogue nuclear sub movie Phantom (starring David Duchovny and Ed Harris), released in March 2013, is fast on its way to becoming one of the least profitable movies ever made. In years past, however, March movie releases have included (the first installment of what is sure to be a mega trilogy), gladiator epic 300, and even The Godfather.


What is the best movie ever to come out in March? What Academy Award winning movies were released in March? What are the most successful movies released in March? This list of movies that came out in March is here for users to vote on what they consider to be the greatest movie released in March. This is not a complete list of films released in March, just the good ones. If your favorite movie released in March isn't on the list, make sure to add it to this list of the greatest films released in March.
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The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy from a screenplay by Mario Puzo and Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as ...more
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Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover
Lethal Weapon is a 1987 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as a mismatched pair of L.A.P.D. detectives and stars Mitchell Ryan and ...more
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The Birds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette
The Birds is a 1963 suspense/horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1952 story "The Birds" by Daphne du Maurier. It depicts Bodega Bay, California, which is, ...more
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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins
Psycho is a 1960 American horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film centers on an encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane, who ends up at a secluded motel after taking money from ...more
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The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid
The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles ...more
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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand
Fargo is a 1996 American neo-noir dark comedy crime film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Frances McDormand as a pregnant Minnesota police chief who ...more
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300 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey
300 is a 2006 American fantasy war film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. Both are fictionalized retellings of the Battle of Thermopylae which took ...more
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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss
The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe ...more
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Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria
Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film set in Los Angeles. Written by J. F. Lawton and directed by Garry Marshall, it stars Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, and features Hector ...more
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My Cousin Vinny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio
My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 American comedy film written by Dale Launer and directed by Jonathan Lynn. The film stars Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Lane Smith, Bruce ...more
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The Hunt for Red October is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry
The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 American action thriller film based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. It was directed by John McTiernan and stars Sean Connery as Captain Marko Ramius ...more
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The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven
The Pink Panther is a 1963 Technicolor American comedy film filmed in 70mm Super Technirama directed by Blake Edwards and co-written by Edwards and Maurice Richlin, starring David Niven, Peter ...more
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Raising Arizona is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter
Raising Arizona is a 1987 American comedy film directed, written, and produced by the Coen brothers, and starring Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, William Forsythe, John Goodman, Frances McDormand, ...more
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The Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane
The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton. The film was released on March 25, 1983. Jo Ellen ...more
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Splash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Tom Hanks, John Candy, Daryl Hannah
Splash is a 1984 American fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Ron Howard, written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, and starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Levy, and Dody ...more
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Ba... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Sting, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a 1998 British comedy thriller film written and directed by Guy Ritchie. The story is a film involving a self-confident young card sharp who loses ...more
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence); having twice survived the ...more
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Liar Liar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Krista Allen
Liar Liar is a 1997 American comedy film written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur, directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance ...more
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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs
Resident Evil is a 2002 German-British-French science fiction horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez. It is the first ...more
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Memento is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan. The screenplay was written by Nolan based on his younger brother Jonathan Nolan's short story ...more
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Porky's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Kim Cattrall, Alex Karras, Art Hindle
Porky's is a 1981 Canadian-American comedy film about the escapades of teenagers at the fictional Angel Beach High School in Florida in 1954. Released in the United States in 1982 with an R ...more
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Coal Miner's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek, Beverly DAngelo
Coal Miner's Daughter is a 1980 biographical film which tells the story of country music legendary singer Loretta Lynn. It stars Sissy Spacek as Loretta, a role that earned her the Academy Award ...more
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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube
21 Jump Street is a 2012 American action comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, executive produced by and starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and scripted by Michael ...more
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The Boondock Saints is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly
The Boondock Saints is a 1999 American film written and directed by Troy Duffy. The film stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as fraternal twins, Connor and Murphy MacManus, who become ...more
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The Doors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu
The Doors is a 1991 American biopic about the 1960-70s rock band of the same name which emphasizes the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. It was directed by Oliver Stone.