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The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March

Updated June 14, 2019 2.5k votes 242 voters 20.5k views38 items

List RulesMust 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
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    The Godfather

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando

    Released1972

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    The Doors
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    The Doors

    Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

    Released1991

    Directed byOliver Stone

    The Doors is a 1991 American biopic about the 1960-70s rock band of the same name which... more on Wikipedia

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    Fargo
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    29

    Fargo

    Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy

    Released1996

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Fargo is a 1996 American neo-noir dark comedy crime film written, produced, edited, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Basic Instinct
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    25

    Basic Instinct

    Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas

    Released1992

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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    The Big Lebowski
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    The Big Lebowski

    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges

    Released1998

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    The Birds
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    The Birds

    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren

    Released1963

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 7
    Analyze This
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    Analyze This

    Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal

    Released1999

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Analyze This is a 1999 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, who co-wrote the screenplay with... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
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    33

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson

    Released2014

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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  • 9
    Stand and Deliver
    45
    18

    Stand and Deliver

    Andy Garcia, Edward James Olmos

    Released1988

    Directed byRamón Menéndez

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  • 10
    Pretty Woman
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    28

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    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

    Released1990

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. A... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Psycho
    44
    25

    Psycho

    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh

    Released1960

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    Inside Man
    45
    31

    Inside Man

    Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington

    Released2006

    Directed bySpike Lee

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  • 13
    The Outsiders
    29
    16

    The Outsiders

    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage

    Released1983

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Raising Arizona
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    28

    Raising Arizona

    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman

    Released1987

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Raising Arizona is a 1987 American comedy film directed, written, and produced by the Coen... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Private Parts
    45
    35

    Private Parts

    Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent

    Released1997

    Directed byBetty Thomas

    This film is a 1997 American biographical comedy film produced by Ivan Reitman and released by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Splash
    29
    21

    Splash

    Tom Hanks, John Candy

    Released1984

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • 17
    Heathers
    24
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    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

    Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    25
    27

    Released1998

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a 1998 British comedy thriller film written and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    The Boondock Saints
    27
    30

    The Boondock Saints

    Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus

    Released1999

    Directed byTroy Duffy

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  • 20
    Lethal Weapon
    55
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    Lethal Weapon

    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey

    Released1987

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • 21
    This Is Spinal Tap
    23
    30

    This Is Spinal Tap

    Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher

    Released1984

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • 22
    Memento
    22
    28

    Memento

    Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss

    Released2000

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan.... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Thank You for Smoking
    30
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    Thank You for Smoking

    Katie Holmes, Robert Duvall

    Released2006

    Directed byJason Reitman

    Thank You for Smoking is a 2006 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jason Reitman and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    21 Jump Street
    24
    22

    21 Jump Street

    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum

    Released2012

    Directed byPhil Lord, Chris Miller

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  • 25
    My Cousin Vinny
    34
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    My Cousin Vinny

    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci

    Released1992

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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