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The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March 

Lawrence Wong
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Updated June 14, 2019 4.1k votes 242 voters 20.3k views 38 items

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

Released: 1972

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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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

Released: 1987

Directed by: Richard Donner

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

Released: 1996

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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The Birds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

Released: 1963

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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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

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

Released: 1960

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

Released: 1990

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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My Cousin Vinny is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio

Released: 1992

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

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The Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

Released: 1983

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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Splash is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Tom Hanks, John Candy, Daryl Hannah

Released: 1984

Directed by: Ron Howard

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Raising Arizona is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

Released: 1987

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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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

Released: 1963

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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The Hunger Games: Mockin... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Released: 2014

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

Released: 2012

Directed by: Phil Lord, Chris Miller

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Lock, Stock and Two Smok... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Sting, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones

Released: 1998

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

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The Boondock Saints is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly

Released: 1999

Directed by: Troy Duffy

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Porky's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Kim Cattrall, Alex Karras, Art Hindle

Released: 1982

Directed by: Bob Clark

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Memento is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

Released: 2000

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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The Doors is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu

Released: 1991

Directed by: Oliver Stone

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Stand and Deliver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Andy Garcia, Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ramón Menéndez

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21
This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

Released: 1984

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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Analyze This is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow

Released: 1999

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Hot Tub Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca, Lizzy Caplan

Released: 2010

Directed by: Steve Pink

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Basic Instinct is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Released: 1992

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

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I Love You, Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Rashida Jones, Paul Rudd, Jaime Pressly

Released: 2009

Directed by: John Hamburg

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