New To Streaming Video in March 2017 – For Fans of Romance, Period Dramas, International Shows, Classics & More


The Dressmaker starring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth. Photo: Universal Pictures/Amazon Studios/Screen Australia
“The Dressmaker” starring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth. Photo: Universal Pictures/Amazon Studios/Screen Australia

With March now upon us, it’s that time again to take a look at some of the best of what’s new to streaming video. Some highlights include The Dressmaker, a period drama starring Kate Winslet and romantic favorites like Penelope, The Phantom of the Opera, and Emma. However, the movie I’m most excited for this month is Ali & Nino, a 2016 historical star-crossed romance from the screenwriter of Atonement that fell under the radar. Somehow, this film didn’t receive much promotion. But it will soon be available on Netflix. For now, you can watch the trailer below (in the Netflix section).

NOTE: The list should not be seen as recommendations! We cannot vouch for the quality of these Films & TV Shows


New To Streaming Video in March 2017 (U.S.)


New & Coming Soon to Acorn TV (British and Australian Movies & TV)

Empire of the Tsars. Photo Courtesy of Acorn TV
Empire of the Tsars. Photo Courtesy of Acorn TV
March 6

Midsomer Murders Series 19 Part 1 (Exclusive U.S. Premiere)

March 13

Martin Clunes’ Islands of Australia (Exclusive U.S. Premiere)

March 17

Striking Out  (Acorn TV Original Series, Exclusive U.S. Premiere) (Content Unclear)

March 27

Asylum (Exclusive U.S. Premiere) (Content Unclear)

Throughout March

Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia

Fresh Fields, Series 1-4

The Ivy

Jack Taylor, Set 3 (NR; Content Unclear)


Coming to Amazon Prime Video

14 Memorable Proposals Period Drama

March 1 

Anthropoid  (2016); Rated R for Violence

Chicago (2002)

The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold

Hoodwinked (2005)

Nine Lives (2016)

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

March 2

The Dressmaker  Rated R for brief language and a scene of violence

Emma (1996)

March 3

Annedroids Season 4

March 11

Churchill’s Secret (2016)

March 17

You Are Wanted Season 1 (Amazon Original; German Thriller Series; Content Unclear) – 3/17

March 24

An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976 (Amazon Original; Season 3)

March 29

A Man Called Ove (2015)


Coming to DramaFever

Hwarang-poster
Hwarang. Photo: KBS2
March 10

Like for Likes (Korean Romantic Comedy Film)

March 15

Radiant Office (Korean Drama; Romantic Comedy Series; Premiere)

March 24

Time Renegades (Korean Romantic Thriller Film)

March 29

Hwarang (Fun Korean Historical Series; Premiere)


Coming to Hulu 

10 Memorable Film Proposals
Penelope. Photo: Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment
March 1

13 Going on 30 (2004)

A Company Man (2013); NR – Content Unclear; Stars So Ji-sub

Clueless (1995)

Commitment (2013)

The Cutting Edge (1992)

The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold (2006)

The Final Cut (2004) (Showtime add-on)

Floating City (2012) (Content Unclear)

The Fog (2005)

The Four (2012)

The Ghost Writer (2010) (Showtime add-on)

Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000)

The Karate Kid (and sequels 2 & 3)

The Last Tycoon (2012) (Content Unclear)

Little Big Soldier (2010)

Mystery Road (2013) (NR – Content Unclear)

Ordinary People (1980) (Showtime add-on); Rated R for language

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016) (Showtime add-on)

Penelope

Possums (1998)

Radio Days (1987)

Staying Alive (1983)

Tai Chi Zero (2012)

Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)

Top Gun (1986)

War of the Arrows (2011); Rated R for Violence; Korean Period Action Film

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Young Detective Dee (2014); Chinese Historical Fantasy Mystery Series

March 4

House of D (2004)

March 6

Making History: Series Premiere (Fox)

Time After Time: Series Premiere (ABC)

March 10

The Catch: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)

March 17

The Truth about Emmanuel (2013)

March 19

The Suspect (2013)(NR – Content Unclear); Korean Film starring Gong Yoo

March 23

Shots Fired: Series Premiere (Fox) (Content Unclear)

March 24

The Powerpuff Girls: Complete Season 1 (2016) (Cartoon Network)

March 30

Imaginary Mary: Series Premiere (ABC) (Content Unclear)


Coming to Netflix

March 1

Chicago (2002)

Impossible Dreamers (2017)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park III (2001)

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Singing With Angels (2016)

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

March 4

Safe Haven (2013)

March 9

Thithi (2015)

March 10

One More Time: Season 1

March 13

Must Love Dogs (2005)

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

March 14

Disney’s Pete’s Dragon (2016)

March 15

Disney’s The BFG (2016)

Notes on Blindness (2016) (Content Unclear)

March 16

Beau Sejour: Season 1; Content Unclear

Coraline (2009)

March 17

Julie’s Greenroom: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Marvel’s Iron Fist: Season 1 (Netflix Original; Content Unclear)

Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale (2016)

Pandora (Content Unclear)

March 18

The Vampire Diaries: Season 8 (2016)

March 21

Ali & Nino (2016) (Content Unclear); This historical star-crossed romance looks AMAZING

Another Forever (2016) (Content Unclear)

March 24

Déjà Vu (2006)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

March 31

13 Reasons Why: Season 1 (Content Unclear); Netflix Original;

The Carmichael Show: Seasons 1-2

Rosewood: Season 1

The Discovery (Content Unclear); Netflix Original


New & Coming Soon to VIKI 

Because of You. Photo: Viki/Hunan TV
Because of You. Photo: Viki/Hunan TV
Recently Added

Love, Just Come (Chinese Drama Series)

Perfect Wife (Korean Drama Series)

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (Korean Drama/Romantic Comedy Series)

Coming Soon

Because Of Meeting You (Chinese Romance Series)

The Bride With White Hair (Chinese Costume Drama Series)

Bring It On, Ghost (Korean Supernatural Drama Series)

The Classic of Mountains and Seas (Chinese Costume Drama Series)

Drinking Solo (Korean Drama, Romance Series)

Fortuneteller’s Secret Recipe (Korean Web Drama)

Girl’s War (Korean Web Drama)

The K2 (Korean Romance Series; Action & Adventure)

The Perfect Match (Taiwanese Romantic Drama Series)

Sparrow (Historical Chinese Series)

Whirlwind Girl (Chinese Drama Series)

Whisper (Korean Drama Series)


Coming to Warner Archive (A Streaming Site for the Classics!)

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Some Highlights 

Baby Face (1933); Classic Romantic Drama starring Barbara Stanwyck; includes banned footage that was previously lost in this restored version

Blackboard Jungle (1955); Sidney Poitier’s breakout role.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1933)

Johnny Belinda (1948); Jane Wyman won the Oscar for her performance

Point Blank (1967)

Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964); A Rat Pack Musical

Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943); includes an all-star cast!

What’s Up, Doc? (1972); a Barbra Streisand classic


Other Streaming Video Sites to Check Out

(Make sure to research each title before watching if you’re looking for less explicit content.)

  • For CBS shows, check out CBS All Access.
  • If you’re into arty, obscure films then you may enjoy the streaming service Fandor. On the site, you can find classics, international films, and more.
  • Head on over to see what’s new to streaming on FEELN. Everything on Feeln is PG-13 and below OR edited for TV. So, all R-Rated movies are edited. Expect to find period dramas, Hallmark films, romantic comedies, character-driven dramas, and more.
  • Fullscreen Streaming: New and exclusive series. For example, NBC’s romantic comedy/spy series, Chuck.
  • If you love international series (French, Italian, etc.), check out the lesser known streaming site MHz Choice for a great selection of mysteries, dramas, and comedies.
  • Mubi: Select titles (30 each month – so content is constantly changing) chosen by experts. Expect to see choices from movies around the world.
  • If you love programs on PBS such as Masterpiece Theater, then head on over to see what’s streaming on PBS Passport. While not available in every city, check your local channel to see if they have streaming services available to you.
  • Find out what’s new on Pixl TV. This Youtube Streaming service includes clean content focused on romantic comedies, love stories, and dramas.
  • Pure Flix: Faith and Family Entertainment.
  • Check out SnagFilms for free indie, obscure, and foreign films to watch. However, make sure to research the movie before watching for the rating and content.
  • Spuul: If you love Bollywood films, then this is a great streaming choice.
  • TubiTV: A free streaming service with many great films and TV shows to check out.
  • Viewster: A large selection of free movies and TV shows to watch. From classics to indie to international, mainstream, and more.

About This Monthly Feature

If you’re new to this monthly feature on The Silver Petticoat Review, a quick rundown: At the beginning of each month we put up a researched list of some of the best of what’s new to streaming from various popular (and lesser-known) sites including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Acorn TV, Dramafever, Viki, and Warner Archive. (With extra streaming sites noted at the bottom.)

Per our site’s focus, the list is mostly focused on PG-13 like content or below minus a few exceptions (usually for artistic reasons or genre interest). Also, we have not seen everything we include, so if something more explicit sneaks past us, we apologize in advance! If we are unsure of the content, or if it’s Rated R or TV-MA, you will see a note next to the title.

I have also linked every title, so you can learn more about the Film or TV Show to see if it is something of interest to you.

What Type of Content to Expect

If you’re in search of swoon-worthy love stories and/or good storytelling (both classic and modern) from around the world in Film and TV without the excess of explicit content – then you’ve come to the right place. We embrace romance unabashedly. From the Jane Austen adaptations to the swoon-worthy Korean dramas, to the BBC period productions, the paranormal romance, and more.

RELATED | Learn more about old-fashioned romance with our handy guide.

Besides romance, we’re on the lookout for great stories from around the world that resonate with us! We’re looking to share and bring back the love for what makes stories wonderful. And without all the excess of graphic sexuality, extreme violence, profanity, vulgarity, cynicism, and lack of emotion. We also aim to find stories from all over the world because every culture has stories worth sharing.

RELATED | What is old-fashioned storytelling? Read our Checklist and Recommendations! 

What streaming sites do you use? What are you excited to watch this month? Let us know in the comments!

Amber Topping

CO-FOUNDER & EDITOR

A lover of stories in all forms and from all cultures and time periods, Amber honed her own storytelling skills as a girl by doing Shirley Temple impersonations and putting on plays with her siblings. Eventually, she turned to cheerleading, dance, and finally to writing and video editing. Amber is an empathetic and impassioned person with a strong independent will and an endless amount of creativity. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, and has contributed to various magazines. Her ultimate dream is to be a published author of books, screenplays, and to form a creative village of talented storytellers from around the world who can collaborate together to produce stories celebrating old-fashioned romance and diverse traditional storytelling. She believes stories have the positive power to unite, not divide.

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