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)
Midsomer Murders Series 19 Part 1 (Exclusive U.S. Premiere)
Martin Clunes’ Islands of Australia (Exclusive U.S. Premiere)
Striking Out (Acorn TV Original Series, Exclusive U.S. Premiere) (Content Unclear)
Asylum (Exclusive U.S. Premiere) (Content Unclear)
Fresh Fields, Series 1-4
Jack Taylor, Set 3 (NR; Content Unclear)
Coming to Amazon Prime Video
Anthropoid (2016); Rated R for Violence
Nine Lives (2016)
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
The Dressmaker Rated R for brief language and a scene of violence
Annedroids Season 4
Churchill’s Secret (2016)
You Are Wanted Season 1 (Amazon Original; German Thriller Series; Content Unclear) – 3/17
An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976 (Amazon Original; Season 3)
A Man Called Ove (2015)
Coming to DramaFever
Like for Likes (Korean Romantic Comedy Film)
Radiant Office (Korean Drama; Romantic Comedy Series; Premiere)
Time Renegades (Korean Romantic Thriller Film)
Hwarang (Fun Korean Historical Series; Premiere)
Coming to Hulu
13 Going on 30 (2004)
A Company Man (2013); NR – Content Unclear; Stars So Ji-sub
The Cutting Edge (1992)
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)
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)
Radio Days (1987)
Staying Alive (1983)
Tai Chi Zero (2012)
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
House of D (2004)
Making History: Series Premiere (Fox)
Time After Time: Series Premiere (ABC)
The Catch: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)
The Truth about Emmanuel (2013)
The Suspect (2013)(NR – Content Unclear); Korean Film starring Gong Yoo
Shots Fired: Series Premiere (Fox) (Content Unclear)
The Powerpuff Girls: Complete Season 1 (2016) (Cartoon Network)
Imaginary Mary: Series Premiere (ABC) (Content Unclear)
Coming to Netflix
Impossible Dreamers (2017)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park III (2001)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Singing With Angels (2016)
Safe Haven (2013)
One More Time: Season 1
Must Love Dogs (2005)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Disney’s Pete’s Dragon (2016)
Disney’s The BFG (2016)
Notes on Blindness (2016) (Content Unclear)
Beau Sejour: Season 1; Content Unclear
Julie’s Greenroom: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Marvel’s Iron Fist: Season 1 (Netflix Original; Content Unclear)
Pandora (Content Unclear)
The Vampire Diaries: Season 8 (2016)
Ali & Nino (2016) (Content Unclear); This historical star-crossed romance looks AMAZING
Another Forever (2016) (Content Unclear)
Déjà Vu (2006)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
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
Love, Just Come (Chinese Drama Series)
Perfect Wife (Korean Drama Series)
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (Korean Drama/Romantic Comedy Series)
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!)
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.
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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.
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What streaming sites do you use? What are you excited to watch this month? Let us know in the comments!