Best new streaming movies this week

First of the Month

The first of the month always has a deluge of movies being made available across the streaming platforms. It's because the beginning of the month is when licensing agreements tend to take effect. Licensing agreements can be interesting from a consumer perspective. For instance, the film Inception left Netflix back in the summer of 2020, only to return to the service again last month - less than a year later. Movies like Inception tend to not get special treatment when they release or are released to streaming platforms. These movies get thrown into a massive grouping of films at the beginning of each month where only the most popular titles get some marketing mention.

Digging through the first-of-the-month list this month was fun (and little overwhelming) because there are so many great films being made available. So without further ado, here are the best new streaming movies to watch this week and an extra long list of other movies now available to watch.

Coming 2 America (2021)

Available Friday, March 5 on Prime Video

IMDB Description: The African monarch Akeem learns he has a long-lost son in the United States and must return to America to meet this unexpected heir and build a relationship with his son.

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Boss Level (2021)

Available Friday, March 5 on Hulu

IMDB Description: A retired special forces officer is trapped in a never ending time loop on the day of his death.

*Isn't it funny how many "groundhog day" movies there are? It should be it's own genre.

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Ammonite (2020)

Available Friday, March 5 on Hulu

IMDB Description: 1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.

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Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

Available Friday, March 5 on Disney+

IMDB Description: In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon.

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The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020)

Available Thursday, March 4 on Paramount+

IMDB Description: After SpongeBob's beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home.

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Best international films to watch this week

No Matarás (2020)

Available Friday, March 5 on HBO Max

IMDB Description: A good-natured man has an unexpected deadly confrontation. Instincts kick in to clean up the mess caused in the name of self-defense but does one really get away free after killing someone?

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Dogwashers (2021)

Available Friday, March 5 on Netflix

IMDB Description: Don Oscar, if he wanted, could have been the next Escobar, but instead he sits on the ruins of his decrepit little drug empire.

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Sentinelle (2021)

Available Friday, March 5 on Netflix

IMDB Description: Transferred home after a traumatizing combat mission, a trained French soldier uses her lethal skills to hunt down the man who hurt her sister.

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Other movies available this week

Netflix

Prime Video

Hulu

HBO Max

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