IMDb Picks: Editors' Picks for March

by IMDb-Editors | created - 19 Feb 2016 | updated - 18 Mar 2016 | Public

What has us excited this March? The mysterious sorta-sequel 10 Cloverfield Lane for starters, as well as Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups and Season 2 of "Daredevil." Read on for our complete list of picks.

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1. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina

Votes: 45,921 | Gross: $23.05M

It's easy to see why Kim Barker's book would make a perfect Tina Fey movie. Even though the title Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is impossible to market effectively, and the first trailer underwhelmed, the second trailer highlighted the many reasons why I want to see the movie: The relationship between Fey and Margot Robbie looks promising, and there are aspects of Barker's personal story that feels relatable. I'm not sure why Alfred Molina and Christopher Abbott were cast as Afghani men, though. — Arno Kazarian

In Theaters: Friday, March 4

2. Damien (2016)

60 min | Drama, Horror

After discovering his origins, Damien Thorn must cope with life as the Anti-Christ.

Stars: Bradley James, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Omid Abtahi, Barbara Hershey

Votes: 6,810

It's been 40 years since Richard Donner's classic horror film The Omen first hit the screen and once again the story of Damien Thorn is being retold. This time Damien is played by "Merlin" alum, Bradley James and picks up where The Omen left off, following the millennial Antichrist's journey to baddie self-awareness. A&E followed a similar pattern with the critically acclaimed "Bates Motel," which explored the origins of a young Norman Bates, so I'm excited to see what they're going to do with another iconic villain.

"It's all for you!"

— Vanessa

Series Premiere: Monday, March 7

3. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

76 Metascore

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin

Votes: 258,063 | Gross: $71.90M

Back to the Room we go? Hopefully this non-sequel to Cloverfield will be as enjoyable as the competing pre-release theories as to what the story will be about. And I don't think 10 Cloverfield Lane will simply be a character study of John Goodman's fall-out shelter survivor/protector/potential-monster-in-hiding.

— Arno

In Theaters: Friday, March 11

4. Midnight Special (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

76 Metascore

A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver

Votes: 67,544 | Gross: $3.71M

Knowing that Jeff Nichols has structured his latest project like a chase movie/conspiracy thriller — and that distributor Warner Bros. is treating is as a specialty release — has me on edge in all the best ways. At the heart of Midnight Special's story is another examination of parental instincts, which Nichols explored so uniquely in Take Shelter, and few writer/directors created male characters as complex as his. — Arno

In Theaters: Wednesday, March 16

5. Daredevil (2015–2018)

TV-MA | 54 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A blind lawyer by day, vigilante by night. Matt Murdock fights the crime of New York as Daredevil.

Stars: Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

Votes: 325,579

If you enjoyed binging the first season of Marvel's "Daredevil" as much as I did, you can't wait for the second season return later this month. The show comes back on March 18 at 12:01 a.m. to be exact. So, get ready for a sleepless night! The show has been giving fans some fun teases, releasing trailers and a first look of Jon Bernthal as The Punisher. With all your old favorites and, from the sound of it, many new additions, this season should be sure to please! — Shara

Airs: Friday, March 18

6. The Passion (I) (2016 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Musical

The Creator of the universe in human form makes the ultimate sacrifice for all humanity, offering salvation to all who believe.

Directors: David Grifhorst, Robert Deaton | Stars: Tyler Perry, Jencarlos Canela, Chris Daughtry, Prince Royce

Votes: 632

Ready for the latest entrant in the fast-expanding genre of live broadcast musicals? Well, ready or not, FOX's newest offering surely raises the bar for pageantry and technical complexity (if not musical familiarity). Airing on Palm Sunday, "The Passion" serves up a modern-day retelling of a well-told Biblical story set to contemporary music and staged in and around New Orleans landmarks. Tyler Perry serves as host and narrator, and the cast is full of noted recording artists including Jencarlos Canela (Jesus), Chris Daughtry (Judas), Trisha Yearwood, and Seal among others. — Bret

Airs: Sunday, March 20

7. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

37 Metascore

A Portokalos family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.

Director: Kirk Jones | Stars: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan

Votes: 25,742 | Gross: $59.57M

It's been 14 years since Toula (Nia Vardalos) and the rest of the cantankerous, extroverted Portakalos clan lit up the big screen, and time hasn't tempered their oversize personalities, loud voices, and big hair. In this sequel, we check in with Toula and husband Ian (John Corbett) as they navigate the pain of raising a teenage daughter (Elena Kampouris) and the revelation of a big family secret that compels the whole family to come together for one more over-the-top celebration. — Bret

In Theaters: Friday, March 25

8. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

44 Metascore

Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 571,472 | Gross: $330.36M

I have eagerly been counting down the days until March since the first trailer debuted at Comic-Con last summer. ‘Batman v Superman’ is one of this year’s most highly anticipated movies according to IMDb users. Even though I feel like I’ve seen quite a bit of the film already through the trailers, I can't wait to see all the best DC characters finally come together. And it's just the beginning... — Akimi

In Theaters: Friday, March 25

9. Knight of Cups (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 22,047 | Gross: $0.56M

Terrence Malick's long-gestating movie stars multiple Oscar winners Christian Bale and Natalie Portman, along with '80s romance cover model Fabio and "America's Next Top Model" judge Kelly Cutrone. Bale plays a screenwriter in an emotional tailspin who drowns his sorrows in booze and women. Since it's a Malick film, it's heavy on the imagery and light on the plot. I not sure whether I'll love it or be perplexed by it, but I can't pass up such an unusual project. — Sara

10. Empire (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music

A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.

Stars: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray

Votes: 35,520

The first season of the hip-hop flavored primetime soap was a phenomenon. The first half of its sophomore season was weighted down by excessive celebrity cameos and disjointed storylines. Its fall finale was a return to form featuring a truly surprising plot twist — Hakeem's ex-girlfriend Camilla, played by the fierce, fabulous Naomi Campbell — is the new CEO of Empire. It's been torture waiting for the show to return. On March 30, we will finally find out how far Lucious will go in his attempts to regain control of the family business. — Sara

11. Adam Devine's House Party (2013– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Starring and hosted by Adam Devine ("Workaholics"), each episode of "Adam Devine's House Party" features scripted storylines and stand-up segments, and hosts an exciting lineup of up-and-coming talent.

Stars: Adam Devine, Page Romano, Amanda Cerny, Kyle Newacheck

Votes: 212

There's nothing like a little awkward bro humor to kick off your March! With a parade of up-and-coming comedians hitting the stage, you're bound to find a new favorite — or at least a few belly laughs. As a big fan of "Workaholics," I only wish Blake Anderson and Jillian Bell could host the show alongside Adam Devine. Fun fact: Devine's very first job was selling steaks over the phone! — Chako

Series returns on Thursday, March 3

12. Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016)

TV-PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first holiday ever in this epic story of friendship and destiny.

Director: John Lee | Stars: Paul Reubens, Jordan Black, Doug Cox, Linda Porter

Votes: 6,286

That laugh, that suit, that face! Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) makes a triumphant return to the small screen in this road trip comedy starring a new cast of friends and a nearly endless supply of what are soon-to-be classic one-liners. L.A.T.T.I.H.T.B.G. — Chako

WATCH: Pee-Wee's Big Holiday trailer here.

On Netflix: Friday, March 18



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