We’re finally getting some good movies this month! March will be Disney’s first big tests for 2020 with the release of Pixar’s Onward and their live-action Mulan remake. Winter horror movies continue to be released and some of the first indie darlings will launch as well. Here are five movies I’m most excited for or intrigued by coming out this month.
Onward (Mar. 6)
Starring: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer
Two teenage elf brothers receive a gift from their deceased father and must go on an epic quest to bring him back for one final day.
Why I’m excited: It’s Pixar, what more do you need? The more I’ve learned about this story, the more excited I get. It should be a heartfelt journey of family and saying goodbye. And casting Tom Holland and Chris Pratt as brothers was a genius move on Pixar’s part, too.
See this if you liked: Up, Inside Out, Toy Story
First Cow (Mar. 6)
Starring: John Magaro, Orion Hall, René Auberjonois
A lone explorer and a Chinese immigrant start a successful business with a special cow in the Oregon Territory.
Why I’m excited: A24 has given us some of the best movies of the past decade, and just the title First Cow is enough to interest me in this movie. Other than that, I don’t know anything about this movie. But A24’s stories are often portraits of humanity, connection and the human experience that are full of emotion and heart.
See this if you liked: Room, Moonlight, Lady Bird
The Hunt (Mar. 13)
Starring: Betty Gilpin, Ike Barinholtz, Emma Roberts, Hilary Swank
Twelve strangers wake up in a mysterious clearing to find out they’re being hunted by a small group of wealthy elites and must fight back to survive.
Why I’m excited: The Hunt was originally scheduled to come out last year but was put on hold after recent mass shootings. The film is supposed to be incredibly political and specifically targets the current political climate. It’s expected to make everyone angry, so I can’t wait to see what it actually says.
See this if you liked: Joker, Get Out, The Purge
A Quiet Place Part II (Mar. 20)
Starring: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Djimon Hounsou
After a tragedy strikes their home, a family must fight for survival in a world of silence.
Why I’m excited: The first A Quiet Place was a surprising hit, and I really loved its interesting premise and how the characters were able to survive. All the actors were incredible, so I’m excited to see what they do next. Hopefully Part II doesn’t ruin the uniqueness of the original and is able to naturally build on the story.
See this if you liked: A Quiet Place, Us, The Invisible Man
Mulan (Mar. 27)
Starring: Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li, Jet Li
Mulan takes her ailing father’s place in the Chinese army and must pose as a man to defy tradition and save her family and country.
Why I’m excited: This Disney remake seems to be the first one that really has a point of existing. Other remakes have taken the original stories almost verbatim and changed as little as possible. Making Mulan a more epic and grounded war story should pay homage to the original Chinese legend as well as the Disney classic.
See this if you liked: Beauty and the Beast (2017), Aladdin (2019), Cinderella (2015)