Mark your calendar.
Netflix is unloading a massive amount of content in 2018—at least 80 movies and even more series and documentaries. It’s a lot to take in—and even harder to plan for, since Netflix release dates usually only appear about a month in advance. (You can check out our regularly updated guide to what’s new on Netflix here.) But there’s plenty to look forward to.
Netflix release dates: March 2018
B: The Beginning (anime)
An original anime series that follows investigator Keith Flick’s hunt for serial murderer Killer B.
Flint Town (documentary)
A look at Flint, Michigan’s police department in the wake of the city’s massive water contamination and cover-up.
Girls Incarcerated (series)
An exploration of the lives of teenage girls behind bars.
Les Affamés (movie)
The people of a remote village in Quebec have changed, and those who have not must figure out how to stay alive.
The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes (series)
Journey the globe with architect Piers Taylor and property enthusiast Caroline Quentin.
A detective covers up a murder, and things go south from there.
Gad Elmaleh: American Dream (standup)
The French comedian opens up about moving to America.
Ladies First (documentary)
The story of Deepika Kumari, who was born into a life of poverty in India and went on to become one of the world’s best archers.
Jessica Jones returns for a second season of Marvel’s gripping, feminist thriller. With her nemesis Kilgrave gone, Jessica (Krysten Ritter) investigates the mystery of how she gained her powers as a child. Unlike some of Marvel’s other Netflix series, this show is too intense to binge-watch in one sitting—and that’s definitely a good thing. —Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
Bad Guys Vile City (series)
A prosecutor assembles a ragtag team to take down a corrupt businessman.
Carey Mulligan stars as a detective trying to untangle the web around a Syrian refugee’s murder.
Love season 3
The third and season of the Judd Apatow-produced series finds Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) in a real relationship, but while things might feel right, something is bound to go wrong.
Nailed It (series)
A cooking show that lets amateur bakers redeem their food disasters.
A.I.C.O. Incarnation (anime)
High schooler Aiko tries to solve the mystery of the Burst and finds an even deeper mystery.
The Outsider (movie)
Jared Leto plays an American soldier who joins the Yakuza after World War II.
Ricky Gervais: Humanity (standup)
In his debut Netflix special, Gervais uses the whole stage to talk about life, aging, and kids.
Terrace House: Opening New Doors (series)
In this Japanese reality series, people from different occupations gather in one house to live out their lives.
Children of the Whales (series)
A young boy named Chakuro discovers a girl from the outside word on his island.
Tabula Rasa (series)
A woman with amnesia could provide clues to a disappearance.
Yes, it’s a remake, set in present-day New Orleans. A brother and sister fall in with a stray who wins their hearts, and stops the bad guys.
On My Block (series)
Netflix is stocking up on coming-of-age tales, and this one zooms in on four friends struggling with life, love, and high school in L.A.
Wild Wild Country (documentary)
In the early ‘80s, spiritual guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh sought to make Oregon home for a new movement, but what happened after is stranger than fiction.
Take Your Pills (documentary)
A look at focus and performance-enhancing drugs like Adderall, and the business behind it.
This Argentine thriller focuses on a fashion designer and single mother who falls for a model with revenge on his mind.
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (movie)
Jody Hill (Eastbound & Down) reunites with Danny McBride for a story about father-son bonding in the wild.
The Standups season 2 (standup)
The second season of Netflix’s standup comedy showcase features Rachel Feinstein, Kyle Kinane, Joe List, Brent Morin, Aparna Nancherla, and Gina Yashere.
Alexa & Katie (series)
Two best friends are about to start high school, while also navigating cancer.
Game Over, Man! (movie)
Workaholics meets stoner hostage comedy.
The Defiant Ones (documentary)
HBO’s The Defiant Ones, a four-part documentary series, reaches soaring heights by getting vulnerable. Director Allen Hughes locates the necessary trust from the two towering men, masterfully finding their humanity. The intertwined stories of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are the tales of Beats headphones’ billions, unaddressed heartache, and big risks. Their stories are about everyone else, too, including the rock stars who show up to tell this story. You learn about Trent Reznor’s contract issues, Tupac’s moral dichotomy, Bono’s regrets, and the rise of Eminem. That’s just the beginning. —Kahron Spearman
Santa Clarita Diet season 2
Drew Barrymore returns as the world’s best zombie mom.
A British thriller about a child’s disappearance gets supernatural.
The Mechanism (series)
A drama series built around corrupt oil businesses in Brazil.
Roxanne Roxanne (movie)
A biopic about NYC hip-hop legend Roxanne Shanté, starring Mahershala Ali and Nia Long.
A look at hip-hop’s global influence, from Nas to 2 Chainz.
Neil Patrick Harris returns as Count Olaf to torment the Baudelaire children and promises “more villainous treachery, more treacherous villains.”
First Match (movie)
A Brooklyn teen gets into wrestling to connect with her estranged dad.
Happy Anniversary (movie)
Ben Schwartz and Noël Wells star as a couple celebrating their three-year anniversary, and trying to decide if they should stay together.
The Titan (movie)
Sam Worthington and Taylor Schilling star in this thriller about an evolutionary experiment meant to bridge Earth and space.
Sofía Niño de Rivera: Selección natural (standup)
The comedian returns with her second Netflix special.
Netflix release dates: April 2018
Ram Dass, Going Home (documentary)
A look at the renowned author and spiritualist as he approaches the end of his life.
6 Balloons (movie)
Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson plays a woman who discovers her addict brother (Dave Franco) has relapsed. This movie debuted at SXSW.
Chef’s Table: Pastry (series)
The food series steps into the kitchens of some of the world’s best pastry chefs.
Lost in Space (series)
A new take on the Robinson family’s travels into space.
The Alienist (series)
The TNT series about an alienist (Daniel Brühl) who’s attempting to track down the sadistic killer of young boys lands on Netflix.
A red panda copes with a stressful day job by doing death metal karaoke after hours.
The Week Of (movie)
The latest Adam Sandler movie finds him trying to pay for his daughter’s wedding as he clashes with the groom’s father, played by Chris Rock.
End Game (documentary)
A look at those in the medical field who are trying to change thinking about life and death.
Netflix release dates: Later in 2018
Come Sunday (movie)
Dogs of Berlin (series)
Eggplant Emoji (movie)
GLOW season 2
Green Eggs and Ham (series)
How It Ends (movie)
O Mecanismo (series)
Private Life (movie)
Set It Up (movie)
Spy Kids: Mission Critical (kids)
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life (standup)
The Hollow (kids)
The Innocents (series)
The Other Side of the Wind (movie)
The Rain (series)
The Umbrella Academy (series)
Treehouse Detectives (kids)
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Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance.
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