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The 5 Most Anticipated Movies Opening in March

A sequel to a horror hit, a live-action remake of an animated Disney classic, and a new Pixar film top the list.

by | March 3, 2020 | Comments

As we inch closer to the beginning of the summer movie season, we are starting to see a few more big-name properties show up on the release calendar, and March features not only a hotly anticipated sequel to a surprise horror hit, but also a new entry from Pixar and the latest live-action remake of an animated Disney classic. Beyond those titles, we also have a comic book adaptation starring Vin Diesel and a new interpretation of a Jane Austen novel just to round things out. See below for the most anticipated movies opening in March.


1. A Quiet Place Part II (2021) 91%

2,769 Want-to-See Votes
#1 pick by our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter fans
Opens March 20

Director John Krasinski had a hit on his hands with 2018’s A Quiet Place, in which he starred alongside his real-life wife Emily Blunt as a married couple with two children (after a tragic and horrifying opening scene) who live their lives in complete silence in an attempt to avoid detection by the bloodthirsty monsters who navigate by sound that have taken over the world. This month, we get the sequel, which finds Blunt’s Evelyn Abbott traveling with son Marcus (Noah Jupe), daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds), and her newborn infant until they come across other survivors and discover there’s more to worry about than just the monsters. This film made it to the top of all of our social media polls and racked up the second-most Want-to-See votes among all March releases.


2. Mulan (2020) 73%

3,650 Want-to-See Votes
#2 pick by our Facebook and Twitter fans, #3 pick by our Instagram fans
Opens March 27

Disney released three live-action remakes of their classic animated films in 2019 — namely DumboAladdin, and The Lion King — and while none of them exactly set critics’ hearts aflutter, the latter two especially made big splashes at the box office. With that context in mind, March brings us their latest effort, Mulan, starring Liu Yufei as the titular heroine who defies her father’s wishes and joins the Imperial Chinese Army disguised as a man to represent her family. The supporting cast includes such renowned actors as Jet Li, Donnie Yen, and Gong Li, and fans on our social media accounts were excited enough about the movie to vote it into second place on Facebook and Twitter, and third place on Instagram. It also racked up the most Want-to-See votes of any March release on RT.


3. Onward (2020) 88%

1,252 Want-to-See Votes
#2 pick by our Instagram fans, #4 pick by our Facebook and Twitter fans
Opens March 6

Part of Mulan‘s appeal is undeniably the nostalgia factor for adults who remember seeing the animated original more than 20 years ago, but Disney offshoot Pixar is also coming out with a new animated film that’s ostensibly aimed at younger audiences but plays on some mature themes. MCU stars Chris Pratt and Tom Holland voice two elf brothers who live in a suburban fantasy world populated by trash unicorns and pet dragons where technology has pushed magic into obsolescence. When the two of them receive a magical gift from their deceased father that will allow them to resurrect him for 24 hours, and it only summons his lower half, they embark on a journey to find a way to bring back the rest of him before time runs out. This one made it into the top five of all of our social polls and garnered the third-most Want-to-See votes on RT, and on top of all that, it’s already Certified Fresh.


4. Bloodshot (2020) 30%

1,099 Want-to-See Votes
#3 pick by our Facebook and Twitter fans
Opens March 13

The vast majority of superhero movies made these days belong to either the MCU or the DCEU, but the landscape is slowly changing as other players join the fray. Enter Bloodshot, a murdered soldier who is resurrected by scientists and given superhuman abilities thanks to nanotechnology. The Valiant Comics anti-hero is played by Vin Diesel here, and reports have stated that the film is intended to be the first in its own cinematic universe. We’ll have to wait and see how that goes after the film is released, but for now, moviegoers are looking forward to seeing the big-screen adaptation of the comic, as it ranked third in our Facebook and Twitter polls.


5. Emma. (2020) 87%

1,391 Want-to-See Votes
#5 pick by our Facebook fans
Opens Wide March 6

The last film on this month’s list actually opened in limited release back on February 21, but it’s expanding wide in the first week of March, thanks to a positive reception. Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Jane Austen’s eponymous matchmaker, who discovers that maybe she’s not as good at bringing people together as she thought she was, all while her own romance bubbles up and takes her by surprise. Director Autumn de Wilde’s debut feature is already Certified Fresh, and critics say it’s a whimsical adaptation that takes some time to get going but blossoms into a delightful treat. The film made it to fifth place in our Facebook poll and earned the fourth-most Want-to-See votes on RT.


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