From Jordan Peele's "Us" to "Captain Marvel" the biggest film releases of March 2019

What's on in March

Your handy guide to the biggest films coming out in the UK this month

With awards season now out of the way, March can sometimes offer up slim pickings for cinema goers. Thankfully, that's not the case and there's plenty for fans of all genres to get their teeth stuck into.

So far this year, we've had the releases of 'The Favourite', 'Vice' and 'Green Book' which all made headlines over awards season, including several BAFTA and Oscar wins. We've also seen 'The Lego Movie 2', 'Alita: Battle Angel' and 'How to Train Your Dragon 3' hit the big screen over the last month too.

It's not been a bad start to 2019 at all and it looks as if March could follow suit.

The Aftermath

UK release date: March 1

In the aftermath of World War II, a British Colonel (Jason Clarke) and his wife (Keira Knightly) are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war rebuilding efforts.

The army requisition a large and comfortable house for them to live in but tensions arise between the couple and its previous German owner (Alexander Skarsgård).


UK release date: March 1

Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway star in this tropical island thriller.

Baker Dill (McConaughey) spends his days fishing and his evenings drinking. His ex-wife, Karen (Hathaway), appears out of nowhere with a proposition for him, to kill her current husband (Jason Clarke) for a $10 million reward.

Captain Marvel

UK release date: March 8 

The first of three big Marvel releases this year is Captain Marvel

Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers, a fighter pilot turned ultra powered superhero. Alongside her is a digitally de-aged Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Together the pair must team up to fight off an alien invasion from the shape-shifting Skrulls. 

As the most powerful hero in the MCU, this will be our first glimpse of the hero who could help turn the tide against Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.

What Men Want

UK release date: March 15

From the producer of Girls Trip and Ride Along, this US comedy sees Taraji P. Henson star as a wannabe sports agent. But when her male colleagues get the rub of the green over her, she turns to a psychic to gain an edge, the ability to read men's thoughts.

The ability to read thoughts is surely something we've all wanted to have at some point in life. This hilarious-looking comedy even sees basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal make a poker-playing cameo.


UK release date: March 22

Fans of Jordan Peele's Oscar-winning debut film Get Out will surely be anxious to see what the writer and director has next in store.

His latest film, Us, looks to take the horror genre to new and disturbing heights. Lupita Nyong'o is among the cast of a family whose lives turn to hell when a grotesque family of doppelgangers come to terrorise them.

Captive State

UK release date: March 29

Rise of the Plant of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt returns with his latest film Captive State that sees John Goodman at his menacing best. 

It's been nearly a decade since an alien force occupied Earth. The film explores the stories of those on both sides of the conflict, those willing to cooperate and those resisting the extra-terrestrial occupation.


UK release date: March 29

And finally we have Disney's and Tim Burton's live-action remake of the 1941 film Dumbo, starring the likes of Colin Farrell, Danny DaVito and Michael Keaton.

The adorable big-eared elephant must deal with a tough upbringing as he's separated from his mother and forced to perform in a circus.

Burton's adaptation is set to follow the story of the original book rather than Disney's animated Dumbo, but his twisted take on the tragic tale will surely satisfy audiences.

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