As we inch into March and dare to hope for fairer weather, there’s something else to look forward to: all the new films that will hit streaming platforms. From old favorites like The Dark Knight to new releases like Deadly Illusions, we’ve done the investigating for you to find the best mystery and thriller movies coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video in March 2021.
The Dark Knight (March 1)
This box-office sensation is one of the highest-grossing films of all time. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) dons his Batman suit to rid Gotham City of organized crime, all while the Joker challenges him with escalating situations that force him to question the nuances of good and evil.
Training Day (March 1)
Denzel Washington won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in this riveting crime thriller. As two LAPD narcotics officers cruise the city, they engage in violent conflicts with gang members and drug dealers—and each other.
Catch.er (March 17)
This critically acclaimed Nigerian film focuses on the murder of an ambitious working woman. Her husband is the first person to fall under suspicion, but he’s not the only one with a motive to harm her.
Deadly Illusions (March 18)
In this upcoming psychological thriller, a novelist throws herself into her next project with a fervor and finds the lines between fiction and reality beginning to blur.
Croupier (March 26)
A neo-noir film, Croupier revolves around an aspiring writer (Clive Owen) who takes a job at a casino. Soon enough, he becomes involved in shady business and finds his future goals and ambitions rapidly evaporating.
Enemy of the State (March 1)
Starring Will Smith as a labor lawyer who unwittingly becomes involved in a plot to kill a U.S. congressman, this electrifying 1998 film was ahead of its time in its portrayal of national security and privacy.
Traitor (March 1)
Based on a story by Steve Martin, Traitor follows an FBI agent as he investigates a Sudanese-American man whom he suspects has been radicalized during his time in Yemen.
Brooklyn’s Finest (March 1)
A down-on-his luck NYPD officer tries to find meaning in his work and fights to keep his struggling family afloat in this gritty crime film starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, and Wesley Snipes.
Beirut (March 5)
John Hamm plays a former U.S. diplomat who returns to Lebanon after a decade of living in New England. He agrees to aid in negotiating the release of a CIA officer and old friend who is being held hostage by a terrorist organization.
Identity (March 18)
Taking inspiration from Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, this twisty film follows 10 strangers in a hotel who are mysteriously killed off one by one.
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Patriots Day (March 1)
An action-thriller about the Boston marathon bombings of 2013, Patriots Day stars Mark Wahlberg as a police sergeant who happens to be on duty that day and finds himself swept up in the chaos.
In the Line of Fire (March 1)
A disillusioned former CIA agent plots to assassinate the president of the United States in this pulse-pounding political thriller starring Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, and Rene Russo.
Honest Thief (March 12)
Liam Neeson plays the anti-hero in this 2020 film about a master thief who decides to turn himself in, only to be confronted with two corrupt FBI agents who try to thwart his confession and steal his dirty money.
Renegades (March 29)
Set in Philadelphia, an undercover police officer (Kiefer Sutherland) tries to flush out two corrupt agents, but his plan hits a snag when he himself becomes involved in illegal activity along the way.
The Ghost Writer (March 30)
A ghostwriter is hired to complete the autobiography of a former British prime minister, but he stumbles upon concerning clues that indicate his predecessor was killed after uncovering a dark secret.