This month’s selection is documentary-heavy. From the mysterious disappearance of the MH370 flight to the thought-provoking narrative of Pornhub. Here are some selections we’ve picked out on Netflix for your March viewing
In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal
Already out on Netflix earlier this month, this true-crime docuseries turns its lens on self-proclaimed holy men that turned out to be nothing more than criminals.
Focused on four particular cases in South Korea, detailed accounts of investigations held against four religious preachers – Jeong Myeong, Park Soon-Ja, Kim Ki-Soon, and Lee Jae-Rok – and the ultimate consequences that they and their followers faced.
Release date: March 3
Chris Rock: Selective Outrage
It will soon be coming up to a year since Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars. With the tsunami of responses the incident generated, all eyes and ears were on what Rock has to say about it in his stand-up comedy special. The show also marked the first-ever Netflix Original production that was live-streamed.
In Selective Outrage, Rock takes on a number of other topics too, such as the Kardashians, his romantic life, the division in the US, and wokeness. The last subject is where the special gets its title from.
Release date: March 4
MH370: The Plane That Disappeared
Coming out on Netflix on March 8, the ninth anniversary of the titular flight’s disappearance, the British documentary delves into one of the greatest modern mysteries. The show is split into three parts and relies on interviews with experts, journalists, conspiracy theorists, as well as families of the missing passengers and crew.
If you are not clued in yet on what happened to the Malaysia Airlines flight that was headed to Beijing but vanished, this would be a good starting point to learn about the incident.
Release date: March 8
Money Shot: The PornHub Story
This Netflix original documentary charts the rise of one of the biggest porn sites in the world, and the controversies surrounding the platform. Featuring interviews with performers, activists and past employees, it offers a fascinating glimpse into how adult entertainment has evolved and become a big part of popular culture.
The documentary also launches some serious accusations, such as the platform knowingly profiting off sex trafficking and censorship. We think this will be a thought-provoking watch.
Release date: March 15
To take off the seriousness of all the above documentaries, we suggest taking a look at this new comedy series stars Rob Lowe and his son John Owen Lowe, who both serve as executive producers. The senior Lowe stars as an eccentric, biotech billionaire spiralling after the death of his wife, while the junior Lowe plays his shy son who joins the company to save him.
Release date: March 30
Also see: 5 Netflix shows to heat up February