7 Best New Movies and TV Shows on Netflix This Week: March 16-17, 2024

Picture: Chicken Nugget (Season 1) is now available to stream on Netflix

We’re midway through March, and there are a handful of exciting new movies and TV shows to watch this weekend.

If you want a complete list of what’s new on Netflix, you can view an expanded list of all the latest releases on our hub page.

Check out our monthly guide for what’s still to come to Netflix throughout the remainder of March 2024.

Anyone looking for Irish Wish on this list will be sorely disappointed. Despite being released this week, we’ve omitted Lindsey Lohan’s new Netflix film. The actress had been on a good run of films recently, but Irish Wish derailed that.

Read our review for Irish Wish

Please note: This list is primarily for Netflix US, but availability in other regions will vary. 

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

Director: André Øvredal
Genre: Horror, Mystery | Runtime: 86 Minutes
Cast: Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Ophelia Lovibond, Michael McElhatton, Parker Sawyers

Looking for something to creep you out this weekend? Look no further than The Autopsy of Jane Doe.

When the body of a strange woman is found in the basement of a house at the center of a murder investigation, with seemingly no connection to the crime, her corpse is brought to the coroner’s office, where a father-son duo stays the night to perform the autopsy.

Chicken Nugget (Season 1) N

Episodes: 10
Genre: Comedy, Drama | Runtime: 33 Minutes
Cast: Ryu Seung-ryong, Ahn Jae-hong, Kim You-jung

Chicken Nugget is an adaptation of a Korean webtoon and undoubtedly one of the most bewildering K-dramas we’ve seen on Netflix. We’re unsure how popular the K-drama will be with subscribers, but we could easily see the series going viral on social media.

When the owner’s daughter of a fried chicken joint is accidentally turned into a chicken nugget after stepping into a mysterious machine, it’s up to him and his young employee to turn her back to normal.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Three More (2024) N

Director: Wes Anderson
Genre: Drama | Runtime: 88 Minutes
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley, Richard Ayoade,

Wes Anderson won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his adaptation of one of Roald Dahl’s beloved tales, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. Anderson directed three more shorts alongside this short film, which has been compiled into an 88-minute special.

Tyson’s Run (2022)

Director: Kim Bass
Genre: Drama, Family, Sports | Runtime: 102 Minutes
Cast: Major Dodson, Rory Cochrane, Amy Smart, Layla Felder, Claudia Zevallos

If anyone recognizes lead actor Major Dodson, you must enjoy The Walking Dead. The actor played Sam, who famously met his demise in the undead hordes. Based on the true story of an autistic teenager, this film was significant to actor Dodson, as his diagnosis of autism was only revealed after the release of the film.

Tyson, a seemingly unathletic boy with autism, has dreams of becoming a marathon champion. In the face of adversity and bullying, Tyson finds help from a former marathon runner Aklilu.

Young Royals (Season 3) N

New Episodes: 5
Genre: Drama, Romance | Runtime: 44 Minutes
Cast: Edvin Ryding, Omar Rudberg, Malte Gardinger, Frida Argento, Nikita Uggla

The final season lands with five episodes, with the finale airing next week! Get ready to say goodbye to Prince Wilhelm and his challenging journey through the elite Hillerska boarding school.

Iron Reign (Season 1) N

Episodes: 8
Genre: Crime, Thriller | Runtime: 48 Minutes
Cast: Eduard Fernández, Chino Darín, Jaime Lorente, Natalia de Molina, Sergi López

Money Heist’s Denver, aka Jaime Lorente, returns for a new Netflix series. Crime dramas have often been some of the platform’s best content, so make sure to stream Iron Reign this weekend.

Joaquin Manchado is the owner of Barcelona’s biggest trade port, and if anyone wants to import something illegal, it has to go through him first, including narcotics. However, when a shipment of cocaine goes missing, Manchado’s life is turned upside down.

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (2 Seasons)

Seasons: 2 | Episodes: 66
Genre: Anime, Action, Adventure | Runtime: 24 Minutes
Cast: Nozomu Sasaki, Shigeru Chiba, Megumi Ogata, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Mayumi Tanaka

Better late than never, two seasons of the beloved Yu Yu Hakusho anime, an adaptation of the Manga of the same name as its live-action counterpart, is finally available to stream on Netflix.

Yusuke Urameshi, a delinquent student, is given a second chance at life after sacrificing his own to save a child. To redeem his soul, Yusuke becomes a spirit detective.

What have you been watching on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

Leave a Comment