The Complete Guide to Hollywood Movies Opening in March 2019
Things are slowly picking up, with two huge movies coming out this month. We’ll find out why Captain Marvel is the most powerful Avenger in her origin story (opening 7 Mar), and how it sets her up to save the Avengers in Endgame, which releases a few weeks later. Dumbo (28 Mar) looks like it’ll reduce me to a sobbing mess, though I can’t remember much from the animated movie.
And if you’re a horror movie fan, you’ll have demon-children and evil doppelgangers to look forward to in The Prodigy (7 Mar), Us (21 Mar) and The Hole in the Ground (28 Mar). Not being a horror movie fan, I won’t be watching Us, but Get Out was so raved about that I will google to find out if people think Us is as great, and what social issues Jordan Peele weaves into this next film of his.
Movies coming out in March 2019
(Click on the movie titles in the bullets to jump to that section if you don’t want to scroll through the entire list. You can also click on each movie’s heading to go to their IMDb pages. Release dates below are for Singapore, but if you’re outside Singapore, IMDb can tell you fairly accurately what’s the release date in your country.)
- Captain Marvel (7 Mar)
- At Eternity’s Gate (7 Mar)
- The Prodigy (7 Mar)
- The Aftermath (14 Mar)
- Wonder Park (14 Mar)
- Arctic (14 Mar)
- The Kid Who Would Be King (21 Mar)
- Us (21 Mar)
- The Hummingbird Project (21 Mar)
- Five Feet Apart (21 Mar)
- Dumbo (28 Mar)
- Dragged Across Concrete (28 Mar)
- The Hole in the Ground (28 Mar)
Opening on the week of 7 March
Directors: Anna Boden (“Mississippi Grind”), Ryan Fleck (“Mississippi Grind”, “Half Nelson”)
Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Gemma Chan, Clark Gregg, Lashana Lynch, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, McKenna Grace, Jude Law
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Synopsis: Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
Director: Julian Schnabel (“Le scaphandre et le papillon”)
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelsen, Oscar Isaac
Genre: Biography, Drama
Synopsis: Julian Schnabel’s AT ETERNITY’S GATE is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s (Academy Award® Nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.
Director: Nicholas McCarthy (“The Pact”)
Cast: Taylor Schilling, Jackson Robert Scott, Colm Feore
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Synopsis: In her much-anticipated foray into the horror-thriller genre, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Taylor Schilling stars in THE PRODIGY as a mother named Sarah whose young son Miles’ disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. Fearing for her family’s safety, Sarah must choose between her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles and a desperate need to investigate what – or who – is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality becomes frighteningly blurry.
Opening on the week of 14 March
Director: James Kent (“Testament of Youth”)
Cast: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke, Kate Phillips Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke, Kate Phillips
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Synopsis: THE AFTERMATH is set in postwar Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.
Voice Cast: Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Mila Kunis, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Norbert Leo Butz, Brianna Denski, Ken Hudson Campbell
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Synopsis: WONDER PARK tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. One magical day, June is running through the woods to find her way home where she discovers an old roller-coaster car and climbs inside. She suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside. All of her rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her. Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters, June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before it is lost forever.
Director: Joe Penna (debut feature)
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Synopsis: A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive.
Opening on the week of 21 March
Director: Joe Cornish (“Attack the Block”)
Cast: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, Rebecca Ferguson, Patrick Stewart
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Synopsis: Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.
Director: Jordan Peele (“Get Out”)
Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Synopsis: Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, US, from Monkeypaw Productions, stars Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke), and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway. Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. US pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.
Director: Kim Nguyen (“Two Lovers and a Bear”)
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek
Synopsis: In this modern epic, Kim Nguyen exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world. Cousins from New York, Vincent (Eisenberg) and Anton (Skarsgård) are players in the high-stakes game of High Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a fiber-optic cable straight between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to breaking point on their quixotic adventure. Constantly breathing down their necks is their old boss Eva Torres (Hayek), a powerful, intoxicating and manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to come between them and beat them at their own game. No matter what the cost, Vincent and Anton are determined to cut through America, only to find redemption at the end of their line, not through money, but through family and reconnecting to the land.
Director: Justin Baldoni (TV’s “Jane the Virgin”)
Cast: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moises Arias, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Paraminder Nagra, Claire Forlani
Genre: Drama, Romance
Synopsis: Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) is every bit a seventeen-year-old: she’s attached to her laptop and loves her best friends. But unlike most teenagers, she spends much of her time living in a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control — all of which is put to the test when she meets an impossibly charming fellow CF patient named Will Newman (Cole Sprouse). There’s an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction. Further complicating matters is Will’s potentially dangerous rebellion against his ongoing medical treatment. Stella gradually inspires Will to live life to the fullest, but can she ultimately save the person she loves when even a single touch is off limits?
Opening on the week of 28 March
Director: Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Edward Scissorhands”)
Cast: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, Finley Hobbins, Nico Parker
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Synopsis: Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
Director: S. Craig Zahler (“Brawl in Cell Block 99”, “Bone Tomahawk”)
Cast: Mel Gibson, Jennifer Carpenter, Vince Vaughn
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Synopsis: DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE follows two police detectives who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics is leaked to the media. With little money and no options, the embittered policemen descend into the criminal underworld and find more than they wanted waiting in the shadows.
Director: Lee Cronin (debut feature)
Cast: Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey, James Cosmo
Synopsis: Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O’Neill is building a new life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris. A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbour shatters her fragile security, throwing Sarah into a spiralling nightmare of paranoia and mistrust, as she tries to uncover if the disturbing changes in her little boy are connected to an ominous sinkhole buried deep in the forest that borders their home.