Is Netflix Still Worth It?

Gabi Wilson and Wilson Freer

Netflix is on a steady decline. The streaming service has been heavily criticized for the amount of popular or very widely liked shows that have been removed in the past few years. Not only are popular shows being removed, but viewers will now have to start paying more for the remaining shows and Netflix Originals. The basic plan will be increased by $1 to $9.99, the standard plan by $1.50 to $15.49, and the premium plan by $2 to $19.99 per month. 

Despite the controversy, there are still many shows that will be added to the streaming service. Here is a look at the movies and shows that will be added in March of 2022:

On March 1st, several movies and TV shows were released on Netflix. Here is a list of everything that came onto Netflix on March 1: 21 Bridges, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), Battleship, Christine, Coach Carter, Due Date, Freddy vs. Jason, Gattaca, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Public Enemies, Redemption, Richie Rich, Shooter, Shrek, Shrek 2, Sorry to Bother You, Starship Troopers, Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Gift, The Green Mile, The Guardians of Justice (a Netflix Series), The Replacements, The Shawshank Redemption, Top Gun, V for Vendetta, Where the Wild Things Are, Worst Roommate Ever (a Netflix documentary), Zoolander. Many films came onto Netflix on March 1 that many fans are happy about. Unlike usual, there were many films that weren’t just Netflix originals that were released. 

On March 2 three Netflix films were released to the service. Against The Ice, Savage Rhythm, The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Season 2 (Netflix series), Midnight at the Pera Palace (a Netflix series), Power Rangers Dino Fury: Season 2 (a Netflix series), Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale (a Netflix documentary), The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties: Season 2 (a Netflix series), The Weekend Away (a Netflix film), and Whindersson Nunes: My Own Show! (a Netflix original) was released on March 3.

On March 4 Lies and Deceit (a Netflix series), Making Fun (a Netflix series), Meskina (a Netflix film), Pieces of Her (a Netflix film), and The Invisible Thread (a Netflix film) were released. Beirut was released on March 5th and Good Girls: Season 4 was released on March 7. Two films released on one day that weren’t Netflix originals?! On March 8 An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts: Season 2 (a Netflix series), Autumn Girl (a Netflix film), Chip and Potato: Season 3 (a Netflix family series), Last One Standing (a Netflix series), and Taylor Tomlinson: Look At You (a Netflix film) were released. Byron Baes (a Netflix series), Queer Eye Germany (a Netflix series), The Andy Warhol Diaries (a Netflix documentary), The Bombardment (a Netflix film), and The Last Kingdom: Season 5 (a Netflix series) were all released on March 9. 

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 7, Karma’s World: Season 2 (a Netflix family series), Kotaro Lives Alone (a Netflix anime film), and Love, Life & Everything in Between (a Netflix film) were released on March 10th. Formula 1: Drive to Survive: Season 4 (a Netflix series), Life After Death with Tyler Henry (a Netflix film), Once Upon a Time… Happily Never After (a Netflix series), and The Adam Project (a Netflix film) were all released on March 11th. Dunkirk was released on March 12. London Has Fallen was released on March 13. 

On March 15 Adam by Eve: A live in Animation (a Netflix anime), Catherine Cohen: The Twist…? She’s Gorgeous. (a Netflix comedy), Marilyn’s Eyes (a Netflix film), and One Piece Film: Strong World, Team Zenko Go (a Netflix family film) will be released. On March 16 A Walk Among the Tombstones, Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives (a Netflix documentary), Hei$t: The Great Robbery of Brazil’s Central Bank (a Netflix documentary), and Pedal to Metal (a Netflix series) were released. On March 17 Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Rescued by Ruby (a Netflix film), and Soil (a Netflix series) were released.

Many things will be released on March 18, the majority of them being Netflix films, including: Alessandro Cattelan: One Simple Question (a Netflix series), Animal: Season 2 (a Netflix documentary), Black Crab (a Netflix film), Cracow Monsters (a Netflix series), Eternally Confused and Eager for Love (a Netflix series), Human Resources (a Netflix series), Is It Cake? (a Netflix series), Light the Night: Part 3 (a Netflix series), Standing Up (a Netflix series), Thomas & Friends: Race for the Sodor Cup, Top Boy: Season 2 (a Netflix series), Windfall (a Netflix film), Without Saying Goodbye (a Netflix film), and Young, Famous & African (a Netflix series). 

Few will be released on March 21 such as: Call the Midwife: Series 10 and In Good Hands (a Netflix film). Two more Netflix originals will be released on March 22: Jeff Foxworthy: The Good Old Days (a Netflix comedy) and The Principles of Pleasure (a Netflix documentary). On March 24 Love Like the Falling Petals (a Netflix film) will be released. 

Bridgerton season two will be coming to Netflix on March 25. Many fans are looking forward to season two of the show coming out as season one was very popular. Transformers: BotBots (a Netflix family film) will be released on this day as well. On March 26 Blade Runner 2049 and King of Thieves will be released. On March 28th The Imitation Game and Thermae Romae Novae (a Netflix anime) will be released. 

On March 29 Mighty Express: Season 6 (a Netflix family) and Mike Epps: Indiana Mike (a Netflix comedy) will be released. On March 30th All Hail (a Netflix film) and Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King (a Netflix documentary) will be released. On March 31st, Casual: Seasons 1-4 and Super PupZ (a Netflix family) will be released. 

We personally think some of the shows and movies being added definitely could be good and fun to watch even if they are Netflix originals. Although Netflix originals are criticized for not being good, there are a few that make an exception. 

 Even with the number of shows being replaced, Netflix may still have one of the largest platforms out there in terms of streaming services. Is Netflix slowly starting to turn its service into only releasing their own content? Do you think you will continue to support Netflix?