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The Shawshank Redemption, American Girl and Other New Releases on Netflix This Month (Trailers)

From classics like Coach Carter and The Shawshank Redemption to action-packed thrillers 21 Bridges, Netflix has released an incredible lineup of features for March 2022. And what would Women's Month be without the beautiful, coming-of-age tear-jerker such as American Girl and the Hindi dramedy Badhaai Do?

21 Bridges (2019)

Armed with a bold plan to lock down Manhattan, a detective on a mission races against time to catch two cop killers -- and makes a shocking discovery.

Genre: Action, Thriller

Director: Brian Kirk

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons

Writer: Adam Mervis, Matthew Michael Carnahan

Runtime: 99 min


American Girl (2021)

When her mother gets sick, 13-year-old Fen moves back to Taiwan, where she struggles to fit in amid the 2003 SARS epidemic.

Genre: Drama

Director: Feng-I Fiona Roan

Cast: Caitlin Fang, Winnie Shih-Ying Chang, Kaiser Chuang

Writer: Bing Li, Feng-I Fiona Roan

Runtime: 101 min


Badhaai Do (2022)

A gay cop and a lesbian teacher enter a sham marriage to pacify their families but find that relationships -- both real and fake -- aren't all that easy.

Genre: Comedy

Director: Harshavardhan Kulkarni

Cast: Bhumi Pednekar, Rajkummar Rao, Gulshan Devaiah

Writer: Suman Adhikary, Aayush Agrawal, Akshat Ghildial

Runtime: 147 min Language: Hindi


Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)

This drama charts Ben Carson's struggles in overcoming obstacles to study medicine and save lives at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Based on a true story.

Genre: Biography, Drama

Director: Thomas Carter

Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Kimberly Elise, Aunjanue Ellis, Harron Atkins

Writer: John Pielmeier

Runtime: 86 min


Coach Carter (2005)

When he takes over as Richmond High School's new basketball coach, Ken Carter demands that players show up academically as well as athletically.

Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport

Director: Thomas Carter

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard

Writer: Mark Schwahn, John Gatins

Runtime: 136 min


Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

The life of a White House butler who worked for eight presidents unfolds against a backdrop of unparalleled change in American history.

Genre: Biography, Drama

Director: Lee Daniels

Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack

Writer: Danny Strong, Wil Haygood

Runtime: 132 min


Refugiado (2014)

On the run, newly pregnant Laura and her son, Matías, seek a safe haven from her abusive husband. But his dark shadow dogs their every step.

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Director: Diego Lerman

Cast: Julieta Díaz, Sebastián Molinaro, Marta Lubos

Writer: Diego Lerman, María Meira, Gustavo Cabaña

Runtime: 90 min

Language: Spanish


Roll'em (2019)

In modern-day Saudi Arabia, an aspiring director making a film about his native city of Jeddah encounters a 70-year-old maven ex-cinematographer.

Genre: Drama

Director: Abdulelah Alqurashi

Cast: Khaled Yeslam, Sarah Taibah, Shaher Al Qurashi, Fatima Al-Banawi, Fatima Husein, Saleem Homsi

Runtime: 89 mins

Language: Arabic


Sorry to Bother You (2018)

After heeding a co-worker's advice, a telemarketer easily climbs up the corporate ladder -- until success lands him in corporate and moral chaos.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Director: Boots Riley

Cast: LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler

Writer: Boots Riley

Runtime: 112 min


Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel'le (2016)

This biopic charts the rise of vocalist Michel'le and her relationship with producer Dr. Dre. Then betrayal, abuse and addiction eclipse her success.

Genre: Drama

Director: Janice Cooke

Cast: Rhyon Nicole Brown, Curtis Hamilton, Kedrick Brown, Hank Brock

Writer: Dianne Houston

Runtime: 87 min


The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Convicted of murdering his wife and her lover, a quiet banker tries to survive prison by clinging to hope -- and befriending a fellow lifer named Red.

Genre: Drama

Director: Frank Darabont

Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton

Writer: Stephen King, Frank Darabont

Runtime: 142 min

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