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Films coming to streaming platforms this month



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Hillary Swank and Betty Gilpin perform a scene in "The Hunt." The film was released in theaters March 13 and is available now on Amazon Prime, Google Play and Youtube. Movie Stills Database

If you’ve ever wanted to enjoy new movies without having to go to the theater, you’re in luck.

As Hollywood adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic, studios are choosing to release films on streaming services for audiences to enjoy in the comfort of their own homes.

Whether you’re stuck inside with family, friends or all by yourself, there’s never been a better time to binge watch movies. Turn down the lights, grab the popcorn and check out some of the newest films coming to your screen this month.

Available now:

‘The Hunt’

Theatrical release date: March 13

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are – or how they got there. In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, ruthless elitists gather at a remote location to hunt humans for sport. But their master plan is about to be derailed when one of the hunted, Crystal, turns the tables on her pursuers.

Where to watch: Available to rent on Amazon Prime, Google Play and Youtube for $19.99.

‘Bloodshot’

Theatrical release date: March 13

This film stars Vin Diesel as murdered marine Ray Garrison. After being resurrected by scientists, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine called Bloodshot. As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot recall anything from his former life. But when his memories flood back and he remembers the man that killed both him and his wife, he breaks out of the facility to get revenge, only to discover that there's more to the conspiracy than he thought.

Where to watch: Available for purchase on Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes and Youtube for $19.99.

‘Onward’

Theatrical release date: March 6

Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on a journey to discover if there is still a little magic left to help them spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him.

Where to watch: Available to rent on Amazon Prime, Google Play and Youtube for $19.99. The film will be available to stream on Disney+ on April 3.

‘The Way Back’

Theatrical release date: March 6

Ben Affleck stars as a former basketball star turned construction worker struggling with alcoholism. When recruited to coach the basketball team at his old high school, he is presented with challenges that force him to confront his demons and allow him to persevere in the face of adversity.

Where to watch: Available to buy on Amazon Prime, Google Play and Youtube for $19.99.

‘The Invisible Man’

Theatrical release date: Feb. 28

After staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back. The film stars Elisabeth Moss, known for her roles on “Mad Men” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Where to watch: Available to rent for 48 hours on Amazon Prime, Google Play and Youtube for $19.99.

‘Emma’

Theatrical release date: Feb. 21

In a modern take on Jane Austen’s classic novel, Emma navigates social class and growing up in Regency-era England, as she adventures through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

Where to watch: Available to rent on Amazon Prime, Google Play and Youtube for $19.99.

‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’

Theatrical release date: Feb. 7

In a follow-up to 2016’s “Suicide Squad,” Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) is back after her split from the Joker. She joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.

Where to watch: The film is available to purchase on Amazon Prime, Google Play and YouTube for $19.99 and will be available to rent in April. 

Available March 27:

‘I Still Believe’

Theatrical release date: March 13

The film, starring KJ Apa from "Riverdale", is based on the life of Christian music singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp and his first wife, Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer shortly before their wedding.

Where to watch: Available to buy on Amazon Prime, Google Play and Youtube for $19.99.

Available April 10:

‘Trolls World Tour’

Theatrical release date: N/A

Poppy and Branch discover that there are six different troll tribes scattered over six different lands. Each tribe is also devoted to six different kinds of music: funk, country, techno, classical, pop and rock. When rockers Queen Barb and King Thrash set out to destroy the other music, Poppy and Branch embark on a daring mission to unite the trolls and save the diverse melodies from becoming extinct. The film will forgo a release in theaters and go straight to streaming services.

Where to watch: Available to buy on Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes and Youtube.

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