New To Amazon Prime Video In March 2021: Coming 2 America, Invincible, And More

Find out what's landing on the streaming service for the month of March.


Amazon's streaming service Prime Video has a pretty solid March in store for viewers. While Coming 2 America, the sequel to the hit 1988 comedy Coming to America, is something of the centerpiece for the month's new content, there also lots of great programming in store for fans of those kinds of classic '80s comedies.

First off, Coming 2 America is landing on Prime Video on March 3. The film, having been delayed from a theatrical release in December, has been a long time coming for fans of the original. Helmed by Craig Brewer, who previously directed Eddie Murphy in 2019's acclaimed Dolomite is My Name, the director said in a recent interview that while the film is a comedy it's also pretty grounded: "What I hope people will like when they see Coming 2 America is that it's 30 years after that fairytale ended… We saw a young couple come together in a fairytale. Well, now they're parents. Now they're dealing with what happens when you're 30 years later. The same thing that's happening in the audience is happening on the screen."

On March 1, the month kicks off perfectly for folks who are nostalgic for classic Murphy comedies or who want a chance to finally check them out for the first time. Both 48 Hrs. and Another 48 Hrs. land on the first of the month--these are the classic Murphy-Nick Nolte buddy comedies about a convict and an ex-cop, respectively, who team up to catch two cop-killers. If you've seen them recently, other favorites from the era like E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and the full Back to the Future trilogy land on Prime Video that very same day.

If you don't want to go that far back in time to catch up on comedy classics, fret not. March 1 also sees Wet Hot American Summer join the streaming service. The 2001 satirical comedy film from director David Wain features a formidable ensemble cast (Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Michael Showalter, David Hyde Pierce, Janeane Garofalo, on and on…) takes place during the last full day at a fictional summer camp in 1981. In other words, the movie isn't from the '80s but it both celebrates and pokes fun at all those movies.

Finally, on March 26, the Amazon Prime original animated series Invincible arrives. Based on the comic book created by Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman, the series follows a teenager named Mark Grayson whose father is the world's greatest superhero, Omni-Man. However, when Mark develops powers of his own, he learns that being a hero isn't easy. Also, it's exceptionally violent, bloody, and brutal.

You can also check out what Disney+, Hulu, and Shudder have in store next month.

New to Amazon in March 2021

March 1

  • 48 Hrs. (1982)
  • 50/50 (2011)
  • Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
  • As Good As It Gets (1997)
  • Attack Of The 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012)
  • Attack The Block (2011)
  • A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
  • Back To The Future (1985)
  • Back To The Future Part II (1989)
  • Back To The Future Part III (1990)
  • Beloved (1998)
  • Cocktail (1988)
  • Due Date (2010)
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  • Extract (2009)
  • For Colored Girls (2010)
  • I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009)
  • Instant Nanny (2015) (UP Faith & Family)
  • In The Line Of Fire (1993)
  • Mae West: Dirty Blonde (2020) (PBS Living)
  • Neil Young: Heart Of Gold (2006)
  • Patriot Games (1992)
  • Patriots Day (2017)
  • Priceless (2016)
  • Rain Man (1988)
  • Religulous (2008)
  • Rushmore (1999)
  • Shine A Light (2008)
  • Silverado (1985)
  • Sliver (1993)
  • Sydney White (2007)
  • The Full Monty (1997)
  • The Spirit (2008)
  • The Terminal (2004)
  • The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
  • Tombstone (1993)
  • Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns (2008)
  • W. (2008)
  • Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
  • American Masters - Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning (2014) (PBS Living)
  • And She Could Be Next: Season 1 (PBS Documentaries)
  • Brad Meltzer's Decoded: Season 1 (History Vault)
  • Breathless: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
  • Captain Marleau: Season 1 (MHz Choice)
  • Civilizations: Season 1 (PBS Documentaries)
  • Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz: Season 1 (Boomerang)
  • Ella the Elephant: Season 1 (Kidstream)
  • Fifth Ward: Season 1 (ALLBLK)
  • Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour: Season 1 (UPP Faith & Family)
  • Life With Elizabeth: Season 1 (Best TV Ever)
  • London Kills: Season 1 (Acorn TV)
  • Nightwatch: Season 1 (A&E Crime Central)
  • Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony: Limited Series (PBS Documentaries)
  • Range Rider: Season 1 (Best Westerns Ever)
  • Rhymes Through Times: Season 1 (Noggin)
  • Somewhere South: Season 1 (PBS Living)
  • The Paris Murders: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
  • The Returned: Season 1 (Sundance Now)

March 3

  • Out Of Africa (1985)

March 5

  • Coming 2 America - Amazon Original Movie (2021)

March 10

  • Jack And Jill (2011)

March 12

  • Honest Thief (2020)
  • Making Their Mark - Amazon Original Series: Season 1

March 19

  • Words On Bathroom Walls (2020)

March 26

  • Invincible - Amazon Original Series: Season 1
  • La Templanza (The Vineyard) - Amazon Original Series: Season 1

March 29

  • Renegades (1989)

March 30

  • The Ghost Writer (2010)
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