The Month’s Top U.S. Releases: March 2011


Released 1st March:

127 Hours:

Format: Blu-ray(w/Digital Copy)/DVD     Classification: R

Stars: James Franco (Spider-Man), Kate Mara (Shooter), Amber Tamblyn (The Ring)

Based upon the true story of Aron Ralston, 127 Hours tells the tale of one mans epic struggle to survive; when he found himself trapped in a remote Utah canyon for over five days, with only the memory of loved ones for company.

Read our review of 127 Hours here. Or Watch the official trailer for 127 Hours here.


Format: Blu-ray/DVD     Classification: R

Stars: Dwayne Johnson (The Other Guys), Billy Bob Thornton (Armageddon), Maggie Grace (Taken)

After being released from prison, a man known only as Driver embarks upon a killing spree designed to get revenge for past grievances; causing a potential victim to hire a lone assassin to get to him before he finishes his task.

Watch the Red Band trailer for Faster here.

Love and Other Drugs:

Format: Blu-ray/DVD     Classification: R

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko), Anne Hathaway (Alice in Wonderland), Oliver Platt (2012)

Free-spirited Maggie finally meets her match in Jamie; a charming Viagra salesman; but when the two decide to enter into a no-strings-attached relationship, they find it hard to keep things casual when they both fall in love.


Format: Blu-ray (Double Play)/DVD     Classification: PG-13

Stars: Cher (Tea With Mussolini), Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones)

Seeing musical legend Cher return to acting, and Christina Aguilera make her acting debut, Burlesque tells the story of a young girl who starts work at a burlesque bar which needs to start drawing in the crowds, or face being foreclosed.

Released 8th March:

The Walking Dead: Season One:

Format: Blu-ray/DVD     Classification: Not Rated

Stars: Andrew Lincoln (This Life), Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), Laurie Holden (Silent Hill)

An epic tale of survival and adventure, The Waling Dead sees police officer Rick Grimes wake from a coma to find the world has been ravaged by a zombie epidemic of apocalyptic proportions.

The Next Three Days:

Format: Blu-ray (Triple Play)/DVD     Classification: PG-13

Stars: Russell Crowe (Gladiator), Elizabeth Banks (The 40 Year Old Virgin), Olivia Wilde (House)

When his wife is arrested for a murder she swears she didn’t commit, John Brennan  exhausts every legal means of proving her innocence, before taking proceeding to break her out of prison.

Watch the official trailer for The Next Three Days here.

Jackass 3:

Format: Blu-ray (Triple Play)/DVD/Two-Disc DVD Classification: Not Rated

Stars: Johnny Knoxville (The Dukes of Hazzard), Bam Margera (CKY2K), Steve-O (Don’t Try This at Home)

Back to their old tricks; the Jackass Pranksters pummel each others groins, perform faeces related stunts, and conduct unlicensed medical surgery on one of their own.

Released 15th March:

The Fighter:

Format: Blu-ray (Triple play)/DVD     Classification: R

Stars: Mark Wahlberg (The Departed), Christian Bales (The Dark Knight), Amy Adams (Enchanted)

Based upon the incredible true story of boxer ‘Irish’ Micky Ward, The Fighter tells the tale behind the historic fights; with family turmoil often overshadowing the grueling bouts and hardship Micky endured; in a movie that we referred to as the best film of the year.

Read our review of The Fighter here. Or Watch the official trailer for The Fighter here.

Released 22nd March:


Format: Blu-ray/DVD     Classification: PG-13

Stars: Eric Balfour (What Women Want), David Zayas (The Expendables), Donald Faison (Scrubs)

Blinding yet beautiful lights descend over L.A., mesmerizing the citizens while luring them to an uncertain fate, and as speculation of the lights origins begins to run rampant, three friends try to resist temptation and solve the mystery.

Released 29th March:


Format: 3D Blu-ray (Triple Play)/Blu-ray (Double Play)/DVD Classification: PG

Stars: Mandy Moore (A Walk to Remember), Zachary Levi (Chuck), Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy)

Disney’s twist on the tale of Rapunzel sees a bandit take refuge in a strange tower, only to to discover it’s inhabited by a spirited teenage girl with 70-foot-long golden hair.

Previous articleSucker Punch: New Trailer
Next articleThe Hangover Part II: Trailer
Matt Wheeldon is the Founder, and Editor in Chief of Good Film Guide. He still refers to the cinema as "the pictures", and has what some would describe as a misguided appreciation for Waterworld.