Vehicular Viewing: New on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu for March 2019
Buckle up for this month’s installment of Vehicular Viewing, a feature where I highlight notable car-centric movies and TV shows that are new to Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. March’s streaming goodness (and badness) includes everything from biker movies to cheesy comedies to behind-the-scenes racing documentaries.
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Formula 1: Drive to Survive (3/1)
With this 10-part documentary series, which Netflix produced in a partnership with Formula 1, you’ll get a dramatic behind-the-scenes look at the lives of drivers, owners, and other key players competing for the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship. One potential drawback: the filmmakers weren’t able to get Mercedes and Ferrari, the season’s top two teams, to participate.
Burn Out (3/15)
In this high-intensity French flick from 2017, an aspiring professional motorcycle racer must use his skills to make dangerous drug runs for a mobster who’s threatening his ex-girlfriend and their son.
The Highwaymen (3/29)
Starring Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner, this Netflix original movie follows a pair of Texas Rangers and their hot pursuit of Bonnie and Clyde. Based on the trailer, you can expect plenty of car chases and shootouts involving classic cars and motorcycles.
If you’re in the mood for a terrible ’90s movie, check out this comedy from 1996, which involves bratty kids, a hijacked minivan, and nonstop critically derided action.
More bikers, more drugs, more violent motorcycle action — this time in Australia.
Easy Rider (3/1)
In this influential independent film from 1969, Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda take a drug-fueled trip across the southern half of the U.S. on their custom-designed choppers, finding free love and hippie-hating locals along the way.
Office Space (3/1)
Included solely for the classic opening-credits traffic jam sequence. [Note: trailer contains strong language.]
Last Race (3/21)
This acclaimed documentary tells the story of a beloved small-town track, the drivers who race vintage stock cars there, and the struggle to save it from being torn down by developers.
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A longtime editor/writer and recently transplanted Hoosier, Caleb Cook lives in Xenia, Ohio. His favorite activities are reading and listening to music, although he occasionally emerges from the heap of books and vinyl records in his basement to stand blinking in the sunlight. Once fully acclimated to the outside world again, he can be observed hanging out with his wife, attempting a new recipe in the kitchen, attending movies, walking the dog, or wandering into a local brewery to inquire about what’s on tap. See more articles by Caleb.