Even though it’s only March, it’s already starting to feel like the beginning of the summer blockbuster movie season. This month sees some huge movies hitting theaters, along with some great indies and a few horror flicks. Audiences can look forward to the next installment in the Dune, MonsterVerse, and Ghostbusters franchises, a trio of excellent horror movies, a few films based on powerful true stories, and more.

Here are all the wide-release movies coming to theaters in March 2024. Get tickets here.

Dune: Part Two – Release Date: Friday, March 1

Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Léa Seydoux

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Official Synopsis: A boy becomes the Messiah of nomads on a desert planet that has giant worms that protect a commodity called Spice. Spice changes people into travelers, mystics and madmen. This follow-up film will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee. What price will he pay to become the new ruler of their universe?

Kung Fu Panda 4 – Release Date: Friday, March 8

Cast: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman, David Cross

Director: Mike Mitchell, Stephanie Stine

Official Synopsis: This spring, for the first time in almost a decade, comedy icon Jack Black returns to his role as Po, the world’s most unlikely kung fu master, with a hilarious, butt-kicking new chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s beloved action-comedy franchise: Kung Fu Panda 4.

Imaginary – Release Date: Friday, March 8

Cast: DeWanda Wise, Tom Payne, Betty Buckley, Veronica Falcón, Dane DiLiegro, Matthew Sato, Suzette Lange, Aubree Majors, Isaiah Evans, Brooklyn Majors, Conner McCoy

Director: Jeff Wadlow

Official Synopsis: From Blumhouse, the genre-defining masterminds behind FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S and M3GAN, comes an original horror that taps into the innocence of imaginary friends – and begs the question: Are they really figments of childhood imagination or is something more terrifying lying just beneath?

Cabrini – Release Date: Friday, March 8

Cast: John Lithgow, David Morse, Jeremy Bobb, Giancarlo Giannini, Federico Castelluccio, Katherine Boecher, Cristiana Dell’Anna, Patch Darragh, Lukas Behnken, Sean Cullen

Director: Alejandro Monteverde

Official Synopsis: From Alejandro Monteverde, award-winning director of Sound of Freedom, comes the powerful epic of Francesca Cabrini, an Italian immigrant who arrives in New York City in 1889 and is greeted by disease, crime, and impoverished children. Cabrini sets off on a daring mission to convince the hostile mayor to secure housing and healthcare for society’s most vulnerable.

Love Lies Bleeding – Release Date: Friday, March 8

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Jena Malone, Katy O’Brian, Ed Harris, Dave Franco, Anna Baryshnikov, Keith Jardine, Jerry G. Angelo, Lily Harris, Roger Ivens

Director: Rose Glass

Official Synopsis: Lou is a reclusive gym manager who falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder who’s heading to Las Vegas to pursue her dream. Their love soon leads to violence as they get pulled deep into the web of Lou’s criminal family.

Arthur the King – Release Date: Friday, March 15

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Simu Liu, Nathalie Emmanuel, Michael Landes, Paul Guilfoyle, Rob Collins, Viktor Åkerblom, Mauricio Adrian, Alani Ilongwe, Zamantha Díaz

Director: Simon Cellan Jones

Official Synopsis: Based on the true story, Arthur the King follows the story of an adventure racer who adopts a stray dog named Arthur to join him in an epic endurance race.

The American Society of Magical Negroes – Release Date: Friday, March 15

Cast: Justice Smith, David Alan Grier, An-Li Bogan, Drew Tarver, Michaela Watkins, Rupert Friend, Nicole Byer, Aisha Hinds, Tim Baltz

Director: Kobi Libii

Official Synopsis: The American Society of Magical Negroes is a fresh, satirical comedy about a young man, Aren, who is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people’s lives easier.

Knox Goes Away – Release Date: Friday, March 15

Cast: Al Pacino, Michael Keaton, James Marsden, Ray McKinnon, Marcia Gay Harden, Lela Loren, Chad Donella, Dennis Dugan, Joanna Kulig, Suzy Nakamura

Director: Michael Keaton

Official Synopsis: Diagnosed with a rapidly evolving form of dementia, a contract killer gets the chance to redeem himself by saving the life of his estranged son.

One Life – Release Date: Friday, March 15

Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce, Lena Olin, Johnny Flynn, Romola Garai, Samantha Spiro, Adrian Rawlins, Marthe Keller, Alex Sharp

Director: James Hawes

Official Synopsis: One Life tells the incredible true story of Nicholas “Nicky” Winton, a young London broker who helps rescue hundreds of predominantly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia in a race against time before Nazi occupation closes the borders on the verge of World War II. Fifty years later, Nicky (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is haunted by the fate of those he wasn’t able to bring to safety.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire – Release Date: Friday, March 22

Cast: Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Emily Alyn Lind, Finn Wolfhard, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Patton Oswalt, Kumail Nanjiani

Director: Gil Kenan

Official Synopsis: In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.

Immaculate – Release Date: Friday, March 22

Cast: Sydney Sweeney, Álvaro Morte, Simona Tabasco, Benedetta Porcaroli, Giorgio Colangeli, Dora Romano, Giampiero Judica

Director: Michael Mohan

Official Synopsis: Cecilia a woman of devout faith is warm welcomed to the picture-perfect Italian countryside where she is offered a new role at an illustrious convent. But it becomes clearer to Cecilia that her new home harbors dark and horrifying secrets.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – Release Date: Friday, March 29

Cast: Rachel House, Dan Stevens, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Alex Ferns, Kaylee Hottle, Mercy Cornwall, Fala Chen, Jordy Campbell, Angie Adler-Koops

Director: Adam Wingard

Official Synopsis: This latest entry in the Monsterverse franchise follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new cinematic adventure, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own.

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