Release Year: 2011
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas, Michael Angarano, Mathieu Kassovitz, Eddie J. Fernandez, Anthony Brandon Wong, J.J. Perry, Tim Connolly, Maximino Arciniega, Aaron Cohen, Natascha Berg
Release Date: Sunday, March 1
If there were ever a month of Netflix new releases to induce the timeless “how am I ever going to watch all of this?” mood, it’s this March. From all of the aforementioned throwback movies and all of the new original premieres yet to come on this list, our watch lists will be spilling over with content to consume for solid spring break hibernation. And this only covers the best of the best of what’s to come, like Steven Soderbergh’s underrated 2011 action-thriller Haywire.
Gina Carano, who co-stars in Disney+’s The Mandalorian, stars in Haywire as Mallory Kane, a masterfully trained black ops operative for government security tasked with taking on missions in the world’s most dangerous corners. Speaking of, Mallory successfully rescues a journalist held hostage, but finds herself the new target as she’s betrayed and left for died by someone within her own organization. In order to catch the culprit, Mallory uses her skill in black ops to set and trap and gain knowledge. But when her mission goes haywire, it’s a race against her enemy.
Haywire comes from director Steven Soderbergh, who also directed such films as Out of Sight, Erin Brockovich, Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven, Magic Mike and The Laundromat. Upon release, the film earned positive reception from critics and holds an impressive 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. However, Haywire struggled to make an impact at the box office with a $33.4 million worldwide total against a $23 million budget. If you managed to miss the action thriller the first time around, make sure to add it to your watch list when it begins streaming on Netflix on the first of March.