Digital Spy previews five must-see movies for March below:
Release Date: March 9
Why you should see it: Robert Pattinson may not have been the most prolific cinematic bed-hopper as Twilight's chaste vampire Edward Cullen, but that all changes in this steamy adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's French novel. R-Patz plays a young man who climbs the Parisian social ladder by sleeping with Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman and Kristen Scott Thomas.
Release Date: March 9
Why you should see it: The pre-release buzz may be brutal on this Disney blockbuster, but don't let the rickety trailers or talk of bloated budgets put you off. Andrew Stanton's adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs's pulp novels is a classy adventure film with a fine lead turn from Friday Night Lights's Taylor Kitsch. Better than Avatar? You bet it is!
The Hunger Games
Release Date: March 23
Why you should see it: As Hollywood scrambles to find a teen lit property to fill the gap left by Harry Potter (and soon to be vacated by Twilight), Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy looks to be racing into the lead. Jennifer Lawrence bagged the coveted role of Katniss Everdeen, and we're excited to see Collins's world of Panem on the big screen, mockingjays, tracker jackers, mutts and all.
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
Release Date: March 28
Why you should see it: Any time Aardman bring out something new we get a tad enthusiastic. With the brilliant Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit already under their belts, the omens are good for this swashbuckling pirate yarn. Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, David Tennant and Martin Freeman in the voice cast isn't too shabby either.
Wrath of the Titans
Release Date: March 30
Why you should see it: Okay, it's predecessor isn't much cop, but we're hoping for a bit of high-octane escapist fun from this 3D fantasy. Sam Worthington is back (with questionable mullet!), and Rosamund Pike takes on her first ass-kicking role as Andromeda. If it all goes a bit wrong, at least it's an opportunity to revisit Liam Neeson's wonderful performance as Barry Gibb!
Which movies are you looking forward to seeing in March? Should we have included StreetDance 2, 21 Jump Street and The Raven? Leave your comments below...