The Best TV Shows And Movies Coming To HBO Max In March 2022

As we slowly climb out of the winter and face the winds of March, HBO Max is providing a whole new slate of content, from recent awards contenders to old classics to ongoing television shows. The Oscar campaign has a strong footing on the streaming service next month, with four major films in the running for Best Picture available to watch on HBO Max. The streamer is also adding big blockbuster hits like "F9: The Fast Saga" and an extended edition of "Halloween Kills."

There are also plenty of HBO Max originals that look promising, like the Taika Waititi-produced comedy series "Our Flag Means Death," the Ava Duverney-produced comic book adaptation miniseries "DMZ," and the two-part documentary "The Larry David Story." The sci-fi rom-com "Moonshot" seems like an ambitiously scaled service-exclusive feature production, and the biographical drama series "Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty" is sure to rake in basketball fans. In the meantime, here are all the best and most noteworthy additions to HBO Max in March.


Director Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Frank Herbert's groundbreaking epic science-fiction novel is a triumph. Villeneuve does the previously thought-to-be-impossible feat of condensing Herbert's vast, complex world into a coherent film (well, a planned two, to be precise). Careful and detailed filmmaking in such large-scale productions is always a treat, and Villeneuve's masterful approach feels like it actually transports you to the desert planet of Arrakis. It's cinematic world-building at its finest, and it'll be available in the highest visual and audio qualities that the streaming device will support.

West Side Story

Remaking one of the most influential musicals of all time is usually a fool's errand, but that's because Steven Spielberg isn't usually the one behind the wheel. In a rare moment for Hollywood remakes, many have asserted that Spielberg's new version of the 1961 film (and 1957 stage production) not only lives up to the original's name but, in some cases, is even superior. These may be fighting words to longtime fans, but those curious can see for themselves this coming March.

Drive My Car

Ryusuke Hamaguchi's tale of processing grief while directing a Russian play has been a juggernaut in this season's awards circuit. The film made a splash at Cannes where it won Best Screenplay and is the first Japanese feature to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. "Drive My Car" is based on a short story written by Haruki Murakami, known for the novels "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" and "1Q84," and revolves around the theme of loss and mourning for a loved one. Sad? Yes, but Hamaguchi shows how tragically relatable that experience is.

King Richard

"King Richard" flips the typical biopic structure and chooses to focus on the person behind the icon instead of the icons themselves. Sure, tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams are a central part of the story, but the main focus is on their father Richard Williams. Will Smith has received lots of critical acclaim and awards cred for his complicated but moving portrayal of the man, as has Aunjanue Ellis for playing mother and wife Orocene "Brandy" Price.


Besides for all the recent, high-profile awards movies that HBO Max is offering next month, the streamer is also adding notable older content that's worth checking out. For instance, the Spike Jonze-directed "Adaptation" is a wonderfully odd meta-commentary on the writing process that stars Nicolas Cage in one of his most creative, impactful roles. Charlie Kaufman, master of metafiction, wrote the screenplay alongside his imaginary twin brother "Donald Kaufman," who both serve as the main characters in the film and are both played by Cage. Don't let the self-referentiality make you think "Adaptation" is obnoxious, though. The film flows with genuine emotion.

Starship Troopers

Another personal favorite is Paul Verhoeven's wild, hilarious sci-fi action satire "Starship Troopers." The genius of the film is that Verhoeven and screenwriter Edward Neumeier turned Robert A. Heinlein's uncomfortably pro-military 1959 novel into an anti-fascist spoof. The story follows Johnny Rico, played by Casper Van Dien, as he makes his way from boot camp to battleground in the United Citizen's Federation's war against the extraterrestrial Arachnids. Televised nationalist propaganda makes the horrible war violence seem like a cheery nightmare, and space marines, giant alien bugs, and Heinlein's politics are blown to pieces. Like other Verhoeven joints, not all critics understood the satire upon its release, but luckily "Starship Troopers" has become the cult classic it deserves to be.

Movies and TV shows coming to HBO Max March 2022

Exact Dates TBD:

Swimsuit, 1989

Young Justice, Max Original Season 4 Part B

Avail. March 1:

Adaptation, 2002

All the Pretty Horses, 2000

Are We Done Yet?, 2007

Around the World in 80 Days, 1956

Blow Up of Blow-Up, Documentary

Boyz n the Hood, 1991

Cameraperson, Documentary

Diner, 1982

Fireboys, Documentary

Fly Away Home, 1996

Gigi, 1958

Los Cronocrímenes (AKA Timecrimes), 2007 (HBO)

Mogul Mowgli, 2020

One Tree Hill, 2003

Resident Evil, 1996

Resident Evil: Afterlife, 2010

Resident Evil: Apocalypse, 2004

Resident Evil: Damnation, 2021

Resident Evil: Extinction, 2007

Resident Evil: Retribution, 2012

Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation, 2004

Starship Troopers, 1997

Starsky & Hutch, 1975

The Larry David Story Part 1: American Jewboy, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

The Larry David Story Part 2: The Jewish Fountainhead Documentary Premiere (HBO)

The Two Mrs. Carrolls, 1947

The World of Jacques Demy, Documentary

The Young Girls Turn 25, Documentary

Urban Legend, 1998

Welcome Back (Aka Bienvenidos), 2019 (HBO)

Avail. March 2:

Blade I, 2002

Drive My Car, 2021

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Season 5

West Side Story, 2021 (HBO)

Avail. March 3:

Gaming Wall Street, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Little Ellen, Max Original Season 2 Premiere

Our Flag Means Death, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

The Tourist, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Avail. March 4:

El Planeta, 2021 (HBO)

F9: The Fast Saga, 2021 (HBO)

Goyo: En Letra De Otro, 2022 (HBO)

Avail. March 6:

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, Series Premiere (HBO)

Avail. March 7:

Teen Titans Go! Season 7A Premiere

Avail. March 8:

Ruxx, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Seasons 1-8

Avail. March 10:

Dune, 2021

Juanpa + Chef, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Sandy + Chef, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Theodosia, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Avail. March 12:

Victor and Valentino Season 3A Premiere

Avail. March 13:

Game Theory with Bomani Jones, Season 1 Premiere (HBO)

Avail. March 14:

Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Season 1

Avail. March 15:

Phoenix Rising Part 1 & 2 (HBO)

Avail. March 17:

DMZ, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Jellystone!, Max Original Season 2 Premiere

Minx, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Avail. March 18:

Halloween Kills, 2021 (Extended Version) (HBO)

Lust, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

On My Way with Irina Rimes, Max Original Premiere

Pseudo, Premiere (HBO)

Vlad & Niki, 2018

Avail. March 20:

Amsterdam, Max Original Season 1 Premiere (HBO)

Avail. March 22:

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Premiere

Avail. March 23:

Fists Of Freedom: The Story Of The '68 Summer Games, 1999

Avail. March 24:

King Richard, 2021

One Perfect Shot, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Queen Stars, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Starstruck, Max Original Season 2 Premiere

Traffickers: Inside The Golden Triangle, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Avail. March 25:

Degrassi: The Next Generation, 2001

Lucas the Spider, Cartoonito Original Season 1 Premiere

Avail. March 31:

Brené Brown: Atlas of the Heart, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Julia, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Moonshot, 2022