Plenty of notable films will leave HBO and HBO Max in March. Luckily, the month is jam-packed with new movies and TV, so if you’ve been meaning to catch up on any of the blockbusters listed below, now’s your chance.
HBO Max might be the best streaming service for current and classic blockbuster movies, but it is not immune to content expiration. Some fantastic films and television shows will be leaving the streaming service in March 2022.
The titles leaving the streaming platform on March 31, 2022, include iconic films and television shows from various decades. Noir movies from the 1940s, action from the 1980s, and sensual drama from a decade ago are all represented. The excellent news is that you won’t have to binge-watch this month because only a few films are coming out.
Here are our top 5 suggestions for you to consider:
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
There has been much back-and-forth about where this movie stands about the trilogy’s first two movies. This time, Bane not only terrorizes Gotham but also holds it hostage (Tom Hardy).
Of course, this winged hero does have good old Alfred (Michael Caine) and Fox (Morgan Freeman) on his side, as well as the addition of new characters like Selina (Anne Hathaway) and Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt).
The Dark Knight Rises will be a re-watch for most people rather than a first viewing. This third installment of Christopher Nolan’s adaptation of the “caped crusader” is still entertaining.
Moonstruck is set in an Italian-American neighborhood of Brooklyn and tells the story of Loretta Castorini (Cher), a 37-year-old widow. She is engaged to Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello) but falls in love with his younger brother, a capricious baker named Ronny (Cage).
John Patrick Shanley received a well-deserved Oscar nomination for his quirky, wise screenplay, and Cher and Olympia Dukakis received nominations for their performances.
Marathon Man (1976)
William Goldman, an American author, and screenwriter adapted his 1974 novel, Marathon Man, into a motion picture directed by John Schlesinger in 1976.
Babe (Hoffman) is a university student with hostility in Marathon Man. He’s adamant about proving his father’s innocence, if only to oneself. The film stars Roy Scheider and Dr. Christian Szell as a Nazi war criminal dubbed “Weiss Engel” (White Angel), and a large cache of diamonds is central to the plot.
These diamonds, obtained from Jews during the Holocaust, now fund Szell’s comfortable retirement in South America.
News of the World (2020)
Jefferson Kidd, played by Tom Hanks, is a Texan who discovers an orphaned girl whose birth and adoptive families have both died. She doesn’t speak English, but she accepts responsibility for getting her to her uncle and aunt. Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel’s performance elevates it.
Indeed, Zengel and Hanks form a potent duo that they can easily root for. Some of the supporting roles aren’t shown as much attention as they should be. On their voyage, some people who encounter Kidd and Johanna are two-dimensional villains who serve as roadblocks to bring Johanna home.
The other actors don’t have much to work with, leaving Hanks and Zengel who carry the movie on their shoulders.
Promising Young Women (2019)
Emerald Fennell’s film is a powerful polemic about a sexual assault culture that encourages women to be abused while men get away with it. Cassie Thomas, played by Carey Mulligan, is a medical school dropout who has dedicated her life to taking revenge on vicious men and the women who cover for them.
Last year, the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
As the month draws to a close, grab some popcorn and watch a few of these movies before they get removed from the streaming platform.