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New Arrivals for HBO Max March 2022

by Joe Aranda
A collage of stills from DRIVE MY CAR, F9: THE FAST SAGA, and WINNING TIME: THE RISE OF THE LAKERS DYNASTY all coming to HBO Max in March 2022.

HBO Max in March 2022 will be one of the main hubs for those looking to catch up on this year’s award season. The streaming service will be the new home to many heavy-hitting Oscar contenders, including exactly half of the films nominated for Best Picture. Joining Nightmare Alley, which landed on HBO Max last month, will be Dune, King Richard, West Side Story, and Drive My Car. These films will be available to stream early in March – giving subscribers just enough time to experience them before the 94th Academy Awards take place on Sunday March 27, 2022.

Speaking of the Oscars, Adam McKay is currently on a roll with Don’t Look Up earning 4 nominations, and if you’re at all a fan of his work or sports, then you’ll definitely want to tune in to Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. Produced by McKay and starring John C. Reilly, the series retells the legend of arguably the most important era in Lakers Basketball. Moving on to more anticipated HBO Max arrivals, the streaming debuts of F9: The Fast Saga and Halloween Kills will surely draw in their respective fanbases. Horror lovers get a bonus treat with multiple Resident Evil entries hitting the service: 5 of the 6 Milla Jovovich live-action films and the animated Resident Evil: Damnation.

There’s way more ground to cover, so continue on for our monthly recs along with the full list of everything coming to and leaving HBO Max in March 2022 below. You can also find what’s about to arrive and depart from Disney+, Netflix, and Hulu right here on DiscussingFilm.

Our Recs:

Drive My Car

Nominated for Best Picture, Best International Film, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car has already made some notable history before the big Oscar night. It is one of six foreign-language films to be nominated for Best Picture since the year 2000, with Parasite being the only one that has actually won the title so far. An intricate tale of loss and self-reflection, Drive My Car is one of this season’s more unpredictable threats.

The film follows Yusuke Kafuku, a renowned stage actor and director who after two years is still unable to cope with the unexpected loss of his beloved wife. He eventually receives an offer to direct a theater production in Hiroshima. That’s where he meets his chauffeur Misaki Watari, an introverted young woman who will be driving his favorite car, a red Saab 900. With the help of Misaki, Yusuke starts to face the haunting mysteries that his wife left behind and heartfelt confessions follow in return.

Drive My Car hits HBO Max March 2, 2022!

Our Flag Means Death

From the mind of David Jenkins (People of Earth) comes a fresh comedy that is loosely based on the true adventures of 18th century would-be pirate, Stede Bonnet. Our Flag Means Death kicks off in 1717 as wealthy landowner Stede (Rhys Darby) is stuck in the rut of a midlife crisis. His solution? Trade in his cushy life for that of a captain on the high seas.

Bonnet must earn the respect of his fellow shipmates, who is potentially mutinous, and learn how to survive on the open ocean with this ragtag crew, for they are set to cross paths with the infamous Captain Blackbeard, played by none other than Taika Waititi. Also starring the likes of comedians Leslie Jones (SNL), Nat Faxon (Reno 911!), and Fred Armisen (Portlandia), the series is set for a 10 episode long first season.

Our Flag Means Death premieres on HBO Max March 3, 2022!

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty

Adam McKay continues his hot streak after another round of Oscar nominations with the premiere of Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. The series recounts how the Los Angeles Lakers became the most successful professional basketball team in the 1980s after the historical purchase made by entrepreneur Jerry Buss, played here by McKay veteran and fan-favorite comedy star John C. Reilly.

The arrival of future hall of famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson was just the beginning of what fans now know as the “Showtime” era of the Lakers. Paired up with two other future basketball hall of famers in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the coach Pat Riley, the Lakers would play basketball with an all-star caliber run-and-gun style that the league was unprepared for as they would go on to reach an unmatched 9 NBA finals from 1980 to 1991, winning five of them. Newcomers Quincy Isaiah and Solomon Hughes star as Magic Johnson and Abdul-Jabbar respectively with Adrien Brody taking on the role of Pat Riley. Adam McKay directs the pilot with the series coming in at 10 episodes long.

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty debuts on HBO Max March 6, 2022!

HBO Max Arrivals for March 2022

Coming March 1

The Aviator, 2004
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)

Coming March 2

Blade I, 2002
Drive My Car, 2021
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Season 5
West Side Story, 2021 (HBO)

Coming 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

Coming March 4

El Planeta, 2021 (HBO)
F9: The Fast Saga, 2021 (HBO)
Goyo: En Letra De Otro, 2022 (HBO)

Coming March 6

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

Coming March 7

Teen Titans Go! S7A Premiere

Coming March 8

Ruxx, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Season 1 – 8

Coming March 10

Dune, 2021 (HBO)
Juanpa + Chef, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
Sandy + Chef, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
Theodosia, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Coming March 12

Victor and Valentino S3A Premiere

Coming March 13

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

Coming March 14

Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Season 1

Coming March 15

Phoenix Rising Part 1 & 2, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

Coming March 17

DMZ, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
Jellystone!, Max Original Season 2 Premiere
Minx, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Coming 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

Coming March 20

Amsterdam, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Coming March 22

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Premiere (HBO)

Coming March 23

Fists Of Freedom: The Story Of The ’68 Summer Games – 1999

Coming 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

Coming March 25

Degrassi: The Next Generation, 2001
Lucas the Spider, Cartoonito Original Season 1 Premiere

Coming March 31

Brené Brown: Atlas of the Heart, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
Julia, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
Moonshot, 2022

Leaving HBO Max in March 2022

HBO Max is, unfortunately, losing some cult classics in March 2022. Subscribers will have to say goodbye to the first two Bill and Ted and Evil Dead films, all-timers each in their own right. Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom is another beloved hit that will be moving on as well. Unlike past months, HBO Max has first simply released a list of departing titles without specifying the dates they expire on. The exact dates of everything leaving can still be seen on the HBO Max app and interface, and the list below will be updated throughout March 2022 to reflect the confirmed films for the benefit of those reading.

Leaving March 22

In The Heart of the Sea

Leaving March 23

28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Leaving March 31

8 Mile, 2002 (HBO)
A Cinderella Story
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
A Royal Affair, 2012 (HBO)
A Star is Born
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Ballet 422, 2014 (HBO)
Battle for Terra
Best Man Down, 2012 (HBO)
Bill And Ted’s Bogus Journey, 1991 (HBO)
Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure, 1989 (HBO)
Blade 2
Blade: Trinity
Blazing Saddles
Blinded by the Light
Blindness, 2008 (HBO)
Blood Diamond
Blood Father, 2016 (HBO)
Bringing Up Baby
Broken City, 2013 (HBO)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Chariots of Fire
Client 9: The Rise And Fall Of Eliot Spitzer, 2010 (HBO)
Daddy Day Camp
Dangerous Liaisons
Darkness Falls, 2003 (HBO)
Dinner For Schmucks, 2010 (HBO)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 1988 (HBO)
Doctor Zhivago
Dr. Dolittle Million Dollar Mutts, 2009 (HBO)
Dreamgirls, 2006 (HBO)
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Drop Zone, 1994 (HBO)
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Loyd
East of Eden
Easy A
Empire of the Sun
Evil Dead 2, 1987 (HBO)
Fear, 2005 (HBO)
Firestarter, 1984 (HBO)
Four Christmases
Full Metal Jacket
Grand Hotel
Happily N’Ever After, 2007 (HBO)
Happily N’Ever After 2: Snow White, 2009 (HBO)
Herbie: Fully Loaded, 2005 (HBO)
I Am Number Four, 2011 (HBO)
Imagine That, 2009 (2009)
In & Out, 1997 (HBO)
Joe, 2014 (HBO)
Jonah Hex
Johnny English Strikes Again, 2018 (HBO)
Johnny Quest
Josie and the Pussycats
Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space
Just Mercy
Kicking & Screaming, 2005 (HBO)
La Odisea De Los Giles, 2019 (HBO)
La Serenara (The Serenade), 1939 (HBO
Little Black Book
Magic Mike
Marathon Man, 1976 (HBO)
Mean Street
Meet Me in St. Louis
Michael Clayton
Mildred Pierce
Miracle On 34th Street, 1994 (HBO)
National LAmpoon’s European Vacation
New In Town, 2009 (HBO)
Night Catches Us, 2010 (HBO)
Now and Then
Ocean’s 11
Paddington Bear
Pepito, 2020 (HBO)
Pineapple Express
Police Academy
Practical Magic
Proof Of Life, 2000 (HBO)
Roots: The Gift
Roots: The Next Generation
Rumor Has It…
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleased
Shaft’s Big Score
Shaft in Africa
Slipping Into Darkness, 1971 (HBO)
Sliver, 1993 (Extended Version) (HBO)
Splendor in the Grass
Stan Lee Presents: Mosaic
Stan Lee Presents: The Condor
Strange But True, 2019 (HBO)
Super Fly
Take Me Home Tonight, 1986 (HBO)
Talk To Me, 1985 (HBO)
Ted, 2012 (Unrated Version) (HBO)
The Big Easy
The Bourne Legacy, 2012 (HBO)
The Campaign, 2012 (Extended Version) (HBO)
The Champ
The Dark Knight Rises
The Devil’s Double, 2011 (HBO)
The Eichmann Show, 2015 (HBO)
The Evil Dead, 1983 (HBO)
The Great Ziegfeld
The High Note, 2020 (HBO)
The Hunting Ground
The King Of Staten Island, 2020 (HBO)
The Man With The Iron Fists, 2012 (Unrated Version) (HBO)
The Notebook
The Rite, 2011 (HBO)
The Running Man, 1987 (HBO)
The Thin Man
The Time Machine
The Watcher, 2000 (HBO)
Tom and Jerry Special Shorts
Tully, 2018 (HBO)

Check out what’s also coming to the following streaming services in March 2022:

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