With March 2022 coming to a close, catch all of these acclaimed movies on Hulu and Prime Video before they leave the streaming services.
As March 2022 comes to an end, the streaming libraries available on Hulu and Prime Video are changing up what licensed titles they carry as part of the monthly overhaul while new programming arrives on the digital platforms. This makes this weekend the last chance to watch many acclaimed films and TV shows before they leave their respective streaming services. Fortunately, CBR is here with perfect suggestions to fill your weekend streaming needs with some choices, from old favorites to one long-awaited series’ return.
Here are all the best movies and TV shows to watch on Hulu and Prime Video the final weekend in March 2022, with the perfect movie marathons to enjoy before they move from the popular platforms.
Robocop Goes Back on Ice
While its derivative sequels, reboot and lackluster line of video games may make it easy to forget, the original 1987 Robocop is a cinematic masterpiece. Set in a dystopian vision of Detroit, overrun by rampant crime and corporate malfeasance, beat cop Alex Murphy is horrifically maimed by a street gang and left for dead. Recovered and resurrected through a set of advanced cybernetics, Murphy becomes Robocop and the city’s last hope to save it from complete lawlessness.
Both the original 1987 film and its 1990 sequel are set to leave Prime Video by the end of March, making this the last weekend to catch adventures of the cybernetically enhanced Robocop on the streaming service for the foreseeable future. Both a social satire that’s just as effectively biting now as it was 35 years ago and a gripping action movie, Robocop is a timeless classic. While revisiting Robocop 2 is optional, a rewatch of the original Robocop is mandatory.
Batman Takes His Last Bow on Hulu
As The Batman and Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of DC’s flagship superhero continues to thrill audiences in theaters worldwide, the fan-favorite run from the ’80s and ’90s are leaving Hulu at the end of March. This includes the Tim Burton-helmed Batman and Batman Returns and the Joel Schumacher-directed Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. Starring Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer and George Clooney, respectively, the four films defined superhero movies for nearly a full decade.
Both Keaton-starring films are widely lauded for changing widespread public perception of the superhero, bringing him back to his darker roots compared to prior television adaptations of the character. Batman Forever toned this approach down to craft a more family-friendly film, which went a step too far with its sequel Batman & Robin. To catch the full cinematic breadth of Batman’s big screen evolution during this four-film run, this weekend is the last chance to binge them together on Hulu.
Atlanta Makes Its Big Return
It’s been four years since Donald Glover’s acclaimed comedy-drama series Atlanta rolled out its second season and the FX series has finally returned for its third season. With new episodes available to stream the next day on Hulu after its television broadcast, Atlanta Season 3 is set to run for ten episodes.
Atlanta Season 2 ended with Earn (Glover) embarking on a European tour with rapper Clark County, leaving his ex-girlfriend Van (Zazie Beetz) and their daughter Lottie behind. With Lottie placed in a gifted but expensive private school, Earn has a lot to answer for when they reunite. Atlanta has always been a smart commentary on deconstructing generalizations in its exploration of its character relationships, and that only looks to get deeper and more complicated moving into Season 3.
Mission: Impossible Is Taking Its Global Action Elsewhere
While the seventh and eighth Mission: Impossible films may have both been delayed for a year each, the first four movies in the popular action movie series are set to leave Prime Video at the end of March. From the cerebral 1997 original film and super-stylish Mission: Impossible 2 to character-driven Mission: Impossible III and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, there is something to love in each installment. The Mission: Impossible series has been Tom Cruise’s most successful for decades, and these four films are the perfect showcase as to how it’s endured.
One of the more striking things about the first four Mission: Impossible films is that they are each helmed by a different director, giving them a unique personality. While subsequent filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie has propelled the franchise in an acclaimed direction starting with its fifth installment Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, there is something to be celebrated about those distinctive sensibilities visible in each movie. For a look at this initial run, this is the last week to do so through Prime Video.
The Prestige Pulls a Vanishing Act on Prime Video
As visionary filmmaker Christopher Nolan preps production on his next film Oppenheimer, one of his more overlooked movies is set to leave Prime Video at the end of March. Made between installments of his universally acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy, the 2006 film The Prestige adapts the Christopher Priest novel of the same name. Set in London in the late 19th century, two magicians find themselves in a duel that will cost them everything.
The Prestige stars Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale while both actors were perhaps at the height of their powers, bolstered by Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Michael Caine and a surprise appearance by David Bowie as Nikola Tesla. If there’s one Nolan film that demands an immediate rewatch is The Prestige, given the twists and turns and shocking ending. Before time-bending adventures and World War II epics, Nolan really pulled out all the stops for The Prestige.
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