HBO (Home Box Office) is well-known for critically-acclaimed TV shows like The Sopranos and True Detective. Now you can even stream it all direct to your devices with HBO NOW, so you don’t even need cable.
Whether you’re into high-octane action, edge-of-your-seat drama, or sharp comedy, HBO has it all. And with this month’s arrivals, you’re spoilt for choice…
Best of HBO March 2018
1. Die Hard Trilogy
From March 1st
The world’s favorite alternative Christmas movie is here along with its good-but-not-great sequels. The first installment takes you to Nakatomi Plaza, a high-rise office building under siege by German terrorists. Just one person is standing in their way: off-duty cop John McClane played with a wry smile by Bruce Willis.
The second installment takes McClane to an airport to fight military-trained mercenaries, the third a race around New York City defusing bombs. If you love black humor, big explosions, and non-stop action, you’ll love the Die Hard movies.
2. The silence of the Lambs
From March 1st
Part horror, part thriller, Silence of the Lambs reimagined the crime genre in this terrifying adaptation of the novel by Thomas Harris. Loved by critics, the movie won 5 Oscars – including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Young FBI trainee, Clarice Starling, must help catch “Buffalo Bill” – a vicious serial killer who skins his victims. To delve into Bill’s mindset, she seeks insight from the brilliant yet monstrous Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter, played by a sneering Anthony Hopkins.
Suspenseful, disturbing, and bleak, it’s a great movie if you can stomach it.
3. Where the Wild Things Are
From March 1st
Max, a young boy, struggling with loneliness, runs into the woods after a fight with his family. There, his imagination evokes strange creatures who make him their king. Based on the book by Maurice Sendak, this adaptation by Spike Jonze explores one child’s battle to confront his emotions and return to the love waiting at home.
Sometimes funny, often sad, the film was nominated for a Golden Globe and is widely regarded as an accurate interpretation of the book. One for all the family, but keep the tissues handy.
4. Arthur Miller: Writer
From March 19th
This collection of intimate interviews with legendary playwright Arthur Miller (author of The Crucible, Death of a Salesman, and A View from the Bridge) is both captivating and revealing.
Directed by his daughter, Rebecca Miller, the film takes place in the playwright’s home as he discusses his work, philosophies, and beliefs in a candid manner rarely seen elsewhere.
5. Silicon Valley Season 5
From March 25th
Silicon Valley is a smart, snappy comedy for the startup age. It follows the struggles of Richard Hendricks, a software engineer, as he tries to build his own company, Pied Piper.
Richard soon realizes that talent alone isn’t enough in the dog-eat-dog world of Silicon Valley. He must fend off competitors and copycats, plead with investors, and manage in-fighting and jealousy within his team – all with hilarious results.
That’s our pick of the best from HBO in March. Stay tuned next month as we round up the greatest TV shows and movies for your viewing pleasure.