3 great (HBO) Max movies to watch instead of the 2024 Oscars – Digital Trends

Here’s a hard truth: the Oscars aren’t for everyone. The speeches, the inane interviews, the chintzy dance numbers — it’s a bloated ceremony that is as off-putting to some people as it is appealing to others.
If you’re one of those people who isn’t going to be watching the 2024 Oscars, you probably need some suggestions for what to do instead. And you can do worse than watch some movies on Max. You should watch the three movies on the list below. One is a 2023 hit starring a Dune: Part Two lead actor, another is an underrated fantasy, and the last is a modern comedy classic.
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In need of some more streaming recommendations? We also have guides to the best movies on Netflix, the best movies on Hulu, the best movies on Amazon Prime Video, and the best movies on Disney+ that are worth looking through. 
Just because Wonka wasn’t nominated for any Oscars doesn’t mean it’s not worth a watch. An all-ages hit from last December, Wonka stars Dune: Part Two star Timothée Chalamet as Willy Wonka, the iconic character from Roald Dahl’s children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its first movie adaptation, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. This prequel shows how Wonka became the world’s greatest inventor, magician, and chocolate maker.
Wonka has what you’d expect a movie like this to have: amusing musical performances, candy-colored visuals, and Hugh Grant as a grumpy Oompa Loompa. Wonka is a charming movie that will make you forget about the Oscars by reminding you of all those delicious sweets you could be consuming.
Craving a feast for the eyes? The Green Knight will do just fine then. Director David Lowery’s visually dazzling adaptation of the famous 14th-century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight casts Dev Patel as King Arthur’s egotistical nephew Gawain, who must challenge the titular Green Knight and achieve glory for his kingdom.
The Green Knight boasts an impressive casts that includes Oscar winner Alicia Vikander and a pre-The Batman Barry Keoghan. More importantly, the movie incorporates surrealistic, breathtaking imagery to both update the millennia-old story and ground it in the ancient past. The Green Knight is unlike anything you have ever seen, and is perfect to watch on a night honoring the entertainment industry’s best and brightest.
“That’s all.” With those two words, an iconic phrase was born, and a seemingly ordinary movie transformed into an enduring comedy classic. Adapted from Lauren Weisberger’s popular novel of the same name, director David Frankel’s The Devil Wears Prada chronicles recent college graduate Andy Sachs’ (Anne Hathaway) stressful tenure as a low-level assistant to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), the silver-haired editor in chief of Runaway Magazine and the titular devil who, yes, wears Prada.
Not much more can be said about this movie except that almost 18 years later, it’s just as sharp, clever, and entertaining as it was in 2006. Streep’s great, of course, as are Hathaway and Stanley Tucci, but it’s Emily Blunt (nominated at last for Oppenheimer) who steals every scene she’s in as the condescending co-assistant Emily. She views Andy and everyone else in the world with a contempt that’s not veiled in the slightest.
Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services in the world, with nearly 250 million subscribers. And just what do those people tend to watch? In particular, what is the most popular movie on Netflix? Each week, the streaming service releases a list of its 10 most-watched movies over a recent seven-day period to keep subscribers in the loop regarding its most popular titles.
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown is back on top of Netflix this week with her new movie, Damsel. The fantasy action film debuted at No. 1, with 35.3 million views in just three days of availability. Adam Sandler’s Spaceman also found an audience, rising to No. 2. New additions to the top 10 include Fear, 27 Dresses, and Think Like a Man Too. Below, we’ve listed the top 10 movies in the U.S. from March 4 to March 10, along with general information about each film, such as genre, rating, cast, and synopsis.
Disney+ is among the best mainstream platforms to watch movies on right now. On top of animated classics from the Disney vault, there’s a wealth of exciting content, from Marvel Studios’ superhero adventures and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars epics to compelling documentaries from National Geographic.
It can be easy to feel overwhelmed given the depth of content on offer. Thankfully, this monthly updated guide will help you parse through some of the best movies on Disney+ to watch right now.
New TV shows are hitting Netflix in March. One of the buzziest shows of the month is The Gentlemen, an action comedy series inspired by Guy Ritchie’s 2019 film of the same name. Young Royals and Girls5eva each return for third seasons, with the latter making its debut after previously airing on Peacock. Additionally, the creators of Game of Thrones make their highly anticipated return to scripted television with 3 Body Problem.
These shows are only some of the hundreds available for consumption. There are plenty of underrated shows to watch on Netflix. You just need to know where to look. Luckily, we found three TV shows you need to watch this month, including a docuseries about a soccer icon, an intriguing thriller, and a sequel to a popular sitcom.
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