Showtime has announced the movies, TV shows and sports programming coming to the service in March. The Showtime March 2022 lineup includes the Academy Award-nominated documentary feature, Attica, and season seven of The Circus.
Attica is available for free sampling on streaming platforms and on demand. The documentary will be available on SHO.com and YouTube, as well as across multiple Showtime partner platforms through March.
In the film, directed by Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry, survivors, observers and expert government officials recount the 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility, the country’s deadliest prison uprising.
The violent five-day standoff between mostly Black and Latino inmates and law enforcement gripped America then and highlights the urgent, ongoing need for reform 50 years later.
When it comes to The United States’ increasingly partisan politics, the gloves are off in season seven of The Circus, which begins Sunday, March 6 with the first half of its 16-episode run. This season examines the looming threat to American democracy as President Joe Biden’s agenda stalls; Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; and former President Donald Trump’s grip on the Republican party tightens.
With issues like inflation and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic dividing the American public, the upcoming midterm elections are more crucial than ever and will determine control of the Senate, House of Representatives and the Biden Administration’s future.
The Showtime March 2022 slate also includes boxing. The main event of the ShoBox: The New Generation quadruple header on March 11 will feature Flint, Michigan native Ardreal Holmes and Mekhrubon Sanginov, who will clash in a welterweight match between the two undefeated fighters, live from Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel in Deadwood, South Dakota.
The next day, Bellator MMA: Burnell vs. Borics will determine the Bellator Featherweight World Champion when No. 2-ranked Ádám Borics will fight Mads Burnell in the main event, live from The Family Arena in St. Louis. And, former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Phil Davis will return to the ring against No. 4-ranked Julius Anglickas in the co-main event.
Showtime also recognizes Women’s History Month with several film collections that feature award-winning work by women in all facets of the movie business, including a specially-curated selection that spotlights the work of leading ladies Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman and Sigourney Weaver that includes Sophie’s Choice, Pulp Fiction and Alien, respectively.
You can view the Showtime March 2022 originals, followed by the movie release schedule and streaming collections, below.
SHOWTIME MARCH 2022 ORIGINALS
THE CIRCUS – Docuseries Season 7 Premiere: Sunday, March 6
“The Circus” covers the lead-up to the most consequential midterm elections in our lifetime. As President Joe Biden’s agenda stalls, his poll numbers slide; global conflicts escalate; inflation spikes; and the nation grows more divided over the COVID-19 pandemic. The November midterms not only will determine control of Congress but also the future of the Biden presidency.
The program pulls back the curtain on this extraordinary and precarious moment, examining how former President Donald Trump continues to undermine the country’s electoral process and sway the Republican Party to pass state laws that restrict voter access to the polls and change how votes are counted. Nothing short of the future of American democracy is on the line.
SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION: ARDREAL HOLMES VS. MEKHRUBON SANGINOV – Friday, March 11, at 9:35 p.m. ET
The main event of the “ShoBox: The New Generation” quadruple header, live from Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel in Deadwood, South Dakota, will feature Flint, Michigan native Ardreal Holmes and Mekhrubon Sanginov, who will clash in a battle between the undefeated super welterweight prospects.
Uzbekistan’s Hurshidbek Normatov will face Vernon Brown in an eight-round co-featured middleweight bout, and undefeated lightweight prospect Luis Acosta will take on the power-punching Edwin De Los Santos.
Plus, 2021 National Golden Gloves Champion Giovanni Márquez, the son of former world champion and ShoBox commentator Raul Márquez, will make his professional debut against Dominican Nelson Morales in a four-round super lightweight bout to open the telecast.
BELLATOR MMA 276: BURNELL VS. BORICS – Saturday, March 12, at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
A future shot at the Bellator Featherweight World Championship is on the line: No. 2-ranked Ádám Borics will meet Mads Burnell in the main event, live from The Family Arena in St. Louis. Plus, former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Phil Davis will return to action against No. 4-ranked Julius Anglickas in the co-main event.
A look at the movies that will be available as part of the Showtime March 2022 lineup.
AVAILABLE MARCH 1
Ask the Dust
Frank Miller’s Sin City
Gunfight at Dry River
Letters to Juliet
Night Falls on Manhattan
Racing with the Moon
Searching for Bobby Fischer
Smokey and the Bandit
Smokey and the Bandit II
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
The Green Knight (Premiere)
The Man in the Iron Mask
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
AVAILABLE MARCH 4
After Yang (Premiere)
The Djinn (Premiere)
AVAILABLE MARCH 11
AVAILABLE MARCH 14
Silent Hill: Revelation
AVAILABLE MARCH 16
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
AVAILABLE MARCH 18
AVAILABLE MARCH 21
AVAILABLE MARCH 25
In addition to the Showtime March 2022 schedule, you can check out these collections next month.
Aliens, A Room with a View, Ex Machina, Minari, Misery, Moonlight, Murder on the Orient Express, My Left Foot, Reds, Room, Sophie’s Choice, Terms of Endearment, The English Patient, The Last Picture Show, The Piano, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
IRISH EYES ARE SMILING
My Left Foot, Pixie, The Guard, The Hole in the Ground