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8 thrilling sci-fi shows and movies coming to HBO Max in April 2022

“I hope life on Earth is everything you remember it to be.”

Sony Pictures

8. Hugo

April 1

Martin Scorsese’s first film shot in 3D, Hugo is based on the 2007 novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret. It follows a boy in 1930s Paris who tries to fix a broken automaton with the help of film pioneer Georges Méliès.

Paramount

7. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

April 1

The Hulk had a few false starts before his Avengers incarnation, and they’re still worth a look despite their dubious place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Incredible Hulk is a fun superhero spectacle that’s not quite as over-the-top as the Marvel movies that followed it.

Universal Pictures

6. Limitless

April 1

Despite its silly plot (Bradley Cooper takes a nootropic drug that basically makes him a superhero), Limitless is an entertaining thriller with more brains than your typical crime caper.

Relativity Media

5. Moon

April 1

As an astronaut’s long solo mission on the Moon comes to a close, he stumbles on a terrifying truth about his employer. Moon is a slow-burn sci-fi debut from director Duncan Jones.

Sony Pictures

4. Only Lovers Left Alive

April 1

Only Lovers Left Alive is a vampire tale that trades angst and bloodlust for an engaging study of its two main characters. With great performances from Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, it explores the joy and boredom of an eternal long-term relationship.

Soda Pictures

3. Batwoman season 2

April 2

Batwoman season two replaced Ruby Rose with Javicia Leslie in the lead role. Fans say it was for the better, with Leslie leading the show without diluting the drama.

CW

2. Man of Steel

April 5

Man of Steel bears little resemblance to Zack Snyder’s DCEU movies to come. It’s a grittier introduction to Superman than you might expect that’s held up more by performances than its flimsy script.

Warner Bros.

1. Snowpiercer season 3

April 29

Snowpiercer’s third season comes to HBO Max one month after the first airing of the finale. The series is more straightforward sci-fi fare than the movie, but it’s still worth watching for fans of the dystopian setting.

TNT