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July 1963: Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) and Joan O'Brien play nurse and patient in director Norman Taurog's film 'It Happened At The World's Fair'. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

There doesn’t seem to be any end to the world’s appetite for all things Elvis Presley. That was reinforced by the popularity of Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 movie, Elvis, which has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Austin Butler. While Butler is terrific in that role, younger fans should also see the real Elvis in action.

If you’re an Elvis Presley devotee, or simply curious to learn more about “The King,” HBO Max has a treat for you. Just in time for the Oscars, the streaming service has added a collection of eight films either starring or about Elvis to its lineup.

Beginning Wednesday (3/1), you’ll be able to watch Luhrmann’s movie, as well as two concert films, two documentaries, and three movies that Elvis starred in during the 1950s and ’60s. According to The Wrap, HBO Max has included the classics Jailhouse Rock and Viva Las Vegas. See the full list below.

  • Jailhouse Rock (1957)

    Elvis stars as construction worker-turned-convict Vince Everett, who learns how to play the guitar in prison and eventually becomes a big star after he’s released.

  • It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)

    It’s Elvis at the World’s Fair in Seattle! He plays crop-duster pilot Mike Edwards. Joan O’Brien co-stars as Elvis’ nurse and love interest, Diane Warren. And watch for pre-teen Kurt Russell making his movie debut.

  • Viva Las Vegas (1964)

    Elvis plays singing race car driver Lucky Jackson who falls in love with Las Vegas swimming instructor Rusty Martin, played by Ann-Margret.

  • Elvis on Tour (1972)

    This concert film follows Elvis on a short tour in 1972.

  • Elvis: That’s the Way It Is (2014)

    Concert footage from a series of Elvis’ Las Vegas performances in 1970.

  • Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018)

    Two-part documentary featuring commentary by Priscilla Presley, Bruce Springsteen, and others.

  • Elvis (2022)

    The rise and fall of a legend. Starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, and Olivia DeJonge. Directed by Baz Luhrmann.

  • Just A Boy From Tupelo: Bringing Elvis to the Big Screen (2023)

    Documentary about the making of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis.

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