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These are the best movies on HBO Max right now

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All the best movies streaming on HBO Max today.

HBO Max launched in 2020 as the digital hub for all of HBO’s exclusive content. It features a rotating lineup of hundreds of television series and movies from Warner Bros., DC, Studio Ghibli, and more. HBO Max will also launch brand new films from WarnerMedia in 2021 without waiting for them to play in theaters first. Here are the best movies on HBO Max right now, from new drama and comedy films to the best in action franchises and classic films.

The best movies on HBO Max

  • Just added on HBO Max
  • Best action films
  • Best comedy films
  • Kids & family films
  • Best documentary films

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Find new releases and old favorites on HBO Max

HBO Max provides streamers with access to film and television content from HBO, WarnerMedia, and DC, among other studios. Subscribe now to check out new blockbusters or your longtime faves.

Just Added on HBO Max

WarnerMedia announced at the end of 2020 that it would be releasing its entire slate of blockbusters in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously in 2021. In addition to those blockbuster releases, HBO Max boasts a rotating lineup of fan-favorite films, which are refreshed regularly. With that in mind, here are the best new releases and additions on HBO Max right now.

The Birdcage (1996)

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A remake of the classic French farce La Cage aux Folles, The Birdcage follows the hilarious events that unfold when engaged couple Val Goldman (Dan Futterman) and Barbara Keeley (Calista Flockhart) introduce their future in-laws. The main conflict revolves around Val’s gay father, Armand (Robin Williams), a Miami drag club owner who pretends to be straight in order to place Barbara’s father, a Republican Senator played by Gene Hackman.

The Hangover Trilogy (2009-2013)

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Directed by Todd Phillips, The Hangover franchise follows the misadventures of four grown men who get caught up in a variety of drunken antics while out partying. The first two films center on the events following a Bachelor party in Las Vegas and Bangkok. Meanwhile, the third and final film involves a road trip and a kidnapping.

Love & Basketball (2000)

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Love & Basketball follows the trials and tribulations of childhood friends Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps), who both aspire to be professional basketball players. Over the years, the pair try, and sometimes fail, to navigate falling for each other and trying to achieve their dreams.

Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)

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Sex and the City: The Movie takes place four years after the events of the show’s final season and explores how Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte are balancing their friendships and romantic lives in New York City.

Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)

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Space Jam: A New Legacy finds LeBron James teaming up with Bugs Bunny to save both his son and the Tune Squad. The film also features the voice of Don Cheadle as Al G. Rhythm and Zendaya as Lola Bunny. The film leaves HBO Max on August 15.

Action on HBO Max

HBO Max is also the place to go for action-packed movies full of adventure that has been licensed for streaming. So whether suspenseful, fast-action flicks or sci-fi thrillers are your thing, here are the top action movies and franchises on HBO Max to watch before they’re gone.

Aquaman (2018)

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Get amped for the upcoming Aquaman 2 by rewatching 2018’s Aquaman. The film follows Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry as he sets off on a mission to retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and save both the underwater city of Atlantis and the surface world — from his power-hungry brother (Patrick Wilson). The film also stars Amber Heard and Willem Dafoe.

Dune (1984)

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While Denis Villeneuve’s remake of Dune is set to hit HBO Max and theaters in October, the original Dune is streaming now on the platform. The 1984 version stars Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides, who leads a group of desert warriors against the galactic emperor following the assassination of his father.

No Sudden Move (2021)

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Directed by Steven Soderbergh, No Sudden Move follows a group of small-time criminals in 1954 Detroit who are hired to steal a document. However, when the heist goes horribly wrong, the team must track down the person who hired them. The ensemble cast includes Brendan Fraser, Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, and Jon Hamm. The film hits HBO Max on July 1.

Rush Hour Trilogy (1998–2007)

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The Rush Hour Trilogy stars Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan as Detective James Carter and Chief Inspector Lee, respectively, and follows the duo’s misadventures as they attempt to stop corrupt crime figures in both Hong Kong and Los Angeles.

Twister (1996)

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Twister follows university professor Dr. Jo Harding (Helen Hunt) as she prepares a ground-breaking tornado data-gathering device called Dorothy in the lead up to the most powerful storm in years. The film also stars Bill Paxton, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Cary Elwes.

Comedy on HBO Max

13 Going on 30 (2004)

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Starring Jennifer Garner, 13 Going on 30 tells the story of a bullied tween who makes a wish on her 13th birthday to be a successful 30-year-old woman. Things get wild when she wakes up the next morning to find her wish has come true.

Miss Congeniality (2000)

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Miss Congeniality stars Sandra Bullock as FBI Agent Gracie Hart, who is forced to go undercover as a contestant in the Miss United States pageant in hopes of catching a terrorist who threatens to bomb the event.

Shazam! (2019)

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Get ready for the highly-anticipated Shazam! sequel by watching the original film. Released in 2019, Shazam! follows a 14-year-old named Billy Batson, who can magically transform into the adult superhero Shazam (Zachary Levi) simply by shouting out one word. However, his newfound powers get put to the ultimate test when he comes face-to-face with the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

This Is 40 (2012)

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Directed by Judd Apatow, This Is 40 stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann as a couple trying to balance their marriage and being parents while also dealing with a milestone birthday.

Wedding Crashers (2005)

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Wedding Crashers stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as Jeremy and John, a pair of friends and divorce mediators who spend their free time crashing the wedding receptions of complete strangers and bedding their guests.

Kids & Family on HBO Max

HBO Max also offers an expansive and ever-changing roster of films that are perfect for the whole family. Here are some of the best streaming right now.

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005)

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The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl follows a young boy named Max, who uses his imagination to conjure up the action-packed lives of Lavagirl (Taylor Dooley) and Sharkboy (Taylor Lautner) to escape from being bullied. Max is thrust into an adventure when Lavagirl and Sharkboy suddenly come to life and need a hero named Max to save their home, Planet Drool.

August Rush (2007)

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August Rush stars Freddie Highmore as an 11-year-old musical prodigy living in an orphanage who runs away to New York City in hopes of finding his birth parents. The film also stars Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Robin Williams.

Daddy Day Care (2003)

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Daddy Day Care follows a pair of dads who, after losing their jobs, decided to create their own daycare facility. As enrollment begins to soar, so does the chaos of wrangling a bunch of young kids. The ensemble cast includes Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Steve Zahn, Anjelica Huston, and Regina King.

Space Jam (1996)

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The film that inspired 2021’s Space Jam: a New Legacy, the original Space Jam finds Bugs Bunny recruiting Michael Jordan to help him win a basketball game and save his Looney Tunes friends from a life of servitude at the Moron Mountain theme park.

Tom & Jerry (2021)

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Tom & Jerry sees the years-long rivalry between the titular cat and mouse when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of the wedding of the century — and the hotel hires Tom to catch him.

Documentaries on HBO Max

If you’re looking for a new documentary to check out, HBO Max has a lot to choose from. Whether you’re interested in politics, true crime, sports, or music, here are some of the most interesting documentaries available right now on HBO Max.

After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News (2020)

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In After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News, filmmaker Andrew Rossi examines the rising phenomenon of fake news and how it actually impacts the average United States citizen.

Crazy, Not Insane (2020)

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Crazy, Not Insane takes a look at the minds of serial killers through the lens of celebrated psychiatrist Dorothy Otnow Lewis.

LFG (2021)

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LFG gives viewers an inside look at the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s ongoing battle for equal pay. The film features new interviews and insights from World Cup champions Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara, and Sam Mewis.

Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage (2021)

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The first film in Bill Simmons’ Music Box HBO series, Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage explores the infamous Woodstock 99 music festival, which ultimately descended into violence and mayhem.

Our Towns (2021)

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Directed by Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan, Our Towns is based on journalists James and Deborah Fallows’ book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America. The film highlights local initiatives being enacted in small towns across the United States and how they are directly impacting those communities.

More exclusives on HBO Max

HBO Max is also the exclusive home for the Studio Ghibli Collection. As part of the partnership, the entire Studio Ghibli catalog can stream now via HBO Max. This includes award-winning animated titles such as My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Spirited Away.

Outside of the Studio Ghibli projects, HBO Max offers a wide selection of family-friendly content perfect for your next family backyard theater experience, including favorites like The Wizard of Oz, The Witches (2020), Happy Feet, and Free Willy.

There’s a lot to consider when choosing what to stream these days, especially when you’re presented with the amount of content available on HBO Max versus Peacock versus Disney+ and so on. And like its competitors, HBO Max regularly updates its expansive media library with fresh content and brand new releases.

Among the most-anticipated releases on HBO Max is James Gunn’s Suicide Squad, which will hit the platform for a limited time on Aug. 6, and Denis Villeneuve’s highly-anticipated Dune remake, which is scheduled to debut on Oct. 1. Meanwhile, the Hugh Jackman-led sci-fi thriller Reminiscence is scheduled to bow on August 20, and a fourth installment in the Matrix franchise is scheduled to debut in theaters and on HBO Max on Dec. 22.

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The HBO Max streaming library boasts more than 10,000 hours of exclusive film and television content from HBO and WarnerMedia. Check out new releases, all-time classics, and your personal favorites.

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