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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 documentary films.

The best movies on HBO Max

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

Movies and more

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From $10 at HBO Max

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.

Due Date (2010)

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Directed by Todd Phillips, Due Date stars Robert Downey Jr. as soon-to-be first-time dad Peter Highman, who embarks on a road trip from hell with Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) after his wife goes into labor and his flight home is delayed.

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

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Based on a true story, Hotel Rwanda stars Don Cheadle as a Hutu man named Paul Rusesabagina, who is managing the Hôtel des Mille Collines when Hutu military forces initiate a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Tutsi minority. Caught in the middle of a human rights crisis, Paul makes the dangerous decision to allow refugees to take shelter in his hotel.

The Queen (2006)

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Set in the weeks after Princess Diana’s death in 1997, The Queen follows Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren) and the British Royal Family as they face backlash from the British people over their handling of the tragedy in the public eye. The film also stars Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, and Helen McCrory.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

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Directed by Guy Ritchie, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows follows Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and Dr. John Watson (Jude Law) as they travel across Europe with a Romani adventuress named Simza (Noomi Rapace) in an attempt to foil the plot of their nemesis Professor Moriarty.

Thelma & Louise (1991)

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Directed by Ridley Scott and written by Callie Khouri, Thelma & Louise stars Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon as the titular best friends, who set off on an innocent road trip that turns into a getaway when Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma at a bar. The film also stars Brad Pitt and Harvey Keitel.

Action on HBO Max

HBO Max is also the place for some of the best action-packed movies licensed for streaming. Whether suspenseful, fast-action flicks or sci-fi thrillers are your preference, here are the top action movies you’ll want to watch on HBO Max before they’re gone.

Bad Boys 2 (2003)

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The sequel to 1995’s Bad Boys, Bad Boys II follows Detective Lieutenants Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) as they investigate the flow of ecstasy into Miami.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Edition (2016)

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The second installment of Zack Snyder’s planned DCEU trilogy, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice finds the Man of Steel facing off with The Caped Crusader two years after Superman’s face-off with Zod and the destruction of Metropolis. The Ultimate Edition version streams in 4K UHD and features Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on compatible streaming devices.

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling as a new Los Angeles Police Department blade runner named Officer K, who unearths a long-buried secret about the organization and embarks on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years.

Dune (2021)

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Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Dune stars follows Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, thrust into a war for both the dangerous desert planet Arrakis and the future of his family. The ensemble cast includes Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, and David Dastmalchian. The film is streaming through Nov. 21.

Geostorm (2017)

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Geostorm stars Gerard Butler as a satellite designer who tries to save the world from a massive storm caused by malfunctioning climate-controlling satellites. The film also stars Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, and Andy García.

Comedy on HBO Max

Additionally, HBO Max is an excellent hub for a variety of movies that will make you laugh. With that in mind, here are some of the funniest movies currently streaming on HBO Max.

Adult Beginners (2015)

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Based on a story by Nick Kroll, Adult Beginners stars Kroll as a failed entrepreneur who is forced to move in with his estranged sister (Rose Byrne) and brother-in-law (Bobby Cannavale) and becomes his 3-year-old nephew’s manny.

Adventureland (2009)

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Set in 1987, Adventureland follows recent college grad James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg), whose plans to embark on an epic European adventure are sidelined when his parents reveal they have no money to fund the trip and encourage him to take a job at the local amusement park. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, and Martin Shorr.

Blazing Saddles (1974)

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Directed by Mel Brooks, Blazing Saddles is a Western film satire about Bart (Cleavon Little), the first black sheriff of a frontier town called Rock Ridge. While the townspeople initially want nothing to do with Bart, they warm up to him upon realizing he and his gunfighter friend (Gene Wilder) are their only defense against thugs intent on destroying Rock Ridge.

Bridget Jones Collection (2000-2016)

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Based on the popular romance novels by British writer Helen Fielding, the Bridget Jones collection stars Renee Zellweger as the titular character who struggles with being comfortable in her body while also pursuing romantic relationships. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and Bridget Jones’s Baby are streaming now.

Clueless (1995)

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Inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma, Clueless stars Alicia Silverstone as self-proclaimed matchmaker Cher Horovitz, a rich high school girl who befriends new student Tai Fraser (Brittany Murphy) and decides to give her a makeover. However, things get more complicated when Cher’s romantic dalliances take an unexpected turn.

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.

A Christmas Story (1993)

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Based on Jean Shepherd’s semi-fictional anecdotes from his 1966 book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash, A Christmas Story follows 9-year-old Ralphie on his quest to convince his parents and Santa to buy him a Red Ryder rifle for Christmas.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory stars Johnny Depp as chocolatier Willy Wonka, who launches a contest and awards a small group of winners the chance to tour his magical candy factory. Among the lucky ones is a humble young boy named Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore), who slowly wins over the extravagant candy maker.

Elf (2003)

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Elf stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, a human who was adopted and raised by Santa’s elves. When Buddy learns he’s not a real Elf, however, he heads to New York City to meet his biological father Walter (James Caan) and finds out that spreading Christmas cheer is more difficult than he expected.

Flipper (1996)

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Flipper stars Elijah Wood as Sandy Ricks, a young boy sent to stay with his Uncle Porter (Paul Hogan) in the Florida Keys over summer break. However, Sandy’s summer takes a turn when he learns that local dolphin Flipper was poisoned, causing him to set out a mission to stop toxic waste from being dumped in the ocean.

Happy Feet (2006)

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Happy Feet tells the story of a young Emperor penguin named Mumble, who is different from other penguins in that he can’t sing. Ostracized because he may never find a heart song and attract a soul mate, Mumble learns to embrace another skill he has: the ability to tap dance. The ensemble voice cast includes Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, and Fat Joe.

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.

15 Minutes of Shame (2021)

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In 15 Minutes of Shame, Monica Lewinsky and Catfish director Max Joseph examine public shaming and cyber-bullying through interviews with a variety of people who’ve experienced them first-hand.

Crazy, Not Insane (2020)

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Directed by Alex Gibney, Crazy, Not Insane takes a provocative look at the minds of serial killers through the lens of psychiatrist Dorothy Otnow Lewis, who is well-known for her controversial opinions about the death penalty.

David Lynch: The Art Life (2016)

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David Lynch: The Art Life takes a look at the career of celebrated director David Lynch through a series of conversations recorded with him at his home over four years.

Midnight Family (2019)

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Directed by Luke Lorentzen, Midnight Family follows a day-in-the-life of the Ochoa family, who operate a for-profit ambulance in one of Mexico City’s wealthiest neighborhoods.

On the Record (2020)

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Directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, On the Record follows former A&R executive Drew Dixon and other women of color, who share their stories of alleged sexual assault within the music industry.

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 Harry Potter Collection, Ella Enchanted, and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

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 the upcoming debut of the Will Smith-led King Richard on Nov. 19 and The Matrix Resurrections, which is scheduled to debut in theaters and on HBO Max on Dec. 22.

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HBO Max has all the new movies

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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