HBO MAX has made quite a huge fan following for a fairly new streaming service. The service owned by WarnerMedia has a massive library that includes number of Warner Bros. titles and the ones from the pay cable channel, HBO. Shows like Euphoria, And Just Like That, Hacks, etc. have a huge contribution to viewing hours of the platform. From genre like classic, thriller, crime to rom-coms, sitcoms and more, HBO MAX has all one needs.
So here’s a list of some of the best movies one can find there, which are actually good and worth the viewers’ time.
The Last Duel (2021)
Cast: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Scott’s period drama is nothing but fascinating. The Last Duel tells the story of Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon), a knight who confronts his old friend and squire, Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver) in a duel when Jean’s wife Marguerite (Jodie Comer) accuses the latter of rape. The story is divided into three chapters, showcasing the perspectives of three main characters. The film bombed on the box office yet the was critically acclaimed and the performance of the cast and production values were praised.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
A post apocalyptic action film, Oblivion revolves around Jack Harper, a technician who has been sent back to Earth to service drones used in the fight against remaining extraterrestrials (scavengers). As Jack makes disheartening discoveries about himself and his past, it makes a perfect weekend binge to keep you on the edge of your seat.
The Hangover (2009)
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, and Jeffrey Tambor.
Directed by: Todd Phillips
The story follows four friends, Phil Wenneck, Stu Price, Alan Garner, and Doug Billings, who travel to Vegas for Doug’s bachelor party. However, things get messy when the three friends wake up next morning with no memories of last night and the missing groom. The film became a hit due to the chemistry and comic timing of Cooper, Helms and Galifianakis and not just relying on cliché punch lines or unnecessary jokes. What makes it a must-watch are the disastrous situation the trio finds itself in and the way they kind of portrayed, “When life gives you lemons, make it into a lemonade”.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
The movie revolves around a millionaire by the name of Jay Gatsby and his neighbor Nick Carraway who recalls his time with Gatsby in the decade of 1920s on Long Island. Gatsby is a mysterious guy who throws the most lavish parties but not a lot of people know things more than that. The movie is completely shot in 3D which makes the show and bling pop out even more. The camera angles, lights, props, location, together bring the story to life.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman
Directed by: Frank Darabont
The Shawshank Redemption is undoubtedly one of the best movies of all time. The story revolves around a banker Andy who gets falsely convicted of murdering his wife and her lover and has to serve two life sentences. However, over the time, he befriends a fellow prisoner, contraband smuggler Ellis “Red” Redding, and becomes pivotal in a money-laundering operation led by the prison warden Samuel Norton due to his expertise in the matter. The film tells his story at Shawshank and constantly make us wonder the extent of his innocence.