13 Best Movies on HBO Max

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HBO Max is a streaming service filled with an abundance of terrific movie titles that’ll keep you busy on rainy days and weekends. Whether you’re into superhero movies, dramas, comedies, or action and adventure, there’s bound to be something that sparks your interest. 

Below, you’ll find 13 of the best movies you can begin streaming now on HBO Max

  1. Zack Synder’s Justice League 
  2. Godzilla vs. Kong
  3. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  4. Batman Begins
  5. The Dark Knight
  6. Corpse Bride
  7. The Invisible Man
  8. Ma
  9. Jojo Rabbit 
  10. 13 Going On 30
  11. Joker
  12. Ready Player One
  13. Just Mercy

1. Zack Synder’s Justice League (2021)

IMDb Rating Rotten Tomatoes Rating 
8.2/1072%

This movie initially hit theaters in 2017 with Joss Whedon as the director. Now, audiences can watch this alternative version — known as the Synder cut — on HBO Max. This movie centers around Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) recruiting a team of metahumans to save the world from impending doom. 

Each of these heroes has to take on their own personal demons to save the world. If you’re a big fan of the DC universe or superhero movies in general, you’ll love this iconic action-adventure film. 

2. Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) 

IMDb RatingRotten Tomatoes Rating
7.4/1080%

This film pits two of the most well-known and iconic movie monsters against each other in this larger-than-life action. Kong and his human protectors must fight against a murderous and destructive Godzilla to save humanity. 

This epic clash of these two titans is a must-watch, and the special effects and incredible cast in this movie will be sure to leave you on the edge of your seat the entire time.  

3. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) 

IMDb Rating Rotten Tomatoes Rating 
7.5/10 59%

When the crown prince of Austria is murdered, detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) is on the case. The detective and his partner Dr. Watson must solve the case, all while piecing together multiple murders across Europe that may be connected.

If you love mysteries, action, and old-fashioned detective work, this incredible adaption of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work will be sure to make a great addition to your watchlist. 

4. Batman Begins (2005)  

IMDb Rating Rotten Tomatoes Rating Where Else To Watch 
8.2/1084%Netflix (subscription) 

Batman Begins serves as an iconic beginning to this superhero trilogy by director Christopher Nolan. Bruce Wayne travels to the Fear East to be trained by the mysterious League of Shadows. When the League reveals their true intentions, which is the destruction of Wayne’s home, Gotham City, he must return to restore order. 

With the help of his butler and a tech expert at Wayne Enterprises, the superhero known as Batman is born. This is another must-watch for superhero fans who love hero origin stories and fast-paced action and adventure. 

5. The Dark Knight (2008) 

IMDb Rating Rotten Tomatoes RatingWhere Else To Watch
9/1094%Netflix (subscription) 

This sequel follows second in the Batman trilogy and is known to be one of the most iconic and memorable superhero movies of all time. This dark and complex film dives into the rivalry between Batman and the Joker (Heath Ledger) in this unforgettable performance. 

When the Joker shows up to Gotham unannounced, a new form of chaos takes over the city, as Batman, along with the city commissioner and the police, take on this new foe that rocks the foundations of everything they believe in. 

6. Corpse Bride (2005) 

IMDb Rating Rotten Tomatoes Rating 
7.3/1084%

This exciting and charming animation told by Tim Burton tells the story of a shy groom named Victor (Johnny Depp) and a deceased young woman who has assumed his wedding proposal was for her. 

Set in the late 1800s in a small Victorian village, this children’s film is fun, imaginative, and is the perfect flick for family movie night. Victor must choose between his living or deceased bride in this gothic but whimsical stop-motion animation.

7. The Invisible Man (2020) 

IMDb Rating Rotten Tomatoes RatingWhere Else To Watch
7.1/1091%Prime Video (subscription)

A crazed and abusive scientist uses his knowledge to turn himself invisible, allowing him to terrorize his ex-girlfriend, Cecilia (Elizabeth Moss). When the friends, family, and even the police refuse to believe her claims, she realizes she’ll have to take matters into her own hands. 

If you’re a fan of high-stakes drama and thrillers, this is a must-see movie that’ll keep you guessing and tossing popcorn kernels into your mouth.

8. Ma (2019) 

IMDb Rating Rotten Tomatoes RatingWhere Else To Watch 
5.6/1056%Prime Video (subscription) 

A lonesome woman (Octavia Spencer) befriends a group of teenagers after asking her to buy them some booze. Not only does she agree, but she lets them party at her house and even encourages them to call her Ma. 

It doesn’t take long before things with Ma become obsessive and eventually dangerous. This psychological horror will captivate you and will leave your jaw on the floor in this dangerous thriller.

9. Jojo Rabbit (2019) 

IMDb Rating Rotten Tomatoes Rating 
7.9/1080%

This anti-hate satire is a must-see for those who are fans of comedy, drama, and thought-provoking undertones in film. This film follows a German boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) who discovered his mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their home. 

Not only that, but Jojo’s imaginary best friend happens to be Adolf Hitler. This unique film will have you feeling every emotion at once, so we recommend you add it to your watchlist right now. 

10. 13 Going On 30 (2004)

IMDb Rating Rotten Tomatoes Rating Where Else To Watch
6.2/1065%Prime Video (subscription) 

After Jenna Rink faces ultimate humiliation at her 13th birthday party, she wishes to be “thirty, flirty, and thriving.” Overnight, she wakes up in her very own apartment with an endless wardrobe, a professional athlete boyfriend, the perfect job, and amazing friends.

But Jenna soon realizes this isn’t what she wanted, and she soon understands she has to reconnect with her old childhood best friend to set everything right before time runs out. 

11. Joker (2019) 

IMDb Rating Rotten Tomatoes RatingWhere Else To Watch 
8.4/1068%Prime Video (subscription)

Mentally troubled failed comedian Arthur Fleck is ignored and abused by society. As time goes on, Fleck slowly succumbs to madness and gives into the downward spiral that leads him on a path of crime orchestrated by his alter-ego, Joker. 

If you love superhero movies, this dark anti-hero origin story will be sure to pique your interest and keep you on your toes the entire time. 

12. Ready Player One ( 2018)

IMDb Rating Rotten Tomatoes Rating 
7.4/10 72%

Set in the year 2045, almost everyone exists solely inside a virtual reality world known as the OASIS. When the creator of this online world dies, he leaves Easter eggs behind inside OASIS for players to find.

The first person to find all three of these Easter eggs is promised the creator’s entire fortune, as well as complete control of OASIS. When Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) and his friends find the first Easter egg, they know it’s only a matter of time before they can save OASIS from evil corporations only looking to make a buck. 

13. Just Mercy (2019) 

IMDb Rating Rotten Tomatoes Rating Where Else To Watch 
7.6/1085%Prime Video (subscription)

Based on the powerful true story, this biographical crime drama will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Defense attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) works to free a death row inmate who has been wrongly accused. 

This though-provoking true story is a must-watch as this film unpacks the injustices and racism within the criminal justice system.