If you are looking for movies to watch on HBO, this list is a great place to start. We have compiled the best movies currently airing and will update as new films come out! This list includes some of our favorite recent releases.
1. Kill Bill Vol. 1/2 (2003-04)
One of Quentin Tarantino’s most iconic and popular movies, Kill Bill Vol. I & II tells the story of a woman out for revenge against her former boss who had tried to kill her years earlier. It stars Uma Thurman as The Bride; David Carradine as Bill (the man who tries to kill her); Daryl Hannah as Elle Driver (another assassin sent by him) with Lucy Liu as O-Ren Ishii, Vivica A Fox, Michael Madsen and Sonny Chiba in supporting roles.
Tarantino originally thought that he would never be able to make this film because it was too difficult to give up control on such an important project but eventually came around thanks to his love for Kung Fu films.
2. Joker (2019)
Joker is a 2019 American psychological thriller film’s that based on the DC comic book character of the same name. The film is a standalone origin story, not part of any existing series or continuity in the Batman franchise.
The film explores Arthur Fleck’s descent into madness and eventual transformation into the Joker by showing his failed attempts at becoming a stand-up comedian before meeting with an accident that stopped him from telling jokes for good. This gives way to how he becomes Gotham City’s most notorious criminal mind…
3. Winter's Bone (2010)
Winter’s Bone tells the story of a teenage girl, Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence), who takes on her family responsibilities in rural Missouri. She is out to find her father and care for her younger siblings after both parents have gone missing under mysterious circumstances. The movie stars Jennifer Lawrence as young protagonist Ree and features John Hawkes as Teardrop – one of the unsavory characters from whom she seeks information about her father. Winter’s Bone won three Academy Awards: Best Actress award for actress Jennifer Lawrence; Best Adapted Screenplay; and Best Film Editing. “
The Movie is the perfect blend of a movie and TV show. Al Swearengen (Ian McShane) returns to make Deadwood feel like it never left, with its trademark swearing, gunfights, drinking and whoring.
5. Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club is a 1999 American film directed by David Fincher
The film stars Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter. The story follows an insomniac office worker who crosses paths with a subversive underground group that offers him 24 hours out of his day to live in alternate realities. When the man accepts the offer and starts living several different lives at these times, he soon realizes things are not what they seem as people from one reality start turning up dead in other ones.
A psychological thriller based on Chuck Palahniuk’s 1996 novel of the same name about a disaffected twentysomething who rebels against society by forming an underground fighting club whose members inflict physical pain without killing their victims or permanently damaging their bodies for profit; Fight Club is often seen as David Fincher best work.
6. Blade Runner 2049
Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling as Deckard Shaw, is a sequel to the classic 1982 sci-fi movie Blade Runner. It is set thirty years after the original film and follows an LAPD officer who unearths a long buried secret that has catastrophic consequences for humanity. This visual masterpiece was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards including Best Director (Drama) and won two of them; Cinematography in Dramatic category and Production Design in Drama category. The cinematography combined with Vangelis’ unique sound design helped create this breathtakingly beautiful world where humans are slaves to replicants – albeit more elaborate ones than seen before – which makes viewing it all the more like watching art come alive .
7. The Aviator (2004)
The Aviator is a movie about Howard Hughes, the maverick-millionaire industrialist with an aviation and Hollywood empire. The film shows his struggles in life as he battles to maintain control of what has become one of America’s largest fortunes ever amassed by a single individual. He was also world famous for designing high performance aircrafts during World War II such as the Spruce Goose that was considered too expensive to produce because it cost more than $100 million dollars at its time.
This movie depicts him controlling every aspect of this organization but eventually succumbing to mental illness while running away from reporters who want information on how much money “Hughes Tool Company” made ($700 million per year).
8. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 action thriller that stars Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez. It follows undercover police officer Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) who infiltrates himself into an international street racing scene to track down his friend’s killer. The movie has everything from car crashes and high-speed chases with almost all of them done for real (not CGI), to romance scenes between Brian and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster). This film created what we know as the “Fast & Furious” franchise which has left its mark with seven movies so far.
9. Rocky (1976)
Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and both written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated but kind-hearted debt collector for a loan shark in the slums of Philadelphia.
Rocky is best known as being one instance where reality meets expectations. The film made $225 million domestically, becoming the highest grossing film released that year and went on to win three Oscars at the 49th Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (John G. Avildsen) and Best Film Editing (Frank J. Urioste).
10. Temple Grandin (2010)
11. The Mummy (1999)
If horror movies are your thing, then you have to watch The Mummy (1999). This movie is a remake of the 1932 classic and stars Brendan Fraser. It has all the thrills and chills that would make any viewer scream in terror.
12. The Tale (2018)
The Tale is a 2018 drama based on the one-person play by Jennifer Fox. The film stars Laura Dern and Isabelle Nélisse, and it is directed by Jennifer Fox. The movie follows a thirteen year old girl named Jennifer who starts to have memories of being abused as a child at age six – but she can’t remember how or why. She tries to pick apart her past in order to find out what really happened.”
13. Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
This is a comedy-drama that was directed by Christine Jeffs and written by Megan Holley. The film stars Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin as well as Steve Zahn. It tells the story of two sisters who are struggling financially after their father has been sent to jail for laundering drug money in Texas. One sister decides to start up her own crime scene clean-up business with disastrous results until someone she cleans suggests they try cleaning houses instead which proves wildly successful. With each new job, these scrappy women find themselves on the trail of some fresh secrets that might just make them rich beyond their wildest imaginations!
14. Boy Erased (2018)
Boy Erased is a drama based on the memoir of Garrard Conley, who was outed to his parents at age 19 by someone he thought loved him. It stars Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman as his homophobic father.
15. Mommy Dead And Dearest (2017)
A documentary about the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard by her daughter, Gypsy. This is a true crime thriller that will keep you guessing until the end.
This movie was riveting and I couldn’t stop watching it! It’s so intense to see how this girl went from being an abused child who turned out to be what she had always needed most and was finally able to protect herself when she became old enough. As someone with multiple personality disorder myself, I could really relate and felt for them both – even though one of them killed the other! The fact they have never met their father also makes me feel sorry for them in general because he didn’t know either one of his daughters at all during their upbringing.
16. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
In the 1980s, there were few things more popular than Eddie Murphy. He had skyrocketed to fame with his role in Saturday Night Live and movies like 48 Hours (1982) proved that he was a comedic force to be reckoned with. That’s why it should come as no surprise that when Beverly Hills Cop was released many people flocked to see it. It told the story of Axel Foley, who leaves Detroit for Los Angeles after investigating some murders committed by members of an African American gang called The Hammerheads while on vacation in Miami Beach where they are looking into leads about a friend’s sister being kidnapped back home from her school bus stop by another group known as LMB or “The Lake Michigan Boat Gang.”
17. The Kids Are All Right (2010)
This movie is about a family of two parents, Nic and Jules (Annette Bening & Julianne Moore), who have been separated for years. They both live in their own homes with their respective new partners and children from these marriages. The story centers around the kids meeting each other for the first time over Thanksgiving dinner at one parent’s house – to find out that they are siblings! It has an American Pie vibe but it’s not dirty like those movies were. You can watch this film on HBO GO without paying extra because it was released after 2006 when HBO started having a subscription service. So if you’re looking for something more “Adult”, then check out…
18. Moulin Rouge (2001)
This 2001 musical film is about a young poet who falls in love with the star of the Moulin Rouge at a time when bohemianism and decadence were flourishing. The movie has many iconic songs, including “Lady Marmalade” and “Elephant Love Medley.” Clerks (1994): Kevin Smith’s 1994 directorial debut stars Brian O’Halloran as Dante Hicks, a convenience store clerk dealing with various issues on an everyday basis from rude customers to his own laziness. It was one of the first films accepted into Sundance Film Festival alongside Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction.
19. Clerks (1994)
Clerks is an independent black and white comedy film written, directed by Kevin Smith. Released in 1994, the movie tells a story about two New Jersey clerks that work at night time: A convenience store clerk named Dante Hicks (Brian O’Halloran), who likes to play with his action figures all day when he’s not working; and Randal Graves (Jeff Anderson) who loathes customers and steals video tapes from the store for recreational use. On this particular evening, they are visited by three people–a dirty old man looking for batteries; a belligerent former-employee demanding money owed him from ten years ago plus interest on top of it;and Jay (Jason Mewes)who has stolen $200 worth.
20. In Bruges (2007)
In Bruges, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson play two Irish mob hit men who have been sent to the rather quaint Belgian town of In Bruges for a job. There they await their boss’s instructions on what to do next. As time passes by in this one horse town, the thugs become increasingly bored with no end in sight until finally deciding that it would be best if they just got out of there all together. The cast is excellent and most notably Ralph Fiennes as Harry looking like he’s having a lot more fun than we think he should be. It also features great shots of Belgium including some breathtaking aerial views from up high above the city which are simply stunning.
21. Behind The Candelabra (2013)
The Steven Soderbergh-directed Behind the Candelabra is a biopic that tells the story of legendary pianist and composer Liberace played by Michael Douglas, who also produced. The movie follows his life from when he was born to when he died in 1987 at age 67. It mainly focuses on how his career as one of America’s Damon (as Scott Thorson) with supporting performances by Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Debbie Reynolds, Susan Sarandon, James Brolin and Sharon Stone among others. Other notable appearances include cameos made bymost popular entertainers impacted both him personally and those around him.
22. Grey Gardens (2009)
This movie is based off the documentary of two upper-class women who live in a broken down mansion. The film follows their daily lives, and how they are trying to keep up with societal standards. It’s an interesting glimpse into social classes at that time period.
The Grey Gardens ໂmovie stars Drew Barrymore as Little Edie Bouvier Beale, Jessica Lange as Big Edie Bouvier Beale, Jeanne Moreau as Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis (Jackie O.), and it was directed by Michael Sucsy . As mentioned before this movie is about a family living on society’s fringe “the forgotten little people of America” but still having what many would consider the finer things in life.
23. Contagion (2011)
You’ll also find plenty of thrilling action in Contagion, which is a film that manages to keep you on the edge of your seat even as it takes an analytical approach to its subject matter.
The movie follows various individuals from different parts of the world and charts how their lives intersect with one another while trying to figure out where this mysterious virus came from and what can be done about it. It’s up-to-date science fiction thriller that features top notch performances by Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne and Marion Cotillard among others. The cast has incredible chemistry throughout the course of this compelling of 25 fantastic choices for your entertainment needs. Check out these great titles on HBO now!
24. Pitch Perfect (2012)
Pitch Perfect is the perfect choice if you’re in need of a good laugh. This movie tells the story of an unlikely group of college girls who come together to form a competitive all-girl singing group, and how they stick it out despite their personal differences, family dramas, and male opponents. The film also stars John Michael Higgins as Gail’s father/coach for whom she has little respect or patience at first but eventually grows fond of him when he steps up his game to support her endeavor.
25. Real Women Have Curves (2002)
A young Mexican-American woman, Ana Maria, is about to graduate from high school and has big dreams of going away to college. But when her father loses his job as an aerospace engineer in Los Angeles’ defense industry, she must instead stay home with her friends at the local beauty salon while he goes off to find work elsewhere. Her love affair with a football player leads to pregnancy which forces her into making some tough decisions that will have a huge impact on not only herself but also those around her who are rooting for or against this new path she’s headed down.
This movie takes us through one girl’s struggle of finding out what it really means being “real women.” You’ll see how difficult it can be for