This one is for you, HBO lovers! HBO is home to top TV shows like Game of Thrones, Girls, and True Detective, but it’s also home to a number of great movies. If you happen to be a subscriber, you can enjoy these movies (and shows!) anytime on HBOGO. But let’s be honest, it can be a little daunting to sift through all of the options. To help make this a little easier, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best HBO movies you should be watching now.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy these top rated movies!
This isn't your average war film. This is the story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss, who saved 75 men in one night, despite being a conscientious objector and refusing to bear arms during WWII. Doss would go on to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for his amazing feat. Andrew Garfield stars in this inspiring, courageous story that tugs at your heartstrings in the best way possible.
There's nothing quite like this John Hughes classic. Overshadowed by her sister's wedding, Samantha (Molly Ringwald) has to come to terms with the fact that her entire family has forgotten her 16th birthday. To make matters worse, she has to deal with annoying attention from her high school's king nerd (Anthony Michael Hall) and absolutely zero attention from school hottie Jake Ryan. Watch Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall remind you why the '80s was the best time for teenage comedies!
You don't have to be a music fan to appreciate the amazing storytelling from Straight Outta Compton. Set in 1980s Compton, California, this film tells the story of rap group N.W.A. The film shows the brutally honest side of the five members' lives—violence, gang crime, and all—and how they told their story through their (now legendary) groundbreaking music. Whether you know N.W.A.'s songs by heart or are a pop culture fanatic, this film will have you talking about the movement that ignited a cultural and musical revolution.
A feast for the eyes, The Royal Tenenbaums is a Wes Anderson classic that can't be missed. With a stellar cast of Gene Hackman, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bill Murray, Angelica Houston, and both Wilsons, you really can't go wrong with this quirky story of the brilliant but bizarre Tenenbaum family.
Get ready for all the feelings. Sully tells the heroic story of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the airline pilot who made a successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 full of passengers on the Hudson River in 2009. Tom Hanks stars as the inspiring man behind the "Miracle on the Hudson." Watch this if you're in the mood for a courageous, touching story. And, of course, Tom Hanks.
There's really no wonder why this movie earned several Oscar nominations (and wins). Based on the 1985 account of real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, who was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live, Dallas Buyers Club delivers a heartbreaking and stirring look into the early days of the AIDS epidemic. Both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto give standout performances in this must watch. Tune in only if you're ready for some tears and thought-provoking storytelling.
Craving some action? In the final installment of The Divergent series, Allegiant tells the story of Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four in their final adventure beyond the walls of dystopian Chicago. Along the way, Tris and Four have to learn who they can trust and how to survive. Of course, they make out a little bit too. This YA flick is an exciting watch for anyone who craves a little futuristic drama.
OK, this fairytale is action-packed and entertaining, yes. But despite the story of love and fantasy, we're drawn to the stunning costumes and scenery! Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt keep us entertained as the two battling queens with some seriously amazing gowns and crowns thrown in the mix. Oh yeah, and they kick some major butt too.
In the mood for a little Marvel fun? X-Men has you covered on all fronts. Enjoy watching stars like Oscar Issac, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy battle it out in this treat for the senses. For those who don't know, this tells the story of Apocalypse's attempt at establishing a new world (a.k.a. one in which he reigns supreme) and Professor X and the team's attempt to stop him.
You loved this as a teen, and you'll love it now. Anne Hathaway stars as Mia, a "nerdy" teenager (weren't we all, though?) who has just learned she's actually a princess and granddaughter to the ever-lovely Julie Andrews a.k.a. the Queen of Genovia. Mia's adventure (and amazing makeover sequence—seriously what does she use to tame that frizz?!) through high school, her first love, and royal training is wonderfully delightful.
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