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 Marvel movie. Enjoy this jam-packed blockbuster that tells the origin story of Wade Wilson (Reynolds), who—thanks to an experiment gone wrong—has gone from a Special Forces operative to a mercenary. Ryan Reynolds delivers a hilarious take on the indestructible superhero with a sarcastic dirty mouth. If you're in the mood for a foul-mouthed, self-healing anti-hero twist, Deadpool is the flick for you.
There's nothing quite like this John Hughes classic. Overshadowed by her sister's wedding, Samantha (Molly Ringwald) has to come to turns 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.
We're just going to say it: This movie makes us laugh. We guarantee you'll laugh your way through Toula's (Nia Vardalos) adventures prepping for her wedding, which every member of hilarious and endearing Greek family just seems to have an opinion on. Swoon-worthy John Corbett is along for the ride as Toula's fiancée in this fun and lighthearted movie that's perfect for a night in with the 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.
Chances are you already know the words to Mamma Mia! And if you don't, you will. Amanda Seyfried stars as Sophie, a soon-to-be-bride who is intent on learning the identity of her father. To find her missing paternal link, she invites three potential suitors to her wedding. The stage-to-film adaptation is fun and picturesque—it is set in Greece after all. This classic musical gets a Meryl Streep makeover. And that alone makes it totally worth it.
9. Cast Away
Who hasn't seen Cast Away? We venture it's been a while since you've sat down and enjoyed the dramatic story of Chuck and his fight to survive after a plane crash leaves him stranded on a remote island. Tom Hanks stars as the ultimate survivor and BFF to Wilson—Hanks's volleyball costar. Watch this movie if you're in the mood for inspiration of the human body and mind. And, of course, Tom Hanks.
You loved this as a teen, and you'll love it now. Anne Hathaway stars as Mia, a "nerdy" teenager 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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