10 Movies Added to HBO You Should be Watching RIGHT NOW!

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Caitlin M.
ByCaitlin M.

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!

1. Hacksaw Ridge

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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.

2. Hidden Figures

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Get ready for one of the most empowering films of 2016. Hidden Figures tells the story of three brilliant women working at NASA. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe star as Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson respectively as they pull off one of the most amazing operations in NASA history, the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. You'll love rooting for these awe-inspiring women, who up until now, remained the unsung heroes of NASA. 

3. Sixteen Candles

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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!

4. Straight Outta Compton

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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.

5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Join the wizarding world yet again with an entirely new cast and new story. Fantastic Beasts drops you right into the mythical lives of witches and wizards living in 1920s New York. Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is on a journey to study magical creatures from around the world when things don't quite go according to plan in NYC. This is an exciting journey back to J.K. Rowling's world, where again, you'll wish you weren't a No-Maj—that's Muggle for all you Harry Potter fans!

6. The Royal Tenenbaums

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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. 

7. Sully


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.

8. X-Men Apocalypse

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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. 

9. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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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 her 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.

10. The Princess Diaries

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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.

What is your favorite movie on HBOGO right now? Share it with us in the comments below!

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Caitlin M.
Caitlin M.
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