The Best Movies on HBO Max

Whether you’re in the mood for a classic black and white monster movie from the ‘30s, a beloved anime film from Hayao Miyazaki, or a recent blockbuster from this past summer, there’s no end to the number of great films you’re able to choose from.

From universally praised films like The Lord of the Rings and Good Will Hunting to celebrated modern movies like Elvis and The Batman, here are some of the best films you can find currently streaming on HBO Max.

A visually astounding film with a career-making lead performance from Butler, Elvis’s larger-than-life presentation perfectly captures the aura and presence commanded by the real-life Presley himself.

Biopic: Elvis

Its intricacy, narrative structure, and lucid flow make it a little hard to follow in some parts, but any confusion can be patched up with repeated viewings (something we strongly urge). It’s one of those movies that will likely stand the test of time as a classic of 2000s’ cinema.

Sci-Fi: Inception

Dark, gritty, and disturbing in more than a few ways, it’s a bold take on the Batman mythos, repopularizing the hero after the somewhat mixed reception to Ben Affleck’s tenure as the character.

Superhero: The Batman

One of the greatest trilogies of all time, The Lord of the Rings is a film that must be experienced at least once in everyone’s lifetime. With its mix of practical and CGI effects, astounding score, and sweeping cinematography, it’s like a fantasy version of Lawrence of Arabia.

Fantasy: The Lord of the Rings

Dodgeball may not be altogether well-known or openly praised as Caddyshack, but that doesn’t make it any less funny to watch. With a talented cast headlined by Vaughn and Stiller, it’s an endlessly quotable movie that’s impossible to keep a straight face while watching.

Comedy: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Christian Bale is an actor apparently able to play any role he sets his mind to. Starring in the 2000 dark comedy horror film, American Psycho, Bale handed in one of his strangest, terrifying, yet perversely humorous performances of his career to date.

Horror: American Psycho

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