The Best Movies on HBO Max

Thanks to HBO’s partnerships with standout companies and networks like TCM, Studio Ghibli, and DC, the service has an absolutely stacked selection of films you’re able to choose from.

From universally praised films like The Exorcist and Jurassic Park to celebrated modern films like Promising Young Woman and In the Heights, here are some of the best films you can find currently streaming on HBO Max.

The heavily anticipated adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical, In the Heights is a lovingly-made ode to life in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood, complete with a characteristically enjoyable soundtrack written by Hamilton’s famed creator.

Musical: In the Heights

The ingenuity behind Promising Young Woman is its exploration of sexual violence as a social phenomenon — one where everyone from the victim to lawyers to school administration officials play a vital part.

Thriller: Promising Young Woman

One of the best and most famous horror films of all time, The Exorcist is the definitive example of a great possession film.

Horror: The Exorcist

A film that harkens back to the lighthearted tone and sense of wonder from Spielberg’s early career (especially Jaws and Close Encounters), it’s one of the crowning achievements of the 1990s.

Action: Jurassic Park

The movie that made Quentin Tarantino an overnight sensation, Pulp Fiction took every rule when it came to the traditional Hollywood crime film and threw them out the window.

Crime: Pulp Fiction

Visually striking, technically superior, and wonderfully crafted by the legendary Stanley Kubrick, it’s one of the most, ambitious, forward-thinking films ever made.

Sci-Fi: 2001: A Space Odyssey

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