Tantalizing Thrillers to Stream on HBO Max Right Now

There’s never a wrong time to watch a steamy thriller from years past, but with so many streaming platforms offering a dizzying catalog of choices, sometimes selecting a movie can take up the whole night.

Let your Wealth of Geeks fam help. Here are the ten thrillers streaming on HBO Max right now that you need to be watching.

The Bodyguard (1992)

An obsessive fan stalks superstar Rachel Marron, played by Whitney Houston in her acting debut. What’s not to love? Musical numbers, slow-motion heroism, and a legitimately spooky chase sequence in the woods.

Outbreak (1995)

For those of you brave enough to take a deep dive into this thriller starring Dustin Hoffman, Absolute Queen Rene Russo, and Morgan Freeman, you will be rewarded.

Dirty Harry (1971)

One global pandemic later we are all Clint Eastwood. His antagonist is the Scorpio killer who is – surprise, surprise – modeled after the real-life Zodiac killer which adds a level of fright to what might otherwise be a traditional action film.

American Gigolo (1980)

Gay pimps! A rich politician’s wife! Full frontal male nudity! This movie basically has everything. It also features the debut of the highly successful Blondie song “Call Me.”

Capote (2005)

This bio-pic dances around the thriller sub-genre, but what really solidifies its suspense status is our main character’s obsession with murder and tragedy, oftentimes mirroring our own relationship with today’s 24-hour – mostly grim – news cycle.

A Time to Kill (1996)

What sets A Time to Kill apart from other legal thrillers is its relevance twenty-six years later, as racial injustices permeate our legal system and our daily lives.

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