As a note, HBO Max will constantly be updating its library of films, so some movies may be taken down without notice. However, we update this list monthly to ensure that it is an accurate as it can be.
DC Movies on HBO Max interestingly will rotate monthly, so whilst Wonder Woman is on the platform we encourage you to watch it. This film tells the story of Diana, an Amazonian warrior who comes to the UK during WW1 to fight the god Ares. There, she meets a man who becomes dear to her, and discovers that the war is different to what she expected.
Spike Lee’s 2018 film is actually based on real-life events. Ron Stallworth is an African American police officer from Colorado Springs who successfully manages to infiltrate a local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate, who eventually becomes its leader.
Whilst Joker may be quite polarising amongst audiences, it's one of the few DC films that you can watch without any prior knowledge of superheroes. Rather than intergalactic villains from outer space, this film shows one troubled man's descent into madness. It’s gritty, violent, and you’ll most likely leave it with some strong opinions.
Yet another Tom Hanks classic, Cast Away is a survival drama of a man who gets stranded on a desert island following a plane crash. He does his best to stay alive throughout the film, and manages to not succumb to loneliness by creating a friend from a volleyball who he affectionately calls ‘Wilson’.
The Iron Giant
There’s nothing better than a heartwarming animated movie to make you teary. Hogarth Hughes is a young boy who makes friends with an innocent (but giant) alien robot. However, the boy must then defend the robot from being destroyed by a paranoid US government agent.
Based on the classic SE Hinton novel, The Outsiders tells a story of brotherly love, class warfare and coming-of-age, all set in the sixties. Ponyboy, Sodapop and Darry are three siblings who struggle to make ends meet in the city of Tulsa. This is made all the worse by the state wanting to take the youngest brother away, and the violence within the neighbourhood.
There’s never quite been a film like Gremlins. One family ends up taking care of an unusual creature - a Mogwai called Gizmo. However, to take care of this animal, the family must never expose him to direct sunlight, get him wet or feed him after midnight. When those rules are broken, things quickly spiral out of control.
When Harry Met Sally
When Harry Met Sally tells the story of two friends across a number of years as they try to fight the urge to sleep together in fear that it will ruin their friendship. However, as they begin to grow closer and share more details of their lives with one another, they slowly begin to fall in love. It’s a rom-com that stands the test of time.
Relieve the origins of British band Queen with Bohemian Rhapsody. Detailing their rise to fame from when they first met, right up until that legendary performance for LiveAid at Wembley Stadium. The film also dramatises the personal struggles that Freddie Mercury went through, such as the differences with his family and coming to terms with his sexuality.
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
The older Wallace and Gromit films may be classics, but this film still holds its own. Tottington Hall is hosting a giant vegetable competition, and Wallace and Gromit are providing pest control for the competition hopefuls. However, things get out of hand when a mysteriously large rabbit starts destroying all the crops in the village.