Must Watch Movies on HBO Max in Canada

By  //  March 11, 2022

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You are in the right place if you’re looking for something to stream on HBO Max. From comedies to blockbusters to rom-coms to Oscar-winning dramas and beyond, we’ve compiled a list of must and amazing movies available to watch on HBO Max right now.

HBO Max has quickly established itself as one of the best streaming services available, with a large library of genuinely great movies from the past and present to choose from. With plenty of older films alongside genuine new releases, it’s a veritable feast of choice. 

It may seem impossible to narrow down a list of over 600 feature films to just 08. It was arduous work (okay, it was pretty fun work too).

After days of research, countless hours spent staring at a bright screen, rummaging through bags of junk food, cans of energy drinks, and numerous bathroom breaks! 

As you know HBO Max has a large library of excellent films that rivals Netflix and Amazon’s current offerings but what about the people where HBO Max isn’t available such as Canada, the neighbouring country of the US. We will suggest they should use paid VPN to unblock and stream HBO Max in Canada or any other region.

1. When Harry first met Sally…

One of the all-time greats. In 1989’s “When Harry Met Sally…”, directed by Rob Reiner and written by Nora Ephron, two people played by Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal are followed through a decade of near-misses and friendship in New York City. 

This story of friends who can’t decide if they want to be more or can’t agree on how they truly feel about one another will resonate with everyone. Reiner, who was going through a divorce at the time, was the inspiration for Harry, and Ephron was the inspiration for Sally.

2. No Sudden Move

“No Sudden Move,” an HBO Max original film directed by Steven Soderbergh, is an excellent crime thriller. It stars Don Cheadle as a gangster short on cash who wants to get out of town, and who reluctantly agrees to do a job that goes horribly wrong. 

He then goes on the run, played by Benicio Del Toro, with a fellow gangster to find out who he can rely on and who is behind it all. Ed Solomon’s script brilliantly weaves a twist-filled story with thematic resonance, using historical context to add to the plot’s and characters’ complexity.

3. The Harry Potter Franchise

All eight films in the “Harry Potter” franchise are currently available to stream on HBO Max, allowing for a satisfying binge-watching experience. The eight-part series remains one of the best and most comprehensive film franchises of all time, following the adventures of a young wizard from his beginnings to his final confrontation with Lord Voldemort. 

The films evolve and mature alongside the characters, so while the first few films are bright and cheery – just like their young protagonists – the later films are dark and complex, reflecting the characters’ forced adulthood. Before the big reunion on HBO Max in January, brush up on your knowledge.

4. The Shining

Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” is one of the scariest films ever made, telling the story of a father who slowly goes insane while working as a caretaker at an abandoned hotel high in the mountains. The 1980 film, based on Stephen King’s novel, stars Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, who agrees to spend the winter in a snowed-in hotel with his wife and young son. 

However, once they arrive, Jack begins to go insane (due in part to the hotel’s haunting), and things quickly escalate into murder. You’re probably familiar with the iconography for this one, but if you haven’t seen it, it’s a sight to behold.

5. The Truman Show

“The Truman Show” was released in 1998, at a time when reality television was just getting started, and it was a foreshadowing film. Jim Carrey plays Truman, a man who has been on camera since the day he was born, unbeknownst to him. Truman’s parents, friends, coworkers, and even strangers are all actors living inside the world’s largest soundstage, as he is literally the star of a worldwide television show. 

But when Truman begins to wonder why he’s never left his small island town, everything begins to fall apart. This film is hilarious, sweet, and incredibly inventive.

6. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Try Stanley Kubrick’s masterful 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey” if you’re looking for a sci-fi classic that may or may not make your head hurt a little bit. The epic adventure follows a crew sent to Jupiter after a mysterious monolith is discovered on Earth in the year 2001 (then the future). 

HAL, a computer onboard the ship, causes havoc on the mission. This is one of the most visually astonishing and mysterious films of all time – a real work of art, by the time you reach the end of the journey, that is open to different forms of interpretation.

7. Inside Man

“Inside Man,” a thriller directed by Spike Lee and released in 2006, is one of the director’s best and most entertaining films. The story begins in the aftermath of a bank robbery, with those who have been kidnapped giving police interviews about what happened. 

The film then flashes back to show the events as they happen, with Denzel Washington as the detective attempting to reason with the robber and kidnapper (Clive Owen), who appears to be hiding something. The mind games continue, and this one keeps you guessing until the very end.

8. Just Mercy

Destin Cretton was the director of “Just Mercy,” a devastating drama on the death penalty, before directing Marvel’s “Shang-Chi.” The film stars Michael B. Jordan as a young defense attorney who represents poor people on death row and is based on the non-fiction book by Bryan Stevenson. 

He travels to Montgomery, Alabama, to take up the case of a Black man (played by Jamie Foxx) whose family believes he was wrongfully convicted of murder, and he encounters resistance at every turn. This is a powerful and harrowing drama about the true cost of justice system errors. The film also stars Brie Larson, Rob Morgan, Rafe Spall, and Tim Blake Nelson.