HBO Max, a streaming platform formed by Warner Brothers, debuted in May 2020. Even though it hasn’t even been a year, the show has sparked a slew of debates about the content it will feature beginning in 2021. HBO Max has a lot of content to watch in terms of competition with other streaming giants. HBO’s original shows and films are available on the platform. Then there are the blockbuster films from Warner Brothers, which will be available on the streaming service on the same day they are released in theatres. HBO Max has even included Studio Ghibli’s classic work.
Goodfellas and The Dark Knight:
Martin Scorsese’s gangster film is best accompanied by garlic, gravy, and a table full of friends. No movie on our list has more hangout potential than this; the tale of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) and his journey from child to man is one of cinema’s most joyous experiences. Not every hero wears a cape, but the best ones do. In this dark, twisted adventure that takes us into a shady underworld of cops, criminals, and billionaires, Christian Bale stands head and shoulders above all other heroes. He’s one of the few actors who can bring a masked man to life, and his performance is only matched by the late Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning performance.
Dog Day Afternoon and The Grand Budapest Hotel:
Folks assumed Gotham City was dangerous. Wait until you see 1970s New York. This film’s title sequence depicts a city on the verge of exploding: an explosion of heat, rage, trash, and people. The frustration of the entire town seeps through the pores of Al Pacino, who has dragged his friends along to a bank robbery and soon realizes he is surrounded. One of these films is The Grand Budapest Hotel. The film is filled with oddballs, lobbies filled with can-colored plants, and doorkeepers who look like they’ve just arrived from the 1800s. All of this makes sense even though there is no rhyme or reason. Such is Wes Anderson’s enchantment.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Casablanca
The movie you’ve seen 1,000 times on TNT is still good. The way it shifts from action to emotion — see: the motorcycle chase — never gets old. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s robot may have a blank expression, but he’s also an ideal character for others to emote on. Sam, try it again! Few films on this list have been watched more than Casablanca, a World War II drama about an American expatriate (Humphrey Bogart) discovering his ex (Ingrid Bergman) has returned to town. It’s one of the most quotable films, with some memorable lines. It’s also one of the most moving, with a love story you root for more than anything else.
In the Heights and Magic Mike:
Whereas the pandemic may have delayed some releases, multiple musicals hit the big screen in 2021. Along with West Side Story, Tick, Tick Boom!, and Dear Evan Hansen, one entry was so massive that we thought movie theatres had returned for good. You’d have to go back to MGM’s Golden Age to find something as catchy, colorful, and cyclical. Do not watch Magic Mike with your girlfriends, boys. You’ll spend two hours watching Channing Tatum strip naked with your girlfriend. It’s an undeniably awkward experience, but the film is so well-crafted that even those who decide to watch it with their GF will be bored.
The Batman and Old:
Recently, we’ve been bombarded with various versions of Batman, from the Snyderverse take to LEGO Batman. Despite having a plethora of Batman options to choose from, Matt Reeves’ The Batman manages to feel like a fresh take on a character that has been adopted an absurd number of times. Old, like all Shyamalan films, is a trip. The plot revolves around a couple who take their two young children on one last family vacation before divorcing. They believe the holiday will benefit them, with the fun in the sun helping to make the news more bearable. Unfortunately, more significant problems arise when they discover the beach they are on quickly young people age.
The most uproar was generated around HBO Max at the beginning of December 2020, when the company shocked the world. Warner Brothers have announced that Wonder Woman 1984, a billion-dollar film, will be released on the streaming network. Later, they decided to remove all 17 of their upcoming movies on HBO Max in 2021. This has created a lot of tension in the media, and no one can stop talking about the cinematic loss that theatres in America and worldwide will face. However, this fact benefits the intrigued viewer who wishes to see these masterpieces. I imply that movies like this would look fantastic if we watched them in dark movie theatres with comfy seats.