19 Hidden Gems In HBO Max’s Sprawling Movie Collection Right Now

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If you're obsessed with movies, you might want to stop teasing HBO Max about being so purple, and give it a shot because of the staggering amount of movies it has in its catalog. Unfortunately, it's also the staggering amount of films available that makes it hard to find the hidden gems of HBO Max. Since the streaming service's launch the home screen has been focused on DC Comics movies and the — soon to depart — Harry Potter franchise. It takes some digging to get to everything else.
So, I did some digging for you and found 19 movies streaming on HBO Max that you won't find on the main screen. Rather than browsing for an hour and deciding against watching anything at all, just pick one of these gems.
There are classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood with stars like Katharine Hepburn and Gene Kelly. There are original HBO documentaries about everything from blue singers to roller skating. There are animated movies from Japan's Studio Ghibli. And, there are newer releases that you may have missed in theaters.
We even included all the trailers so you can test drive the movies before you choose one — out of 19 options instead of hundreds and hundreds. It's much easier.

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