As HBO Max continues to make gains in the streaming market, the newly minted platform has gradually added more and more great movies to its lineup. Unfortunately, it has also been forced to part ways with many wonderful films as well.
And that includes a list of 48 films that will exit the streaming service at the end of October. In this article, I’ll outline five of the great options available. Then, at the end of this story, you’ll find a full list of every movie leaving HBO Max in just two days time.
Every once in a blue moon, a foreign film will break the barriers and infiltrate American audiences. Amélie was one of those films back in 2001, and to this day this beloved romance remains on the IMDB Top 250.
Amélie follows a young woman who discretely orchestrates the lives of the people around her, creating a world exclusively of her own making.
Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
Back when Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were still fairly fresh faces, they starred in this impossibly likable romantic comedy alongside powerhouse actors like Julianna Moore, Marisa Tomei and Steve Carell.
The film focuses on two different couples: a blossoming one between two young lovers, and a crumbling one between two older people experiencing a divorce. The two groups overlap when Cal, whose wife cheated on him, recruits Jacob, a young player who’s fallen for a girl, to help him with his dating life.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Gremlins is an undeniable classic that manages to mix fantasy and horror in a beautifully playful and genuinely frightening way. And Gremlins 2: The New Batch…well, it does the same thing. But plays with that exact formula in an even crazier way. And in a more fun way. And possibly in a better way?
The classic 1990 sequel continues the adventures of Gizmo, who loses the magical collectibles store he called home. After being forced out, he encounters a new group of Gremlins that have taken control of a media mogul’s high-tech skyscraper in New York City.
Raising Arizona (1987)
Joel and Ethan Coen would go on to widespread acclaim and success with award-winning projects like Fargo, The Big Lebowski and No Country for Old Men. But years before those movies reached the masses, they were busy building a cult following with offbeat comedies like Raising Arizona.
The movie centers on an unlikely couple—a clumsy robber and a policewoman—who realize they are infertile. They then decide to kidnap a set of quintuplets—which, as you can imagine, send their lives into complete chaos.
Top Hat (1935)
When Old Hollywood became a thing of the past, so did dance musicals like Top Hat. The film’s two main stars, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, would star in a whopping ten films together—and Top Hat may have very well been their most wonderful and entertaining effort.
In classic screwball/face style, the movie follows a wealthy woman (Rogers) who mistakes an American entertainer (Astaire) for her friend’s husband. The two slowly fall in love as that confusion wears on.
Every Movie Leaving HBO Max at the End of October
- A Cinderella Story
- A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
- A Very Brady Sequel
- American History X
- Barefoot in the Park
- Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker
- Batman vs. Robin
- Batman: Gotham Knight
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2
- Beautiful Creatures
- Blade Runner: The Final Cut
- Blood Diamond
- Cop Out
- Crazy, Stupid, Love
- Dangerous Liaisons
- Driving Miss Daisy
- El Norte
- Green Lantern
- Gremlins 2: The New Batch
- Home Alone
- House Party
- Kung Fu Panda 2
- Kung Fu Panda
- Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
- Ocean’s Eleven
- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
- Raising Arizona
- Spies Like Us
- Star Trek
- Swing Time
- The Adventures of Pinocchio
- The First Wives Club
- The Others
- The Outsiders
- The Replacements
- This Means War
- Three Kings
- Top Hat
- V for Vendetta
Source: Forbes – Business