Last Updated: December 10th
In addition to being America’s most trusted source of Carnivale episodes, HBO Go/HBO Now has a lovely collection of movies available ranging from trashy action thrills to elegant period pieces to star-studded comedies. Here is a ranking of the 30 best movies on HBO Go/HBO Now that you could and should be watching right now.
1. Goodfellas (1990)
Run Time: 146 min | IMDb: 8.7/10
Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta star in this crime drama from the always reliable Martin Scorcese. Liotta plays Henry Hill, a young kid enamored with the life of crime who eventually works his way up the ranks to become a certified bad guy. He reaps the rewards: money, cars, women, a ton of nose candy, but his life soon spirals out of control when his friends turn on him, the authorities close in on his business, and his drug addiction begins to feed his paranoia.
2. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Run Time: 87 min | IMDb: 7.8/10
Wes Anderson has made a name for himself directing quirky, character-driven stories with stirring emotional undertones, but Fantastic Mr. Fox marked his greatest achievement in the stop-motion animation space. The film follows a smooth-talking Mr. Fox (George Clooney) and his wife Felicity (Meryl Streep) as they try to build a family while contending with some vicious farmers intent on driving them out of their home. It’s preposterous, a bit silly, and yet Anderson is able to evoke some real heart and a deeper meaning from these wily creatures. Plus, the look of the film is just gorgeous.