Best new movies on HBO Max in November 2022
Of all the many competing streaming services, HBO Max has what is arguably the most powerful movie library of them all. And with a new month comes some great new additions to what is already an abundant collection of movies. So if you’re looking to escape the impending winter chill with a good movie, whether it’s a gripping action flick, a hilarious comedy, or something much darker; HBO Max has you covered. Take a look below to see some of the highlights we’ve picked from this month’s additions.
Director/Screenwriter: Zach Cregger
Cast: Georgina Campbell and Bill Skarsgard
Word of mouth and this year’s surprise horror phenomenon has finally made its way to streaming thanks to HBO Max. After Tes (George Campbell) arrives at her booked Airbnb, she is surprised, and a little concerned, to find that the rental has another guest (Bill Skarsgard) already staying there. When she reluctantly agrees to stay the night, things take a sinister and shocking turn. Screenwriter and director Zach Creggerpreviously best known for his work on comedies such as the sketch series The whitest kids you know and the hot movie miss marchoffers a surprising career pivot with Barbaricheart-pounding, highly entertaining horror that will keep you guessing what happens next until the closing credits.
Director: David Fincher
Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow
Find out what’s in the box with this dark thriller that sees two detectives, the experienced Somerset (Morgan FREEMAN) and his rookie partner, Mills (brad pitt), attempting to solve the case of an elusive serial killer who bases his crimes on the Seven Deadly Sins. David Fincher established himself as a filmmaker of the highest caliber, making this moody film with his trademark ability to create unnerving atmosphere through his obsessive attention to detail. Both Freeman and Pitt give brilliant performances that rank among their best efforts. A gripping mystery that features a shocking yet unforgettable climax.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: David Webb
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman
Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this Best Picture award-winning western that doubles as a contemplative examination of the film legend’s career, taking into account the violence he portrayed on screen as well as the glorification of a time as brutal and unforgiving as the old west. Eastwood plays William Munny, a retired gunman-turned-farmer, who joins forces with his former partner, Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman), for one last killer job. Hackman Gene won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Sheriff Little Bill, creating an intimidating villain and one of the great actor’s iconic characters. unforgiven is a modern classic that redefined the Western genre and ranks as a high point in Eastwood’s illustrious career.
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Writers: Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien
Cast: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco and Ike Barinholtz
Mac and Kelly (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne), a couple who have just become parents for the first time, are horrified to learn that their idyllic suburban home is actually next door to a rowdy fraternity throwing endless wild parties. After failing to reign in the debauched chaos, the pair are forced to wage war on the brotherhood and their charismatic leader Teddy (Zac Efron). Neighbors is a hilarious and surprisingly touching comedy from Nicholas Stollerthe director behind Forget Sarah Marshall and this year Brothers. With plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, the film showed a different shade of Efron as a performer and gave Rogen one of the biggest hits of his career.
Director: Matt Spicer
Writers: David Branson Smith and Matt Spicer
Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell and Billy Magnussen
Ingrid goes west is a dark comedy that follows Ingrid (Place Aubrey), an unstable young woman who recently left a psychiatric hospital and quickly becomes obsessed with a Los Angeles-based social media influencer named Taylor (Elizabeth Olsen). She decides to move to California where she soon manages to gravitate around Taylor’s orbit, meeting her husband, Ezra (Wyatt Russell), and his obnoxious brother, Nicky (Billy Magnussen). Director Matt Spicer delivers a cutting satire of the current culture of influencers and the obsession that social media can manifest. Plaza achieves one of the best performances of his career, just like O’Shea Jackson Jr. as Ingrid’s landlord/love interest.
Director: John McTiernan
Writers: Jim Thomas and John Thomas
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham and Kevin Peter Hall
While this year Prey may be a high point for the series, nothing should ever top this spectacular 80s action. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Dutch, the leader of an elite mercenary team deployed on a mission to rescue hostages held by guerrillas in a Central American rainforest. However, as they fight their way through the desert, the group of killers soon realize that they are being stalked by a mysterious being and are hunted one by one. Director John McTiernan Deftly handles the movie’s tonal shifts and palpable machismo creating a classic sci-fi action picture, which features a number of quotable lines and an iconic creature design.
Three Amigos (1986)
Director: John Landis
Writers: Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels and Randy Newman
Cast: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short
This John Landis-directed comedy features comic book icons Steve Martin, Chevy-Chase, and Martin runs at the height of their powers. Three unemployed silent film actors accept an offer to travel to a Mexican village to play the role of their famous heroic characters, the Three Amigos, unaware that the villagers believe them to be real heroes and want them to save their village from a band of bandits. three amigos is a charming 80s comedy that is notable for being one of the Lorne Michaels‘ some credits as screenwriter.