7 Must-Watch Movies Coming to HBO Max in July 2023

Now that HBO Max has been rebranded as Max for over a month, it’s a great opportunity to sign up for the service. This month, the platform welcomes Steven Soderbergh’s limited series Full Circle, and next July, the site will add 100 movies.

From iconic classics like Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino to Greta Gerwig directing from the front of the camera in Barbie to the upcoming Netflix adaptations of The Chronicles of Narnia, there is no shortage of films to add to your watch list. Here are seven movies to consider seeing before moving on to other content on Max.

20th Century Women (2016)

  • Available on: July 1
  • Director: Mike Mills | Runtime: 1 h 59 min
  • Cast: Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Annette Bening, Billy Crudup

This DVD contains a wealth of information about the importance of women as mentors to young men. Dorothea (Annette Bening), a single mother, and Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann), her teenage son, have trouble communicating throughout 20th Century Women.

She enlists the support of her son’s best friend Julie (Elle Fanning) and her punk-rock landlady Abbie (Greta Gerwig) to grow him into a decent man. Because of this, Jamie is able to develop an appreciation for nuance while also learning to persevere in the face of adversity at a period in his life when everything seems up in the air.


Good Will Hunting (1997)

  • Available on: July 1
  • Director: Gus Van Sant | Runtime: 2 h 6 min
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck not only starred in but also wrote the script for this Academy Award-winning film. Will Hunting (Damon), a twenty-year-old mathematical prodigy who has just been released on parole, is the protagonist.

He was working as a cleaner at MIT when he answered a difficult math problem on the chalkboard, catching the attention of Professor Gerald Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard). Lambeau wants to give Will a second chance, so he offers to tutor him in math in exchange for him seeing Dr. Sean McGuire (Robin Williams) for psychotherapy.


V for Vendetta (2005)

  • Available on: July 1
  • Director: James McTigue | Runtime: 2 h 12 m
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

This film adaptation of DC Vertigo Comics has something for everyone thanks to its blend of science fiction, romance, action, and dystopia. Plus, it has a clever and understandable script.

In the film V for Vendetta, Hugo Weaving plays the title character, V, a masked vigilante who orchestrates a series of terrorist acts to bring down the fascist totalitarian government that has taken control of the United Kingdom. The film raises the subject of what citizens should do when the government no longer rules fairly.


Pulp Fiction (1994)

  • Available on: July 1
  • Director: Quentin Tarantino | Runtime: 2 h 34 min
  • Cast: Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

One of Tarantino’s masterworks that has recently arrived on Max would be omitted from this list. Two hitmen, played by Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta, are tasked with recovering a missing suitcase belonging to Ving Rhames’ character, Marsellus Wallace.

They run into Wallace’s wife Mia (Uma Thurman) and a washed-up boxer named Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) while on their errand. These disparate characters share nothing but Wallace’s orbit, yet they find themselves in increasingly absurd and dangerous predicaments.


Dunkirk (2017)

  • Available on: July 1
  • Director: Christopher Nolan | Runtime: 1 h 46 min
  • Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Making a film about war is difficult, and keeping the audience interested throughout is much more so. Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan, is one of the few movies that manages to accomplish both well. The film is set during World War II and takes place on the beach at Dunkirk, where over 300,000 Allied soldiers spent more than a week trapped.

This work stands noteworthy because it follows the actions of the military from three different vantage points at once: on land, at sea, and in the air. The cinematography, visual effects, and sound (including music by the legendary Hans Zimmer) are all excellent, despite the film’s lack of language.


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Election (1999)

  • Available on: July 1
  • Director: Alexander Payne | Runtime: 1 h 43 min
  • Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell

Reese Witherspoon’s first film role was in the 1999 comedy Election, where her character, Tracy Flick, was a nerdy and irritating high school student. Up to civics teacher Jim McAllister’s (Matthew Broderick) intervention, Flick was the only student running for student council president.

McAllister then recruited a varsity football player to serve as her running mate. The film’s narrative may be absurd, but it demonstrates how politicians will resort to any measure to maintain power. Audiences of all ages can relate to stories about morality and ethics, and watching these themes unfold in a classroom setting is fascinating.


Serendipity (2001)

  • Available on: July 1
  • Director: Peter Chelsom | Runtime: 1 h 30 min
  • Cast: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Bridget Moynahan

You should consider watching Serendipity if you’re in the mood for a romantic comedy. Like every good love story, it begins with a passionate fling over the winter holidays. Meeting for the first time in their twenties, Jonathan (John Cusak) and Sara (Kate Beckinsale) seem to fall in love instantly.

They’re obviously meant to be together, but they’re on opposite sides of the world. After ten years apart, they have to determine if fate should bring them back together. Despite its lack of spectacle, this picture is perfect for winding down.


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