HBO Max is Movie King This Month!

Here’s the big news: HBO Max released 170 movies on November 1, 2020 alone! Also, I spend too much time talking about original content.

Streaming services put so much emphasis on original content that curated content takes a backseat. I know that I’m a huge part of this problem. Week after week, I gush about the original content on the various streaming services. This week, HBO Max has inspired me to sing the praises of curated content. How can I not after the streaming service made a whopping 170 movies available to its subscribers.

How Can HBO Max Release So Many Movies?

The short answer is AT&T’s various properties. Think about it. The corporations owns Turner and Warner Media. This gives AT&T access to all the programming made by TNT, Turner Classic Movies, and Warner Media Studios. That’s a mighty big catalog when you think about it. So, without any further ado, here are my top three picks for HBO Max’s November movies:

1. The Dark Knight

Is there anyone here who doesn’t think this was Christopher Nolan’s best film? It’s his best Batman film, and definitely in the running for best Batman movie ever. I mean Christian Bale and Heath Ledger as enemies in the same movie? Solid gold performances, as far as I’m concerned. HBO Max thinks so too. If you’re a subscriber, check it out… even if you’ve already seen it.

2. Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau

These two deserve a trophy for being the greatest comedy duo of our time. Don’t believe me? Well, HBO Max gives you not one but TWO chances to enjoy their greatness. You can enjoy Vaughn and Favreau in Swingers, a hilarious slice-of-life comedy about two hipsters in 1990s LA. You can also see them in Made. It’s a hilarious tale involving the misadventures of two wannabe gangsters. My advice: watch them both and be prepared to laugh a lot.

3. The Neverending Story

This ’80s kids classic is enjoying a rebirth of sorts, thanks to Netflix’s Stranger Things, season 3. (You know what I’m talking about.) Gen Xers remember this sweeping and romantic tale from our childhoods. HBO Max gives us the chance to relive the magic, while also introducing it to our own children. (There’s hope for the future!) And if the whole family falls in love with it, you can move on to The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter, also available on HBO Max.

What Do YOU Like to Watch?

It’s not the “Jake Buckler Show” around here, despite what Stuart Sweet might try to tell you. I’m interested to know which of HBO Max’s 170 November titles appeal to you? Feel free to drop some movie titles in the comments section. Here is the complete list of new movies that came out on HBO Max this month:

November 1

10,000 BC
13 Going On 30
2 Fast 2 Furious
A Christmas Carol
A Face in The Crowd
A Flintstone Christmas
A Flintstone Family Christmas
A Perfect World
A Tale of Two Cities 
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
Above the Rim
All Is Bright
America, America
Anchors Aweigh
Another Cinderella Story
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Autumn In New York
Baby Doll
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Billy Madison
Blast From The Past
Blood Work
Broadway Danny Rose
City Island
City Slickers
Clash of The Titans
Critical Care
Cruel Intentions
David Copperfield
Dead Man Walking
Desperately Seeking Susan
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Dolphin Tale
Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
East Of Eden
Eight Legged Freaks
Elf Pets: Santa’s Saint Bernard’s Save Christmas
Femme Fatale
Free Willy
Friday The 13th
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Get Santa
Girl in Progress
Grumpier Old Men
Grumpy Old Men
Guys And Dolls
Hacksaw Ridge
Happy Gilmore
High Fidelity
High Society
House on Haunted Hill
Ice Age: Continental Drift
J. Edgar
Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday
Jason X
King Kong
License To Wed
Life Stinks
Little Man Tate
Looney Tunes: Back In Action
Magic Mike
Magnum Force
Malibu’s Most Wanted
Menace II Society
Miss Julie
Money Talks
Mr. Nanny
Music And Lyrics
Must Love Dogs
Mystic River
National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1
Needful Things
New York Minute
Nights in Rodanthe
Nothing Like The Holidays
Now and Then
Ocean’s 11
Old School
On The Town
Practical Magic
Prophecy 4: The Uprising
Prophecy 5: The Forsaken
Radio Days
Red Tails
Rock Star
Rumor Has It
Sinbad Of The Seven Seas
Some Came Running
Space Cowboys
Splendor in The Grass
Sudden Impact
Summer Catch
Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines
Terminator Salvation
Terms of Endearment
The Arrangement
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
The Bucket List
The Children
The Dancer Upstairs
The Dark Knight
The Devil’s Advocate
The Eagle
The Enforcer
The Fast and The Furious
The Five-Year Engagement
The Gauntlet
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
The Iron Giant
The Last King of Scotland
The Lego Batman Movie
The Lego Movie
The Lego Ninjago Movie
The Losers
The Madness of King George
The Man with The Golden Arm
The Mask
The Neverending Story
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter
The Pledge
The Prophecy
The Prophecy 2
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent
The Right Stuff
The Sea Of Grass
The Secret Garden
The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants
The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants 2
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Town That Santa Forgot
The Witches of Eastwick
The Wood
Thirteen Ghosts
Tower Heist
Troll 2
True Crime
Tweety’s High-Flying Adventures
Twilight Zone: The Movie
Una Semana
Unaccompanied Minors
Untamed Heart
Veronica Mars
We Bought A Zoo
Wild Wild West
Win A Date with Tad Hamilton!
Wyatt Earp
Yogi’s First Christmas
Zoo Animals

November 2

We Are Who We Are, Season Finale
A Woman Under The Influence

November 4

Looney Tunes, 1930 – 1969

November 6

Pecado Original (Aka Original Sin)

November 7

The Dead Don’t Die

November 12

My Sesame Street Friends

November 13

De Lo Mio

Entre Nos: LA Meets NY

November 14


November 16

Linda and the Mockingbirds

November 21


November 27

Chateau Vato

November 28

The Call Of The Wild

November 29

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About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.