From captivating murder mysteries to gripping bank robberies and the intriguing world of "family business " HBO Max has it all. Here we have curated a selection that includes gems well as timeless classics.
Starring: Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen, RZA Christopher Lloyd
Bob Odenkirk showcased his versatility by stepping into the role of an action star in years blockbuster hit Nobody. The story revolves around a family man whose life takes an unexpected turn when his house is burgled. In his quest to retrieve his daughter's stolen possessions he uncovers hidden depths within himself that lead to a battle with the mob. With thrilling shootouts reminiscent of John Wick and an unforgettable bus fight scene that deserves a spot in the hall of fame, Nobody is a blend of action and crime genres that guarantees entertainment for everyone.
Starring: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank and Maura Tierney
This gripping story revolves around a police detective (portrayed by Al Pacino) who is assigned to investigate the murder of a girl, in a small town in Alaska. As he delves deeper into the case he becomes entangled in a game of wits with the suspected killer (played by Robin Williams). Adding to the mix is Hilary Swank's portrayal of a local police officer who assists Pacinos experienced detective. Notably Christopher Nolan directed this high profile thriller after his acclaimed indie film Memento, which further propelled him towards his take on Batman.
Horrible Bosses (2011)
Starring: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston
Three friends (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis) come up with a plan to take down their horrible bosses. This hilarious comedy film, which draws inspiration from Hitchcock's style, was a hit when it first came out. The talented cast delivers some performances. Colin Farrell steals the show, as Sudeikis boss who wields nunchucks while Jennifer Aniston breaks away from her girl door image by playing an inappropriately flirtatious dentist who harasses Days hygienist. Jamie Foxx showcases his skills as the trios crime consultant known as MotherF***** Jones.
Training Day (2001)
Starring: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke Scott Glenn, Cliff Curtis
Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke) , a rookie cop, experiences his day on the job as he shadows the rogue and unconventional detective Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington) who specializes in narcotics. Directed by Antoine Fuqua this gritty drama became a classic upon its release. Denzel delivers an award winning performance as Harris. Solidifies his place, among memorable movie villains.
Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior
The indie mystery thriller directed by Christopher Nolan gained recognition. It revolves around a man named Leonard (played by Guy Pearce) who suffers from a memory loss condition and is on a quest to uncover the identity of his wife's killer. The film adopts a storytelling approach presenting the narrative in chronological order. This unique technique allows the audience to experience the mystery unfolding in sync, with Leonards perception of the world revealing clues and character motivations in a manner.
Jackie Brown (1997)
Starring: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster and Bridget Fonda
Quentin Tarantino follows up the groundbreaking Pulp Fiction with his adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch. In this gripping crime thriller titled "Jackie Brown," flight attendant Jackie Brown (played by Pam Grier) finds herself in a predicament after getting caught smuggling money for her arms dealer boss, Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson). Two FBI agents, portrayed by Michael Keaton and Michael Bowen give Jackie a choice; face imprisonment or help bring down Ordell. Many critics consider this film to be Tarantino's arguably his best work as it delves into themes of aging and life not meeting expectations while showcasing Tarantino's talent for portraying low level criminals. Notable performances include Robert De Niro, as Louis Gara, Ordells companion and Robert Forster who revitalizes his career with a portrayal of bail bondsman Max Cherry quietly harboring feelings for Jackie. "Jackie Brown'' is truly remarkable. Only improves with each viewing.
The Departed (2006)
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg
A police informant, played by Leonardo DiCaprio goes undercover, within the mob that has gained control over the streets of Boston. His mission is to expose a mobster, portrayed by Matt Damon, who has managed to infiltrate the police department. Martin Scorsese finally received his deserved Oscar for directing this outstanding crime epic that won Best Picture. This captivating thriller not showcases performances, from both DiCaprio and Damon but also owes its greatness to the exceptional supporting cast led by Jack Nicholson.