14 movies are new to HBO Max’s offerings. We’ll dive right in, because there are a lot of them!
DC League of Super Pets (2022)
Direction: Jared Stern, Sam J. Levine | cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne
Every superhero needs a vacation, so does Superman. Fortunately, in such a case, Krypto the Superdog, his four-legged friend, is ready to stop the crime. His dog also has superpowers, which broadly correspond to those of Superman himself. Along with a flying cat named Streaky the Super-Cat, Krypto roams the city to keep things in order and defeat the bad guys. Danger lurks: Lex Luthor!Pimps Up, Ho’s Down (1998)
Direction: Brent Owens | cast: The Bishop Don Magic Juan, Ice-T, Big Lex Lex, Mike Epps
A glimpse into the unknown world of pimps: their daily lives, competition, strategies and the women who work for them.
Direction: Sacha Polak | cast: Barry Atsma, Martijn Lakemeier, Tristan Göbel, Sascha Alexander Gersak
The love of her life, Boris (44), a truck driver with a strong and compelling personality, is killed in an accident. Luna (36) is his wife and she soon finds out that Boris led a double life.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)
Direction: Patrick Hughes | cast: Elodie Yung, Ryan Reynolds, Tsuwayuki Saotome, Roy Hill
The best bodyguard in the world gets a new client: a hit man who has to testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put aside their differences and embark on an important mission together.
Direction: Neil Marshall | cast: Mark Stanley, Briain Gleeson, Briain Gleeson, Maria Tepavicharova
Hellboy is assigned a mission in London where the ancient ghost of an evil witch has risen from the dead. He must defeat Nimue, Merlin’s associates and the Blood Queen. However, their struggle will lead to the end of the world. A fate that Hellboy desperately tries to avert.
Direction: Tony Bill | cast: James Franco, Scott Hazell, Mac McDonald, Philip Winchester
This film deals with the adventures of the LaFayette squadron, which consisted of young American volunteers. They developed into the best pilots in France, winning the support of the stiff French. If America is also involved in the First World War, the necessary dilemmas arise.
Beyond Sleep (2016)
Direction: Boudewijn Koole | cast: Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Jakop Ahlbom, Maria Annette Tanderød Berglyd, Anders Baasmo Christiansen
A young man’s mythical quest for a stone that has fallen from the sky. In doing so, he travels through the sadistic universe of Northern Europe. He finds forgiveness on the verge of madness. Based on the iconic work ‘Never Sleep Again’ by Willen Frederik Hermans.
Zack and Miri Make a Porn (2008)
Direction: Kevin Smith | cast: Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogen, Jason Mewes, Gerry Bednob
Two best friends Zack and Miri are neck-deep in debt. They think they have found the solution: making a porn film. They hold auditions and hire a crew. As the cameras roll, they discover that they feel more for each other than they previously thought.
Direction: Jean-Marc Vallee | cast: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Keene McRae
After the death of her mother and the end of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed is very unhappy. As therapy, she decides to hike the thousand-mile Pacific Crest Trail.
Old love (2017)
Direction: Nicole van Kilsdonk | cast: Hadewych Minis, Halina Reijn, Gene Bervoets, Eva van der Gucht
Two divorced sixties meet for the first time after many years when their 40-year-old son suddenly dies. In the months that follow, they seek comfort from each other and their old love flares up again. They enjoy an innocent affair, which they try to keep a secret from their family. However, that turns out to be more complicated than anticipated. Just like pushing away unprocessed problems from the past. Before they know it, like their families, they become entangled in the consequences of this great love.
Monte Carlo (2011)
Direction: Thomas Bezucha | cast: Selena Gomez, Katie Cassidy, Leighton Meester, Cory Monteith
A young woman, her stiff stepsister and her best friend use all their savings to embark on a long-awaited dream trip to Paris. However, this turns out to be a big disappointment. When they decide to interrupt their disappointing journey and duck into the lobby of a luxury hotel, one of them is mistaken for a spoiled British heiress. Before they can reveal their real identity, however, they find themselves embroiled in all sorts of problems during a vacation in Monte Carlo.
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Direction: Ryan Murphy | cast: Julia Roberts, I. Gusti Ayu Puspawati, Hadi Subiyanto, Billy Crudup
Gilbert (Julia Roberts) decides to leave her safe life behind and travel to Italy, India and Indonesia to rediscover herself.
Direction: Paul King | cast: Tim Downie, Madeleine Worrall, Lottie Steer, Geoffrey Palmer
Paddington travels to London in search of a new home. Paddington soon realizes that life in the city isn’t as romantic as he imagined. Until he meets the friendly Brown family, who read the label on his neck: “Please keep an eye on this bear. Thank you.”, and offer him a temporary home. Everything seems fine until a taxidermist sets his eye on Paddington.
Direction: Woody Allen | cast: Woody Allen, Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, Ian McShane
Journalism student Sondra (Johansson) is removed from the audience during a performance by a magician (Allen). It is then that she is shocked to learn that she can hear and see the recently deceased journalist Strombel (McShane). On his directions, she goes after a scoop, and soon finds the aristocratic Lyman (Jackman) on the trail.