Signed HBO Max? 10 movies and series to watch first | Culture

The long awaited June 29th arrived and with it the official launch of HBO Max in Brazil. For those who do not know the streaming catalog very well or are simply lost with so many available productions, we have separated 10 movies and series to watch right away on the platform. Check out our suggestions and have a good marathon!


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The movies to arrive by giving play

1. Judas and the Black Messiah

Winner of the 2021 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Daniel Kaluuya), Judas and the Black Messiah is a biographical drama set in the 60s. The film tells the story of two characters: activist Fred Hampton, leader of the Black Panther Party, and criminal William O’Neal, who makes a deal with the FBI to infiltrate the party, leaking information to capture Fred.

  • Direction: Shaka King
  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield

2. Witches’ Convention

Remake of the eponymous film from 1990, witches convention accompanies a seven-year-old orphan who lives with his grandmother. Upon discovering a witches’ convention in a hotel, he and other boys are turned into rats, depending on their guardian’s help to break the curse and stop the witches from doing this to every child in the world.

  • Direction: Robert Zemeckis
  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer

3. Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Full plate for those who like superhero stories, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is another movie from the Extended Universe DC. The feature film is director Zack Snyder’s edition of the film Liga da Justiça (2017), with more than four hours in length, a different focus and a darker tone. The title takes place after Superman’s death, and shows Bruce Wayne assembling an army of superheroes to protect Earth from a major threat.

  • Direction: Zack Snyder
  • Year: 2021
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Gal Gadot

4. Tenet

Winner of the 2021 Oscar for best visual effects, Tenet mix action and science fiction. In the plot, a CIA agent is recruited by an organization that tries to prevent the outbreak of World War III, caused by a link between the present and the future. Armed with a weapon that reverses the way time passes, he will do everything to prevent this catastrophe.

  • Direction: Christopher Nolan
  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: John David Washington and Robert Pattinson

5. Friends: The Reunion

Special episode that couldn’t be missing from a list of movies and series to watch on HBO Max, Friends: The Reunion is a meeting between the actors who starred in the sitcom Friends, 17 years after its end. In the reunion, recorded with the audience, they revisit film sets and recall important moments of the show.

  • Direction: Ben Winston
  • Year: 2021
  • Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer

HBO Max series to see first

6. Big Little Lies

With its first season based on the book by Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies is an Emmy-winning drama and suspense series. The show takes place in the city of Monterey, California, and follows a group of rich mothers with seemingly perfect lives, who suddenly see their secrets revealed.

  • Creation: David E. Kelley
  • Year: 2017
  • Episodes: 14 (2 seasons)
  • Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley

7. Euphoria

Already with a second season confirmed, euphoria earned Zendaya the 2021 Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series. The show stars a young woman recovering from drug addiction, who, back at school, befriends a newcomer in town. Along with friends and colleagues, they face the pains and challenges of an extremely troubled adolescence.

  • Creation: Sam Levinson
  • Year: 2019
  • Episodes: 10 (1 season)
  • Cast: Zendaya

8. Raised By Wolves

Original title from HBO Max, Raised By Wolves executive produced by Ridley Scott. The title follows in the footsteps of two androids, who after Earth’s destruction create a group of children on an exoplanet. Human survivors, however, seek to capture them, trying to prove that the droids themselves were the cause of the tragedy.

  • Creation: Aaron Guzikowski
  • Year: 2020
  • Episodes: 10 (1 season)
  • Cast: Amanda Collin and Abubakar Salim

9. The Flight Attendant

Thriller based on a book of the same name, The Flight Attendant it revolves around Cassie, an alcoholic flight attendant. While having a relationship with a man she met on a flight and sleeping in her hotel room during a stopover in Bangkok, she wakes up the next morning with him dead by her side and not remembering what happened.

  • Developer: Steve Yockey
  • Year: 2020
  • Episodes: 8 (1 season)
  • Cast: Kaley Cuoco

10. Mare of Easttown

HBO miniseries, Mare of Easttown follows a detective from upstate Philadelphia, who is also the local star for a basketball game she played in her youth. Immersed in a series of personal problems, she is faced with the murder of a teenage mother, which shocks the community and puts her on an investigation full of twists and turns.

  • Creation: Brad Ingelsby
  • Year: 2021
  • Episodes: 7 (1 season)
  • Cast: Kate Winslet

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