HBO Max is one of the newest streaming platforms on the block, and while it may be pricier than most of its competitors, it also offers some of the best and most unique content of them all.
And for movie fans, HBO Max is great because it features lots of great movie franchises. Monsters, horror, action, comedy, sci-fi, fantasy—you name it and it’s probably available.
Here are the best movie franchises you can stream on HBO Max right now. There’s enough to keep you binge-watching for weeks!
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16. Friday the 13th
Freddy Vs. Jason and the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th are both available on HBO Max. These two movies may not be the most beloved of the franchise, but if you’re a fan of the series, there’s enough here to enjoy.
The original Nightmare on Elm Street and the 2010 remake are available on HBO Max, as well as the second, fourth, and fifth installments of the franchise. That’s a long night’s worth of Freddy for you to enjoy with this amount of titles.
14. Bill and Ted
These movies are perfect if you need to turn your brain off and just laugh for a while. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey are both on HBO Max to remind us to be excellent to each other.
The first Scream brought something new to the table in the horror movie genre. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the following movies in the Scream franchise.
The first one still holds up and the other two, although mediocre, are certainly nowhere near the worst the genre has to offer. At least they didn’t try to get serious at any point—they maintained the satirical mood that lent to the original’s charm.
12. Austin Powers
The quality of the Austin Powers franchise may have dropped off with each movie, but they all have enough laughs to make them worth your time.
International Man of Mystery is a comedy classic, and if you haven’t seen it in a while, you’ll be surprised how well it holds up.
If you’re a Godzilla fan, then HBO Max has you covered. There are a total of 16 different Godzilla movies ranging the entire franchise available to stream on the platform! Its fun to see the evolution of this monster over multiple decades.
10. King Kong
The original King Kong, the 1933 sequel Son of Kong, the 1976 remake also named King Kong, and Kong: Skull Island should be enough for you to get your fill of giant ape monsters.
Kong: Skull Island is a great watch if you’re in the mood for an solid action blockbuster. Don’t overlook this one!
Get all the murderous space-clown frights your heart desires with the 2017 remake (and the sequel) of Stephen King’s IT. The first movie is better than Chapter Two, but both are worth the watch if horror movies are your thing.
The entire Jaws franchise is available to binge-watch on HBO Max. The first movie was the only one that was any good, but they’re all fun to watch if you get a kick out of impressively bad movies.
To give you an idea how far a franchise can fall, Jaws has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 98% while Jaws: The Revenge (the fourth and final movie) sits at 0%. Impressive, isn’t it?
7. The Mummy
Brendan Fraser and The Rock bring top-notch action with The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and The Scorpion King. The first of the trilogy is a solid movie, while the other two are good enough as excuses to keep making popcorn.
Take the red pill and see how far down the rabbit hole goes in The Matrix trilogy. The second two installments are a bit of a let down, but are still worth revisiting from time to time. The first Matrix movie is an undeniable classic of the sci-fi action genre.
5. Die Hard
The first three Die Hard movies are the best in the franchise and they’re all on HBO Max! John McClane might be really tough in these movies, but he’s not invincible with superhuman abilities (like how the later installments in the franchise portray him).
Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection, Alien vs. Predator, and Alien vs. Predator: Requiem should be enough to satisfy your thirst for murderous space monsters.
The first two movies in the Alien franchise are the only ones I would call good movies, but the others are worth watching—if only to highlight what made the first two so good.
If you were to watch these two Tolkien movie trilogies back to back, it would take 17.5 hours. Sounds like a worthy undertaking if you’re stuck in your house with nothing to do.
Although once you’ve seen the excellence of The Lord of the Rings, you may find it hard to muster much enthusiasm for The Hobbit. They really dropped the ball with those movies.
2. DC Universe
A huge number of DC animated and live-action movies are on HBO Max. If you plan to watch them all, set aside a good amount of time because it’s going to take you a while.
1. Blade Runner
Blade Runner: The Final Cut and Blade Runner 2049 are both on HBO Max. Do yourself a favor and watch the original first. 2049 will make a lot more sense with the context the original provides and remains my favorite out of the two. The sequel is excellent but the original is a one-of-a-kind film.