Best Movies to Watch on Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Max (HBO) Latest 2023 Guide

Home Entertainment Update 2023 – 2024IMDB Highest Rated

“It doesn’t do to dwell on dreams and forget to live – Albus Dumbledore!”

This year’s summer turned out to be a blockbuster season jam-packed, with Barbie and Oppenheimer taking the lead. But there are still many fantastic options for a movie night at home if you don’t feel like going to the theater.

Alohomora, unlock the big screen! Here are the best movies to watch in 2023 – 2024 (IMDB Highest Rated)

We will provide you with a ton of fantastic options for uncountable movie nights, with a lot of virtually brand-new films and oldies—arriving on the big streaming platforms in August.

This blog will update you with the list of trending and highly rated movies available to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Prime, and Max (HBO).

Extend your subscription, film buffs! 

And get ready to join your favorite journey of entertainment from the genre of comedy to horror and thriller to emotional, in fact, much more than you expect. Here is the list of movies for you to explore.

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The Monkey King (2023)

The Monkey King
  • Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Family, Comedy
  • Stars: Jimmy O. Yang, Bowen Yang, Jolie Hoang-Rappaport
  • Directed by: Anthony Stacchi

“Story of our Wukong, the monkey king”

The Monkey King, based on the famous Chinese story, trades on folklore for an exciting adventure comedy that follows the child Lin (Jolie Hoang-Rappaport) and the Monkey King (Jimmy O. Yang) on a quest for immortality. Demons, dragons, gods, and Monkey’s ego must all be defeated along the road.

Are you excited to explore this adventurous, amazing family movie?

The Pope’s Exorcist

The Pope
  • Genre:  Horror, Thriller
  • Stars: Russell Crowe, Daniel Zovatto, Alex Essoe
  • Directed by:  Julius Avery

“Your mother’s in here, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I’ll see that she gets it” – Damien Karras  

The Pope’s Exorcist, starring Russell Crowe (Kraven), is based on Father Gabriele Amorth’s files as the Chief Exorcist of the Vatican and follows Amorth on one of his most horrifying cases ever. Amorth discovers a centuries-old plot that the Vatican has been trying to cover up while looking into a young boy’s possessions.

Fasten your seat belts for this combination of terror and horror ride!

Heart of Stone

Heart of Stone
  • Genre: Thriller, Action
  • Stars: Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan, Alia Bhatt
  • Directed by:  Tom Harper

“Parker: Do you know how to play? Rachel: I was on the chess team”

“If You Need To End A War, You Call Wonder Woman.” We all are familiar with the amazing wonder woman, a.k.a Gal Gadot. In this Netflix Original, Gal Gadot plays Rachel Stone, an intelligence agent who stands between her international peacekeeping organization, Charter, and the loss of its most important asset. Stone must watch out that Keya Dhawan, played by Alia Bhatt – a rogue agent- doesn’t use the important technology she stole to cause irreparable harm to the world.

Be prepared to witness the season of war!

The Fast and Furious (2001)

The Fast and Furious
  • Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
  • Stars: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez
  • Directed by: Rob Cohen

“I live my life a quarter mile at a time”. 

Although it’s likely that you’ve had enough of the Fast and Furious series, Netflix has you covered if you’re a latecomer. Starting with The Fast and the Furious from 2001, the first six Fast movies are available for streaming. Undercover officer Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) infiltrates Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) iconoclastic street racing and car-hijacking group in the action-packed original.

Speed up the heartbeat and relive the feeling of fast and furious!

Big Eyes (2014)

Big Eyes
  • Genre Drama
  • Stars Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston
  • Directed by Tim Burton

“The eyes are the windows to the soul”

The story of artist Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who finds enormous popularity and fortune in the late 1950s and early 1960s through his enigmatic images of waifs with saucer eyes, is told in Tim Burton’s art drama. However, no one is aware that Margaret (Amy Adams), his wife, is actually doing the task. Margaret is outraged and upset by Walter’s lies, but she is too weak to resist his oppressive control. However, as the lie gets out of hand and Margaret finds her voice, she gains the courage to break their turbulent relationship and speak out in support of her profession.

Unleash the storm of emotions with dramatic twists and turns!

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God’s Country (2022)

God's Country
  • Genre Mystery, Thriller, Western, Drama
  • Stars Thandiwe Newton, Jeremy Bobb, Jefferson White
  • Directed by Julian Higgins

“A college professor in the remote mountains confronts hunters, leading to a catastrophic battle of wills”

In God’s Country, Thandiwe Newton plays Sandra, a tired college professor. She’s been trying to make her recently departed mother happy for years but can’t get past the tragedy. She also has trouble navigating the power and politics of her institution. She finally loses patience and self-control when two hunters trespass on her property, which drives her wrath to the breaking point.

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Only Lovers Left Alive
  • Genre Drama, Romance
  • Stars Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska
  • Directed by Jim Jarmusch

“Eve: I’m sure she’ll be very famous. Adam: God, I hope not. She’s way too good for that”.

Only Lovers Left Alive is a terrific illustration of how Hulu has evolved into something of a home for arthouse films. Adam and Eve are two educated intellectuals who have been lovers for millennia, and they are the subjects of Jim Jarmusch’s gritty love story, starring Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Tilda Swinton as Eve. They’re vampires, so that explains it.

To Catch a Killer (2023)

To Catch a Killer
  • Genre Crime, Thriller, Mystery
  • Stars Shailene Woodley, Ben Mendelsohn, Jovan Adepo
  • Directed by Damián Szifron

“Eleanor: How long have you been married? Lammark: Ever since we were allowed”.

In this suspenseful 2023 thriller, rookie police officer Eleanor (Shailene Woodley) is enlisted by an FBI agent (Secret Invasion’s Ben Mendelsohn) to assist in stopping a sniper from shooting unwitting Boston residents. In order to stop an unpredictable serial killer from taking another victim, Eleanor must overcome both personal and professional challenges while battling her own inner demons.

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Red, White & Royal Blue (2023)

Red, White & Royal Blue
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
  • Stars: Taylor Zakhar Perez, Nicholas Galitzine, Uma Thurman
  • Directed by: Matthew López

“Ellen Claremont: [after her son comes out to her] We’re gonna need some pizza.”

The president’s son Alex (Taylor Zakhar Perez) and Britain’s Prince Henry (Nicholas Galitzine) fight at the beginning of this political comedy. The incident turned into tabloid fodder, and their well-known, protracted animosity is now souring relations between the United States and the United Kingdom. Their frigid friendship quickly starts to blossom into something neither imagined nor imagined as they are pushed into a manufactured truce.

Cocaine Bear (2023)

Cocaine Bear
  • Genre Thriller, Comedy, Crime
  • Stars Keri Russell, Brooklynn Prince, Christian Convery
  • Directed by Elizabeth Banks

“I’ve always wanted to see a bear in real life.” 

This fantasy dramatization of the story goes to absurd lengths, loosely based on a 1985 news report of a drug runner’s plane accident, spilled cocaine, and a black bear who ingested it. Cops, criminals, tourists, and teenagers all congregate in a Georgia forest where cocaine and the Cocaine Bear are on the loose. As the bear continues to kill people and rave for more drugs, they become intertwined with one another.

Of an Age (2023)

Of an Age
  • Genre Drama, Romance
  • Stars Elias Anton, Thom Green, Hattie Hook
  • Directed by Goran Stolevski

“All we have is now”.

Of an Age, a 2023 release that didn’t receive the attention it deserved, tells a new kind of coming-of-age tale. Ballroom dancer Kol (Elias Anton), 17, is Serbian-Australian and meets a friend’s elder brother in the summer of 1999. An unexpected, passionate 24-hour romance that forever alters both of their lives occurs next.

Knock at the Cabin (2023)

Knock at the Cabin

●      Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
●      Stars: Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge
●      Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

“Save your family or save humanity. Make the choice”.

After the failure of Old, M. Night Shyamalan makes a modest comeback to the thriller genre with Knock at the Cabin. Four armed individuals kidnap a young girl and her two fathers while they are on vacation at a rural lodge. However, it seems as though the strangers are on a good cause. The family is in the midst of an apocalyptic crisis, and the strangers demand that they make an impossible decision in order to stop the end of the world. What’s real and what isn’t is up to the family to determine.

Till (2022)

  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Stars: Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison
  • Directed by: Chinonye Chukwu

“The universe is so much bigger than you realize.”

The brutal lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till was a significant catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement, but the tragedy extends far beyond protests and sit-ins. The film Till chronicles the tale of Mamie Till Mobley’s (Danielle Deadwyler) tenacious quest for justice. Till transforms into a passionate crusader for justice via her touching journey, harnessing her grief to take it into action.

Disney+ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)

Disney+ Guardians
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Action
  • Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista
  • Directed by: James Gunn

“Ain’t No Thing Like Me, Except Me”.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, one of the most critically lauded films in the post-Stark Marvel Cinematic Universe, finds a grieving Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) trying to gather his band to continue defending the universe while settling into a comfortable existence on Knowhere. The crew is forced to undertake a mission that, if they fail, could result in the annihilation of the Guardians themselves as Rocket’s (Bradley Cooper) history resurfaces to haunt him.

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Avatar (2009)

  • Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
  • Stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Stephen Lang
  • Directed by James Cameron

“Our great mother Eywa doesn’t take sides; she protects us” 

The original Avatar is available on Max if you can’t watch Avatar: The Way of Water on Disney+. In 22nd-century humanity’s colonization of Pandora, a distant moon where the alien society is thought to be more rudimentary, James Cameron’s huge blockbuster—still the highest-grossing movie of all time—shows that humanity has already established itself. Aside from that, Pandora is the location of precious natural resources that civilization is willing to extract at all costs. Avatar enables users to transfer their minds into bodies that resemble Pandora’s native Na’Vi in order to connect with the locals.

Sam Worthington’s (Sam Worthington’s) paraplegic Marine, Jake Sully, adjusts to the experimental program quickly and is soon sent to infiltrate the Na’Vi.

Must watch to feel the mixture of emotions and Sci-Fi suspense!

Annie Hall (1977)

Annie Hall
  • Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Stars Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts
  • Directed by Woody Allen

“You’re what Grammy Hall would call a real Jew – Annie Hall”

One of the best comedies ever made, Annie Hall stars Woody Allen as a fictionalized version of himself who falls madly in love with Diane Keaton’s portrayal of the small-town wannabe singer Annie Hall (who is played by Woody Allen). The plot of their romance is rife with sentimental clichés, yet despite things progressing, Alvy Singer (Allen) struggles to overcome his own obstacles. As Annie’s self-assurance rises, Alvy’s decreases.

Laugh out loud with this comedy genre & romance!

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Genre Horror
  • Stars John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp
  • Directed by Wes Craven

“I dreamed about this guy in a dirty red and green sweater” – Nancy Thompson.

Feeling LIKE WATCHING spooky? The complete A Nightmare on Elm Street series is now accessible on Max, so fasten your seatbelts. The original, a horror classic, introduces Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a horribly burned corpse who wears a glove made of knives and haunts children’s dreams. Heather Langenkamp’s character, Nancy Thompson, struggles to figure out who Krueger is and how to entice him back into the real world so that he may be eliminated once and for all. At the same time, he terrorizes her and murders each of her pals one by one while they are asleep.

Watch the fascinating horror suspense with Nancy Thompson’s courage!   

Shirley (2020)

  • Genre Drama, Thriller
  • Stars Elisabeth Moss, Odessa Young, Michael Stuhlbarg
  • Directed by Josephine Decker

“Shirley Jackson: [to Rose] Let’s pray for a boy. The world is too cruel to girls”

Shirley Jackson, a famed author of horror fiction, is portrayed by Elisabeth Moss as she prepares to create her masterpiece, The Lottery. Shirley is taken aback when her professor husband (Michael Stuhlbarg) asks a young professor and his wife (Logan Lerman, Odessa Young) to live with them while the professor adjusts to his new job because Jackson is notoriously routine-oriented and a little agoraphobic. The younger pair are innocent and wide-eyed by the excitement of their courtship, while the elder couple is already in a ruthless, philandering relationship. They make the ideal toys for Shirley Jackson and Stanley Hyman.

Evil Dead Rise

Evil Dead Rise
  • Genre Thriller, Horror
  • Stars Lily Sullivan, Alyssa Sutherland, Morgan Davies
  • Directed by Lee Cronin

“Teresa: You could have taken my head off”.

A reunion between estranged sisters (Lily Sullivan and Alyssa Sutherland) is interrupted in Evil Dead Rise as an earthquake causes a hidden chamber under their apartment to be shaken loose. They discover one of the Naturom Demonto’s three volumes there, and soon after, demons that possess flesh assault their house. The living and the dead begin a basic struggle for survival.

Peacock Asteroid City (2023)

Peacock Asteroid City
  • Genre Comedy, Drama
  • Stars Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks
  • Directed by Wes Anderson

“An American empirical picture”

In a fictional 1955 American desert town, Wes Anderson’s newest metropolis serves as a metaphor for sorrow. The annual Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention is one of the most thrilling events of the year. Still, it is soon overshadowed by a momentous development: the discovery of extraterrestrial life. Or is it?

Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Bryan Cranston, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, and Liev Schreiber are among the many Hollywood luminaries who appear in Asteroid City, like in most Anderson films.

The Northman (2022)

The Northman
  • Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Stars Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang
  • Directed by Robert Eggers

“Hate is all I have ever known. But I wish I could be free of it”

A story of Viking retribution by Robert Eggers, Alexander Skarsgard plays Prince Amleth in The Northman, a character who saw his scheming uncle brutally murder his father and abduct his mother. Twenty years later, Amleth has managed to stay alive by joining a band of Viking plunderers, but thanks to the ghost of his buddy Heimir the Fool (Willem Dafoe), Amleth discovers the way home to exact revenge on his father.

Concluding Lines

In this year’s cinematic extravaganza, streaming platforms have unlocked many movie treasures. The summer vibe continues at home, from thrilling adventures to gripping horrors like this. Tune in for diverse genres and timeless classics. Hope this detailed writing piece might help you spend your year watching the best films of all time. If you want us to cover some more related topics, comment and stay connected. Happy Watching!

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