Streaming libraries expand and contract. Algorithms are imperfect. Those damn thumbnail images are always changing. But you know what you can always rely on? The expert opinions and knowledgeable commentary of The A.V. Club. That’s why we’re scouring both the menus of the most popular services and our own archives to bring you these guides to the best viewing options, broken down by streamer, medium, and genre. Want to know why we’re so keen on a particular movie? Click the movie title at the top of each slide for some in-depth coverage from The A.V. Club’s past.
The film selection on HBO Max—a streaming service you may already have and not even realize—is vast, so consider this list a work in progress. Be sure to check back often, because we’ll be adding more recommendations as films come and go.
This list was most recently updated on Sept. 28, 2020.