HBOmax is here! Older movies for fans

HBOmax is here! Older movies for fans

HBOmax is available today, 27 May, in the USA. It’s a new streaming service which you can get as a stand-alone for $14.99 a month, or may be included with something you already have. In our case, we get it included as part of AT&T.

It is not available on Fire TV, which is how we watch pretty much all of our TV. I’m sure that will get worked out. I haven’t tested yet, but we may be able to watch it there through the browser.

While there are a lot (a lot!) of options there, and I like some of the newer things they are doing, I thought I’d focus this quick post on older movies. That’s honestly going to be one of the big draws for me…I can watch Casablanca any time! 😉

Before I list some, I’ll say that I like the interface: I always want an A-Z listing of titles, and they have that. I think I’ll make my arbitrary cut-off pre 1980 (40 years old seems old enough).

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The 39 Steps
  • The 400 Blows
  • 42nd Street
  • The 47 Ronin (both parts)
  • 8 1/2
  • Adam’s Rib
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Alien
  • An American in Paris
  • …And God Created Woman
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Ashes and Diamonds
  • Au Revoir Les Enfants
  • Autumn Sonata
  • Babette’s Feast
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Beauty and the Beast (Cocteau)
  • Belle de Jour
  • Ben-Hur (1959)
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Black Narcissus
  • Black Orpheus
  • Blithe Spirit
  • The Blob (1958)
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Breathless
  • Brief Encounter
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Brute Force (1947)
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Casablanca
  • Casino Royale (1967) (and 2006)
  • Cheyenne Autumn
  • Chimes at Midnight
  • Cimmaron
  • The Circus (1928)
  • Citizen Kane
  • City Lights
  • Cleo from 5 to 7
  • Cool Hand Look
  • Countdown (1968)
  • The Cranes are Flying
  • Cries and Whispers
  • Daisies (1966)
  • A Day in the Country
  • A Day’s Pleasure
  • Deliverance
  • Destroy All Monsters
  • Diabolique
  • Divorce, Italian Style
  • Don’t Look Back
  • The Earrings of Madame De…
  • East of Eden
  • Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
  • Elevator to the Gallows
  • The Emperor Jones
  • The Entertainer
  • Equinox
  • Eraserhead
  • Europe ’51
  • Exodus
  • Eyes Without a Face
  • F for Fake
  • Faces
  • Fantastic Planet
  • First Man into Space
  • Footlight Parade
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • The Four Feathers
  • Fox and His Friends
  • Freaks
  • The Front Page
  • Germany Year Zero
  • Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
  • Giant
  • Gimme Shelter
  • Godzilla (several of the early movies, and the latest, King of the Monsters)
  • Gold Diggers of 1933
  • Gold Diggers of 1935
  • The Gold Rush (1925 and 1942
  • Gone with the Wind
  • The Great Dictator
  • Great Expectations (1946 and 1974)
  • Hamlet (1948)
  • Hanzo the Razor (3 movies)
  • A Hard Day’s Night
  • Harold and Maude
  • Haxan
  • The Hidden Fortress
  • The Hobit (1977)
  • How the West Was Won
  • I Married a Witch
  • I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
  • I Shot Jesse James
  • The Idle Class
  • Ikiru
  • The Immigrant
  • Intermezzo
  • Ivan the Terrible
  • Jaws (and sequels)
  • Journey to Italy
  • Jules and Jim
  • Jungle Book (1942)
  • Keeper of the Flame
  • The Kid (1921)
  • Kill!
  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
  • A King in New York
  • King Kong (1933)
  • The King of Kings (1927)
  • Klute
  • Knife in the Water
  • Kwaidan
  • L’Amore
  • L’Avventura
  • La Notte
  • La Strada
  • The Lady in Red
  • Lady Snowblood
  • The Lady Vnishes
  • Last Tango in Paris
  • The Last Wave
  • Late Autumn
  • Late Spring
  • Le Samourai
  • Limelight
  • The Lodger (1927)
  • Lola Montes
  • Lone Wolf and Cub (several movies)
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  • Look Back in Anger
  • Lord of the Flies
  • Love in the Afternoon
  • M
  • Magnum Force
  • Major Barbara
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • The Man Wh Knew Too Much
  • The Manchurian Candidate (1962 and 2004)
  • The Marriage of Maria Braun
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Million Dollar Mermaid
  • Modern Times
  • Mon Oncle
  • Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday
  • Monsieur Verdoux
  • Monterey Pop
  • The Most Dangerous Game
  • Mr. Arkadin (1955)
  • Multiple Maniacs
  • My Brilliant Career
  • My Night at Maud’s
  • The Naked City
  • The Naked Kiss
  • Nanook of the North
  • Nice and Friendly
  • A Night in the Show
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • The Night Porter
  • North by Northwest
  • Now, Voyager
  • The Nun’s Story
  • Of Mice and Men (1939)
  • Oliver Twist
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Onibaba
  • Orpheus
  • Osaka Elegy
  • Othello (1952 – Orson Welles)
  • Pandora’s Box (1929)
  • Pat and Mike
  • A Patch of Blue
  • Pay Day (1922)
  • Pepe Le Moko
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
  • The Pilgrim
  • Piranha
  • Pride and Prejudice (1940)
  • The Private Life of Henry the VIII
  • Pygmalion (1938)
  • Quadrophenia
  • Rashomon
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • The Red Balloon
  • Red Desert
  • The Red Shoes
  • Rembrandt
  • The Return of Bulldog Drummond
  • The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Rhapsody in Blue
  • Richard III
  • The Rink
  • Rio Bravo
  • The Rise of Catherine the Great
  • The Rite
  • The River
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll High School
  • Romance on the High Seas
  • Rome, Open City
  • The Ruling Class
  • Sabotage
  • Safety Last!
  • Salesman
  • the Samurai Trilogy
  • Satan’s Brew
  • Sawdust and Tinsel
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Scenes from a Marriage
  • The Sea of Grass
  • Seance on a Wet Afternoon
  • The Searchers
  • Senso
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Seventh Seal
  • The Seventh Veil
  • Shadows (1959)
  • Shall We Dance
  • Shock Corridor
  • Shoot the Piano Player
  • The Shooting
  • The Shop on Main Street
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • The Singing Nun
  • Sisters
  • Solaris (1972)
  • Speedy (1928)
  • Stagecoach
  • A Star is Born (1937, 1954, 1976, 2018)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Stromboli
  • Summertime
  • A Taste of Honey
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
  • That Hamilton Woman
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
  • The Threepenny Opera
  • Throne of Blood
  • Through a Glass Darkly
  • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
  • The Tin Drum
  • Tokyo Story
  • Tom Jones
  • Tortilla Flat
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
  • Ugetsu
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Vampyr
  • Victim (1961)
  • Voyage of the Damned
  • The Wages of Fear
  • War and Peace
  • The War of the Gargantuas
  • Watership Down
  • Wattstax
  • Weekend
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Wild Strawberries
  • Wise Blood
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • A Woman of Paris
  • Woman of the Year
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Woodstock: The Director’s Cut
  • The X from Outer Space
  • Yojimbo
  • Young and Innocent
  • Z

Note that I may not have gotten them all, and they may change. This is also only a fraction of the content! They have a lot of post-1980 movies (Scanners!) & TV shows, too.

A few other notes:

  • I was given the option to download
  • There was a watchlist
  • It did show me what I had been watching
  • There were profiles

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