HBO Movie Night
Your Guide to the Best Movies Playing on HBO GO in December
There’s something about snuggling up in your apartment to watch a great story unfold before your eyes. As winter sets in, movie night can feel like the best way to spend the evening. If you subscribe to HBO, you have a plethora of exceptional movies at your fingertips. Regardless of what movies you like to watch, HBO has a versatile slate of films that is bound to bring you some holiday cheer. Here are our picks for the best movies to watch on HBO in December.
The Aviator (2004)
A masterful film from legendary director Martin Scorsese about the life and ascent of aviator Howard Hughes, The Aviator sounds off on all levels. The film is full of beautifully crafted sets, costumes, and camerawork that illuminate the grace of 1920s Hollywood. Watch out for visceral performances from Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett as Katherine Hepburn.
The Normal Heart (2014)
A stunning declaration of love and determination about the AIDS crisis in the mid 1980s, The Normal Heart is an original HBO film adapted from Larry Kramer’s legendary stage play. The film features powerhouse performances all around from Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts. There won’t be a dry eye in your loft apartment.
This modern classic is a haunting portrait of a love story as it moves across continents. Saoirse Ronan plays a young woman searching for the true meaning of home as she moves back and forth between Ireland and New York City.
A Serious Man (2009)
As poignant as it is hilarious, this film from Joel and Ethan Coen reveals a mixed-up world beneath the surface of suburban life in the mid-1960s. A professor’s life goes out the window when his wife unexpectedly asks him for a divorce.
Citizen Four (2014)
A gut-wrenching documentary from master director Laura Poitras, Citizen Four shows groundbreaking footage of Edward Snowden locked away in a hotel room in Hong Kong as he leaks confidential information from the NSA to the rest of the world.
Let the non-stop hilarity begin. One of the biggest comedic hits of 2015, Spy stars Melissa McCarthy in one of her juiciest roles yet. Forced to become a secret agent overnight, McCarthy has to face a world of evil spies with little more than some impeccable comic timing.
Going Clear (2015)
Another heart-stopping documentary, Going Clear investigates the troubled history of Scientology. This bizarre religion has sunk its claws into a number of high-profile celebrities. But getting out of the church is harder than it looks.
A never-better Sean Penn won the Oscar for his remarkable, soul-bearing performance as gay rights activist Harvey Milk. The film is a harrowing story of love and perseverance in 1970s San Francisco.
Michael Clayton (2007)
Corporate lawsuits can be messy. This dark stylish thriller paints a stark portrait of a class-action lawsuit. Cover-ups, assassinations, and conspiracy theories run amuck as a daring George Clooney tries to uncover the truth.
Mistress America (2015)
Heartwarming and perfectly upbeat, Mistress America follows two women as they turn NYC into their own private playground. Greta Gerwig is flawless as a 30-something trying to escape from the stresses of adulthood.
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