10 must-see movies Star Wars fans can stream on HBO Max right now

Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049 (2017). Photo by Stephen Vaughan - © 2017 Alcon Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049 (2017). Photo by Stephen Vaughan - © 2017 Alcon Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /
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With The Mandalorian having concluded the second season, The Book of Boba Fett still months away, and the next Star Wars movie still years down the line, what is a media-hungry Star Wars fan supposed to do?

Fortunately, there’s no shortage of great movies to enjoy across the internet’s many streaming services. It can be overwhelming trying to decide what to watch next with so much to choose from, but some movies stand out from the pack.

While nothing is quite the same as Star Wars, there are certain movies that can provide the same kinds of fantastical journey and captivating sci-fi moments that Star Wars fans all know and love. On top of that, many of the biggest names in Star Wars have got some other classics you can enjoy right now on HBO Max.

The following 10 options are presented in alphabetical order, as they all stand on their own merits. Some include the same actors or actresses you know from Star Wars, while others simply capture some of that same elusive sci-fi fantasy magic that we can never get enough of.

If you’re a Star Wars fan, here are 10 must-see movies you can stream on HBO Max right now

1. Batman Begins (2005)

If you’ve never gotten the opportunity to experience Christopher Nolan’s first dip into the Batman universe from 2005, it’s probably the first thing you need to go watch on HBO Max when you’re done reading this. While we’d seen Batman many times before, and even seen a bit of darkness with Tim Burton’s attempt at the character, audiences had never quite seen a superhero film like Batman Begins when it released in the summer of 2005.

Batman Begins brought a grit and reality to superhero films that was truly refreshing, and the way it delved into the origin story of the iconic titular character was like nothing live-action superhero cinema had seen before. On top of the excellent writing and creative direction throughout. Batman Begins brought an all-star cast with Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Nesson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, and Morgan Freeman.

It’s Liam Neeson that ties this film to Star Wars, as many may recognize him as Qui-Gon Jinn from Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Neeson tackles a fascinating character who will be left unnamed here, and if you genuinely don’t know who he plays, go watch Batman Begins to experience the natural reveal before anyone spoils it for you.