The Coen Brothers' slow-burn western film No Country for Old Men is quite a ride, and No Country's bleak ending makes it a current HBO essential.

Joker was one of the most controversial movies of 2019, and for odd reasons, as most people seemed to decide it had a certain viewpoint before even seeing the finished film.

Another beloved franchise makes the list of the best movies on HBO right now. For those that haven't witnessed The Matrix or any of its installments, the story follows that of Neo (Keanu Reeves).

The Lethal Weapon franchise has been nothing if not popular, and the first film is currently streaming on HBO. This buddy-cop action dramedy follows homicide detective Richard Murtaugh (Danny Glover).

Kick-Ass, starring Nicolas Cage, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Chloë Grace Moretz, is a must-see for anyone who enjoys superhero movies, and it's one of the best on HBO right now.

By far one of the most heartbreaking movies on HBO right now, Hotel Rwanda is a drama that recounts the horrors of the Rwandan genocide.

Girl, Interrupted is a psychological drama, which is based on Susanna Kaysen's memoir. The movie follows Susanna (Winona Ryder), who is put into a mental institution following a psychotic break.

The cult-classic movie Donnie Darko also makes the list of HBO's gold-standard movies right now. Richard Kelly's sci-fi psychological thriller follows teenager Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal).