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Watch These New Titles on HBO Go This July

Jul 14, 2022
by Janice Roman

4 min read

AB_Watch These New Titles on HBO Go This July

HBO has always been a leader in home entertainment. Ever since the ’70s, when cable TV was king, the network has always been one of the biggest and most popular entertainment channels in the world.

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Today, HBO continues to bring quality entertainment at home as a major player in the streaming industry. HBO Go now brings the box-office experience it gave cable subscribers back in the earlier decades with more control over what they wish to watch. With more and more titles being added to HBO Go’s library, there’s no such thing as slow weekends!

Check out what’s new on HBO Go this July!

If you’re looking for nostalgia…

Watch: Back to the Future

Back To The Future

From IMDb Official Website

Acclaimed director Robert Zemeckis’ masterpiece is one of the most lovable science fiction films of all time. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels back in time to escape pursuing terrorists to prevent the death of his friend Dr. Emmett Lathrop Brown. While he’s at it, he meets teenage versions of his Kafka-esque parents, whom he would later help to become more confident as adults in the present time. The film is so popular it spawned two sequels, and all three installments of the series are now on HBO Go. Stream the movie here!

If you’re looking for action…

Watch: Battleship


From IMDb Official Website

Battleship is a 2012 film based on the popular board game of the same name. It tells the story of a multinational RIMPAC fleet engaged in battle with a fleet of technologically superior alien naval crafts. Think Pearl Harbor, except the US and Japan are friends working against a common, more powerful enemy. Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgård, and pop star Rihanna. This movie is directed by Peter Berg. Stream the movie here!

If you’re looking for a good laugh…

Watch: Game Night

Game Night

From IMDb Official Website

When a supposedly harmless prank goes horribly wrong, a group of friends finds themselves trying to survive the most unforgettable game night of their lives. When Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) hold one of their game nights for their friends, Max’s brother Brooks (Kyle Chandler) takes a turn hosting game night in his house. Max hires a company that offers an inventive and interactive mystery game experience involving actors posing as criminals. However, things go south when actual thugs show up and kidnap Brooks. Max, Annie, and their friends think it was part of the game, only to realize later that Brooks’ kidnapping was real.

If you’re looking for a tearjerker…

Watch: The Pursuit of Happyness

Pursuit of Happyness

From IMDb Official Website

Real-life father and son Will and Jaden Smith star in this inspiring biopic directed by Gabriele Muccino, based on real accounts of millionaire stockbroker Chris Gardner. Gardner and his son struggled with homelessness while the former worked as a trainee for investment bank Bear Stearns. Smith’s portrayal of Gardner hits right through the bones as the film takes audiences into the daily struggles that homeless people must endure.

If you’re looking for superheroes…

Watch: Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

From IMDb Official Website

One of DC Extended Universe’s best entries, Wonder Woman directed by Patty Jenkins stars Gal Gadot as the alien-smashing god-like Amazonian Diana Prince, better known as Wonder Woman. After Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), a mortal man, crash lands his plane on the magically isolated island of the Amazon, Diana volunteers to accompany Steve back to his country and establish contact with the human world.

If you’re looking for epic…

Watch: Gladiator


From IMDb Official Website

“Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife, and I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.” These words are immortalized thanks to Russell Crowe’s exceptional portrayal of Maximus Decimus Meridius. Once the commander of a Roman Legion, Maximus was betrayed and sold to slavery by the emperor’s insecure and jealous son Commodus Aurelius. When Maximus becomes intensely popular as a gladiator, Commodus finds his position threatened once more and plots to finish the latter once and for all. Directed by acclaimed director Ridley Scott, Gladiator also stars Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, and Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus.

If you’re looking for quirky…

Watch: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

From IMDb Official Website

Directed by Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a fantasy action-comedy based on a graphic novel of the same name. Scott Pilgrim is an average joe who fell in love with manic pixie dream girl Ramona Flowers. Ramona seems to return the affection; however, she reveals to Scott that she has unresolved issues with her ex-lovers, whom she dubbed her “7 Evil Exes.” And if Scott and Ramona are to date, the former will have to defeat the seven exes, as in literally defeat with superpowers and all. Starring Michael Cera as Scott, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona, Chris Evans as Evil Ex number 2 Lucas Lee, Brandon Routh as Todd Ingram, and Brie Larson as Envy Adams.

If you’re looking for a thriller…

Watch: The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October

From IMDb Official Website

Before there was the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there was the Ryanverse. A series of films based on acclaimed Tom Clancy novels about a CIA agent named Jack Ryan. The Hunt for Red October is the first-ever novel featuring Jack Ryan to be adapted on the big screen. The film is about an American submarine hunting down a rogue Soviet nuclear submarine, the eponymous Red October, which threatens to launch ballistic missiles at the US. This movie was directed by John McTiernan and starred Sean Connery, Sam Neill, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones, and Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan.



Janice Roman

Janice is the main writer for Next Upgrade’s Wellness, Pop Culture, Entertainment sections. As a media and communication studies scholar, writer, and researcher, Janice writes about a hybrid of topics from academic to lifestyle journalism. She is a pleasure reader of Nick Joaquin’s books and pride literature.

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