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HBO Movies Ranked by Rotten Tomatoes Score

HBO Movies Ranked by Rotten Tomatoes Score

published by Chand Bellur
May 21, 2016 at 3:18 p.m. PST

HBO offers almost 500 movies in their collection. Some are excellent, but many are not worth watching. This article presents the entire HBO movie collection ranked by Rotten Tomatoes Score.

HBO

HBO started broadcasting in 1972 with humble beginnings. The network is now the largest premium TV and online content provider. With 122 million subscribers worldwide, HBO even beats Netflix. In addition to hit television shows like Game of Thrones, HBO offers almost 500 movies.

Movies have always been a huge part of HBO. After all, the acronym stands for Home Box Office. Instead of going out to the movies, subscribers could enjoy films in the comfort of their own home. This was before VCRs and the consumer-facing Internet. Over time, HBO has grown its selection of movies. Some are excellent, critically acclaimed movies. Others just aren’t worth anyone’s time.

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On April 7 2015, HBO launched their HBO NOW service. They already offered streaming movies over the web and on mobile devices since the mid 2000s. These services eventually culminated in HBO GO. Unfortunately, HBO GO required a cable or satellite subscription for activation. HBO managed to break out of the TV industry collusion, offering all of their content to cord-cutters.

Being a cord-cutter myself, I signed up for HBO NOW the day it launched. I use it so often, I actually cancelled my other streaming video subscriptions. HBO NOW, is, by far, the best streaming video provider. It’s also the most expensive, at almost twice the cost of Netflix, Hulu and other providers. You get what you pay for. HBO NOW is well worth the price.

HBO NOW doesn’t offer any reviews and ratings for movies. Unlike Netflix, iTunes and other content providers, viewers have to guess which movies are worth watching. After watching a few really bad movies, I started checking titles against Rotten Tomatoes. It was a frustrating process. It made sense to develop a list of HBO movies ranked by Rotten Tomatoes scores.

You may be tempted to add everything over a certain score to your watchlist. Be advised, this may slow down access to your watchlist. I learned this the hard way. It’s best to add a few movies at a time. You can bookmark or like this page and come back for more.

Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes launched in 1998 as part of the emerging .com scene. The site aggregates reviews from critics and attributes a “Tomatometer” score. The Tomatometer ranges from 0% to 100%, with 100% being a great movie and 0% being horrible. Films rated from 75-100% are “certified fresh”. They’re reviewed by 40 or more critics and garner excellent reviews. The 60% to 74% range applies to “fresh” movies. They could either have less than 40 excellent critical reviews or more than 40 average reviews. Anything from 0-59% is considered rotten. Don’t bother watching these unless you enjoy bad movies. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan may enjoy the occasional bad movie.

Rotten Tomatoes already offers a list of HBO movies and their Tomatometer scores. The problem is that it is incomplete and out of date. They only list 286 HBO movies, which is a little more than half of the collection. Browsing over Rotten Tomatoes results, I quickly noticed movies that are no longer offered by HBO, in addition to the missing films.

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Managing a list of almost 500 movies is a daunting task. As a software engineer, I wanted to automate this task, but it’s more difficult than it seems. The biggest problem is that there are duplicate titles for a lot of movies. It takes a lot of clever logic to find the right movie. One could match these based on actors or date, but I found that this information is not always present. I could do it, but I didn’t want to spend 30 hours writing code for something that I could do manually in 10.

This was a time-consuming endeavor. HBO’s movie collection is constantly changing. It’s a moving target. In fact, by the time I finished assigning the Rotten Tomatoes scores, I noticed HBO had already added and removed some movies.

This list is the most complete and accurate one you will find on the web, but it’s not perfect. Please report any missing or incorrect information in the comments below. I will try to update this list as often as I can. Reporting updates and mistakes will help me do this.

Movies with No Score

At the very end of this list, you’ll notice movies that only have a “-” for their Tomatometer score. This means that it wasn’t reviewed yet or wasn’t in Rotten Tomatoes at all. These aren’t necessarily bad movies. Some aren’t movies at all, but are HBO “first looks”, shorts, and brief programs about what to watch on HBO in a particular month. A lot of HBO-produced movies don’t get reviewed, but they’re still excellent. I encourage you to go to the end of the list and explore these options. Continue on to the next page to view the list of HBO movies ranked by their Rotten Tomatoes score.

HBO Movies Ranked by Rotten Tomatoes Score

Movie TitleTomatometer Score
And the Band Played On100
The Grapes of Wrath100
Grey Gardens100
Hilda100
The Ladies’ Man100
Longford100
Sometimes a Great Notion100
South Central100
Temple Grandin100
101 Dalmations98
Mean Streets98
Say Anything…98
The Wrestler98
Mad Max: Fury Road97
Sweet Sixteen97
Appropriate Behavior96
The Fabulous Baker Boys96
The Insider96
The Iron Giant96
Missing96
The Pianist96
Behind the Candelabra95
Dirty Harry95
American Splendor94
The Great Santini94
Juno94
The Normal Heart94
Spy94
Sweet Dreams94
The Bourne Ultimatum93
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party92
Face/Off92
Gia92
The Laramie Project92
The Martian92
High Fidelity91
Coraline90
La isla minima90
Raising Arizona90
What’s Up, Doc?90
Calvary89
Bessie88
Gridlock’d88
La jaula de oro88
Scent of a Woman88
Shrek88
All the Way87
Jackie Brown87
Kung Fu Panda87
The Namesake87
Runaway Train87
Straight Outta Compton87
Citizen X86
Far From the Madding Crowd86
Get Shorty86
Slither86
The Special Relationship86
State and Main86
The Tuskegee Airmen86
Dead Poets Society85
The Secret Garden85
Trainwreck85
Breach84
Kissing Jessica Stein84
Rocket Science84
Dressed to Kill83
Nightingale83
Real Women Have Curves83
Tropic Thunder83
Barbershop82
Bronco Billy82
Love & Basketball82
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl82
Mistress America82
Scarface82
The Book of Life81
Friday Night Lights81
Furious 781
The NeverEnding Story81
One Hour Photo81
America Gangster80
Angel Rodriguez80
Black Sea80
Magic Mike80
Magnum Force80
Wit80
Antwone Fisher79
The Birdcage79
Confirmation79
The Theory of Everything79
The 25th Hour78
Bad Santa78
Charlotte’s Web78
Frantic78
Gentleman’s Agreement78
Harry Potter/Order of the Phoenix78
Project X78
Two Brothers78
Wall Street78
The Tailor of Panama77
Baby Boom76
Recount76
Sea of Love76
A Beautiful Mind75
Black Mass75
Everyday People75
Happy Feet75
Igby Goes Down75
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie75
Sweet Liberty75
Finding Forrester74
Ghost74
Inherent Vice74
Cry-Baby73
Everest73
Frailty73
Jet Li’s Fearless73
Joy Ride73
Remember the Titans73
Ricochet73
The Score73
Snatch73
Suffragette73
Youth73
Jurassic World72
Naked Lunch71
28 Weeks Later70
Ocean’s Thirteen70
Tron70
Keeping the Faith69
The Muppet Christmas Carol69
Nighthawks69
Soapdish69
Barbershop 2: Back in Business68
Snakes on a Plane68
Trespass68
Ali67
Lucy67
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.67
Dumb & Dumber66
Ladron que roba a ladron66
Pitch Perfect 266
Game Change65
The Maze Runner65
A Walk Among the Tombstones65
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa64
Zero Effect64
The Brothers63
Magic Mike XXL63
Saving Grace63
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel63
Shakedown63
White Fang63
The Intern62
Joshua62
MI-562
The Salton Sea62
American Pie61
Blood and Wine61
The Hitcher61
Independence Day61
Maps to the Stars61
Prelude to a Kiss61
Unfriended61
Cloak & Dagger60
Running Scared60
Wimbledon60
Flash of Genius59
Dark Blue58
The Luzhin Defence58
Volunteers58
The Astronaut Farmer57
Gus Van Sant’s Last Days57
Like Mike57
Pu-23957
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas56
Deep Blue Sea56
The Notorious Bettie Page56
Paper Towns56
Sudden Impact56
Alpha Dog55
Bernard and Doris55
Home Alone55
A Perfect Murder55
The Dream Team54
The Good Shepherd54
Spaceballs54
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny54
The Transporter54
How the Grinch Stole Christmas53
I Origins53
The Last Mimzy53
American Pie 252
Clear History52
The Last Castle52
Sudden Death52
Bee Movie51
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later51
Ella Enchanted50
Endgame50
Forget Paris50
Hearts in Atlantis50
Hemingway & Gellhorn50
The Man With One Read Shoe50
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Movie50
Taking Chance50
Trouble With the Curve50
Before the Rains49
The Corruptor49
Disney’s The Kid49
Riding in Cars With Boys49
San Andreas49
We Are Marshall49
Eight Legged Freaks48
Freeheld48
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials48
Night at the Museum: Secret of/Tomb48
The Ruins48
Stargate48
The Banger Sisters47
The Manhattan Project47
Phil Spector47
The Babe46
Ted 246
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion45
Casper44
Connie and Carla44
The Jacket44
A Little Chaos44
National Treasure44
Simon Birch44
True Story44
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight43
Big Fat Liar42
No Reservations42
27 Dresses41
Beerfest41
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything41
Frequently Asked Questions/Time Travel40
The Great Outdoors40
The Perfect Weapon40
Road House40
Same Time, Next Year40
Shrek the Third40
We Are Your Friends40
Feast of Love39
The Brothers Grimm38
The Nativity Story38
Beauty Shop37
Bicentennial Man37
Fantastic Four: Rise of/Silver Surfer37
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium37
As You Like It36
Brewster’s Millions36
Street Kings36
Drop Zone35
Max35
Our Brand is Crisis35
Racing Stripes35
Super Troopers35
Blackhat34
Suicide Kings34
Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead33
Entourage33
Other People’s Money33
Switch33
All the Pretty Horses32
The Black Dahlia32
Eulogy32
The Uninvited32
Windtalkers32
Unaccompanied Minors31
Everybody’s All-American30
The Longest Ride30
Lost River30
Annabelle29
The Cup29
The Divergent Series: Insurgent29
Dumb & Dumber To29
Kiss the Girls29
Not Another Teen Movie29
Shrink29
The Time Machine29
Tio Papi29
Alvin and the Chipmunks27
Lost in Space27
Love Potion No. 927
Pan27
As Above/So Below26
Bait26
Eagle Eye26
Hoot26
Jupiter Ascending26
Kull the Conqueror26
Vacation26
Fathers’ Day25
Reindeer Games25
Fierce People24
Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience24
RocketMan24
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo23
Evan Almighty23
Van Helsing23
Dracula Untold22
Memoirs of an Invisible Man22
Taking Lives22
Baby’s Day Out21
Honey21
Inspector Gadget21
Autumn in New York20
The Crew20
La mujer de mi hermano20
Life With Mikey20
Next Friday20
Thunderstruck20
Clean Slate19
Fly Me to the Moon19
The Invasion19
National Lampoon’s Van Wilder19
Thunderbirds19
Camp Nowhere18
I Think I Love My Wife18
Jem and the Holograms18
Princess Kaiulani18
Saving Silverman18
Ernest Scared Stupid17
Georgia Rule17
Into the Blue 2: The Reef17
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie17
Wild Wild West17
The Astronaut’s Wife16
Cursed16
Jumper16
Money Talks16
The Gallows15
Her Alibi15
Deception14
Mafia!14
The Seeker: The Dark is Rising14
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London13
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen13
Double Take13
The Haunted Mansion13
Club Paradise11
Kung Pow! Enter the Fist11
Millennium11
Play it to the Bone11
The Boy Next Door10
Soldier10
Strictly Business10
Circus9
Fantastic Four9
Mom and Dad Save the World9
My Life in Ruins9
Summer Catch8
The Forsaken7
Ouija7
Problem Child 27
Shutter7
Godsend4
Happily N’Ever After4
Problem Child4
Vice4
Bless the Child3
McHale’s Navy3
Meet the Spartans2
Cabin Fever0
Head Office0
Killing Me Softly0
The Leisure Class0
Only the Strong0
Wagons East!0
102 Dalmations
Absolutely Fabulous: HBO First Look
According to Spencer
Alice Telefilm Part 1
Alice Telefilm Part 2
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself
Bikini: una historia real
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Capturing Mary
Carmina y amen
Cast a Deadly Spell
Catacombs
Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie
Cinema Verite
Classical Baby: The Poetry Show
Conspiracy
Cronica del fin del mundo
D.C. Cab
Dark Floors
Daybreak
Dead Silence
Dirty War
Dr. Dolittle 2
Einstein and Eddington
El Adios
El Diablo
El Vientre (The Womb)
El amor me queda grande
El beso (The Kiss)
El elefante desaparecido
Elizabeth I (Part 1)
Elizabeth I (Part 2)
Empire Falls (Part 1)
Empire Falls (Part 2)
The Enemy Within
Fellow Traveller
The Fever
Francisco, recen por mi
Frankie and Johnny
The Gathering Storm
The Girl
Goodnight Moon & Other Tales
Grilled
HBO Access 01: The Walk
HBO Access 02: Emergency Contact
HBO Access 03: Progress
HBO Access 04: The Last Song
Happily N’Ever 2
House of Saddam – Part I
House of Saddam – Part II
House of Saddam – Part III
House of Saddam – Part IV
I Have Tourette’s…
Iceman
In Pursuit of Honor
Indictment: The McMartin Trial
Into the Storm
Jason Bourne: HBO First Look
Joe’s Palace
Juan in a Million
La Vida Inesperada
La pantalla desnuda
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
The Last Outlaw
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells
The Late Shift
Legally Blondes
The Leopards Take Manhattan
Les ovejas no pierden el tren
Life Support
Like Mike 2: Streetball
Looking: The Movie
Mandrake Telefilm: Part 1
Mandrake Telefilm: Part 2
Mary and Martha
Mateo
Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth
The Misfits Club
Miss Evers’ Boys
Muerte en Buenos Aires
The Music in Me: A Family Special
The Music in Me: Children’s Recitals
My Zinc Bed
No Man’s Land
No robaras (Thou Shall Not Steal)
A Number
Odd Jobs
Out on a Limb
Pancho, el perro millonario
Path to War
Pen Pals
The Pentagon Wars
Pinochet’s Last Stand
Primero de Enero
Primo
Problem Child 3: Junior in Love
Quedate
Ramona
Refugiado
A Ritmo de Fe (Rhythm of Faith)
The Secret of the Magic Gourd
The Seduction of Joe Tynan
Sin hijos
The Sissy Duckling
Someone Had to Be Benny
Something the Lord Made
Sometimes in April
Stargate: Continuum
Stargate: The Ark of Truth
Strip Search
Stuart: A Life Backwards
The Sunset Limited
Too Big to Fail
Tsunami, The Aftermath Part 1
Tsunami, The Aftermath Part 2
Tyson
Unhitched
Vendetta
Walkout
Warm Springs
Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000
What to Watch: August 2016
When Trumpets Fade
Whitewash
Witness Protection
Yesterday
You Don’t Know Jack
Zoot Suit

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