New month, new movies on HBO Max! April is showering us with a bounty of movies that are new to HBO Max. The depth and breadth of the film selection is one of the reasons why we’ve named it the best streaming service. With so many new titles, in addition to the best HBO Max movies that are already available, picking something to watch can involve what feels like endless scrolling. Decision paralysis is a real affliction. So, we’re here to help by taking April’s list of new HBO Max movies and plucking out the ones with superb Rotten Tomatoes scores. The reviews aggregator provides a numerical score that reflects the overall views of critics. We’ve narrowed down our picks to the movies with 90% ratings or higher, which is essentially an A grade.
Based on a Neil Gaiman novel, the inventive and fantastical stop-motion animation film Coraline perfectly captures the joys and horrors of being a kid. The titular protagonist is a little girl (voiced by Dakota Fanning) who is given a button-eyed ragdoll that guides her to a secret door. Through it lies an alternate world that mirrors her own. At first, Coraline is delighted by Other Mother and her parallel family, but when they try to keep her there, it will take bravery and pluck to return to her real home.