Even under the Warner Bros. regime Discovery, Max still has one of the best movie lineups thanks to its library of Warner Bros. titles. Extensive pictures. But even among successful blockbuster films, there are always underrated Max films that go unnoticed when released in theaters.
This month, we’re highlighting three underrated films on Max that you need to see in October. They include a cyberpunk revenge thriller, one of Liam Neeson’s best action films, and a dark dramatic turn from Denzel Washington that earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis Flight begins with a harrowing plane ride from hell that is only prevented from turning into a national tragedy by its pilot, Captain William “Whip” Whitaker (Equalizer 3 Denzel Washington). It’s a perfect tale of American heroism except for the fact that it’s a lie. While it is true that Whip saved the plane, he was drunk at the time and endangered all the passengers and crew due to his negligence.
Regardless, Whip is hailed as a hero after the incident, and his serious error of judgment is brushed aside. But Whip’s self-destructive tendencies won’t end there as he finds himself in a personal spiral he may not be able to escape.
Watch Flight on Max.
The Gray (2011)
The Grey is one of the rare occurrences afterTaken Liam Neeson action movie where he makes no effort to beat-Taken Taken. Instead of Neeson’s typical revenge thriller, the film features his character, John Ottway, contemplating suicide due to grief following the death of his wife. John and another co-worker board a plane from their oil facility, but they crash-land in the Alaskan wilderness, with little hope of rescue.
Worse yet, a pack of gray wolves begins stalking the survivors and preying on anyone they can corner alone. The oil company pays John to kill wolves as a sniper, but now John must use his special skills and fight the wolves at close range if the pack is to have any chance of survival.
Watch The Grey on Max.
Very few people have seen it Increase when it came out in theaters, so they didn’t realize it was basically cyberpunk John Wick. That’s not a bad thing at all, even if the film doesn’t have the highest production values. What it contains is a lot of great action and a thrilling tale of revenge. Logan Marshall-Green stars as Gray Trace, an auto mechanic whose life is shattered when he is paralyzed in a brutal attack that takes the life of his wife.
Like any amoral billionaire, Eron Keen (Harrison Gilbertson) takes the opportunity to test his new STEM implant on Gray to restore his mobility. To Grey’s surprise, STEM (Simon Maiden) has consciousness in Grey’s head. And STEM also has the ability to turn Gray into a deadly instrument that can take revenge with its own hands… but not without consequences.
Watch Increase on Max.