Don’t miss the 5 films leaving Max in January that you must watch right now

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Even though 2024 has only just begun, a number of other great films are already set to leave Max on January 31st. It’s an unavoidable streaming cycle, especially since most of these films are borrowed from other studios. There will be more titles in February to replace these films, but there’s no guarantee that the five films on our list will return to Max any time soon.

That’s why you should consider our picks when reading this list of the five leaving Max in January movies you should watch now. This month’s pick is full of action and comedy, and our first pick, Bird Manwent to some places that were very interesting in their own way.

Birdman (2014)

Michael Keaton is followed by a man in a bird costume in the Birdman scene.
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It’s a bit ironic Bird Man featuring Michael Keaton as a faded actor who can’t escape his previous superhero roles considering his return to Warner Bros. after this film to play Batman in Lightning and cancelled Batgirl film.

Riggan Thomson (Keaton) wants to move into a serious role, but Birdman (Benjamin Kanes) keeps getting in his way. Riggan actually sees his younger self dressed as Birdman following him around while trying to convince him to return to a blockbuster movie role. It’s a very meta film, and Keaton is at the top of his game here.

Watch Bird Man on Max.

Predator (1987)

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Predator.
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“Go to da Choppa!” Predator Haven’t used Max in a while, but his departure is imminent. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s rise to fame continued when he took on the role of Dutch Schaefer, leader of a group of mercenaries played by Bill Duke, Richard Chaves, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, and Shane Black.

After Dutch suspects that his CIA contact, Al Dillon (Carl Weathers), has misled the team about their mission, Dutch’s group is captured one by one by the Predator (Kevin Peter Hall), a seemingly unstoppable alien hunter. And perhaps for the first time in their lives, Dutch and his team aren’t hunters – they’re prey.

Watch Predator on Max.

Terminator (1984)

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator.
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Terminator is the second Arnold Schwarzenegger film to leave Max this month, and also his best. Director James Cameron hit it big when he cast Schwarzenegger as the Terminator T-800, an android from the future that can disguise itself as a human. The Terminator must kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) to prevent her from giving birth to his son, John Connor, the leader of humanity in its darkest hour against the machines that will eventually take over the world.

To save his mother, John has sent Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) to follow the Terminator back in time. Getting Sarah to trust him was hard enough for Kyle, but killing the Terminator was nearly impossible. It won’t stop coming, no matter what they do.

Watch Terminator on Max.

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

Rene Russo and Pierce Brosnan in The Thomas Crown Affair.
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Ex James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan headlines the remake Thomas Crown Affairs as the main character, a billionaire whose passion lies in stealing priceless works of art from museums. Insurance investigator Catherine Banning (Rene Russo) is wise to Crown’s game, but he plays it so well that she can’t help herself and begins to fall for him.

Despite Catherine’s feelings for him, Crown realizes that the walls are getting in the way. And the only way out is to return what he stole, without anyone realizing how he did it and why.

Watch Thomas Crown Affairs on Max.

Wayne’s World (1992)

Mike Myers and Dana Carvey in Wayne's World.
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If Blues Brothers the best Saturday Night Broadcast spin-off movie, then Wayne’s World almost a second. Mike Myers and Dana Carvey reprise their SNL roles as best friends Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar, hosts of their own cable access show. TV producer Benjamin Kane (Rob Lowe) realizes he can exploit it Wayne’s World to reach new audiences and purchase the rights to the show.

Although Wayne and Garth happily accept the money, their joy fades quickly when Benjamin tries to turn it into money for their sponsors. Benjamin also does his best to steal Cassandra Wong (Tia Carrere) from Wayne with the promise of a film career. And it may have taken Wayne and Garth a few tries to ensure that the film ended well for both of them.

Watch Wayne’s World on Max.

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