(Stay At Home) Box Office

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On April 6, HBO  released almost 500 hours of shows, movies, and documentaries available to stream for free as apart of the #StayHomeBoxOffice. This service will be available for a limited time; it was released as a way to give those bored during quarantine another source of media as well as a way to introduce more people to HBO since they will be launching a new addition to their streaming service, HBO Max, in May. Unfortunately, many of HBO’s most popular shows, such as Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, Euphoria, and Westworld will not be available for free streaming. However, there are still many shows and movies that are worth your while to binge while quarantined. Though within the 500 hours of the free shows and movies offered by HBO, not all of them are worth your time, so here are my picks on what is most worthwhile to watch.

Smallfoot:

Smallfoot is an animation about a yeti, Migo, who discovers human life and when he tells his friends and family, they don’t believe him, and as a result, he is outcasted from his village. Migo embarks on a mission to find a human and bring him back to his home to prove he was right after all. Smallfoot is a great light-hearted movie to watch with your family. Many amazing actors are featured in Smallfoot, such as Zendaya, Channing Tatum, Danny Devito, LeBron James, and many more. Out of all the free content on HBO that is geared towards a younger audience this is one of the better ones; it has a unique storyline and cute animation for all ages.

 

 

 

 

McMillion$:

McMillion$ is a true-crime documentary miniseries exposing the scam that was the Mcdonalds monopoly game promotion. The series features the FBI agents responsible for investigating the fraudulence involved with the contest. McMillion$ was produced by Mark Walhberg and written and directed by James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte. McMillion$ is a great true-crime series and I would suggest you watch if you liked the Netflix Original series, Tiger King.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veep:

Veep is a political satire comedy with 7 seasons, making it a perfect show to binge. The show is based around Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President, who aims to create lasting change in government, but she and her team get bogged down by the unexpected. As Meyers moved up from senator to VP she is shocked at the reality of what her new job actually entails. Veep stars many acclaimed actors such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyers, Anna Chlumsky as Meyer’s Chief of Staff, Tony Hale as Meyer’s aid, and many more. This series is a great comedy that is very bingable because of its witty plot and well done satirical elements. If you are a fan of Parks and Recreation or The Thick of It then Veep is a perfect show for you.

The full list of shows HBO offers for free streaming are:

  • The Sopranos
  • The Wires
  • Big Little Lies
  • Veep
  • Succession
  • True Blood
  • Barry
  • Ballers
  • Silicon Valley
  • Six Feet Under
  • McMillion$
  • I Love You, Now Die
  • The Case Against Adnan Syed
  • The Inventor: Out For Blood in Silicon Valley
  • Blinded by the Light
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • Sucker Punch
  • Isn’t It Romantic
  • The Bridges of Madison County 
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Unknown
  • Forget Paris
  • Arthur
  • Arthur: On the Rocks 
  • Midnight Special
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Pokemon Detective Pikachu
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part 
  • Happy Feet Two
  • Smallfoot
  • Storks
  • Nancy Drew and The Hidden Staircase
  • Pan
  • My Dog Skip
  • We Are The Dream
  • Elvis Presley: The Searcher 
  • The Apollo
  • Jane Fonda in Five Acts
  • True Justice
  • United Skates