There are a lot of films heading out the door from Max at the end of the month, especially in the horror genre. But we’ll deal with those films in a separate list. For the moment, we looking at 5 of the best movies leaving Max in October. And you only have a little over a week to catch them before they’re gone.
We’ve picked a few genuine cinema classics for this month’s list, with films by Martin Scorsese and David Lynch, as well as one of the most well-known Steve McQueen action flicks from the ’70s. These are the five movies leaving Max in October that you have to watch.
13 Going on 30 (2004)
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Remember Big? Well, this movie is a lot like that one. 13 Going on 30 is about a young girl, Jenna Rink (Christa B. Allen), who desperately wishes that she was in her 30s. But instead of Jenna instantly aging into Jennifer Garner, she discovers that she has essentially skipped ahead 17 years without any memory of what happened in her life.
In some ways, Jenna’s future is everything she dreamed about. She works as an editor for a high-end fashion magazine and she lives in luxury. But Jenna has also alienated her parents and lost touch with her best friend, Matty Flamhaff (Mark Ruffalo), who is engaged to another woman. And the more that Jenna learns how her counterpart spent the last two decades, the less she likes the person that she became.
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Blue Velvet (1986)
If it’s a David Lynch movie, then you can bet that it’s going to go to some strange places. Lynch’s Blue Velvet features Kyle MacLachlan as Jeffrey Beaumont, a college student who gets in way over his head when he sticks his nose in the business of singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini). Despite already having a girlfriend, Sandy Williams (Jurassic World Dominion‘s Laura Dern), Jeffrey seemingly gets more infatuated with Dorothy after correctly guessing that her husband and son have been kidnapped.
Jeffrey’s actions eventually catch the attention of Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper), a dangerous psychopath who is using Dorothy’s family to keep her under his control. There’s also a larger mystery in play, and there’s no easy way out for Jeffrey.
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The Getaway (1972)
There are two versions of The Getawaybut you would be hard-pressed to find many admirers of the 1994 version starring Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. Instead, everyone should stick with the original film featuring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. This is a classic, and a master class in gritty ’70s action.
McQueen plays Doc McCoy, a career criminal who is languishing in jail until his wife, Carol (Ali MacGraw), brokers a deal with Jack Beynon (Ben Johnson), a corrupt member of the parole board. Beynon wants Doc to pull off a bank robbery alongside two of his top thugs, Rudy Butler (Al Lettieri) and Frank Jackson (Bo Hopkins). But the McCoys smell a double cross coming, and they pull off a few of their own as they race to the Mexican border with both the cops and the crooks on their trail.
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Raging Bull (1980)
Director Martin Scorsese‘s Raging Bull did not win Best Picture in 1980, but it is widely regarded as one of the best movies ever made. This is also one of the few films that can live up to that kind of hype. Robert De Niro stars as Jake LaMotta, a real-life boxer who had a turbulent career in the ring and an even more chaotic personal life.
Joe Pesci co-stars as Jake’s brother, Joey LaMotta, with Cathy Moriarty as Jake’s much younger wife, Vickie LaMotta. Jake is a great boxer, but his out-of-control jealousy and paranoia threaten to derail everything that he’s gained. And neither Joey nor Vickie can keep Jake from being his own worst enemy.
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Time After Time (1979)
Time After Time starts with the delightful idea that sci-fi writer Herbert George Wells (Malcolm McDowell) was also the brilliant inventor of a time machine. Unfortunately for Wells, his friend, John Leslie Stevenson (David Warner), turned out to be Jack the Ripper before he stole the time machine to escape the police by traveling to the future.
Wells manages to follow Stevenson into the then-present day of 1979, which neither of them was prepared to see. But it isn’t long before Stevenson revives his Ripper persona, and his next victim may be Amy Robbins (Mary Steenburgen), a woman who has gotten close to Wells.
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