10 Shows And Movies You've Gotta Binge-Watch Before 2020 Ends

One last binge-watch session for the year!

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2020 is ending soon, so what better time to catch up on movies and shows that you've missed throughout the year, or even to check out some new ones?

And with the HBO GO app, you can easily stream a wide range of movies and TV shows, as well as all their latest original series.

Watch them all in one place, wherever and whenever you want. Whether you wanna curl up in bed and binge-watch all day, or kill some time while you're on-the-go, HBO GO let's you do it all.

Here are our top picks you've gotta binge-watch on HBO GO before the year ends:


1. The Rhythm Section

After a tragic plane crash kills her family, a woman ends up heading down a path of self-destruction. But when she learns that it wasn't an accident, she trains under the guidance of a former CIA operative, and sets out on a quest to uncover the truth and take revenge.

Main cast: Blake Lively, Jude Law, and Sterling K. Brown

Watch it if you like:
- Thrillers
- Action
- Revenge
- Spies
- Conspiracy

2. Sonic The Hedgehog

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In this live-action adaptation of the super popular video game, Sonic, everyone's favourite speedy hedgehog ends up on Earth. With the help of a small-town police officer, Sonic must defeat an evil scientist who wants to experiment on him and exploit his superpowers.

Main cast: Ben Schwartz (voice of Sonic), James Marsden, and Jim Carrey

Watch it if you like:
- The Sonic games
- Live-action adaptations
- Comedy

3. Dark Waters

While working on an environmental lawsuit against one of the world's largest corporations, a tenacious attorney stumbles upon a dark secret. With his life, his future, and family in danger, he risks it all to continue digging into the case.

Main cast: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, and Tim Robbins

Watch it if you like:
- Legal movies
- Thrillers
- Drama
- Movies based on real-life events

4. The Courier

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What is initially supposed to be a routine delivery turns into nightmare when a London courier discovers that one of the packages she's transporting is a bomb. Panic and chaos ensue.

Main cast: Olga Kurylenko, Gary Oldman, Amit Shah, and William Moseley

Watch it if you like:
- Action thrillers
- Crime
- Drama

5. The Banana Splits Movie

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A horror reimagining of The Banana Splits, a popular 1968 children's television show by Hanna-Barbera. A family attends a live taping of the show, but soon have to find a way to survive when the titular characters wreak bloody havoc by going on a killing spree.

Main cast: Dani Kind, Steve Lund, and Celina Martin

Watch it if you like:
- Horror
- Comedy
- Thrillers


6. Adventure of the Ring

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HBO Asia's first romantic comedy series is based on the novel Ring of the Day. When a baseball-loving actuary's proposal to his free-spirited flight attendant girlfriend goes awry, the couple start to re-examine their future. Meanwhile, the ring ends up impacting eight other couples as it passes through their lives.

Main cast: Chris Wang, Allison Lin, and Janet Hsieh

Watch it if you like:
- Romance
- Comedy
- Ensemble cast / Following multiple storylines

7. Raised By Wolves

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This HBO MAX Original series is exclusively available on HBO GO. After Earth is destroyed by a great war, two androids are tasked with raising human children on a mysterious planet. The androids will learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task.

Main cast: Amanda Collin and Abubakar Salim

Watch it if you like:
- Sci-fi / Fantasy
- Robots / Androids
- Dystopian settings
- Drama / Thrillers

8. Industry

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Set during the recession that followed the 2008 financial crisis, Industry tells the story of a group of ambitious young graduates. As they venture out into the cut-throat job market, they end up competing for a limited number of jobs at a leading bank in London.

Main cast: Myha'la Herrold, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey, David Jonsson, and Nabhaan Rizwan

Watch it if you like:
- Drama
- Finance
- Workplace shows

9. His Dark Materials Season 2

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Based on the popular His Dark Materials trilogy by author Philip Pullman, the series is set in an alternative world where all humans have animal companions called daemons, which are manifestations of the human soul. The show follows Lyra, a young orphan who uncovers a secret organisation's sinister plot while trying to find her kidnapped friend.

Main cast: Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Watch it if you like:
- The His Dark Materials novels
- Adventure
- Fantasy
- Drama
- Family
- Friendship

10. Warrior Season 2

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This series is set in San Francisco, California, during the Tong Wars in the late 1800s. In search of his sister, a martial arts prodigy from China immigrates to San Francisco and becomes a hatchet man for the most powerful gang in Chinatown.

Main cast: Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng, and Joe Taslim

Watch it if you like:
- Action
- Adventure
- Crime / Criminal organisations
- Drama
- Period dramas

Excited to watch all these awesome movies and TV shows? Stream them all now on HBO GO!

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Start your subscription today and you will be all set with what to watch over the holidays!

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