7 new to Max movies with 90% or higher on Rotten Tomatoes

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Max is our top pick for the best streaming service in no small part due to its deep library of movies. And, as always, there's a ton of new movies to watch on Max.

But some of these movies are exceptional, scoring 90% or higher on Rotten Tomatoes. This month, that includes the incredible Mad Max: Fury Road, as well as a trio of iconic movies from the James Bond franchise.

So looking for something great to watch? Here are the seven best movies that are new to Max this month.

Mad Max: Fury Road

The fourth installment in George Miller's Mad Max franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road is incredible. Starring Tom Hardy as "Mad Max" Rockatansky, the movie teams him up with Charlize Theron's Imperator Furiosa as they try to escape the clutches of post-apocalyptic warlord Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). The film also stars a nearly unrecognizable Nicholas Hoult as Nux, a sick "War Boy" that Rockatansky finds himself attached to at the film's beginning. 

Fury Road maintains the Mad Max franchise's adherence to amazing car stunts and breathtaking violence. However, you don't need to have seen the previous three movies to watch it. It is also probably one of the most beautifully shot movies ever made, even if it somehow (wrongly) lost Best Cinematography to The Revenant. Watch it now in preparation for its upcoming prequel — Furiosa.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 97%
Genre: Action
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From Russia With Love

Dr. No may be the first movie in the Bond franchise, but From Russia with Love was the first Bond movie I fell in love with. One of three James Bond movies on this list, From Russia With Love stars Sean Connery, reprising his role as 007. The MI6 agent with a license to kill is tasked with getting Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi) out of the clutches of the Soviet Union and into the hands of the British Empire.

Of course, it's really the secretive SPECTRE pulling the strings. Bond and Romanova must evade SPECTRE agents Donald Grant (Robert Shaw) and Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) as well as the Soviets to get Romanova to safety. From Russia with Love has gadgets, guns and girls — basically everything you want from the franchise. So watch it now while it's on Max.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 97%
Genre: Spy thriller
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From Russia with Love would probably be considered the greatest Bond movie of all time if it wasn't for its 1963 follow-up — Goldfinger. This movie is universally considered the peak of the Bond franchise and possibly Connery's career, featuring arguably the best Bond song, Bond villain and Bond girl. It also introduces the iconic Aston Martin DB5 to the franchise.

Starring Connery once again as James Bond, in Goldfinger 007 is tasked with infiltrating the inner circle of gold bullion dealer Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe). What follows is the movie that would set them tone for all Bond movies until the franchise's soft reset with Daniel Craig. Don't miss Goldfinger while it's on Max.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 99%
Genre: Spy thriller
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While From Russia with Love and Goldfinger share a lot of similarities, Sam Mendes's Skyfall takes a very different tone in this installment of the James Bond franchise. If the gadgets, guns and girls theme doesn't do it for you — Skyfall actually might. This movie is a much more polished action drama than the typical campy spy thriller of old.

Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, a.k.a. 007, Skyfall begins — shockingly — with Bond's apparent death. Of course, he doesn't die, but his recovery shows that cracks are starting to form in his seemingly impregnable armor. Craig is incredible in Skyfall, as is Dame Judy Dench as M and Javier Barden as the villainous Raoul Silva, but you'll be hooked the second you hear the Academy Award-winning opening song ("Skyfall") by Adele.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 92%
Genre: Spy thriller
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Eye in the Sky

If you need a break from Bond but still love a gripping thriller, Eye in the Sky is the movie for you. Starring Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman and Aaron Paul, Eye in the Sky follows the surveillance and potential capture of Al-Shabaab leaders at a safe house in Nairobi Kenya. The trailer alone will give you goosebumps and wanting more.

On the whole, the movie is well-paced and well-made. There isn't a weak link in the movie aside from the use of military technology that's maybe just a bit too advanced. But where Eye in the Sky excels is its examination of the realities of modern warfare, particularly the use of drone strikes and the collateral damage that too often follows. 

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 95%
Genre: Military thriller
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The Biggest Little Farm

This documentary film focuses on John Chester and his wife Molly as they try and leave city life behind. As part of this mission, they buy Apricot Lane Farms in rural California. Their goal is to build a farm where they and nature coexist in perfect harmony.

Of course, things don't always go as planned, especially when nature itself is involved heavily in those plans. But despite the trials and tribulations, overall the film takes on an uplifting tone and serves more as educational entertainment than serious real-life drama. If you need a break from the ordinary, this documentary is definitely different than the other excellent films new to Max this month.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 91%
Genre: Documentary
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A Shot in the Dark

The Pink Panther is, of course, iconic. But a movie that flies under the radar in comparison is A Shot in the Dark, the second installment in The Pink Panther franchise. And while later sequels would largely fail to live up to the original film, A Shot in the Dark arguably surpasses it — of the two movies, it holds the higher Rotten Tomatoes rating.

A Shot in the Dark stars Peter Sellers, reprising his role as Inspector Jacques Clouseau, the bumbling, incompetent French detective who somehow manages to get the job done when called upon. In this movie, he's tasked with solving the mysterious murders of two house guests, but not before causing chaos and laughs along the way.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 94%
Genre: Comedic mystery
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Malcolm McMillan
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Malcolm McMillan is a senior writer for Tom's Guide, covering all the latest in streaming TV shows and movies. That means news, analysis, recommendations, reviews and more for just about anything you can watch, including sports! If it can be seen on a screen, he can write about it. Previously, Malcolm had been a staff writer for Tom's Guide for over a year, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI), A/V tech and VR headsets.

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