The Best Imagination Movies and TV Shows on HBO MAX
Finding a good Imagination movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Imagination movies and TV shows of all time streaming on HBO MAX.
1. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
What it's about: Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is an animated television series that aired from August 2004 to May 2009 for a total of 79 episodes in six seasons. The premise is based on a simple question: In a world... where imaginary friends are living, tangible beings, what happens to those friends when the kids grow up? Are they abandoned, or do they live on? According to Craig McCracken, they come to Foster's, of course! A home for imaginary friends whose kids have outgrown them, Foster's is a place where friends can live together until they are adopted by a child who needs them. The show follows Mac, a shy and creative 8 year old boy, whose imaginary friend Bloo is thrown out of his home by his mother and forced to come live at Foster's. Mac doesn't want Bloo to be adopted by another kid, so it's agreed that Bloo will not be put up for adoption, provided that Mac comes to visit him every day. Bloo's egotistical, mischievous nature is the complete opposite of Mac's, and together the two cause all manner of chaos throughout the house.
Where to Watch: 80 episodes (94%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Hulu, Hoopla & 1 other). 81 episodes (95%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
2. Jojo Rabbit
What it's about: A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $19.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).
3. Where the Wild Things Are
What it's about: Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).
4. The Wizard of Oz
What it's about: Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & TVision), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).
5. Foster's Movie: Destination Imagination
What it's about: A toy box appears at the front door of Foster's and Frankie is ordered to take it to the attic. When she looks inside the box, she gets sent to a strange world which has an imaginary friend that does whatever she wants. Frankie decides to stay because she never gets any appreciation for all her hard work. Bloo, Mac, Wilt, Eduardo, and Coco set out to rescue her.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX).
6. Loser Leaves Town
What it's about: Jose, an eleven-year-old luchador, retreats into a fantasy world until it is infiltrated by a tough 12-year-old girl. He uses his vivid imagination to make it through the toughest weekend of his life.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO).