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HBO Max Highlights - August 2020

Coming to HBO Max

August Highlights

From blockbuster films to star-studded new original series, there’s plenty of content to enjoy this August on HBO Max.

Max Originals debuting in the month include Selena + Chef, an unscripted 10-episode cooking series starring and executive produced by Selena Gomez, comedy film An American Pickle, starring Seth Rogen as Herschel Greenbaum, a struggling laborer who immigrated to America in 1919 with dreams of building a better life for his beloved family, Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness, a four-part docuseries following Patel’s travels to regions worldwide for cultural explanation and discussion, documentary Class Action Park, and the second season finale of the DC Universe fan-favorite Doom Patrol.

Hit films including Batman, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Elf, Kung Fu Panda, Ocean’s Eleven, and Wedding Crashers will arrive on HBO Max. A selection of programming featured in HBO Max’s Last Chance to Watch section will include the Harry Potter films, Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Kill Bill: Volume 2, Full Metal Jacket, and You’ve Got Mail.

HBO Originals debuting this August includes the new drama series Lovecraft Country, which follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father Montrose (Michael K. Williams). The documentary premiere of Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn, which tells the story of a black teenager who was murdered in 1989 by a group of young white men in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, also debuts this month. To top it off, the season finale of the hit drama series Perry Mason, the docu-series finale of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, and the finale of I May Destroy You will be available to stream on the platform.

Blockbuster films including Academy Award®-winner for Best Adapted Screenplay Jojo Rabbit, Richard Jewell, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), and Walk the Line will join the HBO service this month. August will be your last chance to watch Love Actually, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Adjustment Bureau, and The Spongebob Squarepants Movie before they depart the service.

 

TITLES COMING TO HBO MAX IN AUGUST

Exact Dates to be Announced:

Class Action Park, Documentary Premiere

  •  Class Action Park is the first ever documentary on the world’s most dangerous amusement park, Action Park, that had its heyday in the 80s and 90sand was a staple for anyone who grew up in New Jersey.

Selena + Chef, Series Premiere

  • The unscripted 10-episode cooking series features the multi-platinum selling recording artist, actress, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist as she navigates unfamiliar territory: making delicious meals while stuck at home in quarantine.

 

August 1:

10,000 BC, 2008

All the President's Men, 1976

Altered States, 1980

Bad Influence, 1990 (HBO)

Barefoot in the Park, 1967

Barkleys of Broadway, 1949

Batman (1989), 1989

Batman & Robin, 1997

Batman Begins, 2005

Batman Forever, 1995

Batman Returns, 1992

The Bear, 1989 (HBO)

Bee Season, 2005 (HBO)

Before Sunrise, 1995 (HBO)

Before Sunset, 2004 (HBO)

Biloxi Blues, 1988 (HBO)

Blade Runner: The Final Cut, 2007

Blue Crush, 2002 (HBO)

The Candidate 1972

Carefree, 1938

The Change-Up (Unrated Version), 2011 (HBO)

Chariots of Fire, 1981

Contact, 1997

The Dark Knight 2008

The Dishwasher, 2020 (HBO)

Driving Miss Daisy, 1989

Elf, 2003

The First Grader, 2011 (HBO)

The First Wives Club 1996

Flipper, 1996 (HBO)

Flying Down to Rio, 1933

Flying Leathernecks, 1951

Fool's Gold, 2008

Fracture, 2007

The Fugitive, 1993

The Gay Divorcee, 1934

Get on Up, 2014 (HBO)

Go Tell It on the Mountain, 2004 (HBO)

Grace Unplugged, 2013 (HBO)

Hard to Kill, 1990

Harley Quinn, Seasons 1 & 2

Highlander: The Final Dimension, 1995 (HBO)

Highlander IV: Endgame, 2000 (HBO)

The Hindenburg, 1975 (HBO)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Hours, 2013 (HBO)

House of Wax, 2005

House Party, 1990

House Party 2, 1991

House Party: Tonight's the Night, 2013

How to Be a Player, 1997 (HBO)

Idiocracy (Extended Version), 2006 (HBO)

Interview with the Vampire, 1994

Jeremiah Johnson, 1972

Jim Thorpe: All-American, 1951

Jojo Rabbit, 2019 (HBO)

Kung Fu Panda, 2008

Kung Fu Panda 2, 2011

Leprechaun, 1993 (HBO)

Leprechaun 2, 1994 (HBO)

Leprechaun 3, 1995 (HBO)

Leprechaun 4: In Space, 1997 (HBO)

Leprechaun: Origins, 2014 (HBO)

The Long Kiss Goodnight, 1996

The Lost Boys: The Thirst, 2020 (HBO)

The Lost Boys: The Tribe (Unrated Version), 2020 (HBO)

Love Field, 1992 (HBO)

Lovelace, 2013 (HBO)

Lying And Stealing, 2019 (HBO)

The Marine (Unrated Version), 2006 (HBO)

Martha Marcy May Marlene, 2011 (HBO)

Marvin's Room, 1996 (HBO)

Maverick, 1994

Monkeybone, 2001 (HBO)

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, 2007 (HBO)

Murder at 1600, 1997

The Mustang, 2019 (HBO)

My Blue Heaven, 1990

My Sister's Keeper, 2009

Nell, 1994 (HBO)

New Year's Eve, 2011 (HBO)

Ocean's Eleven, 2001

On Dangerous Ground, 1952

On Golden Pond, 1981 (HBO)

Phantom, 2013 (HBO)

Pi, 1998 (HBO)

Raise the Titanic, 1980 (HBO)

Roberta, 1935

Romeo Must Die, 2000

Savages (Unrated Version), 2012 (HBO)

Say It Isn't So, 2001 (HBO)

Serendipity, 2001

Skyline, 2010 (HBO)

South Central, 1992

Spy Game, 2001 (HBO)

Steven Universe Movie (2019)

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, 1939

Striptease, 1996

Swing Time, 1936

They Live by Night, 1949

Things Never Said, 2020 (HBO)

Three Days of the Condor, 1975

Time Bandits, 1981 (HBO)

Top Hat, 1935

Two Minutes of Fame, 2020 (HBO)

Walk the Line (Extended Version), 2005 (HBO)

Wedding Crashers, 2005

Without Limits, 1998

Yes Man, 2008

 

August 2:

I'll Be Gone In The Dark, Docu-Series Finale (HBO)

 

August 3:

HBO Asia’s Invisible Stories

  • Invisible Stories, a six-episode half-hour drama series from HBO Asia, tells the untold stories from the fictional neighborhood housing estate in multicultural Singapore.

 

August 4:

Aldnoah.Zero 

Inuyasha

Mob Psycho, Season 1

Promised Neverland, Season 1

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

The Swamp, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

  • The Swamp provides a look behind the curtain of Washington politics by following three renegade Republican Congressmen as they bring libertarian and conservative zeal to champion the President’s call to “drain the swamp,” while facing demands to raise money for their re-election campaigns and the Republican national party.

 

August 5:

Top Gear, Season 26

 

August 6:

An American Pickle, Film Premiere

  • An American Pickle, directed by Brandon Trost, is based on Simon Rich’s New Yorker novella and stars Seth Rogen as Herschel Greenbaum, a struggling laborer who immigrates to America in 1919 with dreams of building a better life for his beloved family.

Doom Patrol, Season 2 Finale

Esme & Roy, Season 2B

On The Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries, Documentary Premiere (CNN)

  • On The Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries takes viewers on a journey following a team of female journalists as they report on the presidential election that will define a generation. 

Sesame Street Elmo’s Playdate: Scavenger Hunt 

 

August 7:

Habla Now, 2020 (HBO)

 

August 8:

Richard Jewell, 2019 (HBO)

Tower of God 

 

August 9:

Perry Mason, Season Finale (HBO)

 

August 11:

Hard Knocks '20: Los Angeles, Series Premiere (HBO)

  • HBO Sports, NFL Films and the two Los Angeles-based NFL franchises, The Chargers and Rams, are teaming up for an unprecedented and unfiltered all-access look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League.

 

August 12:

Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (HBO)

  • Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn tells the story of Yusuf Hawkins, a black teenager who was murdered in 1989 by a group of young white men in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Yusuf Hawkins’ death and the official response to it sparked outrage in New York, unleashing a torrent of racial tension and spurring tireless civil rights activism that exposed deep racial prejudices and inequities which continue to plague the country today. 

Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, Season 1

 

August 13:

Infinity Train, Season 3 Premiere

 

August 14:

Carmen Y Lola (AKA Carmen And Lola), 2020 (HBO)

 

August 15:

Birds Of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), 2020 (HBO)

 

August 16:

Lovecraft Country, Series Premiere (HBO)

  • Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the ten-episode series follows Atticus Freeman as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia and his uncle George on a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father Montrose. Their search-and-rescue turns into a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and monstrous creatures that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.

 

August 18:

Looney Tunes, Batch 3

Smurfs, Season 2

Top Gear, Season 27 

 

August 20:

The Fungies, Season 1A

 

August 21:

No Quiero Ser Tu Hermano (AKA I Don't Want to Be Your Brother), 2020 (HBO)

 

August 22:

Queen & Slim, 2019 (HBO)

 

August 23:

Mia's Magic Playground

 

August 24:

I May Destroy You, Finale (HBO)

 

August 27:

Ravi Patel's Pursuit of Happiness, Docuseries Premiere

  • The four-part buddy comedy docuseries follows actor/documentarian/philanthropist Ravi Patel as he travels the world seeking answers surrounding life’s universal questions. 

 

August 28:

Seneca, 2019 (HBO)

Steven Universe Future, Season Six

 

August 29:

The Way Back, 2020 (HBO)

 

LAST CHANCE TO CATCH: SELECT TITLES LEAVING HBO MAX IN AUGUST

 

August 25:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, 2011

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2005

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2009

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2007

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 2004

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 2001

 

August 28:

 

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Director's Cut), 2005 (HBO)

 

August 31:

42nd Street, 1933

A Perfect World, 1993

Adam's Rib, 1949

Along Came Polly, 2004 (HBO)

Cabaret, 1972

Dumb & Dumber, 1994

Full Metal Jacket, 1987

Good Will Hunting, 1997

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, 2003 (HBO)

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, 2019 (HBO)

Kill Bill: Volume 1, 2003

Kill Bill: Volume 2, 2004

Love Actually, 2003 (HBO)

Magic Mike, 2012

Megamind, 2010

Misery, 1990

Monsters Vs. Aliens, 2009

Mystic River, 2003

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, 1989

Pee-wee's Big Adventure, 1985

Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird , 1985

The Adjustment Bureau, 2011 (HBO)

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, 2004 (HBO)

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, 2005

Unforgiven, 1992

Veronica Mars, 2014

You've Got Mail, 1998

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  • Cori Rosen

    Associate Manager

    WarnerMedia Entertainment & Direct-To-Consumer