HBO Max Highlights – August 2020

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 BatmanBlade Runner: The Final CutElf, Kung Fu PandaOcean’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 Countrywhich 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 RabbitRichard JewellBirds 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 ActuallyMr. and Mrs. SmithThe Adjustment Bureau, and The Spongebob Squarepants Movie before they depart the service.


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
  • Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, Season 1
  • 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)
  • 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:

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 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. 

August 7:
Habla Now, 2020 (HBO)

August 8:
Richard Jewell, 2019 (HBO)

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. 

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

August 20:
The Fungies, Season 1A
Singletown, Season 1

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)


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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