What’s new on HBO and HBO Max and what’s leaving in August 2020

There are plenty of options for compelling television these days, but HBO and its partner streaming service HBO Max have plenty of reasons to hold your attention, including new episodes of popular shows and a multitude of hit movies.

August brings more original series and films and some popular new (and classic) movies to the premium streamer’s library. Among the original projects premiering in August are HBO’s Lovecraft Country series, which blends the horrors of Jim Crow-era America with supernatural elements, as well as the original film An American Pickle, which stars Seth Rogen and follows an American immigrant from 1919 who wakes up in modern times.

Among the theatrically released films making their HBO debut are Taika Waititi’s Oscar-winning World War II coming-of-age film Jojo Rabbit and Margot Robbie’s DC Comics antihero team-up adventure Birds of Prey.

Read on for our list of new titles coming to HBO and HBO Max in August. (Boldface titles signify films and shows we recommend.) Interested in what’s on other streaming services? Be sure to check out our what’s new on Amazon Prime and what’s new on Netflix guides.

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Arriving in August

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

  • I’ll Be Gone in The Dark, Docu-Series Finale (HBO)

August 3

  • HBO Asia’s Invisible Stories

August 4

  • Aldnoah.Zero 
  • Inuyasha
  • Mob Psycho, Season 1
  • Promised Neverland, Season 1
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • The Swamp, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

August 6

  • An American Pickle, Film Premiere
  • Doom Patrol, Season 2 Finale
  • Esme & Roy, Season 2B
  • On The Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries, Documentary Premiere (CNN)

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)

August 12

  • Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (HBO)

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)

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

August 28

  • Seneca, 2019 (HBO)
  • Steven Universe Future, Season Six

August 29

  • The Way Back, 2020 (HBO)

Leaving HBO and 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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