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Here’s everything coming to HBO Max in August 2020, and what’s leaving

‘Lovecraft Country’ series premiere and Seth Rogen’s ‘An American Pickle’ highlight the month’s offerings

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By Mike Murphy


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Seth Rogen plays double roles in "An American Pickle" on HBO Max.

HBO Max will welcome Batman in August 2020, while it says goodbye to Harry Potter.

The streaming service, owned by AT&T Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203165245/composite T +0.13%  , will lose all eight Harry Potter movies on Aug. 25 as their licensing contract expires, but will add six Batman movies, including the 1989 Michael Keaton version and Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight.”

For originals, the highlight of the month appears to be HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” (Aug. 16), the series adaptation of the acclaimed novel about a young Black man who travels across the country in Jim Crow-era America to track down his missing father, facing terrors both human and supernatural. Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett, Michael K. Williams and Courtney B. Vance star.

HBO Max originals include “An American Pickle” (Aug. 6), starring Seth Rogen as an immigrant laborer who gets pickled in 1919 and wakes up in modern-day Brooklyn; “Selena & Chef” (date TBA), a cooking show with Selena Gomez; and the four-part documentary “Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness” (Aug 27).

Other August additions include HBO’s political documentary “The Swamp” (Aug. 4), the season premiere of HBO’s NFL docuseries “Hard Knocks: Los Angeles” (Aug. 11), a new batch of Looney Tunes cartoons (Aug. 18) and movies such as “Jojo Rabbit” (Aug. 1), “Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” (Aug. 18), “Queen & Slim” (Aug. 22), and “The Way Back” (Aug. 29).

Here’s a full list of what’s on tap, as of July 20 (release dates are subject to change):

What’s coming in August

Aug. 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

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)

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