By Mike Murphy
HBO Max has another loaded month in June, with the return of “Westworld,” some star-studded remakes and a full slate of movies.
After a two-year layoff, the sci-fi thriller “Westworld” (June 26) returns for its fourth season of often impenetrably complicated storytelling. Who’s alive or dead? Who’s a robot or human? Who even knows anymore? Either way, one of the deepest casts in television returns for this latest installment, including Evan Rachel Wood, Thandiwe Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Aaron Paul, Ed Harris and Tessa Thompson.
Speaking of mind-bending, Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander will star in the limited series “Irma Vep” (June 6), playing a disillusioned movie star whose identity blurs as she joins the Paris production of a remake of the 1915 French silent movie “Les Vampires.” The series itself is a remake of a 1996 art-house film.
Warner Bros. Discovery’s (NAS:WBD) HBO Max has another reboot with “Father of the Bride” (June 16), with Andy Garcia playing the Steve Martin role as a dad coming to grips with his daughter’s wedding.
There’s also Season 3 of “Wellington Paranormal” (June 23), the clever New Zealand comedy that basically a “Cops”/“X-Files” mashup; Season 2 of the animated comedy “Tuca & Bertie” (June 24), which aired last year on Adult Swim after it was rescued from Netflix cancellation; and the most recent season of “Doctor Who” (June 6), which aired last winter.
On the movie front, there’s director Paul Schrader’s acclaimed 2021 crime drama “The Card Counter” (June 10), starring Oscar Isaac and Tiffany Haddish; the streaming debut of “Roadrunner” (June 9), a documentary about the late Anthony Bourdain; the timely documentary “The Janes” (June 8), chronicling a group of abortion-rights activists in the pre-Roe era; and hits like “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” (May 30), “A Star Is Born” (June 1) and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (June 1).
Here’s the full list of what’s coming and going, as of June 1 (release dates are subject to change):
What’s coming in June 2022
Date TBA Endangered, Documentary Premiere (HBO)Gordita Chronicles, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
June 1 13 Going on 30, 2004300, 2006A Star is Born, 2018Abduction, 2011 (HBO)Across the Universe, 2007 (HBO)The Adventures of Mark Twain, 1944The Amazing Panda Adventure, 1995Angels & Demons, 2009The Ant Bully, 2006Assassination Nation, 2018 (HBO)Babylon A.D., 2008The Bank Job, 2008Beach Rats, 2017 (HBO)Bee Movie, 2007 (HBO)Blue Bayou, 2021 (HBO)Border, 2018 (HBO)Colossal, 2016 (HBO)Caro Comes Out, 2019 (HBO)Chef, 2014 (HBO)The Con Is On, 2018 (HBO)Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 2000Damsel, 2018 (HBO)Dark Passage, 1947Day Breakers, 2009 (HBO)The Da Vinci Code, 2006Domino, 2005 (HBO)Extraction, 2020 (HBO)The Firm, 1993First Blood, 1982The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014 (HBO)Gridiron Gang, 2006Guess Who, 2005Hairspray (Musical Remake), 2007The Harvey Girls, 1946Highlander, 1986Horsemen, 2008How Do You Know, 2010How They Got Over, 2017How to Survive a Plague, 2012The Holiday, 2006 (HBO)I Know What You Did Last Summer, 1997I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, 1998I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, 2006I’ll See You In My Dreams, 2015 (HBO)The Importance of Being Earnest, 2002 (HBO)The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, 2013John Grisham’s The Rainmaker, 1997Klute, 1971The Last Movie Star, 2017 (HBO)Life Partners, 2014 (HBO)Macbeth, 2015 (HBO)Major League II, 1994Major League: Back to the Minors, 1998The Mask, 1994McQueen, 2018 (HBO)My Boss’s Daughter, 2003 (HBO)My Days of Mercy, 2017 (HBO)My Dead Dad, 2021The One I Love, 2014 (HBO)Papi, 2020 (HBO)Paris Is Burning, 1990Rambo III, 1988 (HBO)Rambo First Blood Part II, 1985 (HBO)Religulous, 2008 (HBO)Remember Me, 2010 (HBO)Ride Along, 2014 (HBO)Ride the High Country, 1962Sabotage, 2014 (HBO)Sleepers, 1996 (HBO)Soul Surfer, 2011Stepmom, 1998Suite Francaise, 2014 (HBO)The Taking of Pelham 123, 2009Total Recall, 1990 (HBO)Unfinished Song, 2012 (HBO)Un padre no tan padre, 2016W., 2008 (HBO)Watchmen (movie), 2009What Happens In Vegas, 2008 (HBO) (Extended Version)The World According to Garp, 1982 (HBO)The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, 2017 (HBO)
June 3 On My Way with Irina Rimes, Max Original DocumentaryNudo Mixteco, 2021 (HBO)
June 6 Doctor Who, Season 13Irma Vep, Limited Drama Series Premiere (HBO)Total Dramarama, Season S3A
June 8 The Janes, Documentary Premiere (HBO)
June 9 Amsterdam, Max Original Season 1 PremiereRoadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, Max Original Documentary Premiere
Summer Camp Island, Max Original Season 6 Premiere
June 10 The Card Counter, 2021 (HBO)
NaomiOdo, Season 3Victor and Valentino, Season 3B
June 15 La Unidad, Season 2
June 16 Father of the Bride, 2022
June 17 Lucas the Spider, Season 1BLas Mejores Familias (AKA The Best Families), 2020 (HBO)Non-Stop, 2014 (HBO)
June 19 Tom and Jerry Cowboy Up!
June 20 Birdgirl, Season 2Mind Over Murder, Documentary Premiere
June 22 All American: HomecomingChernobyl: The Lost Tapes, Documentary Premiere (HBO)
June 23 Little Ellen, Max Original Season 3 PremiereMenudo: Forever Young, Max Original Documentary PremiereWellington Paranormal, Season 3
June 24 Bing, Season 1BRich & Shameless, Season 1Tuca & Bertie, Season 2
June 26 Westworld, Season 4 (HBO)
June 30 Julia, 2021PCC O Poder Segredo, Max Original PremiereNaked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground, Max Original Premiere
What’s leaving in June
June 9 12 Strong, 2018
June 30 2 Guns, 201320 Feet From Stardom, 2013 (HBO)All Dogs Go to Heaven, 1996 (HBO)Dogs Go to Heaven 2, 1996 (HBO)All I See Is You, 2016 (HBO)Amityville 3-D, 1983Amityville II: The Possession, 1982Barry Munday, 2010 (HBO)Black Hawk Down, 2001 (HBO)Blades of Glory, 2007 (HBO)Brother Nature, 2016 (HBO)Chaplin, 1992 (HBO)Dark Water, 2005 (HBO)Disturbia, 2007Duplex, 2003 (HBO)Early Man, 2018 (HBO)Endless Love, 2014 (HBO)Godsend, 2004 (HBO)Good Neighbours, 2010 (HBO)High-Rise, 2015 (HBO)Hobo With a Shotgun, 2011 (HBO)Hostage, 2005 (HBO)I Used to Go Here, 2020 (HBO)Identity Thief, 2013 (HBO) (Extended Version)John Dies at the End, 2012 (HBO)Joyful Noise, 2012 (HBO)Killing Gunther, 2017 (HBO)La Gallina Turuleca (aka Turu, The Wacky Hen), 2019 (HBO)Le Divorce, 2003 (HBO)Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man, 2005 (HBO)Little Man, 2006 (HBO)Los Lobos, 2019 (HBO)Loser Leaves Town, 2018 (HBO)Love and a .45, 1994 (HBO)Lucky Numbers, 2000 (HBO)Matchstick Men, 2003Max Steel, 2016 (HBO)Mousehunt, 1997 (HBO)Presumed Innocent, 1990Princess Kaiukani, 2009 (HBO)Real Steel, 2011 (HBO)Rounders, 1998 (HBO)Saturday Night Fever, 1977 (HBO) (Director’s Cut)Shall We Dance?, 1996 (HBO)She’s All That, 1999 (HBO)Solaris, 2002Soul Food, 1997 (HBO)Spare Parts, 2015 (HBO)Speed 2 Cruise Control, 1997 (HBO)Staying Alive, 1983Still Waiting, 2009 (HBO)Sunset Song, 2015 (HBO)Super Capers, 2009 (HBO)Superstar, 1999 (HBO)The 15:17 to Paris, 2015 (HBO)The Gospel According to Andre, 2017 (HBO)The Last Five Years, 2014 (HBO)The Letter, 2012 (HBO)The Mummy, 1999 (HBO)The Mummy Returns, 2001 (HBO)The Next Three Days, 2010 (HBO)The Peacemaker, 1997 (HBO)The Scorpion King, 2002 (HBO)The Wild Life, 1984 (HBO)Wristcutters: A Love Story, 2006 (HBO)Trance, 2013 (HBO)Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, 2007 (HBO)Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman, 2005 (HBO)Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself, 2009 (HBO)Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail, 2009 (HBO)Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family, 2011 (HBO)Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion, 2006 (HBO)Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too, 2010 (HBO)Venus And Serena, 2012 (HBO)Waiting…, 2005 (HBO)What’s the Worst That Could Happen?, 2001 (HBO)Wonder Boys, 2000 (HBO)Wrong Turn at Tahoe, 2009 (HBO)The Yellow Birds, 2017 (HBO)