What to Watch Right Now on HBO and HBO Max

  • Publish Date: September 23, 2021
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The best recent additions to HBO streaming services

The following recently added HBO streaming titles received a Metascore of 61 or higher (or are titles of interest that do not have a Metascore). Mediocre and poorly reviewed releases are omitted; this is just the good stuff added within the past two months. Releases are ordered by date added to HBO (newest first).

NEW: All titles on this page are available on any HBO service except for items marked "HBO Max only."

Added October 19
The Price of Freedom HBO Max only
  Documentary, 2021
Added October 18
Women Is Losers HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  Drama, 2021
Added October 17
Succession Season 3 HBO original Trailer  
  TV/Drama
Added October 16
  Young Justice Season 4 HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Drama
Added October 15
In the Line of Fire HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 1993
Added October 14
  Aquaman: King of Atlantis Miniseries HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Family
  Little Ellen Season 1 Part 2 HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Family
  Love Spells (Amarres) Season 1 HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV/Foreign/Comedy/Drama
  The Missing (aka Os Ausentes) Season 1 HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV/Foreign/Drama
  Phoebe Robinson: Sorry, Harriet Tubman HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  Comedy special, 2021
  Teen Titans Go! Seasons 1-6 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Family
  Welcome to Utmark Season 1 HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV/Foreign/Comedy/Drama
Added October 11
We're Here Season 2 HBO original Trailer  
  TV/Reality
Added October 9
Birdgirl Season 1 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Comedy
  To Your Eternity Season 1 HBO Max only
  TV/Anime
Added October 7
  15 Minutes of Shame HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  Documentary, 2021
  Craftopia Season 2 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Family/Reality competition
  If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power HBO Max original HBO Max only
  Music, 2021
Added October 6
  American Masters: Mike Nichols HBO Max only
  Documentary, 2016
  American Masters: Nichols and May: Take Two HBO Max only
  Documentary, 1996
Added October 4
Sublet HBO Max only
  Drama/Rom-com, 2021
Added October 3
  Axios Season 4 HBO original  
  TV/Newsmagazine
Added October 1
  After the Thin Man HBO Max only
  Comedy, 1936
All The President's Men Metacritic Must-See  
  Drama/Thriller, 1976
American Graffiti Metacritic Must-See  
  Drama, 1973
Argo Metacritic Must-See  
  Drama, 2012
Ballet 422  
  Documentary, 2015
Beverly Hills Cop  
  Action/Comedy, 1984
Billy Elliot  
  Drama/Comedy, 2000
Black Hawk Down  
  Action/Drama, 2001
Blades of Glory  
  Comedy/Sports, 2007
Blazing Saddles HBO Max only
  Comedy/Western, 1974
Blood Father  
  Action/Thriller, 2016
Blue Crush  
  Drama/Sports, 2002
Bridget Jones's Diary HBO Max only
  Drama/Rom-com, 2001
The Cider House Rules  
  Drama, 1999
The Cincinnati Kid HBO Max only
  Drama, 1965
City of God  
  Foreign/Drama, 2003
Client 9: The Rise And Fall Of Eliot Spitzer  
  Documentary, 2010
Corpse Bride Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Animation/Fantasy, 2005
David Lynch: The Art Life HBO Max only
  Documentary, 2016
Desperately Seeking Susan  
  Drama/Comedy, 1985
Doubt  
  Drama, 2008
The East  
  Action/Drama/Thriller, 2013
Emma.  
  Drama/Comedy, 2020
Gangs of New York  
  Drama, 2002
  Goodbye, Mr. Chips HBO Max only
  Musical, 1969
Hacksaw Ridge  
  Drama, 2016
  The Harvey Girls HBO Max only
  Musical/Comedy, 1946
Hooper HBO Max only
  Action/Comedy, 1978
The Hours  
  Drama, 2002
Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words HBO Max only
  Documentary, 2015
The Invisible Man  
  Action/Drama/Thriller/Sci-fi, 2020
Just Mercy  
  Drama, 2019
Kill Bill Vol. 1  
  Action/Thriller, 2003
Kill Bill Vol. 2  
  Action/Thriller, 2003
Like Water for Chocolate Metacritic Must-See  
  Drama, 1993
Lincoln Metacritic Must-See  
  Drama, 2012
The Many Saints of Newark Trailer HBO Max only
  Drama, 2021
Marathon Man  
  Drama/Thriller, 1976
M*A*S*H  
  Comedy/Drama, 1970
Misery  
  Thriller, 1990
Monster's Ball  
  Drama, 2001
Moonrise Kingdom Metacritic Must-See  
  Comedy/Drama, 2012
Natural Born Killers HBO Max only
  Action/Drama/Thriller, 1994
Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always Metacritic Must-See  
  Drama, 2020
Night Catches Us  
  Drama, 2010
Pariah  
  Drama, 2011
The Poseidon Adventure  
  Action-adventure/Thriller, 1972
Private Parts  
  Drama/Comedy, 1997
A Royal Affair  
  Foreign/Drama, 2012
Say Anything… Metacritic Must-See  
  Drama/Rom-com, 1989
  Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Season 3 HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Family
Shaft HBO Max only
  Action/Thriller, 1971
Six Degrees of Separation  
  Drama/Comedy, 1993
Super 8  
  Sci-fi, 2011
Talk to Me  
  Drama, 2007
Things We Lost In The Fire  
  Drama, 2007
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Metacritic Must-See  
  Drama/Thriller, 2011
Trance  
  Drama/Thriller, 2013
Tully  
  Drama/Comedy, 2018
Twelve Monkeys  
  Sci-fi/Thriller, 1995
Up in the Air Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama, 2009
The Way Way Back HBO Max only
  Comedy/Drama, 2013
Added September 30
  The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo Season 2 HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV/Family/Talk
Ten-Year-Old Tom Season 1 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Comedy
  The Way Down Miniseries HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Documentary
  Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs Season 1 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Family
Added September 29
  Entre Hombres [Amongst Men] Miniseries HBO Latin America original  
  TV/Foreign/Drama
Added September 27
  Huesped Americano [The American Guest] Miniseries HBO Latin America original  
  TV/Foreign/Drama
Added September 26
Nuclear Family Miniseries HBO original Trailer  
  TV/Documentary
Added September 25
Promising Young Woman  
  Drama/Thriller, 2020
Added September 23
  Ahir Shah: Dots HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  Comedy special, 2020
Doom Patrol Season 3 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Drama
Added September 18
  Batman: The Audio Adventures Season 1 HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV/Audio drama
Added September 17
  Apple & Onion Season 2 Part 2 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Family
Superman & Lois Season 1 HBO Max only
  TV/Drama
Added September 16
  Tig n' Seek Season 3 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Family
Added September 15
  A La Calle HBO Max only
  Documentary, 2021
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly HBO Max only
  Western, 1967
Added September 14
  Level Playing Field Miniseries HBO original Trailer  
  TV/Documentary/Sports
Added September 13
64 I'm Sorry Seasons 1-2 HBO Max only
  TV/Comedy
  Little Ellen Season 1 HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Family
Added September 12
Scenes From a Marriage Miniseries HBO original Trailer  
  TV/Drama
Added September 11
  Ben 10 Season 4 Part 3 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Family
Added September 10
  Elliott From Earth Season 1 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Family
Added September 9
Mad Max: Fury Road Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Sci-fi/Action-adventure, 2015
  Sweet Life: Los Angeles Reunion special HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV special, 2021
Added September 4
News of the World  
  Drama, 2020
Added September 2
  Adventure Time: Distant Lands - Wizard City HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  Animated special, 2021
Added September 1
Cloverfield  
  Sci-fi/Action/Thriller, 2008
Dead Again  
  Drama/Thriller, 1991
Drinking Buddies  
  Comedy/Drama, 2013
The Evil Dead  
  Horror, 1983
Evil Dead II  
  Horror, 1987
The Goonies HBO Max only
  Adventure/Comedy/Family, 1985
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets HBO Max only
  Adventure/Fantasy, 2002
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 HBO Max only
  Adventure/Fantasy, 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Adventure/Fantasy, 2011
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Adventure/Fantasy, 2005
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince HBO Max only
  Adventure/Fantasy, 2009
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix HBO Max only
  Adventure/Fantasy, 2007
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Adventure/Fantasy, 2004
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone HBO Max only
  Adventure/Fantasy, 2001
A Hijacking Metacritic Must-See  
  Foreign/Drama/Thriller, 2013
King Kong Metacritic Must-See [Extended version]  
  Adventure, 2005
Meet Me in St. Louis Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama/Rom-com, 1945
Mr. Nobody [Extended version]  
  Sci-fi/Drama/Fantasy, 2013
My Golden Days Metacritic Must-See  
  Foreign/Drama, 2016
On the Town HBO Max only
  Musical/Rom-com, 1949
Ouija: Origin of Evil  
  Horror, 2016
Prince Avalanche  
  Drama/Comedy, 2013
Severance  
  Horror/Thriller/Comedy, 2007
  That's Entertainment! HBO Max only
  Documentary/Musical, 1974
  That's Entertainment! II HBO Max only
  Documentary/Musical, 1976
  That's Entertainment! III HBO Max only
  Documentary/Musical, 1994
What They Had  
  Drama, 2018
Added August 26
The Other Two Season 2 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Comedy
Added August 24
Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy Season 1 HBO Max only
  TV/Reality
Added August 22
NYC Epicenters 9/11→2021½ Miniseries HBO original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Documentary

Last chance to watch

The following movies now streaming on HBO and/or HBO Max will leave the streaming services at 11:59pm on the dates indicated.

Leaving October 25
The Artist Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama, 2011
Leaving October 28
70 Tracey Ullman's Show Seasons 1-3  
  TV/Comedy
Leaving October 31
All Is Lost Metacritic Must-See  
  Adventure/Drama, 2013
Antwone Fisher  
  Drama, 2002
Bad Education Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 2004
Black Dynamite HBO Max only
  Action/Comedy, 2009
Broken Embraces HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 2009
Chasing Amy  
  Rom-com, 1997
Clerks  
  Comedy, 1994
The Color Purple HBO Max only
  Drama, 1985
The Conjuring 2 HBO Max only
  Horror/Thriller, 2016
Cool Hand Luke Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama, 1967
Darkest Hour  
  Drama, 2017
The Debt  
  Drama/Thriller, 2011
Dirty Harry HBO Max only
  Drama/Action/Thriller, 1971
Empire of the Sun HBO Max only
  Drama, 1987
The Five-Year Engagement  
  Rom-com, 2012
Frantic HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 1988
Freaks HBO Max only
  Drama/Horror, 1932
The Fugitive Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Action/Drama/Thriller, 1993
Gone Baby Gone HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 2007
Good Morning Vietnam  
  Comedy/Drama, 1987
Gun Crazy HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 1950
High Fidelity  
  Comedy/Drama, 2000
The Human Voice Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama, 2021
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus HBO Max only
  Adventure/Fantasy, 2009
It  
  Horror/Thriller, 2017
King Kong  
  Adventure/Horror, 1976
Lars and the Real Girl  
  Drama/Comedy, 2007
The LEGO Batman Movie HBO Max only
  Animation/Family, 2017
A Little Princess Metacritic Must-See  
  Family/Drama/Fantasy, 1995
Man Up  
  Drama/Rom-com, 2015
McCabe and Mrs. Miller Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama/Western, 1971
Pale Rider HBO Max only
  Western, 1985
Professor Marston & The Wonder Women HBO Max only
  Drama, 2017
Risky Business  
  Drama/Comedy, 1983
Serpico  
  Drama, 1974
The Skin I Live In HBO Max only
  Drama, 2011
Something to Talk About HBO Max only
  Drama/Rom-com, 1995
Volver Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Foreign/Drama/Comedy, 2006
Wait Until Dark HBO Max only
  Horror/Thriller, 1967
The Witches HBO Max only
  Family/Fantasy/Horror/Comedy, 1990
Westworld HBO Max only
  Sci-fi/Thriller, 1973
When Harry Met Sally HBO Max only
  Rom-com, 1989
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown HBO Max only
  Foreign/Comedy, 1988
Leaving November 1
The Many Saints of Newark HBO Max only
  Drama, 2021
Leaving November 22
Dune HBO Max only
  Sci-fi/Adventure, 2021
Leaving January 22, 2022
The Matrix 4 HBO Max only
  Sci-fi/Action/Thriller, 2021

Coming soon to HBO streaming

The following notable and/or well-reviewed movies and TV shows are scheduled to be added to stream on HBO and HBO Max in the near future.

Coming October 20
Four Hours at the Capitol HBO original  
  Documentary, 2021
Coming October 21
  Reign of Superwomen HBO Max original HBO Max only
  Documentary, 2021
  Tuff Money (Bani Negri) Season 1 HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV/Foreign/Drama/Comedy
Coming October 22
Dune HBO Max only
  Sci-fi/Adventure, 2021
Coming October 23
  Ricky Velez: Here's Everything HBO original Trailer  
  Comedy special, 2021
Coming October 24
Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 11 HBO original Trailer  
  TV/Comedy
Insecure Season 5 HBO original Trailer  
  TV/Comedy
Coming October 26
  Maricon Perdido Season 1 HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV/Foreign/Drama/Comedy
  The Mopes Season 1 HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV/Foreign/Drama/Comedy
  The Truth of Dolores Vazquez Miniseries HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV/Foreign/Reality
Coming October 28
In the Heights Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Musical, 2021
Love Life Season 2 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Drama/Anthology
  Paradise (Paraíso) Season 1 Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Foreign/Drama
Selena + Chef Season 3 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Reality
  A Thousand Fangs (Mil Colmillos) Season 1 HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV/Foreign/Drama
Coming November 2
  Sons of Monarchs  
  Drama, 2021
Coming November 4
  Head of the Class [2021] Season 1 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Comedy
Coming November 9
  Dear Rider HBO original  
  Documentary/Sports, 2021
Coming November 14
  Kamikaze Season 1 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Foreign/Drama
Coming November 17
  Hard Knocks in Season: The Indianapolis Colts HBO original  
  TV/Reality/Sports
Coming November 18
  Craftopia Holiday specials HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV/Family/Reality competition
The Sex Lives of College Girls Season 1 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Comedy
Coming November 19
King Richard HBO Max only
  Drama/Sports, 2021
Coming November 20
  2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony HBO original  
  Music special, 2021
Coming November 26
How to With John Wilson Season 2 HBO original  
  TV/Comedy
Coming December 22
The Matrix Resurrections Trailer HBO Max only
  Sci-fi/Action/Thriller, 2021
Coming January 13, 2022
  Peacemaker Season 1 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Drama/Comedy

 

 

Comments (3)

  • hubmoonprint  

    Hero

  • Cordcutter  

    Don’t mean to threadjack here, but where are the listings for Showtime??

  • BlackBarney  

    You guys used to have comprehensive listings of the best shows and movies on HBO. Do those lists no longer exist? I loved those. It would also be great if ever you could incorporate Showtime into your streaming guides (Crave TV streams everything that is on HBO and Showtime, and more I think...). Thanks!

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