It’s been a totally chill and normal month for HBO Max. Definitely nothing significant happened to affect the best streaming service around, like, say, new CEO David Zaslav canceling a bunch of forthcoming shows and even a $90 million Batgirl movie and making the decision to remove a bunch of content—including movies and shows produced specifically for HBO and HBO Max—as part of an apparent scheme to, I don’t know, piss off loyal customers and all of Hollywood.
Oh wait, all that actually did happen? Well fuck.
In light of all of that, you might be considering dropping your HBO Max subscription in the near future, and I don’t know that the streamer’s slate of upcoming September content will do much to change your mind.
The month’s biggest get is undoubtedly Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, the musical biopic that actually managed a rare movies-for-adults pandemic box office win over the summer, birthing my favorite meme of 2022 in the process. The film arrives on HBO Max on Sept. 2. That’s so soon! RIP movie theaters.
Otherwise, I’m jazzed about the long-in-coming second season of Los Espookys (Sept. 16), three years after the debut of the first season of the low-key Spanish language ghost-hunting comedy. If you dig What We Do in the Shadows, this is your next favorite show.
Also worth highlighting:
We’re All Going to the World’s Fair (Sept. 1), a freaky psychological art house horror flick about a girl who gets sucked into the world of an online cult/meme/conspiracy thing.
The Hype season 2 (Sept. 22), the return of the reality competition series pitting up-and-coming streetwear designers against one another.
Moonfall (Sept. 9), a supremely dumb Roland Emmerich disaster movie about the moon falling out of orbit for some reason; for viewers who thought The Core was too scientifically rigorous.
A bunch of Magnolia Network reality content ported over from Discovery+ (Sept. 30), but if you wanted that, you’d probably have already subscribed to Discovery+.
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Here’s everything coming to (and leaving) HBO Max in September…unless David Zaslav decides to delete a bunch more old content before then. Titles with (HBO) next to them are available on HBO and HBO Max; everything else is exclusive to HBO Max.
What’s coming to HBO Max in September 2022
Arriving Sept. 1
The Accused, 1988 (HBO)
Airplane II: The Sequel, 1982 (HBO)
Airplane!, 1980 (HBO)
Andy Hardy Comes Home, 1958
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever, 1939
Andy Hardy Meets a Debutante, 1940
Andy Hardy’s Blonde Trouble, 1944
Andy Hardy’s Double Life, 1942
Andy Hardy’s Private Secretary, 1941
Another Thin Man, 1939
The Bad and the Beautiful, 1952
Bandslam, 2009 (HBO)
The Beach Bum, 2019 (HBO)
Beau Travail, 1999
Cat People, 1942
The Courtship of Andy Hardy, 1942
Divergent, 2014 (HBO)
The Divergent Series: Allegiant, 2016 (HBO)
The Divergent Series: Insurgent, 2015 (HBO)
Double Trouble, 1967
Dragon Blade, 2015 (HBO)
Elvis on Tour, 1972
The Eyes of My Mother, 2016 (HBO)
The Eyes of Orson Welles, 2018
Girl Happy, 1965
Hook, Line and Sinker, 1931
The Host, 2013 (HBO)
Hot Tub Time Machine, 2010 (HBO) (Extended Version)
In the Fade, 2017 (HBO)
It Happened at the World’s Fair, 1963
Jailhouse Rock, 1957
Killer Elite, 2011 (HBO)
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, 1972
Life of Crime, 2014 (HBO)
Meet Dave, 2008 (HBO)
Melancholia, 2011 (HBO)
My Bloody Valentine, 1981 (HBO) (Extended Version)