New Arrivals for HBO Max September 2021

Following a very DC-heavy month in August, September is looking to be just as jam-packed for HBO Max. Besides a slew of new diverse and exciting releases, many fan-favorite titles will be returning to the service throughout the month, once again making HBO Max feel even more complete. This incoming pool includes all 8 Harry Potter films, this year’s Mortal Kombat (which still holds the crown for the highest streamed major release on the service), and the one and only Mad Max: Fury Road. September will also feature the streaming debut of the 2021 Oscar-winning film Promising Young Woman.

Though all eyes are on James Wan’s Malignant. After finding massive success with DC’s Aquaman, Wan is heading back to his home of horror with an original story that is said to be inspired by the iconic works of Brian De Palma and Dario Argento. This is Wan’s first horror film that isn’t a sequel since 2013’s The Conjuring. Coming from the mind that also birthed the Insidious and Saw franchises, Malignant is not to miss. In fact, Wan went into this project as a chance to stretch his creative muscles and return to his roots before moving on to Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which is now currently in production and expected to premiere next year.

Those searching for titles steeped more in drama can look forward to Clint Eastwood’s Cry Macho and HBO’s latest miniseries destined for greatness, Scenes From A Marriage starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain. See everything coming to and exiting HBO Max in September 2021 below along with more details on our top recs. The full lists of new arrivals and departures for Netflix, Disney+, and Hulu can also be found on DiscussingFilm.

Our Recs:

Malignant

Coming after The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Malignant is the second major horror release on HBO Max associated with James Wan, but this time with him returning to the director’s chair. This new story, inspired from the vibrant, cinematic horror of the 70s, follows a woman who unexpectedly experiences paralysis from shocking visions of bloody murder. These episodes begin to further blur the line between reality and hysteria, revealing a far more sinister force at hand. Wan’s latest is lead by Annabelle Wallis, most known from her roles on Peaky Blinders and the Annabelle films.

Malignant premieres in theaters and on HBO Max (through the Ad-Free Plan) September 10!

Scenes From A Marriage

Starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, Scenes From A Marriage is seemingly going to be HBO’s next great miniseries. Unbeknownst to many, but this is actually a remake of Ingmar Bergman’s 1973 Swedish program of the same name. The show will explore the contemporary trials and tribulations of the average “committed” American couple. Will writer and director Hagai Levi, most known from The Affair and In Treatment, be able to capture the best out of a power duo like Isaac and Chastain? Given HBO’s impressive track record this year, this is looking very likely.

Scenes From A Marriage debuts September 12 on HBO Max.

Doom Patrol Season 3

The month wouldn’t be complete without more DC. For the past two seasons, Doom Patrol has received critical acclaim for its outlandish yet heartwarming storylines. What’s been called the best live-action DC show of recent is now returning for a third outing on HBO Max to continue where the plot left off in season 2, which was unfortunately cut-off and unable to air its original finale due to the pandemic. Picking up right from where fans last saw the Doom Patrol, the team must finally face off and defeat the Candlemaker. Soon after, the heroic misfits are sent on different crossroads that culminate in what will prove to be their biggest adventure thus far.

Season 3 of Doom Patrol kicks off September 23 only on HBO Max!

HBO Max’s Arrivals for August 2021

Coming September 1

A Hijacking, 2013 (HBO)
The Animal, 2001 (HBO)
Army Of Darkness, 1993 (HBO)
The Benchwarmers, 2006 (HBO)
Bodas de Oro (aka The Anniversary), 2019 (HBO)
The Cell 2, 2009 (HBO)
Cloverfield, 2008 (HBO)
Dead Again, 1991 (HBO)
Deck the Halls, 2006 (HBO)
Detour, 2017 (HBO)
Drinking Buddies, 2013 (HBO)
Epic Movie, 2007 (Extended Version) (HBO)
Event Horizon, 1997 (HBO)
The Evil Dead, 1983 (HBO)
Evil Dead 2, 1987 (HBO)
Flawless, 2008 (HBO)
The Forgotten, 2004 (HBO)
Fun Size, 2012 (HBO)
The Gallows, 2015 (HBO)
The Good German, 2006 (HBO)
The Good Heart, 2010 (HBO)
The Goonies, 1985
Green Lantern, 2011
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 2002
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
Impostor, 2002 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)
Inheritance, 2020 (HBO)
In the Heart of the Sea, 2015 (HBO)
Kany Garcia: Soy Yo En Vivo, 2019 (HBO)
King Kong, 2005 (Extended Version) HBO)
Lady in the Water, 2006 (HBO)
Meet Me in St. Louis, 1944
Mr. Nobody, 2013 (Extended Version) (HBO)
My Golden Days, 2016 (HBO)
Nanny McPhee, 2006 (HBO)
Oblivion, 2013 (HBO)
On the Town, 1949
Ouija: Origin of Evil, 2016 (HBO)
Paulie, 1998 (HBO)
The Poet Of Havana, 2015 (HBO)
Prime, 2005 (HBO)
Prince Avalanche, 2013 (HBO)
Reik En Vivo Desde El Auditorio Nacional, 2015 (HBO)
Rent, 2005 (HBO)
Romeo Santos The King Stays King: Live At Madison Square Garden, 2012 (HBO)
Santana – Corazon: Live From Mexico, Live It To Believe It, 2014 (HBO)
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, 2012 (HBO)
Severance, 2007 (HBO)
Showdown In Little Tokyo, 1991 (HBO)
The Song Remains the Same, 1976
Taken 2, 2012 (Extended Version) (HBO)
Thalia Viva Tour En Vivo, 2014 (HBO)
That’s Entertainment!, 1974
That’s Entertainment! II, 1976
That’s Entertainment! III, 1994
Transformers, 2007 (HBO)
Undisputed, 2002 (HBO)
Vanilla Sky, 2001 (HBO)
View from the Top, 2003 (HBO)
What They Had, 2018 (HBO)
What Women Want, 2000 (HBO)
Yandel: Legacy – De Lider A Leyenda Tour, 2015 (HBO)

Coming September 2

Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Wizard City, Max Original Special Premiere
Sweet Life: Los Angeles, Max Original Season Finale

Coming September 3

Amaraica, 2020 (HBO)
At Last, 2020
Bittu, 2020
Coffee Shop Names, 2020
Liberty Kid, 2007

Coming September 4

News of the World, 2020 (HBO)

Coming September 7

Hard Knocks ’21: The Dallas Cowboys, Season Finale (HBO)

Coming September 8

Nasciturus, 2021

Coming September 9

Mad Max: Fury Road, 2015
Sweet Life: Los Angeles, Max Original Reunion Special
Mortal Kombat, 2021 (HBO) (Available in 4K UHD, HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos in English Only on supported devices)

Coming September 10

Elliott from Earth, Season 1
Malignant, Warner Bros. Film Premiere, 2021 (Available in 4K UHD, HDR10, Dolby Vision)

Coming September 11

Ben 10, Season 4C
NYC Epicenters 9/11→2021½, Documentary Series Finale (HBO)
Walker, Season 1

Coming September 12

Scenes from a Marriage, Limited Series Premiere (HBO)

Coming September 13

Care Bears: Unlock the Magic
I’m Sorry
Little Ellen, Max Original Series Premiere

Coming September 15

A La Calle, 2020
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, 1966

Coming September 16

Tig n’ Seek, Max Original Season 3 Premiere

Coming September 17

Apple & Onion, Season 2B
Cry Macho, Warner Bros. Film Premiere (Available in 4K UHD, HDR10, Dolby Vision)
El Cuartito, 2021 (HBO)
Superman & Lois, Season 1

Coming September 18

The People v. The Klan

Coming September 20

Hard, Season 3 Finale (HBO)
Total Dramarama

Coming September 21

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

Coming September 23

Ahir Shah: Dots, Max Original Special Premiere
Doom Patrol, Max Original Season 3 Premiere
The Other Two, Max Original Season 2 Finale

Coming September 25

Promising Young Woman, 2020 (HBO)

Coming September 26

Nuclear Family, Documentary Series Premiere (HBO)

Coming September 27

Huesped Americano (aka The American Guest), Series Premiere (HBO)
Little Sky, 2021 Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short (HBO)
Neh, 2021 Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short (HBO)
Unmothered, 2021 Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short (HBO)

Coming September 29

Entre Hombres (aka Amongst Men), Series Premiere (HBO)

Coming September 30

The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo, Max Original Season 2 Premiere
Ten-Year-Old Tom, Max Original Series Premiere
Those Who Wish Me Dead, 2021 (HBO) (Available in 4K UHD, HDR10, Dolby Vision)
The Way Down, Max Original Series Premiere
Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs, Max Original Series Premiere

Leaving HBO Max in September

It’s once again time to say goodbye to some big titles on HBO Max, although horror fans are ironically taking a bigger hit this time around, given the release of Malignant. Notable films from the Scream, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Friday the 13th franchises are leaving, as well as more recent horror hits like Doctor Sleep. The Suicide Squad and Reminiscence will also reach their 30-day expiration period. Make sure to read all the lessons more comic-book films can learn from The Suicide Squad here before giving it another re-watch. The entire list of everything leaving HBO Max in September 2021 can be found below.

Leaving September 5

Lost Resort, 2020
The Suicide Squad, 2021

Leaving September 12

CHIPS, 2017 (HBO)

Leaving September 19

Ford V. Ferrari, 2019 (HBO)
Norm Of The North: King Sized Adventure, 2019
Reminiscence, 2021

Leaving September 20

Doctor Sleep, 2020 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)

Leaving September 24

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, 2017 (HBO)

Leaving September 30

Abandon, 2002 (HBO)
Abuela’s Luck, 2019 (HBO)
Addicted to Love, 1997
American History X, 1998
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, 1974 (HBO)
Being Julia, 2004
The Butcher’s Wife, 1991 (HBO)
Cabaret , 1972
Camelot, 1967
City of Angels, 1998
The Craft, 1996
Dark Shadows, 2012 (HBO)
Deerskin, 2020 (HBO)
Demolition Man, 1993
The Devil’s Advocate, 1997
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, 2002
Drumline, 2002 (Extended Version) (HBO)
Dumb & Dumber, 1994
The Electric Horseman, 1979 (HBO)
Endings, Beginnings, 2019 (HBO)
Escape from New York, 1981
Eye for an Eye, 1996 (HBO)
Fierce People, 2007 (HBO)
Final Analysis, 1992 (HBO)
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, 2000 (HBO)
The Flintstones, 1994 (HBO)
Fracture, 2007
From Dusk Till Dawn, 1996
Full Beat, 2018 (HBO)
Ghosts of Mississippi, 1996
Gold Diggers of 1933, 1933
Gold Diggers of 1935, 1955
The Graduate, 1967
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, 2009
Happy-Go-Lucky, 2008 (HBO)
Hardball, 2001 (HBO)
Haywire, 2012 (HBO)
Honeymoon in Vegas, 1992
House Arrest, 2012 (HBO)
House on Haunted Hill, 1999
In & Out, 1997 (HBO)
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, 1993 (HBO)
Jason X, 2002
Jerry Maguire, 1996
JFK, 1991
Joe Versus the Volcano, 1990
Kicking & Screaming, 2005 (HBO)
Klute, 1971
Labyrinth, 1986
Las Herederas (aka The Heiresses), 2019 (HBO)
Last Action Hero, 1993
Leatherface Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, 1990 (HBO)
The Longest Yard, 1974 (HBO)
The Man With The Iron Fists, 2012 (Unrated Version) (HBO)
Marie Antoinette, 2006
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, 1997
Midway, 2019 (HBO)
Million Dollar Mermaid, 1952
Miss Firecracker, 1989 (HBO)
Miss Sharon Jones!, 2015
Murder at 1600, 1997
Murder by Numbers, 2002
Must Love Dogs, 2005
My Bloody Valentine 3-D, 2009 (HBO)
My Super Ex-Girlfriend, 2006 (HBO)
Nights in Rodanthe, 2008
No Reservations, 2007
Not Another Teen Movie, 2001
Observe and Report, 2009
Ola de Crimenes (aka Crime Wave), 2018 (HBO)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico, 2003
One Day, 2001 (HBO)
Outbreak, 1995
Pleasantville, 1998
Point Break, 1991 (HBO)
The Polar Express, 2004
Practical Magic, 1998
Primal Fear, 1996 (HBO)
The Prince of Tides, 1991
Raw Deal, 1986 (HBO)
The Return, 2006 (HBO)
The Right Stuff, 1983
Rumor Has It…, 2005
Scary Movie, 2000
Scary Movie 2, 2001
Scary Movie 3, 2003
Scream, 1996
Scream 2, 1997
Scream 3, 2000
The Search for Santa Paws, 2010 (HBO)
Short Circuit, 1986
Single White Female, 1992
Slackers, 2002
Snakes on a Plane, 2006
Soldier, 1998
The Sweetest Thing, 2002
Tango & Cash, 1989
Ted, 2012 (Unrated Version) (HBO)
Tequila Sunrise, 1998
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, 2006 (Extended Version) (HBO)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 2003
The Time Machine, 1960
Tin Cup, 1996
Torch Song Trilogy, 1988
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection, 2012
The Upside of Anger, 2005
Victor/Victoria, 1982
The Warriors, 1979 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)
The Watch, 2012 (HBO)
Willard, 1971 (HBO)
Wings, 2012

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