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New Arrivals for HBO Max April 2023

by Andrew J. Salazar
Elizabeth Olsen stars as the real-life accused ax murderer Candy Montgomery taking a shower with bloody hands in the original true crime miniseries LOVE & DEATH coming to HBO Max in April 2023.

HBO Max has got quite an exciting lineup for April 2023. HBO premiered the fourth and final ongoing season of Succession in March and will be doing the exact same this month with Barry Season 4. The highly anticipated revival of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s cult MTV series Clone High is coming to HBO Max this month too. Furthermore, all eyes are on the new HBO Max original limited series Love & Death starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons. Following the show’s premiere at this year’s SXSW Film & TV Festival, most if not all buzz surrounding Love & Death pointed to this being a super hot contender in the upcoming 2023 Emmy season. Based on an unlikely true crime story, this HBO Max original is surely going to be one of the most talked about new shows of April 2023.

There’s more to unpack on HBO Max in April 2023, including the Titans Season 4 mid-season premiere, the new animated series Fired on Mars starring Pete Davidson, and the special docu-series Warner Bros. 100 Years which celebrates the landmark century anniversary of the iconic movie studio. The critically-acclaimed musical documentary Moonage Daydream from director Brett Morgen makes its streaming debut this month as well. An out-of-body exploration into the life of the one and only David Bowie featuring never-before-seen footage and performances, Moonage Daydream was praised for blurring the line between documentary and musical experience. HBO Max subscribers in April 2023 can also stream must-see masterpieces like Henry Selick’s Coraline, Bong Joon-ho’s The Host, and the underrated 2019 war drama Monos from Colombian filmmaker Alejandro Landes. Of course, laugh-out-loud comedies like The House Bunny and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby can’t be forgotten too.

Discover more on our monthly recs below and then check out the full list of everything coming to and leaving HBO Max in April 2023. You can also find out what’s arriving and leaving from Netflix and Disney+ right here on DiscussingFilm.

Our Recs:

Clone High

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s adult animated series Clone High is back by popular demand. Fans can expect more high school drama with everyone’s favorite cloned teen versions of history’s greatest figures. Will Forte as Abe Lincoln, Nicole Sullivan as Joan of Arc, Donald Faison as George Washington Carver, Judah Miller as Scan Grade, Phil Lord as Principal Scudworth, and Chris Miller as JFK/Mr. B all bring back their vocal talents for the HBO Max revival. Clone High Season 2 will additionally introduce Ayo Edebiri (The Bear) as Harriet Tubman, Kelvin Yu (Bob’s Burgers) as Confucius, Jana Schmieding (Reservation Dogs) as Sacagawea, Vicci Martinez (Orange Is the New Black) as Frida Kahlo, Neil Casey (Big Mouth) as Topher Bus (Christopher Columbus), and Sam Richardson (The Afterparty) as Wesley.

Replacing voice actress Christa Miller as Cleopatra is Iranian-American comedian Mitra Jouhari (Three Busy Debras). In case it wasn’t already obvious, Ghandi voiced by Michael McDonald will not be returning as the cultural controversy surrounding the character is what got the show originally canceled. But fans should fear not of that happening again as Clone High Season 3 is already ordered at HBO Max, meaning that this first batch of new episodes is just the beginning. As all the clones are unthawed from their frozen 20-year stasis from prom night, who knows what more good old-fashioned adolescent hijinks they’ll find themselves in? The first season of Clone High can be currently found on Paramout+ for those interested.

Clone High Season 2 premieres on HBO Max April 14, 2023!

Barry: Season 4

HBO’s Emmy-winning dark comedy series reaches its conclusion in Barry Season 4. Things looked like they were over for Barry Berkman at the end of Season 3 with the hitman finally in police custody, but series creators Alec Berg and Bill Hader seem to have one more trick up their sleeves. All 8 episodes of Barry Season 4 are directed by Hader himself, with the titular character seemingly spending most of the final season from inside his prison cell.

While Barry loses his mind in the slammer, the many people he left behind in the outside world begin to spiral in his absence. Viewers get to mainly see this with his girlfriend Sally Reed (Sarah Goldberg) and fan-favorite mobster NoHo Hank (Anthony Carrigan), who both commit murder for the first time. Obviously, the final season of Barry wouldn’t be complete without Stephen Root as the backstabbing Monroe Fuches and Henry Winkler as acting coach Gene Cousineau.

Barry Season 4 kicks off on HBO Max April 16, 2023!

Love & Death

Love & Death is the latest true crime adaptation to hit streaming, although the star duo of Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons give this series a cutting sharp edge. Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland) and written by David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies), Love & Death follows the true story of Candy Montgomery, a devout Christian housewife who is soon accused of the ax murder of fellow church member Betty Gore in 1980s Wylie, Texas. After having an affair with Betty’s husband Allan Gore (Jesse Plemons), all roads lead to Candy being guilty. But Love & Death is much more than your average true crime drama, it seeks to dive into the psyche of a quiet faithful community and uncover what kind of sinister thoughts boil underneath when left unchecked.

Elizabeth Olsen, in her first non-Marvel role since 2018, and Jesse Plemons are joined by an electric cast ensemble that features the likes of Krysten Ritter, Lily Rabe, Patrick Fugit, Elizabeth Marvel, Tom Pelphrey, Beth Broderick, and Keir Gilchrist. Judging from early reactions, Love & Death could go far in the limited series category at the 2023 Primetime Emmys. Could Elizabeth Olsen have yet another shot at glory after being nominated for WandaVision in 2021? Tune in to the three-episode premiere of Love & Death on HBO Max this April to find out.

Love & Death debuts on HBO Max April 27, 2023!

HBO Max Arrivals for April 2023

Coming April 1

The Blue Lagoon, 1980
Breathe, 2017 (HBO)
The Brother’s Warner, 2007
The Circle, 2017 (HBO)
Clean and Sober, 1988 (HBO)
The Cold Light of Day, 2012 (HBO)
Coraline, 2009 (HBO)
City by the Sea, 2002 (HBO)
Dark Blue, 2002 (HBO)
Drive Angry, 2011 (HBO)
Dumb & Dumber To, 2014 (HBO)
Enter the Warrior’s Gate, 2016 (HBO)
Entertainment, 2015 (HBO)
Evan Almighty, 2007 (HBO)
Experimenter, 2015 (HBO)
Ghost, 1990 (HBO)
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, 2009 (HBO)
Harriet The Spy, 1996 (HBO)
Hit & Run, 2012 (HBO)
Homegrown, Season 3
The Host, 2007 (HBO)
House at the End of the Street, 2012 (HBO)
The House Bunny, 2008
Hunter Killer, 2018 (HBO)
I Am Love, 2009 (HBO)
Iris, 2014 (HBO)
The Kid, 2019 (HBO)
Kiss the Girls, 1997 (HBO)
Knowing, 2009 (HBO)
Land of the Pharaohs, 1955
The Last Circus, 2010 (HBO)
The Last Days on Mars, 2013 (HBO)
Lemon, 2017 (HBO)
Let’s Be Cops, 2014 (HBO)
Letters To Juliet, 2010 (HBO)
A Lion is in the Streets, 1953
The Long Riders, 1980 (HBO)
Lucy, 2014 (HBO)
Monos, 2019 (HBO)
Mud, 2013 (HBO)
Music Within, 2007 (HBO)
Mystic Pizza, 1988 (HBO)
Noma: My Perfect Storm, 2015 (HBO)
No Way Out, 1987 (HBO)
One Missed Call, 2008 (HBO)
Outlaws, 2017 (HBO)
Outrage, 2009 (HBO)
The Piece Maker, Season 1 (Magnolia)
Push, 2009 (HBO)
Rachel, Rachel, 1968
Results, 2015 (HBO)
Safe Haven, 2013 (HBO)
Safe in Hell, 1931
School Life, 2016 (HBO)
Smokin’ Aces, 2006 (HBO)
The Smurfs 2, 2013
The Smurfs Movie, 2011
The Soloist, 2009 (HBO)
Spring Breakers, 2012 (HBO)
Storm Warning, 1951
The Strawberry Blonde, 1941
Taken 3, 2014 (HBO)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, 2006
Tangerine, 2015 (HBO)
Trespass Against Us, 2016 (HBO)
Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos (Aka A Brave Little Rooster), 2015 (HBO)
Valkyrie, 2008 (HBO)
Walker: Independence, 2023
The Wave, 2016 (HBO)
We Are The Best!, 2014 (HBO)
White God, 2014 (HBO)
Whitey: United States Of America V. James J. Bulger, 2014 (HBO)

Coming April 3

Royal Crackers, Season 1

Coming April 4

Craig of the Creek, Season 4E

Coming April 6

Looney Tunes Cartoons, Max Original Season 5 Premiere
The Winchesters, Season 1

Coming April 7

Kung Fu, Season 3
Music Box: Jason Isbell: Running With Our Eyes Closed (HBO)

Coming April 9

Happy to be Home with the Benkos, Season 1

Coming April 11

U.S. Women’s Soccer vs. Republic of Ireland
Highlights: U.S. Women’s Soccer vs. Republic of Ireland
The Last Ship, 2014

Coming April 13

Titans, Max Original Season 4, Mid-Season Premiere

Coming April 14

A Black Lady Sketch Show, Season 4 Premiere (HBO)
BringBackAlice, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
Clone High, 2002

Coming April 16

100 Foot Wave, Season 2 Premiere (HBO)
Barry, Season 4 Premiere (HBO)

Coming April 17

Para – We Are King (Para – Wir Sind King), Max Original Season 2 Premiere

Coming April 18

Bugs Bunny Builders, Season 1D

Coming April 19

U.S. Men’s Soccer vs. Mexico
Highlights: U.S. Men’s Soccer vs. Mexico

Coming April 20

Fired on Mars, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Coming April 21

Diary of an Old Home, Season 2
Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?, Season 3

Coming April 23

Doctor Who: Power of the Doctor, Special
Somebody Somewhere, Season 2 Premiere (HBO)

Coming April 27

The Dog House: UK, Max Original Season 4 Premiere
Love & Death, Max Original Limited Series Premiere

Coming April 28

Headless Chickens (Pollos sin cabeza), Max Original
Warner Bros. 100 Years, Max Original Docu Series Premiere

Coming April 29

Moonage Daydream, 2022

Leaving HBO Max in April 2023

Sadly, the list of titles leaving HBO Max in April 2023 is jam-packed with beloved gems. The LEGO Batman Movie directed by Chris McKay is leaving HBO Max just shortly after his horror comedy Renfield, starring Nicolas Cage as Dracula and Nicholas Hoult as his titular servant, debuts in theaters this April. Ridley Scott’s epic medieval drama The Last Duel led by Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, Adam Driver, and Ben Affleck has garnered more love since its 2021 release and sees the famed director firing on all cylinders, making it a worthwhile watch before it expires from the streamer this month. James Wan’s cult horror film Malignant is another tragic departure that subscribers will have no choice but to cope with.

If that wasn’t already enough, Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-nominated noir Nightmare Alley is leaving at the end of the month as well. More popular films set to expire from HBO Max in April 2023 include Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights, David Fincher’s Se7en, and Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. Those who just saw the incredible Creed III in theaters will want to take note that both Creed and Creed II are being removed from the platform too. Additionally, now’s the time to re-watch I Am Legend before it leaves as I Am Legend 2 with Will Smith is now confirmed to be in the works. There’s way more ground to cover, so check out the full list of everything leaving HBO Max in April 2023 below and make sure to update those last-chance watch lists.

Leaving April 2

Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, 2013

Leaving April 4

We’re The Millers, 2013 (HBO)

Leaving April 5

The Inside Story, 1948
Reminiscence, 2021 (HBO)

Leaving April 11

Adult Swim Yule Log (aka The Fireplace)

Leaving April 12

About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, 2012 (HBO)

Leaving April 13

The Last Duel, 2021
Game Theory With Bomani Jones, Season 1

Leaving April 18

The LEGO Batman Movie, 2017

Leaving April 24

Tom and Jerry Cowboy Up!, 2022

Leaving April 27

Malignant, 2021 (HBO)

Leaving April 30

47 Ronin, 2013 (HBO)
3 Godfathers, 1948
Accepted, 2006 (HBO)
The Adventures of Robin Hood, 1938
A Private War, 2018 (HBO)
An American in Paris, 1951
The American President, 1995
Any Given Sunday, 1999
Australia, 2008 (HBO)
Before I Fall, 2017 (HBO)
Ben-Hur, 1959
Black Legion, 1937
Blade, 1998
Blood Diamond, 2006
Blow Out, 1981 (HBO)
The Bodyguard, 1992
Boogie Nights, 1997
The Book of Eli, 2010
The Bourne Identity, 2002 (HBO)
The Bourne Supremacy, 2004 (HBO)
Bringing up Baby, 1938
Brothers By Blood, 2020 (HBO)
Cabaret, 1972
Caddyshack, 1980
Captain Phillips, 2013 (HBO)
Carefree, 1938
Car on a Hot Tin Roof, 1958
The Champ, 1979
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 2005
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 1968 (HBO)
A Christmas Story, 1983
Citizen Kane, 1941
College, 2008 (HBO)
Colors, 1988 (HBO)
Confessions of a Nazi Spy, 1939
Crazy, Stupid, Love., 2011
Creed, 2015
Creed II, 2018
A Damsel in Distress, 1937
Deep Blue Sea, 1999
Demolition Man, 1993
Designing Woman, 1957
Devil’s Due, 2014 (HBO)
Disturbing Behavior, 1998 (HBO)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, 2002
Dog Day Afternoon, 1975
Dumb & Dumber, 1994
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, 2003
Enter The Dragon, 1973
Escape Plan 2: Hades, 2018 (HBO)
The Expendables 2, 2012
The Expendables 3, 2014
The Expendables, 2010
Eyes Wide Shut, 1999
Fashions of 1934, 1934
Final Destination, 2002
Frailty, 2001 (HBO)
The French Lieutenant’s Woman, 1981 (HBO)
Friday, 1995
Frida, 2002 (HBO)
The Fugitive, 1993
Generation Por Que?, 2021 (HBO)
Geronimo: An American Legend, 1993
Graffiti Bridge, 1990 (HBO)
The Great Gatsby, 2013
Hairspray (Musical Remake), 2007
The Hangover Part II, 2011
The Hangover Part III, 2013
Happy Feet, 2006
Happy Feet Two, 2011
He’s Just Not That Into You, 2009
High Society, 1956
Hotel Rwanda, 2004 (HBO)
House Party, 1990
House Party 2, 1991
House Party 3, 1994
House Party 4: Down To The Last Minute, 2001
How the West Was Won, 1962
I Am Legend, 2007
I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, 1988 (HBO)
Insomnia, 2002
Interview with the Vampire, 1994
Jezebel, 1938
Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, 2001 (HBO)
King Kong, 1933
La Boda De Rosa (Aka Rosa’s Wedding), 2020 (HBO)
Life Of Crime, 2013 (HBO)
Lethal Weapon, 1987
Lethal Weapon 2, 1989
Lethal Weapon 3, 1992
Lethal Weapon 4, 1998
Little Shop of Horrors, 1986
Little Women, 1949
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, 1983
Magnum Force, 1973
The Man Who Came to Dinner, 1942
Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World, 2003 (HBO)
Meet Me in St. Louis, 1944
Menace II Society, 1993
Misery, 1990
Miss Congeniality, 2000
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, 2005
Murder by Numbers, 2002
Murder In The First, 1995 (HBO)
The Music Man, 1962
Mutiny on the Bounty, 1935
My Life In Ruins, 2009 (HBO)
Navy Seals, 1990 (HBO)
The New Guy, 2002 (HBO)
Next Friday, 2000
Nightmare Alley, 2021
The Notebook, 2004
Nothing But Trouble, 1991 (HBO)
Ocean’s Eight, 2018
Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn, 2013 (HBO)
One For The Money, 2012 (HBO)
The Philadelphia Story, 1940
Para Rosa (Aka For Rosa), 2020 (HBO)
Point Break, 1991
Poltergeist, 1982
Purple Rain, 1984
The Queen, 2006 (HBO)
Race, 2016 (HBO)
Ready Player One, 2018
Red, 2010 (HBO)
The Replacements, 2000
Risky Business, 1983
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, 1991
Rugrats Go Wild, 2003 (HBO)
Rugrats In Paris: The Movie, 2000 (HBO)
The Rugrats Movie, 1998 (HBO)
Safe, 2012 (HBO)
San Francisco, 1936
Se7en, 1995
Shaft, 1971
Shall We Dance, 1937
The Shawshank Redemption, 1994
Shutter, 2010 (HBO)
Silent Hill: Revelation 3d, 2012 (HBO)
Sleeping With The Enemy, 1991 (HBO)
The Smurfs 2, 2013
The Smurfs (Movie), 2011
Snakes on a Plane, 2006
Something Borrowed, 2011 (HBO)
Space Jam, 1996
St. Elmo’s Fire, 1985
Stargate, 1994 (HBO)
A Star is Born, 1954
A Star is Born, 1976
The Stepford Wives, 2004 (HBO)
Stuck On You, 2003 (HBO)
Superbad, 2007
Taxi Driver, 1976
Tenet, 2020
Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 1991 (HBO)
This Is the End, 2013
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, 2005
A Time to Kill, 1996
To Have and to Have Not, 1944
Top Hat, 1935
Training Day, 2001
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1948
Twilight Zone: The Movie, 1983 (HBO)
Twister, 1996
Unbroken, 2014 (HBO)
U.S. Marshals, 1998
The Unsinkable Molly Brown, 1964
The Vanishing Of Sidney Hall, 2017 (HBO)
Wag the Dog, 1997
The Wedding Singer, 1998
Westworld (Movie), 1973
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, 1962
When Harry Met Sally, 1989
Where Eagles Dare, 1968
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966
The Wild Thornberrys Movie, 2002 (HBO)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 1971
The Wings of Eagles, 1957
The Witches of Eastwick, 1987
The Witches, 1990
True Crime, 1999 (HBO)
Wyatt Earp, 1994
You Got Served, 2004
You, Me And Dupree, 2006 (HBO)
Young Adult, 2021 (HBO)
You’ve Got Mail, 1998

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1 comment

John dee April 12, 2023 || 9:43 am - 9:43 am

And this is why I am going back to my own server
You know where nothing ever leaves.

For the amount of money you pay for all these streaming services you can purchase a 20tb hdd and put all the shows you ever want to watch on it.


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