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What’s new on HBO Max: September 2020’s best new Max Originals, movies, and shows

'The Third Day' and Ridley Scott's 'Raised by Wolves' lead a packed month on new movies and shows on HBO Max.

Aug 31, 2020, 5:31 pm*

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Phil West

  • Originals: Raised by Wolves, Coastal Elites, We Are Who We Are
  • Movies: Grease, Miss Congeniality, The Invisible Man
  • Shows: Doctor Who (season 12)
  • Full list of September 2020 movies
  • Full list of September 2020 shows
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Best new HBO and HBO Max Originals: September 2020

Raised by Wolves

Created by Aaron Guzikowski and produced by Ridley Scott, this epic new sci-fi series is about two androids named Father and Mother, who raise human children in a mysterious new colony planet. Travis Fimmel (Vikings) leads a cast of lesser-known actors in this intriguing new show, whose trailers tease high production values and a dark tone.

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Coastal Elites

Starring Bette Middler, Sarah Paulson, Kaitlyn Dever, Dan Levy and Issa Rae, this is the first really high-profile movie set during the covid-19 pandemic. Filmed in a socially distanced manner, it’s a comedy-drama about five people living in New York and LA.

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Acclaimed indie filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) shifts over to TV for this limited series, a coming-of-age story set around an army base in Italy. Taking place in 2016, the series explores romance, identity, and friendship among a group of teenagers, with an impressive cast including Chloë Sevigny, Kid Cudi, and Jack Dylan Grazer.

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Best new movies on HBO Max: September 2020

Grease

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star in this iconic 1978 musical rom-com, set in a 1950s high school. It’s full of beloved song-and-dance numbers, including “Greased Lightnin’,” “Summer Nights,” and “You’re the One that I Want.”

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Miss Congeniality

Sandra Bullock stars in this hilarious comedy about an FBI agent who must go undercover at a beauty pageant. A classic of the early 2000s, this movie rightfully earned a cult following, showcasing Bullock’s incredible charisma and comedic instincts.

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The Invisible Man

This low-budget reboot turned out to be a godsend for the vintage Invisible Man franchise, about an eccentric scientist who (you guessed it) finds a way to turn himself invisible. Filmmaker Leigh Whannell revamped the old idea as a thriller about a woman (Elisabeth Moss) fleeing her abusive ex-boyfriend, who uses his invisibility powers to gaslight and torment her.

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Best new shows on HBO Max: September 2020

Doctor Who, season 12

Airing in early 2020 in the UK, this is the second season from showrunner Chris Chibnall and lead actress Jodie Whittaker, traveling through space and time with three companions. A perennial favorite among fans of family-friendly sci-fi, Doctor Who‘s twelfth season earned largely positive reviews, with warm praise for Whittaker.

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Best recent releases on HBO Max: Editors’ picks

Lovecraft Country

Based on the book by Matt Ruff, new HBO original Lovecraft Country takes us to 1950s Jim Crow America as Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors), his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett), and Atticus’ uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) as they search for Atticus’ missing father (Michael K. Williams). But racism isn’t the only horror that awaits them and threatens their lives; monsters are on the loose, too.

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I May Destroy You (HBO)

The half-hour HBO series, written, produced by, and starring Michaela Coel, excels at these little details. It explores not just the aftermath of sexual assault but how survivors are often commodified and the culture that enables it. —Audra Schroeder

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September 2020 new HBO and HBO Max Originals

Available Sept. 3

  • Raised by Wolves premiere

Available Sept. 10

  • Unpregnant

Available Sept. 12

  • Coastal Elites

Available Sept. 14

  • The Third Day
  • We Are Who We Are

 Exact dates to be announced

  • The Murders at White House Farm
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down
  • Haute Dog
  • Mo Willems and The Storytime All-Stars Present: Don’t Let The Pigeon Do Storytime!

 

Sept. 2020 HBO Max new movies

Available Sept. 1

  • 93Queen, 2018
  • All The Right Moves, 1983 (HBO)
  • The Astronaut Farmer, 2007 (HBO)
  • Badlands, 1973
  • Ballmastrz: 9009, 2018
  • Bandidas, 2006 (HBO)
  • Barnyard, 2006 (HBO)
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2012 (HBO)
  • Black Dynamite, 2012
  • Blood Diamond, 2006
  • The Bodyguard, 1992
  • The Brak Show, 2000
  • Butterfield 8, 1960
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1958
  • Caveman, 1981 (HBO)
  • Charlotte’s Web, 1973
  • The Cider House Rules, 1999 (HBO)
  • City Of God, 2003 (HBO)
  • Clara’s Heart, 1988
  • Clerks, 1994 (HBO)
  • Cold Creek Manor, 2003 (HBO)
  • Congo, 1995 (HBO)
  • The Conversation, 1974
  • Cop Out, 2010
  • The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, 2008 (HBO)
  • Date Movie, 2006 (Unrated Version) (HBO)
  • Dave, 1993
  • The Devil Inside, 2012 (HBO)
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, 2002
  • Dog Day Afternoon, 1975
  • Dolores Claiborne, 1995
  • Election, 1999
  • Fatal Attraction, 1987
  • Father of the Bride, 1950
  • Final Destination 5, 2011 (HBO)
  • Flight Of The Phoenix, 2004 (HBO)
  • Going the Distance, 2010
  • A Good Year, 2006 (HBO)
  • Grease, 1978
  • Harlem Nights, 1989
  • Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, 2000
  • Heartbreakers, 2001 (HBO)
  • A Hidden Life, 2019 (HBO)
  • Honeymoon in Vegas, 1992
  • Idlewild, 2006 (HBO)
  • Impractical Jokers: After Party, 2002
  • Impractical Jokers: The Movie, 2020
  • Infomercials, 2013
  • In Good Company, 2004 (HBO)
  • Jackson, 2016
  • JFK, 1991
  • Joe Pera Talks With You, 2018
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, 2012 (HBO)
  • Joyful Noise, 2012
  • A Kiss Before Dying, 1991 (HBO)
  • The Lake House, 2006
  • Lassie Come Home, 1943
  • Lean on Me, 1989
  • Life with Father, 1947
  • Little, 2019 (HBO)
  • Little Women, 1949
  • Lost in Space, 1998
  • A Man Apart, 2003
  • Marathon Man, 1976
  • The Mexican, 2001
  • Midnight Run, 1988 (HBO)
  • Miracle At St. Anna, 2008 (HBO)
  • Miss Congeniality, 2000
  • Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, 2005
  • Murder by Numbers, 2002
  • Netizens, 2018
  • Observe and Report, 2009
  • Off the Air, 2011
  • An Officer and a Gentleman, 1982
  • The Operative, 2019 (HBO)
  • The Outsiders, 1983
  • Over the Garden Wall, 2014
  • Over The Hedge, 2006 (HBO)
  • Point Break, 1991 (HBO)
  • Private Benjamin, 1980
  • Prometheus, 2012 (HBO)
  • PT 109, 1963
  • Red Riding Hood, 2011
  • The Replacements, 2000
  • Replicas, 2019 (HBO)
  • Reversal of Fortune, 1990
  • A Room With A View, 1986 (HBO)
  • See No Evil, 2006 (HBO)
  • Shrek Forever After, 2010
  • Sin Cielo, 2018 (HBO)
  • The Sitter, 2011 (Unrated Version) (HBO)
  • Snakes on a Plane, 2006
  • Son of the Mask, 2005
  • Star 80, 1983
  • Sunrise at Campobello, 1960
  • Tennessee Johnson, 1942
  • Three Kings, 1999
  • Too Beautiful: Our Right to Fight, 2018
  • Two Weeks Notice, 2002
  • V for Vendetta, 2006
  • Victoria and Abdul, 2017 (HBO)
  • The Wedding Singer, 1998
  • Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, 1994
  • When We Were Kings, 1996 (HBO)
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966
  • The Wind and the Lion, 1975

Available Sept. 4

  • Lo Dejo Cuando Quiera (Aka I Can Quit Whenever I Want), 2019 (HBO)

Available Sept. 5

  • Spies in Disguise, 2019 (HBO)

Available Sept. 10

  • Unpregnant, Film Premiere

Available Sept. 11

  • Huracán (Aka Hurricane), 2019 (HBO)

Available Sept. 17

  • Weston Woods

Available Sept. 18

  • Habla Now (HBO)
  • La Musiquita Por Dentro

Available Sept. 19

  • The Invisible Man

Available Sept. 25

  • Fandango at the Wall

Available Sept. 26

  • Just Mercy


 

Sept. 2020 new shows

Available Sept. 1

  • Young Sheldon, Seasons 1-3
  • Tigtone, Season 1
  • Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Seasons 1-5
  • Superjail!, Seasons 1-4
  • Squidbillies, Seasons 1-12
  • Sealab 2021, Seasons 1-5
  • OK K.O.!
  • Let’s Be Heroes, Seasons 1-3
  • Moral Orel, Seasons 1-3
  • Miracle Workers, Season 1
  • Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart, Episodes 1-30
  • Lazor Wulf, Season 1
  • Impractical Jokers, Seasons 5-8
  • Forensic Files II, Season 1
  • Doctor Who, Season 12

Available Sept. 3

  • Raised by Wolves premiere

Available Sept. 11

  • Detention Adventure, Season 1
  • Make It Big, Make It Small, Season 1

Available Sept. 12

  • Coastal Elites (HBO)

Available Sept. 14

  • The Third Day, Limited Series Premiere (HBO)
  • We Are Who We Are, Drama Series Premiere (HBO)

Available Sept. 15

  • Re:ZERO, Season 2

Available Sept 23

  • Agents of Chaos Parts 1 & 2 (HBO)

Available Sept. 27

  • Patria (HBO)

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*First Published: Aug 31, 2020, 5:30 pm