The best TV shows and movies coming to HBO Max in September 2022

The best TV shows and movies coming to HBO Max in September 2022

The best TV shows and movies coming to HBO Max in September 2022


HBO Max’s future is a little weird right now, a fact that’s been widely documented over the past two weeks. Much of the programming, both acquired and original, was erased with little warning, and the programming that survives now has a difficult future ahead of it. Decisions made by Warner Bros. Discovery regarding these removals have been controversial at best, but all we can really do is sit back and watch what happens live.

At the same time, it’s hard to deny that the movies and TV shows coming in September look pretty interesting. You finally have theatrical releases from Warner Bros. streamed, season premieres of shows arriving after long hiatuses, and even some programs from the Discovery + Magnolia network. Whatever your mood, chances are HBO Max will add something to tickle you in September. Here are five releases we think you should check out, along with the full list of movies and TV shows releasing throughout September.



Are you ready to hear Elvis sing the Santa Claus song again? We certainly are, and thank goodness we will now be able to stream these wonderful performances on HBO Max. While “Elvis” certainly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, you can’t deny that he has an infectious energy that can no longer be easily matched.

Of course, the musician’s biographical subgenre seems a bit crowded right now, and if “Bohemian Rhapsody” has taught us anything, it’s that not all of these films are of the highest quality. However, you can’t accuse director Baz Luhrmann of slacking off with this frenetic, idealistic portrayal of an American icon. Austin Butler’s pinpoint rendition of the singer and Tom Hanks’ cartoonish portrayal of Colonel Tom Parker are some of the most compelling performances of the year. As /Film’s Rafael Motamayor said in his Cannes review, “Elvis” is basically a comic book movie without the superheroes, and thank goodness for that.

cat people


Although Paul Verhoeven’s 1982 remake often comes to mind when this title is mentioned, the 1942 original remains a staple in the horror canon. Jacques Tourneur’s tale of love, lust, and cats might not be quite as steamy due to its production under the Hays Code reign. However, you have to watch this movie with your eyes closed if you can’t feel the sexual tension between Simone Simon’s Irena and Kent Smith’s Oliver.

“Cat People” might not be the most terrifying movie, as its restrictions on violence and sexuality might seem pretty corny. However, that’s what makes it all the more appealing to watch from a historical perspective. Horror during the Hayes Code had to get extremely creative in its storytelling, resulting in some of the most memorable and iconic horror movies that are still referenced to this day. “Cat People” is one of those movies, and while it might not be as raunchy as its remake released 40 years later, it’s still worth watching.

We’re all going to the world’s fair


Jane Schoenbrun’s feature debut caused a stir at Sundance in 2021, and with good reason. While quiet and straightforward in its delivery, “We’re All Going to the World’s Fair” offers one of the best looks at internet culture brought to cinema. Anna Cobb’s acting debut as a teenager finding her life consumed by an ARG (alternate reality game) is all too familiar to people the entire majority of whom involved the evolution of the internet.

It also highlights something that many social media crawls fail to recognize; Sometimes the Internet can be a good place. While the film forces Cobb’s Casey through some depressing stuff, it’s ultimately a showcase of how access to information not otherwise available in real life can change the lives of young people. The internet and what it can host is a double-edged sword, but according to Schoenbrun, it’s a sword always worth wielding.

rat hunter


Watching an iconic director’s first film is always an interesting experience. You can see the evolution of their cinematic voice right from the start; maybe they had a strong command of their style early on, or maybe it’s something they eventually became. In the case of Lynne Ramsay, her debut was confident that many still consider among her best.

Minimalist in its dialogue and intense in its imagery, “Ratcher” is a film that is not readily available for streaming in many places. It’s a tough movie to sum up because of that, but it’s kind of obvious given how Ramsay visualizes its plots rather than explaining them. What can be explained is that it explores how growing up is both an exciting and terrifying time, with the mysteries that aging brings sometimes being difficult to digest. Trust us when we say you won’t feel the same after watching it.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2


So, let’s move on to something completely different. The original “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is a classic that can never be replicated, no matter how hard people try to recreate it. With that in mind, why bother recreating it? That’s the question Tobe Hooper asked with this cult classic, which saw the violence of the Sawyer family rise to almost comedic levels. Although the reception upon its release was quite mixed, it received a well-deserved reassessment.

“Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2” is an exercise in excess; there’s more blood, more guts, more chainsaws, and of course, more Leatherface. There are also much more colorful and boisterous characters, especially Dennis Hopper’s gonzo performance as the lord of the harvest, Lt. Lefty Enright. It’s a movie you can just have fun watching, something you don’t have to think about too much. Sit back and let the carnage flow.

Movies and TV Shows Coming to HBO Max in August 2022


September 1st

  • The Accused, 1988

  • Plane II: the sequel, 1982

  • Airplane!, 1980

  • Andy Hardy comes home, 1958

  • Andy Hardy catches spring fever, 1939

  • Andy Hardy meets a debutante, 1940

  • Blonde Trouble by Andy Hardy, 1944

  • The Double Life of Andy Hardy, 1942

  • Andy Hardy’s private secretary, 1941

  • Angela, 1995

  • Another thin man, 1939

  • The brute and the beauty, 1952

  • Bandslam, 2009

  • The Tramp on the Beach, 2019

  • Fine Work, 1999

  • Cat People, 1942

  • Andy Hardy’s Courtship, 1942

  • Divergent, 2014

  • The Divergent Series: Allegiant, 2016

  • The Divergent Series: Insurgents, 2015

  • Double Trouble, 1967

  • Dragonblade, 2015

  • Elvis on tour, 1972

  • My mother’s eyes, 2016

  • The Eyes of Orson Welles, 2018

  • Frankenstein, 1970

  • Happy girl, 1965

  • Glory, 1989

  • Harper, 1966

  • Vacation, 1930

  • Hook, line and sinker, 1931

  • The Host, 2013

  • Time machine, 2010

  • Into the fade, 2017

  • It happened at the Universal Exhibition, 1963

  • Jailhouse Rock, 1957

  • Elite Killer, 2011

  • The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, 1972

  • Life of Crime, 2014

  • Meet Dave, 2008

  • Melancholy, 2011

  • My Bloody Valentine, 1981

  • My week with Marilyn, 2011

  • The Nits, 1935

  • The Oklahoma Kid, 1939

  • Operation Crossbow, 1965

  • The outfit, 1973

  • Please wait, 2017

  • Ratcatcher, 1999

  • Red Dust, 1932

  • The ring two, 2005

  • Rita, Sue and Bob Too, 1987

  • Road to Singapore, 1931

  • Rocknrolla, 2008

  • Rosette, 1999

  • The scapegoat, 1959

  • The sea bass, 1941

  • Howling Eagles, 1956

  • Shadow Dancer, 2012

  • The Shadow of the Slender Man, 1941

  • Song of the Thin Man, 1947

  • Spinout, 1966

  • The Tailor of Panama, 2001

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, 1986

  • There was a crooked man, 1970

  • Until the end of time, 1946

  • Inside Out, 1999

  • Torpedo race, 1958

  • Varda by Agnes, 2019

  • Village of the Damned, 1960

  • Waterloo Bridge, 1940

  • We are all going to the world expo, 2021

  • What’s Below, 2000

  • Where are the boys, 1960

  • Wild Hogs, 2007

  • A woman walks ahead, 2017

  • Working Girls, 1986

  • Young Guns, 1988

  • Young Guns II, 1990

  • Zandy’s Bride, 1974

September 2

  • Elvis, 2022

  • Total Dramarama Season 3B Premiere

September 3

  • Sesame Street Mecha Builders Season 1C Premiere

September 4

  • Primera, 2021

  • The Vampire Diaries, seasons 1 to 8

September 5

  • Beauty and the bandit, 1946

September 7

  • The Brave, 1956

  • Young Sheldon, Season 5

September 9

  • HBO First Look: See How They Work, Season Premiere

  • Moonfall, 2022

  • Save the King (aka Salvar al Rey), Max Original Season 1

  • Tom Swift, Season 1

September 10

  • Impractical Jokers, Season 9C

  • Impassable Jokers, Season 9C Specials

September 12

  • The criminal life of Archibaldo de La Cruz, 1955

September 14

  • Tammie, 2014

September 15

  • Dos Monjes, 1934

  • Lucia, 1968

September 16

  • Good Behavior, Seasons 1-2

  • Los Espookys, season 2 premiere

September 17

  • Secret origin of the Batwheels

September 21

  • Escape from Kabul, 2022

September 22

  • The Hype, Max Original Season 2 Premiere

  • Living Alone, Seasons 1-5

September 23

  • Who is talking to Chris Wallace? Season 1 premiere

September 28

  • Hostages, first documentary series

  • In the storm, 2014

September 29

  • Looney Tunes Cartoons (S5B) Halloween Special Max Original Premiere

September 30

  • Bing, Season 1C

  • Gotham, seasons 1 to 5

  • The Cabin Chronicles Seasons 1-2

  • Courage to Run with Chip Gaines & Gabe Grunewald, Special

  • The craftsman, season 1

  • The established house, season 1

  • Family dinner, seasons 1-2

  • Fixer Upper (Five Seasons Library)

  • Fixer Upper: Behind the Design, Season 1

  • Fixer Upper: Welcome Home, Season 1

  • For the love of kitchens, season 1

  • Growing floret, season 1

  • With us, seasons 1-2

  • In the old, season 1

  • Inn the Works, seasons 1-2

  • The Johnnyswim Show, Seasons 1-2

  • The Lost Kitchen, Seasons 1-2

  • Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines, Seasons 1-6

  • Maine Cabin Masters, Season 7

  • Make Modern with Brooke and Brice, Seasons 1-2

  • Point of view: a designer profile

  • Ranch to Table Seasons 1-2

  • Restoration Road with Clint Harp, Seasons 1-2

  • The Retro Plant Shop with Mikey and Jo, Season 1

  • Baking contest in silos

  • Van Go, seasons 1-2

  • Where We Call Home Seasons 1-2

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