What's New on HBO and HBO Max in August 2022

by IMDb-Editors | created - 2 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Your guide to all the new movies and shows streaming on HBO and HBO Max in the US this month.

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1. A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy

28 Metascore

A graphic designer's enviable life slides into despair when his girlfriend breaks up with him.

Director: Roman Coppola | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Katheryn Winnick

Votes: 5,404

Available on HBO on August 1

2. A Most Violent Year (2014)

R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 72,846 | Gross: $5.74M

Available on HBO on August 1

3. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 52,302 | Gross: $8.41M

Available on HBO on August 1

4. Barely Lethal (2015)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Comedy

44 Metascore

A teenage special ops agent coveting a "normal" adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of high school is more challenging than international espionage.

Director: Kyle Newman | Stars: Jaime King, Samuel L. Jackson, Madeleine Stack, Eva G. Cooper

Votes: 22,085

Available on HBO on August 1

5. Belle (2013)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

The biracial daughter, Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), of Royal Navy Captain Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode) is raised by aristocratic Great-uncle Lord William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) in 18th century England.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 30,903 | Gross: $10.73M

Available on HBO on August 1

6. Biker Boyz (2003)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama

36 Metascore

A son of the leader of a legendary group of an urban biker gang tries to retain his championship title.

Director: Reggie Rock Bythewood | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Derek Luke, Orlando Jones, Djimon Hounsou

Votes: 13,504 | Gross: $21.70M

Available on HBO on August 1

7. Blow Out (1981)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

86 Metascore

A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

Votes: 53,768 | Gross: $13.75M

Available on HBO on August 1

8. Blue Velvet (1986)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

76 Metascore

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Votes: 198,925 | Gross: $8.55M

Available on HBO on August 1

9. Bug (2006)

R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr., Lynn Collins

Votes: 35,442 | Gross: $7.01M

Available on HBO on August 1

10. Cadillac Man (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime

50 Metascore

Joey gets 2 days to sell 12 cars to keep his job and keep his girlfriends happy. It gets worse. He's juggling 3 buyers when a guy with a machine gun crashes into the car dealership and takes everybody hostage.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Robin Williams, Tim Robbins, Pamela Reed, Fran Drescher

Votes: 14,589 | Gross: $27.63M

Available on HBO on August 1

11. Charlie's Angels (2000)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

52 Metascore

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.

Director: McG | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray

Votes: 187,565 | Gross: $125.31M

Available on HBO Max on August 1

12. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

48 Metascore

The Angels investigate a series of murders which occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database.

Director: McG | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz, Bernie Mac

Votes: 128,221 | Gross: $100.83M

Available on HBO Max on August 1

13. Chasing Papi (2003)

PG | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

33 Metascore

A successful executive in the cosmetic industry has three sexy girlfriends in three different states. When they decide to visit him in L.A., he's in big trouble.

Director: Linda Mendoza | Stars: Eduardo Verástegui, Roselyn Sanchez, Sofía Vergara, Jaci Velasquez

Votes: 4,240 | Gross: $6.13M

Available on HBO on August 1

14. Children of a Lesser God (1986)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

A new speech teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with the janitor, a deaf woman speechless by choice.

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco

Votes: 17,185 | Gross: $31.85M

Available on HBO on August 1

15. Chocolate City (2015)

R | 91 min | Drama

Life for a struggling college student changes in an instant when he meets the owner of a male strip club who convinces him to give amateur night a whirl.

Director: Jean-Claude La Marre | Stars: Robert Ri'chard, Tyson Beckford, DeRay Davis, Vivica A. Fox

Votes: 1,142 | Gross: $0.21M

Available on HBO on August 1

16. Colors (1988)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks

Votes: 27,130 | Gross: $46.62M

Available on HBO on August 1

17. Damien: Omen II (1978)

R | 107 min | Horror

45 Metascore

Damien the Antichrist, now about to turn thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.

Directors: Don Taylor, Mike Hodges | Stars: William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Robert Foxworth

Votes: 32,515 | Gross: $3.88M

Available on HBO on August 1

18. Dark Places (2015)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

39 Metascore

Libby Day was only eight years old when her family was brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. Almost thirty years later, she reluctantly agrees to revisit the crime and uncovers the wrenching truths that led up to that tragic night.

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner | Stars: Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Chloë Grace Moretz

Votes: 45,507

Available on HBO on August 1

19. Days of Being Wild (1990)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

A man tries to find out who his real mother is after the woman who raised him tells him the truth.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Carina Lau

Votes: 22,502 | Gross: $0.14M

Available on HBO Max on August 1

20. DC Showcase: Constantine - The House of Mystery (2022 Video)

R | 27 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

Occult detective John Constantine is trapped in the House of Mystery, a secret domain where none can escape from.

Director: Matt Peters | Stars: Matt Ryan, Ray Chase, Robin Atkin Downes, Grey Griffin

Votes: 1,382

Available on HBO Max on August 1

21. Enemy (2013)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

61 Metascore

A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 193,260 | Gross: $1.01M

Available on HBO on August 1

22. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)

R | 88 min | Comedy

66 Metascore

Seven stories are trying to answer the question: what is sex? Or maybe they are not trying.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Gene Wilder, Louise Lasser, John Carradine

Votes: 40,054

Available on HBO on August 1

23. Ex Machina (2014)

R | 108 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

78 Metascore

A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno

Votes: 540,912 | Gross: $25.44M

Available on HBO on August 1

24. Fantastic Voyage (1966)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his bloodstream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter it.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 19,086

Available on HBO on August 1

25. Fighting (2009)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

In New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist, who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit.

Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzmán, Zulay Henao

Votes: 33,311 | Gross: $23.04M

Available on HBO on August 1

26. From Hell (2001)

R | 122 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

54 Metascore

In Victorian-era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders of Jack the Ripper.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

Votes: 155,998 | Gross: $31.60M

Available on HBO on August 1

27. Garfield (2004)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

27 Metascore

Jon Arbuckle buys a second pet, a dog named Odie. However, Odie is then abducted and it is up to Jon's cat, Garfield, to find and rescue the canine.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Stephen Tobolowsky, Bill Murray

Votes: 86,989 | Gross: $75.37M

Available on HBO on August 1

28. Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)

PG | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

Jon and Garfield visit the United Kingdom, where a case of mistaken cat identity finds Garfield ruling over a castle. His reign is soon jeopardized by the nefarious Lord Dargis, who has designs on the estate.

Directors: Tim Hill, Steven Rimdzius | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Billy Connolly, Bill Murray

Votes: 43,374 | Gross: $28.43M

Available on HBO on August 1

29. Gaslight (1944)

Passed | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

78 Metascore

Ten years after her aunt was murdered in their London home, a woman returns from Italy in the 1880s to resume residence with her new husband. His obsessive interest in the home rises from a secret that may require driving his wife insane.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, May Whitty

Votes: 29,232

Available on HBO Max on August 1

30. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman

Votes: 91,441 | Gross: $3.31M

Available on HBO Max on August 1

31. Ginger & Rosa (2012)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event that comes to redefine their relationship.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt

Votes: 11,298 | Gross: $1.01M

Available on HBO on August 1

32. How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

R | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

35 Metascore

A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York City.

Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Megan Fox, Kelan Guy

Votes: 69,665 | Gross: $2.78M

Available on HBO on August 1

33. How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

50 Metascore

An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London borough of Croydon.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Matt Lucas

Votes: 11,313 | Gross: $0.08M

Available on HBO on August 1

34. Industry (2020– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama

Young bankers and traders make their way in the financial world in the aftermath of the 2008 collapse.

Stars: Myha'la Herrold, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey, Ken Leung

Votes: 8,979

Season 2 Premiere Available on HBO on August 1

35. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

When strange seeds drift to earth from space, mysterious pods begin to grow and invade San Francisco, replicating the city's residents one body at a time.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 60,841 | Gross: $24.95M

Available on HBO on August 1

36. Ivanhoe (1952)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Votes: 9,440

Available on HBO Max on August 1

37. Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.

Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass | Stars: Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 64,101 | Gross: $4.24M

Available on HBO on August 1

38. Laggies (2014)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes. She takes an opportunity to escape for a week, hiding out in the house of her new 16-year-old friend Annika and her world-weary single dad.

Director: Lynn Shelton | Stars: Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell, Mark Webber

Votes: 44,292 | Gross: $0.44M

Available on HBO on August 1

39. Late August, Early September (1998)

112 min | Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Virginie Ledoyen, François Cluzet, Jeanne Balibar

Votes: 1,811 | Gross: $0.04M

Available on HBO Max on August 1

40. Lean on Pete (2017)

R | 121 min | Adventure, Drama

80 Metascore

A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Charlie Plummer, Amy Seimetz, Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 12,938 | Gross: $1.16M

Available on HBO on August 1

41. Life After Beth (2014)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

50 Metascore

A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.

Director: Jeff Baena | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon

Votes: 21,553 | Gross: $0.08M

Available on HBO on August 1

42. Lions for Lambs (2007)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

47 Metascore

Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Michael Peña

Votes: 50,403 | Gross: $15.00M

Available on HBO on August 1

43. Little Men (2016)

PG | 85 min | Drama

86 Metascore

A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents' battle over a dress shop lease.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina García, Theo Taplitz

Votes: 7,430 | Gross: $0.70M

Available on HBO on August 1

44. Little Women (1994)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance