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July 29, 2020

Coming to HBO Max in August: Seth Rogen's 'An American Pickle,' 'Jojo Rabbit'

Take a look at the list of TV shows and movies that will be added next month

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HBO Max will premiere 'An American Pickle' starring Seth Rogen on Aug. 6. It is the first original feature for the streaming platform.

HBO Max has announced a fresh list of films and TV shows is coming to the streaming platform for the month of August, including Oscar winner "Jojo Rabbit" and original film "An American Pickle."

The film stars Seth Rogen as an early 20th century immigrant and factory worker who falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years. He emerges in present-day Brooklyn and connects with his great-grandson, who is also played by Rogen. "An American Pickle" will premiere on Aug. 6. It's the streaming platform’s first original feature.

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While the plot takes place in New York, the movie was mostly filmed in Pittsburgh. It was produced by Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver. The three have produced several features together, including "50/50" and "Neighbors."

If you missed Taika Waititi's World War II comedy-drama "Jojo Rabbit" in theaters, it will premiere on HBO Max on Aug. 1. Other award-winning films to watch include "Driving Miss Daisy" and "Walk the Line.”

Romance fans also are in for a treat this month. The first two films in Richard Linklater's critically acclaimed "Before" trilogy, "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset," will appear on the platform. The films, which star Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, were inspired by Linklater's serendipitous encounter with a woman he met while visiting Philadelphia.

Additionally, a slew of romantic comedies will become available, including “Serendipity” and “Wedding Crashers.”

The streaming giant also will welcome Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" to the platform. All four original Batman flicks from the 1990s will debut on the platform, as well.

Here's everything coming to HBO Max in August. 

Aug. 1

All the President's Men
Altered States
Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, Season 1
Bad Influence (HBO)
Barkleys of Broadway
Batman Begins
Batman Forever
Batman Returns
The Bear (HBO)
Bee Season (HBO)
Before Sunrise (HBO)
Before Sunset (HBO)
Biloxi Blues (HBO)
Blade Runner: The Final Cut
Blue Crush (HBO)
The Candidate
The Change-Up (Unrated Version) (HBO)
The Dark Knight

The Dishwasher (HBO)
Driving Miss Daisy
The First Grader (HBO)
The First Wives Club
Flipper (HBO)
Flying Down to Rio
Flying Leathernecks
The Fugitive
The Gay Divorcee
Get on Up (HBO)
Go Tell It on the Mountain (HBO)
Grace Unplugged (HBO)
Hard to Kill
Harley Quinn, Seasons 1 and 2
Highlander: The Final Dimension (HBO)
Highlander IV: Endgame (HBO)
The Hindenburg (HBO)
Hours (HBO)
House Party
House Party 2
House Party: Tonight's the Night
How to Be a Player (HBO)
Idiocracy (Extended Version) (HBO)
Jeremiah Johnson
Jim Thorpe: All-American
Jojo Rabbit (HBO)

Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda 2
Leprechaun (HBO)
Leprechaun 2 (HBO)
Leprechaun 3 (HBO)
Leprechaun 4: In Space (HBO)
Leprechaun: Origins (HBO)
The Long Kiss Goodnight
The Lost Boys: The Thirst (HBO)
The Lost Boys: The Tribe (Unrated Version) (HBO)
Love Field (HBO)
Lovelace (HBO)
Lying And Stealing (HBO)
The Marine (Unrated Version) (HBO)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (HBO)
Marvin's Room (HBO)
Monkeybone (HBO)
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (HBO)
Murder at 1600
The Mustang (HBO)
My Sister's Keeper
Nell (HBO)
New Year's Eve (HBO)Ocean's Eleven
On Dangerous Ground
On Golden Pond (HBO)
Phantom (HBO)
Pi (HBO)
Raise the Titanic (HBO)
Romeo Must Die
Savages (Unrated Version) (HBO)
Say It Isn't So (HBO)
Skyline (HBO)
South Central
Spy Game (HBO)
Steven Universe Movie
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Swing Time
10,000 BC
They Live by Night
Things Never Said (HBO)
Three Days of the Condor
Time Bandits (HBO)
Top Hat
Two Minutes of Fame (HBO)
Walk the Line (Extended Version) (HBO)
Without Limits
Yes Man

Aug. 2

I'll Be Gone in the Dark (Docuseries Finale)

Aug. 3

Invisible Stories

Aug. 4

Mob Psycho, Season 1
Promised Neverland, Season 1
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
The Swamp, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

Aug. 6

An American Pickle
Doom Patrol, Season 2 finale
Esme & Roy, Season 2B
On The Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries, Documentary Premiere (CNN)

Aug. 7

Habla Now (HBO)

Aug. 8

Richard Jewell (HBO)

Aug. 9

Perry Mason, Season finale

Aug. 12

Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (HBO)

Aug. 13

Infinity Train, Season 3 Premiere

Aug. 14

Carmen Y Lola (AKA Carmen And Lola) (HBO)

Aug. 15

Birds Of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), 2020 (HBO)

Aug. 16

Lovecraft Country, Series Premiere

Aug. 18

Looney Tunes, Batch 3
Smurfs, Season 2

Aug. 20

The Fungies, Season 1A
Singletown, Season 1

Aug. 21

No Quiero Ser Tu Hermano (AKA I Don't Want to Be Your Brother) (HBO)

Aug. 22

Queen & Slim (HBO)

Aug. 23

Mia's Magic Playground

Aug. 24

I May Destroy You, Finale (HBO)

Aug. 27

Ravi Patel's Pursuit of Happiness, Docuseries Premiere

Aug. 28

Seneca (HBO)
Steven Universe Future, Season Six

Aug. 29

The Way Back (HBO)

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