Streaming in September 2020 on HBO Max

HBO Max in September is highlighted by two original series that couldn’t be more different!

Hello again, streamers! It’s time for another installment of what’s hot – or might be hot – in the streaming world. This week, HBO Max is my chosen focus and for good reason. This company is an AT&T Preferred Dealer, and AT&T owns HBO. That makes cheering on HBO Max like rooting for the home team. Also, there are some interesting things to watch this month, and that’s good enough reason to mention HBO’s streaming service.

HBO Max Great for Original Programming

When it comes to streaming, I love original series and original movies. Sure, curated content is great, but I believe that original content sets each streaming service apart. Since at least The Sopranos, HBO has long been a leader in original content. It’s latest incarnation, HBO Max, continues to carry that torch. The streaming service has a handful of new releases this month. Let’s take a closer look at two of the many great programs that are worth streaming at home.

Raised By Wolves

If streaming dystopian sci-fi series is your thing, look no further. Raised by Wolves tells the story of two androids – Mother and Father – who are raising human children on a hostile planet. The Earth was destroyed in a great war. (It wouldn’t be dystopian if that didn’t happen.) While these children might be humanity’s hope for survival, they might destroy themselves because of their differences. The androids have their work cut out for them!

Raised by Wolves is filled with big names. The famous Ridley Scott directs the first two episodes and is a producer. The series also stars Travis Fimmel of Vikings fame. Since it opened on September 3, 2020, I’m a bit late heading into this series. That’s okay, though. If Mrs. Buckler and I like it, we can bingewatch the entire first season. I’d play you the trailer here but it has plenty of violence and gore, and we’re just not that kind of blog. You can find it on YouTube if you’re interested.

Coastal Elites

When I saw the title of this HBO original movie, I knew I had to look into it. The term “coastal elite” is used to describe intellectual, economically-advantaged people who live in coastal areas of the US, primarily New York City and California. Because Stuart Sweet runs our California operations center, I’ve referred to him as a “coastal elitist.” All joking aside, HBO’s Coastal Elites takes a hilarious look at people who fit this general description.

Judging by the trailer, Coastal Elites is both creative and topical. Depicting the COVID-19 pandemic as its central theme, each star is seen talking into a camera similar to a Zoom meeting. The movie premieres today (September 12, 2020) and stars Bette Midler, Sarah Paulson, Kaitlyn Dever, Dan Levy, and Issa Rae. Since the trailer leans into some rather adult humor, I didn’t include it here. (Like I said above, we’re not that kind of blog.)

Retro Pick: All the Right Moves

All this talk about original shows made me realize that I’m not being fair to curated content. While I love bingewatching a new series as much as the next person, there are times I want to revisit an old classic. Since I grew up in the 1980s, an “old classic” to me is a movie from that golden era. Looking at HBO Max’s September lineup, I’ve found just such a film worth revisiting.

All the Right Moves is more than “just a football movie from the ’80s.” As a kid who grew up in a fading, post-industrial Midwestern town, I related to Stefen Djordjevic’s (Tom Cruise) desire to “get out.” It was a common theme among me and my friends back then. All the Right Moves speaks to that desire in a way that’s sad, poignant, and uplifting. This movie deserves a second (or third) look, and I hope you check it out, too! Here’s the trailer all the way from 1983:

HBO Max in September 2020

These shows are just a small part of what you can stream on HBO Max this month. We’ve listed everything that’s available during the ninth month of the year. Haven’t upgraded to HBO Max yet? That’s okay. The movies listed with “(HBO)” next to the titles are available on the original channel. I’m sure you’ll find something you want to stream on HBO and HBO Max.

September 1

All the Right Moves (HBO)
The Astronaut Farmer (HBO)
Ballmastrz: 9009
Bandidas (HBO)
Barnyard (HBO)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (HBO)
Black Dynamite
Blood Diamond
The Bodyguard
The Brak Show
Butterfield 8
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Caveman (HBO)
Charlotte’s Web
The Cider House Rules (HBO)
City of God (HBO)
Clara’s Heart
Clerks (HBO)
Cold Creek Manor (HBO)
Congo (HBO)
The Conversation
Cop Out
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (HBO)
Date Movie (Unrated Version) (HBO)
Dave, 199
The Devil Inside (HBO)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Doctor Who (Season 12)
Dog Day Afternoon
Dolores Claiborne
Fatal Attraction
Father of the Bride
Final Destination 5 (HBO)
Flight of The Phoenix (HBO)
Forensic Files II (Season 1)
Going the Distance
A Good Year (HBO)
Harlem Nights
Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law
Heartbreakers (HBO)
A Hidden Life (HBO)
Honeymoon in Vegas
Idlewild (HBO)
Impractical Jokers (Seasons 5-8)
Impractical Jokers: After Party
Impractical Jokers: The Movie
In Good Company (HBO)
Joe Pera Talks With You
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (HBO)
Joyful Noise
A Kiss Before Dying (HBO)
The Lake House
Lassie Come Home
Lazor Wulf (Season 1)
Lean on Me
Life with Father
Little (HBO)
Little Women (1949)
Lost in Space
A Man Apart
Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart (Episodes 1-30)
Marathon Man
The Mexican
Miracle Workers (Season 1)
Midnight Run (HBO)
Miracle At St. Anna (HBO)
Miss Congeniality
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Moral Orel (Seasons 1-3)
Murder by Numbers
Observe and Report
Off the Air
An Officer and a Gentleman
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes (Seasons 1-3)
The Operative (HBO)
The Outsiders
Over the Garden Wall
Over the Hedge (HBO)
Point Break (HBO)
Private Benjamin
Prometheus (HBO)
PT 109
Red Riding Hood
The Replacements
Replicas (HBO)
Reversal of Fortune
A Room with A View (HBO)
Sealab 2021 (Seasons 1-5)
See No Evil (HBO)
Shrek Forever After
Sin Cielo (HBO)
The Sitter (Unrated Version) (HBO)
Snakes on a Plane
Son of the Mask
Squidbillies (Seasons 1-12)
Star 80
Sunrise at Campobello
Superjail! (Seasons 1-4)
Tennessee Johnson
Three Kings
Tigtone (Season 1)
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (Seasons 1-5)
Too Beautiful: Our Right to Fight
Two Weeks Notice
V for Vendetta
Victoria and Abdul (HBO)
The Wedding Singer
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
When We Were Kings (HBO)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Wind and the Lion,
Young Sheldon (Seasons 1-3)

September 3

Raised by Wolves (Season 1 Premiere)

September 4

Lo Dejo Cuando Quiera/I Can Quit Whenever I Want (HBO)

September 5

Spies in Disguise (HBO)

September 10

Unpregnant (Film Premiere)

September 11

Detention Adventure (Season 1)

Huracán/Hurricane (HBO)

Make It Big, Make It Small (Season 1)

September 12

Coastal Elites (HBO)

September 14

The Third Day: Limited Series Premiere (HBO)

We Are Who We Are (HBO)

September 15

Re:ZERO (Season 2)

September 17

Weston Woods

September 18

Habla Now (HBO)

La Musiquita Por Dentro (HBO)

September 19

The Invisible Man (HBO)

September 23

Agents of Chaos, Part 1 (HBO)

Agents of Chaos, Part 2 (HBO)

September 25

Fandango at the Wall (HBO)

September 26

Just Mercy (HBO)

September 27

Patria: HBO Europe Series Premiere (HBO)

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.