Leaving HBO Max in August 2022: Four great dramas to watch before they skip the platform

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5 HBO Max movies to watch before they leave in August 2022



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Dozens of HBO Max movies are leaving the service in August 2022, only similar every other calendar month. This time, several big franchises are saying farewell, including all of the Harry Potter movies.

Fortunately, many of the best HBO Max shows and movies remain and new projects continue to drib every calendar week. Similar other streaming services, HBO Max cycles through titles often. Some of them cease up on elsewhere, while others just disappear into the digital wind. At least the quality of HBO Max’s library is always loftier; that’s why nosotros’ve named it the best streaming service.

With our recommendations, y’all’ll accept a better risk of making the most of your HBO Max subscription this month. The list of parting movies has something for everyone, including superhero fare, supernatural horror and a star-studded heist film.

Here’s what to watch before they get out HBO Max in Baronial 2022. Plus, check out our ongoing guide on
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The best HBO Max movies leaving in August 2022

The Dark Knight

Christopher Nolan’s gritty take on Batman is widely considered one of the all-time superhero flick serial in the genre. Both The Night Knight and its predecessor, Batman Begins, are leaving HBO Max, though nosotros expect them to return at some point since they’re Warner Bros. movies based on a DC property. And so over again, Nolan has fallen out with the studio, and then who knows? Take your risk to watch or rewatch while you tin.

The Dark Knight is the peak of his trilogy, featuring an Oscar-winning performance by the late Heath Ledger as the Joker opposite Christian Bale’s Batman.  Ledger embodies the villain’south disturbing, psychopathic malevolence with nearly frightening clarity. Equally the Joker sows anarchy and terror in Gotham City, Batman grapples with the moral complexities of vigilantism and whether the ends always justify the means.

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Terminal Destination

All 5 Concluding Destination films are exiting HBO Max this calendar month, so yous could say the franchise hasn’t found its final destination (bah dum dum). Whether they go to another streaming service is unclear, since the IP belongs to the Warner Brothers Discovery. For at present, at to the lowest degree, they’re taking the off ramp — so binge while you tin can.

The offset movie, which came out in 2000, follows several high school students who narrowly avoid boarding a airplane that ends upward crashing. They survived thank you to premonition by Alex (Devon Sawa), but Death isn’t gear up to permit them go on living. Ane by i, they are killed in a series of unusual accidents. The sequels feature new characters facing similar predicaments, equally Death hunts everyone who manages to escape its grasp.

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Harry Potter

Watching the Harry Potter movies in order has been a tricky task, no thank you to the convoluted corporate dealmaking betwixt Warner Brothers (the studio that made the films) and Universal (which owns the idiot box airing rights to the Wizarding World). Now that both studios have sibling streamers, the Harry Potter films have been pinging back and forth betwixt HBO Max and Peacock — and sometimes available on both at the same time.

Now, though, the saga is disapparating from HBO Max (while remaining on Peacock). It will likely return at some point. Unless you want to sign up for Peacock, accept this concluding opportunity to runway Harry, Hermione and Ron’south adventures at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, starting with Wizard’due south Rock.

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Ocean’s Eleven

George! Brad! Julia! Matt! Ocean’s Eleven is the kind of star-studded, old-schoolhouse picture show rarely seen since, well, the Rat Pack’s 1960 original. Not only does it feature some of Hollywood’southward biggest names, it’s a delightful, glitzy antic that is just pure fun. George Clooney leads the new pack equally con man Danny Body of water, who assembles a team to avenge a grudge against a casino owner, win back his ex-wife (Julia Roberts) and, of course, become rich in the process.

Sea’s Eleven and its two sequels, Ocean’s Twelve and Bounding main’south Xiii, are all perfect, easy entertainment for movie night. HBO Max and arctic before all 3 films depart the service.

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Underworld

The Underworld franchise has attracted a fervent fanbase, despite dismal reviews and little-to-no cultural affect. The devotees are drawn to a commanding pb performance by Kate Beckinsale, an aesthetic of black leather and metal, propulsive action sequences and the fantasy mainstay of vampires vs. werewolves. Beckinsale’s icy Selene is a vampire warrior who hunts Lycans. Her perspective changes when her human beloved interest (Scott Speedman) is bitten, putting them in the crosshairs of both sides.

Only iii of 5 (aye, five!) Underworld movies are available to stream on HBO Max and they will soon go unavailable. The franchise is endemic by Sony, so nosotros have a feeling the rights to some or all of them have been sold to some other bidder for a time. Go your “Matrix but with vampires” ready now.

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Everything leaving HBO Max in August 2022

August 2

300: Rise of an Empire, 2014

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Aldnoah.Zero (Dubbed), 2014
Inuyasha, 2019
Mob Psycho 100 (Dubbed), 2019
Puella Magi Madoka Magica, 2012
The Promised Neverland (Dubbed), 2019

August 4

Top Gear, Season 26

August half-dozen

Hard Knocks: The Dallas Cowboys, 2021 (HBO)

Baronial 12

For A Good Time, Call …, 2012 (HBO) Extended Version

August 17

Elevation Gear, Season 27

Baronial 26

Pure, 2020

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Profugos, 2012 (HBO)

August 31

17 Again, 2009
2 Days in New York, 2012 (HBO)
42nd Street, 1933
A Cinderella Story, 2004
A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits, 2016
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song, 2011
A Mighty Current of air, 2003 (HBO)
Admission, 2013 (HBO)
Adventureland, 2009 (HBO)
Airheads, 1994 (HBO)
Alan Partridge, 2014 (HBO)
Alex & Emma, 2003 (HBO)
Alex Cross, 2012
America’s Sweethearts, 2001
Another Cinderella Story, 2008
Ground forces of One, 2016 (HBO)
Batman Begins, 2005
Beetlejuice, 1988
Being Flynn, 2012 (HBO)
All-time in Bear witness, 2000 (HBO)
Beyond the Blackness Rainbow, 2011 (HBO)
Birth, 2004 (HBO)
Blade, 1998
Bract II, 2002
Blade: Trinity, 2004
Bolero, 1984 (HBO)
Broadcast News, 1987 (HBO)
Bronson, 2009 (HBO)
Caddyshack, 1980
Charlie’s Angels, 2000
Charlie’south Angels: Full Throttle, 2003
City of God, 2003 (HBO)
Cloverfield, 2008 (HBO)
Common cold Mountain, 2003
Danny Collins, 2015 (HBO)
Daphne & Velma, 2018
Deep Bluish Sea, 1999
Defiance, 2008 (HBO)
Dennis the Menace, 1993
Dog Day Afternoon, 1975
Dolphin Tale, 2011
Dolphin Tale ii, 2014
Downwardly a Night Hall, 2018 (HBO)
Dracula Untold, 2014 (HBO)
Dumb & Dumber, 1994
El Cantante, 2007 (HBO)
Escobar: Paradise Lost, 2015 (HBO)
Fandango at the Wall, 2020 (HBO)
Fay Grim, 2007 (HBO)
Final Destination, 2000
Final Destination 2, 2003
Final Destination 3, 2006
Final Destination v, 2011
Finding Neverland, 2004 (HBO)
Fool’s Gilded, 2008
For Colored Girls, 2010 (HBO)
For Your Consideration, 2006 (HBO)
Free Willy, 1993
Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’south Cove, 2010
Friends With Kids, 2012 (HBO)
From Sunset Til Dawn, 1996
Fun Size, 2012 (HBO)
Gangster Squad, 2013 (HBO)
Get Carter, 1971
Getting Played, 2006 (HBO)
Gran Torino, 2008
Grumpy Quondam Men, 1993
Gun Shy, 2017 (HBO)
Hairspray, 1988
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 2002
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Function two, 2011
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2005
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2009
Harry Potter and the Guild of the Phoenix, 2007
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 2004
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 2001
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone: Magical Film Mode, 2001
Horrible Bosses, 2011
How to Deal, 2003 (HBO)
Huracan (AKA Hurricane), 2019 (HBO)
I Give it a Yr, 2013 (HBO)
I Spy, 2002
Impostor, 2002 (HBO)
Julie, 1956
But Married, 2003 (HBO)
Kajillionaire, 2020 (HBO)
King Kong, 2005 (HBO) Extended Version
Klute, 1971
Kong: Skull Island, 2017
La Musiquita Por Dentro, 2019 (HBO)
Lawnmower Man 2: Across Net, 1996 (HBO)
Lean on Me, 1989
Leap Twelvemonth, 2010 (HBO)
Like Crazy, 2011 (HBO)
Los Cronocrimenes (AKA Timecrimes), 2008 (HBO)
Lost in Space, 1998
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, 1983
My Dog Skip, 2000
Mystic River, 2003
Nancy Drew and the Subconscious Staircase, 2019
Nanny McPhee, 2006 (HBO)
National Lampoon’s European Vacation, 1985
National Lampoon’south Vacation, 1983
Non Hands Broken, 2009
Oblivion, 2013 (HBO)
Ocean’due south Eleven, 2001
Ocean’s Thirteen, 2007
Ocean’s Twelve, 2004
Page One, 2011 (HBO)
Stake Rider, 1985
Pariah, 2011 (HBO)
Paulie, 1998 (HBO)
Point Break, 1991
Prime, 2005 (HBO)
Project X, 2012
Quigley Down Under, 1990 (HBO)
Rabbit Hole, 2010 (HBO)
Red Dragon, 2002 (HBO)
Red Sonja, 1985
Ringo and His Golden Pistol, 1966
Romeo Must Die, 2000
Roots (Mini Serial), 1977
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, 2012 (HBO)
Serendipity, 2001
Sin Cielo, 2018 (HBO)
Son of Kong, 1933
Space Jam, 1996
Starship Troopers, 1997
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation, 2004
Super Fly, 1972
Taken ii, 2012 (HBO) Extended Version
Tales from The Darkside: The Movie, 1990 (HBO)
Tea for Two, 1950
The Amazing Panda Take chances, 1995
The Ant Bully, 2006
The Big Sleep, 1946
The Bridges of Madison Canton, 1995
The Brothers Grimm, 2005 (HBO)
The Dark Crystal, 1982
The Night Knight, 2008
The East, 2013 (HBO)
The Actress Man, 2010 (HBO)
The Concluding Destination, 2009
The Offset Monday in May, 2016 (HBO)
The Fugitive, 1993
The Gay Divorcee, 1934
The Farewell Daughter, 1977
The Loft, 2015 (HBO)
The Homo Who Would Exist King, 1975
The Mask, 1994
The Outlaw Josey Wales, 1976
The Pelican Brief, 1993
The Raid 2, 2014
The Reader, 2008 (HBO)
The River Wild, 1994 (HBO)
The Town, 2010
This Must Be the Place, 2012
Tickled, 2016 (HBO)
Tom & Jerry: The Movie, 1993
Transformers, 2007 (HBO)
Transporter 2, 2005 (HBO)
Tweety’s High-Flying Adventures, 2000
Two Weeks Notice, 2002
Underworld, 2003
Underworld: Awakening, 2012
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, 2009
Undisputed, 2002 (HBO)
Unforgiven, 1992
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, 2012
Valentine’s Day, 2010
Vanilla Heaven, 2001 (HBO)
View From the Top, 2003 (HBO)
Wall Street, 1987 (HBO)
We Are Marshall, 2006
What Women Want, 2000 (HBO)
Boyfriend with a Horn, 1949

Kelly is a senior author covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, and so basically, she watches Idiot box for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, Television set Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.


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