The 15 best movies coming to HBO Max in August that you can't miss

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"Batman."
"Batman."

Warner Bros.

  • HBO Max is adding some great movies to its service in August.

  • Be sure to check out "Batman," "Wedding Crashers," and "Serendipity."

  • Plus, the new Seth Rogen comedy, "An American Pickle," world premieres on the service August 6.

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This new streamer is quickly growing popular thanks to its impressive (and expanding) collection of titles. 

In August, new titles to the service include classics like the 1989 "Batman," "All the President's Men," and recent critical hit "Jojo Rabbit."

HBO Max will also have the world debut of the new Seth Rogen comedy, "An American Pickle," on August 6.

Check out the 15 best movies added to HBO Max in August:

"All the President's Men" (Available August 1)

(L-R) Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman in "All the President's Men."
(L-R) Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman in "All the President's Men."

Warner Bros.

Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford play Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein (Hoffman) and Bob Woodward (Redford) as they investigate the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon.

"Batman" (Available August 1)

Michael Keaton in "Batman."
Michael Keaton in "Batman."

Warner Bros./"Batman"

Tim Burton's superhero classic is still the benchmark for any great comic adaptation. Michael Keaton as Batman is also still the best performance ever done outside of "The Dark Knight."

"Biloxi Blues" (Available August 1)

Matthew Broderick (right) in "Biloxi Blues."
Matthew Broderick (right) in "Biloxi Blues."

Universal Studios

Directed by Mike Nichols and written by Neil Simon from his own play, Matthew Broderick plays Eugene as he's drafted into the Army during World War II and goes to Biloxi, Mississippi, for basic training.

There we follow him and his fellow grunts as they try to deal with one another and their eccentric drill sergeant, played by Christopher Walken.

"Blue Crush" (Available August 1)

(L-R) Michelle Rodriguez, Kate Bosworth, and Sanoe Lake in "Blue Crush."
(L-R) Michelle Rodriguez, Kate Bosworth, and Sanoe Lake in "Blue Crush."

Universal

Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sanoe Lake light up the screen as surfers who spend their days working as maids at a luxury hotel and the rest of the time surfing.

"The Dark Knight" (Available August 1)

Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight."
Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight."

Warner Bros.

Long after Tim Burton and Michael Keaton moved on from Batman, Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale teamed up. This is the middle chapter of their trilogy.

Thanks to Heath Ledger as the Joker, they create one of the most memorable superhero movies ever made.

"The Fugitive" (Available August 1)

Harrison Ford in "The Fugitive."
Harrison Ford in "The Fugitive."

Warner Bros.

Harrison Ford perfectly plays a man on the run looking to clear his name in this big-screen version of the popular 1960s TV series.

"House Party" (Available August 1)

Reginald Hudlin's "House Party."
Reginald Hudlin's "House Party."

New Line Cinema

Let the nostalgia take over as you watch this classic comedy where 1990s stars Kid and Play are two friends who hold the ultimate house party.

"Idiocracy" (Available August 1)

Mike Judge's "Idiocracy."
Mike Judge's "Idiocracy."

20th Century Fox

This Mike Judge comedy, which was panned when it first came out in 2006, has gained a cult following ever since.

In "Idiocracy," Joe (Luke Wilson) wakes up after being frozen for 500 years and finds the world is run by corporations and dimwitted people. You might be surprised by how much it looks like our current world today.

"Interview with the Vampire" (Available August 1)

(L-R) Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in "Interview with the Vampire."
(L-R) Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in "Interview with the Vampire."

Columbia

Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt give great performances as vampires who have been linked since the late 1700s.

"Jojo Rabbit" (Available August 1)

(L-R) Taika Waititi and Roman Griffin Davis in "Jojo Rabbit."
(L-R) Taika Waititi and Roman Griffin Davis in "Jojo Rabbit."

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Writer-director Taika Waititi won a best screenwriting Oscar for this wicked satire set during World War II.

It follows a young boy in the Hitler Youth who — despite having Adolf Hitler (Waititi) as his imaginary friend — begins to rethink his life choices after his mother (Scarlett Johansson) hides a Jewish girl in their attic.

"Serendipity" (Available August 1)

Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack in "Serendipity."
Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack in "Serendipity."

Miramax Films

This fantastic rom-com (and the perfect marketing for the New York City eatery Serendipity III) stars John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale as two people who meet by chance in New York. Several years later, though the two are in relationships, they reconnect.

"Wedding Crashers" (Available August 1)

(L-R) Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in "Wedding Crashers."
(L-R) Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in "Wedding Crashers."

New Line Cinema

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn play two single guys who are highly skilled at crashing weddings. But when one (Wilson) falls for a maid of honor (Rachel McAdams), suddenly all their carefully laid out rules go out the window.

"An American Pickle" (Available August 6)

Seth Rogen in "An American Pickle."
Seth Rogen in "An American Pickle."

HBO Max

The first-ever movie exclusively released on the HBO Max service is a silly comedy starring Seth Rogen as two characters. He's Herschel, an immigrant who in 1920 falls into a vat of pickles and, thanks to the brine, is preserved for 100 years. He's also Ben, the surviving relative who takes in Herschel.

Things don't go well as the two butt heads, leading to a hilarious rivalry.

"Richard Jewell" (August 8)

Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewell."
Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewell."

Claire Folger/Warner Bros.

Paul Walter Hauser gives an amazing performance as Richard Jewell, a security guard during the Summer Olympic Games in 1996 in Atlanta who saved hundreds of lives when he spotted a bomb.

But the aftermath was brutal for him as he's turned from hero to a suspect by the FBI.

"Birds of Prey" (August 15)

Margot Robbie in "Birds of Prey."
Margot Robbie in "Birds of Prey."

Claudette Barius/DC Comics

Margot Robbie reprises her role as Harley Quinn from "Suicide Squad" for this standalone movie that follows her as she splits from the Joker and goes out on her own.

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