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New HBO and Max Shows and Movies in September 2023

Some good AMC shows are coming to Max... for free!

Tim Surette

HBO and Max took their sweet time letting us know what's coming to their services in September, and I think I know why: There isn't much on either this month, possibly due in part to the continued cost-cutting by Warner Discovery boss David Zaslav. (I will mention that guy's controversial consumer-unfriendly business practices any chance I get!) But Max is trying a few interesting things as compensation. Most notably, several AMC TV shows are coming to Max from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 at no extra cost to Max subscribers. Max is also debuting CNN Max, a livestream of the popular cable news network that could be the latest reshaping of how we watch television. But there are a couple new highlights: The documentary miniseries Savior Complex and Season 3 of the comedy Starstruck premiere at the end of the month.

Below, we pulled together our picks for the month, plus a list of what's coming to HBO and Max in September.

Last month's guide: New HBO and Max Shows and Movies (August 2023)

More streaming:

The best new HBO and Max movies and shows in September

Rose Matafeo, Starstruck

Rose Matafeo, Starstruck

Mark Johnson/HBO Max

Max streams all HBO shows and movies when they debut on HBO. But not all shows and movies on Max make it to HBO. We'll designate Max exclusives where appropriate.

Interview with the Vampire Season 1 (Sept. 1, Max)

It's not often that you see streaming services play nice with each other, but Max and AMC+ are starting off the fall as friends, with Max hosting a slew of AMC content at no extra cost. Among the titles is Interview with the Vampire, one of the best new shows of 2022 and a scorching take on Rice's romantically entangled vampires Lestat (Sam Reid) and Louis (Jacob Anderson). Updated for today's audience, the choice to make Louis a Black man adds a whole new juicy layer to the story you're familiar with, but it still knows when to not take itself seriously, making for a truly entertaining series that's as intriguing as it is darkly funny. Other AMC highlights coming to Max on Sept. 1 that we'd recommend: Dark Winds, Killing Eve, and Gangs of London. [Trailer]

Savior Complex (Sept. 26, HBO)

At the age of 19, Renee Bach believed she heard a calling from God to help feed and care for malnourished children in Uganda, so she set up the medical organization Serving His Children and went to work with the blessing of the Ugandan government. The problem was she wasn't a doctor, had no medical training, and only had a high school diploma. While she claimed to save hundreds of children, others blame her for hundreds of deaths. The three-episode miniseries examines the complicated "White Savior Complex" among missionaries whose intent to do good can be fatal. [Trailer]

CNN Max (Sept. 27, Max)

Is your only regret from cutting the cord the fact that you can't hear the dulcet tones of CNN's Wolf Blitzer telling you that there's breaking news every time he comes back from commercial break even though what he's telling you hardly qualifies as breaking, let alone news? Well, Max is bringing cable news to streaming with CNN Max, a live feed of the 24-hour news network so you don't have to go to the airport to get your fill of Anderson Cooper. There will be some original CNN Max content, but some regularly scheduled CNN programming won't move over to streaming, and Max isn't saying which shows. Note: This is different than CNN+, the subscription news channel that was axed just a month into its existence last year.

Starstruck Season 3 (Sept. 28, Max)

Every day, someone logs online and laments the death of the romantic comedy. It's good news, then, that Rose Matafeo's Starstruck is back for Season 3, which continues to ask its central question of what happens after the romance. The series picks up after Jessie (Matafeo) and Tom's (Nikesh Patel) kiss in the pond, which doesn't end up being the happy ever after it should've been. Instead, Starstruck flash forwards two years into the future, after Jessie and Tom have broken up, Tom has gotten engaged to someone else, and Jessie is still struggling to figure out what she wants the rest of her life to look like. Few shows are better at bringing laughter and tears and existential crises all at once, and that's why we keep coming back. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

Watch And Just Like That..., House of the Dragon, and More $9.99 at Max

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All the new shows and movies coming to Max in September

Sept. 1
42 (2013)
A Discovery of Witches, Seasons 1-3 (AMC+)
Aliens in the Attic (2009)
Anna (2019)
Annabelle (2014)
Annabelle: Creation (2017)
Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, Season 1 (AMC+)
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Blade (1998)
Blade II (2002)
Blade: Trinity (2004)
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Bullet To The Head (2013)
Carrie (1976)
Carrie (2013)
Cat People (1942)
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1993)
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)
Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996)
Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998)
Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return (1999)
Children of the Corn: Revelation (2001)
A Cinderella Story (2004)
Class Action (1991)
Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
Critters (1986)
The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
Dark Winds, Season 1 (AMC+)
Date Night (2010)
Design Defined, Season 1 (Magnolia Network)
Doctor Sleep (2019)
Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Dutch (1991)
The Exorcist (1973)
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
Fast Food Nation (2006)
Fear the Walking Dead, Seasons 1-7 (AMC+)
Fire in the Sky (1993)
Firestorm (1998)
Friday (1995)
Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th Part II (1981)
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Gangs of London, Seasons 1-2 (AMC+)
Gangs of New York (2002)
Georgia Rule (2007)
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Heartburn (1986)
It (2017)
It: Chapter Two (2019)
Juice (1992)
Just Like Heaven (2005)
Killing Eve, Seasons 1-4 (AMC+)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
The Mask (1994)
MI-5 (2015)
Millennium (1989)
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Ordinary Love (2020)
Out of the Furnace (2013)
Philomena (2013)
Post Grad (2009)
The Rage: Carrie 2 (1992)
Restoring Galveston, Season 4B (Magnolia Network)
Ride with Norman Reedus, Seasons 1-5 (AMC+)
The Roads Not Taken (2020)
Sabrina (1995)
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
She's Funny That Way (2015)
Six Days, Seven Nights (1998)
Snitch (2013)
Source Code (2011)
Spy (2015)
Sunset Strip (2000)
Tears of the Sun (2003)
THX 1138 (1971)
Time After Time (1979)
Unfaithfully Yours (1984)
XXX (2002)
XXX: State of the Union (2005)
Sept. 2
The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart (2023)
Sept. 4
Megan Thee Stallion vs Tory Lanez: Five Shots, Season 1 (2023)
Tough Love With Hilary Farr, Season 2 (HGTV)
Sept. 5
My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Season 11 (TLC)
See It Loud: The History of Black Television (CNN)
Welcome To Plathville, Season 5 (TLC)
Sept. 6
Crime Scene Confidential, Season 2 (ID)
Max (2015)
Sept. 7
Devil's Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Travel Channel)
Does Murder Sleep? (ID)
Ghost Adventures: Horror at Joe Exotic Zoo (Travel Channel)
Ghost Brothers, Seasons 1-2 (Travel Channel)
Ghost Loop, Season 1 (Travel Channel)
Halloween Baking Championship, Seasons 1-8 (Food Network)
Haunting in the Heartland, Season 1 (Travel Channel)
Kids Halloween Baking Championship (Food Network)
Most Terrifying Places in America, 2 Seasons (Travel Channel)
Most Terrifying with Jason Hawes, Season 1 (Travel Channel)
My Horror Story, Season 1 (Travel Channel)
The Dead Files, Season 15B (Travel Channel)
Sept. 8
Tiny Toons Looniversity, Season 1 (Cartoon Network)

Sept. 9
Ambient Swim, Season 2 (Adult Swim)
Sept. 10
FLCL: Grunge, Season 4 (Adult Swim)
Love & Marriage: Detroit (OWN)
Unsellable Houses, Season 4 (HGTV)
Sept. 11
Halloween Baking Championship, Season 9 (Food Network)
The Faking Dead
Sept. 13
Donyale Luna: Supermodel (HBO Original)
Halloween Cake-Off (Food Network)
Halloween Cookie Challenge (Food Network)
Halloween Wars, Season 1-12 (Food Network)
Outrageous Pumpkins, Seasons 1-3 (Food Network)
Sept. 14
No Demo Reno, Season 3 (HGTV)
Sept. 15
Teen Titans Go!, Season 8C (Cartoon Network)
WB 100th Behind The Shield
Sept. 16
Batwheels, Season 1G (Cartoon Network)
Gold Rush: Mine Rescue with Freddy & Juan, Season 1B (Discovery Channel)
Sept. 17
Building Roots (HGTV)
Halloween Wars, Season 13 (Food Network)
Sept. 18
Chico Virtual (2023)
Double Cultura (2023)
El Carrito (2023)
Keep/Delete (2023)
La Macana (2023)
Thank You, Have A Nice Day (Short, 2023)
Un Pequeño Corte (2023)

Sept. 20
Naked Attraction
Sept. 21
American Sniper (2014)
Blippi Wonders, Season 3
Expedition X, Season 4A (Discovery Channel)
Young Love (Max Original)
Sept. 22
Ed Stafford: First Man Out, Seasons 1-2 (Discovery Channel)
Guy's All-American Road Trip, Season 2 (Food Network)
Marooned with Ed Stafford (Discovery Channel)
Naked and Marooned with Ed Stafford (Discovery Channel)
Nancy Drew, Season 4 (The CW)
Sept. 23
Paris Can Wait (2017)
Sept. 24
Outrageous Pumpkins, Season 4 (Food Network)
Sept. 25
American Masters: Marilyn Monroe: Still Life (PBS)
Halloween Cookie Challenge, Season 2 (Food Network)
Kids Baking Championship: Bloodcurdling Bakes (Food Network)
Sept. 26
Chopped: Volume 3 (Food Network)
Savior Complex (HBO Original)
Sept. 27
Crimes Gone Viral, Season 3 (ID)
Sept. 28
Starstruck, Season 3 (Max Original)
The Ghost Town Terror, Season 2 (Travel Channel)
Sept. 29
Who's Talking To Chris Wallace?, Season 4 (CNN)
Sept. 30
Hot Dish With Franco (Food Network)

Everything leaving Max in September

Sept. 8
Too Beautiful: Our Right To Fight (2018)
The Tourist (Max Original)

Sept. 13
Ghosts, Season 1-3 (Monumental/BBC Studios)
Tammy (2014)

Sept. 30
300 (2007)
17 Again (2009)
Alfie (2004)
Along Came a Spider (2001)
Another Me (2014)
Armageddon (1998)
Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
Because I Said So (2007)
Big Game (2015)
Bloodsport (1988)
Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Braveheart (1995)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Caddyshack (1980)
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
Chicago (2003)
Clash of the Titans (1981)
The Crying Game (1993)
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
District 9 (2009)
Divergent (2014)
The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)
The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)
Downton Abbey (2019)
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Entertainment (2015)
Experimenter (2015)
The Family (2013)
Get Hard (2015)
The Getaway(1972)
Ghost Ship (2002)
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)
Girl Happy (1965)
The Good Lie (2014)
Good News (1947)
The Goodbye Girl (1977)
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
Harriet (2019)
Head Full of Honey (2018)
Horrible Bosses (2011)
The Host (2007)
Hot Shots! (1991)
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
Hot Summer Nights (2018)
Hotel Mumbai (2019)
Ice Station Zebra (1968)
Ingrid Goes West (2017)
The Invisible War (2012)
The Iron Giant (1999)
The Jacket (2005)
JFK (1991)
Jonah Hex (2010)
Juno (2007)
The Kid (2019)
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Kiss The Girls (1997)
Klute (1971)
The Last Circus (2011)
The Last Days on Mars (2013)
Last Night In Soho (2021)
Let's Be Cops (2014)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Little Woods (2019)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1983)
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
The Meg (2018)
Miss Congeniality (2000)
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)
Moneyball (2011)
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms (2021)
Nancy Drew (2007)
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019)
Night Moves (1975)
Noma: My Perfect Storm (2015)
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Ocean's Eight (2018)
Oliver! (1968)
The Omega Man (1971)
One Missed Call (2008)
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Poseidon (2006)
Push (2009)
Rampage (2018)
Rising Sun (1993)
Sex and the City (2008)
Sex and the City 2 (2010)
Sherlock Holmes and the Great Escape (2019)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Smokin' Aces (2007)
Spawn (1997)
Stage Fright (1950)
Star 80 (1983)
Steel (1997)
Steven Universe: The Movie (2020)
Steven Universe The Movie Sing-a-Long (2020)
Sublet (2020)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Tenacious D In The Pick of Destiny (2006)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
They Died With Their Boots On (1941)
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
This Is Elvis (1981)
Till the End of Time (1946)
To Be or Not To Be (1983)
Torpedo Run (1958)
Travels with My Aunt (1972)
Tu Me Manques (2019)
Twister (1996)
Under the Cherry Moon (1986)
Valkyrie (2008)
The Vanishing (1993)
The Wave (2016)
We Are The Best! (2014)
Wild Wild West (1999)
You've Got Mail (1998)