HBO Max: Coming and Leaving in April


HBO Max announced the list of films, series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service during April 2021.

It’s time to spring into action with “Mortal Kombat,” debuting in theaters and on HBO Max April 16. Inspired by the blockbuster video game franchise, “Mortal Kombat” brings together Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. “Godzilla vs. Kong” (released March 31) will also continue to be available on HBO Max and in theaters this April, with both films available on HBO Max for 31 days from their respective theatrical releases in the U.S. included at no additional cost to subscribers.

April brings an incredible array of original programming kicking-off with new drama series “The Nevers,” limited series “Mare of Easttown,” starring Kate Winslet as Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as life crumbles around her, season two of the Emmy nominated “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” and “Made For Love,” a darkly absurd and cynically poignant story of love and divorce. This month also brings “Ellen’s Next Great Designer,” Mark Wahlberg documentary series “Wahl Street,” “The Big Shot with Bethenny,” season four of “The Great Pottery Throwdown,” and “Generation Hustle.”

The flashy girl from Flushing will make her SVOD premiere in April as “The Nanny” arrives on HBO Max alongside the first seasons of “The Other Two” and “South Side.”  The all-new second season of “The Other Two” premieres as a Max Original later this year. The Israeli scripted drama series “On The Spectrum” will also be featured in the month. Film fans can rejoice when favorites including “Space Jam,” “The Color Purple,” “Goodfellas,” “The New Mutants,” (HBO) and “Dreamgirls” (HBO) arrive on HBO Max in the month.

As a reminder, HBO subscribers in the U.S. have free access to the HBO Max app as part of their HBO subscription through participating providers.


Exact Dates to be Announced:

The Big Shot with Bethenny, Max Original Series Premiere

  • In “The Big Shot with Bethenny,” the next generation of business moguls will compete for a chance to be second-in-command to business tycoon and Skinnygirl founder Bethenny Frankel, and win a coveted position working on her executive team. In business and in life, Frankel never settles and only accepts excellence. Through a series of real-life tasks and challenges, each aspiring mogul will be tested to see how far they can push their creativity and determination to rise to the top.

Ellen’s Next Great Designer, Max Original Series Premiere

  • In “Ellen’s Next Great Designer,” design aficionado Ellen DeGeneres is giving uniquely talented, up-and-coming furniture designers the chance to push their creativity to the limit.

Generation Hustle, Max Original Series Premiere

  • A 10-part HBO Max original from CNN Original Series and Jigsaw Productions about the lengths young people will go to for fame, fortune, and power.

Piano Y Mujer (HBO)

Pray, Obey, Kill, Documentary Series Premiere (HBO)

  • In a remote Swedish village called Knutby, a small tight-knit Pentecostal congregation believed Jesus was returning to Earth to marry their leader. When a young woman in the community was murdered and her neighbour suffered multiple gunshot wounds, the ensuing court case became an international sensation. Acclaimed investigative journalists Anton Berg and Martin Johnson, alongside Director Henrik Georgsson (The Bridge) are on a mission to shed light on what really happened in the village of Knutby.

Wahl Street, Max Original Series Premiere

  • The 6-episode documentary series offers fans a glimpse into global star Mark Wahlberg’s life as he juggles the demands of a rigorous film schedule coupled with an ever-growing network of diverse businesses including his clothing line, Municipal; his gym studio, F45; restaurant chain Wahlburgers and his production company, Unrealistic Ideas. Along the way, viewers will learn powerful business and life lessons as he navigates the numerous challenges of a global pandemic, all while trying to maintain and expand his vast portfolio. “Wahl Street” will also introduce the cast of colorful characters that make up Wahlberg’s real-life entourage.

April 1:

A Shock To The System, 1990 (HBO)

Abandon, 2002 (HBO)

Adam’s Rib, 1949

All Is Lost, 2013 (HBO)

Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl

Barbarosa, 1982 (HBO)

Black Dynamite, 2009

Blindness, 2008 (HBO)

The Bodyguard, 1992

Boogie Nights, 1997

Bringing Up Baby, 1938

The Butcher’s Wife, 1991 (HBO)

Caddyshack, 1980

The Collection, 2012 (HBO)

The Color Purple, 1985

Dante’s Peak, 1997 (HBO)

Dark Shadows, 2012 (HBO)

Dead Silence, 2007 (HBO)

Dirty Harry, 1971

The Eagle Has Landed, 1977 (HBO)

Early Man, 2018 (HBO)

Easy Rider, 1969

Ella Enchanted, 2004 (HBO)

The Evil That Men Do, 1984 (HBO)

Eye For An Eye, 1996 (HBO)

Fear, 1996 (HBO)

genera+ion, Season 1 Part One Finale

Ghost Rider, 2007

Goodfellas, 1990

The Great Pottery Throwdown, Max Original Season 4 Premiere

Green Lantern, 2011

Hardball, 2001 (HBO)

Happy Endings

Haywire, 2012 (HBO)

In & Out, 1997 (HBO)

Kicking & Screaming, 2005 (HBO)

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, 2017 (HBO)

Lassiter, 1984 (HBO)

Leatherface Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, 1990 (HBO)

Let’s Go To Prison, 2006 (HBO)

The Longest Yard, 1974 (HBO)

Made For Love, Max Original Series Premiere

  • It follows Hazel Green (Cristin Milioti), a thirty-something woman on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to Byron Gogol (Billy Magnussen), a controlling tech billionaire.

Man Up, 2015 (HBO)

The Mask of Zorro, 1998

The Man With The Iron Fists, 2012 (Unrated Version) (HBO)

Missing In Action 2 – The Beginning, 1985 (HBO)

Missing In Action, 1984 (HBO)

My Super Ex-Girlfriend, 2006 (HBO)

The Nanny

The Natural, 1984

Now, Voyager, 1942

One Day, 2011 (HBO)

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, 1985 (HBO)

Police Academy 3: Back In Training, 1986 (HBO)

Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol, 1987 (HBO)

Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach, 1988 (HBO)

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege, 1989 (HBO)

Police Academy: Mission To Moscow, 1994 (HBO)

Primal Fear, 1996 (HBO)

Reasonable Doubt, 2014 (HBO)

Red Dawn, 1984 (HBO)

The Return, 2006 (HBO)

Risky Business, 1983 (HBO)

Roger & Me, 1989

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939

Sneakers, 1992 (HBO)

Space Jam, 1996

Speed 2 Cruise Control, 1997 (HBO)

Spellbound, 2003 (HBO)

Stuart Little, 1999

The Shack, 2017 (HBO)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, 2006 (Extended Version) (HBO)

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family, 2011

Wanderlust, 2012 (HBO)

The Warriors, 1979 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)

The Watch, 2012 (HBO)

White Noise, 2005 (HBO)

The Wild Life, 2016 (HBO)

Within, 2016 (HBO)

Wolves At The Door, 2017 (HBO)

April 2:

On the Spectrum

April 3:

Ted, 2012 (Unrated Version) (HBO)

April 4:

Q: Into The Storm, Documentary Series Finale (HBO)

April 5:

Hard, Season 2 Finale (HBO)

April 6:

Genndy Tartokovksy’s Primal, Season 1B

April 7:

Exterminate All The Brutes, Documentary Series Premiere (HBO)

  • Exterminate All The Brutes, by acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck (“I Am Not Your Negro,” HBO’s “Sometimes in April”), is a four-part series that pushes the boundaries of traditional documentary filmmaking, offering an expansive exploration of the exploitative and genocidal aspects of European colonialism, from America to Africa and its impact on society today

South Side, Season 1

April 9:

Intemperie (Aka Out In The Open), 2019  (HBO)

The Other Two, Season 1

A Tiny Audience, Season 2 Finale (HBO)

April 10:

The New Mutants, 2020 (HBO)

April 11:

The Nevers, Drama Series Premiere (HBO)

  • August, 1896. Victorian London is rocked to its foundations by a supernatural event which gives certain people – mostly women – abnormal abilities, from the wondrous to the disturbing. But no matter their particular “turns,” all who belong to this new underclass are in grave danger. It falls to mysterious, quick-fisted widow Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and brilliant young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) to protect and shelter these gifted “orphans.” To do so, they will have to face the brutal forces determined to annihilate their kind.

April 13:

Our Towns, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

April 15:

Infinity Train, Max Original Season 4 Premiere

April 16:
Mortal Kombat, Warner Bros. Film Premiere, 2021

April 17:

The Dark Knight Rises, 2012 (HBO)

April 18:

Mare of Easttown, Limited Series Premiere (HBO)

  • Starring Kate Winslet, an exploration into the dark side of a close community and an authentic examination of how family and past tragedies can define our present.

April 20:

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

April 22:

1,2,3 All Eyes On Me, 2020(HBO)

First Ladies, 2020

Princess Cut, 2020 (HBO)

Rizo, 2020 (HBO)

April 23:

A Black Lady Sketch Show, Season 2 Premiere (HBO)

  • Created by and starring Robin Thede, A Black Lady Sketch Show is an Emmy® nominated narrative sketch comedy series featuring a core cast of Black women living relatable, hilarious experiences in a magical reality that subverts traditional expectations.

El Robo Del Siglo (Aka Heist Of The Century) (HBO)

April 24:

Dreamgirls, 2006 (HBO)

April 26:

The Artist, 2011

April 29:

Looney Tunes Cartoons, Season 1D


April 11:

Reservoir Dogs, 1992

April 15:

Lego DC Shazam: Magic And Monsters!, 2020

April 30:

3 Godfathers, 1949

9½ Weeks, 1986

Above The Rim, 1994 (HBO)

The Adventures Of Robin Hood, 1938

Adventures Of Tom Thumb And Thumbelina, 2002 (HBO)

After Hours, 1985

An American Werewolf In London,1981 (HBO)

Beasts Of The Southern Wild, 2012 (HBO)

Being There, 1979

Bullitt, 1968

Bundle Of Joy, 1956

Can’t Buy Me Love, 1987 (HBO)

The Candidate, 1972

Cast Away, 2000 (HBO)

Catwoman, 2004

Chasing Liberty, 2004

Cheyenne Autumn, 1964

Cimarron, 1960

Critters 2, 1988

Critters 4, 1992

Dead Man Walking, 1995 (HBO)

Diner, 1982

Dirt, 2017

The Exorcist, 1973

Femme Fatale, 2002 (HBO)

Fool’s Gold, 2008

Get Carter, 1971

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, 2019 (HBO)

Godzilla Vs. Kong , 2021

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, 2011

The Green Mile, 1999

Grumpier Old Men, 1995

Grumpy Old Men, 1993

The Hangover Part II, 2011 (HBO)

A Hidden Life, 2019 (HBO)

The Hills Have Eyes II, 2007 (Extended Version) (HBO)

The Hills Have Eyes, 2006 (Extended Version) (HBO)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2012

Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, The, 2014

Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, The, 2013

How The West Was Won, 1962

I Am Sam, 2002

The Invisible Man, 2020 (HBO)

Jojo Rabbit, 2019 (HBO)

Jonny Quest, 1964

Josie And The Pussycats In Outer Space, 1972

Josie And The Pussycats, 1970

Just Mercy, 2019 (HBO)

The Looney Tunes Show, 2011

Looney Tunes: Back In Action, 2003

Lying And Stealing, 2019 (HBO)

Ma, 2019 (HBO)

The Man Who Would Be King, 1975

Marvin’s Room, 1996 (HBO)

Mildred Pierce, 1945

Mister Roberts, 1955

My Blue Heaven, 1990

My Dog Skip, 2000

My Favorite Year, 1982

National Lampoon’s European Vacation, 1985

National Lampoon’s Vacation, 1983

The Neverending Story, 1984

New Jack City, 1991

New Looney Tunes, 2015

New York Minute, 2004

Of Mice And Men, 1992 (HBO)

Open Water 2: Adrift, 2006 (HBO)

Open Water, 2004 (HBO)

Paddington Bear, 1989

Patriots Day, 2016

Presumed Innocent, 1990

Pride And Prejudice, 1940

Private Benjamin, 1980

Red Tails, 2012 (HBO)

Reversal Of Fortune, 1990

Rio Bravo, 1959

Rise Of The Guardians, 2012 (HBO)

School Of Rock, 2003 (HBO)

Scooby-Doo And Scrappy-Doo, 1981

The Scooby-Doo Show, 1976

Scooby-Doo Where Are You!, 1969

The Secret Garden, 1993

She’s All That, 1999

Snakes On A Plane, 2006

Son Of The Mask, 2005

Space Cowboys, 2000

Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, 1995

Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, 2005

Tom And Jerry (Classic), 1967

Tower Heist, 2011 (HBO)

Under Siege, 1992

Viva Las Vegas, 1964

We Bought A Zoo, 2011 (HBO)

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?, 1962 (HBO)

Where The Wild Things Are, 2009

The Wild Bunch, 1969

The Wind And The Lion, 1975

The Yogi Bear Show, 1988

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.