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New on HBO and HBO Max: September 2020

We Are Who We Are premieres September 14. Photo: Columbia Pictures.

This Month’s Highlights

The Conversation

At a 47-year distance from The Conversation, it’s remarkable to think about how much its paranoia about surveillance and government intrusiveness have become an inextricable part of American life, to the point where we voluntarily give away personal information that Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) tears his apartment to pieces to restrict. Recasting the photographic deception of Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blowup for sound, Coppola follows Hackman’s surveillance expert as he pieces together a conversation between a couple in San Francisco’s Union Square and starts to believe something sinister is about to take place. The first in a long line of post-Watergate thrillers that would include The Parallax View and All the President’s MenThe Conversation seizes on the destabilized atmosphere of a country where the official line could no longer be trusted and insidious conspiracies started to flourish. It also doubles as an exceedingly clever film about the filmmaking process itself and the deceptive nature of putting together sound and image. The Conversation keeps looking better year after year because Coppola understood so well where the country was headed. We’re all Harry Caul and his saxophone now, bleating against a world where true privacy is no longer possible. — Scott Tobias

We Are Who We Are

Ah, to be young, sad, and finely cheekboned. HBO has put out the briefest of teasers for its new series We Are Who We Are, a new project from Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino. With this eight-episode series, Guadagnino is at it again with the wistful American teens in Italy. We Are Who We Are “explores friendship, first love, identity, and immerses the audience in all the messy exhilaration and anguish of being a teenager — a story which could happen anywhere in the world, but in this case, happens in this little slice of America in Italy,” according to HBO. The show will premiere on September 14. — Jackson McHenry

Full List of What’s New on HBO — September 2020

Noteworthy selections in bold.

Available September 1

93Queen (2018)
All The Right Moves (1983), HBO
The Astronaut Farmer (2007), HBO
Badlands (1973)
Ballmastrz: 9009 (2018)
Bandidas (2006), HBO
Barnyard (2006), HBO
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012), HBO
Black Dynamite (2012)
Blood Diamond (2006)
The Bodyguard (1992)
The Brak Show (2000)
Butterfield 8 (1960)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Caveman (1981), HBO
Charlotte’s Web (1973)
The Cider House Rules (1999), HBO
City Of God (2003), HBO
Clara’s Heart (1988)
Clerks (1994), HBO
Cold Creek Manor (2003), HBO
Congo (1995), HBO
The Conversation (1974)
Cop Out (2010)
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008), HBO
Date Movie (2006) (Unrated Version), HBO
Dave (1993)
The Devil Inside (2012), HBO
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Doctor Who: Season 12
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Election (1999)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Father of the Bride (1950)
Final Destination 5 (2011), HBO
Flight Of The Phoenix (2004) HBO
Forensic Files II: Season 1
Going the Distance (2010)
A Good Year (2006), HBO
Grease (1978)
Harlem Nights (1989)
Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law (2000)
Heartbreakers (2001), HBO
A Hidden Life (2019), HBO
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
Idlewild (2006), HBO
Impractical Jokers: Seasons 5-8
Impractical Jokers: After Party (2002)
Impractical Jokers: The Movie (2020)
Infomercials (2013)
In Good Company (2004), HBO
Jackson (2016)
JFK (1991)
Joe Pera Talks With You (2018)
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), HBO
Joyful Noise (2012)
A Kiss Before Dying (1991), HBO
The Lake House (2006)
Lassie Come Home (1943)
Lazor Wulf: Season 1
Lean on Me (1989)
Life with Father (1947)
Little (2019), HBO
Little Women (1949)
Lost in Space (1998)
A Man Apart (2003)
Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart: Episodes 1-30
Marathon Man (1976)
The Mexican (2001)
Miracle Workers: Season 1
Midnight Run (1988), HBO
Miracle At St. Anna (2008), HBO
Miss Congeniality (2000)
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)
Moral Orel: Seasons 1-3
Murder by Numbers (2002)
Netizens (2018)
Observe and Report (2009)
Off the Air (2011)
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes: Seasons 1-3
The Operative (2019), HBO
The Outsiders (1983)
Over the Garden Wall (2014)
Over The Hedge (2006), HBO
Point Break (1991), HBO
Private Benjamin (1980)
Prometheus (2012), HBO
PT 109 (1963)
Red Riding Hood (2011)
The Replacements (2000)
Replicas (2019), HBO
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
A Room With A View (1986) HBO
Sealab 2021: Seasons 1-5
See No Evil (2006), HBO
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Sin Cielo (2018), HBO
The Sitter (2011) (Unrated Version), HBO
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Son of the Mask (2005)
Squidbillies: Seasons 1-12
Star 80 (1983)
Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
Superjail!: Seasons 1-4
Tennessee Johnson (1942)
Three Kings (1999)
Tigtone: Season 1
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!: Seasons 1-5
Too Beautiful: Our Right to Fight (2018)
Two Weeks Notice (2002)
V for Vendetta (2006)
Victoria and Abdul (2017), HBO
The Wedding Singer (1998)
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)
When We Were Kings (1996) HBO
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
The Wind and the Lion (1975)
Young Sheldon: Seasons 1-3

Available September 3

Raised by Wolves: Season 1 Premiere

Available September 4

Lo Dejo Cuando Quiera (Aka I Can Quit Whenever I Want) (2019), HBO

Available September 5

Spies in Disguise (2019), HBO

Available September 10

Unpregnant: Film Premiere

Available September 11

Detention Adventure: Season 1
Huracán (Aka Hurricane) (2019), HBO
Make It Big, Make It Small: Season 1

Available September 14

The Third Day: Limited Series Premiere, HBO
We Are Who We Are: Drama Series Premiere, HBO

Available September 15

Re:ZERO: Season 2

Available September 17

Weston Woods (2020)

Available September 18

Habla Now (HBO)
La Musiquita Por Dentro (2019), HBO

Available September 19

The Invisible Man (2020), HBO

Available September 23

Agents of Chaos: Part 1, HBO
Agents of Chaos: Part 2, HBO

Available September 25

Fandango at the Wall (2020), HBO

Available September 26

Just Mercy (2019), HBO

Available September 27

Patria: HBO Europe Series Premiere, HBO

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New on HBO and HBO Max: September 2020