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New on HBO: August 2019

Olivia Colman in The Favourite. Photo: Atsushi Nishijima/Twentieth Century Fox

This Month’s Highlights

The Favourite

Did you miss one of the best movies of 2018? No matter: Yorgos Lanthimos’s deliciously dark royal comedy, centering on two members of Queen Anne’s court feverishly vying for the monarch’s affection (and maybe more), is available on HBO this month, so this is your chance. The script is full of bleak little nuggets of comedy gold, yes, but the actors are the main attraction here: Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, and especially Queen Olivia Colman (who won an Oscar!) deliver elite performances, whether their faces are covered in mud, cake, or simply envy.

Full List of What’s New on HBO — August 2019

Noteworthy selections in bold.

Available August 1

A Lego Brickumentary, 2014
Arizona, 2018
Body Heat, 1981
Brothers, 2009
Chariots of Fire, 1981
Conviction, 2010
Dangerous Liaisons, 1988
Deliver Us From Eva, 2003
The Dilemma, 2011
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, 2005
Fly Me to the Moon, 2008
Getaway, 2013
Going the Distance, 2010
The Lost Boys, 1987
Just Like Heaven, 2005
Out of Africa, 1985
Rio, 2011
Search Party, 2016
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, 2004

Available August 2

A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO Original Program)
Boy Erased, 2018

Available August 3

The Favourite, 2018

Available August 6

Hard Knocks: Training Camps with the Oakland Raiders (HBO Original Program)

Available August 9

Pico De Neblina (HBO Original Program)

Available August 10

Aquaman, 2018
My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres (HBO Original Program)

Available August 11

Succession season 2 (HBO Original Program)

Available August 12

Our Boys (HBO Original Program)

Available August 14

Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America (HBO Original Program)

Available August 16

Entre Nos: Gina Brillion (HBO Original Program)

Available August 18

The Righteous Gemstones season 1 (HBO Original Program)

Available August 23

Farruko: En Letra de Otro (HBO Original Program)

Available August 24

Mortal Engines, 2018

Available August 27

The Mule, 2018

Available August 31

Can You Ever Forgive Me?, 2018

For more coverage of the best movies and TV shows available on Netflix, HBOAmazon PrimeHulu, and Showtime, check out Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub, which is updated throughout the month.

New on HBO: August 2019