HBO Max’s new period drama movies in April 2023

Another month, another selection of new movies and TV series to watch on HBO Max!

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The complete list of HBO Max additions for April 2023 is as massive as ever, so here we’ve selected the best titles for fans of historical dramas, British TV, and classic movies to add to their watch list.

Telling the true story of Robin Cavendish, who became paralysed from the neck down by polio aged 28 in the 1950s, the incredibly movie 2017 movie Breathe stars Andrew Garfield, The Crown‘s Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, and Hugh Bonneville.

Tom Cruise leads the cast of 2008’s World War II thriller Valkyrie, which follows the plot by German army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944 – look out for Kenneth Branagh and Bill Nighy among the cast too!

We also highly recommend Iris from 2001, starring Kate Winslet and Judi Dench as novelist Iris Murdoch. Also featuring Jim Broadbent with Downton Abbey stars Hugh Bonneville and Penelope Wilton, the movie explores Iris’s relationship with her husband John Bayley.

Jodie Whitaker’s feature-length final Doctor Who adventure and last year’s acclaimed David Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream are also premiering on HBO Max this month.


Breathe (available from 1st April 2023)


Valkyrie (available from 1st April 2023)


Iris (available from 1st April 2023)


Doctor Who: The Power of the Doctor (available from 29th April 2023)


Moonage Daydream (available from 29th April 2023)


Take a look at the complete list of April’s additions on HBO Max here:


1st April 2023

The Blue Lagoon, 1980
Breathe, 2017 (HBO)
The Brother’s Warner, 2007
The Circle, 2017 (HBO)
Clean and Sober, 1988 (HBO)
The Cold Light of Day, 2012 (HBO)
Coraline, 2009 (HBO)
City by the Sea, 2002 (HBO)
Dark Blue, 2002 (HBO)
Drive Angry, 2011 (HBO)
Dumb & Dumber To, 2014 (HBO)
Enter the Warrior’s Gate, 2016 (HBO)
Entertainment, 2015 (HBO)
Evan Almighty, 2007 (HBO)
Experimenter, 2015 (HBO)
Ghost, 1990 (HBO)
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, 2009 (HBO)
Harriet The Spy, 1996 (HBO)
Hit & Run, 2012 (HBO)
Homegrown, Season 3
The Host, 2007 (HBO)
House at the End of the Street, 2012 (HBO)
The House Bunny, 2008
Hunter Killer, 2018 (HBO)
I Am Love, 2009 (HBO)
Iris, 2014 (HBO)
The Kid, 2019 (HBO)
Kiss the Girls, 1997 (HBO)
Knowing, 2009 (HBO)
Land of the Pharaohs, 1955
The Last Circus, 2010 (HBO)
The Last Days on Mars, 2013 (HBO)
Lemon, 2017 (HBO)
Let’s Be Cops, 2014 (HBO)
Letters To Juliet, 2010 (HBO)
A Lion is in the Streets, 1953
The Long Riders, 1980 (HBO)
Lucy, 2014 (HBO)
Monos, 2019 (HBO)
Mud, 2013 (HBO)
Music Within, 2007 (HBO)
Mystic Pizza, 1988 (HBO)
Noma: My Perfect Storm, 2015 (HBO)
No Way Out, 1987 (HBO)
One Missed Call, 2008 (HBO)
Outlaws, 2017 (HBO)
Outrage, 2009 (HBO)
The Piece Maker, Season 1 (Magnolia)
Push, 2009 (HBO)
Rachel, Rachel, 1968
Results, 2015 (HBO)
Safe Haven, 2013 (HBO)
Safe in Hell, 1931
School Life, 2016 (HBO)
Smokin’ Aces, 2006 (HBO)
The Smurfs 2, 2013
The Smurfs Movie, 2011
The Soloist, 2009 (HBO)
Spring Breakers, 2012 (HBO)
Storm Warning, 1951
The Strawberry Blonde, 1941
Taken 3, 2014 (HBO)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, 2006
Tangerine, 2015 (HBO)
Trespass Against Us, 2016 (HBO)
Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos (aka A Brave Little Rooster), 2015 (HBO)
Valkyrie, 2008 (HBO)
Walker: Independence, 2023
The Wave, 2016 (HBO)
We Are The Best!, 2014 (HBO)
White God, 2014 (HBO)
Whitey: United States Of America V. James J. Bulger, 2014 (HBO)


3rd April 2023

Royal Crackers, Season 1


4th April 2023

Craig of the Creek, Season 4E


6th April 2023

Looney Tunes Cartoons, Max Original Season 5 Premiere
The Winchesters, Season 1


7th April 2023

Kung Fu, Season 3
Music Box: Jason Isbell: Running With Our Eyes Closed (HBO)


9th April 2023

Happy to be Home With the Benkos, Season 1


11th April 2023

U.S. Women’s Soccer vs. Republic of Ireland
Highlights: U.S. Women’s Soccer vs. Republic of Ireland
The Last Ship, 2014


13th April 2023

Titans, Max Original Season 4, Mid-Season Premiere


14th April 2023

A Black Lady Sketch Show, Season 4 Premiere (HBO)
#BringBackAlice, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
Clone High, 2002


16th April 2023

100 Foot Wave, Season 2 Premiere (HBO)
Barry, Season 4 Premiere (HBO)


17th April 2023

Para – We Are King (Para – Wir Sind King), Max Original Season 2 Premiere


18th April 2023

Bugs Bunny Builders, Season 1D


19th April 2023

U.S. Men’s Soccer vs. Mexico
Highlights: U.S. Men’s Soccer vs. Mexico


20th April 2023

Fired on Mars, Max Original Season 1 Premiere


21st April 2023

Diary of an Old Home, Season 2
Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?, Season 3


23rd April 2023

Doctor Who: Power of the Doctor, Special
Somebody Somewhere, Season 2 Premiere (HBO)


27th April 2023

The Dog House: UK, Max Original Season 4 Premiere
Love & Death, Max Original Limited Series Premiere


28th April 2023

Headless Chickens (Pollos sin cabeza), Max Original
Warner Bros. 100 Years, Max Original Docu Series Premiere


29th April 2023

Moonage Daydream, 2022


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