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New on HBO and HBO Max April 2021 – Series, Shows & Movies

Likewise Spotlight

April is a big month for HBO and HBO Max subscribers! Below you will find out what’s on HBO Max this month, everything new on HBO, including the new 2021 HBO shows and movies we are most excited about at Likewise this month. If you like what you see, be sure to save your favorite items in the app, so you’ll never have to miss out on the content you love.

HBO and HBO Max Originals

The Nevers

Fans of period dramas, fantasy and action are going to love this genre-bending new HBO series! In 1896 Victorian London a mysterious supernatural event occurs leaving a handful of women with abnormal abilities. Soon they must face the brutal forces determined to eliminate them. You’re not going to want to miss the premiere of The Nevers on Sunday, April 11th.

Mare of Easttown

Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet is headed back to television! Winslet is joined by Watchmen’s Jean Smart, American Horror Story’s Evan Peters and many more in this new HBO limited crime series. Winslet plays a troubled small town detective investigating a local murder. Mare of Easttown premieres Sunday, April 18th.

Exterminate All the Brutes

Raoul Peck, the award-winning director of I Am Not Your Negro, has a four-part hybrid docuseries premiering this month on HBO. Peck combines history, fiction and present day to challenge the viewer on how history is being written. Peck uses personal experience and the following three books to frame the docuseries- Sven Lindqvist’s Exterminate All the Brutes, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States and Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s Silencing the Past. Don’t miss the premiere of Exterminate All the Brutes, the new HBO series starring Josh Hartnett on Wednesday, April 7th.

Shows & Movies to Look Out For

The Nanny

The beloved show from the ‘90s, The Nanny, is finally coming to streaming! The pop culture staple follows Fran Drescher as a New York fashionista turned nanny for a rich Broadway producer with three kids after she’s fired from her bridal boutique job. Fans can rewatch the series when it becomes available on HBO Max, Thursday, April 1st.

Mortal Kombat

Last December, a (somewhat controversial) deal between Warner Bros. and HBO Max was announced. Because of so many movie theatre closures due to Covid-19, Warner Bros. will be releasing their upcoming 2021 film slate exclusively to HBO Max at no extra cost to subscribers. This month, Mortal Kombat will be released to HBO Max on the same day as its theatrical release, Friday, April 16th. Mortal Kombat is an action packed epic fantasy you don’t want to miss!


The Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning musical Dreamgirls has an HBO and HBO Max release date of Saturday, April 24th. Dreamgirls has an all star cast including Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx and more!

The Artist

Out of the many new movies on HBO this month, one standout is The Artist. The Artist won the coveted Academy Award for Best Picture at the 2012 Oscars! The silent black and white film has an HBO Max release date of Monday, April 26th.

What else is coming to the streaming service this month? Find out everything new to HBO in April 2021, and don’t forget to save the list in the Likewise app!

Streaming 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

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)

Streaming April 2

On the Spectrum

Streaming April 3

Ted, 2012 (Unrated Version) (HBO)

Streaming April 4

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

Streaming April 5

Hard, Season 2 Finale (HBO)

Streaming April 6

Genndy Tartokovksy’s Primal, Season 1B

Streaming April 7

Exterminate All the Brutes, Documentary Series Premiere (HBO)

South Side, Season 1

Streaming April 9

Intemperie (AKA Out in the Open), 2019 (HBO)

The Other Two, Season 1

A Tiny Audience, Season 2 Finale (HBO)

Streaming April 10

The New Mutants, 2020 (HBO)

Streaming April 11

The Nevers, Series Premiere (HBO)

Streaming April 13

Our Towns, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

Streaming April 15

Infinity Train, Max Original Season 4 Premiere

Streaming April 16

Mortal Kombat, Warner Bros. Film Premiere, 2021

Streaming April 17

The Dark Knight Rises, 2012 (HBO)

Streaming April 18

Mare of Easttown, Limited Series Premiere (HBO)

Streaming April 20

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

Streaming April 22

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

First Ladies, 2020

Princess Cut, 2020 (HBO)

Rizo, 2020 (HBO)

Streaming April 23

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

El Robo Del Siglo (AKA Heist of the Century) (HBO)

Streaming April 24

Dreamgirls, 2006 (HBO)

Streaming April 26

The Artist, 2011

Streaming April 29

Looney Tunes Cartoons, Season 1D

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Meredith is a true pop culture and streaming enthusiast, from reality TV to award-winning series, she is always up to date on the latest and greatest. When she's not scrolling Netflix, Meredith loves to read the latest bestsellers in literary fiction and romance, listen to pop culture podcasts and explore the mountains and beaches of the PNW!
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