HBO Max has some pretty awesome programming lined up for you this month.

See our list of recommendations for your August watch list below.

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Obama: In Pursuit Of A More Perfect Union | August 3-5

This three-part documentary chronicles the personal and political journey of President Barack Obama, as the country grapples with its racial history.

Weaving together conversations with colleagues, friends and critics, and interspersed with his own speeches and news interviews, the series begins with Obama’s childhood and takes us through his perspective as the son of a white mother from Kansas and an African father, his spiritual formation by a generation of Black leaders, and his hopes for a more inclusive America.

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The Suicide Squad | August 6

From writer/director James Gunn comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ superhero action adventure “The Suicide Squad,” featuring a collection of the most degenerate delinquents in the DC lineup.

The Super-Villains have a chance to get out of jail but only by joining the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X.

With a team made up of Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn, how will this collection of cons work together? 

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Hard Knocks: The Dallas Cowboys | August 10

HBO Sports and NFL Films are partnering with “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys, for an unfiltered all-access look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League.

This season chronicles training camp with the five-time Super Bowl champion NFC East franchise.


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The Hype | August 12

The highly anticipated streetwear competition series will challenge fashion visionaries to elevate their designs and entrepreneurial sense to avoid elimination while remaining authentic to their style. 

The eight-episode season will be hosted by Speedy Morman and will feature co-signers including Grammy nominated recording artist and designer, Offset; creative director and founder of Bephies Beauty Supply,  Bephie Birkett; and Emmy nominated costume designer and renowned stylist, Marni Senofonte

The panel of judges will critique the competing streetwear’s unique DNA, combining fashion, music, art and lifestyle to refine the idea of a “runway” and the balance between art and commerce. 

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Titans Season 3 | August 12

Titans” follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find where they belong. In season three, circumstances draw our heroes to Gotham City, where they will reunite with old friends and face new threats.

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Marlon Wayans: You Know What It Is | August 19

Marlon digs deeper to explore other fears as well, such as raising a daughter, dealing with a rebellious teenage son, and probably his greatest fear, the realization that his bad decisions are what tore his family apart. 

Marlon’s journey towards self-awareness can be encapsulated in the simple phrase… “You know what it is.” 

Trailer Not Yet Released


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Sweet Life: Los Angeles | August 19 

“Sweet Life: Los Angeles” from Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae, gives an honest and unique look into what it means to be young, Black, and in constant pursuit of one’s dreams in the heart of South Los Angeles. 

The series follows a group of ambitious childhood friends showcasing their relatable, authentic and sometimes stumbling mid-20s moments as they embrace the joy and struggles of adulthood, navigating love and family, and building their careers as tastemakers in the city where they grew up.

Trailer Not Yet Released


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Reminiscence | August 20

Nick Bannister (Hugh Jackman), a private investigator of the mind, navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. Living on the fringes of the sunken Miami coast, his life is forever changed when he takes on a new client, Mae (Rebecca Ferguson), and a simple matter of lost and found becomes a dangerous obsession.

As Bannister fights to find the truth about Mae’s disappearance, he uncovers a violent conspiracy, and must ultimately answer the question: how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love?

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Which show(s) and/or movie(s) are you most excited about watching this August on HBO Max?