New Max movies: all of the new films to stream in April 2024

New Max movies: all of the new films to stream in April 2024
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April 2024 is here, which means it’s time to update our new Max movies guide. Every month, we bring you the full list of new movies that have released (or will launch) on HBO Max’s successor in the coming days and weeks. So, if you want a complete rundown of every new film that’ll be on Max shortly, you don’t need to go anywhere else.

You won’t just find a stacked list of the flicks that are coming to Max this month in this guide, however. We’ve also handpicked six of the most notable movies releasing on one of the world’s best streaming services throughout April, which you’ll find in a handy spotlights section straight after this intro. Considering each of those films hold Rotten Tomatoes (RT) scores above 70%, you know they’ll be worth streaming, too. Oh, and if you’re not fussed on any of them, our best Max movies article is also full of top-tier recommendations. In short: stop spending so much time scrolling through Max when we’re here to give you the goods ASAP. Anyway, here are all of the new films out on Max this month.

New Max movies: the best films to stream in April

The Harry Potter movie collection

Release date: April 1
RT scores: 77% to 96% (critics); 74% to 89% (audience) 

The Harry Potter films need no introduction. For those who might have been living in a cave, though, here’s a brief synopsis: they’re based on J.K. Rowling’s hugely successful fantasy book series, and tell the magical story of Harry Potter, a young wizard who attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Oh, and his increasingly dramatic and perilous conflict with Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who wants to subjugate wizards and muggles (that’s non-magic wielders) alike.

With a cumulative box office haul of $7.7 billion, Harry Potter‘s multifilm adaptation was incredibly popular at the time and remains so to this day. For more coverage based on the movie series, find out how to watch the Harry Potter movies in order, or read our Harry Potter movies ranked piece to see what we thought of each one.

Lost in Translation

Release date: April 1
RT score: 95% (critics); 85% (audience) 

It’s hard to believe that Lost in Translation is over 20 years old, but this Sofia Coppola-directed comedy-drama is seemingly as ageless as its lead actor in Bill Murray.

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It sees the legendary star play Bob Harris, a fading movie star who strikes up an unlikely friendship with college graduate Charlotte (ex-Marvel star Scarlett Johansson) in Tokyo, Japan. A film that explores alienation, cultural displacement, existentialism, and the power of human connection in amusing and dramatic ways, Lost in Translation is simply unmissable.

Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Release date: April 1
RT score: 82% (critics); 84% (audience) 

Edgar Wright’s live-action adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s beloved comic book series was as faithful a movie as Scott Pilgrim fans could have hoped for. The 2010 video game-inspired flick brought O’Malley’s graphic novels to life in a pleasingly stylized and authentic manner, with numerous scenes near-identical copies to those on the page. Oh, and its absolutely stacked cast – including many actors who have gone on to become A-listers, such as Marvel duo Chris Evans and Brie Larson – knocked it out of the park from character perspectives.

The deviations from the source material in its latter half left something to be desired – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was released before O’Malley’s final book was, hence the changes. As an overall package, though, it’s a fantastic film adaptation that deserves more than its cult classic status. A reimagined Netflix animated series, Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, is also worth watching.

The Social Network

Release date: April 1
RT score: 96% (critics); 87% (audience) 

This David Fincher-directed flick is still one of the auteur’s best filmmaking endeavors – read our best David Fincher movies article to see where it placed – and remains incredibly relevant 14 years post-release. 

Charting the rise of Facebook through a biographical lens trained primarily on founder Mark Zuckerberg (played with real panache and engrossing unlikability by Jesse Eisenberg), The Social Network dramatizes the social media giant’s unprecedented growth through the early 2000s, including the numerous lawsuits that Zuckerburg contended with at the same time. With similarly strong performances from the likes of breakout star Andrew Garfield, plus Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ unnerving score, this is a film of real beauty.

The Zone of Interest

Release date: April 5
RT score: 93% (critics); 78% (audience)

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Few movies have been as harrowing as The Zone of Interest lately. Jonathan Glazer’s deeply unsettling historical drama, which is loosely based on Martin Amis’ novel, follows the family of a Nazi Commander as they live side-by-side with the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.

With numerous prizes earned on the 2024 awards circuit, and the geopolitical fallout created by Glazer’s controversial Oscar-winning speech, people’s *ahem* interest in The Zone of Interest has only grown in recent weeks. Catch one of April’s new Max movies while it’s still part of the proverbial water cooler conversation.

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies 

Release date: April 9
RT score: 91% (critics); 71% (audience)

The Teen Titans Go! series is a seriously underrated, child-friendly animated series. It’s a franchise that dispenses with the real-world-style, sometimes hyper-violent aesthetic of DC‘s comics line-up in favor of colorful, funny, and absorbing adventures starring Robin and his merry band of teenage superheroes.

Given its popularity among kids of a certain age, a movie tie-in – Teen Titans Go! To The Movies – was to be expected. Funnily enough, though, it’s one of the most critically-acclaimed DC films of all-time, with its deconstruction of the superhero genre, self-aware comedy, and clever storytelling setting it apart from its peers.

All seven seasons of Teen Titans Go! are also available on Max – no episode is longer than 11 minutes in length, so go watch them, too. They, plus the aforementioned film, will give you a good idea of what to expect from a new Teen Titans movie, which is reportedly in development as part of DCU Chapter One.

New Max movies: every film coming in April

Bob and Charlotte sit next to each other on a bench in Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation is one of many new Max movies to look out for this month. (Image credit: Focus Features)

Here’s the complete list of new Max movies for April:

March 1

  • American Renegades (2018)
  • Basquiat (1996)
  • Black Swan (2010)
  • Body of Lives (2008)
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)
  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
  • Bridget Jones’ Baby (2018)
  • Bruce Lee; The Man and the Legend (1973)
  • Cane Toads: The Conquest (2010)
  • Ceddo (1977)
  • Conviction (2010)
  • Deepwater Horizon (2016)
  • Demonlover (2002)
  • Don’t Let Go (2019)
  • Elizabethtown (2005)
  • Emitai (1971)
  • Eo (2022)
  • The Fluffy Movie (2014)
  • Gulliver’s Travels (2010)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Magical Movie Mode (2001)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
  • The Heroic Trio (1993)
  • Hotel Artemis (2018)
  • Infernal Affairs (2002)
  • Infernal Affairs II (2003)
  • Infernal Affairs III (2003)
  • Inland Empire (2006)
  • Internal Affairs (1990)
  • Joy (2015)
  • Juliet, Naked (2018)
  • Kingpin (1996)
  • Leap of Faith (1992)
  • Lonesome Luke, Messenger (1917)
  • Lost In Translation (2003)
  • Love Affair (1939)
  • Lucky (2017)
  • McQueen (2018)
  • Miracles (1989)
  • National Security (2003)
  • The New World (2006)
  • Next Aisle Over (1919)
  • Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
  • Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
  • Once Upon a Time in China III (1993)
  • The Pink Panther (2006)
  • The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
  • The Power of Film (2024)
  • Pride and Glory (2008)
  • Ronin (1998)
  • Safe Haven (2013)
  • A Sammy in Siberia (1919)
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)
  • The Sea of Trees (2016)
  • A Serious Man (2009)
  • The Social Network (2010)
  • Source Code (2011)
  • The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004)
  • Spring Fever (1919)
  • The Square (2017)
  • The Strangers (2008)
  • A Tale of Springtime (1990)
  • A Tale of Winter (1992)
  • A Tale of Summer (1996)
  • A Tale of Autumn (1998)
  • Terminator Salvation (2009)
  • This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (2019)
  • The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
  • The Trial (1962)
  • The Unknown (1927)
  • Victor Frankenstein (2015)
  • The Watermelon Woman (1996)
  • Wes Craven Presents: They (2002)
  • Whiteout (2009)
  • Winter’s Tale (2014)
  • Youth (2015)
  • Zero Days (2016)
  • Zola (2021)
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April 5

  • The Zone of Interest (2023)

April 6

  • Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar (2023)

April 9

  • Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018)

April 18

  • Homefront (2013)
  • Men (2023)

April 22

  • Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part One (2024)

April 23

  • The Losers (2010)

For more Max-based coverage, read our guides on the best Max shows, best Max documentaries, and House of the Dragon season 2. Alternatively, get the lowdown on whether there’s a free Max trial available.

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