Movies and Shows coming to Max in October 2023

Max (formerly known as HBO Max) is jam-packed with great titles this month, with blockbuster movies, exciting new shows, and fascinating documentaries making their debut on the streaming service.

Check out the highlights below and then keep scrolling to take a look at some of the other titles landing on Max this October.

Please note: This list is correct at the time of writing but the Max schedule may be subject to change.


October 1

Meg 2: The Trench (2023)

It’s shark vs Statham in this larger-than-life follow-up to the ridiculous 2018 original. Ben Wheatley (Kill List, A Field In England) is at the helm of this sequel which once again sees the Stath (as he is known to his friends) go up against the colossal Megs that are patrolling the oceans. In truth, the movie really isn’t very good but if you can switch your brain off, you might get some pleasure from this cartoonish adventure movie.

The Ringleader: The Case of the Bling Ring 

Between 2008 and 2009, a crime ring of suburban teens stole over 3 million dollars worth of jewelry, designer clothing, and cash from the homes of such celebs as Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Lindsay Lohan. In this new documentary, the so-called mastermind behind these robberies, Rachel Lee, opens up about her role in the crime spree and the motivation behind the robberies. 

October 5

Our Flag Means Death – Season 2 

This second season of the pirate comedy will continue to follow pampered aristocrat Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby) and his dysfunctional crew as they head off on more ridiculous adventures on the high seas. 

Here’s the official synopsis for Season 2:

“After trading in the seemingly charmed life of a gentleman for one of a swashbuckling buccaneer, Stede became captain of the pirate ship Revenge. Struggling to earn the respect of his potentially mutinous crew, Stede’s fortunes changed after a fateful run-in with the infamous Captain Blackbeard… To their surprise, the wildly different Stede and Blackbeard found more than friendship on the high seas… they found love. Now they have to survive it.”

October 6

Deane’s Dynasty 

HBO’s first Thai reality show follows celebrity power couple Lydia and Matthew Deane as they navigate the dramas of fame and family.

For those not in the know, Lydia is a former pop singer and actor turned fitness instructor, and Matthew is a high-profile Thai-Australian singer, model, actor, and TV presenter. 

October 8

Last Stop Larrimah (2023)

When 70-year-old Paddy Moriarty and his dog vanished from the small town of Larrimah in 2017, the ten remaining residents of this tiny settlement became murder suspects in the ensuing investigation. This documentary examines the case, with a look at each resident, their strange secrets, and years-long grudges. 

October 9

The Matthew Shepard Story: An American Hate Crime (ID)

On the night of October 6, 1988, 21-year-old gay American student Matthew Shephard was beaten, tortured, and left for dead in Wyoming. This documentary, which honors Matthew’s life and legacy, revisits his story and the hate crime that ignited an influential chapter in the fight against LGBTQ+ discrimination. 

October 19

Candy Cruz – Season 1

This new Spanish-language comedy series follows Candy Cruz (Cassandra Sanchez Navarro), a woman with a natural gift for cooking, who participates in a TV contest that could be her route to fame.

Peter & the Wolf (2023) 

The classic tale of Peter & the Wolf is retold in this new short film juxtaposing traditional hand-drawn 2D animation with a physical set-built world. The Friday Seezer Ensemble performs the famous Prokofiev score.

October 22

AKA Mr. Chow

This new documentary details the vibrant life of Michael Chow, the successful businessman and restauranteur who redefined himself when he turned to painting and became the artist known as M. 

October 23

Justice League: Warworld (2023)

In this latest animated movie featuring the Justice League (and the eighth installment in the Tomorrowverse), Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the others are swept away to Warworld, a place of unending brutal gladiatorial combat. Here they must reunite to form an unbeatable resistance and lead the planet to freedom.

October 29 

The Gilded Age – Season 2

Set during the Golden Age, this historical drama follows the Russell family and their climb to the top of American society, no matter the cost. 

Here’s the official plot synopsis for Season 2.

“The Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of huge fortunes made and lost, and of fierce rivalry between old money and new. Nowhere is that rivalry more apparent than on East 61st Street, where Marian Brook and her thoroughly old money aunts, Agnes van Rhijn and Ada Brook, live opposite the stupendously rich George and Bertha Russell. The Russells are both fiercely ambitious, he financially, she socially, and they are determined to reach the highest echelons of New York.

Meanwhile in Brooklyn, Marian’s friend and confidant Peggy Scott forges her own path in the world of the Black elite. In this glittering world on the brink of the modern age, will the established rules of society prevail, or will the game change entirely?”

Also Streaming…

October 1

3 Godfathers (1948)

The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)

All About the Benjamins (2002)

The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)

Angels in the Outfield (1951)

The Answer Man (2009)

Anthropoid (2016)

Appaloosa (2008)

The Apparition (2012)

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Badlands (1973)

Be Cool (2005)

Bee Season (2005)

Beetlejuice (1988)

The Benchwarmers (2006)

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Blindspotting (2018)

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

Cesar Chavez (2014)

Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)

Control Room (2004)

Critters 3 (1991)

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Daphne & Velma (2018)

Dark Shadows (2012)

Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1969)

Evil Lives Here: The Killer Speaks – Season 1 

Father Figures (2017)

Final Destination (2000)

Final Destination 2 (2003)

Final Destination 3 (2006)

Final Destination 5 (2011)

The Final Destination (2009)

The Five Heartbeats (1991)

Flashdance (1983)

FLCL: Shoegaze – Season 5

Flight (2012)

Focus (2015)

Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

French Connection II (1975)

The French Connection (1971)

Friday the 13th (2009)

Furious 7 (2015)

Get Shorty (1995)

Gloria Bell (2019)

The Golden Child (1986)

The Grey (2011)

Hackers (1995)

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

The Haunting (1963)

Horror of Dracula (1958)

House of Sand and Fog (2004)

The House (2017)

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

In the Kitchen with Abner and Amanda – Season 2 (Magnolia Network)

Ismael’s Ghosts (2018)

Jack Osbourne’s Night of Terror – Season 1 (Travel Channel)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

Jumanji (1995)

Just Wright (2010)

Kate & Leopold (2001)

The Last Stand (2013)

Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

The Letter (1940)

Looney Tunes: Back In Action (2003)

The Lost Boys (1987)

Love Jones (1997)

Meet Dave (2008)

Men at Work (1990)

The Mod Squad (1999)

The Mummy (1959)

The Neverending Story (1984)

The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1991)

A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

Oracle (2023)

Out of the Past (1947)

Paper Towns (2015)

Pet Sematary (1989)

Pet Sematary II (1992)

The Phantom of The Opera (2004)

Pleasantville (1998)

Poltergeist (1982)

Pootie Tang (2001)

The Pyramid (2014)

Ranch to Table – Season 4 (Magnolia Network)

Rock of Ages (2012)

Roger & Me (1989)

Running Scared (2006)

Scream (1996)

Scream 2 (1997)

Scream 3 (2000)

Skin (2019)

Small Soldiers (1998)

Son of the Mask (2005)

Soylent Green (1973)

Spartan (2004)

Species (1995)

Species II (1998)

Species III (2004)

Speedway (1968)

Spinout (1966)

Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye (1985)

Teen Spirit (2019)

Teen Titans Go!: Welcome To Halloween – Season 8 (Cartoon Network)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1993)

Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale (2007)

Tom and Jerry: Santa’s Little Helpers (2014)

Trick ‘r Treat (2009)

Upgrade (2018)

Valerie’s Home Cooking – Season 14 (Food Network)

Warm Bodies (2013)

The Weekend (2019)

What’s Up, Doc? (1972)

The Whole Ten Yards (2004)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Season 10 (The CW)

Whose Streets? (2017)

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

October 3

Hostage 911 – Season 1 (ID)

October 4

Bering Sea Gold – Season 11B (Discovery Channel)

Ghost Adventures: Devil Island – Special (Discovery Channel)

Mysteries of the Abandoned: Hidden America – Season 2 (Science Channel)

October 5

BattleBots – Season 7B (Discovery Channel)

Oscar’s Handmade Halloween 

October 6

90 Day Fiancé Pillow Talk: Before The 90 Days – Season 6 (TLC)

Bugs Bunny Builders: Hard Hat Time: Haunted Garage (Cartoon Network)

HGTV Urban Oasis Special (HGTV)

October 7

Jessica’s Big Little World – Season 1 (Cartoon Network)

Makeover by Monday – Season 2 (Magnolia Network)

Ready to Love – Season 3C (OWN)

October 8

90 Day Fiancé, Season 10 (TLC)

Teen Titans Go!: Haunted Tank, Season 8 (Cartoon Network)

October 10

No Accident (2023) (HBO)

Street Outlaws vs. The World (Discovery Channel)

October 11

Crimefeed (ID)

Ghost Adventures – Season 20C (Discovery Channel)

October 12

Doom Patrol – Season 4 (Max Original)

Frankelda’s Book of Spooks (Max Original)

October 14

Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out – Season 5 (Food Network)

October 15

Naked and Afraid – Season 9C (Discovery Channel)

October 16

Wardens of the North (Animal Planet)

October 18

Good Bones – Season 8 (HGTV)

October 19

Teenage Kiss: The Future Is Dead (Max Original)

October 20

Beach Cottage Chronicles – Season 3 (Magnolia Network)

Cabin Chronicles: Renovation (Magnolia Network)

Cuquin – Season 1

First Time Fixer – Season 5 (Magnolia Network)

October 23

30 Coins – Season 2 (HBO)

October 24

Restoration Road With Clint Harp, Season 4 (Magnolia Network)

Silent House (2012)

Supermarket Stakeout – Season 5 (Food Network)

October 25

Bargain Mansions – Season 5 (Magnolia Network)

Strange Evidence – Season 7 (Science Channel)

The Murder Tapes – Season 6A (ID)

October 26

The Haunted Museum – Season 2 (Travel Channel)

October 27

A Time to Kill – Season 4A (ID)

Diary of an Old Home – Season 3 (Magnolia Network)

Adult Swim Smalls – Season 5 (Adult Swim)

October 28

Mecha Builders (Cartoon Network)


What will you be watching on Max this month? Let us know in the comments below.


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