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The Best Movies And TV Shows To Watch On HBO Max In June 2020

WarnerMedia is fixing to make a summer splash with its new HBO Max streaming service, and if this June's lineup is any indication of things to come, viewers are going to have yet another heavy hitter to figure into their monthly streaming budgets.

On May 27, Warner officially joins the streaming wars with a new service poised to benefit from a competitive combination of original content, HBO's award-winning library, and its parent company's extensive back catalog of binge-able shows. With all this potential, it's been interesting to speculate about Warner's potential roll-out strategy. Would it rely on the strength of classic franchises, a la Disney+? Or, would it go the Apple TV+ route and attempt to capitalize on an array of new premium series featuring bankable A-list stars? Industry watchers have been musing for months about what the launch offerings would look like. Well, speculate no more! HBO Max finally pulled back the curtain on its June offerings, and the results are seriously impressive.

According to the company's recent press release, the new streaming platform will launch with enough hours of content to keep you glued to your couch all summer long, and there looks to be something for everyone — even if you already subscribe to HBO. Here are some of the highlights.

The best movies coming to HBO Max in June

HBO stands for "Home Box Office," and despite the premium cabler's hard focus on prestige television series in recent years, the network has always kept a foothold in the world of feature films. Warner plans to take advantage of that pedigree on the new streaming platform with classic hits like Titanic, Magic Mike, Chicago, the first two The Hobbit films, When Harry Met Sally and You've Got Mail.

Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, was once the reigning box office champ. The film follows two young lovers who meet on the "unsinkable" ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug are the first two entries in Peter Jackson's return trip to Middle-Earth, which exhaustively adapts J.R.R. Tolkien's YA classic of the same name. HBO Max subscribers will also gain access to When Harry Met Sally and You've Got Mail, two timeless films from queen of romantic comedy Nora Ephron.

HBO Max isn't just focused on the oldies. The June listings also include recent blockbusters like sci-fi epic Ad Astra and psychological thriller Dr. Sleep, the long-awaited adaptation of the sequel to Stephen King's The Shining. If you missed these theatrical runs, there's no better time to catch up.

Here are the best must-see features coming to HBO Max in June:

June 1

Amelie, 2001

An American Werewolf in London, 1981

Cabaret, 1972

Chicago, 2002

Crash (Director's Cut), 2005

Doubt, 2008

Elf, 2003

Enter The Dragon, 1973

Frantic, 1988

From Dusk Til Dawn, 1996

Full Metal Jacket, 1987

The Goonies, 1985

Hanna, 2011

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2012

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 2013

The Last Mimzy, 2007

Magic Mike, 2012

Misery, 1990

Patch Adams, 1998

Ray, 2004

Richie Rich, 1994

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, 2005

The Time Traveler's Wife, 2009

Titanic, 1997

TMNT, 2007

Uncle Buck, 1989

Veronica Mars, 2014

We Are Marshall, 2006

Weird Science, 1985

When Harry Met Sally, 1989

X-Men: First Class, 2011

You've Got Mail, 1998

June 6

Ad Astra, 2019

June 13

The Good Liar, 2019

June 20

Ford v. Ferrari, 2020

June 27

Dr. Sleep, 2020

The best TV shows coming to HBO Max in June

While the mother lode of feature films drops right on June 1, HBO Max plans to release its television lineup steadily over the course of the month. Highlights from the platform's debut include original series like the eagerly anticipated Adventure Time spinoff Adventure Time: Distant Lands BMO, the kids' adventure competition series Karma, the critically-acclaimed sitcom Search Party, and the hotly anticipated Perry Mason limited series starring Emmy-winning Americans alum Mathew Rhys.

Distant Lands BMO is a special set in the whimsical world of Adventure Time, and the first entry in a series intended to delve into some of the under-explored corners of the most colorful and candy-filled post-apocalyptic dystopia on TV.

HBO Max is also set to become the streaming home to some outstanding legacy franchises including new seasons of Doom Patrol and Esme & Roy, Warner's classic Looney Tunes, all 23 seasons of South Park, and the season 4 finale of Issa Rae's Insecure.

Here's a full list of the June television highlights on HBO Max:

June 1

4th & Forever: Muck City Season One

June 4

We're Here Season Finale

June 5

Betty Season Finale

June 7

I May Destroy You Series Premiere

June 10

Infinity Train Season 2 Premiere

June 14

I Know This Much Is True Limited Series Finale

Insecure Season 4 Finale

June 16

Age of Big Cats Season One

Ancient Earth Season One

Apocalypse: WWI Season One

Digits Season One

Expedition: Black Sea Wrecks Season One

Looney Tunes Season One

June 18

Summer Camp Island Season 2 Premiere

Karma Series Premiere

June 21

Perry Mason Limited Series Premiere

June 24

South Park Seasons 1-23

June 25

Adventure Time Distant Lands: BMO Special Premiere

Doom Patrol Season 2 Premiere

Esme & Roy Season 2A Premiere