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8 amazing sci-fi movies and shows coming to HBO Max in September 2021

“Hail to the king, baby.”

8. Event Horizon

September 1

Event Horizon puts a sci-fi spin on supernatural horror, with a ship that seemingly becomes possessed by spirits from hell (or at least a hellish alternate dimension).

7. King Kong (2005)

September 1

The King Kong remake brought the famous ape to life with the best CGI 2005 had to offer. Thanks largely to great lead performances, the well-received movie still holds up today.

6. Superman & Lois Season 1

September 17

Superman & Lois blends superhero action with family drama, making it one of the most human depictions of the Man of Steel since Lois & Clark went off the air in 1997.

5. Mortal Kombat (2021)

September 9

Mortal Kombat returns in September after its month-long streaming debut in April. It takes itself more seriously than the ‘90s cult favorite but is still full of fun, superpowered martial arts.

4. The Evil Dead series

September 1

Over the course of three movies, The Evil Dead series goes from shocking, graphic horror to full-on slapstick comedy. If you’re here for fun schlock rather than scares, start with Evil Dead 2.

3. Doom Patrol Season 3

September 23

The story of outcast superhero team Doom Patrol continues on HBO Max, with the team picking up the pieces after the showdown at the end of Season 2.

2. Mad Max: Fury Road

September 9

After a 30-year hiatus, Mad Max returned with the mind-boggling Fury Road. A masterpiece of stunts and special effects, Fury Road somehow makes a two-hour car chase constantly surprising and engaging.

1. Malignant

September 10

James Wan’s new supernatural thriller debuts on HBO Max this month, centering on a woman who starts seeing visions of murders as they happen.

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