HBO Max Release Schedule: What’s on, What to Expect

Blockbuster Movies in Theaters and on HBO Max on Fire TV on the Same Day 

As the pandemic is slowing waning in different parts of the world, big movie studios are hoping things will return to normalcy very soon.

With that, people will be able to enjoy their favorite movies on the big screen, yet again. 

Meanwhile, they are also preparing for the new normal. WB was the first studio to realize this. At the end of 2020, they made an unprecedented move to keep their movies on the schedule. They announced to release the entire 2021 movie slate on HBO max streaming service the same day it hits theaters.

This gave an option to the consumers. You can watch the movie in theaters just like before, or stream it the same day on your home entertainment system with HBO Max on FireStick

As of writing this article, HBO Max is charging a monthly fee of $14.99.

So, you can catch all the movies currently playing and new releases as they become available. This is in addition to all the exclusive Max Originals and HBO’s years of impressive catalog.

In this article, we are taking a look at what blockbuster movies are currently playing and what to expect in the coming months.

Keep in mind, the release calendar is subject to changes. 

The Best HBO Max Movies of 2021

Now Playing: Mortal Kombat 

Mortal Kombat

Get Over Here because Mortal Kombat now playing on HBO Max. The 90’s fan-favorite movie got a remake and the critics are all but raving about the new bod new cinematic experience. Watch all the gory fatalities as earth’s mightiest champions gather to ward off the villains of the Outworld. The movie’s notable stars include Lewis Tan, Hiroyuki Sanada, Joe Taslim, and Ludi Lin.

May 14, 2021: Those Who Wish Me Dead 

Those Who Wish Me Dead movie

Directed by Taylor Sheridan, Those Who Wish Me Dead is a neo-western actioner. It stars Angelina Jolie, Aidan Gillen, and Jon Bernthal in lead roles. The movie follows a smokejumper (Jolie’s character) who has to save a traumatized 12 years old boy while fighting her own past trauma and nowhere else to turn. 

June 4, 2021: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It 

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

The next installment in the Conjuring series titled “The Devil Made Me Do It, sees the Warrens investigate yet another murder linked to demonic possession. Director Michael Chaves takes on the screenplay by James Wan and David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. The movie serves as a direct sequel to The Conjuring (2013) and The Conjuring 2 (2016) and the 8th installment in The Conjuring Universe. 

Coming Soon: July 16, 2021: Space Jam: A New Legacy 

Space Jam: A New Legacy

It is a family comedy movie in which the basketball superstar Lebron James teams up with the Loney Tunes for some more space shenanigans. Together they defeat the Good squad and save his son. Space Jam: A New Legacy also stars Sonequa Martin-Green and Don Cheadle.

August 6, 2021: The Suicide Squad 

The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad is back. Directed by James Gunn, the Suicide Squad is not a direct sequel to Suicide Squad (2016). Instead, this DC comics adaptation makes some changes to the original roster and takes them on a new mission to South America. It boasts some major star power with actors like John Cena, Idris Alba, and Margot Robbie all playing beloved DC comics characters.

August 20, 2021: Reminiscence

Reminiscence Movie 2021

Reminiscence is a Sci-fi thriller. Directed by multi-talented Lisa Joy, it tells the story of a scientist who discovers a way to live his past and desperately tries to find his one lost love. The movie’s cast includes Thandie Newton, Hugh Jackman, Natalie Martinez, and Rebecca Ferguson. 

September 10, 2021: Malignant 

Malignant Movie 2021

Malignant is a US horror film by Saw’s James Wan. From a screenplay by Akela Cooper, the movie pays homage to the Italian murder mystery genre. There’s nothing much known about the plot at this moment. However, we do know the movie brings James Wan back to his horror roots. Its cast includes Mckenna Grace, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Abel, and Jacqueline McKenzie.

September 24, 2021: The Many Saints of Newark 

The Many Saints of Newark

The Many Saints of Newark is a prequel to David Chase’s hit series The Sopranos. The film tells the story of Dickie Moltsanti, Christopher Moltisanti’s father. It is directed by Alan Taylor with a screenplay by David Chase and Lawrence Konner. The Many Saints of Newark’s star cast includes Leslie Odom Jr., Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, And Corey Stoll

October 1, 2021: Dune

Dune Movie 2021

Dune follows Paul Atreides played by Timothee Chalamet who leads his nomadic tribes in a fierce battle to control Arrakis. The space adventure actioner features a star-studded cast of Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista, and Jason Momoa among others. It is directed by Denis Villeneuve with a story by Jon Spaihts.

October 22, 2021: Cry Macho 

Cry Macho Western Drama movie

Cry Macho is a neo-western drama. It is produced and directed by Clint Eastwood through Malpaso Productions, The story follows Eastwood as a former rodeo star who gets hired to return a youngster (Eduardo Minett) in Mexico back to his father in the US. The cast also includes Horacio Garcia Rojas, Dwight Yoakam, Natalia Traven, and Fernanda Urrejola

November 19, 2021: King Richard 

King Richard is a biographical drama directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green. The movie is based on the life of Richard Williams, coach and father of Serena and Venus Williams. The movie stars Jon Bernthal, Will Smith, Dylan McDermott, and Tony Goldwyn. Demi Singleton and Saniyya Sydney also star as tennis superstars Serena and Venus Williams respectively. 

December 22, 2021: The Matrix 4 

The Matrix 4 on HBO Max

The currently untitled fourth installment in the Matrix series is releasing in December. The film is produced, co-written, and directed by Lana Wachowski. She co-wrote and co-directed the previous trilogy with her sister Lilly. Keanu Reeves, and  Carrie-Anne Moss, play the titular heroes while Jessica Henwick and Priyanka Chopra lend their acting chops to the story. The plot is unknown at this time. 

HBO Max on Amazon Fire Stick: How to Get it and Watch on Fire TV 

Plug your Firestick into the HDMI port of your TV, get a working Wifi connection and you are all set to start streaming. But, if you are new to Firestick, you may have trouble setting up the HBO Max app.

Below is a step-by-step guide to guide you through the installation process without any problem. 

Step 1: First of all go to the Firestick Home page. 

Firestick Home Screen

Step 2: On the search bar (lens icon in the top left corner of the screen) type in HBO Max

Search HBO Max

Step 3: Select the first option i.e. HBO Max application and click on the Download/Get button to start the download. 

Download HBO Max

Step 4: Wait a few moments as Firestick downloads and installs the HBO Max application. It may take a few moments depending on the speed of your internet connection. 

Downloading HBO Max

Step 5: Launch the app once it downloads. 

Open HBO Max

Step 6: Now open a separate tab on your PC/smartphone and enter 

Step 7: A code shall appear on your TV, enter it on your PC/smartphone and click Next

Activation Code for HBO Max

Step 8: Now select “Sign in though TV or Mobile provider” and select your service provider

Sign in HBO Max

Step 9: Finally, enter your login details.

That’s all.

Enjoy HBO movies along with HBO’s massive library of content!

How to Watch Safely 

Internet is full of eyes. Governments, ISPs, third parties like hackers, all have something to gain by peeking on your internet traffic and they do so without you even noticing. A VPN is the best way to keep all eyes permanently shut. It masks your IP address with a second address so that whatever you do or watch online remains somewhat anonymous. Therefore we recommend getting a reliable VPN connection to stream safely. And not just safety, VPN comes with other benefits too. For instance, with a VPN you can instantly change your location making it convenient for you to watch geo-restricted content. 

Recommended VPN for HBO Max
Best VPN for HBO Max

Long-time readers of KFireTv know we recommend IPVanish for HBOMax. This US-based VPN service is one of the fast VPN services in the market. Therefore, it doesn’t hinder your streaming. In fact, IPvanish has been proved to increase the streaming speed in cases where internet traffic gets throttled by the ISP for whatever reason. 

Moreover, IPVanish has over 1200 servers in 70+ locations of the world. Such a wide server network means, the service never goes down. It is always On. Therefore, the chance of your privacy leak is close to none. In case one of the servers goes down, your connection is quickly made to an adjacent one without you noticing any drop. 

IPVanish uses industry-standard encryption protocols to keep your traffic secure. As a cherry on top, this VPN  is available with a thirty days money-back guarantee. That means you can use its services for a month and if you think it’s not suitable for you, ask for a refund. You will get your hard-earned money back. Sounds great, right?


Final Thoughts

HBO Max is one of the best streaming services at the moment. It is right up there with Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Video, and Disney’s Disney Plus. With HBO Max on Firestick, you can watch your favorite shows, HBO’s massive back catalog of movie & blockbuster TV, and WB’s upcoming movie slate from the comfort of your home.

We hope the information provided in this write-up was informative for you.

Have fun! 

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