Will HBO Max Replace Movie Theaters?

Is HBO Max the next best streaming service that’ll take over? I’m not sure, but I think they have a pretty good shot.

For the very first time, Hollywood blockbuster movies will be available first hand from the comfort of your home and not just in theaters. This changes the game completely as production companies have had to plan and adapt around the pandemic crisis of 2020.

According to, “Warner Bros. sent a shockwave through the industry recently when they announced that all of their 2021 movies would be released in theaters and on their streaming service HBO Max at the same time. Indeed, films big and small will be following an earth-shattering day-and-date release strategy throughout the entirety of 2021, giving audiences the option of staying home and watching something like Dune on their couch, or going to a movie theater to see it on the big screen.”

Despite the 2021 Warner Bros movies debuting on the HBO Max streaming service, they will only be available for 30 days before being removed from the platform. Then, following the traditional roll-out of being able to purchase on Blu-ray or DVD before likely returning to the streaming service.

Denzel Washington and Jared Leto star in The Little Things / Warner Bros.

Here is a list of the 2021 Warner Bros films coming to HBO Max:

  1. The Little Things
  2. Judas and the Black Messiah
  3. Tom & Jerry
  4. The Many Saints of Newark
  5. Reminiscence
  6. Godzilla vs. Kong
  7. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  8. In the Heights
  9. Space Jam: A New Legacy
  10. The Suicide Squad
  11. Dune
  12. King Richard
  13. The Matrix 4
  14. Mortal Kombat
  15. Malignant
  16. Those Who Wish Me Dead
  17. Cry Macho
Judas and the Black Messiah stars Daniel Kaluuya. / Warner Bros.

Due to this news, I’ve already set up a subscription with HBO Max and I’m gladly ready for them to take my money for the quality of productions that’ll be debuted. Warner Bros just shook the game up with their decision to bring their newest films on the service and I think it’ll be one of the best ways to experience them from home with family and friends. The theater will always be there to enjoy of course, but I like having the easy accessibility with one touch of my finger.

What do you think of the HBO Max streaming service? Leave your reaction below.


By Kori Barnes, Junior, UNLV

Instagram: @korixnicole


Written by Kori Barnes

Hi! I can eat an entire jar of pickles in one setting and I LOVE to binge watch shows on Netflix. One of the most important quotes to me:
“and in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”


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