What’s new on HBO and HBO Max, and what’s leaving in January 2021

It’s a crowded marketplace for streaming content these days, but HBO and its streaming service HBO Max continue to provide plenty of great movie and TV shows for their subscribers. A long list of new films, series, and specials arrive on HBO and HBO Max in January, including crime thriller The Little Things, Pete Davidson’s semiautobiographical comedy The King of Staten Island, and the fourth season of the dark, satirical series Search Party.

If you’re looking for more help in deciding what to watch, we have lists of the best movies on HBO and HBO Max and the best shows on HBO and HBO Max to offer some guidance. If HBO isn’t your only go-to streaming service, we also have helpful articles on the best movies on Netflix and best shows on Netflix, as well as the best movies streaming on Amazon and best TV shows streaming on Amazon, and plenty of other guides for Hulu, Peacock, and Disney+.

Read on for our list of new titles coming to HBO and HBO Max in December and January, as well as everything leaving. (Titles without “HBO” in the listing will only be available on HBO Max. Boldface titles signify films and shows we recommend.)

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Arriving in January

January 1

  • 12 oz. Mouse (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • 42nd Street (1933)
  • All the President’s Men (1976)
  • Apple & Onion (Season 1B)
  • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974) — HBO
  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • Batman Beyond
  • Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker (2000)
  • Batman: Bad Blood (2016)
  • Batman: Death in the Family (2020)
  • Batman: Hush (2019)
  • Batman: The Animated Series
  • Blade (1998)
  • A Better Life (2011) — HBO
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  • Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  • Check It Out! with Steve Brule
  • Chinatown (1974)
  • Codename: Kids Next Door
  • The Color Purple (1985)
  • The Conjuring (2013)
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog
  • Craig of the Creek (Season 2)
  • The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002) — HBO
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Dim Sum Funeral (2009) — HBO
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy
  • El Amor No Puede Esperar (aka Love Can’t Wait) (2021) — HBO
  • Happy Feet (2006)
  • The Electric Horseman (1979) — HBO
  • Escape From New York (1981)
  • The Exorcist (1973)
  • Flashpoint (1984) — HBO
  • The General’s Daughter (1999) — HBO
  • Gossip Girl
  • Green Lantern (2011)
  • Green Lantern: The Animated Series
  • Gremlins (1984)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
  • Happily N’Ever After (2007) — HBO
  • Happily N’Ever After 2: Snow White (2009) — HBO
  • Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) — HBO
  • He Said She Said (1991) — HBO
  • Heaven Help Us (1985) — HBO
  • The Infamous Future (2018)
  • Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) — HBO
  • The Jellies
  • Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020)
  • Kong: Skull Island (2017)
  • Little Con Lili (2021) — HBO
  • Loiter Squad
  • Ma (2019) — HBO
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1983)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  • Magic Mike (2012)
  • Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart
  • March of the Penguins (2005)
  • Margaret [Extended Version] (2011) — HBO
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1994) — HBO
  • Miss Firecracker (1989) — HBO
  • Mulholland Dr. (2001)
  • Mystic River (2003)
  • Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D (2012) — HBO
  • No Country for Old Men (2007)
  • The Notebook (2004)
  • Ocean’s 8 (2018)
  • Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
  • Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)
  • Ocean’s Twelve (2004)
  • Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
  • Piter (2021) — HBO
  • The Producers (1968)
  • Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • Purple Rain (1984)
  • Ready Player One (2018)
  • Revenge of the Nerds (1984) — HBO
  • Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987) — HBO
  • Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love (2005) — HBO
  • Rollerball (2002) — HBO
  • Se7en (1995)
  • Shallow Hal (2001) — HBO
  • Snowpiercer (Season 1)
  • A Star is Born (2018)
  • Superman: Doomsday (2007)
  • Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020)
  • Superman Returns (2006)
  • Swimfan (2002) — HBO
  • This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
  • The Three Stooges (2012) — HBO
  • TMNT (2007)
  • Tom Goes to the Mayor
  • The Trouble With Spies (1987) — HBO
  • Underclassman (2005) — HBO
  • V for Vendetta (2005)
  • Van Wilder: Freshman Year [Extended Version] (2009) — HBO
  • Walk of Shame (2014) — HBO
  • Warrior (Seasons 1 & 2) — HBO
  • Willard (1971) — HBO
  • Worth Winning (1989) — HBO
  • You Can Count on Me (2000) — HBO

January 2

  • The High Note (2020) — HBO

January 4

  • 30 Coins (Series Premiere) — HBO

January 8

  • Patriot’s Day (2016)
  • Scream (1996)
  • Squish (Season 1)

January 9

  • The Alienist: Angel of Darkness (Season 2)
  • Ben 10 (Season 4A)
  • The King Of Staten Island (2020) — HBO

January 10

  • Miracle Workers (Season 2)
  • Tiger (Two-Part Documentary Premiere)– HBO

January 12

  • Against the Wild (2014)
  • Against the Wild 2: Survive the Serengeti (2016)
  • Alpha and Omega 5: Family Vacation (2015)
  • Alpha and Omega 6: Dino Digs (2016)
  • Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World (2015)
  • Blue Valentine (2010)
  • Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
  • Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)
  • An Elephant’s Journey (2018)
  • The Escape Artist (1982)
  • Get Carter (1971)
  • Hecho En Mexico (2012)
  • Hellboy: Blood and Iron (2007)
  • Hellboy: Sword of Storms (2006)
  • Hellboy: The Dark Below (2010)
  • Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again (2016)
  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
  • The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)
  • La Mujer de Mi Hermano (2005)
  • Leapfrog Letter Factory Adventures: Amazing Word Explorers (2015)
  • Leapfrog Letter Factory Adventures: Counting on Lemonade (2014)
  • Leapfrog Letter Factory Adventures: The Letter Machine Rescue Team (2014)
  • Leapfrog: Numberland (2012)
  • Lost and Delirious (2001)
  • Love and Sex (2000)
  • Lovely & Amazing (2002)
  • The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
  • Meatballs (1979)
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
  • A Mermaid’s Tale (2017)
  • Mistress (1992)
  • Mother’s Day (2012)
  • Mud (2013)
  • Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki (2016)
  • Night is Short, Walk on Girl (2017)
  • No Eres Tu Soy Yo (2011)
  • Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure (2019)
  • Ollie & Moon (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Other Parents (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Pinocchio (2012)
  • Promare (2019)
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  • Ride Your Wave (2019)
  • Righteous Kill (2008)
  • Sprung (1997)
  • The Spy Next Door (2010)
  • Tender Mercies (1983)
  • Thanks for Sharing (2013)
  • Turtle Tale (2018)
  • The Visitor (2008)
  • Vixen (2015)

January 14

  • Search Party (Season 4 Premiere) — HBO Max Original

January 15

  • Stephen King’s It (1990)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
  • Poltergeist (1982)
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World [Director’s Cut] (Season 1) — Crunchyroll Collection
  • Real Time With Bill Maher (Season 19 Premiere) — HBO
  • Roots [Mini Series] (1977)
  • Si Yo Fuera Rico (Aka If I Were Rich) (2021) — HBO
  • The Wayans Bros

January 16

  • Eve
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) — HBO
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) — HBO

January 19

  • Everwood

January 20

  • At Home with Amy Sedaris (Season 3)
  • C.B. Strike (Season 1) — HBO
  • C.B. Strike: Lethal White (Limited Series Premiere) — HBO

January 21

  • Gomorrah (Season 3 Premiere) — HBO Max Original
  • Looney Tunes Cartoons (Season 1C)

January 22

  • The New Adventures of Old Christine
  • Painting With John (Series Premiere) — HBO

January 23

  • Don’t Let Go (2019) — HBO
  • Person of Interest

January 24

  • Euphoria Special Episode Part 2: F*ck Anyone Who’s Not a Sea Blob (Special Episode Premiere) — HBO

January 26

  • Babylon 5
  • Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel — HBO

January 29

  • ¡Animo Juventud! (Aka Go Youth!) (2021) — HBO
  • The Little Things
  • What I Like About You

January 30

  • The Mummy (1999) — HBO
  • The Mummy Returns (2001) — HBO
  • Pushing Daisies
  • The Scorpion King (2002) — HBO

January 31

  • Axios (Season 4 Premiere) — HBO

Leaving in January

January 7

  • War Dogs (2016) — HBO

January 24

  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

January 31

  • Ad Astra (2019)
  • After Hours (1985) — HBO
  • Akeelah and the Bee (2006) — HBO
  • All Is Bright (2013)
  • America, America (1964)
  • Anchors Aweigh (1945)
  • The Arrangement (1969)
  • Bee Season (2005) — HBO
  • Before Sunrise (1995) — HBO
  • Before Sunset (2004) — HBO
  • Best Laid Plans (1999) — HBO
  • Bigger Than the Sky (2005) — HBO
  • Blade II (2002)
  • Blade (1998)
  • Blood Simple (1984) — HBO
  • Bridge to Terabithia (2007) — HBO
  • Bright Lights, Big City (1988) — HBO
  • The Change-Up (2011) — HBO
  • The Children (2009)
  • A Christmas Carol (1938)
  • Crash [Director’s Cut] (2005) — HBO
  • David Copperfield (1935)
  • Days After Your Departure (2019) — HBO
  • Enemy of the State (1998) HBO)
  • Everybody’s All-American (1988) — HBO
  • Father’s Day (1997) — HBO
  • Friday Night Lights (2004) — HBO
  • Get On Up (2014) — HBO
  • Guys And Dolls (1955)
  • High Society (1956)
  • Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) — HBO
  • Jeepers Creepers (2001) — HBO
  • Leprechaun 2 (1994) — HBO
  • Leprechaun (1993) — HBO
  • Magnolia (1999) — HBO
  • The Man With the Golden Arm (1955)
  • Mars Attacks! (1996)
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) — HBO
  • Martin Lawrence You So Crazy (1994) — HBO
  • New Year’s Eve (2011) — HBO
  • Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
  • Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)
  • Ocean’s Twelve (2004)
  • On The Town (1949)
  • The Pelican Brief (1993)
  • Planet of the Apes (2001) — HBO
  • Risky Business (1983)
  • Semi-Pro (2008)
  • Some Came Running (1958)
  • Something Borrowed (2011) — HBO
  • Splendor in the Grass (1961)
  • Walk the Line [Extended Version] (2005) — HBO
  • When Harry Met Sally (1989)

If you missed our recap of everything arriving on HBO and HBO Max (and leaving) in December, you can find it below.

Arriving in December

December 1

  • 3 Godfathers, 1948
  • 40 Days and 40 Nights, 2002
  • Absolute Power, 1997
  • Adam Ruins Everything, Seasons 2-3
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio, 1996
  • Amistad, 1997
  • Annabelle: Creation, 2017
  • The Bay, 2012
  • The Beguiled, 2017
  • Beyond Reasonable Doubt, 2017
  • The Bishop’s Wife, 1947
  • The Blind Side,
  • Blow-Up, 1966
  • The Book of Henry, 2017
  • Bright Young Things, 2004
  • Bundle of Joy, 1956
  • The Carbonaro Effect, Seasons 2-5
  • Chasing Life With Sanjay Gupta, 2019
  • Christine Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World, 2018
  • A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits, 2016
  • Code 46, 2004
  • Comedy Knockout, 2016
  • Contraband, 2012
  • Crimes of the Century, 2013
  • The Crow, 1994
  • The Crow: City of Angels, 1996
  • The Crow: Wicked Prayer, 2005
  • Dead Wives Club, Season 1
  • Death Row Stories, Seasons 1-4
  • De Blanco La Patuda (aka White Is for Virgins), 2020
  • Deep Blue Sea, 1999
  • Demolition Man, 1993
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, 2012
  • Fallen, 1998
  • Falling Skies, 2011
  • The Family Man, 2000
  • Father of the Bride, 1950
  • Fifty Shades Of Black, 2016
  • Final Destination, 2000
  • Final Destination 2, 2003
  • Final Destination 3, 2006
  • The Final Destination, 2009
  • Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery, 2015
  • Freelancers, 2012
  • Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, 1995
  • Free Willy 3: The Rescue, 1997
  • Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove, 2010
  • The Girl With All The Gifts, 2016
  • Gladiator, 2000
  • Gun Crazy, 1950
  • Harry And The Hendersons, 1987
  • Hell in the Heartland, 2019
  • Hero, 2004
  • The History of Comedy, 2017
  • Holiday Affair, 1949
  • Hot Fuzz, 2007
  • How It Really Happened, Seasons 1-4
  • The Human Stain, 2003
  • The Hunt with John Walsh, 2014
  • Inside Evil with Chris Cuomo, 2018
  • It Happened on Fifth Avenue, 1947
  • Joe Versus the Volcano, 1990
  • Juice, 1992
  • Just My Luck, 2006
  • Kung Fu Panda 2, 2011
  • Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, 2018
  • The Last Samurai, 2003
  • La Unidad, 2020
  • Logan’s Run, 1976
  • Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner, 1942
  • Mars Attacks!, 1996
  • Meet Me in St. Louis, 1944
  • Michael Clayton, 2007
  • Misery, 1990
  • The Misery Index, 2013
  • My Dream is Yours, 1949
  • Nancy Drew, 2007
  • No Blade of Grass, 1970
  • The Omega Man, 1971
  • On Moonlight Bay, 1951
  • Outbreak, 1995
  • Paid Off with Michael Torpey, 2018
  • Phantom Thread, 2017
  • Period of Adjustment, 1962
  • Pope: The Most Powerful Man In History, 2018
  • Project X, 2012 (Extended Version)
  • Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack, 2016
  • The Redemption Project, 2019
  • Risky Business, 1983
  • Robots, 2005
  • Rock of Ages, 2012 (Extended Version)
  • Romance on the High Seas, 1948
  • Room for One More, 1952
  • Sanctum, 2011
  • The Sentinel, 2006
  • Sex and the City, 2008
  • Sex and the City 2, 2010
  • Shaun Of The Dead, 2004
  • The Shawshank Redemption, 1994
  • The Shop Around the Corner, 1940
  • Snakes on a Plane, 2006
  • Snow White and the Huntsman, 2012 (Unrated Version)
  • Something’s Killing Me, 2017
  • Southland, Seasons 1-5
  • Soylent Green, 1973
  • Spawn, 1997
  • Stargirl, Season 1
  • Striptease, 1996
  • Susan Slept Here, 1954
  • Talk Show the Game Show, 2017
  • Tea for Two, 1950
  • Those Who Can’t, 2016
  • Three Godfathers, 1936
  • THX 1138, 1971
  • Timeline, 2003
  • Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale, 2007
  • Tom and Jerry: Santa’s Little Helpers, 2014
  • True Grit, 2010
  • Unfaithful, 2002
  • Unmasking a Killer, 2018
  • Very Scary People, Season 1
  • The Wedding Date, 2005
  • Westworld, 1973
  • What Bitch?
  • Wrath of the Titans, 2012
  • Wrecked, 2019
  • Yogi Bear, 2010
  • Young Man with a Horn, 1949

December 2

  • Baby God, Documentary Premiere

December 3

  • Full Bloom, Season Finale
  • Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults, HBO Max Documentary Premiere
  • Looney Tunes Cartoons, Bugs Bunny’s 24 Carrot Holiday Special Premiere
  • My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood, HBO Max Special Premiere
  • Stylish with Jenna Lyons, HBO Max Original Series Premiere

December 4

  • Beyond the Spotlight, Season 1
  • Bright Now: Alien Worlds, 2020
  • Engineering the Future, 2020
  • La Leyenda Negra
  • Jujutsu Kaisen (Crunchyroll Collection)

December 5

  • The Photograph, 2020

December 6

  • Euphoria, “Trouble Don’t Last Always,” Special Episode Premiere
  • Murder on Middle Beach, Docuseries Finale

December 7

  • Axios, Season Finale

December 8

  • 40 Years a Prisoner, Documentary Premiere
  • La Jauria (The Pack), Season 1
  • One Night in Bangkok, 2020

December 9

  • Alabama Snake, Documentary Premiere
  • The Trial of Christine Keeler

December 10

  • 4 Blocks, Seasons 1-3
  • Esme & Roy, HBO Max Holiday Special Episode
  • Haute Dog, HBO Max Holiday Special Episode
  • Let Them All Talk, HBO Max Original Film Premiere
  • House of Ho, HBO Max Original Series Premiere
  • Summer Camp Island, Season 3 Premiere
  • Veneno, Season Finale
  • Valley of Tears, Season Finale

December 11

  • Adult Material
  • Midnight Family, 2020
  • One Way Or Another, Season Finale

December 12

  • The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, Documentary Premiere

December 13

  • Tiger, Docuseries Premiere

December 15

  • Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

December 16

  • The Art of Political Murder, Documentary Premiere

December 17

  • CNN Heroes, An All-Star Tribute
  • The Flight Attendant, HBO Max Limited Series Premiere
  • Homeschool Musical Class of 2020, HBO Max Special Premiere
  • Love Monster, Season 1-2
  • Sesame Street: Holiday at Hooper’s

December 18

  • Diego Torres Sinfonico, Season 1
  • Hasta Que La Boda Nos Separe (aka The Wedding Unplanner), 2020

December 19

  • Wendy, 2020

December 20

  • I Used to Go Here, 2020

December 21

  • Industry, Season Finale

December 23

  • Squish, Season 1

December 25

  • The West Wing, Season 1-7
  • Wonder Woman 1984

December 26

  • Independence Day (Extended Version), 1996
  • Road Trip, Season 1

December 28

  • His Dark Materials, Season 2 Finale

December 29

  • Los Dias De La Ballena (aka The Days of the Whale)

December 31

  • The Champ, 1979
  • Conan Without Borders

Leaving in December

December 10

  • Lights Out, 2016

December 15

  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, 2019

December 26

  • American Animals, 2018

December 27

  • Arizona, 2018

December 31

  • An American in Paris, 1951
  • Analyze This, 1999
  • Austin Powers In Goldmember, 2002
  • Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery, 1997
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, 1999
  • Batman & Robin, 1997
  • Batman Forever, 1995
  • Batman v Superman: Ultimate Edition, 2016
  • Bonnie and Clyde, 1967
  • Boogie Nights, 1997
  • Bringing Up Baby, 1938
  • Clash Of The Titans, 2010
  • Constantine, 2005
  • Demolition Man, 1993
  • Dirty Harry, 1971
  • Doctor Zhivago, 1965
  • Empire of the Sun, 1987
  • Friday the 13th, 2009
  • Free Willy, 1993
  • Giant, 1956
  • Gladiator, 2000
  • The Hey Arnold! The Movie, 2002
  • The Hobbit, 1977
  • Jonah Hex, 2010
  • La La Land, 2016
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life, 2003
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, 2001
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie, 2014
  • Lucy In The Sky, 2019
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, 2012
  • Monsters vs. Aliens, 2009
  • Rugrats Go Wild, 2003

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