What’s new on HBO and HBO Max and what’s leaving in October 2020

There are plenty of options for compelling television these days, including HBO and its partner streaming service HBO Max. Both have plenty of reasons to hold your attention, including new episodes of popular shows and a multitude of hit movies.

October sees a swath of new and classic movies come to HBO and HBO Max. Whether you’re looking for recent hits like the big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical Cats, or the gripping documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble, or older classics like the Matrix trilogy or Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke, October offers something for everybody.

October also brings the the premiere of David Byrne’s American Utopia, a recording of Byrne’s critically acclaimed Broadway show directed by Spike Lee, as well as the West Wing reunion event A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote.

Read on for our list of new titles coming to HBO and HBO Max in October. (Boldface titles signify films and shows we recommend.) Interested in what’s on other streaming services? Be sure to check out our what’s new on Amazon Prime and what’s new on Netflix guides.

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Arriving in October

October 1

  • A World of Calm, Documentary Series Premiere
  • Akeelah And The Bee, 2006 (HBO)
  • All-Star Superman, 2011
  • American Dynasties: The Kennedys, 2018
  • American Reunion, 2012 (HBO)
  • Analyze That, 2002
  • Analyze This, 1999
  • The Angriest Man In Brooklyn, 2014 (HBO)
  • Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery, 1997
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, 1999
  • Ball of Fire, 1941
  • Beavis And Butt-Head Do America, 1996 (HBO)
  • Beef (HBO)
  • Beginners, 2011 (HBO)
  • Best in Show, 2000
  • BLOW, 2001
  • Bombshell, 1933
  • Boogie Nights, 1997
  • Boomerang, 1992
  • The Bush Years: Family. Duty. Power., 2019
  • The Butterfly Effect, 2004
  • Cats & Dogs, 2001
  • Catwoman, 2004
  • Cellular, 2004
  • Cheech & Chong’s Up In Smoke, 1978
  • The Chronicles Of Riddick, 2004 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)
  • City Slickers 2: The Legend of Curly’s Gold, 1994
  • Clean and Sober, 1988
  • The Client, 1994
  • Collateral Beauty, 2016 (HBO)
  • The Color Purple, 1985
  • Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, 2003 (HBO)
  • Constantine, 2005
  • Cradle 2 the Grave, 2003
  • Critters 2, 1988
  • Critters 4, 1992
  • The Curse of Frankenstein, 1957
  • Day Of The Dead, 1985 (HBO)
  • Death Sentence, 2007 (Extended Version) (HBO)
  • Deerskin, 2020 (HBO)
  • Dirty Dancing, 1987 (HBO)
  • Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, 2004 (HBO)
  • Deliverance, 1972
  • Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, 1969
  • Dreamcatcher, 2003
  • Edge of Darkness, 2010
  • Empire of the Sun, 1987
  • The End: Inside The Last Days of the Obama White House, 2017
  • Endings, Beginnings, 2020 (HBO)
  • Enter The Dragon, 1973
  • Eraser, 1996
  • Firewall, 2006
  • Frantic, 1988
  • Frequency, 2000 (HBO)
  • Friday, 1995
  • The Friday After Next, 2002
  • Galaxy Quest, 1999
  • The Golden Compass, 2007
  • Gothika, 2003
  • Grudge Match, 2013 (HBO)
  • Hairspray, 1988
  • Hairspray, 2007
  • Harina (aka Flour) (HBO)
  • The Haunting, 1999
  • The Hills Have Eyes, 2006 (Extended Version) (HBO)
  • The Hills Have Eyes II, 2007 (Extended Version) (HBO)
  • Horror of Dracula, 1958
  • The Hunting Ground, 2015
  • I Am Sam, 2002
  • Infamous, 2006
  • The Informer, 1935
  • The Invisible War, 2012
  • Jonah Hex, 2010
  • The Last Kiss, 2006 (HBO)
  • The Last Mimzy, 2007
  • Laws of Attraction, 2004
  • Lethal Weapon, 1987
  • Lethal Weapon 2, 1989
  • Lethal Weapon 3, 1992
  • Lethal Weapon 4, 1998
  • Libeled Lady, 1936
  • Life as We Know It, 2010
  • Little Baby Bum, 2011
  • Little Big League, 1994
  • Madea’s Big Happy Family, 2011
  • Malcolm X, 1992
  • Man of Steel, 2013
  • Marie: A True Story, 1985
  • The Matrix Reloaded, 2003
  • The Matrix Revolutions, 2003
  • The Matrix, 1999
  • Million Dollar Baby, 2004
  • Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, 1944
  • Mister Roberts, 1955
  • Monsters Vs. Aliens, 2009
  • The Mummy, 1959
  • Mutiny on the Bounty, 1935
  • Next Friday, 2000
  • Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always, 2020 (HBO)
  • Nothing Sacred, 1937
  • Open Water, 2004 (HBO)
  • Open Water 2: Adrift, 2007 (HBO)
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, 2013
  • The Pelican Brief, 1993
  • A Perfect Murder, 1998
  • The Perfect Storm, 2000
  • The Phantom of the Opera, 2004
  • Presumed Innocent, 1990
  • Race for the White House, Season 1
  • Raised By Wolves, Season 1 Finale
  • Revolutionary Road, 2008 (HBO)
  • Roger & Me, 1989
  • Sands of Iwo Jima, 1950
  • Scanners, 1981 (HBO)
  • Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays, 2012
  • Se7en, 1995
  • Semi-Pro, 2008
  • Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, 1985
  • Shame, 2011 (HBO)
  • Sherlock Holmes, 2009
  • Sleight, 2017 (HBO)
  • Son of Batman, 2014
  • South Park: The Pandemic Special
  • Steel, 1997
  • Superman vs. the Elite, 2012
  • Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, 2010
  • Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, 2009
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 1990
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, 1991
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, 1993
  • They Were Expendable, 1945
  • A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, 1996
  • The Thin Man, 1934
  • The Thing, 2011 (HBO)
  • A Time to Kill, 1996
  • Tin Cup, 1996
  • TMNT, 2007
  • Training Day, 2001
  • Tricky Dick, 2019
  • Turistas, 2006 (Extended Version) (HBO)
  • U.S. Marshals, 1998
  • Us, 2019 (HBO)
  • Vampire in Brooklyn, 1995
  • A Very Brady Sequel, 1996
  • We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World, 2016
  • What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?, 2018
  • When Harry Met Sally, 1989
  • Where the Wild Things Are, 2009
  • The Whole Ten Yards, 2004 (HBO)
  • The Wings of Eagles, 1957
  • You’ve Got Mail, 1998

October 2:

  • Lina From Lima (HBO)

October 3

  • The ABCs of Back to School: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Families, 2020
  • Downhill, 2020 (HBO)

October 6

  • Siempre, Luis, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

October 7

  • Wild Card: The Downfall Of A Radio Loudmouth (HBO)

October 8

  • Charm City Kings, HBO Max Original Film Premiere
  • The Fungies, Season 1B
  • The God of High School (Dubbed)

October 9

  • Entre Nos Presents: Shayla Rivera: It’S Not Rocket Science (HBO)
  • Room 104, Series Finale (HBO)

October 10

  • Cats, 2019 (HBO)

October 12

  • Ghosts, Season 2

October 15

  • Detention Adventure, Season 2
  • A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, HBO Max Original Premiere

October 16

  • La Odisea De Los Giles (Aka Heroic Losers) (HBO)
  • The Perfect Weapon, Documentary Special Premiere (HBO)

October 17

  • David Byrne’s American Utopia, Special Event Premiere (HBO)

October 18

  • Lovecraft Country, Season Finale (HBO)
  • The Vow, Docuseries Finale (HBO)

October 20

  • Smurfs, Season 3

October 21

  • 537 Votes, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

October 22

  • Equal, HBO Max Original Docu Series Premiere

October 23

  • How To With John Wilson, Season 1 Premiere (HBO Original)

October 24

  • Emma, 2020 (HBO)

October 25

  • The Undoing, Limited Series Premiere (HBO)

October 27

  • Ghosts, Season 2
  • It: Chapter Two, 2017 (HBO)
  • John Lewis: Good Trouble, 2020
  • The Soul Of America, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

October 28

  • Burning Ojai: Our Fire Story (HBO)

October 29

  • Vida Perfecta, Season 1

October 30

  • Mano De Obra (Aka Workforce) (HBO)

October 31

  • Black Christmas, 2019 (HBO)

Leaving HBO and HBO Max in October

October 8

  • The Nice Guys, 2016 (HBO)

October 11

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crime of Grindelwald, 2018 (HBO)

October 20

  • The Conjuring 2, 2016 (HBO)

October 31

  • A Cinderella Story, 2004
  • A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song, 2011
  • A Very Brady Sequel, 1996
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio, 1996
  • Amelie, 2001 (HBO)
  • American History X, 1998
  • Barefoot in the Park, 1967
  • Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker, 2000
  • Batman vs. Robin, 2015
  • Batman: Gotham Knight, 2008
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1, 2012
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2, 2013
  • Beautiful Creatures, 2013
  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut, 2007
  • Blood Diamond, 2006
  • Cop Out, 2010
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love, 2011 (HBO)
  • Dangerous Liaisons, 1988
  • DEVIL, 2010 (HBO)
  • Driving Miss Daisy, 1989
  • El Norte, 1984 (HBO)
  • The First Wives Club, 1996
  • Green Lantern (2011)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch, 1990
  • Home Alone, 1990 (HBO)
  • House Party, 1990
  • Kung Fu Panda 2, 2011
  • Kung Fu Panda, 2008
  • Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 2003
  • Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2002
  • Ocean’s Eleven, 2001
  • Paul (Extended Version), 2011 (HBO)
  • Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, 1987
  • Raising Arizona, 1987 (HBO)
  • Serendipity, 2001
  • Soldier, 1998
  • Spies Like Us, 1985
  • Star Trek, 2009
  • Swing Time, 1936
  • The Others, 2001 (HBO)
  • The Outsiders, 1983
  • The Replacements, 2000
  • This Means War (Extended Version), 2012 (HBO)
  • Three Kings, 1999
  • Top Hat, 1935
  • V for Vendetta, 2006
  • Woodstock (Director’s Cut), 1994
  • Yesterday, 2019 (HBO)

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

Arriving in September

September TBA

  • Haute Dog, season 1 premiere
  • Mo Willems: Don’t Let the Pigeon Do Storytime!, 2020
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down, seasons 1 to 3
  • The Murders at White House Farm, season 1 premiere

September 1

  • 93Queen, 2018
  • All the Right Moves, 1983 (HBO)
  • The Astronaut Farmer, 2007 (HBO)
  • Badlands, 1973
  • Ballmastrz: 9009, 2018
  • Bandidas, 2006 (HBO)
  • Barnyard, 2006 (HBO)
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2012 (HBO)
  • Black Dynamite, 2012
  • Blood Diamond, 2006
  • The Bodyguard, 1992
  • The Brak Show, 2000
  • Butterfield 8, 1960
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1958
  • Caveman, 1981 (HBO)
  • Charlotte’s Web, 1973
  • The Cider House Rules, 1999 (HBO)
  • City of God, 2003 (HBO)
  • Clara’s Heart, 1988
  • Clerks, 1994 (HBO)
  • Cold Creek Manor, 2003 (HBO)
  • Congo, 1995 (HBO)
  • The Conversation, 1974
  • Cop Out, 2010
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2008 (HBO)
  • Date Movie, 2006 (Unrated Version) (HBO)
  • Dave, 1993
  • The Devil Inside, 2012 (HBO)
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, 2002
  • Doctor Who, season 12
  • Dog Day Afternoon, 1975
  • Dolores Claiborne, 1995
  • Election, 1999
  • Fatal Attraction, 1987
  • Father of the Bride, 1950
  • Final Destination 5, 2011 (HBO)
  • Flight Of The Phoenix, 2004 (HBO)
  • Forensic Files II, season 1
  • Going the Distance, 2010
  • A Good Year, 2006 (HBO)
  • Grease, 1978
  • Harlem Nights, 1989
  • Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, 2000
  • Heartbreakers, 2001 (HBO)
  • A Hidden Life, 2019 (HBO)
  • Honeymoon in Vegas, 1992
  • Idlewild, 2006 (HBO)
  • Impractical Jokers, seasons 5 to 8
  • Impractical Jokers: After Party, 2002
  • Impractical Jokers: The Movie, 2020
  • Infomercials, 2013
  • In Good Company, 2004 (HBO)
  • Jackson, 2016
  • JFK, 1991
  • Joe Pera Talks With You, 2018
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, 2012 (HBO)
  • Joyful Noise, 2012
  • A Kiss Before Dying, 1991 (HBO)
  • The Lake House, 2006
  • Lassie Come Home, 1943
  • Lazor Wulf, season 1
  • Lean on Me, 1989
  • Life with Father, 1947
  • Little, 2019 (HBO)
  • Little Women, 1949
  • Lost in Space, 1998
  • A Man Apart, 2003
  • Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart, Episodes 1-30
  • Marathon Man, 1976
  • The Mexican, 2001
  • Miracle Workers, season 1
  • Midnight Run, 1988 (HBO)
  • Miracle at St. Anna, 2008 (HBO)
  • Miss Congeniality, 2000
  • Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, 2005
  • Moral Orel, seasons 1 to 3
  • Murder by Numbers, 2002
  • Netizens, 2018
  • Observe and Report, 2009
  • Off the Air, 2011
  • An Officer and a Gentleman, 1982
  • OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, seasons 1 to 3
  • The Operative, 2019 (HBO)
  • The Outsiders, 1983
  • Over the Garden Wall, 2014
  • Over The Hedge, 2006 (HBO)
  • Point Break, 1991 (HBO)
  • Private Benjamin, 1980
  • Prometheus, 2012 (HBO)
  • PT 109, 1963
  • Red Riding Hood, 2011
  • The Replacements, 2000
  • Replicas, 2019 (HBO)
  • Reversal of Fortune, 1990
  • A Room with a View, 1986 (HBO)
  • Sealab 2021, seasons 1 to 5
  • See No Evil, 2006 (HBO)
  • Shrek Forever After, 2010
  • Sin Cielo, 2018 (HBO)
  • The Sitter, 2011 (Unrated Version) (HBO)
  • Snakes on a Plane, 2006
  • Son of the Mask, 2005
  • Squidbillies, seasons 1 to 12
  • Star 80, 1983
  • Sunrise at Campobello, 1960
  • Superjail!, seasons 1 to 4
  • Tennessee Johnson, 1942
  • Three Kings, 1999
  • Tigtone, season 1
  • Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, seasons 1 to 5
  • Too Beautiful: Our Right to Fight, 2018
  • Two Weeks Notice, 2002
  • V for Vendetta, 2006
  • Victoria and Abdul, 2017 (HBO)
  • The Wedding Singer, 1998
  • Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, 1994
  • When We Were Kings, 1996 (HBO)
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966
  • The Wind and the Lion, 1975
  • Young Sheldon, seasons 1 to 3

September 3

  • Raised by Wolves, season 1 premiere

September 4

  • Lo Dejo Cuando Quiera (Aka I Can Quit Whenever I Want), 2019 (HBO)

September 5

  • Spies in Disguise, 2019 (HBO)

September 10

  • Unpregnant, Film premiere

September 11

  • Detention Adventure, season 1
  • Huracán (Aka Hurricane), 2019 (HBO)
  • Make It Big, Make It Small, season 1

September 12

  • Coastal Elites, series premiere (HBO)

September 14

  • The Third Day, limited series premiere (HBO)
  • We Are Who We Are, drama series premiere (HBO)

September 15

  • Re: ZERO, season 2

September 17

  • Weston Woods, 2020

September 18

  • Habla Now (HBO)
  • La Musiquita Por Dentro, 2019 (HBO)

September 19

  • The Invisible Man, 2020

September 23

  • Agents of Chaos Part 1 (HBO)
  • Agents of Chaos Part 2 (HBO)

September 25

  • Fandango at the Wall, 2020 (HBO)

September 26

  • Just Mercy, 2020 (HBO)

September 27

  • Patria, HBO Europe series premiere (HBO)

Leaving HBO and HBO Max in September

September 7

  • A Star is Born, 2018 (HBO)
  • The Hate U Give, 2018

September 8

  • The Oslo Diaries, 2018 (HBO)

September 28

  • 24/7 College Football, 2019 (HBO)

September 30

  • Alita: Battle Angel, 2019 (HBO)
  • Anna, 2019 (HBO)
  • Apocalypse Now, 1979 (HBO)
  • Armageddon, 1998 (HBO)
  • Blade, 1998
  • Blazing Saddles, 1974
  • Bohemian Rhapsody, 2018 (HBO)
  • The Departed, 2006
  • The Exorcist, 1973
  • Free Willy, 1993
  • Grease, 1978
  • Gremlins, 1984
  • Interview with the Vampire, 1994
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth, 2008
  • Madagascar, 2005 (HBO)
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, 1983
  • Mrs. Doubtfire, 1993 (HBO)
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice, 1981
  • Saving Private Ryan, 1998
  • Shaft, 2019 (HBO)
  • Space Jam, 1996
  • Superman Returns, 2006
  • Troy, 2004
  • War of the Worlds, 2005 (HBO)
  • Wedding Crashers, 2005
  • The Wedding Singer, 1998
  • The Wild Bunch, 1969

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