What to Watch Now on HBO Max and the HBO App

  • Publish Date: October 22, 2020
  • Comments: ↓ 2 user comments

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The best recent additions to HBO streaming services

The following recently added HBO streaming titles received a Metascore of 61 or higher (or are titles of interest that do not have a Metascore). Mediocre and poorly reviewed releases are omitted; this is just the good stuff added within the past two months. Releases are ordered by date added to HBO (newest first).

NEW: All titles on this page are available on any HBO service except for items marked "HBO Max only."

Added October 23
  How To With John Wilson Season 1 HBO original Trailer
  TV/Reality/Comedy
Added October 22
  Chelsea Handler: Evolution HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  Comedy special, 2020
Equal Miniseries HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Documentary
Added October 21
537 Votes HBO original
  Documentary, 2020
Added October 17
David Byrne's American Utopia Metacritic Must-See HBO original Trailer  
  Documentary/Music, 2020
Added October 16
  The Perfect Weapon HBO original Trailer  
  Documentary, 2020
Added October 15
  Detention Adventure Season 2 HBO Max only
  TV/Family
  The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV special, 2020
A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV special, 2020
Added October 8
Charm City Kings HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  Drama, 2020
  The Fungies Season 1 Part 2 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Family
  The God of High School Season 1 HBO Max only
  TV/Anime
Added October 7
  Wild Card: The Downfall of a Radio Loudmouth HBO original Trailer  
  Documentary, 2020
Added October 3
  The ABCs of Back to School: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Families HBO Max only
  TV special, 2020
Added October 2
  Lina From Lima  
  Foreign/Drama/Musical, 2019
Added October 1
Akeelah and the Bee  
  Drama, 2006
Analyze This HBO Max only
  Comedy, 1999
Ball of Fire HBO Max only
  Rom-com, 1941
Beavis And Butt-Head Do America  
  Animation/Comedy, 1996
Beginners Metacritic Must-See  
  Drama, 2011
Best in Show HBO Max only
  Comedy, 2000
Bombshell HBO Max only
  Drama/Rom-com, 1933
Boogie Nights Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama, 1997
The Client HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 1994
The Color Purple HBO Max only
  Drama, 1985
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind  
  Drama/Comedy, 2002
Deerskin  
  Foreign/Comedy, 2020
Dirty Dancing  
  Drama, 1987
Deliverance HBO Max only
  Adventure/Thriller, 1972
Empire of the Sun HBO Max only
  Drama, 1987
Enter the Dragon Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Action/Drama/Thriller, 1973
Frantic HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 1988
Frequency HBO Max only
  Sci-fi/Drama/Thriller, 2000
Galaxy Quest HBO Max only
  Comedy/Sci-fi, 1999
Hairspray HBO Max only
  Comedy, 1988
Hairspray Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Comedy/Musical, 2007
Horror of Dracula HBO Max only
  Horror, 1958
The Hunting Ground HBO Max only
  Documentary, 2015
Infamous HBO Max only
  Drama, 2006
The Informer HBO Max only
  Drama, 1935
The Invisible War HBO Max only
  Documentary, 2012
Lethal Weapon HBO Max only
  Action/Comedy, 1987
Lethal Weapon 2 HBO Max only
  Action/Comedy, 1989
Malcolm X HBO Max only
  Drama, 1992
The Matrix HBO Max only
  Sci-fi/Action/Thriller, 1999
The Matrix Reloaded HBO Max only
  Sci-fi/Action/Thriller, 2003
Million Dollar Baby Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama, 2004
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Comedy, 1944
Mister Roberts HBO Max only
  Comedy, 1955
The Mummy HBO Max only
  Horror, 1959
Mutiny on the Bounty HBO Max only
  Drama, 1935
Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always Metacritic Must-See  
  Drama, 2020
Nothing Sacred HBO Max only
  Rom-com, 1937
Open Water  
  Drama/Thriller/Horror, 2004
Presumed Innocent HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 1990
Revolutionary Road  
  Drama, 2008
Roger & Me HBO Max only
  Documentary, 1989
Sands of Iwo Jima HBO Max only
  Action/Drama, 1949
Seven HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 1995
Shame  
  Drama, 2011
Sleight  
  Action/Sci-fi/Drama/Thriller, 2017
  South Park: The Pandemic Special HBO Max only
  Animated special, 2020
They Were Expendable HBO Max only
  Action/Drama, 1945
The Thin Man Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Comedy, 1934
Training Day HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 2001
Us Metacritic Must-See  
  Horror/Thriller, 2019
What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? HBO Max only
  Documentary, 2019
When Harry Met Sally HBO Max only
  Rom-com, 1989
Where the Wild Things Are HBO Max only
  Adventure/Family/Fantasy, 2009
A World of Calm Season 1 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Reality
Added September 27
  Patria Season 1 HBO original Trailer  
  TV/Foreign/Drama
Added September 26
Just Mercy  
  Drama, 2019
Added September 25
  Fandango at the Wall HBO original  
  Documentary/Music, 2020
Added September 24
  Haute Dog Season 1 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Reality competition
Added September 23
Agents of Chaos Miniseries HBO original Trailer  
  TV/Documentary
Added September 19
The Invisible Man  
  Sci-fi/Thriller, 2020
Added September 17
  The Great Pottery Throw Down Seasons 1-3 Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Reality competition
  Mo Willems and The Storytime All-Stars Present: Don't Let The Pigeon Do Storytime! HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV special, 2020
Added September 15
  Re: ZERO Season 2 HBO Max only
  TV/Anime
Added September 14
The Third Day Miniseries HBO original Trailer  
  TV/Drama
We Are Who We Are Miniseries HBO original Trailer  
  TV/Drama
Added September 11
  Huracán  
  Thriller, 2020
Added September 10
Unpregnant HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  Drama, 2020
Added September 3
Raised by Wolves Season 1 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Drama/Sci-fi
Added September 1
93Queen HBO Max only
  Documentary, 2018
All The Right Moves  
  Drama, 1983
Badlands Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama, 1973
  Ballmastrz: 9009 Seasons 1-2 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Comedy
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel HBO Max only
  Drama/Comedy, 2012
  Black Dynamite Seasons 1-2 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Comedy
Blood Diamond HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 2006
  The Brak Show Seasons 1-4 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Comedy
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama, 1958
Charlotte's Web HBO Max only
  Animation/Family, 1973
The Cider House Rules  
  Drama, 1999
City of God  
  Foreign/Drama, 2003
Clerks  
  Comedy, 1994
The Conversation Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 1974
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button  
  Drama, 2008
Dave HBO Max only
  Comedy, 1993
Doctor Who Season 12 HBO Max only
  TV/Sci-fi/Drama
Dog Day Afternoon Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 1975
Dolores Claiborne HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 1995
Election Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Comedy, 1999
Fatal Attraction HBO Max only
  Thriller, 1987
Father of the Bride HBO Max only
  Comedy, 1950
Grease HBO Max only
  Musical, 1978
  Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law Seasons 1-4 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Comedy
A Hidden Life  
  Drama, 2019
In Good Company  
  Drama/Rom-com, 2004
JFK HBO Max only
  Drama, 1991
  Joe Pera Talks With You Seasons 1-2 HBO Max only
  TV/Comedy
Lassie Come Home HBO Max only
  Family/Drama, 1943
  Lazor Wulf Season 1 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Comedy
Life With Father HBO Max only
  Family/Comedy, 1947
Little Women HBO Max only
  Drama, 1949
Marathon Man HBO Max only
  Drama, 1976
Miracle Workers Season 1 HBO Max only
  TV/Comedy
Midnight Run HBO Max only
  Comedy, 1988
  Moral Orel Seasons 1-3 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Comedy
An Officer and a Gentleman HBO Max only
  Drama, 1982
  OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Seasons 1-3 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation
Over the Hedge  
  Animation/Family, 2006
Prometheus  
  Sci-fi/Thriller/Action-adventure, 2012
Reversal of Fortune Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 1990
A Room With A View Metacritic Must-See  
  Drama, 1986
  Sealab 2021 Seasons 1-5 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Comedy
  Squidbillies Seasons 1-12 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Comedy
Star 80 HBO Max only
  Drama, 1983
Sunrise at Campobello HBO Max only
  Drama, 1960
  Superjail! Seasons 1-4 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Comedy
Three Kings Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama/Comedy/Adventure, 1999
  Tigtone Season 1 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Comedy
  Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Seasons 1-5 HBO Max only
  TV/Comedy
V for Vendetta HBO Max only
  Drama/Action/Thriller, 2006
Wes Craven's New Nightmare HBO Max only
  Horror, 1994
When We Were Kings Metacritic Must-See  
  Documentary/Sports, 1996
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? HBO Max only
  Drama, 1966
63 Young Sheldon Seasons 1-3 HBO Max only
  TV/Comedy
Added August 31
  Gösta Season 1 HBO Europe original Trailer  
  TV/Foreign/Drama/Comedy
Added August 29
The Way Back  
  Drama, 2020
Added August 28
  Steven Universe Future Season 6 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Family
Added August 27
Class Action Park HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  Documentary, 2020
Pure Season 1 Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Drama
Ravi Patel's Pursuit of Happiness Season 1 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Reality
Added August 23
  Mia's Magic Playground Season 1 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Family
The Vow Miniseries HBO original Trailer  
  TV/Documentary

Last chance to watch

The following movies now streaming on HBO will leave the streaming services at 11:59pm on the dates indicated.

Leaving October 31
Amelie HBO Max only
  Foreign/Rom-com, 2001
American History X HBO Max only
  Drama, 1998
Blade Runner Metacritic Must-See [Final Cut version] HBO Max only
  Action/Sci-fi/Thriller, 1982/2007
Blood Diamond HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 2006
Crazy, Stupid, Love  
  Rom-com, 2011
Dangerous Liaisons HBO Max only
  Drama, 1988
Driving Miss Daisy Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama/Comedy, 1989
  El Norte  
  Drama, 1984
Home Alone  
  Family/Comedy, 1990
House Party HBO Max only
  Comedy, 1990
Kung Fu Panda HBO Max only
  Animation/Family, 2008
Kung Fu Panda 2 HBO Max only
  Animation/Family, 2011
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Action/Fantasy, 2002
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Action/Fantasy, 2003
Ocean's Eleven HBO Max only
  Comedy/Thriller, 2001
The Others  
  Horror/Thriller, 2001
Planes, Trains & Automobiles HBO Max only
  Comedy, 1987
Raising Arizona HBO Max only
  Comedy, 1987
Star Trek Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Action/Sci-fi, 2009
Swing Time Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Musical/Comedy, 1936
Three Kings Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama/Comedy/Adventure, 1999
Top Hat Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Musical/Comedy, 1935
V for Vendetta HBO Max only
  Drama/Action/Thriller, 2006
Leaving November 25
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill  
  Drama/Music, 2016
Leaving November 30
All the President's Men Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama, 1976
Anastasia  
  Animation/Family, 1997
Badlands Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama, 1973
Batman Begins HBO Max only
  Action/Thriller, 2005
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Metacritic Must-See  
  Drama, 2007
Blinded by the Light  
  Drama/Comedy/Musical, 2019
Bridesmaids  
  Comedy, 2011
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama, 1958
Charlotte's Web HBO Max only
  Animation/Family, 1973
Chicago HBO Max only
  Musical/Drama, 2002
The Conversation Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 1974
The Dark Knight Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Action/Thriller, 2008
Dave HBO Max only
  Rom-com, 1993
Deliverance HBO Max only
  Thriller, 1972
Dog Day Afternoon Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 1975
Election Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Comedy, 1999
Father of the Bride HBO Max only
  Comedy, 1950
JFK HBO Max only
  Drama, 1991
Little Shop of Horrors Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Musical/Comedy, 1986
Malcolm X HBO Max only
  Drama, 1992
Marathon Man HBO Max only
  Drama, 1976
Roger & Me HBO Max only
  Documentary, 1989
Sky High  
  Adventure/Comedy/Family, 2005
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? HBO Max only
  Drama, 1966

Coming soon to HBO streaming

The following notable and/or well-reviewed movies and TV shows are scheduled to be added to stream on HBO Go, HBO Now, and or HBO Max in the near future.

Coming October 24
Emma  
  Drama/Comedy, 2020
Coming October 25
The Undoing Miniseries HBO original Trailer
  TV/Drama
Coming October 27
Ghosts Season 2 HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV/Comedy
John Lewis: Good Trouble HBO Max only
  Documentary, 2020
  The Soul of America HBO original Trailer  
  Documentary, 2020
Coming October 28
  Burning Ojai: Our Fire Story HBO original Trailer
  Documentary short, 2020
Coming November 1
  America America HBO Max only
  Drama, 1963
  Anchors Aweigh HBO Max only
  Musical/Comedy, 1945
Austin Powers in Goldmember HBO Max only
  Comedy, 2002
  Baby Doll HBO Max only
  Drama/Comedy, 1956
Beasts of the Southern Wild Metacritic Must-See  
  Fantasy/Drama, 2012
Blood Work HBO Max only
  Action/Drama/Thriller, 2002
Broadway Danny Rose Metacritic Must-See  
  Comedy, 1984
  A Christmas Carol HBO Max only
  Drama/Fantasy/Family, 1938
Chronicle [Director's Cut]  
  Action/Thriller/Sci-fi, 2012
City Island  
  Drama/Comedy, 2010
City Slickers  
  Comedy/Adventure, 1991
The Dancer Upstairs  
  Drama/Thriller, 2003
The Dark Knight Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Action/Thriller, 2008
  David Copperfield HBO Max only
  Drama, 1935
Dead Man Walking  
  Drama, 1995
Desperately Seeking Susan  
  Drama/Comedy, 1985
Dolphin Tale HBO Max only
  Drama/Family, 2011
East of Eden HBO Max only
  Drama, 1955
A Face in the Crowd HBO Max only
  Drama, 1957
The Five-Year Engagement [Extended Version]  
  Rom-com, 2012
Free Willy HBO Max only
  Family/Drama/Adventure, 1993
  Guys and Dolls HBO Max only
  Musical/Comedy, 1955
Hacksaw Ridge  
  Drama, 2016
High Fidelity  
  Drama/Rom-com, 2000
  High Society HBO Max only
  Musical/Comedy, 1956
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug HBO Max only
  Fantasy/Adventure, 2013
The Iron Giant Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Animation/Family, 1999
King Kong  
  Adventure/Horror, 1976
The Last King of Scotland HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 2006
The LEGO Batman Movie HBO Max only
  Animation/Family, 2017
The LEGO Movie Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Animation/Family, 2014
Little Man Tate  
  Drama, 1991
Looney Tunes: Back In Action HBO Max only
  Animation/Family, 2003
Made  
  Comedy/Drama, 2001
The Madness of King George Metacritic Must-See  
  Drama/Comedy, 1994
Magic Mike HBO Max only
  Comedy/Drmaa, 2012
  The Man With The Golden Arm HBO Max only
  Drama, 1955
Menace II Society HBO Max only
  Drama, 1993
Mystic River Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 2003
On the Town HBO Max only
  Musical/Comedy, 1949
A Perfect World HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 1993
Pleasantville HBO Max only
  Drama/Comedy/Fantasy, 1998
The Pledge HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 2001
Radio Days HBO Max only
  Comedy, 1987
Rick and Morty Metacritic Must-Watch Season 4 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Comedy
The Right Stuff Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama, 1983
Rosewood HBO Max only
  Drama, 1997
Salvador  
  Drama/Thriller, 1986
The Secret Garden HBO Max only
  Drama/Family/Fantasy, 1993
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants HBO Max only
  Comedy, 2005
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 HBO Max only
  Comedy, 2008
  Some Came Running HBO Max only
  Drama, 1958
Space Cowboys HBO Max only
  Adventure/Thriller, 2000
Splendor in the Grass HBO Max only
  Drama, 1961
Swingers  
  Comedy, 1996
  A Tale of Two Cities HBO Max only
  Drama, 1935
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines HBO Max only
  Action/Sci-fi/Thriller, 2003
Terms of Endearment HBO Max only
  Drama, 1983
Thief  
  Drama/Action/Thriller, 1981
Tightrope HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 1984
True Crime HBO Max only
  Drama/Thriller, 1999
Veronica Mars HBO Max only
  Drama, 2014
The Witches of Eastwick HBO Max only
  Fantasy/Comedy, 1987
  Young Justice Seasons 1-3 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation
Coming November 2
Quadrophenia HBO Max only
  Music/Drama, 1979
A Woman Under the Influence Metacritic Must-See HBO Max only
  Drama, 1974
Coming November 4
  Looney Tunes Episodes from 1930-69 HBO Max only
  TV/Animation/Family
Coming November 7
  2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony HBO original
  TV special, 2020
Coming November 9
  Food Wars! Shokugeki No Soma Season 5 HBO Max only
  TV/Anime
Industry Season 1 HBO original Trailer
  TV/Drama
Coming November 15
  Murder on MIddle Beach HBO original Trailer  
  Documentary, 2020
Coming November 16
His Dark Materials Season 2 HBO original Trailer  
  TV/Drama/Sci-fi/Fantasy
Coming November 21
  Between the World and Me HBO original Trailer  
  TV special, 2020
Coming November 26
  Craftopia: Craft the Halls HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV special, 2020
  Craftopia: Merry Craftmas! HBO Max original HBO Max only
  TV special, 2020
The Flight Attendant Season 1 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Drama/Comedy
  Stylish With Jenna Lyons Season 1 HBO Max original Trailer HBO Max only
  TV/Reality
Superintelligence HBO Max original HBO Max only
  Action/Comedy, 2020
Coming December 3
  40 Years a Prisoner HBO original
  Documentary, 2020
Coming December 6
  Euphoria Holiday Special 1 HBO original
  TV/Drama
Coming December 13
Tiger Miniseries HBO original
  TV/Documentary/Sports

 

 

Comments (2)

  • Cordcutter  

    Don’t mean to threadjack here, but where are the listings for Showtime??

  • BlackBarney  

    You guys used to have comprehensive listings of the best shows and movies on HBO. Do those lists no longer exist? I loved those. It would also be great if ever you could incorporate Showtime into your streaming guides (Crave TV streams everything that is on HBO and Showtime, and more I think...). Thanks!

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