Whats New on HBO Max in October 2021


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Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the legendary science fantasy epic Dune is finally coming to HBO Max this month, whether he likes it or not (he does not).

I get why the dude is nervous. Making Dune into a film with a little more fidelity to Frank Herbert’s source novel than the visually singular but narratively, uh, let’s say flawed David Lynch version has been a lifelong dream for him, and he finally got to do it—but only halfway. The film adapts only the first half of the sprawling novel, and if it flops in theaters (and there’s plenty of evidence to suggest it might, pandemic or no; Villeneuve’s last sci-fi blockbuster was, of course, Blade Runner 2049, another costly attempt to reboot an older franchise that didn’t make nearly enough money to justify what it cost to make), he might never get to make part two. (Why didn’t Warner Bros. just let him film both parts at once, a lá The Lord of the Rings? Good question.)

All that said, you can understand why the director wants you to see his movie on the big screen. Yes, he envisioned it as an epic, and epics deserve an epic canvas, but I saw Blade Runner 2049 on an airplane seatback screen, and still found it visually and emotionally captivating. That’s not really the issue. He just wants to make his movie, which means his movie has to make money. I really hope it does, because I too want to see the rest of this story of religious zealotry, political intrigue, and giant space worms play out the screen, however big or small it is. For that reason, I hope to see Dune in a theater. But we’re still in the middle of a pandemic, and the flick is still going to be available on streaming on the same day—Oct. 22—so watch it however you want. (Sorry, Denis.)

As if the year’s biggest sci-fi movie isn’t enough to justify your subscription fee this month, HBO/HBO Max has a ton of other great stuff on the way, including the Oct. 17 debut of season three of Succession (easily one of the best, buzziest shows running), the final season of Issa Rae’s Insecure (Oct. 24), a second season of the unscripted drag series We’re Here (Oct. 11), and a bunch more.

Check out the list of everything on the way in October below. Titles with (HBO) next to them are available to all HBO subscribers; everything else is exclusive to HBO Max.

What’s coming to HBO Max in October 2021

Arriving Oct. 1

  • Admission, 2013 (HBO)
  • A Royal Affair, 2012 (HBO)
  • After the Thin Man, 1936
  • All The President’s Men, 1976 (HBO)
  • American Gigolo, 1980 (HBO)
  • American Graffiti, 1973 (HBO)
  • Argo, 2012 (Alternate Version) (HBO)
  • Bad Boys II, 2003
  • Bad Boys, 1995
  • Bad Words, 2013 (HBO)
  • Ballet 422, 2014 (HBO)
  • Being Flynn, 2012 (HBO)
  • Best Man Down, 2013 (HBO)
  • Beverly Hills Cop, 1984 (HBO)
  • Beverly Hills Cop II, 1987 (HBO)
  • Beverly Hills Cop III, 1994 (HBO)
  • Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure, 1989 (HBO)
  • Bill And Ted’s Bogus Journey, 1991 (HBO)
  • Billy Elliot, 2000 (HBO)
  • Black Christmas, 2019 (HBO)
  • Black Hawk Down, 2001 (HBO)
  • Blades Of Glory, 2007 (HBO)
  • Blazing Saddles, 1974
  • Blood Father, 2016 (HBO)
  • Bloodsport, 1988 (HBO)
  • Blue Crush, 2002 (HBO)
  • Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason, 2004 (HBO)
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary, 2001
  • Broken City, 2013 (HBO)
  • Caddyshack II, 1988
  • Cake, 2005 (HBO)
  • Cats, 2019 (HBO)
  • Child 44, 2015 (HBO)
  • City of God, 2002 (HBO)
  • Clash of Titans, 1981
  • Client 9: The Rise And Fall Of Eliot Spitzer, 2010 (HBO)
  • Culpa, 2021 (HBO)
  • Danny Collins, 2015 (HBO)
  • David Lynch: The Art Life, 2016
  • Desperately Seeking Susan, 1985 (HBO)
  • Dinner For Schmucks, 2010 (HBO)
  • Doubt, 2008 (HBO)
  • Down A Dark Hall, 2018 (HBO)
  • Downhill, 2020 (HBO)
  • Drop Zone, 1994 (HBO)
  • Dying Young, 1991 (HBO)
  • El Cantante, 2007 (HBO)
  • El Profugo, 2020 (HBO)
  • Emma., 2020 (HBO)
  • Endless Love, 2014 (HBO)
  • Entre Nos: The Winners 2, 2021 (HBO)
  • Entre Nos: What She Said, 2021 (HBO)
  • Family Matters
  • Fifty Shades Of Black, 2016 (HBO)
  • For A Good Time, Call…, 2012 (Alternate Version) (HBO)
  • Full House
  • Gangs Of New York, 2002 (HBO)
  • Gangster Squad, 2013 (HBO)
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips, 1969
  • Hacksaw Ridge, 2016 (HBO)
  • Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay, 2008
  • He Said She Said, 1991 (HBO)
  • Hearts In Atlantis, 2001 (HBO)
  • Hitch, 2005
  • Hitman, 2007 (Alternate Version) (HBO)
  • Hooper, 1978
  • Hostage, 2005 (HBO)
  • House of Wax, 2005
  • House, 2008 (HBO)
  • Imagine That, 2009 (HBO)
  • Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words, 2015
  • J. Edgar, 2011 (HBO)
  • Johnny English Strikes Again, 2018 (HBO)
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth, 2008
  • Just Mercy, 2019 (HBO)
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1, 2003 (HBO)
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2, 2004 (HBO)
  • Kin, 2018 (HBO)
  • Leap Year, 2010 (HBO)
  • LEGO DC Shazam: Magic and Monsters!, 2020
  • Less Than Zero, 1987 (HBO)
  • Like Water for Chocolate, 1992 (HBO)
  • Little Man, 2006 (HBO)
  • Lincoln, 2012 (HBO)
  • Lottery Ticket, 2010 (HBO)
  • M*A*S*H, 1970 (HBO)
  • Mama, 2013 (HBO)
  • Marathon Man, 1976 (HBO)
  • Misery, 1990 (HBO)
  • Monster’s Ball, 2001 (Alternate Version) (HBO)
  • Moonrise Kingdom, 2012 (HBO)
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 1989
  • National Lampoon’s Vacation, 1983
  • Natural Born Killers, 1994
  • Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always, 2020 (HBO)
  • Night Catches Us, 2010 (HBO)
  • Orphan, 2009
  • Parental Guidance, 2012 (HBO)
  • Pariah, 2011 (HBO)
  • Police Academy, 1984
  • Poltergeist II: The Other Side, 1986 (HBO)
  • Poltergeist III, 1988 (HBO)
  • Private Parts, 1997 (HBO)
  • Proof Of Life, 2000 (HBO)
  • Racing Stripes, 2005 (HBO)
  • Reservation Road, 2007 (HBO)
  • Say Anything…, 1989 (HBO)
  • Sergeant York, 1941
  • Shaft, 1971
  • Shall We Dance?, 2004 (HBO)
  • She’s All That, 1999 (HBO)
  • Sherlock Holmes And The Great Escape, 2019 (HBO)
  • Sherlock Holmes, 2009
  • Shrek The Third, 2007 (HBO)
  • Six Degrees Of Separation, 1993 (HBO)
  • Sliver, 1993 (Alternate Version) (HBO)
  • Snitch, 2013 (HBO)
  • Speedway, 1968
  • Step by Step
  • Stigmata, 1999 (HBO)
  • Strange But True, 2019 (HBO)
  • Superstar, 1999 (HBO)
  • Super 8, 2011 (HBO)
  • Talk To Me, 2007 (HBO)
  • Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans, 2019
  • The Banger Sisters, 2002 (HBO)
  • The Blind Side, 2009 (HBO)
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities, 1990
  • The Book Of Eli, 2010 (HBO)
  • The Campaign, 2012 (Alternate Version) (HBO)
  • The Cider House Rules, 1999 (HBO)
  • The Cincinnati Kid, 1965
  • The East, 2013 (HBO)
  • The Eichmann Show, 2015 (HBO)
  • The Internship, 2013 (HBO)
  • The Invisible Man, 2020 (HBO)
  • The Harvey Girls, 1946
  • The High Note, 2020 (HBO)
  • The Hours, 2002 (HBO)
  • The Legend Of Hercules, 2014 (HBO)
  • The Many Saints of Newark, Warner Bros. Film Premiere, 2021
  • The Outsiders, 1983
  • The Perfect Storm, 2000
  • The Poseidon Adventure, 1972 (HBO)
  • The Quarry, 2020 (HBO)
  • The Rite, 2011 (HBO)
  • The Running Man, 1987 (HBO)
  • The Way Way Back, 2013 (HBO)
  • The 15:17 To Paris, 2018 (HBO)
  • Things We Lost In The Fire, 2007 (HBO)
  • Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, 2005
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, 2011 (HBO)
  • Trance, 2013 (HBO)
  • Tully, 2018 (HBO)
  • Twelve Monkeys, 1995 (HBO)
  • Underwater, 2020 (HBO)
  • Up In The Air, 2009 (HBO)
  • Wall Street, 1987 (HBO)
  • Warm Bodies, 2013 (HBO)
  • Wendy, 2020 (HBO)
  • XXX, 2002

Arriving Oct. 3

Arriving Oct. 4

  • Laetitia, Limited Drama Series Finale (HBO)
  • Niña Furia
  • Sublet, 2020

Arriving Oct. 5

  • American Masters: Mike Nichols, 2016
  • American Masters: Nichols and May: Take Two, 1996
  • El Verano Que Vivimos, 2020
  • Level Playing Field, Documentary Series Finale (HBO)

Arriving Oct. 6

  • Muy Gay Too Mexicano (Short), 2020
  • The Republic of Sarah, Season 1
  • Rosa (short), 2020

Arriving Oct. 7

  • 15 Minutes of Shame, Max Original Series Premiere
  • Craftopia, Max Original Season 2A Premiere
  • The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo: Amber Ruffin / Bebe Rexha

Arriving Oct. 8

Arriving Oct. 9

  • Birdgirl , Season 16
  • To Your Eternity , Season 1 (Subtitled) (Crunchyroll Collection)

Arriving Oct. 10

  • It: Chapter 2, 2019
  • Nuclear Family, Documentary Series Finale (HBO)
  • Scenes From A Marriage, Limited Series Finale (HBO)

Arriving Oct. 11

  • We’re Here, Season 2 Premiere (HBO)

Arriving Oct. 14

  • Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Chapter One: Dead Sea, Max Original Series Premiere
  • Little Ellen, Max Original Season 1B Premiere
  • Love Spells (Amarres), Max Original Series Premiere
  • Teen Titans Go!, Seasons 1-6
  • The Missing, (Os Ausentes), Max Original Series Premiere
  • The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo: Jenna Bush Hager / Sophie Fatu
  • Phoebe Robinson: Sorry, Harriet Tubman, Max Original Special Premiere
  • Welcome to Utmark (Utmark), Max Original Series Premiere
  • What Happened, Brittany Murphy? Max Original Series Premiere

Arriving Oct. 15

  • In the Line of Fire, 1993
  • Point Break, 1991 (HBO)
  • Tu Me Manques, 2019 (HBO)

Arriving Oct. 17

  • Succession, Season 3 Premiere (HBO)

Arriving Oct. 18

  • El Huésped Americano (The American Guest), Limited Drama Series Finale (HBO)
  • Women is Losers, 2021

Arriving Oct. 19

  • Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

Arriving Oct. 20

  • Entre Hombres (Amongst Men), Limited Series Finale (HBO)

Arriving Oct. 21

  • Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Chapter Two: Primordius
  • Reign of Superwomen, Max Original Documentary Premiere
  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, 2021 (HBO)
  • The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo: Ames McNamara / Leslie Odom Jr.
  • Tuff Money (Bani Negri), Max Original Series Premiere

Arriving Oct. 22

  • Dune, Warner Bros. Film Premiere, 2021

Arriving Oct. 24

  • Insecure, Season 5 Premiere (HBO)

Arriving Oct. 26

  • Maricon Perdido, Max Original Series Premiere
  • The Mopes, Max Original Series Premiere
  • The Truth of Dolores Vazquez (The Caso Wanninkhof), Max Original Series Premiere

Arriving Oct. 28

  • Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Chapter Three: Tidal Shift
  • In The Heights, 2021 (HBO)
  • Love Life, Max Original Season 2 Premiere
  • A Thousand Fangs (Mil Colmillos), Max Original Series Premiere
  • The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo: Dani & Dannah Lane / AJR

Arriving Oct. 29

  • Victor and Valentino, Season 2

Arriving Oct. 31

  • The Bachelorette, Season 16

What’s leaving HBO Max in October 2021

Leaving October 10

Leaving October 11

Leaving October 17

Leaving October 18

  • The ABCs of Back to School: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Families, 2020
  • Sabrina: Magic of the Red Rose, 2015

Leaving October 20

  • HBO First Look: The Eyes of Tammy Faye, 2021 (HBO)

Leaving October 25

Leaving October 27

  • The Hangover Part III, 2013

Leaving October 28

  • Tracey Ullman’s Show, (HBO)

Leaving October 31

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, 2012 (HBO)
  • A Little Princess, 1995 (HBO)
  • All Is Lost, 2013 (HBO)
  • All-Star Superman, 2011
  • Alpha And Omega: Journey To Bear Kingdom, 2017 (HBO)
  • Alpha And Omega: The Big Fureeze, 2016 (HBO)
  • Antwone Fisher, 2002 (HBO)
  • A Star Is Born, 1976
  • A Time To Kill, 1996
  • Backdraft, 1991 (HBO)
  • Bad Education, 2004
  • Bandits, 2001 (HBO)
  • Barefoot, 2014 (HBO)
  • Batteries Not Included, 1987 (HBO)
  • Battleship, 2012 (HBO)
  • Black Dynamite, 2009
  • Blood And Wine, 1997 (HBO)
  • Broken Embraces, 2009
  • Cats & Dogs, 2001
  • Cesar Chavez, 2014 (HBO)
  • Chasing Amy, 1997 (HBO)
  • Christmas In Compton, 2012
  • Clerks, 1994 (HBO)
  • Conspiracy Theory, 1997
  • Cool Hand Luke, 1967
  • Critters 4, 1992
  • Darkest Hour, 2017 (HBO)
  • Dirt, 2017
  • Dirty Harry, 1971
  • Dreamcatcher, 2003
  • El Pacto (aka The Pact), 2018 (HBO)
  • Empire Of The Sun, 1987
  • Eulogy, 2004 (HBO)
  • Final Destination, 2000
  • Final Destination 2, 2003
  • Final Destination 3, 2006
  • Final Destination 5, 2011
  • Firewall, 2006
  • Flight Of The Intruder, 1991 (HBO)
  • Flying Leathernecks, 1951
  • Frantic, 1988
  • Freaks, 1932
  • Ghoulies, 1985 (HBO)
  • Ghoulies II, 1987 (HBO)
  • Gone Baby Gone, 2007
  • Good Morning, Vietnam, 1987 (HBO)
  • Gothika, 2003
  • Gun Crazy, 1950
  • High Fidelity, 2000 (HBO)
  • House Of Wax, 2005
  • How To Be A Latin Lover, 2017
  • How To Be Single, 2016 (HBO)
  • How To Make An American Quilt, 1995 (HBO)
  • I’m So Excited!, 2013
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift, 2012 (HBO)
  • Immigration Tango, 2011 (HBO)
  • Irresistible, 2020 (HBO)
  • It, 2017 (HBO)
  • Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, 2001 (HBO)
  • Just Before I Go, 2015 (HBO)
  • King Kong, 1976 (HBO)
  • Lars And The Real Girl, 2007 (HBO)
  • Lego DC Batman: Family Matters, 2019
  • Lego DC Shazam: Magic And Monsters!, 2020
  • Long Gone By, 2019 (HBO)
  • Magnum Force, 1973
  • Man Up, 2015 (HBO)
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller, 1971
  • Message Erased, 2019 (HBO)
  • Monkey Shines, 1988 (HBO)
  • Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D, 2012 (HBO)
  • Norbit, 2007 (HBO)
  • One More Time, 2016 (HBO)
  • Pajaros De Verano (Birds Of Passage) 2019 (HBO)
  • Pale Rider, 1985
  • Pepi, Luci, Bom Y Otras Chicas Del Monton, 1980
  • Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, 2017
  • Red Dawn, 1984 (HBO)
  • Risky Business, 1983 (HBO)
  • Santa Buddies, 2009 (HBO)
  • Save The Last Dance, 2001 (HBO)
  • Save The Last Dance 2, 2006 (HBO)
  • School Dance, 2014 (HBO)
  • Serpico, 1974 (HBO)
  • Snow Buddies, 2008 (HBO)
  • Something To Talk About, 1995
  • Space Buddies, 2009 (HBO)
  • Spawn, 1997
  • Stand Up Guys, 2013 (HBO)
  • Sudden Impact, 1983
  • Summer Rental, 1985 (HBO)
  • The Bucket List, 2007
  • The Color Purple, 1985
  • The Conjuring 2, 2016
  • The Dead Pool, 1988
  • The Debt, 2011 (HBO)
  • The Family Man, 2000 (HBO)
  • The Final Destination, 2009
  • The Five-Year Engagement, 2012 (Alternate Version) (HBO)
  • The Fugitive, 1993
  • The Great Caruso, 1951
  • The Human Voice, 2020
  • The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus, 2009
  • The Kingdom, 2007 (HBO)
  • The Last Mimzy, 2007
  • The Lego Batman Movie, 2017
  • The Sand Pebbles, 1966 (HBO)
  • The Shack, 2017 (HBO)
  • The Shadow, 1994 (HBO)
  • The Skin I Live In, 2011
  • The Switch, 2010
  • The Tuxedo, 2002 (HBO)
  • The Voices, 2015 (HBO)
  • The Quiet Ones, 2014 (HBO)
  • The Witches, 1990
  • Thirteen Ghosts, 2001
  • Troy, 2004
  • Trust Me, 2014 (HBO)
  • Volver, 2006
  • Wait Until Dark, 1967
  • Westworld (Movie), 1973
  • When Harry Met Sally, 1989
  • Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, 1988
  • XXX: State Of The Union, 2005