What's New on HBO and HBO Max This October

by IMDb-Editors | created - 4 weeks ago | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

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1. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself into with his friends and complete strangers.

Stars: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman

Votes: 111,263

Season 11 Premiere on HBO in October 2021 (Exact Date TBD)

2. Paraíso (2021– )

Adventure, Drama, Mystery

A science fiction mystery series set not in the future but back in the year of 1992.

Stars: Macarena García, Iñaki Ardanaz, Pau Gimeno, Cristian López

Votes: 206

Series Premiere on HBO Max in October 2021 (Exact Date TBD)

3. Selena + Chef (2020– )

TV-PG | Reality-TV

Cooking series features the multi-platinum selling recording artist, actress, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist as she navigates unfamiliar territory: making delicious meals while stuck at home in quarantine.

Stars: Selena Gomez, Nyesha Arrington, Roy Choi, Tanya Holland

Votes: 842

Season 3 Premiere on HBO Max in October 2021 (Exact Date TBD)

4. Admission (2013)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Nat Wolff, Gloria Reuben

Votes: 34,102 | Gross: $18.00M

Available on HBO on October 1

5. A Royal Affair (2012)

R | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

73 Metascore

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm

Votes: 46,020 | Gross: $1.55M

Available on HBO on October 1

6. After the Thin Man (1936)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Private detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora are back home at last and hoping for a quiet New Year when Nora's brother-in-law is murdered. The obvious suspect is his wife, Nora's sister, Selma.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi

Votes: 10,175

Available on HBO Max on October 1

7. All the President's Men (1976)

PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

84 Metascore

"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Votes: 109,862 | Gross: $70.60M

Available on HBO on October 1

8. American Gigolo (1980)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

57 Metascore

A Los Angeles male escort, who mostly caters to an older female clientèle, is accused of a murder which he did not commit.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, Nina van Pallandt

Votes: 24,362 | Gross: $23.00M

Available on HBO on October 1

9. American Graffiti (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

97 Metascore

A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 85,727 | Gross: $115.00M

Available on HBO on October 1

10. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 591,835 | Gross: $136.03M

Available on HBO on October 1

11. Bad Boys II (2003)

R | 147 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

38 Metascore

Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida from a Cuban drug cartel.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 240,497 | Gross: $138.61M

Available on HBO Max on October 1

12. Bad Boys (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

41 Metascore

Two hip detectives protect a witness to a murder while investigating a case of stolen heroin from the evidence storage room from their police precinct.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Michael Taliferro

Votes: 251,384 | Gross: $65.81M

Available on HBO Max on October 1

13. Bad Words (2013)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

A spelling bee loser sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult.

Director: Jason Bateman | Stars: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, Rohan Chand

Votes: 48,485 | Gross: $7.76M

Available on HBO on October 1

14. Ballet 422 (2014)

PG | 75 min | Documentary, Music, Sport

74 Metascore

From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as emerging choreographer Justin Peck crafts a new work.

Director: Jody Lee Lipes | Stars: Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, Sterling Hyltin, David Prottas

Votes: 1,169 | Gross: $0.33M

Available on HBO on October 1

15. Being Flynn (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama

53 Metascore

Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Paul Dano, Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 17,014 | Gross: $0.53M

Available on HBO on October 1

16. Best Man Down (2012)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

36 Metascore

A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony.

Director: Ted Koland | Stars: Justin Long, Jess Weixler, Tyler Labine, Addison Timlin

Votes: 9,314 | Gross: $0.00M

Available on HBO on October 1

17. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher

Votes: 174,681 | Gross: $234.76M

Available on HBO on October 1

18. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

48 Metascore

Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogomil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox

Votes: 114,621 | Gross: $153.67M

Available on HBO on October 1

19. Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

16 Metascore

Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who killed his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jon Tenney, Joey Travolta, Eugene Collier

Votes: 79,395 | Gross: $42.61M

Available on HBO on October 1

20. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

50 Metascore

Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 125,155 | Gross: $40.49M

Available on HBO on October 1

21. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

60 Metascore

A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Joss Ackland

Votes: 73,198 | Gross: $38.04M

Available on HBO on October 1

22. Billy Elliot (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music

74 Metascore

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven

Votes: 130,776 | Gross: $22.00M

Available on HBO on October 1

23. Black Christmas (2019)

PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

49 Metascore

A group of female students is stalked by a stranger during their Christmas break. That is until the young sorority pledges discover that the killer is part of an underground college conspiracy.

Director: Sophia Takal | Stars: Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O'Grady

Votes: 13,931

Available on HBO on October 1

24. Black Hawk Down (2001)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, War

74 Metascore

The story of 160 elite U.S. soldiers who dropped into Mogadishu in October 1993 to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord, but found themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

Votes: 378,311 | Gross: $108.64M

Available on HBO on October 1

25. Blades of Glory (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Sport

64 Metascore

In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.

Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck | Stars: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett

Votes: 163,322 | Gross: $118.59M

Available on HBO on October 1

26. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

73 Metascore

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Votes: 132,070 | Gross: $119.50M

Available on HBO Max on October 1

27. Blood Father (2016)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks

Votes: 62,388

Available on HBO on October 1

28. Bloodsport (1988)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama

29 Metascore

"Bloodsport" follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton

Votes: 80,973 | Gross: $11.81M

Available on HBO on October 1

29. Blue Crush (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

61 Metascore

As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis, Sanoe Lake

Votes: 30,909 | Gross: $40.39M

Available on HBO on October 1

30. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

44 Metascore

After finding love, Bridget Jones questions if she really has everything she'd ever dreamed of having.

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

Votes: 110,604 | Gross: $40.23M

Available on HBO on October 1

31. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

Bridget Jones is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

Director: Sharon Maguire | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

Votes: 234,697 | Gross: $71.54M

Available on HBO Max on October 1

32. Broken City (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler.

Director: Allen Hughes | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 78,421 | Gross: $19.70M

Available on HBO on October 1

33. Caddyshack II (1988)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Sport

7 Metascore

When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.

Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Jackie Mason, Robert Stack, Dyan Cannon, Dina Merrill

Votes: 15,279 | Gross: $11.80M

Available on HBO Max on October 1

34. Cake (I) (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

A travel writer (Graham) who begrudgingly assumes control of her father's wedding magazine finds the new experience might just change her take on love.

Director: Nisha Ganatra | Stars: Heather Graham, David Sutcliffe, Taye Diggs, Sandra Oh

Votes: 3,863

Available on HBO on October 1

35. Cats (2019)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

32 Metascore

A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba

Votes: 46,952

Available on HBO on October 1

36. Child 44 (2015)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, History

41 Metascore

A disgraced member of the Russian military police investigates a series of child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman

Votes: 68,810 | Gross: $1.21M

Available on HBO on October 1

37. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 723,913 | Gross: $7.56M

Available on HBO on October 1

38. Clash of the Titans (1981)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Family

59 Metascore

Perseus must battle Medusa and the Kraken to save the Princess Andromeda.

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith

Votes: 42,925 | Gross: $41.09M

Available on HBO Max on October 1

39. Client 9 (2010)

R | 117 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Eliot Spitzer, Alex Gibney, Hulbert Waldroup, Lloyd Constantine

Votes: 2,362 | Gross: $0.19M

Available on HBO on October 1

40. Danny Collins (2015)

R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.

Director: Dan Fogelman | Stars: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale

Votes: 30,846 | Gross: $5.35M

Available on HBO on October 1

41. David Lynch: The Art Life (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

Artist and filmmaker David Lynch discusses his early life and the events that shaped his outlook on art and the creative process.

Directors: Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Jon Nguyen | Stars: David Lynch, Lula Lynch, Edwina Lynch, Donald Lynch

Votes: 5,613 | Gross: $0.17M

Available on HBO Max on October 1

42. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

A bored New Jersey suburban housewife's fascination with a kooky character she's read about in the personal columns leads to her being mistaken for the woman herself.

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum

Votes: 22,258 | Gross: $27.40M

Available on HBO on October 1

43. Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy

56 Metascore

When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests, a rising executive questions it when he's invited, just as he befriends a man who would be the perfect guest.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Stephanie Szostak, Zach Galifianakis

Votes: 104,078 | Gross: $73.03M

Available on HBO on October 1

44. Doubt (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

Director: John Patrick Shanley | Stars: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

Votes: 125,934 | Gross: $33.42M

Available on HBO on October 1

45. Down a Dark Hall (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror