Coming and Going on HBO Now in November 2018

Hugh Grant and Paddington in the delightful family movie

The family comedy Paddington 2 and the high school coming-of-age/coming out romantic comedy Love, Simon come to HBO cable and streaming services in November. Also making respective HBO debuts are Tomb Raider with Alicia Vikander, the giant robot sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising, and an extended version of Fifty Shades Freed, the final film in the trilogy of bondage romance.

HBO originals include new comedy series Sally4Ever with Julia Davis and Catherine Shepherd, the Italian language drama My Brilliant Friend, and new seasons of Sesame Street and Room 104.

Among the films leaving at the end of November are Atomic Blonde with Charlize Theron, The Hitman’s Bodyguard with Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, War for the Planet of the Apes, and the 1961 Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

Here’s the complete calendar of what’s coming to HBO Now, HBO Go, and HBO On Demand in November—original programming, first run movies, and films from the past couple of decades—and what’s leaving.

Original Programming:
HBO First Look: Bohemian Rhapsody (11/1)
We Are Not Done Yet (11/8)
When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special (11/10)
The Price of Everything (11/12)
24/7 The Match: Tiger vs. Phil (11/13)
The Emperor’s Newest Clothes (11/15)
Entre Nos: Orlando Leyba (11/16)
HBO First Look: The Favourite (11/19)
The Truth About Killer Robots (11/26)

Series Premieres:
Axios: Season 1 Premiere (11/4)
My Brilliant Friend: Season 1 Premiere (11/18)
Room 104: Season 2 Premiere (11/9)
Sally4Ever: Season 1 Premiere (11/11)
Sesame Street: Season 49 Premiere (11/17)

Series Finales:
Pod Save America: Series Finale (11/3)
Tracey Ullman’s Show: Season 3 Finale (11/2)
The Deuce: Season 2 Finale (11/4)
Esme & Roy: Season 1A Finale (11/10)
Real Time with Bill Maher: Season 16 Finale (11/17)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 5 Finale (11/19)
Chumel Con Chumel Torres: Season 3 Finale (11/19)
Axios, Documentary Series Finale (11/25)

Theatrical Premieres:
Fifty Shades Freed (Extended Version) (2018) (11/3)
Love, Simon (2018) (11/10)
Paddington 2 (2017) (11/10)
Annabelle: Creation (2017) (11/14)
Ideal Home (2018) (11/14)
Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) (11/17)
Tomb Raider (2018) (11/24)

Diez minutos antes (2017) (11/1)
Hombre de Fe (2017) (11/23)
La Familia (2018) (11/9)

Starting November 1:
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Extended Version) (2004)
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Cheaper By the Dozen (2003)
Cooties (2014)
Cop Car (2015)
Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Dangerous Minds (1995)
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Empire (2002)
Extreme Measures (1996)
Firewall (2006)
First Daughter (2004)
Four Christmases (2008)
Hard Candy (2005)
Head Over Heels (2001)
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Invictus (2009)
Knight and Day (Extended Version) (2010)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
The Mask (1994)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Tightrope (1984)
Vampires Suck (Extended Version) (2010)
Volcano (1997)
Without a Trace (1983)

Leaving HBO in November

Ending November 5:
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)
Live By Night (2016)

Ending November 30:
Atomic Blonde (2017)
The Company (2003)
Cleopatra (1963)
Dead Calm (1989)
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
The Door in the Floor (2004)
Duplicity (2009)
Glory Road (2006)
The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)
Identity (2003)
Illegal Tender (2007)
In the Army Now (1994)
Jersey Boys (2014)
K-9 (1989)
K-911 (1999)
K-9: P.I. (2018)
Mercury Rising (1998)
National Lampoon’s Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006)
Night at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Paradise (1991)
The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggietales Movie (2008)
Romeo and Juliet (2013)
Seabiscuit (2003)
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
A Sound of Thunder (2005)
Space Cowboys (2000)
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Sylvia (2003)
Undercover Brother (2002)
Waitress (2007)
War For the Planet of the Apes (2017)
You’ve Got Mail (1998)

Dates are subject to change without notice.

Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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