Coming and Going on HBO Now in October 2017

Larry David and Jeff Garlin

Larry David, cable TV’s most hilariously insufferable neurotic, returns to HBO on October 1 with a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm after a five-year hiatus. It kicks off a month that includes the second season of the Emmy-nominated comedy Tracey Ullman’s Show, original documentary Spielberg, debuting days after its premiere at the New York Film Festival, and John Wick: Chapter 2, the high octane action sequel starring Keanu Reeves as a retired hitman pulled back into the assassin underworld.

October of course brings the horror and M. Night Shyamalan’s Split makes its cable debut along with The Darkness with Kevin Bacon, Lights Out with Teresa Palmer, and The Purge: Election Year. For consenting adults there is the unrated version of Fifty Shades Darker but if that’s too decadent for you, HBO has the faith-based dramas The Resurrection of Gavin Stone and The Shack and, for kids, the animated Rock Dog.

Older films returning to HBO include the nautical drama Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World with Russell Crowe, the sprawling Australia with Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman, the comic book movies X-Men Origins: Wolverine with Hugh Jackman and Constantine with Keanu Reeves, and the original The Terminator.

Among the films leaving at the end of October are Indignation based on the Philip Roth novel, the alien invasion sequel Independence Day: Resurgence, westerns Unforgiven and Appaloosa, Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, and Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, Crooklyn, and Clockers.

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

Original Programming:
Spielberg (10/7)
HBO First Look: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (10/30)
Entre Nos: Part 2 (10/13)
Tokyo Project (10/14)

Season Premieres:
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 9 Premiere (10/1)
La vida secreta de las parejas, Series Premiere (10/16)
Tracey Ullman’s Show: Season 2 Premiere (10/20)

Season Finales:
Vice: Season 5 Finale (10/13)
Room 104: Season 1 Finale (10/13)
The Deuce: Season 1 Finale (10/29)

Theatrical Premieres:
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017) (10/1)
The Darkness (2016) (10/1)
The Shack (2017) (10/1)
Rock Dog (2017) (10/1)
The Purge: Election Year (2016) (10/1)
Lights Out (2016) (10/1)
Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated Version) (2017) (10/14)
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) (10/21)
Split (2017) (10/28)

One Halloween (2016) (10/1)
Un Lugar en el Caribe (AKA A Place in the Caribbean) (2017) (10/6)
Que Dios nos perdone (AKA May God Save Us) (2016) (10/20)

Starting October 1:
Australia (2008)
Constantine (2005)
Dead Presidents (1995)
Death Race (2008)
Eraser (1996)
Finding Neverland (2004)
Jackass: The Movie (2002)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Monster’s Ball (Unrated Version) (2001)
The Ninth Gate (2000)
The Pink Panther (2006)
Stuck on You (2003)
The Sandlot (1993)
The Sandlot 2 (2005)
The Terminator (1984)
Wanted (2008)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Ending October 31:
Appaloosa (2008)
August Rush (2007)
Babylon A.D. (2008)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Breaking Away (1979)
The Cell (2000)
Clockers (1995)
Crooklyn (1994)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)
Hairspray (2007)
The Happening (2008)
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Indignation (2016)
Last Man Standing (1996)
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
Minority Report (2002)
Mo’ Better Blues (1990)
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
Notorious (2009)
The Peanuts Movie (2015)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
The Sweetest Thing (2002)
Unforgiven (1992)
Victor Frankenstein (2015)

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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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