Coming and Going on HBO Now in October 2018

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in the film by Steven Spielberg

Steven Speilberg’s Oscar-nominated The Post with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks and the comedy thriller Game Night with Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams come to HBO cable and streaming services in October. The month also see the arrival of the Aardman animated comedy Early Man and a handful of horror films for Halloween including the acclaimed The Descent and Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses.

HBO originals include the new comedy series Camping with Jennifer Garner, the biographical drama My Dinner with Hervé with Peter Dinklage, and the documentary Queen of the World on Queen Elizabeth II.

Among the films leaving at the end of October are the hit comedy Girls Trip, the original The Beguiled with Clint Eastwood plus the remake by Sofia Coppola, and Steven Spielberg’s family science fiction classic E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

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:
HBO First Look: First Man (10/1)
Queen of the World (10/1)
Student Athlete (10/2)
Entre Nos: A Stand-Up Comedy Special (10/5)
RX Early Detection: A Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee (10/8)
Flight of the Conchords: Live in London (10/6)
Pod Save America (10/12)
The Sentence (10/15)
HBO First Look: Hunter Killer (10/16)
My Dinner with Hervé (10/20)
Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram (10/22)
HBO First Look: Bohemian Rhapsody (10/25)
Gente De Zona: En Letra De Otro (10/26)

Series Premieres:
Camping: Series Premiere (10/14)
Magnifica ‘70: Season 3 Premiere (10/14)

Series Finales:
Animals: Season 3 Finale (10/5)
Ballers: Season 4 Finale (10/7)

Theatrical Premieres:
Early Man (2018) (10/1)
Lowriders (2017) (10/1)
Game Night (2018) (10/6)
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) (10/13)
The Post (2017) (10/27)

El Abogada (AKA The Lawyer) (2016) (10/1)
La Gran Promesa (AKA The Big Promise) (2017) (10/12)
Las Giretas de jara (AKA Dark Buildings) (2018) (10/19)

Starting October 1:
A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Analyze That (2002)
The Cooler (2003)
Dances with Wolves (Extended Version) (1990)
The Descent (Extended Version) (2006)
The Descent: Part 2 (2010)
The Devil’s Rejects (Director’s Cut) (2005)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Fifty Shades Darker (2017)
The Guru (2003)
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
House of D (2005)
The Human Stain (2003)
Inherent Vice (2014)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Man on Fire (2004)
The Midnight Meat Train (Unrated Version) (2008)
Public Enemies (2009)
Romeo Must Die (2000)
The Singing Detective (2003)
Starter for 10 (2007)
Taken (Unrated Version) (2009)
Taking Woodstock (2009)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Underworld (Unrated Version) (2003)

Ending October 21:
Runaway Jury (2003)

Ending October 31:
Absolute Power (1997)
Avatar (2009)
The Beguiled (2017)
The Beguiled (1971)
The Book of Henry (2017)
Crazy Heart (2009)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Eurotrip (2004)
Garfield (2004)
Girls Trip (2017)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
In the Cut (2003)
Julia (1977)
Kill the Messenger (2014)
Man on the Moon (1999)
My Life Without Me (2003)
Nine to Five (1980)
O (2001)
The Postman (1997)
The Theory of Everything (2014)

Scary Movies Available to Stream on Halloween (Ending October 31):
AVP: Alien vs Predator (2004 )
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Damien: Omen II (1978)
The Final Conflict (1981)
The Fly II (1989)
From Hell (2001)
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Hannibal (2001)
Incarnate (2016)
The Last House on the Left (2009)
The Mummy (1999)
The Mummy Returns (2001)
Omen IV: The Awakening (1991)
The Omen (1973)
Predator (1987)
Predator 2 (1990)
The Scorpion King (2002)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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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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