Coming and Going on HBO Now in April 2016

'Game of Thrones: Season Six' on HBO in April.

There are plenty of highlights coming to HBO in April but the sixth season of Game of Thrones is surely the most anticipated. Among the new films that arrive each Saturday night are the Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck, the summer blockbuster Jurassic World, the Scarlett Johansson thriller Lucy, and the acclaimed Inherent Vice with Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin. Also debuting are Laurie Anderson’s Heart of a Dog, new seasons of VEEP and Silicon Valley, the John Green double-shot Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars, and the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Here’s what’s coming to HBO Now in April—original programming, first run movies, and films from the past couple of decades—and what’s leaving.

New Original Programming:
El Hipnotizador (4/1)
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (4/4)
Animals. — Season 1 Finale (4/7)
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper (4/9)
Togetherness — Season 2 Finale (4/10)
HBO First Look: The Huntsman: Winter’s War (4/14)
Confirmation (4/16)
Vinyl — Season 1 Finale (4/17)
Girls — Season 5 Finale (4/17)
Game of Thrones — Season 6 Premiere (4/24)
Silicon Valley — Season 3 Premiere (4/24)
VEEP — Season 5 Premiere (4/24)
Heart of a Dog (4/25)
2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (4/30)

Theatrical Premieres:
Trainwreck (Unrated), 2015 (4/2)
Lucy, 2014 (4/9)
Jurassic World, 2015 (4/23)
Paper Towns, 2015 (4/30)
Inherent Vice, 2014 (4/11)
We Are Your Friends, 2015 (4/18)
Dracula Untold, 2014 (4/27)

Estrenos en Español:
Mr. Kaplan (4/1)
En las nubes (In the Clouds) (4/1)
Papita, mani, tostom (Peanuts and Crackerjacks) (4/8)

Starting April 1:
American Pie, 1999
Breach, 2007
Casper, 1995
Mean Streets, 1973
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, 2007
Slither, 2006
The Fault in Our Stars, 2014
The Invasion, 2007
We Are Marshall, 2006
White Fang, 1991
Wild Wild West, 1999
X-Men, 2000
X-Men Days of Future Past, 2014

Ending April 30:
Annie Hall, 1977
Battle of the Planet of the Apes, 1978
Beneath the Planet of the Apes, 1970
Blazing Saddles, 1974
Carrie, 1976
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, 1972
Escape from the Planet of the Apes, 1971
Hannah and Her Sisters, 1986
In the Heat of the Night, 1967
Mystic Pizza, 1988
Night at the Museum, 2006
Once, 2007
Planet of the Apes, 1968
Revenge of the Nerds, 1984
Superman Returns, 2006
Taken 3, 2014
Unbroken, 2014
Wild, 2014

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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