Coming and Going on HBO Now in April 2017

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Suicide Squad, the comic book movie that let the villains be the heroes, and the big screen revival of the cult comedy series Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, make their cable debut on HBO in April.

The documentary Abortion: Stories Women Tell debuts and the third and final season of the low-rated but critically acclaimed The Leftovers begins, along with new seasons of the comedies Silicon Valley and the Emmy Award winning Veep with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and HBO’s signature comedy Girls comes to an after six seasons.

Also coming next month: the satirical War Dogs with Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, the Philip Roth adaptation Indignation, and the indie urban adventure Kicks. Among the older films returning to HBO next month are Oscar winners Slumdog Millionaire, Unforgiven, and The Deer Hunter, the high school confidential comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and the seventies dramas Play Misty for Me and Breaking Away.

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

New Original Programming:
Abortion: Stories Women Tell (4/3)
HBO First Look: Fate of the Furious (4/4)
Saving My Tomorrow Part 5 (4/4)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (4/22)
Saving My Tomorrow: Kids Love the Earth (4/22)
The Memory of Justice (4/24)
2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (4/29)

Season Premieres:
Psi: Season 3 Premiere (4/14)
The Leftovers: Season 3 Premiere (4/16)
Veep: Season 6 Premiere (4/16)
Silicon Valley: Season 4 Premiere (4/23)

Big Little Lies: Limited Series Finale (4/2)
Crashing: Season 1 Finale (4/9)
Girls: Season 6 and Series Finale (4/16)

Theatrical Premieres:
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016 (4/1)
Criminal Activities (2015) (4/1)
The Wild Life (2015) (4/1)
Kicks (2016) (4/1)
Dragon Blade (2015) (4/1)
War Dogs (2016) (4/8)
Search Party (2014) (4/11)
Suicide Squad (Theatrical & Extended Versions) (2016) (4/15)
Indignation (2016) (4/17)
Victor Frankenstein (2015) (4/29)


Y mañana Navidad (2015) (AKA Merry Christmas) (4/1)
La cosa humana (AKA Human Thing) (2016) (4/7)
La gunguna (2015) (4/14)

Starting April 1:

Be Kind, Rewind (2008)
Breaking Away (1979)
Cape Fear (1991)
Crimson Tide (1995)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)
Hollywood Ending (2002)
Last Man Standing (1996)
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)
Play Misty for Me (1971)
Rat Race (2001)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Speed Racer (2008)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (2006)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
Unforgiven (1992)
Urban Cowboy (1980)

Last Chance to Catch:
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (ends 4/7)

Ending April 30:
28 Days Later (2003)
All the President’s Men (1976)
The Aviator (2004)
By the Sea (2015)
Carlito’s Way (1993)
Cocktail (1988)
Cop Car (2015)
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Demolition Man (1993)
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Drumline (2002)
The Forest (2016)
Heartbreakers (2001)
The Hitcher (2007)
Hitman (2007)
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
I Am Legend (2007)
The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
Paper Moon (1973)
Planet of the Apes (2001)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
The Revenant (2015)
The Road Warrior (1982)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Sisters (2015)
Spider-Man (2002)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Steve Jobs (2015)
The Wedding Singer (1998)

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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