Coming and Going on HBO Now in January 2017

Jude Law is "The Young Pope."

Jude Law is The Young Pope in the limited series that imagines the first American Pope in history. The ten-part series from Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino debuts on HBO in January along with new seasons of Sesame Street and Real Time with Bill Maher and two original documentaries: Beware the Slenderman, about the two adolescent girls who murdered a schoolmate in the name of an internet legend, and Becoming Warren Buffett.

New movies debuting on HBO include action comedy The Nice Guys with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, the comedy The Boss with Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell, the drama Demolition with Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, and M. Night Shyamalan’s horror film The Visit.

Also coming in December: a collection of Shyamalan’s earlier films (including The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable), the Coen Bros.’s cult comedy The Big Lebowski, the eighties satire Risky Business with young Tom Cruise, and the 1982 The Road Warrior and a return trip to Mad Max: Fury Road, which makes a great post-apocalyptic road movie double feature.

Leaving at the end the month are The Martian with Matt Damon, the action comedy Spy with Melissa McCarthy, the true-life survival thriller Everest, and animated features The Iron Giant, Kung Fu Panda, and Coraline.

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

New Original Programming:
Sesame Street: Season 47 Premiere (1/7)
The Young Pope: Series Premiere (1/15)
Real Time with Bill Maher: 2017 Premiere (1/21)*
Beware the Slenderman (1/23)
Becoming Warren Buffett (1/30)
*Debuts on HBO NOW/HBO GO morning after linear airing

Theatrical Premieres:
Demolition (2015) (1/7)
Genius (2016) (1/8)
The Visit (2015) (1/13)
Now You See Me 2 (2016) (1/14)
The Boss (Extended Cut) (2016)  (1/21)
The Nice Guys (2016) (1/28)

Me case con un boludo (I Married a Dumbass) (2016) (1/6)
Nada S.A. (Nothing Co.) (2014) (1/6)
Yo no soy querrillero (I’m Not a Rebel) (2016) (1/13)

Starting January 1:
Above the Law (1988)
Baby Mama (2008)
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Blues Brothers 2000 (1997)
Bringing out the Dead (1999)
The Cell (2000)
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Cold Mountain (2003)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Evil Dead 2 (1987)
Fool’s Gold (2008)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Friday (1995)
The Happening (2008)
Innerspace (1987)
Lady in the Water (2006)
Lost & Found (1999)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Risky Business (1983)
The Road Warrior (1982)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Steel (1997)
Unbreakable (2000)
The Village (2004)

Ending January 28
Black Knight (2001)

Ending January 31
Blackhat (2015)
The Bucket List (2007)
Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
Coraline (2009)
Dead Poet’s Society (1989)
The Dead Pool (1988)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
The Enforcer (1976)
Everest (2015)
Freeheld (2015)
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Hollywoodland (2006)
The Intern (2015)
The Iron Giant (1999)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Life or Something Like It (2002)
Love Potion №9 (1992)
Magnum Force (1973)
The Martian (2015)
Maze Runner: Scorch Trials (2015)
A Perfect Murder (1998)
The Pianist (2002)
Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)
Spy (2015)
Stargate (1994)
Sudden Impact (1983)
Ted 2 (2015)
Van Wilder: National Lampoon’s (2002)
Wall Street (1987)
What’s Up, Doc? (1972)

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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