Coming and Going on HBO Now in September 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Revenant." Photo credit: 20th Century Fox.

The Revenant, the intense survival drama that earned Leonardo DiCaprio his first Academy Award for Best Actor as well as awards for director Alejandro G. Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, debuts in September on HBO.

Also arriving in September are the comedies Sisters with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip with animated rodents and the horror film The Forest with Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer, the Stand Up to Cancer event (it streams a day after the live show), the original series High Maintenance (which began as a web series and now comes to HBO with new episodes), and the nightly news program Vice News Tonight, which debuts at the end of the month.

And years after it left the channel, the groundbreaking HBO original series The Larry Sanders Show (HBO’s original “must watch” series) is finally back to watch in its entirety.

Other highlights include Oscar-winning film The English Patient (1996) with Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche, Children of Men (2006) with Clive Owen, Michael Clayton (2007) with George Clooney, Ghost World (2001) with Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson, and Wes Anderson’s Rushmore (1998) with Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray.

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

New Original Programming:
High Maintenance (original 19 webisodes) (9/1)
Dane Cook’s Tourgasm (2006) (9/1)
Down and Dirty with Jim Norton (2008) (9/1)
HBO First Look: Deepwater Horizon (9/2)
Stand up to Cancer (9/10)*
Habla y Vota (9/16)
High Maintenance :  New Season (9/16)
Vice Principals : Season 1 Finale (9/18)
Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attack (9/19)
The Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series (9/23)
Ballers : Season 2 Finale (9/25)
Sr. Avila : Season 3 Finale (9/25)**
HBO First Look: The Birth of a Nation (9/26)
Vice News Tonight (9/26)
*Available to stream one day after live broadcast
*Available to stream one day before linear premiere

Theatrical Premieres:
The Forest (2016) (9/1)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) (9/3)
Sisters (2015) (9/10)
The Revenant (2015) (9/17)
Steve Jobs (2015) (9/24)
Child 44 (2015) (9/12)

Cafe para llevar (aka Coffee to Go) (2014) (9/1)
Codigo paa (aka Peace Code) (2014) (9/2)
East Side Sushi (2014) (9/16)
Por amor en el caserio (aka For Love in el Caserio) (2014) (9/23)

Starting September 1:
10 (1979)
300 (2006)
Arthur (1981)
Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
Children of Men (2006)
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Doctor Dolittle (1967)
Ghost World (2001)
Gotcha! (1985)
I Love You, Man (2009)
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)
Michael Clayton (2007)
Rushmore (1998)
Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye (1985)
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
The Princess Diaries (2001)
This Boy’s Life (1993)

Starting September 2:
The English Patient (1996)

Ending September 23:
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

Ending September 30:
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)
Antwone Fisher (2002)
Breach (2007)
Cry-Baby (1990)
Furious 7 (2015)
Kung Pow: Enter the First (2002)
Magic Mike (2012)
Magic Mike XXL (2015)
Ouija (2014)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Remember the Titans (2000)
Road House (1989)
San Andreas (2015)
Shrek (2001)
Slither (2006)
Super Troopers (2001)
The Birdcage (1996)
The Book of Life (2014)
The Invasion (2007)
The Maze Runner (2014)
We Are Marshall (2006)

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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