HBO Max New Releases: October 2020

We have the highlights of what's coming to HBO Max in October 2020.

HBO Max October 2020 New Releases Us
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With Lovecraft Country still providing HBO and HBO Max with its horror content through October, the streamer is looking elsewhere for its spooky season offerings. HBO Max’s new releases for October 2020 feature some truly awesome horror library titles.

Jordan Peele’s Us, John Carpenter’s The Thing, and David Fincher’s Se7en all arrive on Oct. 1. That alone should be enough to last you through spooky season. And if it doesn’t, It: Chapter Two is right there as well. October is also a big month for Batman and Superman with Man of Steel arriving on Oct. 1 along with a whole of animated specials dropping that same day.

In relation to the library titles, this isn’t HBO Max’s strongest month from an original perspective. But there is still plenty to like here. The West Wing election special arrives on Oct. 15. That will be followed by David Byrne’s American Utopia on Oct. 17, and the Nicole Kidman series The Undoing on Oct. 25.

Here is everything else coming to HBO Max this month.

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HBO Max New Releases – October 2020

October 1

A World of Calm

Akeelah And The Bee

All-Star Superman

American Dynasties: The Kennedys

American Reunion

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Analyze That

Analyze This

The Angriest Man In Brooklyn

Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Ball of Fire

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Beavis And Butt-Head Do America



Best in Show



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Cheech & Chong’s Up In Smoke

The Chronicles Of Riddick

City Slickers 2: The Legend of Curly’s Gold

Clean and Sober

The Client

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Collateral Beauty

The Color Purple

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind


Cradle 2 the Grave

Critters 2

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Critters 4

The Curse of Frankenstein

Day Of The Dead

Death Sentence


Dirty Dancing

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Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights


Dracula Has Risen from the Grave


Edge of Darkness

Empire of the Sun

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The End: Inside The Last Days of the Obama White House

Endings, Beginnings

Enter The Dragon




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The Friday After Next

Galaxy Quest

The Golden Compass


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Grudge Match


Hairspray (Musical)


The Haunting

The Hills Have Eyes

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The Hills Have Eyes II

Horror of Dracula

The Hunting Ground

I Am Sam


The Informer

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The Invisible War

Jonah Hex

The Last Kiss

The Last Mimzy

Laws of Attraction

Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon 2

Lethal Weapon 3

Lethal Weapon 4

Libeled Lady

Life as We Know It

Little Baby Bum

Little Big League

Madea’s Big Happy Family

Malcolm X

Man of Steel

Marie: A True Story

The Matrix

The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Revolutions

Million Dollar Baby

Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

Mister Roberts

Monsters Vs. Aliens

The Mummy

Mutiny on the Bounty

Next Friday

Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always

Nothing Sacred

Open Water

Open Water 2: Adrift

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

The Pelican Brief

A Perfect Murder

The Perfect Storm

The Phantom of the Opera

Presumed Innocent

Race for the White House season 1

Raised By Wolves season finale

Revolutionary Road

Roger & Me

Sands of Iwo Jima


Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays



Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird


Sherlock Holmes


Son of Batman

South Park: The Pandemic Special


Superman vs. the Elite

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3

They Were Expendable

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

The Thin Man

The Thing

A Time to Kill

Tin Cup


Training Day

Tricky Dick


U.S. Marshals


Vampire in Brooklyn

A Very Brady Sequel

We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World

What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?

When Harry Met Sally

Where the Wild Things Are

The Whole Ten Yards

The Wings of Eagles

You’ve Got Mail

October 2

Lina from Lima

October 3

The ABCs of Back to School: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Families

October 6

Siempre, Luis

October 7

Wild Card: The Downfall Of A Radio Loudmouth

October 8

The Fungies season 1B 

The God of High School 

October 10


October 15

Detention Adventures season 2

October 16

The Perfect Weapon

October 17

David Byrne’s American Utopia

October 18

Lovecraft Country season finale

October 20

Smurfs season 3

October 21

537 Votes

October 24


October 27

Ghosts season 2

It: Chapter Two

John Lewis: Good Trouble

The Soul Of America

 October 31

Black Christmas