Here’s what’s new on HBO in January 2019

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Anticipated shows and movies land on HBO in January.

HBO brings plenty of great movies and TV shows to its platform in January, including the highly anticipated third season of True Detective, the original movie Brexit, and arriving titles like Super Troopers 2 and Ocean’s 8.

Check out the full listings below.

What’s new on HBO: Editor’s picks

The Tale

Laura Dern headlines the The Tale as Jennifer Fox, a documentary filmmaker who begins to reckon with the sexual abuse she suffered as a child for the first time after her mother (Ellen Burstyn) finds a short story she wrote at 13. As Jennifer revisits the relationships she had with her childhood riding instructor, Mrs. G. (Elizabeth Debicki), and running coach, Bill (Jason Ritter), the film cuts back and forth between Jennifer’s present and past, using her story as a bridge between the two. Eventually her journey leads her to present-day Mrs. G. (Frances Conroy) and Bill (John Heard), and the movie culminates in an unforgettable confrontation, which Jennifer has been building to her whole life. —Chris Osterndorf 

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A story about the patriarch of a media empire and his children who are wrestling for a piece of the company, Succession boasts the talents of Anchorman and The Big Short director Adam McKay, who serves as a producer and directed the pilot (McKay’s producing partner Will Ferrell’s name is also attached to the show.) As a show that focuses largely on masculine, business types, it fits into a sub-genre of television encompassing everything from Billions to Mad Men on the good end of the spectrum, and Entourage on the bad. The problem is that audiences have seen so many of these shows now, it’s hard to imagine a scenario in which another is a big hit—especially for a network that tends to set as high a bar of HBO. Chris Osterndorf

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HBO shows and original programming in January 2019

Jan. 13

True Detective season 3

Jan. 19


Real Time with Bill Maher season 17

Jan. 20

Crashing season 3

High Maintenance season 3

Jan. 28

Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists

Jan. 29

Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’ 

What’s new HBO Go and HBO Now: Movies in January 2019

Jan. 1

The American President, 1995
The Beach, 2000
Big Fish, 2003
Clash of the Titans, 2010
Cop Out, 2010
Couples Retreat, 2009
The Diary of Anne Frank, 1959
The First Grader, 2011
The Girl Next Door (Unrated Version), 2004
Half Baked, 1998
Hop, 2007
In the Valley of Elah, 2007
Jupiter Ascending, 2015
Logan, 2017
Love Potion No. 9, 1992
The Losers, 2010
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 2002
Never Been Kissed, 1999
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, 2010
Pirate Radio, 2009
Psycho, 1998
Psycho II, 1983
Psycho III, 1986
Ramona and Beezus, 2010
Season of the Witch, 2011
Sex and the City 2, 2010
Shark Tale, 2004
Spies Like Us, 1985
Striptease (Unrated Version), 1996
The Outsiders, 1983
The Perfect Score, 2004
Traffic, 2000
X2, 2003
Z for Zachariah, 2015

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Jan. 4

El Rio 

Jan. 5

Super Troopers 2

Jan. 6

Down a Dark Hall

Jan. 11


Jan. 12

Ocean’s 8

Jan. 18

Veneno: Primera Caída, el Relámpago de Jack

Jan. 19


Jan. 20


Jan. 25

Sin Rodeos 

Jan. 26


What’s leaving HBO in January 2019

Jan. 31

17 Again, 2009
A Cure for Wellness, 2017
American Made, 2017
Batman, 1966
The Blind Side, 2009
Bridget Jones’s Diary, 2001
Dolphin Tale 2, 2014
Drag Me to Hell, 2009
Fist Fight, 2017
The Good Lie, 2014
Heaven Can Wait, 1978
How to Train Your Dragon, 2010
The Hunted, 2003
IT, 2017
It’s Complicated, 2009
Jack Frost, 1998
Kingsman: The Golden Circle, 2017
Lady Macbeth, 2017
Land of the Lost, 2009
The Lego Batman Movie, 2017
The Lizzie McGuire Movie, 2003
Marci X, 2003
The Mountain Between Us, 2017
Paparazzi, 2004
Passenger 57, 1992
Practical Magic, 1998
The Princess Bride, 1987
The Terminal, 2004
TMNT, 2007
Under the Tuscan Sun, 2003
Vanilla Sky, 2001
You’ve Got Mail, 1998

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Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance. 

Bryan Rolli

Bryan Rolli

Bryan Rolli is a reporter who specializes in streaming entertainment. He writes about music and film for Forbes, Billboard, and the Austin American-Statesman. He met Flavor Flav in two separate Las Vegas bowling alleys and still can’t stop talking about it.