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New Arrivals for HBO Max November 2020

by Andrew J. Salazar
Lin-Manuel Miranda is ready with gun at hand in season 2 of 'His Dark Materials.'

October was another solid month for HBO Max with a wave of new horror titles, and November 2020 is aiming to arrive with equal energy. The seasonal shift would suggest a calm transition into a holiday-packed December, but the streaming service is flooring the gas on originals. HBO Max originals are far from scarce, but the platform needs vast expansion in order to ride with the competition (Netflix and Hulu had a stronger Halloween presence with original content). To be fair, this streaming service isn’t even half a year old yet. But with the just-announced loss of Quibi, time takes no prisoners in the world of streaming.

HBO Max is getting with the picture though, nearly ten originals of all kinds are premiering in November. Films, shows, and specials are going to spread the name of the brand across town. Keep an eye out for The Flight Attendant, a new dark comedy/thriller series lead by Kaley Cuoco. Full Bloom might turn heads as the service’s floral competition series amped up to ‘Willy Wonka’ levels of absurd. Finally, no one will want to miss the long-awaited Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion Special. The West Wing Reunion Special of October created a fair amount of buzz and given that this next one is a guaranteed success, it should be interesting to see how HBO Max prioritizes these types of specials moving forward (take note that a Friends reunion is still on the way).

Check out more of our recommendations below along with the full list of everything coming to and leaving HBO Max in November. See what’s also in store for Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+!

Our Recs:

His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials returns this month with its second season. The series adapts Philip Pullman’s trilogy of novels from the late 90s. This new season mainly follows the middle book in the saga, The Subtle Knife. Filming was mostly finished prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the HBO series did not pull through unscathed. One of the final episodes was forced to be cut due to the quarantine, unfortunately resulting with star James McAvoy barely being in this season. Though the jam-packed cast featuring Dafne Keene, Clarke Peters, and Lin-Manuel Miranda still leaves plenty to enjoy.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion Special

Will Smith takes a selfie with the reunited cast of 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'.
‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ cast reunited courtesy of HBO Max

This highly anticipated reunion comes just in time for Thanksgiving, giving viewers at home plenty of reasons to gather safely at home for the holiday. Much about the reunion is still under wraps, but fans can expect to see stars Will Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, and Daphne Maxwell Reid all together under that same iconic roof again. There will be no shortage of serotonin here.

The Flight Attendant

One of the most exciting HBO Max originals coming in November, The Flight Attendant will surely hits its mark. An everyday flight attendant wakes up one morning in the wrong hotel… with a dead stranger. Chaos ensues as she begins to unravel the larger mystery at hand. Cuoco brings her signature charm and wit, creating an all new type of comedic thriller with it. In addition to leading this show, Cuoco will also be curating a collection of her favorite titles available on the service.

HBO Max’s Arrivals for November 2020

Exact Dates TBD (Updated)

  • 12 Dates Of Christmas, HBO Max Original Series Premiere (November 26)
  • Colin Quinn & Friends: A Parking Lot Comedy Show, HBO Max Original Special Premiere (November 12)
  • Crazy, Not Insane, Documentary Premiere (HBO) (November 18)
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion Special, HBO Max Original Special Premiere (November 18)
  • Full Bloom, HBO Max Original Series Premiere (November 12)
  • I Hate Suzie, HBO Max Original Series Premiere (November 19)
  • The Mystery Of DB Cooper, Documentary Premiere (HBO) (November 25)
  • Sesame Street, Season 51 2020 (November 12)
  • Valley Of Tears, HBO Max Original Series Premiere (November 12)
  • Veneno, HBO Max Original Series Premiere (November 19)

Coming November 1

10,000 BC, 2008
13 Going On 30, 2004
2 Fast 2 Furious, 2003 (HBO)
Above The Rim, 1994
All Is Bright, 2013
America, America, 1964
Anchors Aweigh, 1945
Another Cinderella Story, 2008
The Arrangement, 1969
Austin Powers In Goldmember, 2002
Autumn In New York, 2000 (HBO)
Baby Doll, 1956
Battleship, 2012 (HBO)
Beasts Of The Southern Wild, 2012 (HBO)
Billy Madison, 1995 (HBO)
Blast From The Past, 1999
Blood Work, 2002
The Bridge Of San Luis Rey, 2005 (HBO)
Broadway Danny Rose, 1984 (HBO)
The Bucket List, 2007
The Children, 2009
A Christmas Carol, 1938
Chronicle, 2012 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)
City Island, 2010 (HBO)
City Slickers, 1991 (HBO)
Clash Of The Titans, 2010
Critical Care, 1997
Cruel Intentions, 1999 (HBO)
The Dancer Upstairs, 2003 (HBO)
The Dark Knight, 2008
David Copperfield, 1935
Dead Man Walking, 1995 (HBO)
Desperately Seeking Susan, 1985 (HBO)
The Devil’s Advocate, 1997
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, 2003 (HBO)
Dolphin Tale, 2011
Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, 2003
The Eagle, 2011 (HBO)
East Of Eden, 1955
Eight Legged Freaks, 2002
Elf Pets: Santa’s Saint Bernard’s Save Christmas, 2018
The Enforcer, 1976
A Face In The Crowd, 1957
The Fast And The Furious, 2001 (HBO)
Femme Fatale, 2002
The Five-Year Engagement, 2012 (Extended Version) (HBO)
A Flintstone Christmas, 1977
A Flintstone Family Christmas, 1993
Free Willy, 1993
Friday The 13th, 2009
G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra, 2009
The Gauntlet, 1977
Genius, 2016 (HBO)
Get Santa, 2014
Girl In Progress, 2012
Grumpier Old Men, 1995
Grumpy Old Men, 1993
Guys And Dolls, 1955
Hacksaw Ridge, 2016 (HBO)
Happy Gilmore, 1996 (HBO)
Heidi, 2006
High Fidelity, 2000 (HBO)
High Society, 1956
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2012
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, 2014
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, 2013
Hollidaysburg, 2014
House On Haunted Hill, 1999
Ice Age: Continental Drift, 2012 (HBO)
Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes
The Iron Giant, 1999
J. Edgar, 2011
Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday, 1993
Jason X, 2002
King Kong, 1976 (HBO)
The Last King Of Scotland, 2006 (HBO)
The Lego Batman Movie, 2017
The Lego Movie, 2014
The Lego Ninjago Movie, 2014
License To Wed, 2007
Life Stinks, 1991
Linda And The Mockingbirds, 2020 (HBO)
Little Man Tate, 1991 (HBO)
Looney Tunes: Back In Action, 2003
The Losers, 2010
Lowriders, 2017 (HBO)
Made, 2001 (HBO)
The Madness Of King George, 1994 (HBO)
Magic Mike, 2012
The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special, 2017
Magnum Force, 1973
Malibu’s Most Wanted, 2003
The Man With The Golden Arm, 1955
The Mask, 1994
Menace II Society, 1993
Miss Julie, 2014 (HBO)
Money Talks, 1997
Mr. Nanny, 1993
Music And Lyrics, 2007
Must Love Dogs, 2005
Mystic River, 2003
National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1, 1993
Needful Things, 1993
The Neverending Story, 1984
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter, 1991
New York Minute, 2004
Nights In Rodanthe, 2008
Nothing Like The Holidays, 2008
Now And Then, 1995
Ocean’s 11, 1960
Old School, 2003
On The Town, 1949
Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas, Special Premiere
A Perfect World, 1993
Pleasantville, 1998
The Pledge, 2001
Popstar, 2005
Practical Magic, 1998
The Prophecy, 1995 (HBO)
The Prophecy 2, 1998 (HBO)
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent, 2000 (HBO)
Prophecy 4: The Uprising, 2005 (HBO)
Prophecy 5: The Forsaken, 2005 (HBO)
Radio Days, 1987
Red Tails, 2012 (HBO)
Rick And Morty, Season Four PremiereThe Right Stuff, 1983
Rock Star, 2001
Rosewood, 1997
Rumor Has It, 2005
Salvador, 1986 (HBO)
Scoop, 2006 (HBO)
The Sea Of Grass, 1947
The Secret Garden, 1993
Sesame Street, 1969
Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate, Special Premiere
Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, Special Premiere
Sinbad Of The Seven Seas, 1989 (HBO)
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, 2005
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2, 2008
Smurfs Christmas Special, 1982
Some Came Running, 1958
Space Cowboys, 2000
Splendor In The Grass, 1961
Sudden Impact, 1983
Summer Catch, 2001
Swingers, 1996 (HBO)
Swordfish, 2001
A Tale Of Two Cities, 1935
Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines, 2003
Terminator Salvation, 2009
Terms Of Endearment, 1983
Thief, 1981 (HBO)
Thirteen Ghosts, 2001
Tightrope, 1984
The Time Traveler’s Wife, 2009
Tis The Season To Be Smurfy, 1987
Titans, Seasons 1 & 2
Torque, 2004
Tower Heist, 2011 (HBO)
The Town That Santa Forgot, 1993
Troll, 1986 (HBO)
Troll 2, 1990 (HBO)
True Crime, 1999
Tweety’s High-Flying Adventures, 2000
Twilight Zone: The Movie, 1983 (HBO)
Una Semana (HBO)
Unaccompanied Minors, 2006
Untamed Heart, 1993 (HBO)
Veronica Mars, 2014
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, 2011 (Extended Version) (HBO)
We Bought A Zoo, 2011 (HBO)
When You Wish Upon A Pickle: A Sesame Street Special, 2018
Wild Wild West, 1999
Win A Date With Tad Hamilton!, 2004 (HBO)
Witches Of Eastwick, The, 1987
The Wood, 1999
Wyatt Earp, 1994
Yogi Bear’s All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper, 1982
Yogi’s First Christmas, 1980
Young Justice, Seasons 1-3
Zoo Animals (HBO)

Coming November 2

Quadrophenia, 1979
We Are Who We Are, Season Finale (HBO)
A Woman Under The Influence, 1974

Coming November 4

Looney Tunes, 1930 – 1969

Coming November 6

Pecado Original (Aka Original Sin) (HBO)

Coming November 7

The Dead Don’t Die, 2019 (HBO)
The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2020 Inductions (HBO)

Coming November 9

Food Wars! Shokugeki No Soma, Season 5 (Subtitled) (Crunchyroll Collection)
Industry, Series Premiere (HBO)

Coming November 11

Patria, Season Finale (HBO)

Coming November 12

My Sesame Street Friends, 2020

Coming November 13

De Lo Mio (HBO)
Entre Nos: LA Meets NY (HBO)

Coming November 14

Dolittle, 2020 (HBO)

Coming November 15

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Season Finale (HBO)
Murder On Middle Beach, Docuseries Premiere (HBO)

Coming November 16

His Dark Materials, Season Two Premiere (HBO)
Linda and the Mockingbirds, 2020 (HBO)

Coming November 20

Porno Para Principiantes (Aka Porno For Newbies) (HBO)

Coming November 21

Between The World And Me, Special Event Premiere (HBO)
Real Time with Bill Maher, Season Finale (HBO)
Underwater, 2020 (HBO)

Coming November 24

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)
Smurfs, Season 4, 1981

Coming November 26

Craftopia: Craft the Halls, HBO Max Special Premiere
Craftopia: Merry Craftmas!, HBO Max Special Premiere
The Flight Attendant, HBO Max Original Series Premiere
Superintelligence, HBO Max Original Film Premiere

Coming November 27

Chateau Vato (HBO)
How To With John Wilson, Season Finale (HBO)

Coming November 28

The Call Of The Wild, 2019 (HBO)

Coming November 29

The Undoing, Season Finale (HBO)

Leaving HBO Max in November

Once again, many notable titles are being cycled out of HBO Max in November. Fans can revisit Aquaman, The Dark Knight, and Batman Begins before they leave. The Conversation and Dog Day Afternoon are must-see classics that every moviegoer should take the time to see. Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead is another gem that needs more love. And to much demise, a slew of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle films are also saying goodbye for now. Everything leaving HBO Max in November can be found below.

Leaving November 4

Aquaman, 2018 (HBO)

Leaving November 5

Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge, 2017 (HBO)
Signs, 2002 (HBO)

Leaving November 25

Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill, 2016 (HBO)  

Leaving November 26

All Def Comedy, 2017 (HBO)

Leaving November 30

24/7: Kelly Slater, 2019 (HBO)
All The President’s Men, 1976
Anastasia, 1997 (HBO)
Badlands, 1973
Batman Begins, 2005
Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead, 2007 (HBO)
Blinded By The Light, 2019 (HBO)
The Bodyguard, 1992
Bridesmaids, 2011 (Unrated Version) (HBO)
Bridget Jones’s Baby, 2016
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, 1958
Charlotte’s Web, 1973
Cheech & Chong’s Up In Smoke, 1978
Chicago, 2002
Child’s Play 2, 1990 (HBO)
Child’s Play 3, 1991 (HBO)
Commando, 1985 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)
The Conversation, 1974
The Dark Knight, 2008
Dave, 1993
Deliverance, 1972
Dog Day Afternoon, 1975
Election, 1999
Ella Enchanted, 2004
Father Of The Bride, 1950
Going The Distance, 2010
Good Boys, 2019 (HBO)
The Haunting, 1999
JFK, 1991
The Kitchen, 2019 (HBO)
Little Shop Of Horrors, 1986 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)
Malcolm X, 1992
The Mask, 1994
Marathon Man, 1976
Pearl Harbor, 2001 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)
The Pelican Brief, 1993
Roger & Me, 1989
Sky High, 2005 (HBO)
Son Of The Mask, 2005
Stuber, 2019 (HBO)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 1990
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, 1991
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, 1993
TMNT, 2007
Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, 1966

Check out what’s also coming to the following streaming services throughout October:

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