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New Arrivals for HBO Max January 2022

by Andrew J. Salazar
John Cena as Peacemaker in full costume happily giving a friendly lecture on heroism to an elementary class full of young children in the DC spin-off series PEACEMAKER, coming to HBO Max in January 2022.

January 2022 will see a plethora of new and returning content hit HBO Max throughout the month. Evidently, this streaming service is holding its head up high moving into the new year. Any notable films that were absent or recently removed from most of Warner Bros.’ major franchises (DC, Monsterverse, Wizarding World, etc.) are making their way onto the service at the beginning of the month. It seems that now will be the most complete that HBO Max has felt in a while, so subscribers should definitely savor the feeling before pesky streaming contracts shuffle everything up again sooner than later.

In terms of new HBO Max originals for January 2022, fans can look forward to the premieres of Peacemaker, Search Party season 5, and the latest reunion special that is bound to make its trend, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. Can’t go on without mentioning that both Euphoria and The Righteous Gemstones will be debuting their sophomore seasons as well. More standout additions include The Eyes of Tammy Faye, which has already made itself to be one potential 2022 Oscar contender to look out for, and the return of last year’s genre fare in Reminiscence and Malignant. The arrival of 2003’s The Animatrix, 9 various animated shorts that tie directly into the Matrix universe, is also another cherry on top with The Matrix Resurrections still available to stream until the 22nd of the month.

Read on for more on our monthly recs and the full list for everything coming to and leaving HBO Max in January 2022 below. The latest new arrivals and departures from Netflix and Disney+ can also be found right here on DiscussingFilm.

Our Recs:

Search Party: Season 5

One of HBO Max’s most beloved originals comes to a close this month. Season 5 will be sending off Search Party with a one-of-a-kind bang, fitting for a series as eccentric as this. After her near-death experience, Dory seeks enlightenment by kicking off a new business venture with an oddball tech guru. Her loyal group of friends doesn’t know who to trust, if even themselves, as they attempt to save Dory from her own chaotic schemes, as always. Returning stars Alia Shawkat, Meredith Hagner, John Early, and John Reynolds say goodbye while Jeff Goldblum gets in on the fun before it’s over as well.

Season 5 of Search Party debuts on HBO Max January 7!

Euphoria: Season 2


After the previous two one-off specials, the long wait for more Euphoria is finally over. Season 2 follows Rue and Jules after their pivotal breakup now navigating through yet another year of adolescent hardships, but this time with a lot more drugs it appears. Rue may or may not be caught in a new operation selling pills while the rest of the cast do their best to not get involved and deal with their own personal drama. What lies next for Rue and Jules, if anything at all? Fans should know by now that the answer will not come so easy. Zendaya became the youngest star to win the Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama for season one, so there’s no telling what more success can come for this show.

Season 2 of Euphoria kicks off on HBO Max January 9!


The first HBO Max exclusive series that is tied directly to the DCEU, Peacemaker is just the next step in a whole new era of DC storytelling. Following the events of The Suicide Squad, fans get to see more of John Cena’s titular anti-hero as he’s forced to accept another undercover mission for Amanda Waller and her crew of misfit operatives. Steve Agee and Jennifer Holland reprise their roles from The Suicide Squad and are now joined by co-stars Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick, Freddie Stroma, and Chukwudi Iwuji. James Gunn wrote the entire series but will only direct 5 out of the 8 episodes. Could this go on for multiple seasons or open the doors to more DCEU spin-offs? Tune in weekly to find out.

Peacemaker premieres on HBO Max January 13!

HBO Max Arrivals for January 2022

Coming January 1

 2 Guns, 2013 (HBO)
2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968
17 Again, 2009
300: Rise of an Empire, 2006
Acuitzeramo, 2019 (HBO)
All Star Superman, 2011
The Animatrix, 2003
Annabelle Comes Home, 2009
Amityville 3-D, 1983 (HBO)
Amityville II: The Possession, 1982 (HBO)
Aquaman, 2018
Barry Munday, 2010 (HBO)
Batkid Begins, 2015
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero, 1998
Batman and Harley Quinn, 2017
Batman Begins, 2005
Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker, 2000
Batman Ninja, 2018
Batman Unlimited: Animal Instinct, 2015
Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants, 2016
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem, 2015
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, 2016
The Batman vs. Dracula, 2005
Batman vs. Robin, 2015
Batman vs. Two-Face, 2017
Batman: Assault on Arkham, 2014
Batman: Bad Blood, 2016
Batman: Death in the Family, 2020
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, 2018
Batman: Gotham Knight, 2008
Batman: Hush, 2019
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, 1993
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, 2003
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (Part 1), 2016
Batman: Soul of the Dragon, 2021
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1, 2012
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2, 2013
Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One, 2021
Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two, 2021
Batman: Under The Red Hood, 2010
Batman: Year One, 2011
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), 2020
Brother Nature, 2016 (HBO)
Blade Runner: The Final Cut, 1982
The Bodyguard, 1992
Bullitt, 1968
Caddyshack, 1980
Caddyshack II, 1988
Capote, 2005 (HBO)
Casablanca, 1942
Catwoman, 2004
Chaplin, 1992 (HBO)
A Cinderella Story, 2004
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song, 2011
Citizen Kane, 1941
A Clockwork Orange, 1971
Collide, 2016 (HBO)
Constantine: City of Demons, 2018
Cop Land, 1997 (HBO)
Cop Out, 2010
Crazy Rich Asians, 2018
The Curse of La Llorona, 2019
Daddy Day Camp, 2007
Daddy Day Care, 2003
The Dark Crystal, 1982
The Dark Knight, 2008
DC Showcase: Superman/Shazam!: The Return of  Black Adam, 2010
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year, 2016
DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games, 2017
DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis, 2018
The Death of Superman, 2018
Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons, 2020
The Departed, 2006
The Diary of a Teenage Girl, 2015
Dirty Harry, 1971
Dog Day Afternoon, 1975
Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, 2003
Easy A, 2010
Empire of the Sun, 1987
The Enforcer, 1976
Eraser, 1996
The Exorcist, 1973
The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Premiere (HBO)
The Faculty, 1998 (HBO)
Fast & Furious 6, 2013 (HBO)
Fatal Attraction, 1987 (HBO)
Fled, 1996 (HBO)
Four Christmases, 2008
Freedom Fighters: The Ray, 2017
Friday, 1995
The Friday After Next, 2002
Frozen River, 2008
The Fugitive, 1993
Godzilla: King of the Monsters, 2019
Gone Baby Gone, 2007 (HBO)
Gone with the Wind, 1939
Good Neighbours, 2010 (HBO)
The Goonies, 1985
The Gospel According To Andre, 2017 (HBO)
Gravity, 2013
The Green Hornet, 2011
Green Lantern, 2011
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, 2011
Green Lantern: First Flight, 2009
Gremlins 2: The New Batch, 1990
Harlem Nights, 1989 (HBO)
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, Max Original Premiere
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses Season 1
Here Comes The Devil, 2012 (HBO)
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, 2014
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 2013
Hobo With A Shotgun, 2011 (HBO)
House Party 2, 1991
House Party 3, 1994
House Party 4: Down To The Last Minute, 2000
House Party: Tonight’s The Night, 2013
Inception, 2010
It Chapter Two, 2019
JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time, 2014
John Dies At The End, 2012 (HBO)
Joker, 2019
Justice League, 2017
Justice League Dark, 2017
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, 2020
Justice League vs. Teen Titans, 2016
Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, 2019
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, 2010
Justice League: Doom, 2012
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, 2013
Justice League: Gods & Monsters, 2015
Justice League: The New Frontier, 2008
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, 2015
Justice League: War, 2014
Justice Society: World War II, 2021
Killing Gunther, 2017 (HBO)
Kiltro, 2006 (HBO)
King Kong, 1933
Kong: Skull Island, 2017
Horrible Bosses, 2011
Horrible Bosses 2, 2014
The Iron Lady, 2011
The Last Five Years, 2014 (HBO)
Last Night, 2010 (HBO)
Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole, 2010
The LEGO Batman Movie, 2017
LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes Unite, 2013
LEGO DC Batman: Family Matters, 2019
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis, 2018
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League, 2015
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!, 2015
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash, 2018
LEGO DC Shazam: Magic and Monsters!, 2020
LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain, 2017
LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High, 2018
LEGO Justice League: Cosmic Clash, 2015
LEGO Justice League: Gotham City Breakout, 2016
Lethal Weapon, 1989
Little Nicky, 2000
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, 2001
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, 2003
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, 2002
The Losers, 2010
Love and Basketball, 2000
The Lucky One, 2012
Lucky Numbers, 2000 (HBO)
Mad Max: Fury Road, 2015
Magic Mike, 2012
Magnum Force, 1973
Malcolm X, 1992
The Maltese Falcon, 1941
The Mask, 1994
Mean Streets, 1973
Memento, 2000 (HBO)
The Mentalist
Michael Clayton, 2007
Mildred Pierce, 1945
Mimic, 1997 (HBO)
Mimic 2, 2001 (HBO)
Mimic 3: Sentinel, 2003 (HBO)
Mortal Kombat, 2021
Mortal Kombat Annihilation, 1997
Mortal Kombat Conquest
Mortal Kombat Legacy
Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms, 2021
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, 2020
Mutiny on the Bounty, 1935
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 1989
National Lampoon’s European Vacation, 1985
National Lampoon’s Vacation, 1983
Necessary Evil: The Super-Villains of DC Comics, 2013
Next, 2007 (HBO)
Next Friday, 2000
North By Northwest, 1959
The Nun, 2018
Ocean’s 8, 2018
The Outlaw Josey Wales, 1976
Paddington 2, 2017
The Pelican Brief, 1993
The Philadelphia Story, 1940
Pineapple Express, 2008
The Pirates! Band of Misfits, 2012
Practical Magic, 1998
Quigley Down Under, 1990 (HBO)
Racer And The Jailbird, 2017 (HBO)
Ready Player One, 2018
Reign of the Supermen, 2019
The Road Warrior, 1981
Romeo Must Die, 2000
Roots: The Gift, 1988
Roots (Mini Series), 2016
Roots: The Next Generation, 1979
Rumor Has It, 2005
Scooby-Doo, 2002
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, 2004
Ser Bi (Les Tissus Blancs), 2020
The Shawshank Redemption, 1994
Shazam!, 2019
The Shining, 1980
Singin’ in the Rain, 1952
Son of Batman, 2014
The Son of Kong, 1933
Spare Parts, 2015 (HBO)
Stealing Harvard, 2002 (HBO)
A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951
Sudden Impact, 1983
Suicide Squad, 2016
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, 2018
Sunset Song, 2015 (HBO)
Super Fly, 1972
Supergirl, 2015
Superman II, 1980
Superman III, 1983
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, 1987
Superman vs. The Elite, 2012
Superman: Brainiac Attacks, 2006
Superman: Doomsday, 2007
Superman: Man of Tomorrow, 2020
Superman: Red Son, 2020
Superman: The Movie, 1978
Superman: Unbound, 2013
Superman/Batman Public Enemies, 2009
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, 2010
Swordfish, 2001
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, 2018
Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans, 2019
Teen Titans Judas Contract, 2017
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, 2007
Thor: Tales of Asgard, 2011 (HBO) 
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, 2005
A Time to Kill, 1996
The Time Traveler’s Wife, 2009
The Two Jakes, 1990 (HBO)
Training Day, 2001
Ultraviolet, 2006
Vegas Vacation, 1997  
Venus And Serena, 2012 (HBO)
V for Vendetta, 2005
Vixen, 2017
Watchmen, 2009
Watchmen Motion Comics
Wedding Crashers, 2005
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, 1962
When Harry Met Sally, 1989
Where The Wild Things Are, 2009
The Wizard of Oz, 1939
Wonder Woman, 2017
Wonder Woman (Animated), 2009
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, 2019
Wrong Turn At Tahoe, 2009 (HBO)
The Yellow Birds, 2017 (HBO)
Yes Man, 2008
Yogi Bear, 2010
Zookeeper, 2011
Zoom, 2006 (HBO)

Coming January 2

Wipeout Season 1 Part A

Coming January 4

Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes (Batch 4)
Snowpiercer Season 2 

Coming January 5

The Bachelor (XXV)

Coming January 7

Algo Azul, 2021 (HBO)
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, 2021 (HBO)
Search Party, Max Original Season 5 Premiere
Teenage Euthanasia Season 1

Coming January 9

Euphoria, Original Season 2 Premiere (HBO)
The Righteous Gemstones, Original Season 2 Premiere (HBO)

Coming January 12

Joe Pera Talks With You Season 3
Squidbillies Season 13

Coming January 13

Diego, The Last Goodbye (Diego, el último adiós), Max Original Documentary
My Mom, Your Dad, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
Peacemaker, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
Station Eleven, Max Original Season Finale 

Coming January 14

The Last Duel

Coming January 15


Coming January 16

Somebody Somewhere Season Premiere (HBO)

Coming January 17

Injustice, 2021
The Murder of Fred Hampton, Documentary 

Coming January 19

Last Open Mic at the End of the World, 2021

Coming January 20

Astral Journey (aka Jornada Astral), Max Original Season 1 Premiere 
Looney Tunes Cartoons, Max Original Season 4 Premiere
Moses Storm: Trash White, Max Original Premiere
On The Job, Max Original (Mini Series) Season 1 Premiere

Coming January 21

Back On The Record with Bob Costas, Season 2 Premiere (HBO)
Chillin Island Season Finale (HBO)
Invisibles, 2020 (HBO)
The Last O.G Season 4
Real Time with Bill Maher, Season 20 Premiere (HBO)

Coming January 24

The Gilded Age, Season 1 Premiere (HBO)
Pennyworth, Seasons 1 and 2

Coming January 25

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, 2022 (HBO)

Coming January 27

Bunker, Max Original Season 1 Premiere 
The Cut (aka O Grande Look), Max Original Season 1 Premiere
Gomorrah, Max Original Season 5 Premiere
Malignant, 2021 (HBO)
Take Out with Lisa Ling, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Coming January 28

The Hangover Part III, 2013 (HBO)

Coming January 29

Reminiscence, 2021 (HBO)

Leaving HBO Max in January 2022

As the last film in Warner Bros.’ day-and-date streaming plan, The Matrix Resurrections is the most notable title leaving HBO Max in January 2022. Other fan-favorite titles leaving include 2004’s The Punisher and 2008’s Punisher: War Zone. Underwater, starring Kristen Stewart and Jessica Henwick, is another underrated horror-thriller that shouldn’t go missed. See everything leaving HBO Max in January 2022 below – this list is frequently updated based on HBO Max’s Last Chance section.

Leaving January 20

HBO First Look: Nightmare Alley (HBO)

Leaving January 21

The Matrix Resurrections

Leaving January 24

A Walk to Remember, 2022

Leaving January 29

Friends with Kids, 2012
The Lincoln Lawyer, 2011

Leaving January 31

17 Again, 2009
2 Days In The Valley, 1996 (HBO)
9/11: Fifteen Years Later
A Christmas Wedding Tail, 2011
A Cry in the Dark, 1988
A Time to Kill, 1996
A Walk Among The Tombstones, 2014 (HBO)
Director’s Cut: Argo, 2012 (HBO)
Alpha and Omega, 2010
After the Thin Man, 1936
America America, 1963
Backtrack, 2021 (HBO)
Batman, 1989
Batman Returns, 1992
Batman Forever, 1995
Batman & Robin, 1997
Extended Versions: Battle For The Planet Of The Apes, 1973 (HBO)
Behind Enemy Lines, 1997 (HBO)
Beneath The Planet Of The Apes, 1970 (HBO)
Bio-Dome, 1996 (HBO)
Black Death, 2011 (HBO)
Blood on the Moon, 1948
Blue Crush, 2002 (HBO)
Blue Ruin, 2014 (HBO)
Brubaker, 1980 (HBO)
Caddyshack, 1980
Caddyshack II, 1988
Carmen y Lola, 2018 (HBO)
Chasing Mavericks, 2012 (HBO)
Chicago, 2002
Clean and Sober, 1988
Cloud Atlas, 2012
Extended Versions: Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes, 1972 (HBO)
Cop Out, 2010
Crossing Delancey, (1988)
Days of Wine and Roses, 1962
Deep Cover, 1992 (HBO)
Desecho, 2017 (HBO)
Desperately Seeking Susan, 1985 (HBO)
Dirty Work, 1998 (HBO)
Unrated Version: Disaster Movie, 2008 (HBO)
Dracula A.D. 1972, 1972
Eight Men Out, 1988 (HBO)
Envy, 2004 (HBO)
Eraser, 1996
Escape From The Planet Of The Apes, 1971 (HBO)
Ghost In The Machine, 1993 (HBO)
Gun Shy, 2021 (HBO)
Going in Style, 1979
Goodbye, Mr. Chips, 1969
Good News, 1947
Hacksaw Ridge, 2016 (HBO)
Hangman, 2021 (HBO)
Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man, 1991 (HBO)
Heaven Can Wait, 1978 (HBO)
Hellboy, 2004
Hercules, 1983 (HBO)
Hitchcock, 2012 (HBO)
Hollywood Homicide, 2003
Hooper, 1978
Humpday, 2009 (HBO)
Igby Goes Down, 2002 (HBO)
Johnny English Reborn, 2011 (HBO)
Julia, 2009 (HBO)
Jupiter Ascending, 2015
Kansas, 1988 (HBO)
Laws Of Attraction, 2004 (HBO)
Lincoln, 2012 (HBO)
Love And Death, 1975 (HBO)
Man Down, 2021 (HBO)
Married To The Mob, 1988 (HBO)
Mississippi Burning, 1988 (HBO)
Mrs. Soffel, 1984
My Best Friend is a Vampire, 1988
Mystery Date, 1991 (HBO)
Night Moves, 1975
No Blade of Grass, 1970
Nobody Walks, 2021 (HBO)
No Quiero Ser Tu Hermano, 2019 (HBO)
Period of Adjustment, 1962
Personal Best, 1982
Planet Of The Apes, 1968 (HBO)
Popeye, 1980 (HBO)
Protocol, 1984
Project X, 1987 (HBO)
Punisher: War Zone, 2008 (HBO)
Rabid, 1977 (HBO)
Director’s Cut: Rambo, 2008 (HBO)
Red, 2008 (HBO)
Requiem for a Dream, 2000
Romance & Cigarettes, 2007 (HBO)
Room for One More, 1952
San Francisco, 1936
Semi-Tough, 1977 (HBO)
Separate Tables, 1958 (HBO)
Serving Sara, 2002 (HBO)
Shaft, 1971
Shoot the Moon, 1982
Speedway, 1968
Stand And Deliver, 1988 (HBO)
Stardust Memories, 1980 (HBO)
Susan Slept Here, 1954
Swordfish, 2001
The Arrangement, 1969
The Banger Sisters, 2002 (HBO)
The Charge of the Light Brigade, 1936
The Cincinnati Kid, 1965
The Double, 2014 (HBO)
The Exorcist, 1973
Exorcist II: The Heretic
Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye
The Fugitive, 1993
The Great Santini,1979
The Green Berets, 1968
The Harvey Girls, 1946
The Hunt, 2020 (HBO)
The Last Of The Finest, 1990 (HBO)
The Little Drummer Girl, 1984
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, 1962
The Lucky One, 2012
The Man In The Iron Mask, 1998 (HBO)
The Mortal Storm, 1940
The Mystery of the Wax useum, 1933
The Out-Of-Towners, 1999 (HBO)
The Pirate, 1948
The Postman Always Rings Twice, 1981
The Prince, 2014 (HBO)
The Punisher, 2004 (HBO)
The Purple Rose Of Cairo, 1985 (HBO)
The Replacements, 2000
The Score, 2001 (HBO)
The Square, 2017 (HBO)
The Women, 2008
The Yakuza, 1974
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, 2011 (HBO)
Underwater, 2020 (HBO)
Up In The Air, 2009 (HBO)
Dolittle, 2020 (HBO)
Flipper, 1996 (HBO)
He Got Game, 1998 (HBO)
Snow Dogs, 2002 (HBO)
The Call Of The Wild, 2019 (HBO)
Cap, 2020 (HBO)
Evelyn X Evelyn, 2020 (HBO)
Flight, 2020 (HBO)
The Fisher King, 1991
The Fisherman, 2020 (HBO)
Waterloo Bridge, 1940
Without Limits, 1998
Wednesday, 2020 (HBO)
Year of the Dragon, 1985

Check out what’s also coming to the following streaming services throughout January 2022:

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