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What’s new on HBO and what’s leaving in January 2019

Rick Marshall
Whether you're a cable lifer or a staunch cord cutter, there's never been a better time to get down with premium TV. Follow us to find out what's new on HBO each month. January 2019 brings season 3 of True Detective and HBO's Brexit.

As a new year begins, HBO has lots of reasons for you to get cozy inside when the weather’s cold, including new episodes of popular shows and a multitude of hit movies.

January highlights include the premiere of the third season of True Detective, HBO’s award-winning anthology crime drama, which introduces Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali as the star of the new season. Also debuting in January is the HBO original film Brexit starring Benedict Cumberbatch, which chronicles the polarizing debate and figures involved in the United Kingdom’s potential departure from the European Union.

Several high-profile films also make their HBO debut this month, including heist franchise sequel Ocean’s 8, which reboots the popular series with a cast led by Sandra Bullock. Popular comedies Super Troopers 2 and Tag also arrive on HBO in January.

Of course, all of these additions to the HBO library mean the end to some films’ availability. This is your last chance to see blockbuster horror film It, as well as spy adventure Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Oscar-winning drama The Blind Side.

Read on for our list of new titles coming to HBO. (Bolded titles signify films and shows we recommend.) Interested in what’s on other streaming services? Be sure to check out our what’s new on Amazon Prime and what’s new on Netflix guides.

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Arriving in January

January 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, 2019
  • 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

January 5

  • Super Troopers 2, 2018

January 6

  • Down a Dark Hall, 2018

January 12

  • Ocean’s 8, 2018

January 13

  • True Detective, Season 3 Premiere

January 19

  • Brexit
  • Real Time with Bill Maher, Season 17 Premiere
  • Tully, 2018

January 20

  • Crashing, Season 3 Premiere
  • Geostorm, 2017
  • High Maintenance, Season 3 Premiere

January 26

  • Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’
  • Tag, 2018

January 28

  • Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists

Leaving in January

January 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

Just in case you missed last month’s list of new arrivals and films leaving the HBO library, you can check it out below.

Arriving in December

December 1

  • An Innocent Man, 1989
  • The Best Man, 1999
  • The Book of Eli, 2010
  • Bootmen, 2000
  • Dave, 1993
  • Dawn of the Dead, 2004
  • George A Romero’s Land of the Dead, 2005
  • Get Him to the Greek, 2010
  • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, 2009
  • The Hangover, 2009
  • He’s Just Not That Into You, 2009
  • Inception, 2010
  • The Land Before Time, 1988
  • The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure, 1994
  • The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving, 1995
  • The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists, 1996
  • The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island, 1997
  • The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock, 1998
  • The Land Before Time VII: Stone of Cold Fire, 2000
  • The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze, 2001
  • The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water, 2002
  • The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration, 2003
  • Legend of the Guardians The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 2010
  • Light It Up, 1999
  • Lost River, 2015
  • Rampage, 2018

December 3

  • Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

December 4

  • HBO First Look: Mortal Engines

December 6

  • Traffik, 2018

December 7

  • Ice Box

December 8

  • Ready Player One, 2018

December 10

  • Vice Special Report: The Panic Artists
  • My True Brilliant Friend

December 11

  • Momentum Generation

December 15

  • Blockers, 2018
  • Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean

December 17

  • Bleed Out 

December 22

  • Isle of Dogs, 2018

December 29

  • Life of the Party, 2018

Leaving in December

December 16

  • Wolves at the Door, 2017

December 23

  • All About Steve, 2009
  • Marmaduke, 2010

December 24

  • Jennifer’s Body, 2009

December 26

  • Whip It, 2009

December 31

  • A Perfect World, 1993
  • Away We Go, 2009
  • Black Sea, 2015
  • Blade Runner 2049, 2017
  • Blood Work, 2002
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969
  • Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, 2010
  • Death Warrant, 1990
  • Dolores Claiborne, 1995
  • Dude Where’s My Car?, 2000
  • Dunkirk, 2017
  • Fifty Shades Darker, 2017
  • The Full Monty, 1997
  • Garden State, 2004
  • Mr. Mom, 1983
  • Napoleon Dynamite, 2004
  • Ninja Assassin, 2009
  • Oscar, 1991
  • Owning Mahowny, 2003
  • Pattie Cake$, 2017
  • Rock Dog, 2017
  • Run Fat Boy Run, 2008
  • The Sandlot, 1993
  • The Sandlot 2, 2005
  • Sweet Dreams, 1985
  • The Turning Point, 1977