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Here's Everything Coming To HBO Max In October 2020

From Niclle Kidman's thriller series, The Undoing, to a special West Wing reunion event.

Nicole Kidman in 'The Undoing' coming to HBO in October
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2020 has been a long and stressful year, but at least we can all take comfort in the fact that spooky season has finally arrived, and HBO Max has an extensive list of TV shows and movies to help everyone celebrate to the fullest extent, from the safety of their own homes. In addition to offering the chance to catch up on some of the biggest blockbusters of the past year — including everything from Cats to Emma. — the streaming service will also provide a full selection of classic horror films, including The Haunting, The Hills Have Eyes and of course, It: Chapter Two.

If you’re looking for some original programming to become your new fall obsession, HBO Max has plenty of that as well. Missing all of the tension and twists from Big Little Lies? Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant star in the new limited series The Undoing, as a married couple reeling from a tragic death and hiding a horrible secret. Meanwhile, if you need an energy boost going into the November election, Good Trouble chronicles the life and work of the late Rep. John Lewis. And if you’re looking to just completely calm down and zone out, HBO Max even has a series for that — it’s called World of Calm and it features narration from Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac and Zoe Kravitz.

Keep reading to discover the shows and movies worth watching in September, and then check out the complete list of everything coming to HBO Max this month below.

1. World Of Calm — Oct. 1

Because everyone could use a little bit of help feeling more relaxed these days, HBO Max is offering up a 10-part documentary series "that combines mesmeric imagery" with "tranquil narration" from A-list celebrities in order to offer up a touch of zen. Finally, you can live out your dream of falling asleep with Idris Elba.

2. Chelsea Handler: Evolution — Oct. TBD

In her newest standup special, Handler will share stories about her family, her friendships, and her experiences with therapy, where, as the streaming service put it, the comedian was "able to unearth why everyone on this planet annoyed her so much."

3. John Lewis: Good Trouble — Oct. 27

Just in time for election day, this powerful documentary uses “contemporary interviews, cinéma verité and rare archival footage” to tell the story of Rep. John Lewis’ life, career and impact on American civil rights laws. In the wake of Lewis’ death in July at the age of 80, the film is guaranteed to hit even harder, and inspire even more people to get into “good trouble.”

4. The Matrix Franchise — Oct. 1

Take the red pill in order to relive the intensity of one of the biggest sci-fi franchises of the past twenty years. All three films — 1999’s The Matrix and 2003’s Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions — will be available to stream starting Oct. 1, so that you can relive the journey of Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) before the fourth installment finally hits theaters in 2022.

5. A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote — Oct. 15

The Bartlet Administration is returning to the White House one more time, for a special staged reading of one of the series’ most powerful episodes, "Hartsfield's Landing." The event — which will benefit Michelle Obama’s nonprofit, When We All Vote — will also feature a guest appearance from the former First Lady herself, along with almost all of the beloved drama’s original cast members.

6. The Undoing — Oct. 25

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant star as a rich couple with incredibly dark secrets, after a parent from their child’s private school is found dead and they appear to be involved. It’s Big Little Lies meets Law & Order meets Succession, and it’s basically all anyone will be talking about this fall.

7. Wild Card: The Downfall of a Radio Loudmouth — Oct. 7

If you loved McMillions and are looking for another crime documentary to suck you in, Wild Card is for you. The film follows the rise and fall of Craig Carton, the former WFAN radio personality who was arrested by the FBI and charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, and securities fraud in 2017.

Browse HBO Max’s full October lineup below.

Oct. TBD

  • Chelsea Handler: Evolution
  • Gomorrah — Seasons 1 & 2
  • the Monster at the end of this Story

October 1:

  • A World of Calm, Series Premiere
  • Akeelah And The Bee, 2006 (HBO)
  • All-Star Superman, 2011
  • American Dynasties: The Kennedys, 2018
  • American Reunion, 2012 (HBO)
  • Analyze That, 2002
  • Analyze This, 1999
  • The Angriest Man In Brooklyn, 2014 (HBO)
  • Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery, 1997
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, 1999
  • Ball of Fire, 1941
  • Beavis And Butt-Head Do America, 1996 (HBO)
  • Beef (HBO)
  • Beginners, 2011 (HBO)
  • Best in Show, 2000
  • BLOW, 2001
  • Bombshell, 1933
  • Boogie Nights, 1997
  • Boomerang, 1992
  • The Bush Years: Family. Duty. Power., 2019
  • The Butterfly Effect, 2004
  • Cats & Dogs, 2001
  • Catwoman, 2004
  • Cellular, 2004
  • Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke, 1978
  • The Chronicles Of Riddick, 2004 (Director's Cut) (HBO)
  • City Slickers 2: The Legend of Curly's Gold, 1994
  • Clean and Sober, 1988
  • The Client, 1994
  • Collateral Beauty, 2016 (HBO)
  • The Color Purple, 1985
  • Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, 2003 (HBO)
  • Constantine, 2005
  • Cradle 2 the Grave, 2003
  • Critters 2, 1988
  • Critters 4, 1992
  • The Curse of Frankenstein, 1957
  • Day Of The Dead, 1985 (HBO)
  • Death Sentence, 2007 (Extended Version) (HBO)
  • Deerskin, 2020 (HBO)
  • Dirty Dancing, 1987 (HBO)
  • Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, 2004 (HBO)
  • Deliverance, 1972
  • Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, 1969
  • Dreamcatcher, 2003
  • Edge of Darkness, 2010
  • Empire of the Sun, 1987
  • The End: Inside The Last Days of the Obama White House, 2017
  • Endings, Beginnings, 2020 (HBO)
  • Enter The Dragon, 1973
  • Eraser, 1996
  • Firewall, 2006
  • Frantic, 1988
  • Frequency, 2000 (HBO)
  • Friday, 1995
  • The Friday After Next, 2002
  • Galaxy Quest, 1999
  • The Golden Compass, 2007
  • Gothika, 2003
  • Grudge Match, 2013 (HBO)
  • Hairspray, 1988
  • Hairspray (Musical Remake), 2007
  • Harina (Aka Flour) (HBO)
  • The Haunting, 1999
  • The Hills Have Eyes, 2006 (Extended Version) (HBO)
  • The Hills Have Eyes II, 2007 (Extended Version) (HBO)
  • Horror of Dracula, 1958
  • The Hunting Ground, 2015
  • I Am Sam, 2002
  • Infamous, 2006
  • The Informer, 1935
  • The Invisible War, 2012
  • Jonah Hex, 2010
  • The Last Kiss, 2006 (HBO)
  • The Last Mimzy, 2007
  • Laws of Attraction, 2004
  • Lethal Weapon, 1987
  • Lethal Weapon 2, 1989
  • Lethal Weapon 3, 1992
  • Lethal Weapon 4, 1998
  • Libeled Lady, 1936
  • Life as We Know It, 2010
  • Little Baby Bum, 2011
  • Little Big League, 1994
  • Madea's Big Happy Family, 2011
  • Malcolm X, 1992
  • Man of Steel, 2013
  • Marie: A True Story, 1985
  • The Matrix Reloaded, 2003
  • The Matrix Revolutions, 2003
  • The Matrix, 1999
  • Million Dollar Baby, 2004
  • Miracle of Morgan's Creek, 1944
  • Mister Roberts, 1955
  • Monsters Vs. Aliens, 2009
  • The Mummy, 1959
  • Mutiny on the Bounty, 1935
  • Next Friday, 2000
  • Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always, 2020 (HBO)
  • Nothing Sacred, 1937
  • Open Water, 2004 (HBO)
  • Open Water 2: Adrift, 2007 (HBO)
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, 2013
  • The Pelican Brief, 1993
  • A Perfect Murder, 1998
  • The Perfect Storm, 2000
  • The Phantom of the Opera, 2004
  • Presumed Innocent, 1990
  • Race for the White House, Season 1
  • Raised By Wolves, Season 1 Finale
  • Revolutionary Road, 2008 (HBO)
  • Roger & Me, 1989
  • Sands of Iwo Jima, 1950
  • Scanners, 1981 (HBO)
  • Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays, 2012
  • Se7en, 1995
  • Semi-Pro, 2008
  • Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, 1985
  • Shame, 2011 (HBO)
  • Sherlock Holmes, 2009
  • Sleight, 2017 (HBO)
  • Son of Batman, 2014
  • South Park: The Pandemic Special Steel, 1997
  • Superman vs. the Elite, 2012
  • Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, 2010
  • Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, 2009
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 1990
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, 1991
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, 1993
  • They Were Expendable, 1945
  • A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, 1996
  • The Thin Man, 1934
  • The Thing, 2011 (HBO)
  • A Time to Kill, 1996
  • Tin Cup, 1996
  • TMNT, 2007
  • Training Day, 2001
  • Tricky Dick, 2019
  • Turistas, 2006 (Extended Version) (HBO)
  • U.S. Marshals, 1998
  • Us, 2019 (HBO)
  • Vampire in Brooklyn, 1995
  • A Very Brady Sequel, 1996
  • We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World, 2016
  • What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?, 2018
  • When Harry Met Sally, 1989
  • Where the Wild Things Are, 2009
  • The Whole Ten Yards, 2004 (HBO)
  • The Wings of Eagles, 1957
  • You've Got Mail, 1998

October 2:

  • Lina From Lima (HBO)

October 3:

  • The ABCs of Back to School: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall of Families, 2020 Downhill, 2020 (HBO)

October 6:

  • Siempre Luis, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

October 7

  • Wild Card: The Downfall of A Radio Loudmouth (HBO)

October 8:

  • Charm City Kings, HBO Max Original Film Premiere
  • The Fungies, Season 1B
  • The God of High School

October 12:

  • Ghosts, Season 2

October 15:

  • Detention Adventure, Season 2
  • A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, HBO Max Original Premiere

October 16:

  • La Odisea De Los Giles (Aka Heroic Losers) (HBO)
  • The Perfect Weapon, Documentary Special Premiere (HBO)

October 17:

  • David Byrne's American Utopia, Special Event Premiere (HBO)

October 18:

  • Lovecraft Country, Season Finale (HBO)
  • The Vow, Docuseries Finale (HBO)

September 20:

  • Smurfs, Season 3

October 21:

  • 537 Votes, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

October 22:

  • Equal, HBO Max Original Docuseries Premiere

October 23:

  • How to with John Wilson, Season 1 Premiere (HBO Original)

October 24:

  • Emma, 2020 (HBO)

October 25

  • The Undoing, Limited Series Premiere (HBO

October 27

  • Ghosts, Season 2
  • It Chapter Two, 2017 (HBO)
  • John Lewis: Good Trouble, 2020
  • The Soul of America, documentary Premiere (HBO)

October 28:

  • Burning Ojai: Our fire Story (HBO)

October 29:

  • Vida Perfecta, Season 1

October 30:

  • Mano De Obra (Aka Worlforce) (HBO)

October 31:

  • Black Christmas, 2019 (HBO)

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