Here’s What’s New To HBO NOW In January, Including ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

The January sun is ready to crest over the horizon, which means that you’ll be busy working on your New Year’s resolutions. What better way to get your mind off the motorized wheel at the gym than watching a few gems on your tablet or phone? This month on HBO NOW, you can catch the new Entourage film, a J. Cole concert-documentary, as well as classic like Carrie and Malcolm X.

Here’s what you should be watching on HBO NOW in January…

Mad Max: Fury Road, (1/9)

If you haven’t seen George Miller’s dystopian masterpiece this year, then you’re in for a treat. Mad Max: Fury Road is a take-no-prisoners hell ride through a futuristic desert with some of the best car chases (really, the entire film is a car chase) and stunts you’ll ever see in contemporary cinema. Not only is it one of the best pictures of the year, it’s one of the best action films in recent memory.

Tropic Thunder (Director’s Cut), (1/1)

Tropic Thunder redefined the action-comedy by providing boatloads of laughs mixed in with genuine action set pieces. It also didn’t hurt that it boasted an all-star cast including Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey Jr. in an Oscar-nominated performance that stands as one of his best to date.

The Godfather (1/17)

What can really be said about The Godfather parts 1 & 2 that hasn’t been said already? It’s a mafioso masterpiece that’s as brutal as it is elegant. HBO NOW’s offering has both films edited together in a special edition with additional footage not shown in the standard releases of the films. Just try not to sleep with the fishes before you get a chance to see this.

Here’s everything else coming to HBO NOW in January:

New Original Programming:

Ride Along 2: HBO First Look (1/6)

J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming (1/9)

Sesame Street, Season 46 Premiere (1/16)

Psi, Season 2 Premiere (1/22)

Whitney Cummings: I’m Your Girlfriend (1/23)

Theatrical Premieres:

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel2015 (1/2)

Far from the Madding Crowd2015 (1/3)

Calvary2014 (1/4)

Unfriended2014 (1/16)


As Above/So Below2014 (1/24)

True Story2015 (1/30)

Films en Español:

Voley2014 (1/1)

Bikini: una historia real (short)2014 (1/1)

La isla minima2014 (1/8)

Ladron que roba a la ladron2007 (1/15)

Starting January 1:

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan2006



Down to Earth2001

Final Destination 32006

Joe Versus the Volcano1990

The Rainmaker1997

A Knight’s Tale2001

Knocked Up2007

Lucky Numbers2000

Malcolm X1992


The Muppet Christmas Carol1992

Pretty in Pink1986

Troop Beverly Hills1989

Two of a Kind1983

Wonder Boys2000

Last Chance to Catch:

Lone Survivor2013 (1/17)

Ending January 31:

Snow Day2000


The Lego Movie2014

Mulholland Dr., 2001

O Brother, Where Art Thou2000

Alex & Emma2003

For Your Consideration2006

Because I Said So2007

Four Weddings and a Funeral1994

Gone Girl2014

Shallow Hal2001

This is Where I Leave You2014

The Judge2014

John Wick2014

Dumb and Dumber To2014

Far from Heaven2002

Superman Returns2006

The Last King of Scotland2006