New On HBO Max In January 2021: Gremlins, Search Party, Escape From New York, And Tons More

Here is what's coming to the streaming service for the month of January.

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Christmas came a bit early for Roku owners, when on December 17 Roku devices were finally able to access HBO Max. That means those of us with those devices were able to join the streaming fold just in time for a pretty packed January, which has plenty coming to help get your 2021 started off right. Check out the full list below along with a few recommendations.

Right out of the gate on New Year's Day, there's a staggering 102 new releases hitting HBO Max--and there's tons of quality among that quantity, no matter your tastes. Both Gremlins 1 and 2 will be on the platform, which not only serve as great reminders for all the reasons why you shouldn't snack after midnight--but also should help you get excited all over again for Gremlins 3, which hopefully is still ahead and will become a reality. Also hitting that day will be Escape from New York, the classic 1981 John Carpenter movie about federal prisoner Snake Pilssken (Kurt Russell) tasked with rescuing the president of the United States within 24 hours to earn himself a pardon in the faraway future, dystopian Manhattan Island of 1997. If you've never seen it, there's no excuse: Give it a shot and enjoy all the cheeseball thrills and not so subtle political commentary.

While there are tons more classics to highlight (like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest on January 15 or Tender Mercies, the quiet 1983 Robert Duvall character study about an alcoholic country singer, on January 13), one of the perks to a streaming platform like HBO Max are its original programs. Search Party, the quirky dark thriller-comedy about Dory Sief (Alia Shawkat), a millennial who gets addicted to killing people--which started life on TBS back in 2016--kicks off Season 4 on January 14. The official synopsis given is pretty spoilery, but suffice it to say, things get even more complicated this upcoming season when Dory finds she has a stalker, and a film is being made about the trial related to one of her alleged murders. It might not sound like it, but the show is a very funny comedy (with a great soundtrack) above all else.

Much later that month, on January 29, the just announced suspenseful psychological thriller The Little Things "about two California sheriffs and their growing obsession with a suspect while embroiled in the search for a killer targeting women" will be on HBO Max and also in theaters. Co-starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto, The Little Things should be a very satisfying and tense ride.

Below, you'll find everything coming and going from HBO Max for the month of January. For more streaming info, check out the January lists for Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, and Shudder.

New to HBO Max in January 2021

January 1:

  • 12 oz. Mouse, Seasons 1 & 2
  • 42nd Street, 1933
  • All the President's Men, 1976
  • Apple & Onion, Season 1B
  • The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman, 1974 (HBO)
  • Batman Begins, 2005
  • Batman Beyond
  • Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker, 2000
  • Batman: Bad Blood, 2016
  • Batman: Death in the Family, 2020
  • Batman: Hush, 2019
  • Batman: The Animated Series
  • Blade, 1998
  • A Better Life, 2011 (HBO)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 2005
  • Dog Day Afternoon, 1975
  • Check It Out! with Steve Brule
  • Chinatown, 1974
  • Codename: Kids Next Door
  • The Color Purple, 1985
  • The Conjuring, 2013
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog
  • Craig of the Creek, Season 2
  • The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course, 2002 (HBO)
  • The Dark Knight, 2008
  • The Dark Knight Rises, 2012
  • Dim Sum Funeral, 2009 (HBO)
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy
  • El Amor No Puede Esperar (Aka Love Can't Wait), 2021 (HBO)
  • Happy Feet, 2006
  • The Electric Horseman, 1979 (HBO)
  • Escape from New York, 1981
  • The Exorcist, 1973
  • Flashpoint, 1984 (HBO)
  • The General's Daughter, 1999 (HBO)
  • Gossip Girl
  • Green Lantern, 2011
  • Green Lantern: The Animated Series
  • Gremlins, 1984
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch, 1990
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
  • Happily N'Ever After, 2007 (HBO)
  • Happily N'Ever After 2: Snow White, 2009 (HBO)
  • Happy-Go-Lucky, 2008 (HBO)
  • He Said She Said, 1991 (HBO)
  • Heaven Help Us, 1985 (HBO)
  • The Infamous Future, 2018
  • Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, 2001 (HBO)
  • The Jellies
  • Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, 2020
  • Kong: Skull Island, 2017
  • Little Con Lili, 2021 (HBO)
  • Loiter Squad
  • Ma, 2019 (HBO)
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, 1983
  • Mad Max: Fury Road, 2015
  • Magic Mike, 2012
  • Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart
  • March of the Penguins, 2005
  • Margaret, 2011 (Extended Version) (HBO)
  • Miracle On 34th Street, 1994 (HBO)
  • Miss Firecracker, 1989 (HBO)
  • Mulholland Dr., 2001
  • Mystic River, 2003
  • Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D, 2012 (HBO)
  • No Country for Old Men, 2007
  • The Notebook, 2004
  • Ocean's 8, 2018
  • Ocean's Eleven, 2001
  • Ocean's Thirteen, 2007
  • Ocean's Twelve, 2004
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure, 1985
  • Piter, 2021 (HBO)
  • The Producers, 1968
  • Pulp Fiction, 1994
  • Purple Rain, 1984
  • Ready Player One, 2018
  • Revenge Of The Nerds, 1984 (HBO)
  • Revenge Of The Nerds II: Nerds In Paradise, 1987 (HBO)
  • Revenge Of The Nerds IV: Nerds In Love, 2005 (HBO)
  • Rollerball, 2002 (HBO)
  • Se7en, 1995
  • Shallow Hal, 2001 (HBO)
  • Snowpiercer, Season 1
  • A Star is Born, 2018
  • Superman: Doomsday, 2007
  • Superman: Man of Tomorrow, 2020
  • Superman Returns, 2006
  • Swimfan, 2002 (HBO)
  • This Is Spinal Tap, 1984
  • The Three Stooges, 2012 (HBO)
  • TMNT, 2007
  • Tom Goes to the Mayor
  • The Trouble With Spies, 1987 (HBO)
  • Underclassman, 2005 (HBO)
  • V for Vendetta, 2005
  • Van Wilder: Freshman Year (Extended Version), 2009 (HBO)
  • Walk Of Shame, 2014 (HBO)
  • Warrior, Seasons 1 & 2 (HBO)
  • Willard, 1971 (HBO)
  • Worth Winning, 1989 (HBO)
  • You Can Count On Me, 2000 (HBO)

January 2:

  • The High Note, 2020 (HBO)

January 4:

  • 30 Coins, Series Premiere (HBO)

January 8:

  • Patriot’s Day, 2016
  • Scream, 1996
  • Squish, Season 1

January 9:

  • The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, Season 2
  • Ben 10, Season 4A
  • The King Of Staten Island, 2020 (HBO)

January 10:

  • Miracle Workers, Season 2
  • Tiger, Two-Part Documentary Premiere (HBO)

January 12:

  • Against The Wild, 2014
  • Against the Wild 2: Survive the Serengeti, 2016
  • Alpha and Omega 5: Family Vacation, 2015
  • Alpha and Omega 6: Dino Digs, 2016
  • Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World, 2015
  • Blue Valentine, 2010
  • Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, 2000
  • Earth Girls Are Easy, 1989
  • An Elephant's Journey , 2018
  • The Escape Artist, 1982
  • Get Carter, 1971
  • Hecho En Mexico, 2012
  • Hellboy: Blood and Iron, 2007
  • Hellboy: Sword of Storms , 2006
  • Hellboy: The Dark Below, 2010
  • Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again, 2016
  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, 1976
  • The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, 2013
  • La Mujer de Mi Hermano, 2005
  • Leapfrog Letter Factory Adventures: Amazing Word Explorers, 2015
  • Leapfrog Letter Factory Adventures: Counting on Lemonade, 2014
  • Leapfrog Letter Factory Adventures: The Letter Machine Rescue Team , 2014
  • Leapfrog: Numberland, 2012
  • Lost and Delirious, 2001
  • Love and Sex, 2000
  • Lovely & Amazing , 2002
  • The Man Who Would Be King, 1975
  • Meatballs, 1979
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats, 2009
  • A Mermaid's Tale, 2017
  • Mistress, 1992
  • Mother's Day, 2012
  • Mud, 2013
  • Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki, 2016
  • Night is Short, Walk on Girl, 2017
  • No Eres Tu Soy Yo, 2011
  • Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure, 2019
  • Ollie & Moon, Seasons 1 & 2
  • Other Parents, Seasons 1 & 2
  • Pinocchio, 2012
  • Promare, 2019
  • Reservoir Dogs, 1992
  • Ride Your Wave, 2019
  • Righteous Kill, 2008
  • Sprung, 1997
  • The Spy Next Door, 2010
  • Tender Mercies, 1983
  • Thanks for Sharing, 2013
  • Turtle Tale, 2018
  • The Visitor, 2008
  • Vixen, 2015

January 14:

  • Search Party, Max Original Season 4 Premiere

January 15:

  • Stephen King's It, 1990
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1975
  • Poltergeist, 1982
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Director’s Cut, Season 1 dubbed (Crunchyroll Collection)
  • Real Time With Bill Maher, Season 19 Premiere (HBO)
  • Roots (Mini Series), 1977
  • Si Yo Fuera Rico (Aka If I Were Rich), 2021 (HBO)
  • The Wayans Bros

January 16:

  • Eve
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1, 2003 (HBO)
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2, 2004 (HBO)

January 19:

  • Everwood

January 20:

  • At Home with Amy Sedaris, Season 3
  • C.B. Strike, Season 1 (HBO)
  • C.B. Strike: Lethal White, Limited Series Premiere (HBO)

January 21:

  • Gomorrah, Max Original Season 3 Premiere
  • Looney Tunes Cartoons, Season 1C

January 22:

  • The New Adventures of Old Christine
  • Painting With John, Series Premiere (HBO)

January 23:

  • Don't Let Go, 2019 (HBO)
  • Person of Interest

January 24:

  • Euphoria Special Episode Part 2: F*ck Anyone Who’s Not a Sea Blob, Special Episode Premiere (HBO)

January 26:

  • Babylon 5
  • Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

January 29:

  • ¡Animo Juventud! (Aka Go Youth!), 2021 (HBO)
  • The Little Things
  • What I Like About You

January 30:

  • The Mummy, 1999 (HBO)
  • The Mummy Returns, 2001 (HBO)
  • Pushing Daisies
  • The Scorpion King, 2002 (HBO)

January 31:

  • Axios, Season 4 Premiere (HBO)
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