Streamers, January is Just Getting Started on HBO Max

January is half over, but the shows you really want to see are coming to HBO Max!

It’s no secret what was HBO Max’s biggest show this month. It was the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. This one hit a personal note with me. My daughter was born in the 1990s and came of age during Harry Potter mania. She saw every movie and read every book, and I was a proud father to see her take an interest in such things. My daughter and I have watched the reunion and talked about it. Now, what to do with the rest of the month? Well, it just so happens that HBO Max has some great programming this month. Let’s discuss my top picks.

Somebody Somewhere (January 16)

I can dig a series like this because it tells a very real story. It’s one of regular Americans who don’t feel like they fit in. In this case, it’s Sam, played by Bridget Everett. What I’m want to get from this series is a sense of hope. A hope that everyone, no matter how “untraditional” they might be, can find happiness and a place in this world that accepts them for who they are. Will this series created by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen deliver? I think so. Let’s just call it a hunch.

Check out the Somebody Somewhere trailer to see if this series is for you:

On the Job (January 20)

Wow! This one looks intense. It’s a six-part crime thriller series set in the Philippines and based on real events. The action centers on crime syndicates that temporarily release prison inmates to carry out assassinations for powerful politicians. That’s an exciting storyline. It’s also a scary one, especially since there seems to be some truth in it. This is miniseries is one of many foreign movies and TV shows premiering this month. For those who like these things – and I’m one of them – January is an exciting time on HBO Max.

Check out the On the Job trailer:

The Gilded Age (January 24)

I can simply take a look at a trailer and know if I’m going to be watching a certain show. Such is the case with The Gilded Age. This one isn’t for me, though. It has Mrs. Buckler’s written all over it. She a sucker for these hoity-toity period pieces with high costumes and social classes. The Gilded Age is set in 1882 and deals with the emerging upper class of New York. It also stars Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) and Christine Baranski (Mamma Mia), two of my wife’s favorite actresses. I might grumble now, but I’ll begrudgingly watch the pilot and all the episodes with my wife.

Husbands and boyfriends everywhere, you might as well check out The Gilded Age trailer:

Everything on HBO Max This Month

Look, my top picks might not be your top picks. I get that. That’s why we’ve taken the time to list everything available on HBO Max this month. There’s bound to be something – or plenty of somethings – you’ll find worth the watch. Check it out!

January 1

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

January 2

  • Wipeout (Season 1, Part A)

January 4

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

January 5

  • The Bachelor (XXV)

January 7

  • Algo Azul
  • Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  • Search Party
  • Teenage Euthanasia (Season 1)

January 9

  • Euphoria (Season 2)
  • The Righteous Gemstones (Season 2)

January 12

  • Joe Pera Talks with You (Season 3)
  • Squidbillies (Season 13)

January 13

  • Diego, The Last Goodbye aka Diego, el último adios
  • My Mom, Your Dad (Season 1)
  • Peacemaker (Season 1)
  • Station Eleven (Season Finale)

January 14

  • ER

January 15

  • Fringe

January 16

  • Somebody Somewhere (Season Premiere)

January 17

  • Injustice
  • The Murder of Fred Hampton

January 19

  • Last Open Mic at the End of the World

January 20

  • Astral Journey aka Jornada Astral (Season 1)
  • Looney Tunes Cartoons (Season 4)
  • Moses Storm: Trash White
  • On The Job (Season 1)

January 21

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

January 24

  • The Gilded Age (Season 1)
  • Pennyworth (Seasons 1 and 2)

January 25

  • Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

January 27

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

January 28

  • The Hangover Part III

January 29

  • Reminiscence

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.