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What’s New on HBO: November 2016

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At the beginning of (and during) each month, HBO adds new movies and TV shows to HBO Go and HBO Now. Below, you’ll find our November recommendations. For more comprehensive coverage of the best titles available on HBO and elsewhere, check out Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub, which is updated throughout the month.

Penguin plans: Batman Returns

You might be tempted to watch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which is also coming to HBO this month. I would implore you not to do this. Look, here are all of the older, pre-Nolan entries in the series! If you’ve got a Batman itch, take your pick. I’m partial to Danny DeVito’s Penguin in Batman Returns, but it’s totally okay if you choose another. Watch the Clooney Nipples one if you really want. Just don’t encourage the Zach Snyderverse any more than we already have. Seriously. Let’s hold strong. Available November 1.

Life is a state of mind: Being There

Peter Sellers plays a simple gardener, educated solely by television, who becomes an presidential adviser in Hal Ashby’s timeless fable-satire. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the film’s message about sound bites replacing sustenance and a person’s outward appearance counting for more than their inner self may have even more relevance today than it did in 1979. Available November 1.

The future isn’t written: Minority Report

Is that Fox show still on? Forget about it. The original Steven Spielberg–Tom Cruise joint is where it’s at, perfectly hitting that sweet spot of dark, thought-provoking science fiction. Watching a man waving those computer boxes around with his hands will never get old. Available November 1.


November 1
Paper Moon (1973)
All the President’s Men 
AVPR: Aliens vs. Predator Requiem
Batman (1989)
Batman & Robin
Batman Forever
Batman Returns
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
Batman: Under the Red Hood
Batman: Year One
Being There
Blast From the Past
The Color of Money
The Dead Pool
The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Insidious: Chapter 3
King Ralph
Matchstick Men
Minority Report (
Miracle on 34th Street 
Old School: Extended Cut (2003)
The Sand Pebbles
The Young Messiah

November 2
Hitman: Agent 47

November 5
How to be Single 

November 12
The Divergent Series: Allegiant
All Def Comedy

November 14
Underfire: The Untold Story of PFC. Tony Vaccaro (2016)

November 19

November 21
Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing

November 25
Eddie the Eagle

November 26
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

November 28
Patria o Muerte: Cuba, Fatherland or Death
Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s Sexual Revolution (2016)

What’s New on HBO: November 2016