HBO presents the best films from the top Hollywood studios with a new lineup of box office blockbusters throughout the month of October, premiering every Saturday at 22hrs AST*.

Queen of Katwe
October 7
Katwe is the name of a slum in Uganda where children are all too used to life’s struggles. For 10-year-old Phiona, her life changes when a missionary arrives and introduces her to chess.

Queen of Katwe follows Phiona’s journey from the slums to tournaments where she finally gets a glimpse at a new chapter and starts to believe in the possibility of an entirely different existence.

October 14

Based on the true story of one American commercial pilot’s emergency landing on New York City’s Hudson River, Sully is a powerful story about an unassuming hero who is unprepared for what ultimately comes with fame and notoriety.

The film stars two-time Oscar® winner Tom Hanks as Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and was directed by two-time Oscar®-winning director Clint Eastwood.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
October 21
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the first full-length Harry Potter franchise story to focus on adult characters living in an adult world. The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (portrayed by Oscar® winner Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global trek to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures, but after a stop in New York, it appears some of those discoveries are about to be set free.

October 28

When a once-grand theater falls on hard times, it takes the world’s greatest sing competition to bring it back to life. With a handful of Oscar?-winning talent lending their voices – from Matthew McConaughey to Reese WitherspoonSing is an unforgettable tale of perseverance and dreaming big.

Five unlikely ‘stars‘ emerge as the leading contestants – a mouse, an elephant, a pig, a porcupine and a gorilla – and believe this is their shot to change the course of their lives.

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