Coming and Going on HBO Now in December 2016

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in "Keanu."

HBO presents three new original documentaries in December: The Trans List, which explores the lives of transgender Americans; Risky Drinking, a case-study look at the risks of alcohol use; and Every Brilliant Thing, about depression in America.

New movies debuting on HBO include the Coen Bros.’s Hollywood lampoon Hail, Caesar!, the anti-superhero odyssey thriller Midnight Special from Jeff Nichols, the cat-napping comedy Keanu, and the romantic comedy sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.

Also coming in December: The original My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the Coen Bros.’ A Serious Man, and John Carpenter’s alarmingly prescient science fiction satire They Live.

Leaving at the end the month are the revivals of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Fantastic Four, the splashy space opera Jupiter Ascending, Mistress in America with Greta Gerwig, the original Bad Santa, and the Al Pacino films Dog Day Afternoon and Scarface.
Here’s what’s coming to HBO Now in December—original programming, first run movies, and films from the past couple of decades—and what’s leaving.

New Original Programming:
Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds (12/3)
The Trans List (12/5)
Vice Special Report: A House Divided (12/9)
HBO First Look: Hidden Figures (12/12)
Risky Drinking (12/19)
Every Brilliant Thing (12/26)

Season Finales
Tracey Ullman’s Show (12/2)
Westworld, Season 1 (12/4)
Divorce, Season 1 (12/11)
Chumel con Chumel Torres, Season 1 (12/19)
Magnica ’70, Season 2 (12/19)

Theatrical Premieres:
Keanu (2016) (12/3)
Self/Less (2015) (12/9)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) (12/10)
Midnight Special (2016) (12/17)
Puerto Ricans in Paris (2015) (12/23)
Hail, Caesar! (2016) (12/24)
Criminal (2016) (12/31)

Luces brillantes (aka Shine a Light) (2015) (12/1)
Baires (2015) (12/2)
Vacaciones en familia (aka Family Holidays) (2014 (12/9)
Guerras ajenas (aka Wars of Others) (2016) (12/14)

Starting December 1:
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Assassins (1995)
Cop Land (1997)
The Family Man (2000)
Gentleman Broncos (2009)
The Green Mile (1999)
High Anxiety (1977)
License to Wed (2007)
Mr. Baseball (1992)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
My Blue Heaven (1990)
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Redemption (2013)
A Serious Man (2009)
Singles (1992)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)
They Live (1988)
Wildcats (1986)

Ending December 31
Bad Santa (2003)
Black Sea (2014)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
The Boy Next Door (2015)
Catacombs (2007)
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
The Fantastic Four (2015)
Ghost (1990)
High Fidelity (2000)
Joy Ride (2001)
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Lost in Space (1998)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
MI-5 (2015)
Mistress in America (2015)
Naked Lunch (1991)
National Treasure (2004)
Next Friday (2000)
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)
Pan (2015)
Poltergeist (1982)
Reindeer Games (2000)
Say Anything… (1989)
Scarface (1983)
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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