Coming and Going on HBO Now in December 2017

Dafne Keen and Hugh Jackman in the superhero film directed by James Mangold

Logan with Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart, arguably the most mature superhero movie to date, makes its HBO debut in December, and the HBO original miniseries Gunpowder, a historical drama about the Guy Fawkes plot to blow up the British Parliament starring Kit Harington and Liv Tyler, begins in December.

Other new films coming in December include Deepwater Horizon with Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell, the comedy Going in Style with Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin, and The Zookeeper’s Wife with Jessica Chastain, based on the non-fiction book by Diane Ackerman, and a number of HBO International limited series, including Wasteland from the Czech Republic, will be available to subscribers on HBO streaming services.

Older films returning to HBO include the Oscar-winning classics Midnight Cowboy and All The President’s Men, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club, Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino, and the comic monster movie Tremors and three sequels.

Among the films leaving at the end of December are Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Accountant with Ben Affleck, Jason Bourne with Matt Damon, and the superhero movies The Dark Knight and Watchmen.

Here’s the complete calendar of what’s coming to HBO Now, HBO Go, and HBO On Demand in December—original programming, first run movies, and films from the past couple of decades—and what’s leaving.

Original Programming:
Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady (12/2)
The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee (12/4)
32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide (12/7)
Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution (12/11)
HBO First Look: Pitch Perfect 3 (12/11)
HBO First Look: The Greatest Showman (12/14)
Agnelli (12/18)
15: A Quinceanera Story: Zoey (12/19)
15: A Quinceanera Story: Rosi (12/20)
15: A Quinceanera Story: Ashley (12/21)
15: A Quinceanera Story: Jackie and Nina (12/22)
Classical Baby: The Lullaby Show (12/24)
Classical Baby: The Lullaby Show 2 (12/25)

Series Premiere:
Gunpowder: Miniseries Premiere (12/18)

Season Finales:
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 9 Finale (12/3)
El Hipnotizador, Season 2 Finale (12/29)

Theatrical Premieres:
Marauders (2016) (12/1)
Unforgettable (2017) (12/2)
Deepwater Horizon (2016) (12/3)
Wilson (2017) (12/6)
Logan (2017) (12/9)
The Take (2016) (12/15)
Going in Style (2017) (12/16)
The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017) (12/23)
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) (12/30)

HBO International:
Wasteland (HBO Europe, Czechoslovakia) (12/1)
The Teenage Psychic (HBO Asia, Taiwan) (12/1)
Halfworlds (HBO Asia, Indonesia-Thailand) (12/1)
El Hipnotizador (HBO Latin America, Brazil) (12/1)
La Vida Secreta De Las Parejas (HBO Latin America, Brazil) (12/1)
Pakt (HBO Europe, Poland) (12/1)

Kenke (AKA Weed) (2015) (12/1)
Neon Lights (2011) (12/1)
La madrina (AKA The Mother of The Bride) (2008) (12/1)
María (y los demás) (AKA Maria and Everyone Else) (2016) (12/8)
Me estás matando Susana (AKA You’re Killing Me, Susana) (2016) (12/15)
El Amparo (2016) (12/22)

Starting December 1:
All The President’s Men (1976)
The Cotton Club (1984)
Daredevil (Director’s Cut) (2003)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
The Exorcist (Director’s Cut) (1973)
Gone in 60 Seconds (Director’s Cut) (2000 )
Gran Torino (2008)
Hoosiers (1986)
Jack Frost (1998)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Pitch Black (2000)
The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggietales Movie (2008)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Director’s Cut) (1991)
Seed of Chucky (2004)
Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Species (1995)
Species II (1998)
Species: The Awakening (2017)
TMNT (2007)
Tremors (1990)
Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996)
Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)
The War of the Roses (1989)

Ending December 31:
The Accountant (2016)
All The President’s Men (1976)
American Gigolo (1980)
Batman (1966)
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)
Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Bend it Like Beckham (2003)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Bodyguard (1992)
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
The Conjuring (2013)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Her (2013)
Highlander (1986)
Insomnia (2002)
Jason Bourne (2016)
Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (2001)
Krampus (2015)
Laura Kroft: Tomb Raider (2001)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Leatherheads (2008)
Mimic (1997)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Mr. Deeds (2002)
Necessary Roughness (1991)
Over Her Dead Body (2008)
Phone Booth (2003)
Play Misty for Me (1971)
Speed (1997)
Term Life (2016)
Towelhead (2008)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Tron (1982)
Watchmen (2009)
What Women Want (2000)
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
The Women (2008)

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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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