What’s New on HBO: December 2017

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At the beginning of (and during) every month, HBO adds new movies and TV shows to its library. Below, you’ll find our recommendations for December 2017. For more 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.

This Month’s Highlights

Available December 9

Because it’s one of the best superhero movies ever made: Logan

Elegiac, brutal, and a whole lot of other things superhero movies generally don’t try to be, Logan is both a fitting swan song for Hugh Jackman’s 17-year career as the most famous X-Man and a film that pushes the genre forward. When an aging Logan — slowly dying from an illness he refuses to acknowledge, and trying to care for a diseased Charles Xavier — encounters a young girl just like him, he’s forced to reckon with a life of violence and whether or not it can be redeemed. A modern Western that sets about the rare task of giving a superhero story a definitive ending, Logan is easily one of the most thoughtful and rich superhero films to come our way since The Dark Knight. Available December 9.

Available December 3

Because Gina Rodriguez should be in blockbusters: Deepwater Horizon

Last year’s disaster film from director Peter Berg was a surprisingly good — if gussied up — dramatization of the real-life disaster that saw the eponymous offshore drilling station destroyed, leading to one of the worst ecological disasters in our country’s history. The film stars Mark Wahlberg and Gina Rodriguez as workers on the rig attempting to contain and respond to the initial malfunction, before things go from bad to worse and they and their colleagues have to fight to survive. Available December 3.

Available December 3

Because superhero movies used to be silly: Daredevil

Yes, I know, another superhero movie. Forgive me, but this is a slim month for HBO. Still, Daredevil is still a nice counterpoint to Logan. The director’s cut elevates the original film just enough to consider it a fascinating missed opportunity, where a good movie is visible beneath the kitsch and heavily dated CGI. It also still has a wonderfully batty, twitchy performance from Colin Farrell at the height of his days appearing in every early aughts blockbuster. Available December 3.

Full List

Available December 1

• All the President’s Men
• The Cotton Club
Daredevil: Director’s Cut
• Elizabeth: The Golden Age
The Exorcist: Director’s Cut
Gone in 60 Seconds: Director’s Cut
• Gran Torino
• Hoosiers
• Jack Frost
Midnight Cowboy
• Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
• Pitch Black
• The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggietales Movie
• Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Director’s Cut)
• Seed of Chucky
• Snow White: A Tale of Terror
Something’s Gotta Give
• Species
• Species II
• Species: The Awakening
• Tremors
• Tremors II: Aftershocks
• Tremors 3: Back to Perfection
• Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
The War of the Roses
• Kenke (a.k.a. Weed)
• Neon Lights
• La madrina (a.k.a. The Mother of the Bride)
• Marauders

Available December 2

• Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady
• Unforgettable

Available December 3

Deepwater Horizon

Available December 4

The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee

Available December 6


Available December 7

• 32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide

Available December 8

María y los demás (a.k.a. Maria and Everyone Else)

Available December 9


Available December 11

Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution
• HBO First Look: Pitch Perfect 3

Available December 14

HBO First Look: The Greatest Showman

Available December 15

The Take
• Me estás matando Susana (a.k.a. You’re Killing Me, Susana)

Available December 16

Going in Style

Available December 18

• Agnelli
• Gunpowder (Mini-series Premiere)

Available December 19

15: A Quinceañera Story: Zoey

Available December 20

15: A Quinceañera Story: Rosi

Available December 21

15: A Quinceañera Story: Ashley

Available December 22

15: A Quinceañera Story: Jackie and Nina
• El Amparo

Available December 23

The Zookeeper’s Wife

Available December 24

Classical Baby: The Lullaby Show

Available December 25

Classical Baby: The Lullaby Show 2

Available December 30

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

What’s New on HBO: December 2017