Here’s Everything Coming To HBO In December 2017, And What To Watch

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Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves arrives on HBO in December.

December is a good month to be an HBO or HBO Now subscriber.

Some excellent movies, both new and old, come to the premium cable channel/online streaming service.

The award-winning story of the Nixon scandal, All The President’s Menlands on December 1st. This may be more timely than it has been in years given all the recent political drama these days.

While it may not be a great movie, one of my childhood favorites is also landing on the 1st: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Director’s Cut.) I recall, as a ten-year-old on vacation in Florida, seeing this film in the theater for the first time. It was also the first time I witnessed a movie audience stand up and applause at the end of a movie (and there was applause after Azeem’s speech also.) Whatever its flaws, you can hardly discount the terrific score and the magnificence of Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Also landing on the first, the Species and Tremors films. I admit to having had a certain attraction to the original Species as a teenager. And Tremors is good, cheesy fun. I believe they’re even making a new one. Oh, and don’t miss The Exorcist which releases the same day.

Logan lands on the 9th. If you missed that one it’s an X-Men film that pretty much anyone can enjoy. Truly a remarkable finale for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.

On December 30th, HBO gets King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, a film I’d only recommend to people who want a good laugh. I watched this on a trans-continental flight and even that couldn’t make the movie less terrible. Everything wrong with modern cinema packed into one film, Legend of the Sword could serve as a cautionary tale for young filmmakers for years to come.

On the flip-side, a number of movies are making their great escape next month. Somewhat confusingly, this list begins with All The President’s Menwhich is coming and going in one month’s time. Several Batman films (the 1996 film starring Michael Keaton and The Dark Knight among them) are making their exit, as is Watchmen

Classics like Driving Miss Daisy and The Witches Of Eastwick are also on the way out. And a film I keep meaning to see but haven’t yet—Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Childrenwill also say farewell. For those of you who’ve seen it, is it worth the watch?

Here’s the entire list of what’s coming to and leaving HBO in December:

Coming to HBO

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December 1st

  • 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
  • Kenke (aka Weed)
  • La Madrina (aka The Mother of The Bride)
  • Marauders
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Neon Lights
  • 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
  • TMNT
  • Tremors
  • Tremors II: Aftershocks
  • Tremors 3: Back to Perfection
  • Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
  • The War of the Roses

December 2nd

  • Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady
  • Unforgettable

December 3rd

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm, season 9 finale
  • Deepwater Horizon

December 4th

  • The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee

December 6th

December 7th

  • 32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide

December 8th

  • María (y Los Demás) (aka Maria and Everyone Else)

December 9th

December 11th

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

December 14th

  • HBO First Look: The Greatest Showman

December 15th

  • Me estás matando Susana (aka You’re Killing Me, Susana)
  • The Take

December 16th

  • Going in Style

December 18th

  • Agnelli
  • Gunpowder, miniseries premiere

December 19th

  • 15: A Quinceanera Story — Zoey

December 20th

  • 15: A Quinceanera Story — Rosi

December 21st

  • 15: A Quinceanera Story — Ashley

December 22nd

  • 15: A Quinceanera Story — Jackie and Nina
  • El Amparo

December 23rd

  • The Zookeeper’s Wife

December 24th

  • Classical Baby: The Lullaby Show

December 25th

  • Classical Baby: The Lullaby Show 2

December 29th

  • El Hipnotizador, season 2 finale

December 30th

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Leaving HBO

Credit: Warner Bros.

Heath Ledger as The Joker in ‘The Dark Knight.’

December 31st

  • The Accountant
  • All The President’s Men
  • American Gigolo
  • Batman (1966)
  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
  • Batman: The Killing Joke
  • Bend it Like Beckham
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • The Bodyguard
  • Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
  • The Conjuring
  • The Dark Knight
  • Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Her
  • Highlander
  • Insomnia
  • Jason Bourne
  • Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius
  • Krampus
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • Leatherheads
  • Mimic
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Mission: Impossible II
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Mr. Deeds
  • Necessary Roughness
  • Over Her Dead Body
  • Phone Booth
  • Play Misty for Me
  • Speed
  • Term Life
  • Towelhead
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  • Tron
  • Watchmen
  • What Women Want
  • The Witches of Eastwick
  • The Women

See Also: Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in December, and here’s what’s leaving Netflix in December.

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