HBO Now December Highlights (Including ‘Keanu’ And The ‘Westworld’ Finale)

The end of 2016 is nigh (thank God), and with it comes a ton of new content for HBO Now. If you need to curl up on the couch with a cup of cocoa and wait out the winter storms or mall crowds, HBO Now has got you covered. In terms of original content, new series Divorce and Westworld will conclude their first seasons, most likely leaving viewers with more questions than answers. Pete Holmes stand up special, Faces and Sounds will also debut, as well as the upcoming documentaries The Trans List, Risky Drinking, and Every Brilliant Thing.

A number of theatrical releases will be making their way to the streaming service as well, with Keanu, Midnight Special, and Hail Caesar! all making their way into your living rooms for your enjoyment.

Keanu (12/3)

As sad as fans were about the end of Key & Peele, it did open up its stars to expand their comedy stylings to more big screen ventures. Keanu, about two suburban friends who try to retrieve their lost cat from a street gang, has all the makings of a cult classic, right down to a kitten in a do-rag. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are on the path to superstardom, so you don’t want to miss anything along the way.

Midnight Special (12/17)

While people are often drawn to the bombast and explosions of science fiction, sometimes the quiet menace of a slow burn is just as thrilling. Midnight Special is a great example of this, following a young boy with special powers as his father (Michael Shannon) tries to protect him from a horrifying cult and the encroaching government. Jeff Nichols has quietly become one of the best directors working today, so it’s safe to say that this film should be on your Must Watch List.

Westworld finale (12/4)

Westworld has provided viewers with quite a journey over the course of its first season. As fans theorize over the amount of timelines and the identity of The Man In Black, they’ve become increasingly sucked into the complex storytelling and stellar performances. While it’s pretty clear that many mysteries will remain at the season’s end (and you’ll have to wait until 2018 for season 2), fans are not going to want to miss what is sure to be an explosive ending to this first chapter.

Here’s the list of titles coming and going in December:

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 (12/7)
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