What's New To Stream On HBO Now This December

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For the holidays, HBO is giving subcribers to Go and Now access to what we think is one of the all-time great Christmas films in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Most people might argue that the first Home Alone is the superior holiday movie, but the sequel has the added benefit of being set in New York during the holiday season, and nothing sparkles onscreen quite like the Big Apple when it's criss-crossed with lights. The good news is that you won't have to choose between the two, since Home Alone is also hitting the streaming service (HBO has mercifully left part three off the list.)

It's about time streamers have access to Brokeback Mountain, which still holds up as one of the best movies of the last decade, and as poignant as ever been, even 10 years after its release. Yes, Heath Ledger won the Oscar for his scenery-devouring Joker portrayal in The Dark Knight, but his tortured restraint here is arguably his best work. You'll see a very different Heath Ledger in his breakout role in 10 Things I Hate About You, which joins She's All That that teen comedies were rarely better than they were in the late '90s. Other movies worth streaming include Girlfight for Michelle Rodriguez's ass-kicking performance, the underrated comedy Waitress, and Annie Hall, because duh.

New Original Programming:

Vice Special Report: Countdown to Zero (12/1)
Sisters: HBO First Look (12/3)
The Leftovers — Season 2 Finale (12/6)
U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live in Paris (12/7)
Getting On — Season 3 Finale (12/13)
Magnifica ’70 — Season 1 Finale (12/18)
Bolshoi Babylon (12/21)
Heroin: Cape Cod, USA (12/28)

Saturday Night Movies:

Get Hard, 2015 (12/5) (Original and Extended Cuts)
The Divergent Series: Insurgent, 2015 (12/12)
The Longest Ride, 2015 (12/19)
The Water Diviner, 2014 (12/26)

Notable Films New to HBO NOW:

What We Do in the Shadows, 2014 (12/11)
Wish I Was Here, 2014 (12/13)
A Little Chaos, 2014 (12/21)

Available December 1:

10 Things I Hate About You, 1999
Annie Hall, 1977
Brokeback Mountain, 2005
Disturbia, 2007
Divergent, 2014
Girlfight, 2000
Home Alone, 1990
Less than Zero, 1987
Mystic Pizza, 1988
Robocop, 1987
Robocop 2, 1990
Robocop 3, 1993
She’s All That, 1999
Soul Plane, 2004
Spaceballs, 1987
Waitress, 2007

Last Chance to Catch:

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2013 (12/19)
Her, 2013 (12/28)

Ending December 31:

An Officer and a Gentleman, 1982
Best in Show, 2000
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 2014
Draft Day, 2014
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, 2011
Reno 911: Miami, 2007
Staying Alive, 1983
The Devil Wears Prada, 2006
The Faculty, 1998
The Fault in Our Stars, 2014
The Good Son, 1993
The Rock, 1996
X-Men, 2000
X-Men: Days of Future Past, 2014