What's New To Stream On HBO Now This December

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    by Ben Barna · November 30, 2015

    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 

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