What’s new on HBO and what’s leaving in December 2018

The end of another year is almost here, and HBO has lots of reasons for you to get cozy inside as the weather turns colder, including new episodes of popular shows and a multitude of hit movies.

This month features the premiere of the HBO Sports film Momentum Generation, which chronciles the efforts of a group of teenagers who changed surfing culture in the 1990s. there’s alsos Icebox, a timely drama following a 12-year-old boy from Honduras who is forced to flee his home, only to wind up stuck in the U.S. immigration system.

Several high-profile films also make their HBO debut this month, including sci-fi adventure Ready Player OneIsle of Dogs, and Inception.

Of course, all of these additions to the HBO library mean the end to some films’ availability. This is your last chance to see Blade Runner 2049 and Dunkirk, as well as The Sandlot.

Read on for our list of new titles coming to HBO. (Bolded titles signify films and shows we recommend.) Interested in what’s on other streaming services? Be sure to check out our what’s new on Amazon Prime and what’s new on Netflix guides.

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Arriving in December

December 1

  • An Innocent Man, 1989
  • The Best Man, 1999
  • The Book of Eli, 2010
  • Bootmen, 2000
  • Dave, 1993
  • Dawn of the Dead, 2004
  • George A Romero’s Land of the Dead, 2005
  • Get Him to the Greek, 2010
  • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, 2009
  • The Hangover, 2009
  • He’s Just Not That Into You, 2009
  • Inception, 2010
  • The Land Before Time, 1988
  • The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure, 1994
  • The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving, 1995
  • The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists, 1996
  • The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island, 1997
  • The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock, 1998
  • The Land Before Time VII: Stone of Cold Fire, 2000
  • The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze, 2001
  • The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water, 2002
  • The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration, 2003
  • Legend of the Guardians The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 2010
  • Light It Up, 1999
  • Lost River, 2015
  • Rampage, 2018

December 3

  • Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

December 4

  • HBO First Look: Mortal Engines

December 6

  • Traffik, 2018

December 7

  • Ice Box

December 8

  • Ready Player One, 2018

December 10

  • Vice Special Report: The Panic Artists
  • My True Brilliant Friend

December 11

  • Momentum Generation

December 15

  • Blockers, 2018
  • Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean

December 17

  • Bleed Out 

December 22

  • Isle of Dogs, 2018

December 29

  • Life of the Party, 2018

Leaving in December

December 16

  • Wolves at the Door, 2017

December 23

  • All About Steve, 2009
  • Marmaduke, 2010

December 24

  • Jennifer’s Body, 2009

December 26

  • Whip It, 2009

December 31

  • A Perfect World, 1993
  • Away We Go, 2009
  • Black Sea, 2015
  • Blade Runner 2049, 2017
  • Blood Work, 2002
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969
  • Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, 2010
  • Death Warrant, 1990
  • Dolores Claiborne, 1995
  • Dude Where’s My Car?, 2000
  • Dunkirk, 2017
  • Fifty Shades Darker, 2017
  • The Full Monty, 1997
  • Garden State, 2004
  • Mr. Mom, 1983
  • Napoleon Dynamite, 2004
  • Ninja Assassin, 2009
  • Oscar, 1991
  • Owning Mahowny, 2003
  • Pattie Cake$, 2017
  • Rock Dog, 2017
  • Run Fat Boy Run, 2008
  • The Sandlot, 1993
  • The Sandlot 2, 2005
  • Sweet Dreams, 1985
  • The Turning Point, 1977

Just in case you missed last month’s list of new arrivals and films leaving the HBO library, you can check it out below.

Arriving in November

November 1

  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Extended Version), 2004
  • Anywhere But Here, 1999
  • Cheaper By the Dozen, 2003
  • Cooties, 2014
  • Cop Car, 2015
  • Cradle 2 the Grave, 2003
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors, 1989
  • Dangerous Minds, 1995
  • Edge of Darkness, 2010
  • Empire, 2002
  • Extreme Measures, 1996
  • Firewall, 2006
  • First Daughter, 2004
  • Four Christmases, 2008
  • Hard Candy, 2005
  • HBO First Look: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Head Over Heels, 2001
  • In the Name of the Father, 1993
  • Invictus, 2009
  • Knight and Day (Extended Version), 2010
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, 2003
  • The Mask, 1994
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico, 2003
  • Tightrope, 1984
  • Vampires Suck (Extended Version), 2010
  • Volcano, 1997
  • Without a Trace, 1983

November 3

  • Fifty Shades Freed (Extended Version), 2018

November 4

  • Axios, Documentary Series Premiere

November 8

  • We Are Not Done Yet

November 9

  • Room 104, Season 2 Premiere

November 10

  • Love, Simon, 2018
  • Paddington 2, 2017
  • When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special

November 11

  • Sally4Ever, Season 1 premiere

November 12

  • The Price of Everything

November 13

  • 24/7 The Match: Tiger vs. Phil

November 14

  • Annabelle: Creation, 2017
  • Ideal Home, 2018

November 15

  • The Emperor’s Newest Clothes 

November 16

  • Entre Nos: Orlando Leyba

November 17

  • Pacific Rim: Uprising, 2018
  • Sesame Street, season 49 premiere

November 18

  • My Brilliant Friend, series premiere

November 19

  • HBO First Look: The Favourite

November 24

  • Tomb Raider, 2018

November 26

  • The Truth About Killer Robots

Leaving in November

November 5

  • Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, 2016
  • Live By Night, 2016

November 30

  • A Sound of Thunder, 2005
  • Atomic Blonde, 2017
  • The Company, 2003
  • Cleopatra, 1963
  • Dead Calm, 1989
  • The Devil Wears Prada, 2006
  • The Door in the Floor, 2004
  • Duplicity, 2009
  • Glory Road, 2006
  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard, 2017
  • Identity, 2003
  • Illegal Tender, 2007
  • In the Army Now, 1994
  • Jersey Boys, 2014
  • K-9, 1989
  • K-911, 1999
  • K-9: P.I., 2018
  • Mercury Rising, 1998
  • National Lampoon’s Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj, 2006
  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, 2009
  • Paradise, 1991
  • The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggietales Movie, 2008
  • Romeo and Juliet, 2013
  • Seabiscuit, 2003
  • Sgt. Bilko, 1996
  • Space Cowboys, 2000
  • Star Trek: Nemesis, 2002
  • Sylvia, 2003
  • Undercover Brother, 2002
  • Waitress, 2007
  • War For the Planet of the Apes, 2017
  • You’ve Got Mail, 1998
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