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“The Matrix Resurrections,” “And Just Like That…,” “Station Eleven,” “Finding Magic Mike,” “Gossip Girl” Season 1 Finale And More Arrive On HBO Max This December

‘Tis the season for a parade of new original programming and movies coming to HBO Max all month long!

“The Matrix Resurrections,”(12/22), the next film in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre, reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures in theaters nationwide and on HBO Max via the Ad-Free plan on December 22, 2021; it will be available on HBO Max in 4K UHD, HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos (English only) on supported devices for 31 days from theatrical release.

An incredible collection of original programming arrives this December including the series premiere of the much anticipated Max Original And Just Like That…” (12/9) the new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series “Sex and the City,” from executive producer Michael Patrick King, follows Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s. Limited series “Landscapers” (12/6) also debuts in the month, starring Olivia Colman and David Thewlis. Inspired by real events, the limited series tells a unique love story involving a seemingly ordinary British couple who become the focus of an extraordinary investigation when two dead bodies are discovered in the back garden of a house in Nottingham. The month also brings limited drama series Station Eleven (12/16), reality competition series Finding Magic Mike (12/16), the highly anticipated second season of “Beforeigners”(12/23), animated series Santa Inc. (12/2) season one finale of Gossip Girl (12/2), the series finale of “Insecure” (12/26), and the season finale of “Succession” (12/12)

For viewers who missed them the first time around, “Space Jam: A New Legacy” (12/2), and “The Suicide Squad” (12/23) will return to HBO Max in December following their theatrical windows earlier this year. 

For preschoolers, Cartoonito on HBO Max welcomes a charming new animated series, “Odo” (12/2). The new series welcomes kids ages three to five to a world full of possibilities as it teaches how to deal with setbacks in a meaningful way while promoting the development of self-efficacy and self confidence.

TITLES COMING TO HBO MAX IN DECEMBER:

December 1:

12 Strong, 2018 (HBO)

20 Feet from Stardom, 2013 (HBO)

Adrienne, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

  • This HBO feature documentary, directed by Andy Ostroy, the late Adrienne Shelly’s husband, is a celebration of the life and work of the actor, filmmaker, wife and mother and a personal exploration of grief.

A Perfect Murder, 1998 (HBO)

All I See Is You, 2016 (HBO)

All Rise, Seasons 1 and 2

The Answer Man, 2009 (HBO)

Blade II, 2002

Bolero, 1984 (HBO)

Breakdown, 1997 (HBO)

Changing Lanes, 2002 (HBO)

Chicago, 2002

Cloud Atlas, 2012

Control Room, 2004 (HBO)

Crazy, Stupid, Love., 2011

Days Of Thunder, 1990 (HBO)

Dragged Across Concrete, 2018 (HBO)

Enough Said, 2013 (HBO)

Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery, 2015

Frontera, 2014 (HBO)

The Good Doctor, 2011 (HBO)

The Haunting In Connecticut, 2009 (HBO)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2012 (HBO)

Interview with the Vampire, 1994

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, 2013 (HBO)

The Italian Job, 2003 (HBO)

Jack The Giant Slayer, 2013 (HBO)

Jackie Brown, 1997 (HBO)

Jupiter Ascending, 2015

The Lawnmower Man, 1992 (HBO)

Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace, 1996 (HBO)

Limbo, 2020 (HBO)

Little Monsters, 1989 (HBO)

The Mask, 1994

Max Steel, 2016 (HBO)

Miss Congeniality, 2000

Mortal Kombat, 1995

Mortal Kombat: Battle of the Realms, 2021

The Muppets Take Manhattan, 1984

No Country For Old Men, 2007 (HBO)

Percy Jackson Sea Of Monsters, 2013 (HBO)

Pope: The Most Powerful Man In History, 2018

Pulse, 2006 (HBO)

R.I.P.D., 2013 (HBO)

Rubber, 2010 (HBO)

Runner Runner, 2013 (HBO)

Se7en, 1995

Shark Night 3D, 2011 (HBO)

Surrogates, 2009 (HBO)

Troll Hunter, 2010 (HBO)

The Truman Show, 1998 (HBO)

Two For The Money, 2005 (HBO)

Two Lovers, 2008 (HBO)

Viva, 2015 (HBO)

War On Everyone, 2016 (HBO)

The Wedding Singer, 1998

The Wolfpack, 2015 (HBO)

World’s Greatest Dad, 2009 (HBO)

The Wrecking Crew!, 2008 (HBO)

XXX, 2002

December 2: 

Music Box: Listening to Kenny G, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

  • Through several interviews with renowned jazz critics, music professors and writers, and including a new in-depth, intimate interview with the artist, Listening to Kenny G is a multifaceted exploration of the two extremes between the musician’s critics and his superfans, revealing a meditation on the larger idea of artistic taste and how our musical preferences define us.

Odo, Cartoonito Season 1 Premiere

  • The new series welcomes kids ages three to five to a world full of possibilities as it teaches how to deal with setbacks in a meaningful way while promoting the development of self-efficacy and self confidence.

Perfect Life (Vida Perfecta), Max Original Season 2 Premiere

  • Maria (Leticia Dolera) finds it harder to connect with her baby than she ever would have imagined. Though Pablo (Font García) is back in love with Cris (Celia Freijeiro), Cris searches restlessly for the ultimate amorous adventure. Esther’s (Aixa Villagrán) wedding with her new partner Julia is coming up but she can never find the right moment to tell her that she’s not ready yet.

Santa Inc., Max Original Animated Series Premiere

  • Santa Inc. is the story of Candy Smalls, the highest-ranking female elf in the North Pole. When the successor to Santa Claus, is poached by Amazon on Christmas Eve, Candy goes for her ultimate dream— to become the first woman Santa Claus in the history of Christmas.

Space Jam: A New Legacy, 2021 (HBO) (Available in 4K UHD, HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos in English only on supported devices.)

December 3:

Breathe the Night

Craig of the Creek, Season 3 

Hood River, 2021

Mike & Molly

Yerba Buena (HBO), 2020

December 4:

The Last O.G., Seasons 1-3

At the Ready, 2021

Drew Michael: Red Blue Green., Stand-Up Comedy Special Premiere (HBO)

  •  In this hilarious, confessional hour of stand-up, Drew Michael airs his issues with relationships, social media, and comedy as therapy.

December 5:

Kamikaze, Max Original Season Finale

  • The story follows the fierce and charming 18-year-old Julie (Marie Reuther) on a journey of rediscovery, after losing her parents and brother in a plane crash. Suddenly, she finds herself alone in a large mansion with expensive cars in the garage, and, in theory, everything that most people only dream of: youth, beauty and money – lots of money – but material possessions hold no value to Julie anymore and she is forced to search for a reason to go on. She embarks on a wild and turbulent trip that takes her from her native Denmark to the far corners of the world. The series is based on the novel Muleum by Erlend Loe.

December 6: 

The Forever Prisoner, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

  • From acclaimed director Alex Gibney (HBO’s “The Crime of the Century,” “Agents of Chaos,” “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley”), this documentary tells the chilling story of Abu Zubaydah, the first high-value detainee subjected to the CIA’s program of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs), later identified as torture by those outside the agency. 

Landscapers, Limited Series Premiere (HBO)

  • Inspired by real events, LANDSCAPERS tells a unique love story involving Chris and Susan Edwards (Thewlis and Colman), a seemingly ordinary British couple who become the focus of an extraordinary investigation when two dead bodies are discovered in the back garden of a house in Nottingham. Will Sharpe (“The Electrical Life of Louis Wain,” “Flowers”) directs the exploration of love and fantasy, which is created and written by screenwriter Ed Sinclair. Additional cast includes Kate O’ Flynn (“Bridget Jones’s Baby”), Dipo Ola (“We Hunt Together”), Samuel Anderson (“The History Boys”), David Hayman (“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”), Felicity Montagu (“I’m Alan Partridge”), and Daniel Rigby (“Eric and Ernie,” “Flowers). 

December 7: 

The Slow Hustle, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

  • The Slow Hustle, directed by Sonja Sohn, follows Detective Suitor’s widow and local investigative reporters as they work to get answers in the Suiter case and hold the Baltimore Police Department and City Hall accountable. The conflicting theories on his death speak to stark divisions between the involved parties – an independent review board ruled his death a suicide, a theory that the Suiter family strongly resists. As new evidence emerges, the mystery deepens. It is revealed that Suiter had been summoned to testify in the now infamous Gun Trace Task Force trial, an elite police unit that proved to be one of the dirtiest in Baltimore’s recent history. Was his death a calculated effort to keep him silent, or was Suiter himself a cop under scrutiny with a past he couldn’t face?

December 9:

​​A Thousand Fangs (aka Mil Colmillos), Season 1

And Just Like That…, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

  •  The Max Original AND JUST LIKE THAT…, the new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series “Sex and the City,” from executive producer Michael Patrick King, follows Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.

Gossip Girl Season 1, Finale 

Music Box: Mr. Saturday Night, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

  • Brimming with the sights and sounds of the era and hearing from many of the key players at the time, MR. SATURDAY NIGHT details Robert Stigwood’s rise on the music scene in Britain in the 60s, and his years of cultural dominance in America as a manager, producer and taste-making genius. His crowning achievement was optioning a gritty New York Magazine article by Nik Cohn titled “Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night” and taking on the leadership of Paramount Pictures who never quite believed in the “little disco movie.” In a prescient coup, he signed TV actor John Travolta and married the rhythmic dance music of the Bee Gees to the resulting movie. While often remembered as a beat-happy story of disco dancing, “Saturday Night Fever” captured the zeitgeist of disaffected youth struggling to break free of their milieu.

The Sex Lives of College Girls, Max Original Season 1 Finale

Summer Camp Island, Max Original Season 5 Premiere

December 10: 

Dafne and the Rest (aka Todo lo Otro) , Max Original Season 1 Premiere

DC’s Stargirl, Season 2

December 12:

Succession, Season 3 Finale (HBO)

December 14:

The Murders at Starved Rock, Documentary Series Premiere (HBO)

December 15:

What’s New Scooby-Doo?, 2002

December 16:

2nd Annual HA Festival: The Art of Comedy, Max Original Comedy Special

Diego, The Last Goodbye (Diego, el último adiós), Max Original Documentary

The Cut (aka O Grande Look) , Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Finding Magic Mike, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

The Fungies, Max Original Season 3 Premiere

Music Box: Juice Wrld: Into the Abyss, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

Station Eleven, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

December 17:

A Forbidden Orange , Max Original Premiere

December 20:

You Keep the Kids (Mama o Papa)   

December 21:

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Season Finale (HBO)

December 22:

After the Sunset, 2004

The Matrix Resurrections, Warner Bros. Film Premiere, 2021 (Only available on the $14.99/month Ad-Free plan. Streaming in the US only for a limited time. Available in 4K UHD, HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos in English only on supported devices.)

December 23:

40 Means Nothing (aka 40 No es Nada), Max Original Season 1 Premiere 

Beforeigners S2, Max Original Season 2 Premiere 

The Suicide Squad, 2021 (HBO) (Available in 4K UHD, HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos in English only on supported devices.)

December 24:

Black Jesus, 2014

December 26:

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 11 Finale (HBO)

Insecure, Season 5 Finale (HBO)

December 30: 

Young Justice, Max Original Season 4 Part A 

December 31: 

How to With John Wilson, Season 2 Finale (HBO)

TITLES LEAVING HBO MAX IN DECEMBER:

December 16:

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, 2020

December 18:

The Invisible Man, 2020 (HBO)

December 19:

King Richard, 2021

December 24:

Fifty Shades Of Black, 2016 (HBO)

December 31:

Abuelos (Aka Grandpas), 2019 (HBO)

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr., 2009

Alpha And Omega 2: A Howl-Iday Adventure, 2013

American Graffiti, 1973 (HBO)

Assault On Precinct 13, 1976 (HBO)

Bangkok Dangerous, 2008 (HBO)

Beautiful Girls, 1996 (HBO)

Black Christmas, 2019 (HBO)

Blackhat, 2015 (HBO)

Bratz: The Movie, 2007

Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason, 2004 (HBO)

The Cable Guy, 1996

Casi Famoso (Aka Almost Famous), 2019 (HBO)

Cats, 2019 (HBO)

The Collection, 2012 (HBO)

Cousins, 1989 (HBO)

Curse Of The Pink Panther, 1983 (HBO)

Dante’s Peak, 1997 (HBO)

Dear Christmas, 2020

Dim Sum Funeral, 2009 (HBO)

Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead, 1991 (HBO)

The Doors, 1991 (HBO)

Downhill, 2020 (HBO)

Dr. Strangelove, 1964

Emma. (2020), 2020 (HBO)

Employee Of The Month, 2006 (HBO)

The English Patient, 1996 (HBO)

Eve’s Bayou, 1997

Flashpoint, 1984 (HBO)

Friends With Money, 2006

Gandhi, 1982

God’s Not Dead, 2014 (HBO)

Gods And Monsters, 1998 (HBO)

He Said She Said, 1991 (HBO)

Heaven Help Us, 1985 (HBO)

Hitch, 2005

Ira & Abby, 2007 (HBO)

Kill Bill: Vol. 1, 2003 (HBO)

Kill Bill: Vol. 2, 2004 (HBO)

Kramer Vs. Kramer, 1979

Leapfrog: Math Adventure To The Moon, 2010

Leapfrog: Numbers Ahoy, 2011

Leapfrog: The Letter Factory, 2003

Like Mike, 2002 (HBO)

Like Mike 2: Streetball, 2007 (HBO)

Los Futbolisimos (Aka The Footballest), 2018 (HBO)

Lucky, 2017 (HBO)

Machine Gun Preacher, 2011 (HBO)

The Manhattan Project, 1986 (HBO)

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, 1939

My Left Foot, 1989

Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always, 2020 (HBO)

The Pallbearer, 1996 (HBO)

Perpetual Planet: Heroes Of The Oceans, 2021

The Pink Panther 2, 2009 (HBO)

The Pink Panther Strikes Again, 1976 (HBO)

The Pink Panther, 2006 (HBO)

The Pink Panther, 1964 (HBO)

Pups United, 2015

The Raven, 2012 (HBO)

Reasonable Doubt, 2014 (HBO)

Reds, 1981 (HBO)

Return Of The Living Dead III, 1993 (Alternate Version) (HBO)

Return Of The Pink Panther, 1975 (HBO)

Revenge Of The Pink Panther, 1978 (HBO)

The Sessions, 2012 (HBO)

Shakespeare In Love, 1998

A Shot In The Dark, 1964 (HBO)

Snake Eyes, 1998 (HBO)

Son Of The Pink Panther, 1993 (HBO)

Trail Of The Pink Panther, 1982 (HBO)

Twelve Monkeys, 1995 (HBO)

Vaca, 2018 (HBO)

Volunteers, 1985 (HBO)

Won’t Back Down, 2012 (HBO)

xXx, 2002

xXx: State Of The Union, 2005

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