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New on Max – December

December is here, and with it comes a flurry of new content on Max! From thrilling dramas to heartwarming holiday specials, we're ready to end the year with a bang. So grab your favorite blanket, a cup of hot cocoa, and get comfortable as we reveal what is coming to Max this December. Check out the full list of what's coming to HBO Max in December 2023. Includes movies, TV shows, series, and originals.

Did you miss the list of what’s coming to HBO Max in November 2023?

What type of content does Max typically release in December?

Max typically releases a wide range of content in December, including new TV shows and movies. The platform offers a mix of original programming and popular titles from various genres. This can include the return of hit shows like Gossip Girl, His Dark Materials, and Doom Patrol, as well as the debut of newly released movies.

Max strives to provide a diverse lineup of content to cater to different viewer preferences, ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy during the month of December.

What is Max known for?

Max is known for being a popular streaming platform that offers a wide range of content, including movies, TV shows, documentaries, and Max Originals. It provides subscribers with access to a diverse library of titles from various genres, featuring both new releases and classic favorites.

Max is renowned for its exclusive partnerships with major studios and networks, allowing users to enjoy a vast collection of content from popular franchises and critically acclaimed series. Additionally, Max offers a personalized viewing experience, allowing users to create customized profiles and receive curated recommendations based on their preferences.

Why does the Max catalog change?

The Max catalog undergoes regular changes to offer users a fresh and diverse selection of content. These changes can occur due to licensing agreements, where titles are removed once licenses expire. Content rotation is another reason, as streaming platforms aim to provide a dynamic catalog with new options to explore and prevent it from becoming stagnant. 

Additionally, content acquisition plays a role, as Max constantly acquires new movies, TV shows, documentaries, and original programming to cater to different audience preferences. Exclusivity deals with production companies or studios may also lead to fluctuations in the catalog. User demand and feedback are considered, with adjustments made based on popular requests or negative feedback. Ultimately, the goal is to provide users with an engaging and ever-evolving entertainment experience.

Why does the Max remove titles?

Max removes titles from its streaming service to enhance the user experience and optimize content. This decision eliminates distractions and allows users to focus on visual elements like thumbnails and descriptions for a more immersive browsing experience.

Additionally, removing titles optimizes screen space, especially on smaller devices, enabling users to see more options at once. While not universally popular, Max is committed to offering a modern and user-friendly platform, making the removal of titles aligned with its objectives.

With many streaming services increasing prices, it’s important to get the most out of your monthly subscription each month.

Do the titles change on the 1st of the month or at various dates throughout the month in Max? 

There isn't specific data regarding the exact dates when titles change in Max. Streaming platforms like Max may update their catalog at various dates throughout the month based on factors such as licensing agreements, content rotation, content acquisition, user feedback, and demand.

The frequency and timing of title changes can vary and depend on the platform's content strategy and objectives. It is important to note that streaming services often strive to provide users with fresh and diverse content, which may lead to regular updates to the catalog.

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What’s coming to Max in December

Here are all the movies and shows premiering for the first time on Max in December 2023

December 4

Murder In Boston: Roots, Rampage & Reckoning

December 16

Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?!

December 18

Gwyneth vs Terry: The Ski Crash Trial

December 28

Oprah and The Color Purple Journey

December 30

Time Bomb Y2K


December 1

A Shot In The Dark
A View to Kill
Anna and the King
Behind Enemy Lines
Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Clear and Present Danger
Curse of the Pink Panther
Cut Bank
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Die Another Day
Eye in the Sky
For Your Eyes Only
From Russia with Love
Hitman: Agent 47
How to Eat Fried Worms
I Am
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Jurassic World
License to Kill
Live and Let Die
Love in the Time of Cholera
Low Tide
Mad Max: Fury Road
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Meet the Batwheels—Season 1D
Naked Lunch
Necessary Roughness
Notes on a Scandal
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Over Her Dead Body
Paranormal Activity
Paranormal Activity 2
Paranormal Activity 3
Paranormal Activity 4
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Patriot Games
Prancer: A Christmas Tale
Ramona and Beezus
Red Dawn
Return of the Pink Panther
Revenge of the Pink Panther
Sergio Leone: The Italian Who Invented America
Son of the Pink Panther
The Biggest Little Farm
The Box
The Color Purple (1985)
The Hunt For Red October
The Informant!
The Longest Ride
The Lovers
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
The Pink Panther
The Souvenir
The Spy Who Loved Me
The Strangers: Prey at Night
The Sum of All Fears
The Women
The World is Not Enough
Trail of the Pink Panther
Villeneuve Pironi: Racing's Untold Tragedy

December 3

Holiday Party with Andrew and Zoe
Maori Kuhawa and the Floating Worlds Time Forgot
OWN Holiday Movie: A Christmas Serenade
Pets and Pickers—Season 2
Teen Titans Go!: Great Holiday Escape & Christmas Magic

December 4

Murder In Boston: Roots, Rampage & Reckoning (HBO Original)

December 5

Great Photo, Lovely Life (HBO Original)
Real Time Crime—Season 2

December 6

Street Outlaws vs. The World: After Hours

December 7

Boom Boom Bruno (Max Original)
Elmo & Tango Holiday Helpers (Max Original)
Vlad & Niki—Season 2C

December 10

OWN Holiday Movie: A Christmas of Yes
White House Christmas

December 11

Peltz Beckham vs The Wedding Planners (discovery+ Original)

December 12

1000-lb Sisters—Season 4B
Mothered—Season 5
Trees and Other Entanglements (HBO Original)

December 15

On the Tee—Season 1B
The Giver

December 16

Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?! (HBO Original)
Mysteries of the Abandoned—Season 8B

December 17

OWN Holiday Movie: The Christmas Detective

December 18

Good Cop Bad Cop
Gwyneth vs Terry: The Ski Crash Trial (discovery+ Original)
World's First Battlefield
Yellowstone Wardens—Season 3

December 19

90 Day Pillow Talk: The Other Way—Season 5
Border Control: Sweden
Contraband: Seized at the Border—Season 2

December 20

American Masters: Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note
Daniel (HBO Original)

December 21

Engineering Catastrophes—Season 5B
Gary Gulman: Born on 3rd Base (Max Original)

December 23

Bering Sea Gold—Season 12

December 24

OWN Holiday Movie: Christmas Revisited
Spirited Away: Live on Stage

December 25

90 Day Fiancé: Holiday Special 2023
Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too!

December 26

90 Day Fiancé: Holiday Special 2023—Part 2
Building Outside the Lines
Superchef Grudge Match—Season 2
Why the Heck Did I Buy This House?—Season 2

December 28

Married to Real Estate—Season 3
Oprah and The Color Purple Journey (Max Original)

December 29

In With the Old—Seasons 5
Restoring Galveston: The Inn
The Established Home—Season 3

December 30

Amina's Way
Time Bomb Y2K (HBO Original)

That's what is coming to HBO Max.

What’s leaving Max in December 2023

December 2

Stath Lets Flats, Season 3
Long Live the Royals

December 6

Stand Up To Cancer (2023) (HBO Original)

December 7

Mostly 4 Millennials

December 9

Nightcrawler (2014)

December 10

Tropical Cop Tales

December 11

Frisky Dingo

December 12

Hot Streets

December 13

Tom Goes to the Mayor

December 14

The Heart, She Holler

December 15

Entourage (2015)

December 16

Beah: A Black Woman Speaks (HBO Original) (2003)

December 17


December 18


December 19

China, IL

December 20

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

December 21

Spotlight (2015)

December 26

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

December 27

The Oslo Diaries (HBO Original) (2018)

December 31

12 oz. Mouse, Seasons 1-2
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
The Age of Adaline (2015)
All About the Benjamins (2002)
The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)
American Ultra (2015)
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Annabelle (2014)
Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
Annabelle: Creation (2017)
The Ant Bully (2006)
Arthur Christmas (2011)
The Artist (2011)
At Middleton (2014)
The Avengers (1998)
The Bachelor (1999)
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
Ballet 422 (2014)
Batman (1966)
Before Midnight (2013)
Bells are Ringing (1960)
Beware the Batman (2013)
Beyond the Reach (2015)
Black Beauty (1994)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
The Book of Life (2014)
Boys’ Night Out (1962)
Brigadoon (1954)
The Bronze (2015)
Bulworth (1998)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Child’s Play (1988)
A Christmas Carol (1938)
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
A Christmas Story (1983)
A Christmas Story 2 (2012)
A Cinderella Story (2004)
The Circle (2017)
The Comedian (2016)
The Company Men (2010)
Compliance (2012)
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Constantine: City of Demons (2018)
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
Cunningham (2019)
The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
Daphne & Velma (2018)
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year (2016)
DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games (2017)
DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis (2018)
Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons (2020)
Defending Your Life (1991)
Dennis the Menace (1993)
A Dennis the Menace Christmas (2007)
Detour (2017)
Dim Sum Festival (2009)
Diner (1982)
Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991)
Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)
Elf (2003)
Elizabethtown (2005)
Enter The Warrior’s Gate (2017)
Eva Longoria: Searching For Mexico (CNN)
Every Secret Thing (2014)
Fast Color (2019)
Final Destination (2000)
Final Destination 2 (2003)
Final Destination 3 (2006)
Final Destination 5 (2011)
The Final Destination (2009)
Flashpoint (1984)
Flawless (2008)
Fool’s Gold (2008)
Four Christmases (2008)
Frank Miller’s Sin City (2005)
Fred Claus (2007)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
The Full Monty (1997)
Funny Farm (1988)
Garden State (2004)
Get Carter (1971)
Ginger & Rosa (2013)
The Golden Compass (2007)
The Good Heart (2010)
Happy Feet (2006)
Happy Feet Two (2011)
The Haunting (1999)
Headhunters (2012)
Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
Heaven Help Us (1985)
Holiday Affair (1949)
The Hollars (2016)
Hotel Artemis (2018)
The House (2017)
The Illusionist (2010)
In The Heart of The Sea (2015)
Infinitely Polar Bear (2015)
Inside Job (2010)
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
The Iron Lady (2011)
Jack Frost (1998)
The Jellies
Jumanji (1995)
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Lean on Me (1989)
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain (2017)
LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High (2018)
LEGO Justice League: Cosmic Clash (2016)
LEGO Justice League: Gotham City Breakout (2016)
The LEGO Movie (2014)
The Letter (1940)
Loiter Squad
The Looney Tunes Show
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Lost in America (1985)
Love Is Strange (2014)
Love Jones (1997)
Luce (2019)
Lucy, The Daughter of the Devil
Maggie’s Plan (2016)
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
Marley & Me (2008)
The Master (2012)
Misery (1990)
Music Within (2007)
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019)
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
The Neverending Story (1984)
New Year’s Eve (2011)
Nico, 1988 (2018)
Nine (2009)
Out of the Past (1947)
Paddington 2 (2017)
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
The Pirate (1948)
Pleasantville (1998)
The Polar Express (2004)
Precious (2009)
The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
Prince Avalanche (2013)
Quartet (2012)
Real Life Nightmare
Restless (2011)
Rock of Ages (2012)
Roger & Me (1989)
Room for One More (1952)
The Rover (2014)
Running on Empty (1988)
Running Scared (2006)
Sarah’s Key (2011)
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob! (2021)
Scream (1996)
Scream 2 (1997)
Scream 3 (2000)
The Seagull (2018)
Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Shanghai (2010)
She’s Funny That Way (2015)
Shivering Truth
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Shoplifters (2018)
Snitch (2013)
So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
Son of the Mask (2005)
Song of the Thin Man (1947)
Spartan (2004)
Speedway (1968)
Spinout (1966)
Stan & Ollie (2018)
Step Up All In (2014)
Step Up Revolution (2012)
Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift (1990)
Stephen King’s Silver Bullet (1985)
Stephen King’s Thinner (1996)
Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog (2022)
Take Shelter (2011)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse (Cartoon Network) (2022)
Teen Titans Go! See Space Jam (Cartoon Network) (2021)
Teen Witch (1989)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Three Godfathers (1936)
Tom & Jerry: The Movie (1993)
Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale (2007)
Tom And Jerry: Santa’s Little Helpers (2014)
Trick ‘r Treat (2009)
Tricky Dick
The Trouble with Spies (1987)
The Turning Point (1977)
The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)
Tyrel (2018)
Under the Same Moon (2007)
Unmasking A Killer (HLN)
Urge (2016)
Uss Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas (2011)
Volunteers (1985)
Warm Bodies (2013)
The Wash (2001)
Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic
WB 100th Behind the Shield
What’s Up, Doc? (1972)
Where the Boys Are (1960)
White Chicks (2004)
The Whole Ten Yards (2004)
Winter’s Tale (2014)
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019)
You’re Next (2013)

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In case you missed it, here's Everything You Need to Know About HBO Max.

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Is Max included with HBO subscription?

Existing HBO subscribers on AT&T-owned television providers (including DirecTV) will also receive HBO Max at its launch, although it is unknown if this is only a promotional offer.

Click here to see the content available on HBO Max.

What should I expect from Max?

  • The ability to create multiple profiles for each member of your family. You can also distinguish between an adult and a kid.
  • Continue Watching
  • My List
  • Featured Series
  • Featured Movies
  • Originals
  • Just Added
  • Last Chance
  • Coming Soon
  • Watch With the Family
  • Manage Devices
    • Sign all devices out or sign individual devices out, if you think your account is being used without your permission
  • Parental Controls
    • change what content your kids can access on Max
  • Notifications
    • if you'd like to get show and movie recommendations, product updates, special offers, sign up for emails


  • Action
  • Comedy
  • Crime
  • Documentaries
  • Drama
  • Fantasy & Sci-Fi
  • Horror
  • International
  • Kids & Family
  • Latino
  • Music
  • News/Talk
  • Reality
  • Romance
  • Shorts
  • Sports
  • Suspense

Which hubs are included with Max?

  • HBO
  • DC
  • Sesame Workshop
  • Classics curated by TCM
  • Studio Ghibli
  • Cartoon Network collection
  • Adult Swim collection
  • Crunchyroll collection
  • Looney Tunes

Any unique content clusters in Max?

Max, for instance, boasted a diverse library encompassing classics from the 1950s and 1980s. Various avenues exist for discovering older content:

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Classic Films Collection: Platforms like Max curate classic movies spanning different eras, such as the 1950s and 1980s, often under a ‘classics' category.

Decade-Specific Collections: Some platforms organize content by decades, offering curated selections of movies and TV shows from specific eras.

Director or Actor Spotlights: Streaming services sometimes dedicate sections to renowned directors or actors, showcasing their works from different decades.

To find such collections, explore platform menus, search terms like “classics” or “retro,” and look for sections labeled “Collections” or “Throwbacks.” However, content availability can change due to agreements, so periodic checks or contacting customer support may help locate specific titles or updated information.

What are the media and critics excited about seeing in Max this December?

According to press.wbd, this December, Max is set to entertain its viewers with a compelling mix of new shows and movies. One of the shows that has caught the attention of critics and media alike is the HBO Original comedy special “Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?!”.

The line-up also includes comedy specials from Gary Gulman, which are highly anticipated. Documentaries on the city of Boston are also part of the new additions, adding a dash of reality-based content to the mix.

What are fan favorites in Max?

Max featured a diverse array of fan favorites that captured the hearts of audiences across different genres. Some of the platform's most beloved titles included iconic franchises like the “Harry Potter” series and “The Dark Knight Trilogy,” both renowned for their immersive storytelling and memorable characters. Additionally, classics such as “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy” and Studio Ghibli films like “Spirited Away” and “My Neighbor Totoro” held a special place in the hearts of fans, appealing to both nostalgia and a new generation of viewers. 

On the TV front, perennial favorites like “Friends,” “Game of Thrones,” and “The Big Bang Theory” maintained strong followings, drawing audiences with their humor, intricate storylines, and compelling characters. Max's library also boasted timeless classics such as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and acclaimed contemporary shows like “Succession,” each contributing to the platform's collection of fan-favorite content that catered to a wide range of tastes and preferences.

How to add titles to your watchlist in Max?

To add titles to your watchlist in Max, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Max app on your device.
  2. Browse through the content sections or use the search function to find a TV series or movie you want to add to your watchlist.
  3. Once you have found the title, press and hold the select button on it. This action will add the title to your watchlist.
  4. Alternatively, you can click on the “+” icon next to any title to quickly add it to your watchlist.
  5. Repeat these steps for each title you want to add.

By adding titles to your watchlist in Max, you can easily keep track of the shows and movies you plan to watch. This feature allows you to organize your content and access it conveniently whenever you're ready to enjoy your selected titles.

Please note that the process may slightly vary depending on the version of the Max app or device you're using.

Is there a place in the app to see new releases in Max?

There is a section in the Max app where you can find new releases. The specific location or name of the section may vary depending on the app version and updates. However, typically, you can find the new releases section on the home screen or in the main menu.

To locate new releases in Max, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Max app on your device.
  2. Look for a tab or section named “New Releases” or something similar. It may be located on the home screen, under the “Discover” or “Browse” menu, or in a separate category.
  3. Click on the “New Releases” section to access the latest content that has been added to Max.

In this section, you will find a curated collection of recently released TV shows, movies, documentaries, and other content available on Max. It's a great way to stay updated with the latest releases and discover new shows and movies to watch.

Please note that the availability and organization of the new releases section may vary based on your region and the content library of Max.

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