What’s Leaving Max in December 2023?


It seems hard to believe, but December is once again just around the corner. Another rollercoaster year comes to a close with the last month of 2023, and as is the case with every month, it’s time for streaming services to reshuffle their libraries. As we enter the holiday season, it’s time for classic comedies and new favorites; but of course, that also means some things have to go as well. And Warner Bros. Discovery streaming service Max is no exception on that front. The movies leaving Max this December include (but are not limited to) The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015), the Annabelle movies (2014-2017), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), A Christmas Story (1983) and its 2012 sequel A Christmas Story 2, all three Crocodile Dundee movies (1986-2001), the Final Destination franchise (2000-2011), and, most sadly of all, Paddington 2 (2017). Interestingly, the service is also bidding goodbye to a number of DC titles, including the classic 1966 Batman, the animated films Constantine: City of Demons (2018), Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons (2020), and Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019), and the entire DC Super Hero Girls collection.


2023 was big for Max, starting with the release of The Last of Us in the first half of the year. And let’s not forget, 2023 is also the year when HBO Max rebranded to its brand new title with the integration of content from Discovery Plus. While the service may be bidding goodbye to some great titles in December 2023, there’s hope that some of these movies and shows may return to the service in the new year. There’s also plenty of new content coming in this December, including the season finales of Julia Season 2, the new Chuck LorreCharlie Sheen comedy Bookie, Rap Sh!t Season 2, The Gilded Age Season 2, And 30 Coins Season 2. That said, read on for the full list of titles announced to be leaving Max in December 2023, so you can watch them before they’re gone. Please note, however, that by Max’s own admission, this list may not be comprehensive and is subject to change.

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Leaving on December 2

Stath Lets Flats, Season 3

Long Live the Royals

Leaving on December 6

Stand Up To Cancer (2023) (HBO Original)

Leaving on December 7

Mostly 4 Millennials

Leaving on December 9

Nightcrawler (2014)

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Nightcrawler

When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Release Date
October 31, 2014

Director
Dan Gilroy

Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Papajohn, Marco Rodríguez, Bill Paxton, James Huang, Kent Shocknek, Rene Russo

Rating
R

Runtime
117 minutes

Main Genre
Crime

Studio
Open Road Films

Writers
Dan Gilroy

Tagline
The City Shines Brightest at Night

Leaving on December 10

Tropical Cop Tales

Leaving on December 11

Frisky Dingo

Leaving on December 12

Hot Streets

Leaving on December 13

Tom Goes to the Mayor

Leaving on December 14

The Heart, She Holler

Leaving on December 15

Entourage (2015)

Leaving on December 16

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

Leaving on December 17

Eagleheart

Leaving on December 18

Delocated

Leaving on December 19

China, IL

Leaving on December 20

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

Leaving on December 21

Spotlight (2015)

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Spotlight

Release Date
November 6, 2015

Director
Tom McCarthy

Cast
Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, Michael Keaton, Billy Crudup

Rating
R

Runtime
127

Main Genre
Drama

Studio
Open Road Films

Writers
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

Tagline
Break the story. Break the silence.

Leaving on December 26

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

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Release Date
August 13, 2015

Director
Guy Ritchie

Cast
Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Luca Calvani, Sylvester Groth

Rating
PG-13

Runtime
116

Main Genre
Action

Studio
Warner Bros. Pictures

Writers
Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram, Jeff Kleeman, David C. Wilson, Sam Rolfe

Tagline
A Higher Class of Hero.

Leaving on December 27

The Oslo Diaries (HBO Original) (2018)

Leaving on 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)

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Annabelle

Release Date
October 2, 2014

Director
John R. Leonetti

Cast
Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Michelle Romano, Eric Ladin, Tony Amendola, Ward Horton

Rating
R

Runtime
99

Main Genre
Horror

Studio
New Line Cinema

Writers
Gary Dauberman

Tagline
Before the Conjuring, there was…

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)

Beyond the Reach (2015)

Black Beauty (1994)

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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Blade Runner 2049

Young Blade Runner K’s discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for thirty years.

Release Date
October 6, 2017

Director
Denis Villeneuve

Cast
Ryan Gosling, Ana De Armas, Dave Bautista, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Sylvia Hoeks

Rating
R

Runtime
164 minutes

Main Genre
Sci-Fi

The Book of Life (2014)

Boys’ Night Out (1962)

Brigadoon (1954)

The Bronze (2015)

Bulworth (1998)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Poster

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Release Date
September 24, 1969

Director
George Roy Hill

Cast
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Henry Jones, Jeff Corey

Rating
PG

Runtime
110

Main Genre
Adventure

Studio
20th Century Fox

Writers
William Goldman

Tagline
Not that it matters, but most of it is true.

Child’s Play (1988)

A Christmas Carol (1938)

Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

A Christmas Story (1983)

A Christmas Story poster

A Christmas Story

Release Date
November 18, 1983

Director
Bob Clark

Cast
Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz, R.D. Robb

Rating
PG

Runtime
94

Main Genre
Comedy

Writers
Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, Bob Clark

Tagline
Peace, Harmony, Comfort and Joy… Maybe Next Year.

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 Funeral (2008)

Diner (1982)

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991)

Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)

Elf (2003)

elf-movie-poster

Elf

Raised as an oversized elf, Buddy travels from the North Pole to New York City to meet his biological father, Walter Hobbs, who doesn’t know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit.

Release Date
October 9, 2003

Director
Jon Favreau

Cast
Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel

Rating
PG

Runtime
97

Main Genre
Comedy

Studio
New Line Cinema

Writers
David Berenbaum

Tagline
This holiday, discover your inner elf.

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 poster

Final Destination

Release Date
March 17, 2000

Director
James Wong

Cast
Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, Kristen Cloke, Daniel Roebuck, Roger Guenveur Smith

Rating
R

Runtime
98

Main Genre
Horror

Writers
Glen Morgan, James Wong, Jeffrey Reddick

Tagline
Can you cheat death? I’ll see you soon.

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)

Sin City Poster

Sin City

Release Date
April 1, 2005

Director
Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino

Cast
Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel, Powers Boothe, Cara D. Briggs, Jude Ciccolella

Rating
R

Runtime
124

Main Genre
Crime

Writers
Frank Miller

Tagline
Walk down the right back alley in Sin City and you can find anything.

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 poster

Happy Feet

Release Date
November 16, 2006

Director
George Miller, Warren Coleman, Judy Morris

Cast
Carlos Alazraqui, Lombardo Boyar, Jeffrey Garcia, Johnny A. Sanchez, Robin Williams, Elijah Wood

Rating
PG

Runtime
108

Main Genre
Animation

Writers
Warren Coleman, John Collee, George Miller, Judy Morris

Tagline
Everybody Dance Now!

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)

Insidious Chapter 2 poster

Insidious: Chapter 2

Release Date
September 12, 2013

Director
James Wan

Cast
Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey, Steve Coulter

Rating
PG-13

Runtime
106

Main Genre
Horror

Writers
Leigh Whannell, James Wan

Tagline
It will take what you love most.

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 LEGO Movie poster

The LEGO Movie

Release Date
February 7, 2014

Director
Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Cast
Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman

Rating
PG

Runtime
101

Main Genre
Adventure

Studio
Warner Bros. Pictures

The Letter (1940)

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)

Marley and Me poster

Marley & Me

Release Date
December 25, 2008

Director
David Frankel

Cast
Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner, Alan Arkin, Nathan Gamble

Rating
PG

Runtime
120

Main Genre
Comedy

Writers
Scott Frank, Don Roos, John Grogan

Tagline
This Christmas, heel the love.

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)

Paddington 2 poster

Paddington 2

Release Date
November 9, 2017

Director
Paul King

Cast
Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton, Ben Whishaw, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Sally Hawkins

Rating
PG

Runtime
103

Main Genre
Family

Writers
Paul King, Simon Farnaby, Michael Bond

Tagline
IT TAKES A BEAR TO CATCH A THIEF

Studio
Studiocanal

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)

Rock of Ages poster

rock of ages

Release Date
June 13, 2012

Director
Adam Shankman

Cast
Diego Boneta, Dakota Sage Grant, Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise, Matt Sullivan, Alec Baldwin

Rating
PG-13

Runtime
123

Writers
Justin Theroux, Chris D’Arienzo, Allan Loeb

Tagline
Based on the hit Broadway Musical.

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 1996 Film Poster

Scream

Release Date
December 20, 1996

Director
Wes Craven

Cast
Drew Barrymore, Kevin Patrick Walls, David Booth, Carla Hatley, Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich

Rating
R

Runtime
111 minutes

Main Genre
Horror

Writers
Kevin Williamson

Tagline
Don’t answer the phone. Don’t open the door. Don’t try to escape.

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)

So I Married an Axe Murderer poster

So I Married an Axe Murderer

Release Date
July 30, 1993

Director
Thomas Schlamme

Cast
Mike Myers, Nancy Travis, Anthony LaPaglia, Amanda Plummer, Brenda Fricker, Matt Doherty

Rating
PG-13

Runtime
93

Main Genre
Comedy

Writers
Robbie Fox

Tagline
The Honeymoon Was Killer

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)

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)

Wonder Woman Bloodlines poster

wonder woman: bloodlines

Release Date
October 4, 2019

Director
Justin Copeland, Sam Liu

Cast
Marie Avgeropoulos, Rosario Dawson, Nia Vardalos, Mozhan Marnò, Jeffrey Donovan, Constance Zimmer

Rating
PG-13

Runtime
83

Main Genre
Superhero

Studio
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Writers
William M. Marston, Mairghread Scott

You’re Next (2013)



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