The final month of the year, and the final opportunity for Netflix to impress us and stop us from cancelling our subscriptions in the new year when we vow to move more and spend less money (before renewing our subscription in February). Here is what you can expect from Netflix in December.
Nightflyers (Season 1) – 2 December
New sci-fi horror series based on a series of short stories by none other than George R.R. Martin, so expect the unexpected. There will be ten episodes about the team of scientists aboard the ship Nightflyer whose mission is undermined by a series of horrific events. Who is responsible, and who can be trusted. Starring Eoin Macken and David Ajala.
Suits (Season 1) – 1 December
The popular lawyer series is finally landing on Netflix. It is sure to get a viewership just among those to see Meghan Markle before she was royal. The show actually centres on Harvey Spectre, played by Gabriel Macht, an over-confident lawyer who thinks he is untouchable. His life gets even more interesting when he hires Mike Ross, played by Patrick J. Adams, a brilliant young man, who is also a con artist.
V Wars (Season 1) – 5 December
Ian Somerhalder is back in a new vampire series, but it is nothing like his angsty teen drama. Somerhalder plays a scientist who is racing to find a cure to a virus that is turning people, among them his best friend, into vampires. But maybe not everyone wants to be saved. Thinks become more complicated when Somerhalder’s best friend becomes a leader among the vampire movement.
Marriage Story (2019) – 6 December
A new comedy drama, it stars an ensemble cast including Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda and Ray Liotta. The story focussed on a writer and actor couple as they go through all the stages of a romantic relationship, both the highs and the terrible downs. How can they balance their lofty dreams with their down to earth lives.
6 Underground (2019) – 13 December
A new Ryan Reynolds action-comedy flick by Michael Bay, he leads a vigilante group who all fake their own deaths in order to save the world. In a nice reference to Reservoir Dogs, our characters remain unnamed, and are simply known by their numbers. They say that no one can save the world. Meet no one.
The Two Popes (2019) – 20 December
Starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Price in this story about the modern papacy. A disillusioned cardinal decides to resign, but instead of accepting his resignation, the Pop calls his harshest critic to Rome to be his honest sounding board, and maybe even his successor.
The Witcher (Season 1) – 20 December
The much anticipated series based on the popular Polish fantasy novels will finally arrive, starring Henry Cavill as the eponymous monster hunter. The series promises to tell the back stories of the main three characters in the series, hopefully setting us up for a fantasy epic that could be the next Game of Thrones.
You (Season 2) – 26 December
The psychological thriller series about the bookstore manager, played by Penn Badgely, who is also a serial killer, is back. Having finished with his last obsession, our protagonist is back in a new location and with a new interest. Will anyone be able to stop him this time around?
Ares (Season 1) – 31 December
Netflix’s first Dutch language series, the story will focus on a group of Dutch students that accidentally open an ancient demonic portal.
Netflix Original Films
Dead Kids (2019) – 1 December
Filipino thriller about a group of students who decide to make some money by kidnapping a rich kid, but find that they get a lot more than they bargained for.
Let’s Dance (2019) – 4 December
A French romantic comedy that matches up a street hip hop dancer with a top ballet student, as they try to understand each other, and find success together.
The Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019) – 4 December
Our favourite royal family is back, and expecting a baby just in tome for Christmas. Naturally, there is also a festive mystery to solve.
Spirit Riding Free: The Spirit of Christmas (2019) – 6 December
Another instalment in the animated film series as Spirit tries to help his friends get where they need to be for Christmas.
A Family Reunion Christmas (2019) – 9 December
The singing sisters struggle to keep their act together in advance of a big Christmas church pageant.
Netflix Original Series
Team Kaylie (Part 2)- 2 December
Younger viewers will have been waiting for the next part of this Hannah Montana-esque show about a famous teenager who finds herself in a normal middle school club.
Magic for Humans (Season 2) – 4 December
Comedian and magician Justin Willman is back performing magic tricks for people on the street.
Apache: la vida de Carlos Tevez (Season 1) – 5 December
New dramatization of the life of soccer star Carlos Tevez in the difficult world of Fuerte Apache, Argentina.
Home for Christmas (Season 1) – 5 December
Johanne is determined to find the perfect boyfriend to take home to her family for Christmas. But can she reach the deadline.
Astronomy Club (Season 1) – 6 December
New sketch series designed to funny and get viewers thinking about serious social topics.
Fuller House (Season 5 – Part 1) – 6 December
Fans of the original Full House have been eating up this 20 years later series and are pleased to see new episodes landing on Netflix soon.
Glow Up (Season 1) – 6 December
One more reality competition series, this time looking for the next great make-up artist.
Teasing Master Takagi-san (Season 2) – 6 December
Series about the daily life of Japanese student Takagi, who gets pleasure from teasing her classmate Nishikata, who never seem to be able to get her back.
The Chosen One (Season 2) – 6 December
Our protagonists are back inside the mysterious cult, looking for the answers about the group’s mysterious healing powers.
Triad Princess (Season 1) – 6 December
A new Taiwanese series, the daughter of a triad boss tries to strike out on her own by taking a job as the bodyguard of a famous actress.
Virgin River (Season 1) – 6 December
Based on the Robyn Carr novels, a young woman tries to escape a painful past by moving to small town California.
Soundtrack (Season 1) – 18 December
A seemingly unconnected group of people is brought together in Los Angeles through their love of music.
Lost in Space (Season 2) – 24 December
Back for a second season, this series reimagines the classic story of a family alone in space, learning to survive.
Terrae House: Tokyo 2019-2020 (Part 2) – 24 December
More episodes of this reality series that follows a group of young Japanese people as they search for live.
Fast and Furious: Spy Racers (Season 1) – 26 December
Based on the popular film series, Tony Toretto (Tyler Posey) is recruited by the government to infiltrate a racing league that it suspects is also a crime organisation.
The Gift (Season 1) – 27 December
New Filipino series, a struggling young man loses his eyesight, but finds that he gains the power of clairvoyance.
Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up (Season 1) – 28 December
The comedian takes viewers behind the scenes and into his life, sharing the important events that made him the man he is today.
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened (Limited Series) – 30 December
Another treat for anime fans, Kusuo Saiki is a teen with exception abilities, but all he wants is to be normal.
Go! Go! Cory Carson (Season 1) – 31 December
New kids show based on the popular toy line.
Spectros (Season 1) – 31 December
New Brazilian supernatural series, a group of teenagers are pulled into a series of ghost stories and must try and safe the world from being overrun by the dead.
The Neighbour (Season 1) – 31 December
Based on the popular comic, a struggling young man finds himself in more trouble as he unexpectedly becomes a superhero.
The First Temptation of Christ – 3 December
Comedy show about a Jesus preparing to turn 30 years old and bringing a surprise guest to the part planned by his parents.
Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah – 3 December
Comedy show celebrating turning 40 which included comedy, as well as some singing and dancing.
Michelle Wolf: Joke Show – 10 December
New comedy special that takes on outrage culture, massage, childbirth and feminism. Filmed in New York City.
Jake Whitehall: Christmas with my Father – 12 December
Jake Whitehall returns with his notoriously stiff father to talk about all things festive.
Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America – 17 December
First original stand up special from Ronny Chieng of Daily Show and Crazy Rich Asians fame.
John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch – 24 December
The comedian teams up with kids to explore some very adult topics from a new perspective.
Eastsiders (Season 4) – 1 December
Dark American LGBTQ comedy by Kit Williamson. It follows couple Cal and Thom as they deal with issues such as infidelity and substance abuse. Also features Constance Wu.
The Last O.G. (Season 2) – 4 December
Comedy starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, the show follows an ex-con returning home to Brooklyn after 15 years and dealing with just how much has changed.
The Magicians (Season 4) – 16 December
Series from the SyFy channel based on the popular novels about young people in a parallel magical world attending an elite university where they learn how to use their skills.
No Game No Life (Season 1) – 1 December
Japanese anime series about siblings that are also amazing gamers that find themselves sucked into a world where they will need to use their skills to save their lives.
Outlander (Season 3) – 10 December
A historic time travel drama with a woman who finds herself pulled between post WWII and 1743 Scotland and two lovers, Starring Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan.
Private Practice (Seasons 1-6) – 22 December
An E.R. doctor, played by Kate Walsh, leaves the hospital to join a private practice, where she must face new challenges and learn new politics.
Sonic X (Season 1 and 2) – 1 December
Kids series based on the popular Sony video game.
Transformers Rescue Bots Academy (Season 1) – 23 December
How do Transformers learn to be heroes? Find out how at Rescue Bots Academy.
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- Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) – IMDB Score 7/10 – Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley
- Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) – IMDB Score 6.6/10 – Mike Myers, Heather Graham
- Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) – IMDB Score 6.2/10 – Mike Myers, Beyonce Knowles
- Baby Dolls (1956) – IMDB Score 7.4/10 – Kate Malden, Carrol Baker
- Burlesque (2010) – IMDB Score 6.4/10 – Cher, Christina Aguilera
- A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish (2019) – IMDB Score 5.3/10 – Laura Marano, Gregg Sulkin
- Cut Bank (2014) – IMDB Score 6/10 – Michael Stuhlbarg, Bruce Dern
- The Danish Girl (2015) – IMDB Score 7.1/10 – Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander
- From Paris with Love (2010) – IMDB Score 6.5/10 – John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
- It Comes at Night (2017) – IMDB Score 6.2/10 – Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott
- Lawless (2012) – IMDB Score 7.3/10 – Tom Hardy, Shia LeBeouf
- Mahi Nri (2017) – IMDB Score 8.3/10 – Hardy Sandhu, Poppy Jabbal
- Malcolm X (1992) – IMDB Score 7.7/10 – Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett
- Nothing to Lose 2 (2019) – IMDB Score 3.6/10 – Petronio Gontijo, Day Mesquita
- Qismat (2018) – IMDB Score 8.5/10 – Ammy Virk, Sargun Mehta
- Searching for Sugar Man (2012) – IMDB Score 8.2/10 – Rodriguez, Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman
- The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) – IMDB Score 6.5/10 – Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart
- The Sky is Pink (2019) – IMDB Score 6.6/10 – Zara Wasim, Priyanka Chopra
- Sweet Virginia (2017) – IMDB Score 6.2/10 – Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott
- The Tribe of Palos Verdes (2017) – IMDB Score 5.8/10 – Maika Monroe, Cody Fern
- Wandering Stars (1991) – IMDB Score 6.5/10 – Irina Lachina, Valeriy Smetskoy
- War on Everyone (2016) – IMDB Score 5.8/10 – Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Pena
- Wish Man (2019) – IMDB Score 6.8/10 – Andrew Steel, Kirby Bliss Blanton