Even with Netflix’s recommendation algorithm serving you new movies, new TV shows, and original programming tailored to your viewing habits, the streaming service’s fire hose of content makes what’s coming and going difficult to parse.
That’s why we break down each month’s info dump with a few recommendations for what to keep on your radar.
In addition to Netflix’s robust slate of holiday programming, the final season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina drops on New Year’s Eve. Bridgerton, the spicy Regency-era romp from Shonda Rhimes, makes a Christmas Day debut. The Selena biopic series also premieres. On the movie side of things, we’ve got the film adaptation of popular Broadway musical The Prom, the George Clooney and Felicity Jones sci-fi drama The Midnight Sky, and Chadwick Boseman’s final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Library titles include Jurassic Park, two Dan Brown movies, and 50 First Dates.
Here’s every movie and show coming to Netflix in December.
Available sometime in December
ARASHI’s Diary – Voyage – ep 18-20 (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Twenty years after their debut, join the beloved members of Arashi on a new journey as they showcase their lives, talents and gifts to the world.
Available Dec. 1
Angela’s Christmas Wish (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A determined Angela makes a wish to reunite her family in time for Christmas, then launches a plan to find her way from Ireland to Australia.
The Holiday Movies That Made Us (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Unwrap the real stories behind these iconic Christmas blockbusters, thanks to insider interviews and behind-the-scenes peeks.
Natalie Palamides: Nate – A One Man Show (Netflix Comedy Special)
From Netflix: Meet Nate – Your stereotypical masculine man just trying to be better. Executive produced by Amy Poehler and directed by Philip Burgers, Natalie Palamides: Nate – One Man Show follows an alpha male, portrayed by Natalie Palamides, learning to express emotion and understand the rules of consent. The can-crushing, axe-yielding special premieres globally on Netflix on December 1, 2020.
3 Days to Kill (2014)
50 First Dates (2004)
A Thin Line Between Love & Hate (1996)
Angels & Demons (2009)
Are You The One: Seasons 1-2
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Effie Gray (2014)
Gormiti: Season 1
The Happytime Murders (2018)
Ink Master: Seasons 1-2
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park III (2001)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Little Nicky (2000)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Monster House (2006)
Quigley Down Under (1990)
Runaway Bride (1999)
Super Wings: Season 3
Stargate SG-1: Seasons 1-10
Transformers Rescue Bots Academy: Season 2
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
Available Dec. 2
Alien Worlds (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Applying the laws of life on Earth to the rest of the galaxy, this series blends science fact and fiction to imagine alien life on other planets.
Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic (Netflix Comedy Special)
From Netflix: In this upbeat English-language special, comedian Ari Eldjárn pokes fun at Nordic rivalries, Hollywood’s take on Thor, the whims of toddlers and more.
Fierce (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A gifted young singer becomes an instant sensation on a popular talent show. But her real goal is earning the love of her father, a member of the jury.
Hazel Brugger: Tropical (Netflix Comedy Special)
From Netflix: In this stand-up special, comedian Hazel Brugger offers her breezy takes on unruly geese, chatty gynecologists, German bank loans and more.
Available Dec. 3
Break (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: After a serious accident, Lucie tries to rediscover herself as a dancer and meets Vincent, a talented b-boy battling his own insecurities.
Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: The Fix-It Force makes a plan to hit every home as fast as they can, delivering Blunderberry Cakes before the town awakes to avoid a holiday disaster.
Just Another Christmas (Tudo Bem No Natal Que Vem) (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Stuck in a time loop where it’s forever Christmas, a family man who hates the holiday starts to learn valuable lessons about what’s important in life.
Available Dec. 4
Bhaag Beanie Bhaag (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Beanie has always done what’s asked of her — until she decides to run from her very comfortable life and pursue a career in stand-up comedy. As she navigates the demands of everyone from her concerned parents to her proposal-popping boyfriend, this is Beanie’s journey to carve out the life she wants for herself amidst the chaos.
Big Mouth: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: On the brink of eighth grade, the friends contend with summer camp torments, shady alter egos, new make-out frontiers and Tito the Anxiety Mosquito.
Bombay Rose (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Amidst the bustle of a magnetic and multifaceted city, the budding love between two dreamers is tested by duty and religious divides.
Captain Underpants Mega Blissmas (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Christmas gets weird — really weird — after George and Harold go back in time to change up a few of their beloved holiday’s traditions.
Christmas Crossfire (Wir Können Nicht Anders) (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A man foils an attempted murder, then flees the crew of would-be killers along with their intended target as a woman he’s just met tries to find him.
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Cake pops, canapes, favorite contestants from seasons past and the “Derry Girls” cast bring Yuletide joy to the tent. But will Paul be naughty or nice?
Kings of Joburg: Season 1
Leyla Everlasting (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A resilient housewife, her husband and their marriage therapist become mired in a toxic love triangle and a plot to obtain an antique manuscript.
Mank (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: 1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish “Citizen Kane.”
Pokémon Journeys: The Series: Part 3 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Ash and his Pokémon battle in the World Coronation Series while he and Goh continue their research with Professor Cerise, meeting Pokémon everywhere.
Selena: The Series (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A coming-of-age story following Selena as she chases her dreams, and the heart-wrenching and life-changing sacrifices she and her family make as they navigate the highs and lows of success, loss, love, and music.
Available Dec. 5
Detention (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A tormented student uncovers unsettling secrets at her remote high school as betrayal and a paranormal encounter upend her life.
Mighty Express: A Mighty Christmas (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: The Mighty Express welcomes a new train and speeds into a snowstorm to deliver Santa’s presents and save Christmas for all the kids in Tracksville.
Available Dec. 7
Manhunt: Deadly Games
Available Dec. 8
Bobbleheads The Movie (2020)
Emicida: AmarElo – É Tudo Para Ontem (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Between scenes from his concert in São Paulo’s Theatro Municipal, rapper and activist Emicida celebrates the rich legacy of Black Brazilian culture.
Lovestruck in the City (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Heart stolen by a free-spirited woman after a beachside romance, a passionate architect sets out to reunite with her on the streets of Seoul.
Mr. Iglesias: Part 3 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: As he begins a new relationship, Gabe pushes his students to face their fears, dream big and believe in themselves — lessons he tries to take to heart.
Spirit Riding Free: Ride Along Adventure (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Join Lucky and her friends on a mission to save Maricela’s beloved mare, Mystery, from greedy horse thieves who’ve taken her captive with a wild herd.
Super Monsters: Santa’s Super Monster Helpers (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: When Santa needs serious help prepping all of his presents, the Super Monsters lend a hand — and some monster magic — to get every gift out on time!
Triple 9 (2016)
Available Dec. 9
Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love: Christmas (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: It’s the most wonderful time of the year… until Ashley has visions of a not-so-festive future dancing in her head on Christmas Eve.
The Big Show Show: Christmas (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Ho, ho, nooo! After an injury forces the Big Show to cease all Santa duties, Cassy steps up as Mrs. Claus to keep the Christmas spirit alive.
Rose Island (L’Incredibile storia dell’Isola Delle Rose) (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: An idealistic engineer builds his own island off the coast of Italy and declares it a nation, drawing the attention of the world — and the government.
The Surgeon’s Cut (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: The Surgeon’s Cut profiles four ground-breaking surgeons from around the world, each with a visionary approach to their craft. Viewers will follow along as they perform innovative operations and procedures, and reveal personal insight into their journey into medicine, providing a unique window into the world of surgery. Through the individual stories of these experts, the series explores how our understanding of the human body is constantly being reinvented by new discoveries and techniques. Specialty areas featured include fetal medicine, neurosurgery, transplant surgery and cardiology.
Available Dec. 10
Alice in Borderland (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A video-game-obsessed young man finds himself in a strange version of Tokyo where he and other visitors must compete in deadly games to survive.
Available Dec. 11
A Trash Truck Christmas (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: When Santa crash-lands in the junkyard on Christmas Eve, Hank, Trash Truck and their animal friends all have a hand in rescuing the holiday for everyone.
Canvas (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A grieving grandfather struggling to reclaim his passion for painting after suffering a loss finds the inspiration to create again.
Giving Voice (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Students from across the US audition for a spot in the August Wilson Monologue Competition, culminating in a riveting final round on a Broadway stage.
The Mess You Leave Behind (El desorden que dejas) (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A teacher starts her job at a high school but is haunted by a suspicious death that occurred there weeks before… and begins fearing for her own life.
The Prom (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A group of down-on-their-luck Broadway stars shake up life in small-town Indiana as they rally behind a teen fighting to bring her girlfriend to prom.
Available Dec. 14
A California Christmas (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: With his carefree lifestyle on the line, a wealthy charmer poses as a ranch hand to get a hardworking farmer to sell her family’s land before Christmas.
Hilda: Season 2 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: As Hilda explores new places and hidden spaces around Trolberg, her love of adventure and a growing streak of independence could lead her into trouble.
Tiny Pretty Things (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: When an attack brings down the star student at an elite ballet school, her replacement enters a world of lies, betrayal — and cutthroat competition.
Available Dec. 15
Black Ink Crew New York: Seasons 1-2
The Challenge: Seasons 10 and 13
The Professor and the Madman (2019)
Pup Academy: Season 2
Song Exploder: Volume 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Based on the acclaimed podcast of the same name, and from host Hrishikesh Hirway and Oscar®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, each episode of Song Exploder features some of the world’s greatest musicians as they reveal how they brought one of their songs to life. The series weaves together in-depth interviews, archival footage, and raw recordings as each artist breaks down their song, layer by layer, sharing intimate insight into the personal inspiration behind the music and lyrics. Featured artists in Volume 2 include:
- Dua Lipa, the Grammy and BRIT Award-winning singer and songwriter delves into the personal struggles and musical influences that went into the making of her hit song “Love Again” from her second studio album, Future Nostalgia.
- The Killers, the Multi-Platinum band break down “When You Were Young,” the deeply personal song that felt like a turning point for the band.
- Nine Inch Nails, Oscar, Grammy and Emmy-winning composer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Trent Reznor discusses powerfully haunting song “Hurt,” the final track on NIN’s second studio album, The Downward Spiral.
- Natalia Lafourcade, the Grammy and 14-time Latin Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, explains how she channeled her history and homeland of Veracruz, Mexico, to create the hit song “Hasta La Raíz.”
Teen Mom 2: Seasons 1-2
Available Dec. 16
Anitta: Made In Honorio (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: In this intimate documentary, Brazilian pop queen Anitta opens up about fame, family and her fierce work ethic, revealing the woman behind the hits.
Break It All: The History of Rock in Latin America (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Through interviews, archival footage and many music hits, this series tells the history of rock ‘n’ roll and youth culture throughout Latin America.
How To Ruin Christmas: The Wedding (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Prodigal daughter Tumi goes home for the holidays and manages to ruin her sister’s wedding plans. Now she must make things right before it’s too late.
Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013)
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
The Ripper (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Investigators and witnesses recall how a modern-day Jack the Ripper terrorized the north of England during the late 1970s.
Run On (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Veering off course from his preset path, a track star follows his own pace and heart for the first time after a film translator steps into his life.
Vir Das: Outside In – The Lockdown Special (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Stage banter takes on a different — deeper — meaning as the comedian performs online shows to homebound viewers worldwide from his Mumbai residence.
Available Dec. 17
Available Dec. 18
Guest House (2020)
Home for Christmas: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: When love rings your doorbell, are you ready? Follow Johanne through another December as she continues her pursuit for eternal, warm and real love. When her family and the world around her fall apart, how can she still believe in real and bottomless love? Does it even exist and will she find the one true love for Christmas this year?
Jeopardy! Champion Run V
Jeopardy! Champion Run VI
Jeopardy! Teacher’s Tournament
Jeopardy! College Championship
Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Tensions rise when the trailblazing Mother of the Blues and her band gather at a Chicago recording studio in 1927. Adapted from August Wilson’s play.
Sweet Home (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: As savage monsters inflict terror and threaten humanity, a troubled teen with inner demons emerges as his neighbors’ best bet for survival.
Available Dec. 20
Rhys Nicholson Live At The Athenaeum (2019)
Available Dec. 21
The Con Is On (2018)
Available Dec. 22
After We Collided (2020)
London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck (Netflix Comedy Special)
From Netflix: London is confused. She’s awesome, successful, attractive, and has no gag reflex and yet.. somehow, incredibly single… how on earth has that happened?! In this hilariously provocative, empowering show, London will explore the complete mystery of why the world is full of desirable, brilliant but single women – who definitely don’t need a man but wouldn’t mind the option.
Rhyme Time Town Singalongs (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Sing along with the Rhyme Time Town friends as they use their imaginations and flex their problem-solving skills with snackable, snap-worthy songs.
Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas (2020)
Timmy Time: Season 2
Available Dec. 23
The Midnight Sky (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. Clooney directs the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight, co-starring David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir and Tiffany Boone.
Your Name Engraved Herein (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Set in the backdrop of 1987 where martial law just ended in Taiwan, two male students fell in love against the expectations of society.
Available Dec. 25
Bridgerton (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dyvenor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Hoping to follow in her parent’s footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivaled. But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown casts aspersions on Daphne. Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ mamas. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is undeniable and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits while navigating society’s expectations for their future. Bridgerton is a romantic, scandalous, and quick-witted series that celebrates the timelessness of enduring friendships, families finding their way, and the search for a love that conquers all. The series also stars Golda Rosheuvel, Jonathan Bailey, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Nicola Coughlan, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Polly Walker, Bessie Carter and Harriet Cains and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown. The series is inspired by Julia Quinn’s novels.
Available Dec. 26
Asphalt Burning (Børning 3) (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: When the brakes slam on his wedding, Roy accepts a challenge from a new foe to race for his runaway bride at the iconic Nürburgring track in Germany.
DNA (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: The death of a woman’s larger-than-life grandfather brings her cantankerous family together and forces the 35-year-old to confront her tumultuous life.
Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 3: Sahara (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: With Ms. Nowhere and Gary MIA in the Sahara, Echo leads the Spy Racers on a mission to take down enemies from the past.
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 3 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: It’s another season following animated kid car, Cory Carson, as he goes on adventures with his family and friends in Bumperton Hills.
The Magic School Bus Rides Again In the Zone (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: It’s the longest New Years Eve ever as Ms. Frizzle and class travel back in time — hour by hour — to save their beloved bus!
Available Dec. 27
Sakho & Mangane: Season 1
Available Dec. 28
Cops and Robbers (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: This animated short film is based on a spoken word poetry video created in response to the May 5, 2020, murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
Available Dec. 29
Dare Me: Season 1
Available Dec. 30
Best Leftovers Ever! (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: The kings & queens of leftover cooking will take leftover dishes on an epic journey across two rounds. Each half-hour after party, our home cooks will compete in the ultimate food makeover, finding ways to give old leftovers new life, all in the hopes of winning a $10,000 prize! Join host Jackie Tohn and judges David So and Rosemary Shrager as they watch our contestants transform leftovers into delicious creations.
Equinox (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: In 1999, young Astrid saw a bus full of students disappear. In 2019, Astrid tries to solve this mystery, only to discover she ends up changing the past.
Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy: Chapter 2: Earthrise (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: While Optimus Prime and the Autobots search for answers in deep space, they meet their creators who prove to be a greater foe than the Decepticons.
Available Dec. 31
Best of Stand-Up 2020 (Netflix Comedy Special)
From Netflix: This compilation features the funniest jokes from comedians in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand that have launched specials in 2020.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 4 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina re-imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Over the course of Part 4’s eight episodes, The Eldritch Terrors will descend upon Greendale. The coven must fight each terrifying threat one-by-one (The Weird, The Returned, The Darkness to name a few), all leading up to…The Void, which is the End of All Things. As the witches wage war, with the help of The Fright Club, Nick begins to slowly earn his way back into Sabrina’s heart, but will it be too late?