15 Must-See TV Shows And Movies On Netflix In December
Netflix has rolled out a ton of new TV shows and movies to celebrate the holiday season. Here, we've collected 15 of its best updates, including a pair of Oscar contenders and what it hopes can be its own version of "Game of Thrones."
1. The Witcher (2019)
Netflix is hoping to make a "Game of Thrones" type splash with its fantasy epic "The Witcher," which is adapted from a best-selling book about a supernatural monster hunter that has been translated into 20 languages. The 8-episode first season, starring Henry Cavill, reportedly cost nearly $70 million! It’s surely worth watching!
Next: A strong Oscar contender starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson
2. Marriage Story (2019)
Directed by Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story centers around a marriage coming apart between a theater director (Adam Driver) and his lead actress (Scarlett Johannson). There has been a lot of Oscar buzz around this film since it hit theaters in November.
Next: Another Oscar contender that has already been nominated for four awards at the 77th Golden Globe Awards
3. The Two Popes (2019)
Another Oscar contender could be "The Two Popes," which tells the behind-the-scenes drama as Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins) handed the Vatican’s reigns over to his successor, Pope Francis (Jonathan Pryce). It’s a charming, whimsical, and often thoughtful film. You don’t have to be Catholic to enjoy it.
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4. You: Season 2 (2019)
In Season 1, Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), a stalker of wit and charm, pushes the limits of what he'll do for love. Though Joe does horrible things, he surprisingly fascinates you. In season 2, he is hiding from his ex in LA. What crazy things will he do this time?
Next: An Emmy-nominated LGBTQ series
5. Eastsiders: Season 4 (2012)
The Emmy-nominated LGBTQ series Eastsiders returned to Netflix for its fourth and final season on December 1, 2019. The show explores the complicated relationship between two Los Angeles men (Kit Williamson and Van Hansis). It, at heart, tackles heavy adult-world questions like what unique challenges do a "gay marriage" present and how do people make their marriages last.
Next: An excellent mix of Ryan Reynolds humor and Michael Bay action
6. 6 Underground (2019)
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ben Hardy, Adria Arjona, Dave Franco, Michael Bay's 6 Underground follows six brilliant agents who go on a bold and bloody adventure to save the world. You will find plenty of car chases, shootouts, explosions, and of course Ryan Reynolds humor in this action flick.
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7. Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up (2019)
In this 6-part documentary series, Kevin Hart gives a behind-the-scenes look at his daily life, including how he deals with the fallout from the Oscar hosting controversy and his recent cheating scandal. Meanwhile, rare archival footage from his childhood and early stand-up days will also be revealed in the series.
Next: An animated comedy film that will make you laugh from the beginning to the end.
8. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)
The Secret Life of Pets 2 follows 2016's blockbuster about the lives a group of pets lead after their owners leave home each day. This time, Max learns to be a normal dad, Gidget goes undercover among the cats, and Snowball turns into a superhero. They each have an exciting, hilarious adventure guaranteed to make you laugh all the way through.
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9. John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (2019)
In this variety comedy special, John Mulaney hilariously tackles grown-up topics with the Sack Lunch Bunch, a group of children ages 8-13, joined by celebrities like David Byrne, André De Shields, and Jake Gyllenhaal. The special is not your normal TV kid's show, but it's funny, musical, joyous, and surprisingly profound!
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10. Fuller House: Season 5 (2019)
Fuller House is a spin-off series based on the iconic family sitcom Full House (1987-95). D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron-Bure) is a widowed mother of three sons. Her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), her best friend Kimmy and her teenage daughter all move in to help raise D.J.’s sons. Funny, heartwarming, and nostalgic, each season of the series is a fine pick for family viewing.
Next: One of the best Bond movies
11. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Elliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce), a mad media mogul, wants to start World War III by provoking a war between China and the United Kingdom. Agent James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) has to stop him. Many have described the film as the best Bond movie since the heyday of Sean Connery. Just see it!
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12. Lost in Space: Season 2 (2019)
After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinsons - mom Maureen Robinson (Molly Parker), dad John Robinson (Toby Stephens) and the kids, Judy (Taylor Russell), Penny (Mina Sundwall) and Will (Maxwell Jenkins) - have to fight against all odds to escape and keep their family safe. The Robinsons represent the best in all of us, even when we're not at our best. Don’t miss it!
Next: Starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, the film has been nominated for the Grammys twice and the Golden Globes once.
13. Burlesque (2010)
Ali (Christina Aguilera), an aspiring girl from a small town, ventures to Los Angeles and started out as a waitress at a neo-burlesque club run by a retired dancer (Cher). She manages to fulfill her dream of performing on stage and at the same time finds her Mr. Right. The film may have a predictable plot and a done-to-death drama, but it keeps you attentive with its colors, cadence, and canvas.
Next: The first season of the comedy series has been nominated for 2019 Shorty Awards for Best TV Series.
14. The Last O.G.: Season 2 (2019)
Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish return for another season of The Last O.G.! The comedy television series follows a convict who is released after serving fifteen years only to find that everything has changed. It focuses on social matters in a way that only Tracy Morgan's homespun, street philosophy can achieve.
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15. A Family Reunion Christmas (2019)
The McKellan family is back to spread Christmas joy in this holiday special about the importance of family, forgiveness, and empathy. The special is a good choice to get your whole family in the holiday spirit.