A new month means Netflix is doing us all a favor and adding new content to their catalog. That means holiday movies, original content, about-to-become-extremely-popular-for-a-few-weeks docu-series, and highly-anticipated new seasons of popular series.
We’re talking about Part 3 of Pokémon Journeys: The Series for some nostalgia, the original movie A California Christmas for those who need a bit of holiday cheer, and the limited series The Ripper because, let’s be honest, true crime is popular. Get ready; Netflix is about to drop some great binge-worthy content this December, including titles listed below!
The Midnight Sky
What’s 2020 without a movie about a little global catastrophe? Thankfully, The Midnight Sky is here to help us fill that impending apocalypse void. Starring George Clooney and Felicity Jones, the movie revolves around a lone scientist in the arctic who tries his hardest to contact some astronauts returning to earth.
Unfortunately for them, they’re returning to a global catastrophe unless the scientist can reach them in time and stop the apocalypse before it happens.
Angela’s Christmas Wish
The sequel to the much-loved animated family film Angela’s Christmas is coming to Netflix this December. Join Angela once again as she tries her hardest to reunite her family for Christmas in the heart-warming movie Angela’s Christmas Wish.
This is one of those movies that’s perfect to watch with the whole family, curled up on the couch with warm mugs of hot chocolate. Don’t believe us? Well, you’re just going to have to find out for yourself!
50 First Dates
Romance, Hawaii, and laughter are on the menu for December with the Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore-led film 50 First Dates. Seriously, though, there’s nothing quite like watching a veterinarian try to make an island girl with short-term memory loss fall in love with him.
Does he succeed? Does he give up and go back to the mainland? Or does true love conquer all even though Lucy never remembers Henry’s name the day after they meet…again?
What would happen if the house you just bought with your new husband or wife had a party animal living in the guest house? Well, the film Guest House will answer all of your questions because that’s exactly what happens.
In the film, a newlywed couple buys their dream home, only to realize a friend of the previous owner is squatting in their guest house, refusing to leave. This is one comedy you’re going to want to check out when it comes to Netflix in December.
Pokémon Journeys: The Series (Part 3)
The year 2020 brought with it a bit of nostalgia in the form of Pokémon Journeys: The Series. And while Parts One and Two are already on the platform, fans of the series will be happy to know the wait for Part Three is over!
Twelve more episodes are going to be added to Netflix. So, get ready for many more adventures, Pokémon battles, a World Coronation Series Ranking Match, and Mega-Evolution!
Bridgerton (Season 1)
For those who love period pieces, you’re going to be excited to learn about the new Netflix original Bridgerton. In December, the first season of the 2020 series will be released, brightening up your Netflix catalog with young love.
Set during the Regency era in England, the series revolves around the story of eight extremely close-knit siblings, all of whom are trying to find love while being part of one of the more powerful families in town, the Bridgertons.
After We Collided
The sequel to the Anna Todd-adapted film After is After We Collided. If you’re familiar with the series, then you know it’s about to get dramatic! The sequel film brings the viewer back into the life of college students Tessa and Hardin, two young co-eds who love each other but, you know, it’s complicated.
Now, it’s up to Tessa to figure out what she wants in life. But one decision has the power to change everything.
Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina (Season 4)
The fourth and final season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is being released on Netflix at the end of December. It’s time to see the epic conclusion of one of the spookiest series on the platform!
According to showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the final season will follow both Sabrinas (yes, there were two by the end of season three) as they navigate the world, with each episode being its own mini horror movie.
A California Christmas
What’s better during the holiday season than a good old-fashioned holiday rom-com? Well, if you’re in the mood for just that, then look no further than A California Christmas. Starring real-life husband and wife Josh and Lauren Swickard, the film is one full of laughs, love, and realizing what’s actually important in life.
Seriously, what kind of guy goes to a farm during the holidays only to tell the owner that she should sell the land to his company, so he gets promoted? Not cool.
Equinox (Season 1)
Get ready for a thrilling adventure-drama like no other with the first season of the Danish series Equinox. It was 1999 when Astrid’s younger sister disappeared with a bunch of her classmates. Now, in 2020, Astrid is finally moving on and living comfortably.
Unfortunately, all of that is turned upside down when she receives a phone call from a stranger telling her another dimension exists, and he knows what happened all of those years ago.
Jason Momoa stars in Braven, and we feel as though that’s enough reason to watch the film. But if that’s not enough of a reason for you, here’s some of the plot. Momoa plays Joe Braven, a logger who brings his father out to a cabin for some quality bonding.
Of course, a quiet weekend turns into a kill-or-be-killed situation when the father and son run into some trouble with narcotics traffickers. If you’re into action-thriller films, you’re not going to want to miss out on this one.
The 2011 film Rango is making its Wild West debut on Netflix in December. Get ready to join the chameleon Rango as he searches for who he truly is, not a housepet but someone with an actual identity.
Making his way to the wild town of Dirt, Rango soon finds himself taking up the rank of Sheriff. Did this “hide when things get tough” chameleon bite off more than he can chew? There’s only one way to find out!
Get ready, Netflix subscribers and true crime enthusiasts, a new limited docu-series is about to join the streaming service’s catalog this holiday season. The Ripper dives into the Yorkshire Ripper investigation that occurred between 1975 and 1980.
For those you aren’t familiar with the investigation, it revolves around the Yorkshire Ripper, an English serial killer with 13 victims (not Jack the Ripper). With testimonials and primary documentation, this docu-series is sure to be interesting and chilling to the bone.
The French film DNA was a contender at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. Unfortunately, the annual festival was canceled, and the movie didn’t make its debut until the Deauville American Film Festival. But it was totally worth the wait!
The drama follows Neige, a divorced mother of three who has a strong connection with the man who raised her, her Algerian grandfather. But after his passing, Neige is left with some serious identity questions.
Sweet Home (Season 1)
Another new series coming to the Netflix catalog in December is the South Korean series Sweet Home. While that title might sound like a loving family show, it couldn’t be more opposite. Following an accident that leaves Cha Hyun-soo without a family, he moves into a new apartment.
Trying to move on, Cha soon realizes strange instances are occurring around his complex. Strange as in, people are turning into monsters, and he and other residents go into survival mode!
The 2018 sports drama The Grizzles is a great choice for anyone looking for an uplifting story. Based on a true story, the movie follows several teenagers’ lives as they learn about the sport of lacrosse in their community of Kugluktuk, Nunavut.
Sadly, the sport wasn’t just a way for kids to have fun. The community hoped the organized sport would help combat youth self-harm in their tiny town, a rate that, at the time, was the highest in Noth America.
Home For Christmas (Season 2)
After her 24-hour hunt to find a boyfriend to bring home for Christmas, Johanne is back and better than ever in the second season of Home for Christmas. The first season of the Norwegian series was very popular, so you might want to binge-watch before settling in for season two.
In season two, Johanne is back searching for real love during the holiday season. Is this the year she is finally going to find the man of her dreams?
Love You To The Stars And Back
The Filipino romantic-comedy Love you to the Stars and Back is making its way to Netflix for subscribers’ viewing pleasure come December. Starring Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia, the movie follows the story of Mika, a socially awkward girl who goes on a road trip to find aliens, of all things.
On her journey, she picks up something unusual, a boy named Caloy. She decides to give him a lift, and the two embark on an adventure that changes them both. Get the tissues ready; this one’s a doozy.
Morphle (Season 2)
If you’re in need of a program to plop your young kids down in front of while you do work around the house, look no further than Morphle. In December, the second season of the animated kids series is making its way to Netflix.
The series follows Little Mila, a young girl who goes on educational adventures with her friend Morphle, a magical being who can transform into anything Mila imagines. It’s sure to keep young ones occupied!
Thriller film enthusiasts will be happy to learn that Netflix is adding the neo-noir psychological thriller movie Nocturnal Animals to its catalog. With the all-star cast of Amy Adams, Jack Gyllenhaal, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and more, this film is more than a wild ride.
After she’s sent a manuscript by her estranged ex-husband, a successful Los Angeles art-gallery owner begins to realize some dark truths about her past relationship.
Directed by Lee Daniels, The Butler is both dramatic and inspirational. In December, watch as Forest Whitaker takes on the role of Cecil Gaines, a young man who leaves the south and venture to Washington, D.C., for employment.
After finding work at an elite hotel, Cecil finds himself in the White House, working as the butler for the First Family. And while it’s a dream job, it causes some tensions at Cecil’s home with his actual family. But you’re going to have to watch and see which family Cecil chooses!
It’s that time of the year again. No, we’re not talking about holiday lights and mountains of cookies but a good possession horror movie. In December, get ready as Incarnate brings a Vatican representative and scientist Dr. Seth Ember to the home of the Sparrows, a family consisting of a single mother and her 11-year-old son.
Unfortunately, it’s the son who is showing signs of demonic possession. But will the good doctor be able to vanquish the evil?
The Con Is On
Get ready for a belly full of laughs this December with The Con is On. Starring Uma Thurman, Maggie Q, Tim Roth, Sofia Vergara, and Alice Eve, the film revolves around two con artists. Well, two bad con artists.
After running from a notorious gangster in England, Harriet and Peter Fox devise a new con — stealing jewels in Los Angeles. Yea, what could possibly go wrong with that plan? Answer: a lot. But you’re going to have to watch the movie to learn what!
Sports and romance… what’s not to love when it comes to those two topics? Thankfully, the South Korean series Run On brings the two together in a drama unlike anything else. The series stars Im Si-wan as Gi Sun-gyeom, a former sprinter for the national team turned sports agent, and Shin Se-kyung as Oh Mi-joo, a subtitle translator for movies.
Feeling like they were destined to meet, Oh Mi-joo makes sure the two end up together.
The Professor And The Madman
If you’re interested in the English language, then you’re not going to want to miss out on watching The Professor And The Madman when it comes to Netflix in December. Starring Mel Gibson as “The Professor” and Sean Penn as “The Madman,” the film is dramatic and raw to watch.
Professor James Murray is finishing up the first edition of the Oxford Dictionary in the mid-19th century but with the help of an unlikely person, Dr. William Chester Minor, a patient in a psychiatric hospital.
Song Exploder (Volume 2)
Based on the hit podcast Song Exploder, Netflix brings a series of the same name to the streaming platform in December. Well, the second season. Get ready to join musicians as they take deep dives into the musical process and the meaning behind some of their more popular songs.
From pop and rap to punk and rock, this show explores the many genres of music and the multiple, intense facets that go along with songwriting.
Tiny Pretty Things (Season 1)
Take the drama of Pretty Little Liars and mesh it together with the ballet drama Center Stage, and you have the new Netflix series Tiny Pretty Things. Joining the Netflix catalog in December is the first season of this original series, and it’s sure to be a treat!
Set in the cutthroat world of an elite ballet school, a replacement prima ballerina soon realizes that lies and deception are the names of the game, and she’s going to have to have to watch her back or be replaced.
Music, dancing, and the celebration of love are what people have to look forward to with the 2020 film The Prom. Starring the musical talents of Meryl Steep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, and Andrew Rannells, the movie follows four washed-up Broadway stars as they try to resurrect their image.
The plan: to go to a small Indiana town and help a young girl have the night of her life at her high school prom with her girlfriend, something the PTA doesn’t want. This film is bound to be hysterical and full of great tunes!