The Best Movies & TV Shows Coming To Netflix In December 2020

November 2020, arguably the most stressful month in a year of stressful month, is almost at an end. Which means it'll soon be December, and we'll all be in holiday mode while also wondering what fresh hell awaits us. But there's one thing we can do to distract ourselves from reality: watch stuff on Netflix. And as is always the case, a new month brings new Netflix titles. so here are the best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in December 2020.

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David Fincher is back with Mank, a movie about hard-drinking, quick-witted screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman). The film chronicles Mankiewicz's struggle to write Citizen Kane, but this really isn't a movie about how Citizen Kane got made. Instead, it's an exploration of Mankiewicz as a person, and an artist. It also shows how Mankiewicz drew upon his own personal experiences to come up with the script. Is it 100% factually accurate? No, Fincher takes a lot of liberties with the truth here. But that doesn't make the film any less enjoyable.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. remains a classic for a reason. Steven Spielberg's heartwarming, tear-wrenching sci-fi drama follows a lonely young boy (Henry Thomas) who befriends an alien from another planet. No matter how cynical and hopeless I get, this movie still has the power to bring me back down to Earth. I dare you not to weep when John Williams' score kicks in during the big finale.Amy Adams in NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

Nocturnal Animals

People seem to have soured on Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford's ultra-stylish thriller. I still dig it. It's like The Neverending Story meets No Country For Old Men, with sad-sack writer Jake Gyllenhaal dropping his new novel off with his ex-wife, played by Amy Adams. As Adams' character reads the novel we see its contents, which follow a guy (also Gyllenhaal) who is unable to save his wife and daughter from being murdered. Michael Shannon shows up as a cop, Aaron Taylor-Johnson delivers a genuinely good performance for once, and Jena Malone steals the show even though she's only in one scene. It's a weird, entertaining movie.


In BravenJason Momoa plays a guy named Joe Braven, and if there's one thing Joe Braven is good at it, it's killing fools. One day, Braven goes up to his secluded cabin and finds that some bad guys are storing drugs there. To make matters worse, the bad guys show up and now they want to kill Joe Braven. Big fucking mistake: Joe Braven knows how to throw axes. This movie is silly as hell but it's also a lot of fun, like a throwback to the action thrillers of the '90s.

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is going to get a lot of attention next month because it marks the final film performance of Chadwick Boseman. I've seen the film already and while I can't tell you much yet due to embargoes, I can confirm Boseman is fantastic, and watching him work here is a sad reminder of what a huge loss his death is to the world of film. Based on the play by August Wilson, the film follows a group of blues musicians attempting to cut a record in 1920s Chicago.Netflix playback speedsAvailable 12/1/20Angela's Christmas Wish NETFLIX FILMA 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 ORIGINALUnwrap 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 SPECIALMeet 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

Chef (2014)

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)

Peppermint (2018)

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 12/2/20Alien Worlds NETFLIX DOCUMENTARYApplying 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 SPECIALIn 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 FILMA 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 SPECIALIn this stand-up special, comedian Hazel Brugger offers her breezy takes on unruly geese, chatty gynecologists, German bank loans and more.Available 12/3/20Break NETFLIX FILMAfter 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 FAMILYThe 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 FILMStuck 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 12/4/20Bhaag Beanie Bhaag NETFLIX ORIGINALBeanie 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 ORIGINALOn 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 FILMAmidst 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 FAMILYChristmas 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 FILMA 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 ORIGINALCake 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 1Leyla Everlasting NETFLIX FILMA 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 FILM1930s 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 FAMILYAsh 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 ORIGINALA 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 12/5/20Detention NETFLIX ORIGINALA 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 FAMILYThe 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 12/7/20Ava (2020)Manhunt: Deadly GamesAvailable 12/8/20Bobbleheads The Movie (2020)Emicida: AmarElo – É Tudo Para Ontem NETFLIX DOCUMENTARYBetween 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 ORIGINALHeart 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 ORIGINALAs 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 FAMILYJoin 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 FAMILYWhen 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 12/9/20Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love: Christmas NETFLIX FAMILYIt'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 FAMILYHo, 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 FILMAn 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 DOCUMENTARYThe 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 12/10/20Alice in Borderland NETFLIX ORIGINALA 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 12/11/20 A Trash Truck Christmas NETFLIX FAMILYWhen 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 FILMA grieving grandfather struggling to reclaim his passion for painting after suffering a loss finds the inspiration to create again.Giving Voice NETFLIX DOCUMENTARYStudents 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 ORIGINALA 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 FILMA 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 12/14/20A California Christmas NETFLIX FILMWith 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 FAMILYAs 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 ORIGINALWhen an attack brings down the star student at an elite ballet school, her replacement enters a world of lies, betrayal — and cutthroat competition.Available 12/15/20Black Ink Crew New York: Seasons 1-2The Challenge: Seasons 10 and 13Grizzlies (2020)The Professor and the Madman (2019)Pup Academy: Season 2Song Exploder: Volume 2 NETFLIX ORIGINALBased 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 1-2Available 12/16/20Anitta: Made In Honorio NETFLIX DOCUMENTARYIn 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 DOCUMENTARYThrough 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 ORIGINALProdigal 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 DOCUMENTARYInvestigators and witnesses recall how a modern-day Jack the Ripper terrorized the north of England during the late 1970s.Run On NETFLIX ORIGINALVeering 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 ORIGINALStage banter takes on a different — deeper — meaning as the comedian performs online shows to homebound viewers worldwide from his Mumbai residence.Available 12/17/20Braven (2018)Available 12/18/20Guest House (2020)Home for Christmas: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINALWhen 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 VJeopardy! Champion Run VIJeopardy! Teacher's TournamentJeopardy! College ChampionshipJeopardy! Tournament of ChampionsMa Rainey's Black Bottom NETFLIX FILMTensions 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 ORIGINALAs savage monsters inflict terror and threaten humanity, a troubled teen with inner demons emerges as his neighbors' best bet for survival.Available 12/20/20Rhys Nicholson Live At The Athenaeum (2019)Available 12/21/20The Con Is On (2018)Available 12/22/20After We Collided (2020)London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIALLondon 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 FAMILYSing 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 2Available 12/23/20The Midnight Sky NETFLIX FILMThis 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 FILMSet in the backdrop of 1987 where martial law just ended in Taiwan, two male students fell in love against the expectations of society.Available 12/25/20Bridgerton NETFLIX ORIGINALFrom 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 12/26/20Asphalt Burning (Børning 3) NETFLIX FILMWhen 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 FILMThe 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 FAMILYWith 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 FAMILYIt'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 FAMILYIt'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 12/27/20Sakho & Mangane: Season 1Available 12/28/20Cops and Robbers NETFLIX FILMThis animated short film is based on a spoken word poetry video created in response to the May 5, 2020, murder of Ahmaud Arbery.Rango (2011)Available 12/29/20Dare Me: Season 1Available 12/30/20Best Leftovers Ever! – NETFLIX ORIGINALThe 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 ORIGINALIn 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 ANIMEWhile 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 12/31/20Best of Stand-Up 2020 NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIALThis 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 ORIGINALChilling 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?