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20 Fresh Movies and Netflix Originals Streaming in December

by | December 1, 2017 | Comments

It’s December, and the weather is (presumably) colder, shopping malls are crowded, and everyone is inviting you to their holiday parties. In other words, we know sometimes you just need to stay home, kick up your feet, and stream some quality TV. With that in mind, here are some choice selections on Netflix that should keep you entertained on your night in.

December 1 – December 3


Full Metal Jacket (1987) 91%

Matthew Modine and Vincent D’Onofrio star in Stanley Kubrick’s Certified Fresh Vietnam War movie, which takes viewers through a grueling boot camp before dropping them directly into the field of battle.

Available 12/1 on: Netflix

Tyson (2009) 85%

James Toback offers up this documentary portrait of the former boxing champ that utilizes intimate interviews to delve into his colorful past.

Available 12/1 on: Netflix

While You Were Sleeping (1995) 81%

Sandra Bullock stars in this romantic comedy about a lonely toll booth operator who falls in love with one of her customers and is mistaken for his fiancee when she intervenes in a tragic accident that leaves him comatose.

Available 12/1 on: Netflix

The Young Victoria (2009) 77%

Emily blunt and Rupert Friend star in Jean-Marc Vallée’s historical biopic about the relationship between England’s Princess Victoria at age 18 and Prince Albert.

Available 12/1 on: Netflix

8 Mile (2002) 75%

Rap superstar Eminem stars in Curtis Hanson’s musical drama about a troubled kid from Detroit trying to survive his environment and make a name for himself in the underground hip hop scene.

Available 12/1 on: Netflix

V for Vendetta (2006) 72%

Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving star in this dystopian thriller about a lone freedom fighter plotting a series of revolutionary bombings against a tyrannical government who recruits a young woman to join his cause.

Available 12/1 on: Netflix

Exporting Raymond (2011) 72%

Phil Rosenthal’s documentary chronicles his own misadventures that ensued when he, as producer and writer of hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, traveled to Russia to help create a version of the show for Russian audiences.

Available 12/1 on: Netflix

The Wackness (2008) 70%

Josh Peck, Olivia Thirlby, and Ben Kingsley star in Jonathan Levine’s drama about a high schooler who spends his last summer before college dealing drugs and trying to woo his shrink’s stepdaughter.

Available 12/1 on: Netflix

Hitch (2005) 68%

Will Smith stars as a legendary “date doctor” who’s playing matchmaker for a schlub (Kevin James) and his celebrity crush (Amber Valletta) while wooing a gossip columnist (Eva Mendes).

Available 12/1 on: Netflix

December 4 – December 10


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) 84%

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and the rest of the crew return for the second installment of this wildly popular Marvel space adventure, which finds the Guardians struggling to keep their family united in the face of a grave galactic threat and secrets from their pasts.

Available 12/5 on: Netflix

The Crown: Season 2 (2017) 90%

This Netflix original series charts Queen Elizabeth II’s life from her 1947 wedding to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to the present day.

Available 12/8 on: Netflix

December 11 – December 17


The Magicians: Season 2 (2017) 91%

This SyFy fantasy series centers on two friends who take wildly divergent paths to learn magic — critics found the second season a great improvement on the first.

Available 12/11 on: Netflix

The Santa Clause (1994) 74%

Tim Allen stars in this holiday family comedy about a divorced father who accidentally kills Santa Claus and inherits his job. The film’s two sequels are also available to stream.

Available 12/12 on: The Santa ClauseThe Santa Clause 2The Santa Clause 3

Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4 (2017) 100%

Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, and Kerry Bishé star in AMC’s drama about the wild and wooly early days of the personal computer revolution. The entire series will be available to stream.

Available 12/14 on: Netflix

December 18 – December 24

Peaky Blinders: Series 4 (2017) 93%

Cillian Murphy stars in this BBC period drama (available as a Netflix original) about the rise of the Peaky Blinders gang in post-WWI England.

Available 12/21 on: Netflix

Bright (2017) 27%

Will Smith and Joel Edgerton star in David Ayer’s Netflix original sci-fi crime drama about a pair of cops — one human and one orc — who find themselves wrapped up in a dangerous plot involving a mysterious elf and an ancient relic of untold power.

Available 12/22 on: Netflix

Creep 2 (2017) 100%

In this sequel to the 2014 indie horror film, Mark Duplass reprises his role as the titular sinister weirdo, who this time allows a video artist to chronicle his life… and discover he’s not exactly what he seems to be.

Available 12/23 on: Netflix

December 25 – December 31

Planet Earth II: Miniseries (2017) 100%

David Attenborough returns to narrate this second installment of the groundbreaking nature series, ten years in the making, which depicts rarely seen animals and animal behaviors in far-flung locations across the world.

Available 12/25 on: Netflix

Black Mirror: Season 4 (2017) 86%

This anthology series explores the tricky relationship between society and technology, often depicting a heightened reality set in contemporary times or the ominous possibilities of the future.

Available 12/25 on: Netflix

Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 2 (2017)

In this Netflix original series, the one-time “Science Guy” explores various topics related to science along with a panel of experts and celebrities.

Available 12/25 on: Netflix

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