What’s new on Netflix in December

Netflix unveils another giant slate of original movies and TV shows in December. Tiffany Haddish reflects on her Jewish roots in her rip-roaring new standup special, Black Mitzvah. Netflix documentary The Confession Killer examines Henry Lee Lucas, who was known as America’s most prolific serial killer—unless DNA results prove it all a hoax. And John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch partners the beloved comedian with a group of super-talented children and a host of guest stars to deliver a brilliant collection of musical numbers, comedy sketches, and poignant reflections.

Check out the full listings below to see what’s new on Netflix in December.

What’s new on Netflix: Editor’s picks

The Irishman (Nov. 27)

The Irishman is grounded by strong and captivating performances from its three leads that work best when it’s scaled down to its core: two or three characters in a room having a multilayered conversation. It’s often darkly funny (more than you might expect) and heads into melancholy territory. And with astounding clarity, The Irishman grapples with its own characters’ mortality and legacies even as it gives an up-close look at the humanity in some of those larger-than-life figures before tearing it apart layer by layer. —Michelle Jaworski

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The Crown season 3

If there was anyone up to the task of taking over for Claire Foy as Elizabeth II, it’s Olivia Colman. Joined by other perfectly cast replacements including Tobias Menzies (stepping in for Matt Smith as Prince Phillip) and Helena Bonham Carter (taking over for Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret), The Crown reigns as strong as ever in season 3. What’s more, it has evolved beyond just a rigorous exploration of the British monarchy to become a compelling experiment on how different actors handle the same role. —Chris Osterndorf

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Dolemite Is My Name

Once upon a time in Hollywood, Rudy Ray Moore made a film that bucked convention, even within the newly emerging blaxploitation genre. Dolemite, released in 1975, was an action film, but also a comedy, and Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name traces Moore’s ascent from floundering comedian to auteur, with Eddie Murphy in total command. —Audra Schroeder

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Dec. 1

Dead Kids — NETFLIX FILM
A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Cut Bank
Eastsiders: Season 4
Malcolm X
Searching for Sugar Man
Sweet Virginia
The Tribes of Palos Verdes

Dec. 2

Nightflyers: Season 1
Team Kaylie: Part 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY

Dec. 3

Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos: A Primeira Tentação de Cristo — NETFLIX FILM
Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
War on Everyone

Dec. 4

The Last O.G.: Season 2
Let’s Dance — NETFLIX FILM
Los Briceño — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Magic for Humans: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Dec. 5

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby — NETFLIX FILM
Apache: La vida de Carlos Tevez — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Greenleaf: Season 4
Home for Christmas — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
V Wars — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Dec. 6

Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Chosen One: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Confession Killer  — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Fuller House: Season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Glow Up — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Marriage Story — NETFLIX FILM
Spirit Riding Free: The Spirit of Christmas — NETFLIX FAMILY
Teasing Master Takagi-san: Season 2 — NETFLIX ANIME
Three Days of Christmas — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Triad Princess — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Virgin River — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Dec. 8

From Paris with Love

Dec. 9

A Family Reunion Christmas — NETFLIX FAMILY
It Comes at Night

Dec. 10

Michelle Wolf: Joke Show — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Outlander: Season 3
Dec. 11

The Sky Is Pink

Dec. 12

Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos — NETFLIX FILM
Jack Whitehall: Christmas with my Father — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Dec. 13

6 Underground — NETFLIX FILM

Dec. 15

A Family Man
Dil Dhadakne Do
Karthik Calling Karthik

Dec. 16

Burlesque
The Danish Girl
The Magicians: Season 4

Dec. 17

Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America! — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Dec. 18

Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Soundtrack — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Dec. 19

After The Raid — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Ultraviolet: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Twice Upon a Time — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Dec. 20

The Two Popes — NETFLIX FILM
The Witcher — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Dec. 22

Private Practice: Season 1-6

Dec. 23

Transformers Rescue Bots Academy: Season 1

Dec. 24

CAROLE & TUESDAY: Part 2 — NETFLIX ANIME
Como caído del cielo — NETFLIX FILM
Crash Landing on You — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Lost in Space: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
TERRACE HOUSE: TOKYO 2019-2020: Part 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Dec. 25

Sweetheart

Dec. 26

The App — NETFLIX FILM
Le Bazar de la Charité — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fast & Furious Spy Racers — NETFLIX FAMILY
You: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Dec. 27

The Gift — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
The Secret Life of Pets 2

Dec. 28

Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy — NETFLIX FILM

Dec. 29

Lawless

Dec. 30

Alexa & Katie: Season 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened — NETFLIX ANIME

Dec. 31

The Degenerates: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Die Another Day
GoldenEye
Heartbreakers
The Neighbor — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Red Dawn
Tomorrow Never Dies
The World Is Not Enough
Yanxi Palace: Princess Adventures — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

What’s leaving Netflix in December 2019

Dec. 1

Yoga Hosers

Dec. 2

Africa: Season 1
Blue Planet II: Season 1
Frozen Planet: On Thin Ice
Frozen Planet: Season 1
Frozen Planet: The Epic Journey
Life
Life On Location
Life Story
Nature’s Great Events : Series 1
Nature’s Great Events: Diaries: Series 1
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth: Season 1
The Blue Planet: A Natural History of the Oceans: Season 1
The Blue Planet: A Natural History of the Oceans: Season 1
The Hunt: Season 1
The Making of Frozen Planet: Series 1

Dec. 4

Thor: Ragnarok

Dec. 11

Get Santa

Dec. 14

Beyblade: Metal Fusion: Season 1
Merlin: Season 1-5

Dec. 15

Helix: Season 2

Dec. 18

Miss Me This Christmas
You Can’t Fight Christmas

Dec. 19

George of the Jungle 2

Dec. 25

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 7-11
Kurt Seyit ve Şura: Season 1
Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Dec. 31

About a Boy
Billy Elliot
Black Hawk Down
Christmas with the Kranks
Daddy Day Care
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Frasier: Season 1-10
Frasier: The Final Season
Jackie Brown
Leap Year
Mona Lisa Smile
Pulp Fiction
Rain Man
Rocky
Rocky II
Rocky III
Rocky IV
Rocky V
Schindler’s List
Tears of the Sun
The Crow
The Dark Crystal
The Pink Panther
Wet Hot American Summer
White Christmas
Winter’s Bone
XXX: State of the Union

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What’s new on Netflix in November 2019

Nov. 1

American Son — NETFLIX TELEVISION EVENT
Atypical: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Drive — NETFLIX FILM
Fire in Paradise — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Hache — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Hello Ninja — NETFLIX FAMILY
Holiday in the Wild — NETFLIX FILM
The King — NETFLIX FILM
The Man Without Gravity — NETFLIX FILM
Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
True: Grabbleapple Harvest — NETFLIX FAMILY
We Are the Wave — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Apache Warrior
Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Go Team Roberts: Season 1
Billy on the Street
Christmas Break-In
Christmas in the Heartlands
Christmas Survival
Elliot the Littlest Reindeer
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Grease
Holly Star
How to Be a Latin Lover
Love Jones
Mars: Season 2
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Seasons 1-2
Paid in Full
Rosemary’s Baby
Rounders
Santa Girl
Sling Blade
Spitfire: The Plane that Saved the World
Step Brothers
The Christmas Candle
The Deep: Season 3
The Game
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Up North
Wild Child
Zombieland

Nov. 4

A Holiday Engagement
Christmas Crush
Dear Santa
The Devil Next Door — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
District 9

Nov. 5

The End of the F***ing World: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 4 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Tune in for Love — NETFLIX FILM
Undercover Brother 2

Nov. 6

Burning Cane
SCAMS — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Shadow

Nov. 7

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Nov. 8

Busted!: Season 2  — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Greatest Events of WWII in HD Colour — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Green Eggs and Ham — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Let It Snow — NETFLIX FILM
Paradise Beach — NETFLIX FILM
Wild District: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Nov. 9

Little Things: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Nov. 10

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Nov. 11

A Single Man
Chief of Staff: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Nov. 12

Harvey Girls Forever!: Season 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Jeff Garlin: Our Man In Chicago — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Nov. 13

Maradona in Mexico — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Nov. 14

The Stranded — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Nov. 15

Avlu: Part 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Club — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Earthquake Bird — NETFLIX FILM
GO!: The Unforgettable Party — NETFLIX FAMILY
House Arrest — NETFLIX FILM
I’m with the Band: Nasty Cherry — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Klaus — NETFLIX FILM
Llama Llama: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY
The Toys That Made Us: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Nov. 16

Suffragette

Nov. 17

The Crown: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Nov. 19

Iliza: Unveiled — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
No hay tiempo para la verguenzaNETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Nov. 20

Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Dream/Killer
Lorena, la de pies ligerosNETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Nov. 21

The Knight Before Christmas — NETFLIX FILM
MortelNETFLIX ORIGINAL

Nov. 22

Dino Girl GaukoNETFLIX FAMILY
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Dragon Prince: Season 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY
High Seas: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Meet the Adebanjos: Seasons 1-3
Mon frère — NETFLIX FILM
Nailed It! Holiday!: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Narcoworld: Dope StoriesNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Nobody’s Looking — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Singapore Social — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 8 — NETFLIX FAMILY

Nov. 23

End of Watch

Nov. 24

Shot Caller

Nov. 25

Dirty John: Season 1

Nov. 26

Mike Birbiglia: The New One — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Super Monsters Save ChristmasNETFLIX FAMILY
True: Winter WishesNETFLIX FAMILY

Nov. 27

BrokenNETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
The Irishman — NETFLIX FILM

Nov. 28

Holiday Rush — NETFLIX FILM
John Crist: I Ain’t Prayin For That — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Merry Happy Whatever — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
MythoNETFLIX ORIGINAL

Nov. 29

Atlantics — NETFLIX FILM
Chip and Potato: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY
I Lost My Body — NETFLIX FILM
La Reina del Sur: Season 2
The Movies That Made UsNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Sugar Rush Christmas — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Coming Soon

Levius — NETFLIX ANIME

What’s leaving Netflix in November 2019

Nov. 1

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300
A Dog’s Life
As Good as It Gets
Caddyshack
Caddyshack 2
Chasing Liberty
Gran Torino
Groundhog Day
Little Women
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade
Road House
Romeo Is Bleeding
Scary Movie 2
Scream
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden
Sex and the City: The Movie
Stardust
Stitches
Taking Lives
The American
The Bank Job
The Bishop’s Wife
The House Bunny
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Nov. 2

Last Tango in Halifax: Season 1-3

Nov. 3

Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby: Season 1

Nov. 5

Blue Bloods: Season 1-8

Nov. 15

Continuum: Season 1-4

Nov. 16

Mamma Mia!

Nov. 22

Nikita: Season 1-4

Nov. 23

The Red Road: Season 1-2

Nov. 25

Boyhood

Nov. 29

Coco

Nov. 30

Life Unexpected: Season 1-2

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This article is regularly updated for relevance.

Bryan Rolli

Bryan Rolli

Bryan Rolli is a reporter who specializes in streaming entertainment. He writes about music and film for Forbes, Billboard, and the Austin American-Statesman. He met Flavor Flav in two separate Las Vegas bowling alleys and still can’t stop talking about it.