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The best new movies on Netflix in December

From must-see classics to summer blockbusters and original series, here are the best new movies on Netflix
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By Joshua Rothkopf |
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Sometimes, it's just nice to get into those comfy PJs and watch a flick at home. Queue up Netflix for some of the best action movies, best documentaries and everything in-between. And with a stacked list of new Netflix original series, there's even more reason to get hooked. Spend less time browsing and more time watching with our recommendations of the best new movies on Netflix every month. 

Best new movies on Netflix

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher (2003)

Drawn together by mysterious psychic powers, four childhood buddies reunite for a hunting trip in Maine. This Stephen King adaptation is more Pet Sematary than The Shining but as a horror crazy salad, it makes for a fun couch laugh.

Eminem in '8 Mile'
© 2002 Universal Studios
Movies

8 Mile (2002)

Eminem may be long past his expiration date, but the rapper’s peak is crystallized in this remarkably effective underdog story based on his own Detroit struggles, in which he acts—more than capably. You’ll lose yourself. (Get it?!?)

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Movies, Drama

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

The first half of this Vietnam War film, set on Parris Island, is as brilliant as anything in Stanley Kubrick’s entire filmography: a razor-sharp study in male rituals of humiliation and dominance.

Movies, Drama

Pusher (1996)

A drug dealer owes his boss some money. Director Nicolas Winding Refn (maker of the ultrastylish Drive and The Neon Demon) puts the guy through his paces and then some. You know you want to give this one a shot.

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V for Vendetta
Photograph: Courtesy David Appleby
Movies

V for Vendetta (2005)

Following a global war, London is a police state occupied by a fascist government, and a vigilante known only as V (scary Hugo Weaving) uses terror tactics—and the assistance of a young woman (Natalie Portman)—to fight the world’s bullies.

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And here’s everything coming in December, by date:

Available December 1
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
All Hail King Julien: Season 5—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
August Rush
Chef & My Fridge: 2017
Dark: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Diana: In Her Own Words
Dreamcatcher
DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Easy: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
8 Mile
Exporting Raymond
The Farthest - Voyager in Space
Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story
Full Metal Jacket
Hitch
The Little Rascals
My Happy Family—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Nacho Libre
Sahara
A StoryBots Christmas—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
TURN: Washington’s Spies: Season 4
Tyson
V for Vendetta
Voyeur—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Wackness
While You Were Sleeping
The Young Victoria

Available December 4
When Calls the Heart: Season 4

Available December 5
Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Available December 6
Trolls Holiday Special

Available December 8
El Camino Christmas—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Crown: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available December 11
Catwoman
The Magicians: Season 2

Available December 12
Judd Apatow: The Return—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Santa Clause
The Santa Clause 2
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Available December 14
A&E: When Patients Attack
Ainsley Eats the Streets: Season 1
41 Dogs in My Home
Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4

Available December 15
Christmas Inheritance—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Discovering Bigfoot
El Señor de los Cielos: Season 5
Erased: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A Five Star Life
Freeway: Crack In The System
The Haunting of Helena
The Mafia Kills Only in Summer
Neverlake
Pottersville
The Ranch: Part 4—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Reggie Yates Outside Man: Volume 2
Trollhunters: Part 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ultimate Beastmaster—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Wormwood—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available December 18
Hello, My Twenties!: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available December 19
The Indian Detective: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Miss Me This Christmas
Russell Howard: Recalibrate—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
You Can’t Fight Christmas

Available December 20
La Casa de Papel: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available December 21
Peaky Blinders: Season 4—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available December 22
Bright—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dope: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fuller House: Season 3, New Episodes—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Rosario Tijeras: Season 1
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Toys That Made Us: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available December 23
Creep 2
Myths & Monsters: Season 1

Available December 25
Cable Girls: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Planet Earth II

Available December 26
All Hail King Julien: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018
Beat Bugs: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018
Larva: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018
Pororo: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018 Puffin Rock: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018
Skylanders Academy: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018
Todd Barry: Spicy Honey—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Travelers: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Trollhunters: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018
True and The Rainbow Kingdom: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018
Word Party: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018

Available December 27
Pusher

Available December 29
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 2: Part 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Climb—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Killer Legends
La Mante: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Shelter

Available December 31
Dave Chappelle: Equanimity—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fun Mom Dinner

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