One of the best TV exhibits and films to look at on Netflix in December 2020
December is the month of giving, and Netflix is destroying your chimney prematurely to give you the gift to cure your boredom. The best shows and movies on Netflix in December are way better than last month, with the latest season of a naughty adult animation hit, the streaming debut from a guaranteed Oscar competitor, and the latest from George Clooney and Shonda Rhimes. And luckily there is less Christmas content in the whole month than in the last two weeks of November.
Our list of suggestions for the best shows and moves on Netflix for December is below. However, here's the full list of what's new on Netflix for December. For even more hand-picked recommendations, click “View Now”! Page.
The best shows and movies on Netflix this month
Season 4 available December 4th
Netflix 'Big Mouth still makes me uncomfortable with the amount of synonyms for private parts it keeps yelling at me, but its smart joke and unreserved press of "going there" always get me to the point I feel okay when I see animated mids – students neck high in the flood of puberty. This season a trans character is introduced when the kids go to summer camp and, as usual, Big Mouth attacks this issue with its mix of starkness and surprising sensitivity. The new season also brings with it more body problems like menstruation, which leads to a lot of spots that would make you blush if you didn't laugh so hard.
Available December 4th
David Fincher's latest film is already getting Oscar-winning (like all Fincher films), but with the pandemic sending films direct to streamers, you don't have to go to a full theater to see them. The subject of Mank is Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, who had infamous beef throughout the production of the iconic Orson Welles film. The film is shot in stunning black and white with Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried and Lily Collins in the lead roles.
Selena: The series
Available December 4th
Christian Serratos of The Walking Dead plays the role of a lifelong cast member of the famous Tejano singer Selena with an angelic voice, whose life was tragically cut short in 1995 at the age of 25. Selena is clearly the main attraction here, however, the Netflix bio of Selena's father and sister focus on Selena's family and the ups and downs they went through as they struggled to start a family band with Selena at their center. It is a warm and humorous portrayal of an adult woman and family who gather to support them. The first season is divided into two parts; The first nine episodes fall this month.
Season 2 available December 14th
The great thing about Netflix is that all sorts of gems are hidden if you just know which stones to flip over. The British-Canadian animated series Hilda is one of them, a cute children's show based on the graphic novel that is full of fantasy and wonder at every turn. The title Hilda is a girl whose curiosity leads her to encounters with all sorts of creatures, from ghosts to trolls to gromes. She is accompanied by perhaps the cutest animal on TV, her pet Deerfox Twig. This isn't one of those shows that have four seasons a year to pump out content as quickly as possible. Season 1 came out in 2018.
Ma Rainey's black bottom
Available December 18th
Chadwick Boseman's last film role was in this Netflix original based on the Tony nominated Broadway play written by Pulitzer winner August Wilson. Viola Davis plays Ma Rainey, a strong 1927 Chicago blues singer who holds a recording session to speak to her white manager about ownership of her music. Boseman plays a trumpeter in the recording session eager to break into the music business and sees Rainey's fight as an opportunity for his own gain. This will be an electric film about race and musical possession, with powerful performances from Davis and Boseman.
The midnight sky
Available on December 23rd
Well people, you did it again. Earth is an uninhabitable mess in this sci-fi drama of a grizzly directed by George Clooney, in which he plays an Arctic scientist who must warn a team of astronauts in space that the planet should not return. Everyone is just trying to survive, man, except the fate of humanity may depend on the astronauts finding another landing site so they have even more pressure to make it by tomorrow. This looks like gravity mixed in with a post-apocalyptic movie.
Available December 25th
Shonda Rhimes takes the juicy drama she cultivated at Grey's Anatomy and Scandal back to the old days, baby! I speak before Victorian England. Bridgerton is set in the early 1800s during London's high society social season, when hoity-toity debutants and their families battle for respect and social status, while scandals surge to the surface to knock competitors off their heads. In other words, it's a shonda piece from the time that will knock the powder out of your wig.
Do you want to know what's coming to Netflix? Everything here is new on Netflix this December.