Netflix New Releases Coming in December 2016

The start of a new month also means the arrival of a whole new batch of titles to Netflix. The streamer is adding a slew of movies and TV shows in the coming weeks, including several new original series and its latest exclusive stand-up comedy specials. Below, check out all of the new releases coming to Netflix instant streaming in December.


The Crucible | 20th Century Fox

The Crucible | 20th Century Fox

Always: A Spielberg-directed remake of the 1943 romantic drama, A Guy Named Joe.

Angels in the Snow: A heartwarming Christmas TV movie from the UP channel.

Black Snake Moan: A Mississippi man holds a troubled local woman captive in an attempt to cure her of her nymphomania.

Compulsion: A 1959 crime drama based on the novel of the same name by Meyer Levin.

Dreamland: A drama exploring crime scene photography and myth in the post-war star system.

Hannibal: After trying to reconnect with disgraced agent Clarice Starling, Hannibal Lecter finds himself a target of revenge.

Rainbow Time: A developmentally delayed 40-year-old is sent to live with his brother, only to develop a crush on his brother’s girlfriend.

Swept Under: A crime-scene cleaner and a newbie cop rush to identify a killer after finding evidence at a routine job.

Switchback: As an FBI agent tracks an unknown killer, the killer turns the tables and kidnaps the agent’s son.

The Crucible: A woman in Salem accuses her ex’s wife of being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials.

The Legend of Bagger Vance: A war vet is coached by the enigmatic Bagger Vance after reluctantly agreeing to play golf in a high-stakes match.

The Spirit of Christmas: A romantic-mystery film from the Lifetime channel.

White Girl: A hard partying college girl goes to wild lengths to get a drug-dealing guy she likes out of jail.

Wildflower: A college student has a recurring nightmare that may be linked to the disappearance of a teen 12 years earlier.

Zero Point: A young man’s life improves after he reforms.

The Good Neighbor: A pair of mischievous high school kids try to prank their older neighbor, but end up witnessing much more than they bargained for.

Blue Jay: Former high school sweethearts spiral back into the past after one returns home to put his late mother’s house on the market.

The Model: A teenage Danish model becomes obsessed with a top photographer.

Lucky Number Slevin
: A man is put in the crossfires of two rival New York crime lords in a case of mistaken identity.

Phantom of the Theater: When a playhouse reopens 13 years after being burned to the ground, the vengeful spirits of the performance troupe killed in the fire seek new victims.

I Am Not a Serial Killer: A troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down a supernatural killer

Disorder: An ex-soldier with PTSD is hired to protect the family of a shady businessman.


Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr in Captain America Civil War

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. in Captain America: Civil War | Marvel Studios

Beverly Hills Cop: An action comedy starring Eddie Murphy as rebellious cop, Axel Foley.

The Rock: An FBI chemist and an imprisoned former SAS captain are tasked with a mission on Alcatraz.

Captain America: Civil War: The members of the Avengers are torn apart by differing views on a newly implemented system of accountability.


PICTURE PERFECT, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Bacon,

Picture Perfect | 20th Century Fox

D2: The Mighty Ducks: Coach Gordon Bombay is chosen to lead Team U.S.A. in an international competition of junior league hockey.

Harry and the Hendersons: A fantasy comedy chronicling the story of a family’s encounter with the cryptozoological creature, Bigfoot.

Holiday Engagement: A 2011 romantic comedy from the Hallmark channel.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: An inventor accidentally shrinks his and his neighbor’s kids to a quarter of an inch with his electromagnetic shrinking machine.

Merry Kissmas: A woman must choose between her controlling fiancé and a shy caterer in this ION movie.

National Lampoon’s Animal House: A misfit group of fraternity members challenge the authority of the dean of Faber College.

Picture Perfect: A career-driven women deceived her boss into giving her a promotion by pretending she’s married.

The Little Rascals: Alfalfa’s “He-Man-Woman-Hating” friends attempt to sabotage the relationship between him and his new crush, Darla.

Toys: The employees of a toy making company band to stop their new boss — an ex military general — from creating war toys and ruining the brand’s name.

Uncle Nick: A lewd, drunken uncle stirs up trouble at his family’s annual Christmas party.

Mad: A mother on the edge of a nervous breakdown confronts her two daughters, who refuse to give a damn about her condition.

Miss Stevens: A teacher chaperones a group of high schoolers on a weekend drama competition.


House of Wax movie

House of Wax | Warner Bros.

House of Wax:
A group of college friends are forced to seek help in a creepy local wax museum after getting a flat tire en route to a football game.


The Devil Dolls: Handmade worry dolls find their way into the hands of residents in a small Southern town, setting off extreme bloodshed.


For the Love of Spock documentary

For the Love of Spock | Tribeca Film Festival

For the Love of Spock: Famous actors discuss the enduring legacy of Leonard Nimoy and his iconic portrayal of Mr. Spock.

Glory Daze: The Life and Time of Michael Alig: A documentary tracing the rise and fall of Alig, founding member of the notorious Club Kids.

Hitler: A Career: An in-depth examination of the rise and transformation of Adolf Hitler.

Breaking a Monster: A documentary chronicling the breakout year of the band Unlocking the Truth, made up of three seventh graders.

Rats: An examination of the rat infestations in major cities across the U.S.

When Hari Got Married: Small-town taxi driver Hari goes through the process of an arranged marriage.

The Hollywood Shorties: A professional dwarf basketball team defies cultural stereotypes in 1980’s Los Angeles.

Big in Bollywood: A struggling actor in L.A. miraculously lands a dream role in the Bollywood film 3 Idiots.


The Angry Birds Movie

The Angry Birds Movie | Columbia Pictures

The Angry Birds Movie: An action-adventure comedy based on the video game .

We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story: An animated comedy centering on Tyrannosaurus Rex and based on the 1987 children’s book of the same name.

Waking Life: An adult animated drama following a young man who wanders through a succession of dream-like realities where he becomes engaged in philosophical discussions.

Netflix original movies

Barry | Netflix

Barry | Netflix

Spectral: A scientist from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) leads a group of special ops soldiers into battle against supernatural forces.

Barry: A drama chronicling Barack Obama’s life at Columbia University in 1981.

Netflix comedy specials

Ricardo O' Farill:

Ricardo O’ Farrill: Christmas Special | Netflix

Reggie Watts: Spatial:
The comedian/musician waxes poetic about flight and grits and guns, in this one-of-a-kind surrealist stand-up special.

Ricardo O’Farrill: Christmas Special: Nothing escapes the piercing gaze of this provocative comic.

Gabriel Iglesias: I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry
: Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias delights a packed house in Chicago.

Netflix original TV shows

Trollhunters | Netflix

Trollhunters | Netflix

Merli: Season 1

Fauda: Season 1: An Israeli drama about a deep-cover unit of the Israeli Defense Force.

Hip Hop Evolution: Season 1: A four-part tutorial on the origins of hip-hop in 1970s New York City.

Pacific Heat: Season 1: In this animated satire, a covert squad of operatives that are short on smarts but overly confident, tackle crime in Australia’s Gold Coast.

Lost & Found Music Studios: Season 2: Teen singer-songwriters in an elite music program form bonds of friendship.

The Cuba Libre Story
: Season 1

Captive: Season 1: A docu-series examining the murky world of hostage-taking.

Cirque du Soleil Junior – Luna Petunia: Season 1: An animated preschool series inspired by the Quebec-based circus troupe.

Club de Cuervos: Season 2: A power struggle ensues over the football club Cuervos FC, based in the fictional city of Nuevo Toledo, Mexico, after the death of its long-time owner.

Fuller House: Season 2: The Tanners return in the sophomore season of Netflix’s revival sitcom.

Four Seasons in Havana: Season 1: A four-part Cuban crime thriller.

Medici: Masters of Florence: Season 1: A TV drama about the Medici dynasty, set in 15th century Florence.

White Rabbit Project: Season 1: Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara investigate jailbreaks, superpower technology, heists, and other pop culture.

Nobel: Season 1: A returning soldier and family man becomes a pawn in a political international game.

Call Me Francis: Season 1

Crazyhead: Season 1: Two friends kick some demon butt while also facing their inner demons as they navigate their early 20s.

No Second Chance: Season 1

The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 4: The world’s greatest feline fighter, lover, and milk connoisseur takes on daring adventures in locations around the world.

Ten Percent: Season 1

The Break: Season 1

Travelers: Season 1: A Canadian time-traveling TV series starring Eric McCormack.

Trollhunters: Season 1: An animated series telling the story of friends who unearth a mystery underneath their hometown.

Ajin: Season 2: The sophomore season of the Netflix Original anime series.

Chasing Cameron: Season 1: Get an inside look at the life of social media sensation Cameron Dallas.

TV shows

Versailles | Zodiac Media Group

Versailles | Zodiac Media Group

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 2: The sophomore season of Bravo’s comedy drama.

Homeland (Iraq Year Zero): Season 1: Chronicles of everyday life in Iraq before and after the U.S. invasion.

Colony: Season 1: Set in the “very near future,” the sci-fi series centers on a family’s struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles.

Versailles: Season 1: A young Louis XIV imposes a definite move of the court from Paris to Versailles in a Machiavellian political move.

Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 5: The fifth and final season of the comedy series.

The Eighties: Season 1: A documentary series focusing on the Reagan presidency, the AIDS crisis, the end of the Cold War, Wall Street corruption, the tech boom, and the evolving music industry.

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