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Stream On: What’s New To Netflix for December 2017

DECEMBER 1

 

8 Mile
Eminem won an Oscar for the theme song, but hell, the script should have won as well. A great movie that make me legitimately sad that Eminem didn’t go the Ice-T/Ice Cube route with his career.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Jim Carrey’s iconic butt-talking role about a detective. For pets.

All Hail King Julien (Season 5; Original Netflix Series)
“In this Emmy winner for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program, Madagascar booty-shaker King Julien takes on the jungle’s craziest adventures.”

A StoryBots Christmas
The sequel to Terminator, explaining to kids the new world order after the machines take over.

August Rush
Modern day take on Oliver Twist where the kiddo in question is a musical prodigy. Features an endearing turn by the late, great Robin Williams.

Chef & My Fridge: 2017
“The best chefs of Korea go head-to-head to create impromptu dishes that feature ingredients found inside the guest stars’ very own refrigerators.”

Dark (Season 1; Original Netflix Series)
“A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations.”

Diana: In Her Own Words
“From award-winning filmmaker Tom Jennings, “Diana: In Her Own Words” is an intimate story told entirely in the Princess’s voice through extremely rare recordings, most of which have never before been broadcast.”

Dreamcatcher
Stephen King’s story about a quartet of friends who meet aliens after a camping trip. Stars Damian Lewis, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee and Timothy Olyphant.

DreamWorks Home: For The Holidays
“Join your DreamWorks friends for these four holiday specials, featuring Shrek and Donkey, Hiccup and Toothless, and the wacky animals from Madagascar.”

Easy (Season 2; Original Netflix Series)
“This eclectic, star-studded anthology follows diverse Chicagoans fumbling through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture.”

Exporting Raymond
Docu on the trials and tribulations of making “Everybody Loves Raymond” for Russian television.

Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story
The heartbreaking story of the only pro footballer to come out of the closet while still playing the game.

Full Metal Jacket
Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece that takes a long, hard look at how to turn men into soldiers.

Hitch
Will Smith is a matchmaker who gasp meets his match in Eva Mendes.

I already regret writing that. I’m sorry.

My Happy Family
A Georgian woman leaves her husband and family in search of happiness.

Nacho Libre
Jack Black’s take on the sort-of true story of a cook in a Mexican monastery who dons the persona of a Lucha Libre wrestler to raise money for orphans.

Sahara
Before he found redemption in indie films, amazing cameos and Oscar wins, Matthew McConaughey starred in drek like this third-tier Indiana Jones rip-off.

The Farthest – Voyager In Space
“The epic story of NASA’s Voyager mission to the outer planets and into interstellar space.”

The Little Rascals
Mediocre remake of the Our Gang shorts into a feature length movie, sans the tragic backstories of the child actors.

The Wackness
Teen dealer develops a bond with his therapist in this dramedy that hyped ‘90s nostalgia before it was a thing.

The Young Victoria
Emily Blunt stars in this royal biography of England’s great monarch. Perfect viewing if you have already binged The Crown and are hungry for more.

Tyson
Sports drama about the rise and fall of Mike Tyson.

V For Vendetta
James McTeigue and the Wachowski siblings adapt Alan Moore’s tale about a fascist government in spectacular fashion.

Soon to become a documentary

TURN: Washington’s Spies (Season 4)
TURN: Washington’s Spies takes viewers into the stirring and treacherous world of the Revolutionary War and introduces Abraham Woodhull who, after aligning with a group of childhood friends, forms the Culper Ring — America’s first spy ring.”

While You Were Sleeping
Sandra Bullock stars in the ultime guilty pleasure about a Chicago Transit Authority worker who pretends to be the fiance of the man she saves and ends up part of the family.

 

DECEMBER 4

When Calls The Heart (Season 4)
When Calls the Heart tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coal mining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges.”

Do you have more than eight cats? Good news! The Hallmark Channel series is back on Netflix!

 

DECEMBER 5

Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight
The late-night host leaves his desk behind in this stand-up special

Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
The Disney deal with Netflix is still in full effect as the second chapter of the James Gunn megahit heads to the streaming giant. Now with adorable Baby Groot.

 

DECEMBER 6

Trolls Holiday Special
“Join the cast of the movie for the animated holiday special about the Trolls and Bergens.”

 

DECEMBER 8

The Crown (Season 2; Original Netflix Series)
“This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.”

 

DECEMBER 11

Catwoman
Watch Oscar winner Halle Berry destroy her career one cat pun at a time with this God-awful superhero movie.

The Magicians (Season 2)
“Based upon Lev Grossman’s best-selling books, The Magicians centers around Brakebills University, a secret institution specializing in magic.”

 

DECEMBER 12

Disney’s The Santa Clause
Disney’s The Santa Clause 2
Disney’s The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Tim Allen plays a dad who morphs into Santa after accidentally killing the original Claus. Then he has to get married. And then he does battle with Jack Frost.

Judd Apatow: The Return
“Renowned producer, director and writer Judd Apatow makes his long-awaited return to stand-up comedy with this new special shot in Montreal.”

 

DECEMBER 14

41 Dogs In My Home
The sequel to I Am Alone With No Hobbies and the prequel to I Think I’ll Get A Cat.

A&E: When Patients Attack
“Private security keeps the Queen Elizabeth hospital safe.”

Ainsley Eats the Streets (Season 1)
“In this 10-part series Ainsley Harriott immerses himself in some amazing destinations as he challenges himself to discover the many facets of street food in Iceland, Turkey, Barbados, Taiwan, Morocco, Japan, Spain, Jordan, Sicily, and Penang.”

Halt And Catch Fire (Season 4; Original Netflix Series)
“Re-creating the dawn of the personal computer era, this digital drama tracks the fates of an industry visionary and his brilliant colleagues.”

 

DECEMBER 15

A Five Star Life
Italian comedy about a fortysomething luxury hotel inspector that is more of a travel guide than a movie.

Christmas Inheritance
Because Netflix needs to fit their quota of mediocre holiday movies, here is this yuletide yawnfest about a woman on the verge of great riches if she does something does something that has no real bearing on the real world or how it works.

Discovering Bigfoot
A docu on Bigfoot made by Bigfoot believers in an attempt to prove they are not crazy.

Erased (Season 1, Original Netflix Series)
“After his mother is killed, a man travels 18 years back in time and has a chance to stop a kidnapping that took the lives of three of his classmates.”

Freeway: Crack In The System
Freeway: Crack In The System tells the true story behind the crack scourge, featuring exclusive interviews with characters who lived it.”

Neverlake
American teen in Italy is forced into spooky situations when she teams with spirits to hunt for artifacts.

Pottersville
Michael Shannon, Ian McShane, Judy Greer and Christina Hendricks star in this comedy about a man who is mistaken for Bigfoot when he drunkenly roams his town in a gorilla costume.

Reggie Yates Outside Man: Volume 2
“Award-winning filmmaker Reggie Yates travels around the world tackling big issues such as gun violence, racism, gay rights and addiction.”

The Haunting Of Helena
“A tale of a mysterious woman, a little girl, and her single mother, The Haunting Of Helena presents a new twist on the legend of the Tooth Fairy”

The Ranch (Season 4; Original Netflix Series)
“Being a pro athlete didn’t pan out for Colt. Now he’s helping his dad and brother keep the ranch afloat, and figuring out how he fits into the family.”


Trollhunters (Season 2; Original Netflix Series)
“After uncovering a mysterious amulet, an average teen assumes an unlikely destiny and sets out to save two worlds. Created by Guillermo del Toro.”

Ultimate Beastmaster (Season 2; Original Netflix Series)
“In this intense obstacle course series, elite athletes from the U.S. and other countries compete for cash prizes, individual glory and national pride.”

Wormwood (Season 1; Original Netflix Series)
“In this genre-bending tale, Errol Morris explores the mysterious death of a U.S. scientist entangled in a secret Cold War program known as MK-Ultra.”

 

DECEMBER 18

Hello, My Twenties! (Season 2; Netflix Series)
“With different personalities, life goals and taste in men, five female college students become housemates in a shared residence called Belle Epoque.”

DECEMBER 19

Miss Me This Christmas
A Madea movie sans Madea. The “perfect couple” break up during the holidays and depend on miracles and prayer to get through the holidays.

Russell Howard: Recalibrate (Original Netflix Special)
“Comedian Russell Howard brings his manic energy to a new stand-up special that tackles politics, childhood and why he’s a jerk.”

The Indian Detective (Season 1; Original Netflix Miniseries)
“Doug D’Mello is a Toronto cop of Indian heritage, whose dreams of become a homicide detective are put on hold when he is unjustly suspended. While on leave, D’Mello visits his dad in Mumbai, where he gets embroiled in a local case and falls for an impressive attorney.”

You Can’t Fight Christmas
See Miss Me This Christmas.

 

DECEMBER 21

Peaky Blinders (Season 4; Netflix Series)
“A notorious gang in 1919 Birmingham, England, is led by the fierce Tommy Shelby, a crime boss set on moving up in the world no matter the cost.”

 

DECEMBER 22


72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America (Season 1; Netflix Series)
“This enthralling series takes a look at 72 of Latin America’s most deadly animals, from the depths of the Amazon jungle to the peaks of Patagonia, this extraordinary environment is home to some fascinating and dangerous creatures. With explanatory graphics, animation and eyewitness accounts each animal is investigated to determine just how dangerous and life threatening it is.”

Bright  (Original Netflix Movie)
Will Smith stars in this futuristic pics that crosses Alien Nation with Lord of the Rings.

“In an LA rife with interspecies tensions, a human cop and his orc partner stumble on a powerful object and become embroiled in a prophesied turf war.”

Fuller House (Season 3; Original Netflix Series)
“The Tanner family’s adventures continue as DJ Tanner-Fuller shares a home with her sister Stephanie and friend Kimmy who help raise her three boys.”

Rosario Tijeras (Season 1; Netflix Series)
“This is Rosario’s story, a girl born and raised in the city slums who becomes a legend in her own time in spite of her humble upbringing.”

The Toys That Made Us (Season 1; Original Netflix Series)
“An 8-episode Netflix documentary series about the history of important toy lines.”

 

DECEMBER 23

Creep 2
Video artist finds herself in danger after agreeing to meet a serial killer for an interview.

Duh.

 

DECEMBER 25

Cable Girls (Season 2; Netflix Series)
“In 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company ring in revolution as they manage romance, friendship and the modern workplace.”

Planet Earth II
“Experience the world from the viewpoint of animals themselves. From spellbinding wildlife spectacle to intimate encounters, Planet Earth II takes you closer than ever before.”

 

DECEMBER 26

Todd Barry: Spicy Honey
The comedian’s new special hits the streaming service.

Travelers (Season 2; Original Netflix Series)
“A federal agent tracks four people who suddenly seem to possess entirely new personalities, leading to a startling discovery about humanity’s future.”

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
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
Countdown the New Year…all day and anytime you want! Get the kids to bed early by countdown at 8 pm!

 

DECEMBER 27

Pusher (Original Netflix Movie)
“A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.”

 

DECEMBER 29

 

Bill Nye Saves The World (Season 2; Original Netflix Series)
“Emmy-winning host Bill Nye brings experts and famous guests to his lab for a talk show exploring scientific issues that touch our lives.”

Killer Legends
Horror “docu” about the investigation of horrific urban legends and tall tales

Shelter
A Nigerian immigrant bonds with a junkie as the two fight for survival on the streets of New York. Stars Anthony Mackie and Jennifer Connelly.

The Climb
Sort of like The Cannonball Run, but way more serious, involving only two participants and on a mountain.

 

DECEMBER 31

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity
“Comedy legend Dave Chappelle returns to his roots with an all-new stand-up special filmed at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.”

Fun Mom Dinner
Rip-off of Bad Moms that involves women with kids attempting to prove there is life after childbirth.

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