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What’s new on Netflix and what’s leaving in December 2016

With the holiday season in full swing, Netflix returns with a healthy new batch of original films, comedy specials, and TV shows this December.

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The company once again follows up on its pledge to become 50 percent original content with a huge number of new options for streaming viewers as the year nears its end.

The most-anticipated house-brewed film this month is Barry, a drama about President Barack Obama’s life while he attended Columbia University in the early 1980s. Relative newcomer Devon Terrell plays Obama in the film, which has recieved fairly high praise industrywide. The streaming giant also recently purchased the rights to Spectral, an action sci-fi film about a scientist looking to learn more about phantom agressors in a war-torn city. Emily Mortimer, Bruce Greenwood, and James Badge Dale star in the film, which was produced by Legendary Pictures.

In TV land, the streaming giant will release the second seasons of its revamped sitcom Fuller House and popular Spanish-language soccer drama Club de Cuervos, along with the debut seasons of Archer-style animated spy comedy Pacific Heat and White Rabbit Project, a new unscripted series from the supporting cast of Mythbusters.

Comedy specials also abound this month, with new releases from Reggie Watts, Racardo O’Farril, and Gabriel Inglesias to keep you chuckling into the new year.

Those looking outside the house-made fare will be happy to see classic comedies like Animal House and cult films like Lucky Number Slevin making their way to the streaming service in December.

As always, some great movies will be heading into the ether by the year’s end, so be sure to catch American Beauty, Don’t Be A Menace, and Top Gun before they hit the pavement.

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Below is the full list of fresh content you can see this December, and what will be leaving Netflix for the time being:

New on Netflix in December

December 1

  • Always
  • Angels in the Snow
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Beyond Bollywood
  • Black Snake Moan
  • Chill with Bob Ross
  • Compulsion
  • D2: The Mighty Ducks
  • David Blaine: Street Magic
  • Dreamland
  • For the Love of Spock
  • Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce (Season 2)
  • Glory Daze: The Life and Time of Michael Alig
  • Harry and the Hendersons
  • Hitler: A Career
  • Holiday Engagement
  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids
  • House of Wax
  • Hannibal
  • Merli (Season 1)
  • Merry Kissmas
  • National Lampoon’s Animal House
  • Picture Perfect
  • Rainbow Time
  • Rodeo & Juliet
  • Swept Under
  • Switchback
  • The Angry Birds Movie
  • The Crucible
  • The Little Rascals
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance
  • The Rock
  • The Spirit of Christmas
  • Toys
  • Uncle Nick
  • Waking Life
  • Way of the Dragon
  • We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story
  • White Girl
  • Wildflower
  • Zero Point

December 2

  • Fauda (Season 1)
  • Hip Hop Evolution (Season 1)
  • Pacific Heat (Season 1)

December 3

  • Lost & Found Music Studios (Season 2)

December 5

  • Mad
  • The Good Neighbor

December 6

  • Blue Jay
  • Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) (Season 1)
  • Reggie Watts: Spatial
  • The Devil Dolls
  • The Model

December 8

  • The Cuba Libre Story (Season 1)

December 9

  • Captive (Season 1)
  • Cirque du Soleil Junior – Luna Petunia (Season 1)
  • Club de Cuervos (Season1)
  • Fuller House (Season 2)
  • Four Seasons in Havana (Season 1)
  • Medici: Masters of Florence (Season 1)
  • Spectral
  • White Rabbit Project (Season 1)

December 10

  • Lucky Number Slevin
  • Phantom of the Theater

December 11

  • Breaking a Monster

December 12

  • Ricardo O’Farril: Christmas Special

December 13

  • Colony (Season 1)
  • Killswitch
  • I Am Not a Serial Killer
  • Nobel (Season 1)

December 14

  • Versailles (Season 1)

December 16

  • Barry
  • Call Me Francis (Season 1)
  • Crazyhead (Season 1)
  • No Second Chance (Season 1)
  • Rats 
  • The Adventures of Puss in Boots (Season 4)

December 19

  • Miss Stevens

December 20

  • Disorder
  • Gabriel Inglesias: Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Season 6)
  • Ten Percent (Season 1)
  • The Break (Season 1)

December 23

  • Travelers (Season 1)
  • Trollhunters (Season 1)

December 25

  • Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War
  • When Hari Got Married

December 27

  • Ajin (Season 2)
  • Chasing Cameron (Season 1)

December 28

  • Comedy Bang! Bang! (Season 5)

December 29

  • The Hollywood Shorties

December 30

  • The Eighties (Season 1)

December 31

  • Big in Bollywood
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