What’s new on Netflix and what’s leaving in December 2020

Netflix is finishing 2020 strong with a long list of new movies and shows in December, including a few early Oscar contenders, plenty of holiday-themed films, and the final season of a fan-favorite series. You can read on for highlights from the month’s new arrivals on Netflix, as well as the complete list of what’s coming to the streaming service and what’s leaving.

Below, you’ll find the full list of everything new to Netflix in both November and December, with our recommendations in bold. If you’re looking for some additional guidance on what to watch, we also have lists of the best movies on Netflix and best shows on Netflix. If Netflix isn’t your only streaming service, we also have helpful articles on the best movies streaming on Amazon and best TV shows streaming on Amazon, as well as plenty of guides for Hulu, Disney+, and HBO Max.

Our top picks for December

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

The final film of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, this drama unfolds around a recording session in 1920s Chicago as a group of musicians awaits the arrival of legendary blues singer Ma Rainey. Viola Davis portrays the iconic performer, and Boseman plays an ambitious trumpeter in her band, with the latter attempting to set up his own musical future while sparring with his fellow bandmates. Directed by George C. Wolfe, the drama is based on the play of the same name by Fences playwright August Wilson.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 4

Sabrina Spellman returns for one final adventure with her pals from Greendale in the fourth season of this Netflix hit that casts Kiernan Shipka as the half-human, half-witch teenager Sabrina, who must contend with the trials and tribulations of high-school life in her small town along with a recurring need to defend the mortal world from all manner of supernatural threats. The fourth season finds Sabrina dealing with a new, magical threat unleashed by the Blackwood clan, as well as the lingering dilemma of a time paradox that has Sabrina occupying two roles at once: Ruler of Hell and mortal teenager.

Everything new on Netflix in December

December TBD

  • ARASHI’s Diary – Voyage: Ep 18-20 *Netflix Documentary
  • Funny Boy

December 1

  • Angela’s Christmas Wish *Netflix Family
  • The Holiday Movies That Made Us *Netflix Original
  • Natalie Palamides: Nate – A One Man Show *Netflix Comedy Special
  • 3 Days to Kill (2014)
  • 50 First Dates (2004)
  • A Thin Line Between Love & Hate (1996)
  • Angels & Demons (2009)
  • Are You the One: Seasons 1-2
  • Chef (2014)
  • The Da Vinci Code (2006)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  • Effie Gray (2014)
  • Gormiti: Season 1
  • The Happytime Murders (2018)
  • Ink Master: Seasons 1-2
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Jurassic Park III (2001)
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
  • Little Nicky (2000)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • Monster House (2006)
  • Peppermint (2018)
  • Quigley Down Under (1990)
  • Runaway Bride (1999)
  • Super Wings: Season 3
  • Stargate SG-1: Seasons 1-10
  • Transformers Rescue Bots Academy: Season 2
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)
  • Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

December 2

  • Alien Worlds *Netflix Documentary
  • Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic *Netflix Comedy Special
  • Fierce *Netflix Film
  • Hazel Brugger: Tropical *Netflix Comedy Special

December 3

  • Break *Netflix Film
  • Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday *Netflix Family
  • Tudo Bem No Natal Que Vem (Just Another Christmas) *Netflix Film

December 4

  • Bhaag Beanie Bhaag *Netflix Original
  • Big Mouth: Season 4 *Netflix Original
  • Bombay Rose *Netflix Film
  • Captain Underpants Mega Blissmas *Netflix Family
  • Christmas Crossfire *Netflix Film
  • The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 3 *Netflix Original
  • Kings of Joburg: Season 1
  • Leyla Everlasting *Netflix Film
  • MANK *Netflix Film
  • Pokémon Journeys: The Series: Part 3 *Netflix Family
  • Selena: The Series: Netflix Original

December 5

  • Mighty Express: A Mighty Christmas *Netflix Family
  • Detention *Netflix Original

December 7

  • Ava (2020)
  • Manhunt: Deadly Games

December 8

  • Bobbleheads The Movie (2020)
  • Emicida: AmarElo – É Tudo Para Ontem *Netflix Documentary
  • Lovestruck in the City *Netflix Original
  • Mr. Iglesias: Part 3 *Netflix Original
  • Spirit Riding Free: Ride Along Adventure *Netflix Family
  • Super Monsters: Santa’s Super Monster Helpers *Netflix Family
  • Triple 9 (2016)

December 9

  • Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love: Christmas *Netflix Family
  • The Big Show Show: Christmas *Netflix Family
  • Rose Island *Netflix Film
  • The Surgeon’s Cut *Netflix Documentary

December 10

  • Alice Is Borderland *Netflix Original

December 11

  • A Trash Truck Christmas *Netflix Family
  • Canvas *Netflix Film
  • Giving Voice *Netflix Documentary
  • The Mess You Leave Behind (El desorden que dejas) *Netflix Original
  • The Prom *Netflix Film

December 14

  • A California Christmas *Netflix Film
  • Hilda: Season 2 *Netflix Family
  • Tiny Pretty Things *Netflix Original

December 15

  • Black Ink Crew New York: Seasons 1-2
  • The Challenge: Seasons 10 and 13
  • Grizzlies (2020)
  • The Professor and the Madman (2019)
  • Pup Academy: Season 2
  • Song Exploder: Volume 2 *Netflix Original
  • Teen Mom 2: Seasons 1-2

December 16

  • Anitta: Made in Honório *Netflix Original
  • Break It All: The History of Rock in Latin America *Netflix Documentary
  • How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding *Netflix Original
  • Nocturnal Animals (2016)
  • The Ripper *Netflix Documentary
  • Run On *Netflix Original
  • Vir Das: Outside In – The Lockdown Special *Netflix Original

December 17

  • Braven (2018)

December 18

  • Guest House (2020)
  • Home for Christmas: Season 2 *Netflix Original
  • Jeopardy! Champion Run V
  • Jeopardy! Champion Run VI
  • Jeopardy! Teacher’s Tournament
  • Jeopardy! College Championship
  • Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom *Netflix Film
  • Sweet Home *Netflix Original

December 20

  • Rhys Nicholson Live at The Athenaeum (2019)

December 21

  • The Con Is On (2018)

December 22

  • After We Collided (2020)
  • London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck *Netflix Comedy Special
  • Rhyme Time Town Singalongs *Netflix Family
  • Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas (2020)
  • Timmy Time: Season 2

December 23

  • The Midnight Sky *Netflix Film
  • Your Name Engraved Herein *Netflix Film

December 25

  • Bridgerton *Netflix Original

December 26

  • Asphalt Burning (Børning 3) *Netflix Film
  • DNA *Netflix Film
  • Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 3: Sahara *Netflix Family
  • Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 3 *Netflix Family
  • The Magic School Bus Rides Again in the Zone *Netflix Family

December 27

  • Sakho & Mangane: Season 1

December 28

  • Cops and Robbers *Netflix Film
  • Rango (2011)

December 29

  • Dare Me: Season 1

December 30

  • Best Leftovers Ever! *Netflix Original
  • Equinox *Netflix Original
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Chapter 2: Earthrise *Netflix Anime

December 31

  • Best of Stand-Up 2020 *Netflix Comedy Special
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 4 *Netflix Original

Leaving Netflix in December

December 4

  • Cabin Fever (2016)
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)

December 5

  • The Rum Diary (2011)

December 6

  • The Secret (2006)

December 7

  • Berlin, I Love You (2019)
  • The Art of the Steal (2013)

December 8

  • Sin senos sí hay paraíso: Seasons 1-3

December 10

  • Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018)

December 14

  • Hart of Dixie: Seasons 1-4

December 17

  • Ip Man 3 (2015)

December 22

  • The Little Hours (2017)

December 24

  • The West Wing: Seasons 1-7

December 25

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

December 27

  • Fifty (2015)

December 28

  • Lawless (2012)

December 29

  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

December 30

  • Dexter: Seasons 1-8
  • Hell on Wheels: Seasons 1-5
  • Ip Man (2008)
  • Ip Man 2 (2010)
  • Nurse Jackie: Seasons 1-7

December 31

  • Airplane! (1980)
  • An Education (2009)
  • Anna Karenina (2012)
  • Baby Mama (2008)
  • Back to the Future (1985)
  • Back to the Future Part II (1989)
  • Back to the Future Part III (1990)
  • Bad Teacher (2011)
  • Barbershop (2002
  • Being John Malkovich (1999)
  • Cape Fear (1991)
  • Casper (1995)
  • Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
  • Coneheads (1993)
  • Definitely, Maybe (2008)
  • Dennis the Menace (1993)
  • Drugs, Inc.: Season 6
  • The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  • Fargo (1996)
  • For Love or Money (1993)
  • Frida (2002)
  • Gossip Girl: Seasons 1-6
  • Grand Hotel: Seasons 1-3
  • Her (2013)
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • The Inbetweeners: Seasons 1-3
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the
  • Crystal Skull (2008)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost
  • Ark (1981)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  • The Interview (2014)
  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
  • Nacho Libre (2006)
  • Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
  • The Notebook (2004)
  • Octonauts: Seasons 1-3
  • The Office: Seasons 1-9
  • Poltergeist (1982)
  • Pride & Prejudice (2005)
  • Session 9 (2001)
  • Splice (2009)
  • Starsky & Hutch (2004)
  • Superman Returns (2006)
  • The Town (2010)
  • Troy (2004)
  • WarGames (1983)
  • The Witches (1990)

If you missed our recap of everything arriving on Netflix (and leaving) in November, you can find it below.

Everything new on Netflix in November

November 1

  • 60 Days In: Season 5
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • Casper
  • Christmas Break-In
  • Dawson’s Creek: Seasons 1-6
  • Easy A
  • Elf Pets: A Fox Cub’s Christmas Tale
  • Elf Pets: Santa’s Reindeer Rescue
  • Elliot the Littlest Reindeer
  • Forged in Fire: Season 6
  • Jumping the Broom
  • Knock Knock
  • Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Seasons 1-3
  • Little Monsters (1989)
  • Mile 22
  • Ocean’s Eleven
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  • Piercing
  • Platoon
  • School Daze
  • Snowden
  • The Garfield Show: Season 3
  • The Impossible
  • The Indian in the Cupboard
  • The Next Karate Kid
  • Wheels of Fortune
  • Yes Man

November 2

  • Prospect

November 3

  • Felix Lobrecht: Hype – Netflix Comedy Special
  • Mother – Netflix Film

November 4

  • A Christmas Catch
  • Christmas with a Prince
  • Love and Anarchy – Netflix Original

November 5

  • Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta? – Netflix Original
  • Midnight at the Magnolia
  • Operation Christmas Drop – Netflix Film
  • Paranormal – Netflix Original

November 6

  • Citation – Netflix Film
  • Country Ever After – Netflix Original
  • La trinchera infinita / The Endless Trench – Netflix Film
  • The Late Bloomer

November 9

  • Undercover: Season 2 – Netflix Original

November 10

  • Dash & Lily – Netflix Original
  • Trash Truck – Netflix Family

November 11

  • Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun – Netflix Comedy Special
  • The Liberator – Netflix Original
  • Nasce uma Rainha / A Queen Is Born – Netflix Original
  • What We Wanted – Netflix Film
  • A Queen Is Born: Season 1 – Netflix Original
  • Fruitvale Station
  • Graceful Friends
  • Ludo – Netflix Film
  • Prom Night

November 13

  • American Horror Story: 1984
  • Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey – Netflix Film
  • The Life Ahead – Netflix Film
  • The Minions of Midas – Netflix Original

November 15

  • A Very Country Christmas
  • America’s Next Top Model: Seasons 19 & 20
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • The Crown: Season 4 – Netflix Original
  • Hometown Holiday
  • Survivor: Seasons 20 & 28
  • V for Vendetta

November 16

  • Loving
  • Whose Streets?

November 17

  • The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 4 – Netflix Family
  • We Are the Champions – Netflix Original

November 18

  • El sabor de las margaritas / Bitter Daisies: Season 2 – Netflix Original
  • Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas – Netflix Original

November 19

  • The Princess Switch: Switched Again – Netflix Film

November 20

  • Alien Xmas – Netflix Family
  • Flavorful Origins: Gansu Cuisine – Netflix Documentary
  • If Anything Happens I Love You – Netflix Film
  • Voices of Fire – Netflix Original

November 22

  • Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square – Netflix Film
  • Machete Kills

November 23

  • Hard Kill
  • Shawn Mendes: In Wonder – Netflix Documentary

November 24

  • Dragons: Rescue Riders: Huttsgalor Holiday – Netflix Family
  • El Cuaderno de Tomy / Notes for My Son – Netflix Film
  • Hillbilly Elegy – Netflix Film
  • Wonderoos – Netflix Family

November 25

  • The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two – Netflix Film
  • Great Pretender: Season 2 – Netflix Anime

November 26

  • Larry the Cable Guy: Remain Seated
  • Mosul – Netflix Film

November 27

  • A Go! Go! Cory Carson Christmas – Netflix Family
  • The Call – Netflix Film
  • Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker – Netflix Film
  • Don’t Listen – Netflix Film
  • Sugar Rush Christmas: Season 2 – Netflix Original
  • Überweihnachten / Over Christmas – Netflix Original
  • Virgin River: Season 2 – Netflix Original
  • La Belva / The Beast – Netflix Film

November 28

  • The Uncanny Counter – Netflix Original

November 29

  • Wonderoos: Holiday Holiday!

November 30

  • The 2nd
  • A Love So Beautiful – Netflix Original
  • Finding Agnes – Netflix Film
  • Rust Creek
  • Spookley and the Christmas Kittens – Netflix Family

Leaving Netflix in November

November 1

  • Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
  • Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
  • Olympus Has Fallen
  • Shark Night

November 4

  • Death House

November 6

  • Into the Forest
  • Krisha

November 7

  • Hit & Run
  • Hope Springs Eternal
  • The Sea of Trees
  • Sleepless

November 8

  • Bathtubs Over Broadway

November 11

  • Green Room

November 14

  • Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States: Season 1

November 15

  • 9
  • Abominable Christmas
  • The Addams Family
  • Drive

November 16

  • Santa Claws
  • Soul Surfer

November 17

  • Sour Grapes

November 22

  • End of Watch

November 23

  • Bushwick
  • Shot Caller

November 26

  • The Lincoln Lawyer

November 27

  • Jeopardy!: Champion Run I: Gilbert Collins
  • Jeopardy!: Champion Run II: Rachel Lindgren
  • Jeopardy!: Champion Run III: Ryan Fenster
  • Jeopardy!: Champion Run IV: Josh Hill
  • Jeopardy!: College Championship III
  • Jeopardy!: Producer’s Pick
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

November 30

  • Anaconda
  • The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl
  • The Bachelor: Season 13
  • Bad News Bears
  • Diana: In Her Own Words
  • Gridiron Gang
  • Hostage
  • National Security
  • Lakeview Terrace
  • Moneyball
  • Ocean’s Eleven
  • Ocean’s Twelve
  • Ocean’s Thirteen
  • Priest
  • Stand and Deliver
  • The Tribes of Palos Verdes
  • West Side Story
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
  • Zodiac

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