What's New on (and Leaving) Netflix in December 2020


Because I am a Serious Cineast (I even subscribe to The Criterion Channel!), it is my job to be incredibly excited about the Dec. 4 premiere of David Fincher’s MANK, which marks the extension of Netflix’s relationship with the renowned auteur into feature films after two lauded seasons of the serial killer drama Mindhunters.

MANK is the kind of movie that seems tailor-made for the streaming age: a lavish, big-budget, star-studded production with extremely niche appeal. In this case, the film delves deep into the making of Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane. So deep, in fact, that it isn’t really even about the making of the movie so much as the writing of the screenplay; the title is taken from the nickname of Kane’s co-screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (played by Gary Oldman). À la the Shakespeare/Marlowe debate, there is some controversy over who wrote the script for the legendary film—a question Fincher (working from a script written by his father Jack Fincher in the 1990s) seeks to answer via an exploration of Mank’s insecurities and addictions.

Plus it looks real pretty:

However, if I am being honest, MANK is not the Netflix premiere I am most looking forward to this month. No, after the year I’ve had, I’m eager for something fluffy and feel-good—something that doesn’t involve delving into anyone’s shattered psyche. That’s why I can’t wait for the Dec. 11 debut of schlock master Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of the Broadway hit The Prom, which follows a bunch of well-meaning celebrities as they crash a small-town high school’s big dance in the name of standing up for the local queer kids who have been barred from attending. Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells, but somehow not Gwyneth Paltrow, star.

I can’t wait.

If you aren’t trash like me, you can also look forward to some more sure-to-be acclaimed film premieres, from the George Clooney-directed sci-fi drama The Midnight Sky to the Viola Davis/Chadwick Boseman-starring biopic Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Plus, the return of favorite series like Big Mouth, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and Hilda. Read on for a look at everything coming to (and leaving) the streamer in December.

What’s Coming to Netflix in December 2020

Coming soon (no announced date)

Dec. 1

  • 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)

Dec. 2

Dec. 3

Dec. 4

Dec. 5

Dec. 7

  • Ava (2020)
  • Manhunt: Deadly Games

Dec. 8

Dec. 10

Dec. 10

Dec. 11

Dec. 14

Dec. 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

Dec. 16

Dec. 17

Dec. 18

Dec. 20

  • Rhys Nicholson Live At The Athenaeum (2019)

Dec. 21

Dec. 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

Dec. 23

Dec. 25

Dec. 26

Dec. 27

  • Sakho & Mangane: Season 1

Dec. 28

Dec. 29

Dec. 30

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

Dec. 31

What’s leaving Netflix in December 2020

Leaving Dec. 1

  • Heartbreakers (2001)
  • The Lobster (2015)

Leaving Dec. 4

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

Leaving Dec. 5

Leaving Dec. 6

Leaving Dec. 7

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

Leaving Dec. 8

  • Sin senos sí hay paraíso: Seasons 1-3

Leaving Dec. 10

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

Leaving Dec. 14

  • Hart of Dixie: Seasons 1-4

Leaving Dec. 17

Leaving Dec. 22

Leaving Dec. 24

  • The West Wing: Seasons 1-7

Leaving Dec. 25

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

Leaving Dec. 27

Leaving Dec. 28

Leaving Dec. 29

  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

Leaving Dec. 30

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

Leaving Dec. 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)



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