Prepping your epic list of entertainment for the (usually) boring but cosy festive period? Netflix has been on fire this year, and they haven’t let their standards drop for the final month of the year. From underrated classics to brand new, heart-warming and hard-hitting movies, here’s everything worth a watch this December on Netflix UK.
The Power of the Dog, December 1
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog – one of Netflix’s most acclaimed and star-studded films of 2021 – is based on the novel of the same name, following fear-inspiring rancher Phil Burbank, who faces a big lesson after he mocks and torments his brother’s new wife. The movie has been met with critical acclaim already, and is sure to hit the number #1 spot on Netflix when it drops this week. Stream it on December 1.
Money Heist: (S5V2), December 3rd
You know what they say. All good things must come to an end. And that includes Netflix’s smash hit Money Heist. The final episodes are set to drop on December 3rd, and fans will finally get to see more of the Professor as the story comes to a dramatic head. Sweatpants at the ready, you probably won’t want to go anywhere once the episodes become available. Watch it from December 3rd.
The Unforgiveable, December 10
Sandra Bullock stars in the new Netflix film The Unforgiveable, a film that follows Ruth Slater – a woman who has been released from prison into a society that can’t forgive her crimes. Desperate for redemption, Ruth heads out on a journey to find the sister she left behind when she went to prison. Watch it on December 10th.
The Witcher (S2), December 17
The long-anticipated second season of The Witcher is finally here, with Henry Cavill returning as Geralt of Rivia. Bringing plenty of monsters that fans of the games can get excited about, the new series will bring yet more challenging scenarios for Geralt to face, including a war for supremacy, a hidden darkness and, of course, bigger and more disgusting monsters than ever before. Binge it on December 17.
Emily in Paris (S2), December 22
Netflix’s marmite Emily in Paris is back for ‘amour’, with more berets, love triangles and work dramas to laugh, cry and cringe at. In true Patricia Fields style (the original stylist for Sex and the City, as fashionistas will know already), fans can expect plenty of gorgeous outfits, light-hearted comedy, beautiful Paris scenes, and potentially more than one love triangle for Emily… Find out on December 22.
Don’t Look Up, December 24
Netflix’s Don’t Look Up is almost here, with quite possibly the most exceptional ensemble cast we’ve ever seen. We’re talking Leonardo DiCaprio, Timothee Chalamet, Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Jonah Hill, Chris Evans, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Perry… Honestly, the list goes on. Directed by Stepbrothers Adam McKay, the film follows two low-level astronomers (DiCaprio and Lawrence), as they head out on a huge media tour to warn the public that a huge comet is on its way to destroy Planet Earth. Sounds pretty dramatic. Don’t Look Up lands on Christmas Eve.
Stay Close, December 31
Fans of The Stranger and Safe will want to buckle up for Stay Close – Netflix’s newest Harlan Coben adaptation that’s sure to add a little bit of mystery to our lives this December. Landing on New Year’s Eve, the series will follow three unhappy individuals with dark secrets, whose lives are turned upside down when an old mutual friend delivers some shocking news. Expect tons of twists and turns, alongside the kind of shocking moments that made The Stranger so binge-able. Watch it on New Year’s Eve.
The Lost Daughter, December 31
Olivia Colman stars in The Lost Daughter, a film based on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante. Nabbing awards at the Venice Film Festival and critical acclaim ahead of its release, Colman is set to serve us a fantastic performance as Leda – a woman who is forced to confront her dark past after she meets a woman and her young daughter on a trip to Italy. Watch it from New Year’s Eve.
- Riverdale (S6), every week
- Lost in Space (S3), December 1
- The Whole Nine Yards, December 1
- Single All The Way, December 2
- Godzilla: King of Monsters, December 3
- Seberg, December 10
- Coral Reef, December 17
- Cobra Kai (S4), December 31