What's New on Netflix and What's Leaving in December 2018

 digitaltrends.com  08/21/2019 19:57:40  6  Rick Marshall

The end of the year is almost here, and the weather is getting colder, so it’s a good thing that Netflix is providing subscribers with a slew of new streaming options to watch in the comfort of their homes this December. From original shows to top-notch films, Netflix has a massive number of compelling offerings lined up. Read on for all the highlights, then scroll down for a full list of what’s new on Netflix.

Several popular house-produced films premiere on Netflix this December, including the post-apocalyptic thriller Bird Box, actor-turned-director Andy Serkis’ Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, and the beauty pageant comedy Dumplin’. Several in-house series also return, with the holiday special Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale debuting mid-December, and the fourth season of Fuller House providing viewers with plenty of binge-watching options.

The streaming giant will also add a long list of compelling films not produced in-house, including Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War and the documentary The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man.

Our top picks for December

‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’

Talented actor Andy Serkis, who’s best known for his criminally underappreciated work in performance-capture acting, gets behind the camera for this adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, which promises to be quite a bit darker than either of the Disney films based on Kipling’s tale. The film follows a boy orphaned in the jungles of India who is raised by wolves and various other jungle creatures, only to grow up and struggle to find his place in a world divided between mankind and wild animals. The ensemble cast of voice actors is led by Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Naomie Harris, among other high-profile actors.

‘Bird Box’

When mysterious entities begin driving everyone in the world who sees them mad, a mother and two children embark on a quest to find sanctuary at a hidden refuge. They must undertake the journey blindfolded if they want to avoid going crazy themselves, which makes a terrifying predicament even worse in this adaptation of Josh Malerman’s 2014 novel of the same name. Sandra Bullock plays the determined mother trying to get her kids to safety.

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale’

Praise Santa! Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was a surprise hit of the Halloween season, and now the series is coming back to Netflix for a holiday special. How do witches (and warlocks) celebrate Christmas? Is the Winter Solstice a big deal for the Dark Lord? These questions and many, many more will likely be answered in the return of the most celebrated new original series from the streaming service.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’

If you’re one of the few people who didn’t catch Infinity War in theaters — and judging by all the records the movie broke, there aren’t many people left in that category — Netflix subscribers will be able to bask in all of the villain-fighting, cosmic-brawling, finger-snapping fun December 25 when Marvel Studios’ blockbuster becomes available to stream. The crossover to end all crossovers (until the next film, that is), Infinity War is the movie that prompted millions of Marvel fans to cheer, laugh, and cry their eyes out as it chronicled the invasion of Earth by the powerful alien tyrant Thanos. Come for the adventure, stay for the Stan Lee cameo!

As usual, December is your last chance to watch a variety of shows and movies before they leave Netflix. Be sure to catch Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day, Disney’s Moana, and all seven seasons of Sons of Anarchy before they disappear.

Below is the full list of everything new coming to the streamer in the month of December, and everything going away. The bolded names signify more of our favorites to help you load up your binge queue.

Everything new on Netflix in December

December 1

  • 8 Mile
  • Astro Boy
  • Battle
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Bride of Chucky
  • Christine
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Crossroads: One Two Jaga
  • Friday
  • Friday After Next
  • The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Season 5 Masterclasses
  • Hellboy
  • The Last Dragon
  • Man vs Wild with Sunny Leone: Season 1
  • The Man Who Knew Too Little
  • Meet Joe Black
  • Memories of the Alhambra
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Next Friday
  • Reindeer Games
  • Seven Pounds
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Terminator Salvation

December 2

December 3

  • Blue Planet II: Season 1
  • Hero Mask
  • The Sound of Your Heart: Reboot Season 2

December 4

December 6

December 7

  • 5 Star Christmas
  • The American Meme
  • Bad Blood
  • Dogs of Berlin
  • Dumplin’
  • Free Rein: The Twelve Neighs of Christmas
  • The Hook Up Plan (Plan Coeur)
  • Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
  • Nailed It! Holiday
  • Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas
  • Pine Gap
  • The Ranch: Part 6
  • ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay?
  • Super Monsters and the Wish Star

December 9

  • Sin senos sí hay paraíso: Season 3

December 10

  • Michael Jackson’s This Is It

December 11

December 12

  • Back Street Girls: Gokudols
  • Out of Many, One

December 13

December 14

  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale
  • Cuckoo: Season 4
  • Dance & Sing with True: Songs
  • The Fix
  • Fuller House: Season 4
  • The Innocent Man
  • Inside the Real Narcos
  • Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 3
  • Prince of Peoria: A Christmas Moose Miracle
  • The Protector
  • Roma
  • Sunderland Til I Die
  • Tidelands
  • Travelers: Season 3
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 8

December 16

  • Baby Mama
  • Kill the Messenger
  • One Day
  • Springsteen on Broadway
  • The Theory of Everything

December 18

  • Baki
  • Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable
  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 5

December 21

  • 3Below: Tales of Arcadia
  • 7 Days Out
  • Back With the Ex
  • Bad Seeds
  • Bird Box
  • The Casketeers
  • Derry Girls
  • Diablero
  • Greenleaf: Season 3
  • Last Hope: Part 2
  • Perfume
  • Sirius the Jaeger
  • Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski
  • Tales by Light: Season 3
  • Wolf (BÖRÜ)

December 24

  • Hi Score Girl
  • The Magicians: Season 3

December 25

  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown — Season 11
  • Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War

December 26

  • Alexa & Katie: Season 2
  • You

December 28

  • Instant Hotel
  • La noche de 12 años
  • Selection Day
  • When Angels Sleep
  • Yummy Mummies

December 30

December 31

  • The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man

December TBD

  • Watership Down: Limited Series

Leaving Netflix in December

December 1

  • Cabin Fever
  • Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
  • The Covenant
  • The Game
  • Groundhog Day
  • Happily N’Ever After
  • Happily N’Ever After 2: Snow White
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • Hellraiser
  • Sons of Anarchy: Seasons 1-7
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Spy Hard
  • Stephen King’s Children of the Corn
  • Swept Under

December 4

  • Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch
  • Air Bud: Spikes Back
  • Air Bud: World Pup
  • Air Buddies
  • Cars Toon: Mater’s Tall Tales
  • Spooky Buddies
  • Tarzan & Jane
  • The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars
  • The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue
  • The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos
  • The Search for Santa Paws
  • Tinker Bell
  • Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
  • Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

December 7

December 10

  • Battle Royale
  • Battle Royale 2
  • Teeth

December 15

December 16

  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

December 17

  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2

December 19

December 20

  • Disney’s Moana
  • Food, Inc.
  • I Give It a Year

December 22

December 25

  • Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

December 31

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