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‘While You Were Sleeping,’ ‘V For Vendetta’ and ‘Catwoman’: What’s coming to Netflix in December

Joe Gross
You muuuuust remember thiiiiissss: Halle Berry as "Catwoman"

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, that period between Thanksgiving planning and New Year’s wherein the holiday rush is balanced with the urge to sit around and watch movies. 

In that spirit, here is everything popping up on Netflix this month, with a) a few notes on some of them, and b) Christmas fare highlighted.

Available 12/1/17

8 Mile (a nice companion to Em’s recent SNL appearance -- I am radically pro-Eminem-with-black-hair)

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (both funnier than you remember, especially the first one)

All Hail King Julien Season 5 (Netflix original)

A StoryBots Christmas (Netflix original)

August Rush

Chef & My Fridge: 2017

Dark Season 1 (Netflix original)

Diana: In Her Own Words


DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays (Netflix original)

Easy Season 2 (Netflix original)

Exporting Raymond (very interesting documentary on translating “Everybody Loves Raymond” for a Russian audience. This does not absolve “ELR” from being a truly awful, mean-spirited show.)

Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story

Full Metal Jacket (not the most holiday thing of all time, and no matter what Kubrick did, England still does not look like Vietnam, but it’s still something else)


My Happy Family (Netflix original)

Nacho Libre


The Farthest - Voyager in Space

The Little Rascals

The Wackness

The Young Victoria


V for Vendetta (oddly applicable to these modern times, but the book is still 1000x better)

TURN: Washington's Spies Season 4

Voyeur (Netflix original)

While You Were Sleeping (yes, the Sandra Bullock movie from 1995)

Available 12/4/17

When Calls the Heart Season 4

Available 12/5/17

Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight (Netflix original)

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (I was not as fond of this one as the original, but that seemed to be VERY MUCH a minority opinion)

Available 12/6/17

Trolls Holiday Special

Available 12/8/17

The Crown Season 2 (Netflix original) (real talk: former Doctor Who embodiment Matt Smith as Prince Philip is one of the great casting decisions of all time)

El Camino Christmas (Netflix original)

 Available 12/11/17

Catwoman (oh, yes, that Catwoman. The Halle Berry 2004 Catwoman. Has to be seen to be believed.)

The Magicians Season 2

Available 12/12/17

Disney's The Santa Clause

Disney's The Santa Clause 2

Disney's The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (No, I had no idea there were so many of these movies, and neither did you.)

Judd Apatow: The Return (Netflix original)

Available 12/14/17

41 Dogs in My Home

A&E: When Patients Attack

Ainsley Eats the Streets Season 1

Halt and Catch Fire Season 4 (the final, excellent season of one of the best TV shows of our grim age)

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Available 12/15/17

A Five Star Life

Christmas Inheritance (Netflix original)

Discovering Bigfoot

El Señor de los Cielos Season 5

Erased Season 1 (Netflix original)

Freeway: Crack in the System (good doc on the rise of crack and the story of notorious gangster Freeway Rick Ross -- who is not to be confused with either the rapper named Freeway or the rapper named Rick Ross)



Reggie Yates Outside Man Volume 2

The Haunting of Helena

The Mafia Kills Only in Summer

The Ranch Part 4 (Netflix original)

Trollhunters Part 2 (Netflix original)

Ultimate Beastmaster (Netflix original)

Wormwood (Netflix original)

Available 12/18/17

Hello, My Twenties! Season 2 (Netflix original)

Available 12/19/17

Miss Me This Christmas

Russell Howard: Recalibrate (Netflix original)

The Indian Detective Season 1 (Netflix original)

You Can’t Fight Christmas

Available 12/20/17

La Casa de Papel Season 1 (Netflix original)

Available 12/21/17

Peaky Blinders Season 4 (Netflix original)

 Available 12/22/17

72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America Season 1 (Netflix original)

Bright (Netflix original)

Dope Season 1 (Netflix original)

Fuller House Season 3 (Netflix original)

Rosario Tijeras Season 1

The Toys That Made Us Season 1 (Netflix original)

Available 12/23/17

Creep 2

Myths & Monsters Season 1

Available 12/25/17

Cable Girls Season 2 (Netflix original)

Planet Earth II

Available 12/26/17

Todd Barry: Spicy Honey (Netflix original)

Travelers Season 2 (Netflix original)

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Available 12/27/17


Available 12/29/17

Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 2 Part 1 (Netflix original)

Killer Legends

La Mante Season 1 (Netflix original)


The Climb (Netflix original)

Available 12/31/17

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (Netflix original)

Fun Mom Dinner


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Coming soon: New movies to help you escape the holiday hustle