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From Benedict Cumberbatch’s The Power of Dog, Gong Yoo’s The Silent Sea to Lily Collins’ Emily in Paris: Season 2, these are the best new shows and movies to watch on Netflix in December

The holiday season is upon us. As the year ends, Netflix is treating us with the return of many of our beloved shows including the second seasons of The Witcher and Emily in Paris while Money Heist is finally concluding after five seasons. We will also see the return of Parasite’s Choi Woo-shik and Train to Busan’s Gong Yoo in Korean dramas, Our Beloved Summer and The Silent Sea.

But that’s not all. Star-studded movies are also releasing this month including the Benedict Cumberbatch movie, The Power of the Dog and the Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio-led sci-fi, Don’t Look Up. Surely, festive and Christmas movies are a watch this year and we have plenty of that in our recommendations here.

For now, you can check out all other new shows and movies coming to Netflix this December below.

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1. The Power of the Dog

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this drama film as a charismatic rancher, Phil Burbank who inspires fear and awe in those around him. Then, his brother brings home a new wife and her son, and Phil torments them until he finds himself opening up to the possibility of love.

The Power of the Dog is directed by Award Academy winning filmmaker, Jane Campion and adds Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee to the cast.

Release: December 1

2. Money Heist: Part 5 Volume 2

The end is here. The second volume of Money Heist’s fifth season sees the end of the iconic series. Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan.

Get your tissues ready.

Release: December 3

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3. Mixtape

This family-friendly movie is set in 1999 and follows 12-year-old Bevelery who discovers a broken mixtape made by her late parents. She sets out on an adventure to find the songs and along the way, learns more about her mom and dad.

Release: December 3

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4. The Unforgivable

Sandra Bullock stars in this drama as ex-convict Ruth Slater. Recently released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime, she re-enters society—but it refuses to forgive her past. Struggling to adapt to the outside world, Ruth’s only hope for redemption is finding her estranged younger sister whom she was forced to leave behind.

Release: December 10

5. The Witcher: Season 2

The highly-anticipated second season of the fantasy epic, The Witcher is finally dropping in December. Geralt of Rivia is convinced that Yennefer’s life was lost during the Battle of Sodden, so he takes Princess Cirilla to the safest places he knows—his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. As chaos ensues outside the walls, Geralt must protect the princess from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside.

Release: December 17

6. Our Beloved Summer

Parasite’s Choi Woo-shik and Itaewon Class’ Kim Da-min reunite after working on The Witch: Part 1 Subversion as enemies. Now, they will try their hand in a romantic Korean drama. The story takes place years after filming a viral documentary in high school, the two bickering ex-lovers (Choi and Kim) get pulled back in front of the camera—and into each other’s lives.

Release: December 22

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7. Emily in Paris: Season 2

Emily is back. The second season of Emily in Paris follows Emily who’s now more entrenched with her life in Paris and is getting better at navigating the city. After stumbling into an unexpected love triangle, Emily is now choosing to focus on her work. But life in Paris isn’t as easy as it seems.

Release: December 22

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8. Don’t Look Up

Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio star in this science-fiction comedy-drama just in time for Christmas. The story revolves around two-level astronomers, Kate Dibiasky (Lawrence), an astronomy grad student and her professor, Dr Randall Mindy (DiCaprio)—who make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting the solar system. The problem? It’s headed in a direct collision course with Earth.

But there's another problem. No one really seems to care. In order to warn mankind, the two embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of the president to the airwaves of a morning radio show. With only six months left, what will take for people to look up?

Release: December 24

9. The Silent Sea

Another science fiction treat from Netflix this month is the star-studded Korean drama, The Silent Sea. It marks Gong Yoo’s return to the small screen. Set in a future Earth that has undergone desertification, The Silent Sea follows the members of a special team sent to secure a mysterious sample from an abandoned research facility on the moon that’s steeped in classified secrets.

Strap on for this one and get ready to spend New Year’s Eve with Gong Yoo.

Release: December 24

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10. The Lost Daughter

Leda is enjoying a seaside vacation but becomes infatuated with a young mother and daughter. Suddenly, memories from her past awaken something inside of her. The Lost Daughter marks Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut from a script adapted by Elan Ferrante’s novel.

The movie also stars Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Peter Sarsgaard and Paul Mescal.

Release: December 31

 

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