What to watch on Netflix: December

Therese Bussen

Here are films and shows coming to Netflix in December, as well as a few things you might want to check out before they leave. This month, we also have a few Christmas movies if you’re craving a seasonal family movie night.

Be sure to check IMDB’s “Parents Guide” for the film if you need to screen its content; family-friendly films are marked as such.

Coming:

August Rush (Family-friendly), PG – A musically gifted orphan searches New York City for his parents.

The Little Rascals (Family-friendly), PG – Mischievous boys who lead an anti-girl organization pick a buddy, Alfalfa, to drive in their soapbox car rally, only to find out he’s in love with a girl, and they decide they have to break them up.

The Young Victoria, PG – As Queen Victoria gets caught up in the politics of her family, her Belgian uncle schemes to arrange a marriage between her and Prince Albert, who would become the love of her life.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, PG-13 – The Guardians are hired by an alien race to protect
their batteries from invaders.

The Crown, Season 2 – The Netflix-original drama based on the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940’s to modern times continues in its second season.

Christmas movies available this month:

The Santa Clause, 1-3 (Family-friendly), PG – The Tim Allen turned Santa Clause hit and its two sequels will be available on Netflix just in time for Christmas!

White Christmas (Family-friendly) – The Christmas classic starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen follows four singers who help out a former WWII general restore his country inn financially by putting on some showtunes.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Family-friendly), PG – The live-action retelling of Dr. Suess’s classic, starring Jim Carrey.

While You Were Sleeping, PG – A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.

Leaving:

Holes (Family-friendly), PG – A boy and his friends question the motives of a woman who forces them to dig holes at a detention camp.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, PG-13 – Captain Jack Sparrow fights to reclaim his ship and crew while battling an undead enemy who cursed by pirate treasure.

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Here are films and shows coming to Netflix in November, as well as a few things you might want to check out before they leave.

Be sure to check IMDB’s “Parents Guide” for the film if you need to screen its content; family-friendly films are marked as such.

Coming:
Charlotte’s Web, G (Family-friendly) – Based on the children’s literary classic, a friendly spider makes a plan to save her pig friend from the butcher’s block.

Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers – One of the few comedians who keeps it clean is releasing a special on Netflix and premiers on Nov. 21.

Field of Dreams, PG (Family-friendly) – An Iowa farmer builds a baseball field on his farm after hearing a voice say, “If you build it, he will come.”

Men in Black, PG-13 – A fun adventure movie about two men who regulate all things alien on earth.

Broadchurch, Season 3 – One of Britain’s best drama series is back in its third season. Although for more mature audiences due to heavy thematic elements, fans of good drama or British TV may want to catch up on the first two seasons before the third season release.

The Punisher, Season 1 – Fans of Netflix’s Daredevil will want to catch the spin-off series on Season 2’s main villain, The Punisher. If it’s anything like Daredevil, it may be very violent but deal with interesting moral questions.

42, PG-13 – A biopic film about Jackie Robinson, the first baseball player of color to be signed to the major leagues.

Leaving:
Hugo, PG (Family-friendly) – A lonely orphaned boy who lives inside a railway station attempts to fix a broken automaton left to him by his late father with the help of a friend and find a place he can call home.