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7 brilliant Netflix choices to look forward to this December


by Jennifer McShane
05th Dec 2019
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December is here and it’s not just about festive choices; Netflix has an array of films, TV series and original programming to enjoy as the nights get colder


Marriage Story

Noah Baumbach’s tale of a playwright (Adam Driver) and an actor (Scarlett Johansson) trying to keep things civil as they negotiate a divorce and a bicoastal custody agreement was met with rave reviews at the Toronto Film Festival – due to the enigmatic performances of the two leads. Things turn nasty and the film loses some momentum but both actors more than hold their own. At times it is gut-punching – alongside the standout performance from Laura Dern – but you’ll always stay with it. One that will get everyone talking.

Available December 6

Home for Christmas 


Fed up with the constant comments on her relationship status, perpetually single Johanne starts a 24-day hunt for a partner to bring home for Christmas. The kind of easy festive watch that this time of year was made for.

Available December 5

The Two Popes

From Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award-nominated director of “City of God,” and three-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten, comes an intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church.

Available December 20

The Witcher


Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, THE WITCHER is an epic tale of fate and family.  The story of the intertwined destinies of three individuals in the vast world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.  Henry Cavill leads the cast of The Witcher saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia, alongside other main cast members,  Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri.  This one is a big deal as it’s already been renewed for a second season.

Available December 20

You: Season 2  

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The dark drama returns for its second season, with Joe now laying low and hiding from his ex in LA. The first season generated so much talk they were, of course, going to make a second series. This too-glossy thriller will make for addicting TV, even if it is in the so-bad-its-good-category.

Available December 26 

La La Land

This Hollywood film came out at a time when the world needed a lift – and La La Land hit all the right notes with its melancholy, yet beautiful score and songs and pitch-perfect performances from Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. It will warm your soul.

Netflix has yet to confirm a date, but it will premiere in December

The Confession Killer

Following the release of The Devil Next Door, Netflix has now released a trailer for another crime docuseries, this time exploring the infamous legacy of Henry Lee Lucas — a serial killer who confessed to 600 murders in the early ’80s. Although his confessions brought closure to many families and several unsolved cases, The Confession Killer will touch on several suspicious facts about the case, and how Lucas’ claims may have a few holes.

Available December 6


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