It's the season of giving, and as the year draws to a close, Netflix isn't done with giving us brand new content yet - with plenty more up their sleeves for December.


This festive season sees a number of major new film releases on the streamer, including May December, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, Maestro and Rebel Moon Part One: A Child of Fire.

Of course, there are also big series coming up too, with the final episodes of The Crown set to arrive, as well as animated Star Trek series Star Trek: Prodigy.

Meanwhile, there's a host of stand-up specials coming up, including one from Trevor Noah and another from Ricky Gervais.

With other new additions, including plenty of classic films and fresh originals, scroll on to find out more about what's coming to Netflix in December 2023.

New on Netflix this week (27th November - 3rd December)

Natalie Portman as Elizabeth and Julianne Moore as Gracie in May December standing together, looking in a mirror
Natalie Portman as Elizabeth and Julianne Moore as Gracie in May December.

The biggest new releases arriving on Netflix this week include Bad Surgeon: Love Under the Knife, Obliterated and films Family Switch and May December.

Here's a list of some of the best titles releasing this week, and find below a full list of everything releasing in December 2023.

  • Bad Surgeon: Love Under the Knife season 1 – Docuseries about disgraced surgeon Paolo Macchiarini.
  • Family Switch (2023) – Body-switching Christmas comedy film starring Jennifer Garner and Ed Helms.
  • Obliterated season 1 – Action comedy-drama series about an elite team who get drunk after stopping a bomb threat, but find it was fake - so must neutralise the real bomb while drunk.
  • May December (2023) – Critically acclaimed drama film starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, directed by Todd Haynes.

New on Netflix UK in December

Friday 1st December

  • A Brush with Christmas (2022) – Christmas rom-com starring Jillian Murphy and Joseph Cannata.
  • Black is the New Black – Documentary with Black British figures from the world of sports, entertainment and more speaking about their experiences.
  • Catering Christmas (2022) – Christmas rom-com starring Merritt Patterson and Daniel Lissing.
  • Christmas at the Drive-In (2022) – Christmas rom-com starring Danica McKellar and Neal Bledsoe.
  • Dangerous Games: The Legacy Murders (2022) – Horror murder mystery film starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Will Sasso and Jon Voight.
  • Disquiet (2023) – Horror film starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers about a tech entrepreneur waking up an in abandoned hospital.
  • Fisk season 2 – Second season of the Australian comedy series about lawyer Helen Tudor-Fisk.
  • Gordon, Gino & Fred’s Great Christmas Roast – 2017 Christmas cooking specials starring Gordon Ramsay, Gino D'Acampo and Fred Sirieix.
  • How to Tell a Secret (2022) – Experimental Irish documentary focusing on those living with HIV.
  • Ninjago – Multiple seasons of the animated LEGO series.
  • May December (2023) – Critically acclaimed drama film starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, directed by Todd Haynes.
  • PRU season 1 – British comedy series about four teens who are expelled from school and enter a programme designed to give them a new attitude.
  • Sweet Home season 2 – Second season of the hit Korean fantasy series.
  • Who We Become (2023) – Documentary film about three Filipinas living in Texas.

Saturday 2nd December

  • Welcome to Samdal-ri season 1 – Korean rom-com.

Monday 4th December

  • Costco at Christmas season 1 – British reality show about the inner workings of Costco during the festive season.
  • Dew Drop Diaries season 2 – Second season of the animated children's show.

Wednesday 6th December

  • Blood Coast season 1 – French crime drama series.
  • Christmas as Usual (2023) – Norwegian Christmas rom-com.
  • Green Lantern (2011) – DC superhero film starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, and also featuring Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Mark Strong.

Thursday 7th December

  • Analog Squad season 1 – Japanese drama series about a man who fakes a family in order to reunite with his father.
  • High Tides season 1 – Belgian romantic drama series.
  • Hilda season 3 – Third season of the animated children's show.
  • I Hate Christmas season 2 – Second season of the Italian romantic comedy Christmas series.
  • My Life With the Walter Boys season 1 – Romantic teen comedy series based on the book of the same name.
  • NAGA (2023) – Saudi Arabian thriller film.
  • The Archies (2023) – Hindi language feel good film set in 1960s India.
  • World War II: From the Frontlines season 1 – British Second World War documentary.

Friday 8th December

  • Barbie: A Touch of Magic (2023) – Animated children's Barbie film.
  • Blood Vessel (2023) – Nollywood drama about six people escaping a town ruined by oil pollution on board a mysterious ship.
  • Leave the World Behind (2023) – Psychological thriller starring Ethan Hawke, Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali, about a family vacation which is interrupted by two strangers bearing news of a mysterious blackout.

Monday 11th December

  • True Beauty season 1 – Korean romantic teen comedy series.

Tuesday 12th December

  • Happiness season 1 – Korean zombie thriller series.
  • Kevin Hart & Chris Rock: Headliners Only (2023) – Documentary giving a behind-the-scenes look at the friendship between Kevin Hart and Chris Rock.
  • Single’s Inferno season 3 – Third season of the Korean reality dating series.
  • Under Pressure: The US Women’s World Cup Team season 1 – Docuseries about the US Women's World Cup team who competed in 2023.

Wednesday 13th December

  • 1670 season 1 – Zany Polish mockumentary series.
  • Car Masters: Rust to Riches season 5 – Fifth season of the American reality series about the crew from Gotham Garage.
  • If I Were Luísa Sonza (2023) – Brazilian documentary about Luísa Sonza.
  • The Influencer season 1 – Colombian romantic drama series about a social media influencer who must rebuild her reputation after a stunt gone wrong.

Thursday 14th December

  • As the Crow Flies season 2 – Second season of the scandalous Turkish drama series.
  • The Crown season 6 part 2 – Final six episodes of the Royal drama starring Imelda Staunton and Dominic West.
  • Yu Yu Hakusho season 1 – Live-action Japanese adaptation of the manga of the same name.

Friday 15th December

  • Carol & The End of the World – Animated comedy series about a woman trying to find meaning as the apocalypse looms.
  • Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (2023) – Sequel to the beloved classic Aardman film, starring the voices of Thandiwe Newton and Zachary Levi.
  • Face to Face with ETA: Conversations with a Terrorist (2023) – An in-depth interview with José Antonio Urrutikoetxea.
  • Familia (2023) – Mexican drama film about a family dinner revealing the complexities of their relationships.
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home Extended Edition (2021) – Extended edition of the 2021 Tom Holland Spider-Man film, featuring deleted scenes.
  • U-571 (2000) – Submarine thriller film starring Matthew McConaughey, Harvey Keitel and Bill Paxton.
  • Yoh! Christmas season 1 – South African rom-com series set at Christmas.

Saturday 16th December

  • Marry Me (2022) – Rom-com starring Jennifer Lopez as a pop superstar who decides to marry a man holding a "Marry Me" sign at her concert, played by Owen Wilson.

Monday 18th December

  • The Outsiders season 1 – British documentary about young Black creators shaking up their field in both the UK and US.

Tuesday 19th December

  • Trevor Noah: Where Was I (2023) – Stand-up comedy special with Trevor Noah.

Wednesday 20th December

  • American Underdog (2021) – Biographical sports film about NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, played by Zachary Levi.
  • Cindy la Regia: The High School Years season 1 – Mexican teen high school series.
  • Maestro (2023) – Drama film from director Bradley Cooper in which he also stars as famed conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein. Also starring Carey Mulligan.

Thursday 21st December

  • Like Flowers in Sand season 1 – Korean romantic drama series.
  • Supa Team 4 season 2 – South African animated children's series.

Friday 22nd December

  • Gyeongseong Creature season 1 – Korean horror series about people fighting at the border between life and death.
  • Rebel Moon Part One: A Child of Fire (2023) – Sci-fi epic from director Zack Snyder starring Sofia Boutella and Charlie Hunnam.

Monday 25th December

  • Ricky Gervais: Armageddon (2023) – Stand-up comedy special with Ricky Gervais.
  • Star Trek: Prodigy season 1 – Animated Star Trek series which is now set to return for a new season on Netflix.

Wednesday 27th December

  • Hell Camp: Teen Nightmare (2023) – Documentary film about a therapy camp for out of control teens, which had brutal conditions.

Thursday 28th December

  • Pokémon Concierge season 1 – Stop-motion animated Pokemon series about Haru, a concierge at the Pokémon Resort.

Friday 29th December

  • Berlin season 1 – Money Heist spin-off series following up with fan-favourite character Berlin.

Best Netflix releases from November 2023

Last month on Netflix also saw a host of big new releases, with series and films such as All the Light We Cannot See, Robbie Williams, The Killer, The Crown season 6 part 1 and Squid Game: The Challenge being added to the service.

Here's a list of some of the best new releases on Netflix in November 2023:

  • All the Light We Cannot See – Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie star in this historical drama, an adaptation of the 2014 novel of the same name.
  • Selling Sunset season 7 – New season of the reality series following high-end realtors.
  • Sly – Documentary film about the life and career of Sylvester Stallone.
  • Escaping Twin Flames season 1 – Docuseries about the controversial online community, Twin Flames Universe.
  • Robbie Williams – All-access documentary series charting the life and career of singer and songwriter Robbie Williams.
  • The Killer (2023) – Thriller film from director David Fincher, starring Michael Fassbender as a hitman on a job.
  • The Crown season 6 part 1 – First four episodes in this final season of the royal drama, starring Imelda Staunton and Elizabeth Debicki.
  • Scott Pilgrim Takes Off season 1 – Anime series based on the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels, executive produced by Edgar Wright and featuring the cast of the 2010 film adaptation reprising their roles.
  • Squid Game: The Challenge season 1 – Reality series spin-off from Squid Game, which sees real contestants taking on the games from the show to try and win a huge cash prize.
  • Bad Surgeon: Love Under the Knife season 1 – Docuseries about disgraced surgeon Paolo Macchiarini.

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