Looking for something new to watch on Netflix? Well, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a first look at our selection of 8 top picks to look out for this December. It's time to cosy up...
V-Wars, 5th December
Ian Somerhalder (who played Damon in the teen show, The Vampire Diaries) just can’t seem to give up on the fangs, can he? Well, to be fair in this new series he plays a doctor, who enters a world of untold horror when a mysterious disease transforms his best friend into a murderous predator (vampire, just say vampire, what else can the V stand for?) who feeds on other humans. Something tells me they won’t be BFFs for long…
Nothing quite says Christmas like an end-of-the-world vampire series, does it?
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby, 5th December
Oh OK, I see you Netflix, this is more like it! It’s Christmastime in Aldovia - and a royal baby is on the way. Amber and Richard host royals from a faraway kingdom to renew an ancient truce, but when the priceless 600-year-old-treaty disappears, peace is put in jeopardy and an ancient curse threatens their family!
I think we’ll need a lot of cheese and crackers for this one…
Marriage Story, 6th December
Academy Award nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach's brings you this incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. With a stellar line-up including Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta (sorry about name dropping, but well, you can’t blame us!) – it’s definitely one for the watch list.
Just check out the trailer, you’ll know you'll need tissues for both laughing and crying.
6 Underground, 13th December
What do you get when you bring Michael Bay, Ryan Reynolds and a bucket load of dynamite together?
6 underground (not one for the Christmas cracker, but you saw where we were headed with this…). Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future. The team is brought together by an enigmatic leader (Ryan Reynolds), whose sole mission in life is to ensure that, while he and his fellow operatives will never be remembered, their actions damn sure will.
We’re rooting for you, Deadpool!
Soundtrack, 18th December
Soundtrack is a romantic musical drama that looks at the love stories connecting a diverse, disparate group of people in contemporary Los Angeles through the music that lives inside their hearts and minds. If you liked La La Land, then we have a very good feeling that you’ll love this one.
The Witcher, 20th December
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
We’re looking forward to seeing Henry Cavill take on this new role – you just can’t beat a good fantasy drama.
The Two Popes, 20th December
Inspired by true events, this film gives an intimate look at one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years which was a historic turning point in the Catholic Church. Starring Anthony Hopkins (Pope Bendict) and Jonathan Pryce (Cardinal Bergoglio), we follow a struggle between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront elements from their pasts.
Lost in Space: Season 2, 24th December