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The 12 Best Things Coming to Netflix in December

Your watchlist from now until 2021 is here

Chadwick Boseman in the film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Christian Serratos stars as Selena Quintanilla in Selena: The Series

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Chadwick Boseman (left) as Levee in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" and Christian Serratos as Selena Quintanilla in "Selena: The Series."

En español | Baby, it’s cold outside — so curl up and watch what’s good on America’s most popular movie and TV streaming platform. How do you know what’s good? Read on and mark your calendars for classic movies, new releases and delicious cooking shows!

Coming Dec. 1

Jurassic Park (1993)

Leapin’ lizards! Michael Crichton, who wrote the book about reanimated dinosaurs feasting on people, said, “It allows Spielberg to work somewhere between the poles of Jaws and E.T.” But the movie is packed with serious science ideas that “are much more important than the munches,” Crichton said. Also on Netflix: two Jurassic sequels.

Watch it here: Jurassic Park


Runaway Bride (1999)

OK, it’s only half as good as Julia Roberts and Richard Gere’s first movie together, Pretty Woman. But everyone ran to the theaters in 1999 to see her as a gal who jilted three guys at the altar and him as a muckraking journalist on her trail.

Watch it here: Runaway Bride


The Da Vinci Code (2006)

Critics stomped Tom Hanks’ flick about the dark secret locked inside a masterpiece painting, but audiences liked it more than twice as much, and still do.

Watch it here: The Da Vinci Code


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Coming Dec. 4

The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 3

The delectable cooking competition decks the halls with seasonal treats that make you go yum without regretting the calories.

Watch it here: The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 3

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Selena: The Series

If you liked the JLo movie, now there’s a whole show about the Texan-Mexican superstar Selena Quintanilla, who conquered the world and got shot to death by her friend. Christian Serratos (The Walking Dead) stars.

Watch it here: Selena: The Series


Mank (2020)

If you thought Gary Oldman was great as Winston Churchill, wait until you see him as the alcoholic gambler genius who wrote Citizen Kane. Some pundits predict this biopic filmed in Citizen Kane’s black-and-white style will win more Oscars than the original.

Watch it here: Mank


Coming Dec. 11

The Prom (2020)

After their Broadway musical about Eleanor Roosevelt flops, the vain, self-absorbed actors (Meryl Streep, James Corden, Kerry Washington) seek a good cause to redeem their reputations. So they invade Indiana, where they help a girl who wants to take her girlfriend to her high school prom.

Watch it here: The Prom

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Coming Dec. 18

Alex Trebek in a studio standing in front of a Jeopardy monitor

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Jeopardy! Champion Run V

Which game show hosted by the late, beloved Alex Trebek should you binge five seasons of this month?

Watch it here: Jeopardy! Champion Run V


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) star in August Wilson’s illustrious tale of Ma Rainey, the 1920s Mother of the Blues.

Watch it here: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


Coming Dec. 23

The Midnight Sky (2020)

George Clooney plays a scientist in the Arctic racing to prevent a group of astronauts from returning to Earth after an apocalyptic disaster. Kyle Chandler and Felicity Jones co-star.

Watch it here: The Midnight Sky


Coming Dec. 25

Bridgerton (2020)

Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy) presents her scandalous drama series about cutthroat courtship maneuvers among London’s glittering elite in Jane Austen’s day, with a Hamilton-like multiracial cast and Julie Andrews as the wicked, gossipy narrator.

Watch it here: Bridgerton


Coming Dec. 30

Best Leftovers Ever!

After all that homebound holiday cooking, you know you’re going to need the reheating tips on this new cooking show.

Watch it here: Best Leftovers Ever!


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