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All the new movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime in December 2021

December's streaming highlights include two star-studded movies that were filmed in the Boston area.

Jonah Hill, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, and Jennifer Lawrence in "Don't Look Up."
Jonah Hill, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, and Jennifer Lawrence in "Don't Look Up." Niko Tavernise/Netflix

It’s officially awards season, which means that movie studios are busy getting their best offerings ready for critics and general audiences alike. Some of those films will only be available in theaters at the outset, but streaming companies like Netflix are letting you watch their Oscar contenders from the comfort of your own home.

Among this month’s streaming highlights include a pair of movies filmed in the Boston area: “Mother/Android,” a sci-fi thriller starring Chloe Grace Moretz; and “Don’t Look Up,” the massive comedy from Adam McKay about a pair of astronomers (Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence) trying to warn the world about a deadly comet hurtling towards Earth.

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Here’s the complete lineup of new movies and TV shows now streaming on the five platforms in December 2021. If you want more curated guides, be sure to check out our list of the 10 best movies and TV shows to stream right now, our 2021 fall movie preview, and our 2021 fall TV preview.

Hulu

Movies

December 1

The A-Team
Above the Rim
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Addicted
Alex Cross
Alienator
All Is Lost
Armageddon
Back to School
The Bank Job
Behind Enemy Lines
The Black Stallion
The Black Stallion Returns
Blow
Bull Durham
Chattahoochee
Cherry 2000
Con Air
The Crazies
Crazy Heart
Crimson Tide
Cujo
The Curse
Days of Heaven
The Dungeonmaster
Earth to Echo
Erik the Viking
Flightplan
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Friday the 13th
Her Smell
Hide and Seek
Hollow Man
Holy Man
Horton Hears a Who!
Hustlers
I Love You, Beth Cooper
Jagged Edge
King Kong (1976)
Love Field
Making Mr. Right
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Ocean’s Eleven
Ocean’s Twelve
Ocean’s Thirteen
The Princess Bride
The Raid 2
Regarding Henry
Rio
Serendipity
Shanghai Noon
She’s Out of My League
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
The Siege of Firebase Gloria
Silverado
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Soda Cracker
Some Kind of Wonderful
Something’s Gotta Give
Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift
Stephen King’s Thinner
Superbeast
Troll
The Warriors
Young Guns
Young Guns II

December 2

The East

December 3

We Need to Do Something
The World Of Kanako

December 7

World War Z

December 9

Swan Song

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December 10

Materna

December 13

Brighton Beach

December 15

Rising Wolf

December 16

Cryptozoo
Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman

December 17

Mother/Android (Hulu Original Film)
The Nowhere Inn

TV Shows/Specials

December 1

Candified: Home for the Holidays: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original)
All Rise: Complete Seasons 1 and 2 (CBS)

December 2

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 15 Premiere (FXX)
Godfather of Harlem: Complete Season 1
Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Come Around: Special (NBC)
Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller: Complete Season 2 (National Geographic)
Vice Versa: HIV: The Neglected Pandemic: Complete Season 1 (Vice)

December 3

Pen15: New Episodes of Season Two (Hulu Original)
The New York Times Presents: To Live and Die in Alabama (FX)
Annie Live!: Special (NBC)
Trolls Holiday in Harmony: Special (DreamWorks Animation)

December 6

Real Housewives of Atlanta: Complete Season 13 (Bravo)

December 7

Michael Buble’s Christmas in the City: Special (NBC)

December 8

People’s Choice Awards: Special (NBC)

December 9

Trolls: TrollsTopia: Complete Season 5 (Hulu Original)
Bloods: Complete Season 1 (Sky Studios)
Creamerie: Complete Season 1 (Kevin & Co, Flat3 and TAP)

December 10

Crossing Swords: Complete Season 2 (Hulu Original)

December 13

70th Miss Universe Competition: Special (Fox)

December 14

American Auto: Series Premiere (NBC)
Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: European Vacation: Special (Fox)

December 15

Grand Crew: Series Premiere (NBC)
Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: Christmas Vacation (Fox)

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December 23

Dragons: The Nine Realms: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original)

December 26

Letterkenny: Complete Season 10 (Hulu Original)

Amazon 

Movies

December 1

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Alex Cross
All Is Lost
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
Edward Scissorhands
End of Days
Guess Who
Halloween II
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Jennifer’s Body
Little Women (1994)
Mistletoe Mixup
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Pineapple Express
Pineapple Express (Unrated)
Ronin
Sleepless in Seattle
Soul Surfer
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
The Hunt for Red October
The Proposal
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Thin Red Line
The Usual Suspects
The Waterboy
Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys
Under the Tuscan Sun
What’s Love Got to Do With It
White As Snow

December 3

Joe Bell
We Are X

December 10

Encounter – Amazon Original Movie

December 12

A Christmas Star

December 16

Theory of Everything

December 17

Boxing Day
Christmas Is Cancelled

December 19

Joy for Christmas

December 20

Who You Think I Am

December 21

Being the Ricardos – Amazon Original Movie

December 31

Lady of the Manor
Time Is Up

TV Shows/Specials

December 1

A Discovery of Witches: Season 1 (AMC+)
A House Divided: Season 1 (ALLBLK)
Believe (UP Faith & Family)
Bonanza: Season 1 (Best Westerns Ever)
Brad Meltzer’s Decoded: Season 1 (HISTORY Vault)
Christmas Everlasting (Hallmark Movies Now)
Hallmark Drama’s Christmas Cookie Matchup: Season 1 (Hallmark Movies Now)
Hostages: Season 1 (Topic)
My Crazy Ex: Season 1 (A&E Crime Central)
Roadkill: Season 1 (MotorTrend)
Sanford: Seasons 1, 2
Sanford and Son: Seasons 1–6
Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas (Hallmark Movies Now)
The Gulf: Season 1 (Acorn TV)
The Jeffersons: Seasons 1–11
The Perfect Wedding Match (UP Faith & Family)
The Tom and Jerry Show: Season 1 (Boomerang)
When Calls the Heart: Home for Christmas: Season 7 (Hallmark Movies Now)

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December 3

Harlem – Amazon Original Series: Season 1

December 8

FC Bayern – Behind the Legend – Amazon Original Series: Season 1

December 9

The Ferragnez – Amazon Original Series: Season 1

December 10

LOL: Last One Laughing Mexico – Amazon Original Series: Season 3
The Expanse – Amazon Original Series: Season 6

December 17

With Love – Amazon Original Series: Season 1

December 23

Yearly Departed – Amazon Original Special

Netflix

Movies

December 1

Blood and Bone
Body of Lies
Bordertown: Mural Murders
Chloe
Chocolat
Closer
Death at a Funeral
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
The Final Destination
Final Destination 3
Final Destination 5
Fool’s Gold
The Fourth Kind
Knight Rider 2000
Law Abiding Citizen
The Legend of Zorro
Life
Looper
The Mask of Zorro
Minority Report
Pet Sematary (1989)
The Power of the Dog – Netflix Film
Premonition
Sabrina (1995)
Soul Surfer
Stepmom
Stuart Little 2
Sucker Punch
Think Like a Man
Tremors
We Were Soldiers
Wild Things
Wyatt Earp

December 2

The Alpinist
Single All The Way – Netflix Film
The Whole Truth – Netflix Film

December 3

Cobalt Blue – Netflix Film
Mixtape – Netflix Film

December 6

David and the Elves – Netflix Film

December 9

Asakusa Kid – Netflix Film
Bathtubs Over Broadway

December 10

Anonymously Yours – Netflix Film
Back to the Outback – Netflix Film
The Shack
Still Out My League – Netflix Film
Two – Netflix Film
The Unforgivable – Netflix Film

December 11

Fast Color

December 13

Eye in the Sky

December 15

The Giver
The Hand of God – Netflix Film

December 16

A California Christmas: City Lights – Netflix Film
A Naija Christmas – Netflix Film
Darkest Hour
Puff: Wonders of the Reef – Netflix Documentary

December 18

Oldboy

December 21

Grumpy Christmas – Netflix Film

December 24

1000 Miles from Christmas – Netflix Film
Don’t Look Up – Netflix Film
Minnal Murali – Netflix Film
STAND BY ME Doraemon 2 – Netflix Film
Vicky and Her Mystery – Netflix Film

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December 26

Lulli – Netflix Film

December 30

Hilda and the Mountain King – Netflix Film

December 31

The Lost Daughter – Netflix Film
Seal Team – Netflix Film

TV Shows/Specials

December 1

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: STONE OCEAN – Netflix Anime
Kayko and Kokosh – Netflix Family
Kayko and Kokosh: Season 2 – Netflix Family
Lost in Space: Season 3 – Netflix Series
Are You The One: Season 3
Ink Master: Season 3
Ink Master: Season 4
Knight Rider: Seasons 1-4

December 2

Coyotes – Netflix Series
Escalona: Season 1

December 3

Coming Out Colton – Netflix Series
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 4 – Netflix Family
Money Heist: Part 5 Vol 2 – Netflix Series
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 4 – Netflix Series
Money Heist: From Tokyo to Berlin: Volume 2 – Netflix Documentary
Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas – Netflix Family

December 5

JAPAN SINKS: People of Hope: Season 1 (Episode 8)

December 6

Voir – Netflix Documentary

December 7

Centaurworld: Season 2 – Netflix Family
Go Dog Go: Season 2 – Netflix Family
Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo) – Netflix Comedy

December 8

Carolin Kebekus: The Last Christmas Special – Netflix Comedy

December 9

Bonus Family: Season 4 – Netflix Series
The Family That Sings Together: The Camargos – Netflix Documentary

December 10

Aranyak – Netflix Series
How to Ruin Christmas: The Funeral – Netflix Series
Twentysomethings: Austin – Netflix Series
Saturday Morning All Star Hits! – Netflix Series

December 11

The Hungry and the Hairy – Netflix Series

December 14

The Future Diary – Netflix Series
Russell Howard: Lubricant – Netflix Comedy
StarBeam: Beaming in the New Year – Netflix Family

December 15

Black Ink Crew New York: Seasons 3-4
The Challenge: Season 12
The Challenge: Season 25
Elite Short Stories: Philippe Caye Felipe – Netflix Series
Masha and the Bear: Nursery Rhymes: Season 1, Part 2
Masha and the Bear: Season 5
Selling Tampa – Netflix Series
Teen Mom 2: Seasons 3-4

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December 16

Aggretsuko: Season 4 – Netflix Anime

December 17

Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 6: Homecoming – Netflix Family
The Witcher: Season 2 – Netflix Series

December 18

Bulgasal: Immortal Souls – Netflix Series

December 19

What Happened in Oslo – Netflix Series

December 20

Elite Short Stories: Samuel Omar – Netflix Series

December 21

Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster – Netflix Comedy

December 22

Emily in Paris: Season 2 – Netflix Series

December 23

Elite Short Stories: Patrick – Netflix Series

December 24

The Silent Sea – Netflix Series
Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous

December 25

Single’s Inferno – Netflix Series
Jimmy Carr: His Dark Material – Netflix Comedy
Stories of a Generation – with Pope Francis – Netflix Documentary

December 28

Word Party Presents: Math! – Netflix Family

December 29

Anxious People – Netflix Series
Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer – Netflix Documentary

December 30

Kitz – Netflix Series

December 31

Cobra Kai: Season 4 – Netflix Series
Queer Eye: Season 6 – Netflix Series
Stay Close – Netflix Series

HBO Max

Movies

December 1

12 Strong, 2018 (HBO)
20 Feet from Stardom, 2013 (HBO)
Adrienne, Documentary Premiere (HBO)
A Perfect Murder, 1998 (HBO)
All I See Is You, 2016 (HBO)
The Answer Man, 2009 (HBO)
Blade II, 2002
Bolero, 1984 (HBO)

Breakdown, 1997 (HBO)
Changing Lanes, 2002 (HBO)
Chicago, 2002
Cloud Atlas, 2012
Control Room, 2004 (HBO)
Crazy, Stupid, Love., 2011

Days Of Thunder, 1990 (HBO)
Dragged Across Concrete, 2018 (HBO)
Enough Said, 2013 (HBO)
Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery, 2015
Frontera, 2014 (HBO)
The Good Doctor, 2011 (HBO)
The Haunting In Connecticut, 2009 (HBO)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2012 (HBO)
Interview with the Vampire, 1994
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, 2013 (HBO)
The Italian Job, 2003 (HBO)
Jack The Giant Slayer, 2013 (HBO)
Jackie Brown, 1997 (HBO)

Jupiter Ascending, 2015
The Lawnmower Man, 1992 (HBO)
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace, 1996 (HBO)
Limbo, 2020 (HBO)
Little Monsters, 1989 (HBO)
The Mask, 1994
Max Steel, 2016 (HBO)

Miss Congeniality, 2000
Mortal Kombat, 1995
Mortal Kombat: Battle of the Realms, 2021

The Muppets Take Manhattan, 1984
No Country For Old Men, 2007 (HBO)
Percy Jackson Sea Of Monsters, 2013 (HBO)
Pope: The Most Powerful Man In History, 2018
Pulse, 2006 (HBO)
R.I.P.D., 2013 (HBO)
Rubber, 2010 (HBO)
Runner Runner, 2013 (HBO)
Se7en, 1995
Shark Night 3D, 2011 (HBO)

Surrogates, 2009 (HBO)
Troll Hunter, 2010 (HBO)
The Truman Show, 1998 (HBO)
Two For The Money, 2005 (HBO)
Two Lovers, 2008 (HBO)
Viva, 2015 (HBO)
War On Everyone, 2016 (HBO)
The Wedding Singer, 1998
The Wolfpack, 2015 (HBO)
World’s Greatest Dad, 2009 (HBO)

The Wrecking Crew!, 2008 (HBO)
XXX, 2002

December 2

Music Box: Listening to Kenny G, Documentary Premiere (HBO)
Space Jam: A New Legacy, 2021 (HBO)

December 3

Breathe the Night
Hood River, 2021
Yerba Buena (HBO), 2020

December 4

At the Ready, 2021

December 6

The Forever Prisoner, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

December 7 

The Slow Hustle, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

December 9

 Music Box: Mr. Saturday Night, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

December 15

What’s New Scooby-Doo?, 2002

December 16

Diego, The Last Goodbye (Diego, el último adiós), Max Original Documentary
Music Box: Juice Wrld: Into the Abyss, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

December 17

A Forbidden Orange, Max Original Premiere

December 20

You Keep the Kids (Mama o Papa)   

December 22

After the Sunset, 2004
The Matrix Resurrections, Warner Bros. Film Premiere, 2021

December 23

The Suicide Squad, 2021 (HBO)

December 24

Black Jesus, 2014

TV Shows/Specials

December 1

All Rise, Seasons 1 and 2

December 2

Odo, Cartoonito Season 1 Premiere
Perfect Life (Vida Perfecta), Max Original Season 2 Premiere
Santa Inc., Max Original Animated Series Premiere

December 3

Craig of the Creek, Season 3 
Mike & Molly
Stath Lets Flats, Season 3

December 4

The Last O.G., Seasons 1-3
Drew Michael: Red Blue Green., Stand-Up Comedy Special Premiere (HBO)

December 5

Kamikaze, Max Original Season Finale

December 6

Landscapers, Limited Series Premiere (HBO)

December 9

​​A Thousand Fangs (aka Mil Colmillos), Season 1
And Just Like That…, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
Gossip Girl Season 1, Finale 
The Sex Lives of College Girls, Max Original Season 1 Finale
Summer Camp Island, Max Original Season 5 Premiere

December 10

Dafne and the Rest (aka Todo lo Otro), Max Original Season 1 Premiere
DC’s Stargirl, Season 2

December 12

Succession, Season 3 Finale (HBO)

December 16

2nd Annual HA Festival: The Art of Comedy, Max Original Comedy Special
The Cut (aka O Grande Look), Max Original Season 1 Premiere
Finding Magic Mike, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
The Fungies, Max Original Season 3 Premiere
Station Eleven, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

December 21

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Season Finale (HBO)

December 23

40 Means Nothing (aka 40 No es Nada), Max Original Season 1 Premiere 
Beforeigners S2, Max Original Season 2 Premiere 

December 26

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 11 Finale (HBO)
Insecure, Season 5 Finale (HBO)

December 30

Young Justice, Max Original Season 4 Part A 

December 31

How to With John Wilson, Season 2 Finale (HBO)

Disney Plus

Movies

December 3

Christmas … Again?!
Disney Holiday Magic Quest
Edward Scissorhands
Ice Age
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Mickey & Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas
Million Dollar Arm
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Diary of a Wimpy Kid — Premiere
The Rescue — Premiere

December 10

Tron: Legacy

December 17

Home Alone 4
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist

December 24

Encanto

TV Shows/Specials

December 8

The Chicken Squad: Season 1
Gabby Duran & The Unsittables: Season 2
Life Below Zero: Northern Territories: Season 1
Muppet Babies: Season 3
Spidey and His Amazing Friends: Season 1
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks: Season 8
Welcome to Earth — Premiere

December 15

Disney’s Magic Bake-Off: Season 1
Gigantosaurus: Season 3
Life Below Zero: Season 17
Science of Stupid: Season 8
Foodtastic: Season 1 Premiere

December 17

Arendelle Castle Yule Log: Cut Paper Edition — Premiere

December 22

Amphibia: Season 3
Minnie’s Bow-Toons: Party Palace Pals: Season 1

December 24

King Tut in Color
Lost Tombs of the Pyramids

December 29

T.O.T.S.: Season 3
The Book of Boba Fett — Premiere

December 31

80s Top Ten: Season 1

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