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New Netflix Shows and Movies in December 2023

Oscar contenders and Korean dramas await

Kat Moon

December is the time to ignore putting up the holiday lights and focus on what really matters: Oscar contenders. Netflix has a pair of buzzy films looking to hold little gold men in March: Todd Haynes' May December and Bradley Cooper's Maestro are both arriving in December, which should give you plenty of time to savor the performances before filling out your 2024 Oscar ballot. No need to save space on your Oscar ballot for Zack Snyder's sci-fi epic Rebel Moon, which is probably purely a popcorn flick and out on Dec. 22.

December on Netflix is also an exciting month for fans of Korean content. One of the most anticipated K-dramas of the year, Gyeongseong Creature starring Park Seo-joon and Han So-hee, is finally arriving. And after nearly three years, the apocalyptic series Sweet Home returns for a second season. Of course, we can't forget another Korean series that's coming back this December. Single's Inferno is launching its third season and the reality dating show is bound to get viewers swooning again.

Scroll on for more on the month's highlights, plus the full list of everything coming to and leaving Netflix in December 2023.

Last month's guide: New Netflix Shows and Movies in November 2023

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The best new Netflix movies and shows in December

Julianne Moore and Charles Melton, May December

Julianne Moore and Charles Melton, May December


May December (Dec. 1)

One of this winter's buzziest films — and a sure contender for the 2024 awards season — is coming to Netflix on Dec. 1. In May December, Gracie (Julianne Moore) and Joe's (Charles Melton) marriage threatens to crumble when an actor shows up on their porch one day. To prepare for a film, Elizabeth (Natalie Portman) has made it her goal to learn about their relationship beyond the tabloid headlines from two decades ago. But what happens when the actor takes her research a little too far? [Trailer]

The Crown (Dec. 14)

The queen's reign is ending. After the first half of Season 6 premiered in November, The Crown returns for its final six episodes, which pick up in the aftermath of Princess Diana's (Elizabeth Debicki) untimely death and follow the royals as they try to put their lives back together. Ed McVey and Luther Ford take over the roles of Prince William and Prince Harry, respectively, and Meg Bellamy will debut her take on Kate Middleton, infamous sheer dress and all. What will Queen Elizabeth (Imelda Staunton) think of this? -Kelly Connolly [Trailer]

Maestro (Dec. 20)

Another film expected to gain significant Oscar recognition is Bradley Cooper's Maestro. In addition to directing and writing the biopic about composer Leonard Bernstein, Cooper stars in the leading role. Carey Mulligan plays Bernstein's wife Felicia Montealegre, and it's hardly surprising that critics are already praising both lead performances. [Trailer]

Gyeongseong Creature Season 1 Part 1 (Dec. 22)

Two of Korea's biggest names, Park Seo-joon (whom you may have just caught in The Marvels) and Han So-hee, team up in this historical thriller series. It's 1945 in Gyeongseong — what Seoul used to be called — and the people living under Japanese rule must face a creature born from human greed. Wi Ha-jun, best known for his role as police officer Jun-ho in Squid Game, also joins the cast. [Trailer]

Rebel Moon — Part 1: A Child of Fire (Dec. 22)

Can a mega-budget sci-fi action movie franchise be birthed on a streaming service instead of on a massive theater screen at  multiplexes all over the country? We're about to find out with Zack Snyder's latest project, Rebel Moon. The original IP sounds like Seven Samurai but in space (and with more of Snyder's trademark slow-motion), with a woman (Sofia Boutella) rounding up fierce warriors to help her fend off attacks on innocent farmers from a bunch of bullying jerks. Snyder's been working on this for over a decade, and originally pitched it to LucasFilm as a new branch of the Star Wars universe. Charlie Hunnam, Michiel Huisman, Djimon Hounsou, and Ray Fisher also star. You won't have to wait too long to wrap up the story; Part 2 will be out in April. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

More on Netflix:

Everything coming to Netflix in December

Dec. 1
May December
Sweet Home: Season 2
Basketball Wives: Seasons 3-4
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Big Brother: Seasons 6 and 17
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
Black Swan
Boyz n the Hood
College Hill: Celebrity Edition: Season 1
Holey Moley: Seasons 1-2
L.A. Confidential
Man of Steel
The Meg
Real Husbands of Hollywood: More Kevin, More Problems: Season 1
She's All That
She's the Man
Suicide Squad
Taken 2
The Suicide Squad
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman 1984

Dec. 3
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Welcome to Samdal-ri

Dec. 4
Dew Drop Diaries: Season 2

Dec. 5
Stavros Halkias: Fat Rascal
Top Chef: Seasons 6 and 15

Dec. 6
Blood Coast
Christmas as Usual

Dec. 7
Analog Squd
The Archies
Hilda: Season 3
I Hate Christmas: Season 2
High Tides
My Life With the Walter Boys
World War II: From the Frontlines

Dec. 8
Blood Vessel
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 6Leave the World Behind
Women on the Edge

Dec. 9
Love and Monsters

Dec. 12
Kevin Hart & Chris Rock: Headliners Only
Single's Inferno: Season 3
Under Pressure: The U.S. Women's World Cup Team

Dec. 13
Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 5
Holiday in the Vineyards
The Influencer
Se Eu Fosse: Luísa Sonza

Dec. 14
As the Crow Flies: Season 2
The Crown: Season 6 Part 2
Married at First Sight: Season 14
Yu Yu Hakusho

Dec. 15
Carol & The End of The World
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget
Face to Face with ETA: Conversations with a Terrorist
The Hills: Seasons 3-4
Yoh' Christmas

Dec. 18
Mush-Mush and the Mushables

Dec. 19
Project Runway: Season 17
Trevor Noah: Where Was I

Dec. 20
Cindy la Regia: The High School Years
Love is Blind Brazil: After the Altar
Taming of the Shrewd 2

Dec. 21
Flipping Out: Seasons 4-5
Like Flowers in Sand
Supa Team 4: Season 2

Dec. 22
Gyeongseong Creature: Season 1 Part 1
Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire

Dec. 24
A Vampire in the Family
The Manny

Dec. 25
Ricky Gervais: Armageddon
Star Trek: Prodigy: Season 1

Dec. 26
Thank You, I'm Sorry

Dec. 27
Hell Camp: Teen Nightmare

Dec. 28
Pokémon Concierge

Dec. 29

Dec. 31
Blippi Wonders: Season 3
The Millionaire Matchmaker: Seasons 3-4

Everything leaving Netflix in November

Dec. 14
The Hills: Seasons 1-2

Dec. 21
Sing 2

Dec. 27
Da Kath & Kim Code
Kath & Kimderella
Kath and Kim: Kountdown Specials
Kath and Kim: Seasons 1-4
Kath and Kim: The Souvenir Editions

Dec. 28
The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Seasons 1-6

Dec. 30
Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour

Dec. 31
8 Mile
American Beauty
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Catch Me If You Can
Crank 2: High Voltage
Field of Dreams
Friends with Benefits
Get Him to the Greek
Jaws 2
Jaws 3
Jaws: The Revenge
Kung Fu Panda
Lost in Translation
Love Actually
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible II
Mission: Impossible III
Role Models
Runaway Bride
Saving Private Ryan
The Wolf of Wall Street