December 2016 New Netflix Releases

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Welcome to your preview of the new movies and TV series that will be released throughout December 2016 and throughout Christmas 2016 too. There’s absolutely tons to pick from and with the lineup dominated with Netflix Originals along with top TV and movies, there’s going to be something for everyone on Netflix this Christmas.

As always, we’re going to start with a few of our picks as to what you should be looking out for and beyond that we’ll include the complete list of titles coming to Netflix in December 2016.

December 2016 Netflix Release Highlights

New Movies Highlights


Netflix dubbed summer 2016 to be the summer of movies and while we’re not quite getting the quantity of what arrived during the summer, we’re certainly seeing as much quality.

Let’s start off with the big gun. The most recently released Captain America: Civil War will be coming to Netflix on Christmas day bringing with it one of the biggest fight scenes in Marvel history along with Spiderman’s epic reintroduction in the Marvel franchise.

We’re also seeing the return of classic movies such as Beverly Hills Cop, Honey I Shrunk the Kids and Toys starring Robin Williams. Speaking of kids, one of the big animation movies of the year in the form of The Angry Birds Movie will also be coming to Netflix streaming in December.

New TV Series Highlights


While most of the TV series that are coming to Netflix in December are in the form of Netflix Originals, we’re still getting a few decent third party titles too. Let’s start with the raved about TV mini-series The Eighties which aired on CNN but was actually partly produced by HBO. Yes, that’s right a HBO title (sort of) is coming to Netflix.

USA Network’s newest show from this year, Colony will be making its way to Netflix in December too. We’ll also be getting season 5 of the wacky show Comedy Bang! Bang!.

New Netflix Original Highlights


Plenty of variety in the Netflix Original lineup this month. Let’s start with the most anticipated series which is undoubtedly the second series of Fuller House. We’ll once again be returning to the Tanner residence for Christmas and they’ve got plenty in store for us.

Animation fans will be happy as Ajin is getting its second season and Guillermo Del Toro’s first Netflix Original title in the form of Dreamworks Trollhunters will be arriving towards the end of the month.

Complete List of New Titles Coming in December 2016

December 1st

  • Always (1989)
  • Angels in the Snow (2015)
  • Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
  • Beyond Bollywood (2014)
  • Black Snake Moan (2007)
  • Chill with Bob Ross: Collection (1990)
  • Compulsion (1959)
  • D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
  • David Blaine: Street Magic (1997)
  • Dreamland (2010)
  • For the Love of Spock (2016)
  • Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (Season 2)
  • Glory Daze: The Life and Time of Michael Alig (2016)
  • Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
  • Hitler: A Career (1977)
  • Holiday Engagement (2011)
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
  • House of Wax (2006)
  • Hannibal (2001)
  • Merli (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
  • Merry Kissmas (2015)
  • National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
  • Picture Perfect (1997)
  • Rainbow Time (2016)
  • Rodeo & Juliet (2015)
  • Swept Under (2016)
  • Switchback (1997)
  • The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
  • The Crucible (1996)
  • The Little Rascals (1994)
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
  • The Rock (1996)
  • The Spirit of Christmas (2015)
  • Toys (1992)
  • Uncle Nick (2015)
  • Waking Life (2001)
  • Way of the Dragon (1972)
  • We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (1993)
  • White Girl (2016)
  • Wildflower (2016)
  • Zero Point (2014)

December 2nd

  • Fauda (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
  • Hip Hop Evolution (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
  • Pacific Heat (Season 1) Netflix Original Series

December 3rd

  • Lost & Found Music Studios (Season 2) Netflix Original Series

December 5th

  • Mad (2016)
  • The Good Neighbor (2016)

December 6th

  • Blue Jay
  • Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) (Season 1)
  • Reggie Watts: Spatial (2016) Netflix Original Stand-up Special
  • The Devil Dolls (2016)
  • The Model (2016)

December 8th

  • The Cuba Libre Story (Season 1) Netflix Original Series

December 9th

  • Captive (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
  • Cirque du Soleil Junior – Luna Petunia (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
  • Club de Cuervos (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
  • Fuller House (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
  • Four Seasons in Havana (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
  • Medici: Masters of Florence (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
  • Spectral (2016) Netflix Original Documentary
  • White Rabbit Project (Season 1) Netflix Original Series

December 11th

  • Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
  • Phantom of the Theater (2016)

December 12th

  • Ricardo O’Farrill: Christmas Special (2016) Netflix Original Stand-up Special

December 13th

  • Colony (Season 1)
  • I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
  • Killswitch (2016)
  • Nobel (Season 1) Netflix Original Series

December 14th

  • Versailles (Season 1)

December 16th

  • Barry (2016) Netflix Original Movie
  • Call Me Francis (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
  • Crazyhead (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
  • No Second Chance (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
  • Rats (2016)
  • The Adventures of Puss in Boots (Season 4) Netflix Original Series

December 19th

  • Miss Stevens (2016)

December 20th

  • Disorder (2015)
  • Gabriel Iglesias: Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry (2016) Netflix Original Standup Special
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 6 (2016)
  • Ten Percent (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
  • The Break (Season 1) Netflix Original Series

December 23rd

  • Travellers (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
  • Trollhunters (Season 1) Netflix Original Series

December 25th

  • Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War (2016) (Part of the Disney Contract)
  • When Hari Got Married (2013)

December 27th

  • Ajin (Season 2) Netflix Original Anime Series
  • Chasing Cameron (Season 1) Netflix Original Series

December 28th

  • Comedy Bang! Bang! (Season 5)

December 29th

  • The Hollywood Shorties (2016)

December 30th

  • The Eighties (Season 1)

December 31st

  • Big in Bollywood (2011)

We’ll be back with a Christmas preview later this month as well as more previews of 2017 over the coming months. As always, keep an eye on our What’s New section for the daily additions which includes titles not mentioned above and leave a comment below with your favorite new addition for December 2016.

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Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.