New Releases on Netflix: December 16th, 2019


Burlesque (2010) – Picture: Sony Pictures

It’s a new week and Netflix has kickstarted the week with two huge movie releases and the latest season of one of Syfy’s best shows. Below, we’ll take you through the brand new titles on Netflix for December 16th, 2019. 

Plenty more to look forward to this week with The Witcher headlining Friday’s new Netflix Originals with The Two Popes coming in a close second..

Now let’s dive into what’s new on Netflix for December 16th:

Burlesque (2010)

Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Director: Steve Antin
Cast: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet
Runtime: 119 min

Cher and Christina Aguilera headline this 2010 glitzy musical movie about a small-town girl who moves to Los Angeles and gets a job in a neo-burlesque club ran by a famous dancer.

The movie was a box office smash hit and also saw an album released alongside.

Despite mixed reviews from critics and generally favorable user reviews, the movie ended up winning a Golden Globe.

The Danish Girl (2015)

Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Eddie Redmayne, Tusse Silberg, Adrian Schiller
Runtime: 119 min

This biopic on the Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener was considered groundbreaking when it released almost five years ago. The Oscar-winning flick is about the love story between the two but perhaps, more importantly, explores how their marriage morphs when Lili comes out as transgender.

Alicia Vikander (who recently starred in Netflix’s Earthquake Bird) and Eddie Redmayne put in fantastic performances throughout the movie.

The Magicians (Season 4)

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Cast: Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta

Our final highlight of today’s new additions is The Magicians from Syfy.


The series is perhaps one of the best shows airing on Syfy but it’s also turned into one of the best science fiction shows with a complex plot.

If you haven’t seen the series before, it’s about an academy where students wield magical abilities.

Full List of New Releases on Netflix for December 16th

3 New Movies Added Today

  • Burlesque (2010)
  • Sincerely Yours, Dhaka (2018)
  • The Danish Girl (2015)

1 New TV Series Added Today

  • The Magicians (Season 4)
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