What’s New on Netflix & Top 10s: December 15th, 2020

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Today saw a large number of new releases on Netflix in the US which we’ll take you through below. In total, seven new titles came to Netflix including two big movies, licensed reality series, a new kids series, and a docu-series looking into your favorite music.

Although today saw the addition of seven titles, it also saw the removal of over 20 titles. Big titles like Bad Education and its movie departed. As did every season of Hart of Dixie and a couple of Warner Brothers cartoons in the form of Tom and Jerry and Scooby-doo.

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Now let’s take a look at the best new movies and TV series added to Netflix today:

The Professor and the Madman (2019)

Genre: Biography, Drama
Director: Farhad Safinia
Cast: Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Eddie Marsan, Natalie Dormer
Runtime: 124 min

Mel Gibson headlined this movie that saw a theatrical release last year but didn’t get a huge amount of love at the box office. Now, it’s on Netflix in the United States.

Here’s what you can expect:

“While working on the first Oxford English Dictionary, a scholar receives thousands of entries from a doctor with a lengthy vocabulary and dark secrets.”

The Grizzlies (2018)

Genre: Biography, Drama
Director: Miranda de Pencier
Cast: Jack Anawak, Fred Bailey, Seth Burke, Mary Buscemi
Writer: Moira Walley-Beckett, Graham Yost
Runtime: 102 min

The second movie added to Netflix today is a sports drama about a group of students living in a remote Artic town who learn and bond when playing lacrosse.

A strong set of reviews gave this movie an 83% rating on RottenTomatoes.

Multiple ViacomCBS Reality Series

Today, a bunch of licensed series came to Netflix each with two seasons apiece. Most of which are from ViacomCBS and its subsidiary channels such as MTV and VH1.

The additions include:

  • Teen Mom 2 – Following the highs and lows of parenting when you’re a teen
  • Black Ink Crew New York – Harlem tattoo shop reality series
  • The Challenge – Contestants compete in races and elimination challenges.

Full List of New Releases on Netflix for December 15th, 2020

2 New Movies Added Today

  • The Grizzlies (2018)
  • The Professor and the Madman (2019)

5 New TV Series Added Today

  • Black Ink Crew New York (2 Seasons)
  • Pup Academy (Season 2)
  • Song Exploder (Volume 2) Netflix Original
  • Teen Mom 2 (2 Seasons)
  • The Challenge (2 Seasons)

Top 10 TV Series & Movies on Netflix for December 15th, 2020

A California Christmas which debuted on Netflix yesterday has shot straight up to the top of the movie list from yesterday while the TV series list looks almost identical to yesterday.

# Movies TV Series
1 A California Christmas Manhunt: Deadly Games
2 Ava Big Mouth
3 The Prom Virgin River
4 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Cocomelon
5 Triple 9 The Queen’s Gambit
6 The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two Selena: The Series
7 Peppermint Tiny Pretty Things
8 The Christmas Chronicles The Crown
9 Little Nicky The Office
10 Marauders Grizzy & the Lemmings
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Founder of What's on Netflix and based in Norwich in the United Kingdom, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for a decade having started the site in 2013. Kasey maintains the what's new on Netflix library, keeps the coming soon lists up-to-date and writes about new and upcoming projects. Contact: kasey@whats-on-netflix.com