What's Coming to Netflix in December?

 

The streaming giant unveiled its December lineup today.

You can click anywhere to see the list of movies and shows premiering on Netflix next month.  For the entire list, CLICK HERE

But this is the only place you can get my personal recommendations...


 

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (DEC 25th)

Every conversation of what's coming and going to Netflix in December MUST start with Infinity War.  It's one of the best movies of the year, one of the highest grossing movies of the year, and you should watch it if you've seen any Marvel movie over the last ten years.  It's an obvious choice, but it's a honest to goodness great movie.

 

ROMA (DEC 14th)

This is pretty much the EXACT opposite of Infinity War.  It's black & white, Spanish, and an original story.  See Netflix really wants Oscars.  But they don't come easy.  It's hard to get people to make movies for Netflix: The home of every comedian you've never heard of.

Roma is the story of director Alfonso Cuaron's childhood in Mexico.  It is a shoo-in to be nominated for Best Picture.  It will likely be the winner in the Best Director category.  The word "masterpiece" is being thrown around quite a bit with this one.  So, if The Avengers isn't your bag, this might be.

 

ELLEN DEGENERES: RELATABLE (DEC 18th)

There's two types of people in this world.  People who like Ellen.  And liars who say they don't.  The daytime talk host returns to standup with her first special in 15 years.  Expectations are very high for the comedian.  She's always been funny, but what's the material going to be about?  The title "Relatable" might be a key.

 

FRIDAY (DEC 1st)

The entire Friday trilogy hits Netflix December 1st.  But, you really only need the first movie.  The lazy comedy is simple, touching, and really, really funny.  Ice Cube and Chris Tucker star as best friends trying to spend a day together.  The supporting cast is amazing, If you've never seen the 1995 classic, I recommend it.  An underrated quotable classic.

 

DISTRICT 9 (DEC 4th)

The 2009 sci-fi movie is underrated and deserves to be seen by fans of the genre.  The movie is a metaphor for racism in South Africa.  It's intelligent, deep, but can also be watched as is with no message seeping through if you don't want it to.  It works on a surface level or a deeper level.  In the years since, director Neil Blomkamp has sort of been outed as a fraud of a director who maybe only this one good idea.  His other movies have been few and far between and not good.  But that shouldn't take away from getting it right, even if it's just the one time.

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