movies and series to watch in December 2020

NETFLIX – The catalog of Netflix is ​​enriched with new series and films in December 2020. The calendar of everything there is to see this month on the streaming platform.

[Mis à jour le 30 novembre 2020 à 12h12] For the end of the year, there are many films and series to (re) discover on Netflix. And moviegoers will have plenty to do on the streaming platform, which features both new and great classics. The most anticipated feature film of the month is undoubtedly Mank (December 4), David Fincher’s latest production six years after Gone Girl. This feature film looks back on the genesis of Citizen Kane by focusing on the personality of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman). Also eagerly awaited, The Blues of Ma Rainey, Chadwick Boseman’s last role for which observers are already predicting a posthumous Oscar. Among the classics to be rediscovered on Netflix in December, there are also American Beauty (December 1), Love Actually (December 15), Star Trek: Without Limits (December 17), Under the Skin (December 20), Ghostbusters and ET L ‘Extraterrestrial (December 31).

Series fans will not be outdone, since Netflix is ​​also offering several highly anticipated new seasons in December 2020: season 4 part B of Rick and Morty on December 1, season 4 of Big Mouth on December 4, the series Selena on December 4, The Bridgertone Chronicles on December 25 and finally the final season of The New Adventures of Sabrina on December 31, 2020. Find the full schedule of December releases on Netflix below. Further down in this article, you will also find all the news of the month, and a selection of the best movies and series to watch on the streaming platform.

All about Netflix

The world’s first subscription-based streaming service, Netflix has become a juggernaut in its sector despite still struggling to form competition. Far behind, Amazon Prime Video is trying to compete with plenty of content but still struggles to garner a large and loyal following, while Apple and Disney have each launched their own streaming services. It must be said that Netflix has for it a plethora and constantly renewed catalog of original works, whether they are series or films. Through this special article, learn everything you need to know about Netflix. What movies and series are coming out right now? What is new in the catalog right now? Everything is there. Click here for the Netflix price detail and explanations on subscription to the streaming platform.

In December 2020, Netflix is ​​adding series content to its catalog: subscribers to the platform can discover, in the order of their posting: the new episodes of Fairy Tail (December 1), season 4 of Boruto (December 1) , season 4 part B of Rick and Morty (December 1), season 4 of Big Mouth (December 4), Selena: the Series (December 4), Alice in Borderland (December 10), season 2 of Home for Christmas (December 18), The Chronicles of Bridgerton (December 25), Equinox on December 30 and the final season of The Adventures of Sabrina on December 31.

Netflix is ​​uploading several films in December 2020, in the order they were uploaded to the streaming platform: Lolita Despite Me (December 1), American Beauty (December 1), Mank (December 4), The Claus Family (7 December), The Prom (December 11), Un Noël en Californie (December 14), Love Actually (December 15), Star Trek: Unlimited (December 17), Ma Rainey’s Le Blues (December 18), Under the skin ( December 20), Midnight in the Universe (December 23), A ghost story (December 24), SOS Fantômes (December 31) and ET L’Extraterrestre (December 31).

When subscribing for the first time, the bloated content of Netflix can turn off. The streaming platform offers thousands of series, films, documentaries, cartoons, reports and it is not easy to make a choice. First of all, be aware that Netflix categorizes each content, in order to navigate it more easily. The comedy part is particularly well supplied. Subsequently, the more movies and series you watch, the more Netflix’s algorithm will take care of finding programs suited to your desires. Unfortunately, not everything is available on Netflix France, due to the broadcasting rights distributed among several broadcasters. Note for example the absence of series like Lost, The US Office, Buffy against the vampires.

On the television series side, Netflix is ​​responsible for a number of phenomena around the world. We can notably mention Orange is the new black, the dramatic comedy in prison, but also Stranger Things, a nostalgic return to the 1980s with a big hint of the fantastic, or even 13 Reasons Why, a harsh series about bullying among adolescents. Note that Netflix also broadcasts the Spanish series event The Paper House that many loved.

Studio Ghibli has chosen Netflix to broadcast its films internationally (excluding the United States, Canada and Japan) by subscription streaming. The 21 films of the studio founded by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata are available in the catalog: The Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki the Little Witch, Drip Memories, Porco Rosso, I Can Hear the Ocean, Tales of Earthsea, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbors the Yamada, Spirited Away, The Kingdom of Cats, Arrietty, the little world of thieves, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Pompoko, If you listen, The Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo on the cliff, The Poppy Hill, The Wind rises, Memories of Marnie.

Authors’ films on Netflix

Netflix has been enriched since April 2020 with works by great filmmakers. In the catalog of the streaming platform, we find films by François Truffaut, Jacques Demy, David Lynch and Charlie Chaplin. Find below the list of films in the Netflix catalog:

  • Francois Truffaut : Domicile Conjugal, Fahrenheit 451, Jules and Jim, Love on the run, Shoot the pianist, Les 400 Coups, Vivement Dimanche !, The last metro, The soft skin, Stolen kisses, The two Englishwomen and the continent, The woman next to.
  • Charlie Chaplin : The Dictator, Modern times, The gold rush, The limelight, The lights of the city, The circus, Monsieur Verdoux, Public opinion, A king in New York
  • Jacques Demy : The umbrellas of Cherbourg, The young ladies of Rochefort, Peau d’âne, Lola, A room in the city, The Bay of Angels, The most important event since man walked on the Moon, The flute player, Car park
  • David Lynch : Dune, Lost Highway, Twin Peaks : Fire walk with me, Eraserhead, What did Jack do.
  • Xavier Dolan : Mommy, Laurence Anyways, Tom at the farm, Les amours imaginaires

Netflix offers many films in France. In the streaming giant’s catalog, there are thousands of content from all genres: comedies, dramas, romantic films, thrillers, science fiction, horror, there is something for everyone, whether you are a movie buff or looking for entertainment for the evening. Netflix also sets itself apart by offering original productions, some of which have even been praised by industry professionals, such as Roma (Oscar for Best Director in 2019), Marriage Story (Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2020 ) or Klaus (Oscar nomination 2020). Find below a non-exhaustive selection of the best movies to watch on Netflix, listed in alphabetical order. This list is bound to evolve with the entries and exits of the catalog.


  • The Spanish inn
  • Charlie and the chocolate factory
  • The city of fear
  • Brian’s life
  • The dictator
  • the fabulous destiny of Amelie Poulain
  • Modern times
  • Monty Python: Sacred Grail
  • The Nice Guys


  • 8 women
  • Birdman
  • Ghost
  • Grand Turin
  • Schindler’s List
  • The green Line
  • Laurence Anyways
  • Sophie’s choice
  • The last metro
  • Contempt
  • The 400 blows
  • Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • The freedmen
  • The escapees
  • Marriage Story
  • Moonlight
  • Mudbound
  • Okay
  • Roma
  • The Irishman
  • The Revenant
  • The Social Network
  • A wonderful history of time
  • Whiplash

Romantic movie

  • The arnacoeur
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind
  • Grease
  • The young ladies of Rochefort
  • City lights


  • Gone Girl
  • Prestige
  • Ocean’s Eleven
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Reservoir Dog
  • Shutter Island
  • V for Vendetta
  • Zodiac


  • Blade Runner : The Final Cut
  • Gravity
  • Inception
  • Interstellar
  • Matrix
  • Premier contact

Animation Film

  • Klaus
  • Spirited away
  • Funeral rites
  • My neighbor Totoro
  • Princess mononoke
  • Your name


  • Last train to Busan
  • Get Out
  • Shining
  • Sweeney Todd

Action films

  • Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Goonies
  • Mad Max : Fury Road
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Dark Knight

Netflix stands out from its peers by the impressive number of series in its catalog. French subscribers can find so many television classics, such as Friends, Breaking Bad or The Big Bang Theory. But the platform is also distinguished by its original productions which have obtained a critical and popular coronation, such as Stranger Things, The Good Place or Sex Education. offers you a selection of the best series to watch on the streaming platform right now, sorted by genre and alphabetical order. This non-exhaustive list is bound to be enriched and to evolve as and when the catalog entries and exits.


  • As the days go by
  • Brooklyn 99
  • Community
  • Friends
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Good Place


  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Ten percent
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Glow
  • Hollywood
  • Sex Education


  • 13 Reasons why
  • Better Call Saul
  • Bojack Horseman
  • Breaking Bad
  • In their eyes
  • Orange is the new black
  • Sense 8
  • Skins
  • The Haunting of Hill House (drame/horreur)

Policeman / Thriller

  • American Crime Story: The OJ Simpson Affair
  • Fargo
  • The Paper House
  • Mindhunter
  • Orphan Black
  • Sherlock
  • Unbelievable

Science Fiction

  • Black Mirror
  • Dark
  • The 100
  • Love Death + Robots
  • Stranger Things

Historical series

  • The Bazaar of Charity
  • The young ladies of the telephone
  • Outlander
  • The Crown


  • Kingdom
  • Umbrella Academy
  • Vikings


  • The Last dance
  • Tiger King

In France, Netflix offers three different rates to subscribers. The first, called “Essential”, is available from € 7.99 per month and offers all the content of the platform on a single screen and in HD. The second, adopted by the majority of subscribers, is the “Standard” at € 11.99 per month, which offers the same as the Essential, with the ability to watch HD content on two screens simultaneously. Finally, there is the “Premium” at € 15.99, which allows you to watch Netflix series and films on four screens at the same time, all in Ultra HD. However, it is no longer possible to benefit from a free month to get an idea of ​​the subscription offer.

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