What to watch on Netflix right now: Best movies and TV shows this month

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By Randee Dawn

Netflix has more great programming than anyone could possibly consume in their lifetime. So how do you know where to start? Here's TODAY's special list of December recommendations you won't want to miss — from new releases to classics. So settle into your sofa and start bingeing!

All New

"Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah"Netflix

"Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah"

Haddish is getting in touch with her Jewish roots, going on a journey through her life. She reflects on fame, getting an "inheritance" and the time Beyoncé gave her a jumpsuit. (Dec. 3)

"Fuller House"Netflix

"Fuller House" (season five)

The final season of the rebooted sitcom launches as Jimmy and Steph bring a new baby home and try to figure out parenting. Fortunately, this house has a lot of extra help around. (Dec. 6)

"Marriage Story"Netflix

"Marriage Story"

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Who needs to go to the theater to watch Oscar bait? Noah Baumbach's new film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver as a couple that splits, but learns to find a way to live in peace. (Dec. 6)

"A Family Reunion Christmas"Netflix

"A Family Reunion Christmas"

M'Dear and her sisters try to keep their singing act together ahead of a church Christmas pageant, as Grandpa works to teach the kids a lesson. (Dec. 9)

"The Two Popes"Netflix

"The Two Popes"

Speaking of the Oscars, Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce are here to sprinkle some classy acting into a story about Cardinal (and future pope) Bergoglio and Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins) as they negotiate their differences and come to an understanding. (Dec. 20)

"John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch"Netflix

"John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch"

Netflix favorite Mulaney takes a break from his stand-up specials in the hopes of re-creating a family special with singing children, celebrity guests and "funky outdoor sets." Hard to tell if this is a satire or straight up, but Mulaney is always good for laughs. (Dec. 24)

Kevin Hart.Dominic Lorrimer / Getty Images

"Kevin Hart: Don't F*** This Up"

The comedian kicks off his six-part documentary series that looks at his life over the past year: fatherhood, partnerhood, and being a businessman — plus his dealing with the fallout over being named, then unnamed, an Oscars host. (Dec. 27)

Also add to the queue: "Let's Dance" (Dec. 4); "A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby" (Dec. 5); "V Wars" (Dec. 5); "Michelle Wolf: Joke Show" (Dec. 10); "6 Underground" (Dec. 13); "The Witcher" (Dec. 20)

Certified Classics

"The Danish Girl"Netflix

"The Danish Girl" (2016)

Eddie Redmayne earned his second Oscar nomination playing an artist who transitions to womanhood in the early 1900s. (Dec. 16)


"Burlesque" (2010)

One way to liven up your holiday season is with this backstage musical featuring Cher and Christina Aguilera. Sure, the story's not great ... but you can't beat those singing chops! (Dec. 16)

Also add to the queue: "It Comes at Night" (2017) (Dec. 9); "The Secret Life of Pets 2" (2019) (Dec. 27); "Goldeneye" (1995) (Dec. 31); "Red Dawn" (1984) (Dec. 31)

Going, Going ... Gone!


"Thor: Ragnarok" (2017) (Dec. 4); "Rocky" (the original and its four sequels, ranging from 1976-1990) (Dec. 31); "Billy Elliot" (2000) (Dec. 31); "Pulp Fiction" (1994) (Dec. 31);

Don't be remote! Be sure to check back here in late December to see what Netflix has coming up next!