What’s new on Netflix Canada in December 2021

Highlights include Don't Look Up, The Unforgivable, season 2 of The Witcher, and the usual holiday-themed fare

In the satirical black comedy "Don't Look Up", Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence star as two low-level astronomers who attempt to convince a disinterested world of pending doom as a planet-killing comet hurtles towards Earth. The film premieres on Netflix on December 24, 2021 after a limited theatrical release. (Photo: Netflix)
In the satirical black comedy "Don't Look Up", Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence star as two low-level astronomers who attempt to convince a disinterested world of pending doom as a planet-killing comet hurtles towards Earth. The film premieres on Netflix on December 24, 2021 after a limited theatrical release. (Photo: Netflix)

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There’s something for everyone in Netflix’s December offerings, including the black comedy Don’t Look Up. A satire of the climate crisis, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as two low-level astronomers attempting, via a media tour, to warn humankind that a planet-killing comet is hurtling toward Earth. The problem? Nobody seems to care. The film is set for a limited theatrical release on December 10 before coming to Netflix on Christmas Eve.

The Power of the Dog, the latest film by Oscar-winning director Jane Campion, stars Benedict Cumberbatch as charismatic rancher Phil Burbank, who inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother George (Jesse Plemons) brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love. The critically acclaimed film had a limited theatrical release in the U.S. on November 17 and will have its worldwide debut on Netflix on Wednesday, December 1st.

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There’s also The Unforgivable, based on the 2009 British miniseries Unforgiven written by Sally Wainwright. The Netflix film stars Sandra Bullock as a woman released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime. Unforgiven by society, she seeks redemption by finding the estranged younger sister she was forced to leave behind. In what’s becoming a trend, the film is also set for a limited release in theatres on November 24 before premiering on Netflix on Friday, December 10th.

Some popular Netflix series are returning in December, including season 2 of The Witcher, premiering on Friday, December 17th. The eight-episode season sees mutated monster-hunter for hire Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) continue the journey toward his destiny in a turbulent world were people are often more wicked than beasts.

Other returning popular Netflix series include the third and final season of Lost of Space (Dec. 1), season 2 of Emily in Paris (Dec. 22), season 4 of Cobra Kai (Dec. 31), and season 6 of Queer Eye (Dec. 31).

VIDEO: “Don’t Look Up” trailer

Of course, there’s also a selection of holiday-themed movies and series streaming in December, including Single All the Way (Dec. 2), David and the Elves (Dec. 6), Carolin Kebekus: The Last Christmas Special (Dec. 8), How To Ruin Christmas: Season 2 (Dec. 10), StarBeam: Beaming in the New Year (Dec. 14), A California Christmas: City Lights and A Naija Christmas (Dec. 16), Grumpy Christmas (Dec. 22), and 1000 Miles from Christmas (Dec. 24).

Other new Netflix films include Mixtape (Dec. 3), Back to the Outback (Dec. 10), and The Lost Daughter and Seal Team (both on Dec. 31).

New and returning Netflix series include Coming Out Colton and Money Heist: Part 5 Vol 2 (both on Dec. 3), season 3 of Titans (Dec. 8), Twentysomethings: Austin and Saturday Morning All Star Hits! (both on Dec. 10), Selling Tampa (Dec. 15), and Anxious People (Dec. 29).

VIDEO: “The Power of the Dog” trailer

Other returning series include season 8 of The Flash (new weekly episodes starting Dec. 2), season 5 of Workin’ Moms (Dec. 3), and season 6 of Superstore (Dec. 15).

Netflix documentaries include volume 2 of Money Heist: From Tokyo to Berlin (Dec. 3), Voir (Dec. 6), Puff: Wonders of the Reef (Dec. 16), Stories of a Generation – with Pope Francis (Dec. 25), and Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer (Dec. 29).

Theatrically released films premiering on Netflix in December include The Big Lebowski, Bridesmaids, Reservoir Dogs, Schindler’s List, Les Misérables: The Staged Concert, Love Actually, Meet Joe Black, Notting Hill, Spartacus, and Spider-Man 3 (all on Dec. 1), Jumanji: The Next Level (Dec. 2), The Fast and the Furious franchise (Dec. 3), The Grudge (Dec. 9), Just Mercy (Dec. 12), Sleepless in Seattle and Taxi Driver (both on Dec. 15), The Boss Baby and Gemini Man (both on Dec. 18), and Little Women (2019 version, Dec. 22).

VIDEO: New to Netflix Canada in December 2021

Here’s the complete list of everything coming to Netflix Canada in December, along with what’s leaving.

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Coming in December (no release date specified)

  • Decoupled (Netflix series) – A misanthropic writer and his startup-founder wife juggle their impending divorce with the absurdities and annoyances of life in their affluent world.

 

Wednesday, December 1

  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean (Netflix anime) – The legacy of the Joestar family continues with Jolyne as she and her companions take on new Stand users behind the bars of Green Dolphin Street Prison.
  • Kayko and Kokosh (Netflix family) – Two Slavic warriors do everything in their power to defend the village of Mirmilowo from the evil order of Knaveknights.
  • Kayko and Kokosh: Season 2 (Netflix family) – From an all-inclusive vacation to an extravagant Sweet 16 party, Kayko and Kokosh continue to stumble into different misadventures.
  • Lost in Space: Season 3 (Netflix series) – In an epic final season, the Robinsons’ survival instincts kick into hyperdrive as they race to reunite and protect Alpha Centauri from a robot invasion.
  • The Power of the Dog (Netflix film) – Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Bridesmaids
  • The Croods
  • Deck the Halls
  • Home
  • Impractical Jokers: The Movie
  • Les Misérables: The Staged Concert
  • Love Actually
  • Meet Joe Black
  • Notting Hill
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  • Queen & Slim
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Schindler’s List
  • Spartacus
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Tears of the Sun
  • Trolls
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family
  • Wild Wild West

 

Thursday, December 2

  • Coyotes (Netflix series) – A close group of summer campers finds diamonds in the woods, setting off a wild ordeal that tests their friendship — and puts their lives in danger.
  • The Flash: Season 8 (new episode)
  • Jumanji: The Next Level
  • Single All The Way (Netflix film) – Peter asks his best friend to pose as his boyfriend on a Christmas visit home, but their plan — and feelings — change when his family plays matchmaker.
  • The Whole Truth (Netflix film) – When two siblings stumble on a strange hole in the wall of their grandparents’ house, horrifying incidents reveal sinister secrets about their family.

 

Friday, December 3

  • Cobalt Blue (Netflix film) – When an aspiring author and his free-spirited sister both fall for the enigmatic paying guest at their home, ensuing events rock their traditional family.
  • Coming Out Colton (Netflix series) – Colton Underwood, former professional football player and star of The Bachelor, embarks on a journey of self-discovery coming out as a gay man, including addressing his past and embracing his place in the LGBTQ community.
  • Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 4 (Netflix family) – The campers leave Isla Nublar behind, only to wash ashore on strange new terrain that’s crawling with threats — and closely guarded secrets.
  • Money Heist: Part 5 Volume 2 (Netflix series) – The stakes couldn’t be higher for the embattled Professor as he races to get the gold — and more importantly, his team — out of the bank.
  • Mixtape (Netflix film) – In 1999, 12-year-old Beverly discovers a broken mixtape made by her late parents. She sets out to find the songs — and learn more about her mom and dad.
  • Money Heist: From Tokyo to Berlin: Volume 2 (Netflix documentary) – It’s the end of an era for the showrunners and actors behind “Money Heist,” who share secrets about filming while saying goodbye to the beloved series.
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
  • Fast & Furious
  • Fast Five
  • Fast & Furious 6
  • Furious 7
  • Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas
  • Workin’ Moms: Season 5

 

Sunday, December 5

  • Japan Sinks: People of Hope: Season 1 (episode 8)

 

Monday, December 6

  • David and the Elves (Netflix film) – A jaded, overworked elf runs off to the real world where he tries to experience the magic of Christmas with the help of a newly befriended young boy.
  • Voir (Netflix documentary) – Film lovers examine the cinematic moments that thrilled, perplexed, challenged and forever changed them in this collection of visual essays.

 

Tuesday, December 7

  • Centaurworld: Season 2 (Netflix family) – Horse embarks on a mission to build an army and defeat the Nowhere King. It won’t be easy, but she’s got the herd by her side — and Rider back home.
  • Go Dog Go: Season 2 (Netflix family) – Adventurous pups Tag and Scooch are going everywhere this season, from exciting places all around Pawston to the bright lights of Chew York City!
  • Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo) (Netflix comedy) – With her first hour-long Netflix comedy special, Nicole Byer’s Big Beautiful Weirdo is sexy, fun and honest. Filmed at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City, the city where she first got her start in stand-up, Nicole discusses everything from how she basically is a vegan (she’s just doing her part), what she’s looking for in a man, just how crazy this past year-and-a-half has been, and much more.

 

Wednesday, December 8

  • Carolin Kebekus: The Last Christmas Special (Netflix comedy) – Carolin Kebekus unpacks the many headaches of the Christmas season, from intense hangovers to the agony of Advent calendars to a big gift-giving gap.
  • Titans: Season 3 (Netflix series) – As they strive to stay united, the Titans are tormented by Red Hood, a mysterious new threat who wants to destroy Gotham City once and for all.

 

Thursday, December 9

  • Asakusa Kid (Netflix film) – Before he hit it big, Takeshi Kitano got his start apprenticing with comedy legend Fukami of Asakusa. But as his star rises, his mentor’s declines.
  • Bathtubs Over Broadway
  • Bonus Family: Season 4 (Netflix series) – A kitchen fire, a classroom showdown and a call from the hospital set in motion a flurry of family reckonings and relationship crises.
  • The Family That Sings Together: The Camargos (Netflix documentary) – Surrounded by family and friends, Zezé Di Camargo and daughter Wanessa spend time together and collaborate creatively in this exclusive reality series.
  • The Flash: Season 8 (new episode)
  • The Grudge

 

Friday, December 10

  • Anonymously Yours (Netflix film) – After an accidental text message turns into a digital friendship, Vale and Alex start crushing on each other without realizing they’ve met in real life.
  • Aranyak (Netflix series) – Political ploys, personal agendas and a beastly myth all surface as two mismatched hill station cops navigate a web of suspects after a puzzling murder.
  • Back to the Outback (Netflix film) – They might look dangerous, but these wildly misunderstood creatures have hearts of gold — and they’re breaking out of captivity on a quest to find home.
  • How To Ruin Christmas: The Funeral (Netflix series) – A year after last year’s Christmas disaster, Tumi finds herself in the centre of another holiday family mess when a relative suddenly passes away.
  • Twentysomethings: Austin (formerly Roaring Twenties) (Netflix series) – In this coming-of-age reality series set in Austin, Texas, 20-somethings navigate love and friendship and start a new adventure: life.
  • Saturday Morning All Star Hits! (Netflix series) – Wildly irreverent and slightly disturbing, this adult animation, live-action hybrid celebrates the campy, Saturday-morning shows of the ’80s and ’90s.
  • Still Out of My League (Netflix film) – After breaking up with her dreamboat, Marta finds love with an artist. But life throws a few twists into the mix for the ailing woman and her friends.
  • Two (Netflix film) – Two strangers awaken to discover their abdomens have been sewn together, and are further shocked when they learn who’s behind their horrifying ordeal.
  • The Unforgivable (Netflix film) – Released from prison into a society that won’t forgive her, a woman convicted of murder searches for the little sister she was forced to leave behind.

 

Saturday, December 11

  • The Hungry and the Hairy (Netflix series) – On the motorbike road trip of their dreams, buddies Rain and Ro Hong-chul relax and unwind as they delight in tasty eats and scenic locales around Korea.

 

Sunday, December 12

  • Japan Sinks: People of Hope: Season 1 (episode 9)
  • Just Mercy
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Tuesday, December 14

  • The Future Diary (Netflix series) – In this reality series, complete strangers meet and receive a diary holding the script to their very own love story. Will true romance follow?
  • Russell Howard: Lubricant (Netflix comedy) – This two-part special features comic Russell Howard’s delayed-yet-delighted return to the stage and a look at his life during an unexpected lockdown.
  • StarBeam: Beaming in the New Year (Netflix family) – Summersette’s biggest baddies join forces on New Year’s Eve to battle Zoey and the Beam Team. But cool cousin Zara powers up to help save the day!

 

Wednesday, December 15

  • Elite Short Stories: Phillipe Caye Felipe (Netflix series) – Just as Cayetana is trying to get over her ex–boyfriend, with the help of her new friend Felipe, the prince reappears in her life.
  • The Hand of God (Netflix film) – In 1980s Naples, young Fabietto pursues his love for football as family tragedy strikes, shaping his uncertain but promising future as a filmmaker.
  • Masha and the Bear: Nursery Rhymes: Season 1 Part 2
  • Masha and the Bear: Season 5
  • Selling Tampa (Netflix series) – The agents at the all-female, Black-owned Allure Realty mix business with fun as they rule the waterfront of a hot Tampa luxury real estate market.
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Superstore: Season 6
  • Taxi Driver

 

Thursday, December 16

  • A California Christmas: City Lights (Netflix film) – A year after their romance took root, Callie and Joseph are leaving the ranch for family business in San Francisco — with wedding bells on the horizon.
  • A Naija Christmas (Netflix film) – A mother’s Christmas wish — and the grand prize that comes with it — sets off a fierce competition between her sons.
  • Aggretsuko: Season 4 (Netflix anime) – Retsuko turns up the volume to stop Haida from making the biggest mistake ever when a sly new company president takes the office to a new extreme.
  • The Flash: Season 8 (new episode)
  • Puff: Wonders of the Reef (Netflix documentary) –

     

    A baby pufferfish travels through a wondrous, microscopic world full of fantastical creatures as he searches for a home in the Great Barrier Reef.

 

Friday, December 17

  • Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 6: Homecoming (Netflix family) – The final season takes the Spy Racers around the world — from the Alps to the Arctic and back home to LA — as they battle their toughest enemy ever!
  • The Witcher: Season 2 (Netflix series) – The epic series of monsters, magic and fate returns for a second season.

 

Saturday, December 18

  • The Boss Baby
  • Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (Netflix series) – Cursed since birth and exempt from death, a revenge-driven immortal sets out on a quest to reclaim his soul and end a 600-year-old vendetta.
  • Gemini Man

 

Sunday, December 19

  • What Happened in Oslo (Netflix series) – Set amidst the Oslo Accords of 1993, this thriller centres on a disturbing crime with far-reaching implications.

 

Monday, December 20

  • Elite Short Stories: Samuel Omar (Netflix series) – When Samuel is threatened with eviction from his childhood home, Omar proposes an alluring idea to raise money.

 

Tuesday, December 21

  • Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster (Netflix comedy) – Comedy icon Jim Gaffigan offers some thoughts on the hot mess that was 2021, as well as his takes on marching bands, billionaires in space and more.
  • Grumpy Christmas (Netflix film) – A family trip to the beach turns crazy when Servando and Alicia, Alma’s wilful aunt, start an over-the-top competition to control Christmas.

 

Wednesday, December 22

  • Emily in Paris: Season 2 (Netflix series) – More fun. More fashion. More faux pas. As Emily finds her footing in Paris, the fallout from a night of passion could send her stumbling into trouble.
  • Little Women (2019)

 

Thursday, December 23

  • Elite Short Stories: Patrick (Netflix series) – Patrick’s trip to a cabin in the woods during Christmastime results in an unexpected but significant outcome.
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Friday, December 24

  • 1000 Miles from Christmas (Netflix film) – A Christmas tale, a romantic comedy and the story of a man in his 30s who learns — reluctantly — to get carried away by the Christmas spirit.
  • Don’t Look Up (Netflix film) – Two astronomers go on a media tour to warn humankind of a planet-killing comet hurtling toward Earth. The response from a distracted world: Meh.
  • Minnal Murali (Netflix film) – A tailor gains special powers after being struck by lightning, but must take down an unexpected foe if he is to become the superhero his hometown needs.
  • The Silent Sea (Netflix series) – During a perilous 24-hour mission on the moon, space explorers try to retrieve samples from an abandoned research facility steeped in classified secrets.
  • Stand by Me Doraemon 2 (Netflix film) – Nobita travels to the future to show his beloved grandma his bride, but adult Nobita has fled his own wedding. Can he ever be a good husband to Shizuka?

 

Saturday, December 25

  • Single’s Inferno (Netflix series) – Stranded and ready to mingle, flirty singles search for love on a deserted island they can only escape as couples for romantic date nights in paradise.
  • Jimmy Carr: His Dark Material (Netflix comedy) – Jimmy Carr finds humour in the darkest of places in this stand-up special that features his dry, sardonic wit — and some jokes he calls “career enders.”
  • Stories of a Generation – with Pope Francis (Netflix documentary) – Pope Francis and other men and women all over the world aged 70+ — both famous and everyday people — share their life stories with young filmmakers.

 

Sunday, December 26

  • Lulli (Netflix film) – After getting electrocuted by an MRI machine, an ambitious young medical student (Larissa Manoela) begins to hear the thoughts of others.

 

Tuesday, December 28

  • Word Party Presents: Math! (Netflix family) – Count numbers, compare shapes and find patterns with baby animals Franny, Bailey, Kip, Lulu and Tilly as they use math and sing songs to solve problems.

 

Wednesday, December 29

  • Anxious People (Netflix series) – Anxious People is a drama comedy about a bank robber failing miserably by robbing a cashless bank and ends up taking eight persons hostage during an open house. After giving up, the apartment is stormed by the two dysfunctional police officers Jack and Jim, who also happen to be father and son. There is just one problem: The apartment is … empty. In a series of contradictory testimonies afterwards, the hostages tell their version of what really happened whereupon a classic – but hilarious – puzzle mystery develops. All while the hostages share a common secret that is creating a unique and almost unbreakable bond between them.
  • Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer (Netflix documentary) – The second instalment of an ongoing documentary series about how certain locations became accomplices to crimes that took place there. Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer will examine how the danger and depravity of New York’s Times Square in the late 1970s and early 1980s made it possible for one man to commit — and nearly get away with — unthinkable acts in a nearly lawless area rife with drugs and sex work. These three episodes will delve into the social and systemic forces that allowed horrific crimes to go unnoticed for too long.

 

Thursday, December 30

  • Kitz (Netflix series) – Seeking revenge on the girl she blames for her brother’s death, a 19-year-old waitress infiltrates the glitzy world of a group of wealthy teens.
  • Hilda and the Mountain King (Netflix film) – When Hilda wakes up in the body of a troll, she must use her wits and courage to get back home, become human again — and save the city of Trolberg.

 

Friday, December 31

  • Cobra Kai: Season 4 (Netflix series) – Cobra Kai takes place over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament with the continuation of the inescapable conflict between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). Season 4 finds the Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang dojos joining forces to take down Cobra Kai at the All Valley Under 18 Karate Tournament … and whoever loses must hang up their gi. As Samantha and Miguel try to maintain the dojo alliance and Robby goes all in at Cobra Kai, the fate of the Valley has never been more precarious. What tricks does Kreese have up his sleeve? Can Daniel and Johnny bury their decades-long hatchet to defeat Kreese? Or will Cobra Kai become the face of karate in the valley?
  • The Lost Daughter (Netflix film) – A woman’s quiet seaside vacation takes an unsettling turn when her fixation on a young mother staying at a nearby villa awakens memories from her past.
  • Queer Eye: Season 6 (Netflix series) – The Emmy® Award-winning Queer Eye returns in a search for a whole new roster of heroes in need of a little TLC. Get ready, y’all! This season, Queer Eye’s fearless ambassadors head to the Lone Star state with a home base in Austin, TX. Watch as they work their life-changing magic yet again and transform the lives of deserving Texans.
  • Stay Close (Netflix series) – A new Harlan Coben mystery with the signature blend of twisty intrigue, soapy drama, and unravelling secrets.
  • Seal Team (Netflix film) – Fearless seal Quinn assembles a squad of misfit recruits to stand up to ruthless sharks with razor-sharp teeth and reclaim the open sea.

 

Leaving Netflix Canada in November

Monday, December 13

  • Halt and Catch Fire: Seasons 1-4

Tuesday, December 14

  • Saint Seiya: Seasons 1-6

Thursday, December 30

  • Suits: Seasons 1-9

Friday, December 31

  • Family Guy: Season 12
  • Modern Family: Seasons 1-9
  • New Girl: Seasons 1-7
  • Sons of Anarchy: Seasons 1-7

 

All titles and dates are subject to change.