Every new title coming to Netflix Canada in December

Every new title coming to Netflix Canada in December

A monthly breakdown of the movies and TV shows we're most excited to see on Netflix

Dark

Netflix is hoping to cash in on Stranger Things mania again with its first German-language series, Dark. The show is set in a small town, where the disappearance of two boys sets residents on edge. There are plenty of familiar tropes—panicked mothers, ominous caves, panning shots of search parties—but creators Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese promise their spooky mystery isn’t just a European Stephen King knock-off. The series blends X Files–style phenomena and Twin Peaks–calibre strangeness, with a cast as sprawling as The Wire’sAvailable December 1.

 

Bright

Will Smith has fought aliens (Men in Black), androids (I, Robot) and zombies (I Am Legend). In Bright, he’s up against something new: orcs, elves, fairies and all manner of Tolkien-esque characters stalking around an alternate-universe L.A. He stars as Daryl Ward, a cop partnered with the force’s first orc officer (Joel Edgerton), who discovers a Magic Wand, Bright’s version of the one ring to rule them all. David Ayer (Suicide Squad, Fury) directs, so expect a slick, lightning-paced film with all the explosive energy of a superhero movie. Available December 22.

 

The Crown

Creator Peter Morgan couldn’t have paid for promotion this good: earlier this week, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got engaged, and chances are the world will still be in a royal-obsessed tizzy come December 8, when season two of this immaculate series about Queen Elizabeth II’s early reign arrives. Appropriately, the new episodes feature a royal wedding (that of her sister, Princess Margaret) and a deeper study of HRM’s marriage to Prince Philip. They’ll also have everything that made the first season such a success: magnificent acting from Claire Foy (who plays Elizabeth), stunning period details and costumes, and Morgan’s smart, emotional scripts. Available December 8.

 

Voyeur

The Voyeur’s Motel, a book (and New Yorker article) by Gay Talese, was arguably the ickiest read of 2016: the true story of a Colorado motel owner who spied on his guests through specially constructed ceiling vents and convinced himself his Peeping Tom act was actually scientific research. Netflix’s fascinating new documentary, Voyeur, is much more than a film adaptation of Talese’s book. It sharply critiques the attention-craving duo: the motelier, who proudly brags about his covert operation, and Talese, who, in the process of reporting, became an accomplice and voyeur himself. Available December 1.

 

 
Wormwood

In 1953, a CIA agent fell to his death from the window of a Manhattan hotel room. For more than 60 years, his son has been trying to figure out whether he jumped or was pushed—an investigation that’s extended far beyond his father’s death. Wormwood, a suspenseful six-part Netflix docudrama by iconoclastic filmmaker Errol Morris, pairs interviews with dramatic Cold War–era re-enactments to unmask dark CIA secrets and conspiracies: LSD trials, chemical weapons testing, mind-control experiments. Available December 15.

 

Sicario

Sicario may not have not blown up the box office like Denis Villeneuve’s more recent flicks Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, but it’s just as excellent. The grim thriller stars Emily Blunt as a by-the-books FBI agent who unwittingly stumbles into a shadowy drug cartel–fighting unit without any official name or, as far as she can tell, objective. Villeneuve gives his audience only as much information as Blunt’s character gets from her outfit, resulting in a riveting watch that twists, disorients and frightens—being left in the dark is more terrifying than any horror movie. Available December 29.

 

Also coming to Netflix this month

Available December 1
A StoryBots Christmas
Before I Fall
Diana: In Her Own Words
DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays
Easy (season two)
Enemy Mine
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Gods or Men (a.k.a. Born Strong)
Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story
Hired Gun
Monster Island
My Happy Family
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

All Hail King Julien (season five)
Our Man Flint
Sinister 2
Slap Shot
Sleeping with the Enemy
Table 19
TURN: Washington’s Spies
Under the Same Moon
Wild
Wilson

Available December 2
Temple
The Survivalist

Available December 3
Lost and Found Music Studios

Available December 4
Paris Can Wait
The Best of Me

Available December 5
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
7 Sisters
Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight

Available December 6
Born in China
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Power Rangers
Trolls Holiday Special

Available December 7
The Red Tent (season one)

Available December 8
El Camino Christmas
The Oath

Available December 10
The Little Hours

Available December 12
Judd Apatow: The Return
It Comes at Night
Lego: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout
Manhunt: Unabomber

Available December 14
Concussion
Go Back to Where You Came From (seasons one to three)
Halt and Catch Fire (season four)
Murderous Affairs (season two)

Available December 15
Trollhunters (part two)
Christmas Inheritance
Discovering Bigfoot
Erased (season one)
Freeway: Crack in the System
PAW Patrol (season four)
Reggie Yates Outside Man: Volume 2
The Ranch (part four)
Ultimate Beastmaster

Available December 16
Remember

Available December 17
Shot Caller

Available December 18
Hello, My Twenties! (season two)

Available December 19
Miss Me This Christmas
Russell Howard: Recalibrate
You Can’t Fight Christmas

Available December 20
La Casa de Papel (season one)

Available December 21
Peaky Blinders (season four)

Available December 22
Dope (season one)
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America (season one)
Inconceivable
The Toys That Made Us (season one)

Available December 23
Bright: The Music Videos
Creep 2
Myths and Monsters (season one)

Available December 25
Cable Girls (season two)
Fallen

Available December 26
El Vato (season two)
NYE Countdowns
Todd Barry: Spicy Honet

Available December 27
Chronically Metropolitan
Correspondence
McLaren
My Life as a Zucchini
The Ottoman Lieutenant

Bill Nye Show

Available December 29
Bill Nye Saves the World (season two, part one)
La Mante (season one)
The Climb

Available December 30
All Roads Lead to Rome

Available December 31
Dave Chappelle: Equanimity
Aliens: Zone of Silence
Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World
Dead Draw
Fun Mom Dinner
Haze
Standing Tall