December brings Netflix gems, anticipated blockbuster movies, and Benedict Cumberbatch to our screens! Whether you’re watching movies with the fam, friends, or having a solo marathon, we’ve got twelve movies that you won't want to miss over the holiday season.
12. Single All the Way - December 2nd
Starring: Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Kathy Najimy, Luke MacFarlane
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.
11. The Hating Game - December 10th
Starring: Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Nicholas Baroudi, Gina Torres
A woman embarks on a ruthless game of one-upmanship against her nemesis Joshua, but things get complicated due to her growing attraction to him.
10. The Lost Daughter - Theatrical release: December 17th // Netflix release: December 31st
Starring: Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Peter Sarsgaard
A woman finds herself becoming obsessed with another woman and her daughter, prompting memories of her own early motherhood to come back and unravel her.
9. The Unforgivable - Netflix release: December 10th
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jon Bernthal, Richard Thomas
After being released from prison, a woman convicted of murder searches for the little sister she left behind.
8. Nightmare Alley - December 17th
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe
Based on the 1940s novel of the same name, an ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people hooks up with a psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.
7. The Power of the Dog - Netflix release: December 1st
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee
A domineering rancher responds with cruelty when his brother brings home a new wife and her son, until long-hidden secrets come to light.
6. West Side Story - December 10th
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez
Stephen Spielberg brings the second film adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical which follows teenagers Tony and María as they fall in love – despite having affiliations with rival street gangs.
5. Sing 2 - December 22nd
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton
After the events of Sing, Buster Moon and his new cast try to persuade rock legend Clay Calloway to return to the stage.
4. Don’t Look Up - Theatrical release: December 10th // Netflix release: December 24th
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill
Two low-level astronomers go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.
3. The King’s Man - December 22nd
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode
The third installment of the Kingsman series brings together history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds who gather to plot a war to wipe out millions. One man and his protégé must race against time to stop them.
2. The Matrix Resurrections - December 22nd
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick
Twenty years after the events of The Matrix Revolutions, Neo lives a seemingly ordinary life in San Francisco where his therapist prescribes him blue pills. However, Morpheus offers him the red pill and reopens his mind to the world of the Matrix.
1. Spider-Man: No Way Home - December 17th
Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Marisa Tomei
With Spider-Man's identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. But when a spell goes wrong, dangerous enemies from other worlds begin to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.