Coming and Going on Netflix in December 2016

Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans picks sides in "Captain America: Civil War."

Netflix continues to expand its original programming with new TV shows, movies, and documentaries. Debuting exclusively on Netflix in December are the new movies Barry, an original drama about young Barack Obama at Columbia University, and the war movie-turned-science fiction thriller Spectral with James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, and Bruce Greenwood.

New series include the time travel drama Travelers with Eric McCormack, the animated crime comedy Pacific Heat, the miniseries Call Me Francis about the life of the man who would become Pope Francis in 2013, and the animated series Trollhunters for kids. Among the new non-fiction shows are White Rabbit Project, which puts weird events and unusual phenomenon under the microscope, and Captive, which investigates real-life cases of kidnapping and hostage taking, and there are new original show from Israel (Fauda), Spain (Four Seasons on Havana), France (Versailles), and Britain (Crazyhead). But perhaps the most anticipated show coming in December is the second season of the hit sitcom Fuller House, complete with a seasonal Christmas episode.

New films coming to Netflix in November include Captain America: Civil War (2016), an Avengers film in everything but name, the thriller The Good Neighbor with James Caan and Logan Miller, the documentary Rats about the history of rodent infestation in cities around the world, and the Chinese thriller Phantom of the Theater. Older titles include such favorites as Beverly Hills Cop and National Lampoon’s Animal House and the classic drama Compulsion with Orson Welles.

Among the programs leaving Netflix in December are The Da Vinci Code, Top Gun, the family drama Holes, and the classics Monkey Business and River of No Return with Marilyn Monroe.

Here’s the list of what’s arriving on Netflix this month, and what’s leaving.

December 1
Always (1989)
Angels in the Snow (2015)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Beyond Bollywood (2014)
Black Snake Moan (2007)
Chill with Bob Ross: Collection (1990)
Compulsion (1959)
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
David Blaine: Street Magic (1997)
Dreamland (2010)
For the Love of Spock (2016)
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 2 (2015)
Glory Daze: The Life and Time of Michael Alig (2016)
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Hitler: A Career (1977)
Holiday Engagement (2011)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
House of Wax (2006)
Hannibal (2001)
Merli: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Merry Kissmas (2015)
National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
Picture Perfect (1997)
Rainbow Time (2016)
Rodeo & Juliet (2015)
Swept Under (2016)
Switchback (1997)
The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
The Crucible (1996)
The Little Rascals (1994)
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
The Rock (1996)
The Spirit of Christmas (2015)
Toys (1992)
Uncle Nick (2015)
Waking Life (2001)
Way of the Dragon (1972)
We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (1993)
White Girl (2016)
Wildflower (2016)
Zero Point (2014)

December 2
Fauda: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Hip Hop Evolution: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Pacific Heat: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

December 3
Lost & Found Music Studios: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

December 5
Mad (2016)
The Good Neighbor (2016)

December 6
Blue Jay
Homeland (Iraq Year Zero): Season 1
Reggie Watts: Spatial (Netflix Original)
The Devil Dolls (2016)
The Model (2016)

December 8
The Cuba Libre Story: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

December 9
Captive: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Cirque du Soleil Junior – Luna Petunia: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Club de Cuervos: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Fuller House: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Four Seasons in Havana: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Medici: Masters of Florence: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Spectral (Netflix Original)
White Rabbit Project: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

December 10
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Phantom of the Theater (2016)

December 11
Breaking a Monster (2016)

December 12
Ricardo O’Farrill: Christmas Special (Netflix Original)

December 13
Colony: Season 1
Killswitch (2016)
I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
Nobel: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

December 14
Versailles: Season 1 (2015)

December 16
Barry (Netflix Original)
Call Me Francis: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Crazyhead: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
No Second Chance: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Rats (2016)
The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 4 (Netflix Original)

December 19
Miss Stevens (2016)

December 20
Disorder (2015)
Gabriel Iglesias: Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry (Netflix Original)
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 6 (2016)
Ten Percent: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
The Break: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

December 23
Travelers: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Trollhunters: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

December 25
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
When Hari Got Married (2013)

December 27
Ajin: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Chasing Cameron: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

December 28
Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 5 (2016)

December 29
The Hollywood Shorties (2016)

December 30
The Eighties: Season 1 (2016)

December 31
Big in Bollywood (2011)

Leaving Netflix in November

December 1
50 First Dates (2004)
American Beauty (1999)
Black Ops: Series 2
Camp Takota (2014)
Carmen Jones (1954)
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Curious George: Swings Into Spring (2013)
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (2016)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Event Horizon (1997)
Frequencies (2013)
McConkey
Medora (2013)
Monkey Business (1952)
Myth Hunters: Series 1
Myth Hunters: Series 2
Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)
Paycheck (2003)
Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)
River of No Return (1954)
Sling Blade (1996)
Thor: Hammer of the Gods (2009)
The Great War Diary: Season 1
The In-Laws (2003)
The Out-of-Towners (1999)
Top Gun (1986)
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
World Trade Center (2006)

December 2
Legends of the Knight (2013)
The Red Baron (2008)

December 3
The Best of Me (2014)

December 5
Holes (2003)

December 14
The Da Vinci Code (2006)

December 15
High Profits: Season 1
World War II in Colour (2009)

December 16
Beyond the Hills (2012)

December 22
Dark Skies (2013)

December 26
Just Friends (2005)

December 27
Spy Kids (2001)

December 31
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Season 1
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Season 2
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Season 3
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Season 4
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Season 5
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Season 6

Note that these are just highlights; Stream On Demand will be keeping an eye out for other notable films and TV shows that arrive through the month.

Dates are subject to change without notice.

About Sean Axmaker

Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears in Vulture, Turner Classic Movies online, Keyframe, and Parallax View.

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