If you’re home for the holidays already, or simply enjoying the case of the holiday brain, you might be lining up what to watch on Netflix this week. Luckily, these new Netflix releases pack the drama and thrills necessary for a cold night in.
Can’t you just imagine it? People gathering around fireplaces and dinner tables, enjoying the warmth of family as everyone discusses what in the world happened in the latest “You” episodes. Or, what the sexiest shows are. So much better than all the political talk, especially now that we’re on the heels of an impeachment hearing.
New Netflix Releases to Keep you Busy Through The New Year
Release: Dec 20
The Witcher (Season 1)
Ok, so, maybe this new release came out a few days ago, but if you’re not watching it this weekend, you’re missing out! The tale of Gerald Rivera began as an eponymous video game that reached massive success on a variety of console. Now, this fantasy tale of mutant bounty hunters in a land of LoTR proportions comes to Netflix. Action, fantasy and plenty of sexy moments.
Release: Dec 21
Back of the Net (2019)
Look, this one isn’t for you if you don’t have young kids in your company. It doesn’t have the best ratings, but younger kids will get a kick (pun fully intended) out of the story about a soccer student determined to beat her rival’s team at a tournament.
Release: Dec 22
Jacob’s Ladder (2019)
An extremely badly rated B-list horror movie at Christmas? Hey, it might be your jam. This psychological thriller follows an Afghanistan vet suffering from after-effects that have him questioning reality.
Private Practice (Seasons 1-6)
A medical drama spin-off of Gray’s Anatomy.
Release: Dec 23
Transformers Rescue Bots Academy (Season 1)
These transformers are all about providing emergency services and performing the role of heroes in small doses. Fun for the kids!
Release: Dec 24
Carole & Tuesday (Part 2)
Runaway rich girl Tuesday and orphan Carole made such an impact in this musical anime series that fans have been demanding the release of Part 2 since.
Como caído del cielo (2019)
A musical comedy about a Mexican singer sent back to earth after death in order to clear his bad behavior and get into heaven.
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (2019)
The comedian hosts 15 young performers for a special children’s musical comedy for some Christmas eve laughs.
Lost in Space (Season 2)
The second season of this wildly popular sci-fi thriller brings us back to the talented family surviving everything space throws at them.
Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 (Part 2)
If you haven’t watched Terrace House yet, you’re missing out on an important part of American culture obsessed with observing other people do things in their own private settings. This time, set in Japan. Truly, it’s a brilliant show. The show host commentaries alone make it worth it.
Release: Dec 25
Doom: Annihilation (2019)
Maybe you’ll find it a fun nostalgic movie if you played the Doom game, but for the most part, it’s advisable to skip this one due to the poor ratings.
A fantasy romantic drama anime with so-so ratings and a good backup if you’re in the mood for something of the sort.
Jarhead: Law of Return (2019)
With solid ratings, this war-time drama might be an action-packed thriller you’re in the mood for. “A special ops team lead a dangerous mission to rescue a downed Israeli fighter pilot taken captive by a Hezbollah faction in Syria.”
This adult animated movie is a collaboration between French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and the Japanese Studio 4C. It follows the story of Angelino, living in a dystopian metropolis.
A thriller/horror about a shipwreck survivor fending for herself while stranded on an uninhabited island.
Release: Dec 26
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers (Season 1)
Again, if the kiddos are sticking around, they might enjoy this animated spin-off. Or hey, maybe you’re a die-hard fan who wants to watch it.
The App (2019)
Nick has it all, but he’s sent into self-destruct mode after getting obsessed with a dating app.
You (Season 2)
Ok, we were all just waiting on You to arrive. You don’t need the details, you already know. Joe is continuing his obsessive hunt for the perfect girl on the West coast this time.
Release: Dec 27
El Pepe, a Supreme Life (2019)
History buffs unite. This documentary follows the life of José ‘Pepe’ Mujica, Uruguay’s former president and bank robber.
The Gift (Season 1)
“A painter in Istanbul embarks on a personal journey as she unearths universal secrets about an Anatolian archaeological site and its link to her past.”
Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up (Season 1)
See what Kevin Hart’s life is like behind the scenes in this documentary series.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)
The lovable pets are back, although not with as high of ratings as the first movie.
Release: Dec 28
Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy (2019)
A Japanese teen drama where the girl is forced to be her neighbor’s slave.
Release: Dec 29
A gritty crime drama about bootleggers in the 1930s.
Release: Dec 30
Alexa & Katie (Season 3)
A teen comedy sitcom series.
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened (Limited Series)
This Netflix original comedy anime series is a hit for a reason. It follows the life of Saiki, a student with powers.
Release: Dec 31
Ares (Season 1)
A psychological-horror series about a secret student society in Amsterdam.
Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls (2019)
A sports comedy starring Chris Klein as an ex-major leaguer convinced to join the lawyers’ softball team.
Go! Go! Cory Carson (Season 1)
This preschool series is best left to the kids earlier in the day.
James Bond Collection
Die Another Day, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough
Red Dawn (2012)
Chris Hemsworth stars in this drama about a Korean invasion of a US city and the battle to reclaim it.
Spectros (Season 1)
A fantasy teen drama based on a book about Brazilian witchcraft and Japanese Shinto spirits.
The Degenerates (Season 2)
Ready for some laughs? This season features stand-up from Nikki Glaser, Adrienne Iapalucci, Robert Kelly, Ms. Pat, Jim Norton, and Donnell Rawlings.
The Neighbor (Season 1)
“Thirty-something Javier struggles to handle adulthood and his girlfriend. Maybe, he doesn’t want to handle it either. One day, his life suddenly changes when he receives the powers of a superhero. Based on the comic by Santiago García and Pepo Pérez.”
Yanxi Palace: Princess Adventures (Season 1)
A breathtaking Chinese historical drama with a strong female lead.