The Netflix UK Hot List: What to watch on Netflix in December

Browse new releases – from the Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence movie Don’t Look Up to season 2 of fantasy favourite The Witcher – as we look at what’s new on Netflix this month.

By James Descombes Published: 29 November 2021 - 3.31pm
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Netflix is home to thousands of TV shows and movies, including award-winning dramas, binge-worthy documentaries and original movies.

But if you're up to date with your watchlist, you should be able to find something new on Netflix in December.

So what are the new Netflix shows this month? Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence lead a star-studded cast in Don’t Look Up, while Harlan Coben’s latest crime adaptation, Stay Close, is sure to set pulses racing.

We list the best Netflix new releases in our must-watch Netflix TV guide.

Plus, don’t miss what’s on Amazon Prime Video, NOW and Sky Cinema this month.

Robin Robin 

Gillian Anderson and Richard E Grant provide their voices for this seasonal slice of musical magic from Aardman Animations (Wallace & Gromit) and Netflix.

The story follows a robin caller, err, Robin, who’s adopted by a family of mice and raised as one of their own. Get ready to sing along with all the family.

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Robin Robin is released on Netflix on November 24

The Witcher Season 2

The Witcher returns to Netflix for season 2, with Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia.

He thinks his childhood home of Kaer Morhen is safe for Princess Cirilla after believing Yennefer died in the Battle of Soden. But will he ever be safe from the sorceress?

The Witcher Season 2 premieres on Netflix on December 17

Emily in Paris Season 2

Emily in Paris was Netflix’s biggest comedy series last year, so fans will be keen to see if love is in the air for Emily (Lily Collins) in season 2 of this Emmy-nominated show.

Her neighbour, Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), looks set to spice things up in The City of Love, while newcomer Alfie (Lucien Laviscount) gets temperatures soaring.

Emily in Paris Season 2 premieres on Netflix on December 22

Netflix is now included in our Entertainment TV packs

You can now enjoy hit shows such as Squid Game, Sex Education, Bridgerton, The Crown and more when you take a flexible BT TV package.

Don’t Look Up

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence lead a star-studded cast in Netflix’s blockbuster comedy-drama, Don’t Look Up, which also features Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Meryl Streep, and even Ariana Grande.

When Kate Dibiasky (Lawrence) and Dr. Randall Mindy (DiCaprio) discover a comet is on course to crash into Earth within six months, the duo make it their mission to tell the world. The only problem is that nobody seems to care.

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Don’t Look Up premieres on Netflix on December 24

Money Heist Part 5 Volume 2

The Spanish phenomenon Money Heist has cemented itself as one of the most popular non-English speaking shows on Netflix. But all good things must come to an end.

The final season sees the gang facing their greatest challenge yet, as they hatch a plan to get the gold out of the Bank of Spain without anyone noticing.

Money Heist Part 5 Volume 2 is available to watch on Netflix from December 3

Stay Close

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Stay Close is the latest thriller based on the novel from prolific crime author, Harlan Coben. His books inspired Netflix favourites such as The Stranger, Safe, and The Innocent.

The suspense stacks up as the lives of a photojournalist called Ray (Richard Armitage), detective Jack Broome (James Nesbitt) and Megan (Cush Jumbo), a working mum, come crashing together after Lorraine (Sarah Parrish), an old friend from Megan’s past, delivers some shocking news.

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Stay Close comes to Netflix on December 31 

The Hand of God

The Hand of God is director Paolo Sorrentino’s (Il Divo, The Great Beauty, The Young Pope) most personal film yet – one that won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2021.

It tells the story of Fabietto Schisa (Filippo Scotti), a young boy growing up in the chaotic city of Naples during the 1980s, where a family tragedy and the arrival of iconic footballer Diego Maradona shapes his uncertain but promising future as a filmmaker.

The Hand of God comes to Netflix on December 17

Netflix is now included in our Entertainment TV packs

You can now enjoy hit shows such as Squid Game, Sex Education, Bridgerton, The Crown and more when you take a flexible BT TV package.