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The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in December

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Pulp Fiction, The Truman Show, and The Lobster  are just a few of the great movies coming to streaming this month.

Photo illustration by Slate. Stills via Sony, Miramax, Paramount, Element Pictures.

Every month, tons of new movies and TV shows become available to stream for free for subscribers to Netflix Instant, Hulu, HBO Now, and Amazon Prime. With so many different streaming services, it can be hard to keep track of them all—especially if you belong to more than one service. Below, we present to you the ultimate streaming guide. We’ll let you decide which service has the best new titles. (All titles arrive Dec. 1 unless otherwise specified.)

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Netflix

Fuller House.

Netflix

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Good Watch

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
For the Love of Spock (2016)

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Family Watch

D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 6 (Dec. 20)

Nostalgia Watch

Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)

Binge Watch

Merlin: Season 1

If You’re Bored

Always (1989)
Angels in the Snow (2015)
Beyond Bollywood (2014)
Black Snake Moan (2007)
Chill With Bob Ross: Collection (1990)
Compulsion (1959)
David Blaine: Street Magic (1997)
Dreamland (2010)
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 2
Glory Daze: The Life and Time of Michael Alig (2016)
Hitler: A Career (1977)
Holiday Engagement (2011)
House of Wax (2006)
Hannibal (2001)
Merry Kissmas
(2015)
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)
Mad (2016) (Dec. 5)
The Good Neighbor (2016) (Dec. 5)
Blue Jay (2016) (Dec. 6)
Homeland (Iraq Year Zero): Season 1 (Dec. 6)
The Devil Dolls (2016) (Dec. 6)
The Model (2016) (Dec. 6)
Lucky Number Slevin (2006) (Dec. 10)
Phantom of the Theater (2016) (Dec. 10)
Breaking a Monster (2016) (Dec. 11)
Colony: Season 1 (Dec. 13)
Killswitch (2016) (Dec. 13)
I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) (Dec. 13)
Versailles: Season 1 (Dec. 14)
Rats (2016) (Dec. 16)
Miss Stevens (2016) (Dec. 19)
Disorder (2015) (Dec. 20)
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War (2016) (Dec. 25)
When Hari Got Married (2013) (Dec. 25)
Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 5 (2016) (Dec. 28)
The Hollywood Shorties (2016) (Dec. 29)
The Eighties: Season 1 (Dec. 30)
Big in Bollywood (2011) (Dec. 31)

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New Original Programming and Exclusive Premieres

Fauda: Season 1 (Dec. 2)
Hip Hop Evolution: Season 1 (Dec. 2)
Pacific Heat: Season 1 (Dec. 2)
Lost & Found Music Studios: Season 2 (Dec. 3)
Reggie Watts: Spatial (Dec. 6)
The Cuba Libre Story: Season 1 (Dec. 8)
Captive: Season 1 (Dec. 9)
Cirque du Soleil Junior—Luna Petunia: Season 1 (Dec. 9)
Club de Cuervos: Season 1 (Dec. 9)
Fuller House: Season 2 (Dec. 9)
Four Seasons in Havana: Season 1 (Dec. 9)
Medici: Masters of Florence: Season 1 (Dec. 9)
Spectral (Dec. 9)
White Rabbit Project: Season 1 (Dec. 9)
Ricardo O’Farrill: Christmas Special (Dec. 12)
Nobel: Season 1 (Dec. 13)
Barry (Dec. 16)
Call Me Francis: Season 1 (Dec. 16)
Crazyhead: Season 1 (Dec. 16)
No Second Chance: Season 1 (Dec. 16)
The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 4 (Dec. 16)
Gabriel Iglesias: Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry (Dec. 20)
Ten Percent: Season 1 (Dec. 20)
The Break: Season 1 (Dec. 20)
Travelers: Season 1 (Dec. 23)
Trollhunters: Season 1 (Dec. 23)
Ajin: Season 2 (Dec. 27)
Chasing Cameron: Season 1 (Dec. 27)

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HBO

The Green Mile.

Warner Bros.

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Good Watch

A Serious Man (2009)
The Green Mile (1999)
Hail, Caesar! (2016) (Dec. 24)
Midnight Special (2016) (Dec. 17)
They Live (1988)

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Nostalgia Watch

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

If You’re Bored

Any Given Sunday (1999)
Assassins (1995)
Cop Land (1997)
The Family Man (2000)
Gentlemen Broncos (2009)
High Anxiety (1977)
License to Wed (2007)
Mr. Baseball (1992)
My Blue Heaven (1990)
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Redemption (2013)
Singles (1992)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)
Wildcats (1986)
Self/Less (2015) (Dec. 9)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) (Dec. 10)
Puerto Ricans in Paris (2015) (Dec. 23)
Criminal (2016) (Dec. 31)

George Michael Watch

Keanu (2016) (Dec. 3)

New Original Programming

Tracey Ullman’s Show Season 1 finale (Dec. 2)
Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds
(Dec. 3)
Westworld Season 1 finale (Dec. 4)
The Trans List (Dec. 5)
Vice Special Report: A House Divided (Dec. 9)
Divorce Season 1 finale (Dec. 11)
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Season 1 finale (Dec. 19)
Magnifica ’70 Season 2 finale (Dec. 19)
Risky Drinking (Dec. 19)
Every Brilliant Thing (Dec. 26)

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“Estrenos en Español”

Luces Brillantes (aka Shine a Light) (2015)
Baires (2015) (Dec. 2)
Vacaciones en Familia (aka Family Holidays) (2014) (Dec. 9)
Guerras Ajenas (aka Wars of Others) (2016) (Dec. 14)

Amazon

Love Is Strange.

Sony Pictures Classics

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Must Watch

The Lobster (2015) (Dec. 2)

Good Watch

Caddyshack (1980)
The Fighter
(2010)
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Love Is Strange
(2014)
Anomalisa (2015) (Dec. 17)

Binge Watch

The Expanse: Season 1 (Dec. 14)

Golden Age Watch

Corregidor (1943)
Custer’s Last Stand
(1936)
Devil’s Cargo (1948)
Devil’s Playground
(1937)
Diamond Trail
(1933)
Dixie Jamboree
(1944)
Down to the Sea
(1936)
Ferocious Pal (1934)
Fire Alarm
(1932)
Fisherman’s Wharf
(1939)
Flaming Lead
(1939)
Flying Blind
(1941)
Forbidden Jungle
(1950)
Green Eyes (1934)
Half Shot at Sunrise
(1930)
Hearts of Humanity
(1932)
High Powered
(1945)
Identity Unknown
(1945)
In Old Santa Fe
(1934)
Invisible Enemy
(1938)
The Irish Gringo
(1935)
Journey to Freedom
(1957)
King of the Sierras
(1938)
Law of the 45’s
(1935)
Law of the Jungle
(1942)
Lost in the Stratosphere
(1934)
Love Island
(1952)
Mad Youth
(1940)
Man With Two Lives
(1942)
Peck’s Bad Boy
(1934)
Phantom Rancher
(1940)
Range War
(1939)
Renegade Trail
(1939)
Riddle Ranch
(1935)
Simba: King of the Beasts (1928)
Six Shootin’ Sheriff
(1938)
Skyway
(1933)
Tough Kid (1938)
When a Man’s a Man
(1935)
Wrangler’s Roost
(1941)

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If You’re Bored

6 Souls (2010)
Blood Diamond
(2006)
Choices of the Heart
(1983)
Cobra
(1986)
Color Me Perfect
(1996)
The Day of the Wolves
(1971)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
(2007)
Getting Up and Going Home
(1992)
If You Believe
(1999)
Navigating the Heart
(2000)
Passion’s Way
(1999)
Range of Motion
(2000)
Rob Roy
(1995)
Take My Advice
(1999)
The Care and Handling of Roses
(1996)
They Call It Murder
(1971)
Lost In Oz: Season 1
(Dec. 2)
Therapy For A Vampire (2014) (Dec. 7)
Daddy’s Home (2015) (Dec. 10)
Café Society (2016) (Dec. 22)

Amazon Original Series

Mozart in the Jungle: Season 3 (Dec. 9)
The Man in the High Castle: Season 2 (Dec. 16)

Hulu

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Stories We Tell.

Roadside Attractions

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Must Watch

Apocalypse Now (1979)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Moonstruck (1987)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Truman Show (1998)
Stories We Tell (2013) (Dec. 3)

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Good Watch

American Beauty (1999)
Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Rain Man (1988)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
This is Spinal Tap (1984)
Sling Blade (1996)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Anomalisa (2015) (Dec. 17)
The Trip to Italy (2014) (Dec. 23)

Family Watch

Cats & Dogs (2001)
All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996)

Nostalgia Watch

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Friday Watch

Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th Part II (1981)
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter (1984)
Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985)
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Manhattan (1989)

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If You’re Bored

A Guy Thing (2003)
Antitrust (2001)
Autumn in New York (2000)
Black Rain (1962)
Black Water (2008)
Born Romantic (2001)
Carnival of Souls (1998)
The Counterfeit Traitor (1996)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Devil’s Rejects (2005)
Don’t Answer the Phone (1980)
Doc Hollywood (1991)
Escape From LA (1997)
Fluke (1987)
The Foot Fist Way (2006)
The Hearse (1980)
House of 1,000 Corpses (2003)
Hard Rain (1998)
Indecent Proposal (1993)
Jackie Chan’s Project A (1983)
Jim Norton: Please Be Offended (2012)
Legend of the Drunken Master (1994)
Never Back Down (2008)
One from the Heart (1982)
Private Parts (1997)
Ronin (1998)
Rumble in the Bronx (1996)
Shivers (1975)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
Space Cowboys (2000)
Uncle Grandpa: Season 3
Vampire’s Kiss (1989)
Would You Rather (2013)
On the Road (2013) (Dec. 6)
The Thundermans: Season 3 (Dec. 9)
Daddy’s Home (2015) (Dec. 10)
Teen Mom 2: Season 6 (Dec. 13)
The Love Guru
(2008) (Dec. 13)
At the Devil’s Door (2014) (Dec. 16)
Beyond the Hills (2013) (Dec. 16)
The Bay (2012) (Dec. 17)
Mars: Season 1 (Dec. 20)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) (Dec. 24)
Barbarians Rising: Season 1 (Dec. 27)
Iron Man (2008) (Dec. 27)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) (Dec. 27)
Last Weekend (2014) (Dec. 30)
Zoolander 2 (2016) (Dec. 30)
Venture Bros: Season 6 (Dec. 31)
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016) (Dec. 31)
Spiderman 3 (2007) (Dec. 31)

TV Premieres

Hairspray Live! (Dec. 8)
Star series premiere (Dec. 15)

Original Programming

Shut Eye: Season 1 (Dec. 7)

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