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

In the upper left corner, of Angela Basset singing from What's Love Got To Do With It; in the upper right corner, A still of a woman hugging someone while it's snowing from Oldboy; in the bottom left, a still of Javier Bardem looking straight faced from No Country for Old Men; in the bottom right, Jeff Bridges in a cowboy hat looking with a smile at Maggie Gyllenhaal who is returning his look with a smile from Crazy Heart.
Oldboy, What’s Love Got to Do With It, No Country for Old Men, and Crazy Heart are just a few of the great movies coming to streaming this month. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Tartan Films, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Paramount Vantage/Miramax, and Touchstone Pictures. 

Every month, tons of new movies and TV shows become available to stream for free for U.S. subscribers to Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. With so many different streaming services, it can be hard to keep track of them all—especially if you belong to more than one. 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.)


Antonio Banderas is standing mid-lunge in the classic Zorro black mask, hat, and cape while holding a sword out with an extended hand.
The Mask of Zorro TriStar Pictures/Sony Pictures

Must Watch
Oldboy (2003)

Good Watch
The Mask of Zorro
Minority Report
The Alpinist (Dec. 2)
Bathtubs Over Broadway (Dec. 9)
Fast Color (Dec. 11)
Eye in the Sky (Dec. 13)
Darkest Hour (Dec. 16)

Binge Watch
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous (Dec. 24)

Family Watch
Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat 
Masha and the Bear: Nursery Rhymes Seasons 1 Part 2 and 5 
Stuart Little 2 

Snyder Watch
Sucker Punch

Knight Watch
Knight Rider Complete Series
Knight Rider 2000

Final Destination Watch
Final Destination 3
The Final Destination (2009)
Final Destination 5

Not a Typo Watch
Pet Sematary (1989)

If You’re Bored
Are You the One? Season 3 
Blood and Bone 
Body of Lies
Bordertown: Mural Murders
Death at a Funeral (2010)
Fool’s Gold
The Fourth Kind
Ink Master Seasons 3–4
Law Abiding Citizen
Sabrina (1995)
Soul Surfer 
Think Like a Man
We Were Soldiers
Wild Things
Wyatt Earp
Escalona Season 1 (Dec. 2)
Japan Sinks: People of Hope Season 1 (Dec. 5) 
The Shack (Dec. 10)
Black Ink Crew: New York Seasons 3–4 (Dec. 15)
The Challenge Seasons 12 and 15 (Dec. 15)
The Giver (Dec. 15)
Teen Mom 2 Seasons 3–4 (Dec. 15)


Netflix Programming
Coyotes Series Premiere (Dec. 2)
Single All the Way (Dec. 2)
The Whole Truth (Dec. 2)
Cobalt Blue (Dec. 3) 
Coming Out Colton Series Premiere (Dec. 3)
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays Season 4 (Dec. 3)
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous Season 4 (Dec. 3)
Mixtape (Dec. 3)
Money Heist Part 5 Vol. 2 (Dec. 3)
Money Heist: From Tokyo to Berlin Vol. 2 (Dec. 3)
Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas (Dec. 3)
David and the Elves (Dec. 6)
Voir (Dec. 6)
Centaurworld Season 2 (Dec. 7)
Go Dog Go Season 2 (Dec. 7)
Asakusa Kid (Dec. 9)
Bonus Family Season 4 (Dec. 9)
The Family That Sings Together: The Camargos (Dec. 9)
Anonymously Yours (Dec. 10)
Aranyak Series Premiere (Dec. 10)
Back to the Outback (Dec. 10)
How to Ruin Christmas: The Funeral Series Premiere (Dec. 10)
Saturday Morning All Star Hits! Series Premiere (Dec. 10)
Still Out of My League (Dec. 10)
Twentysomethings: Austin Series Premiere (Dec. 10)
Two (Dec. 10)
The Unforgivable (Dec. 10)
The Hungry and the Hairy Series Premiere (Dec. 11)
The Future Diary Series Premiere (Dec. 14)
StarBeam: Beaming in the New Year (Dec. 14)
Elite Short Stories Series Premiere (Dec. 15)
The Hand of God (Dec. 15)
Selling Tampa Series Premiere (Dec. 15)
Aggretsuko Season 4 (Dec. 16)
A California Christmas: City Lights (Dec. 16)
A Naija Christmas (Dec. 16)
Puff: Wonders of the Reef (Dec. 16)
Fast & Furious Spy Racers Season 6 (Dec. 17)
The Witcher Season 2 (Dec. 17)
Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (Dec. 18)
Grumpy Christmas (Dec. 21) 
Emily in Paris Season 2 (Dec. 22)
1000 Miles from Christmas (Dec. 24)
Don’t Look Up (Dec. 24)
Minnal Murali (Dec. 24)
The Silent Sea Series Premiere (Dec. 24)
Stand By Me: Doraemon 2 (Dec. 24)
Vicky and Her Mystery (Dec. 24)
Single’s Inferno Series Premiere (Dec. 25)
Stories of a Generation – With Pope Francis (Dec. 25)
Lulli (Dec. 26)
World Party Presents: Math! (Dec. 26)
Anxious People Series Premiere (Dec. 29)
Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer (Dec. 29)
Hilda and the Mountain King (Dec. 30)
Kitz Series Premiere (Dec. 30)
Cobra Kai Season 4 (Dec. 31)
The Lost Daughter (Dec. 31)
Queer Eye Season 6 (Dec. 31)
Stay Close Series Premiere (Dec. 31)
Seal Team (Dec. 31)


Nicole Byer: Big Beautiful Weirdo (Dec. 7)
Carolin Kebekus: The Last Christmas (Dec. 8)
Russell Howard: Lubricant (Dec. 14)
Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster (Dec. 21)
Jimmy Carr: His Dark Material (Dec. 25)


Jo Lawry, Judith Hill, and Lisa Fischer sing with rounding mouths into a single microphone in a recording studio.
Jo Lawry, Judith Hill, and Lisa Fischer in 20 Feet From Stardom Tremolo Productions/RADiUS-TWC

Must Watch
20 Feet From Stardom
Jackie Brown

No Country for Old Men

Good Watch
Changing Lanes
Control Room

Crazy, Stupid, Love
Dragged Across Concrete
Enough Said

The Italian Job

Troll Hunter
The Truman Show

Two Lovers
Viva (2015)
The Wedding Singer
The Wolfpack
World’s Greatest Dad
The Wrecking Crew! 
At the Ready (Dec. 4)
The Suicide Squad (2021) (Dec. 23)


Binge Watch
The Last O.G. Seasons 1–3 (Dec. 4)
DC’s Stargirl Season 2 (Dec. 10)

Family Watch
Craig of the Creek Season 3
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Ron’s Gone Wrong (Dec. 15)
What’s New Scooby-Doo? Complete Series (Dec. 15)

Nostalgia Watch
Blade 2
Interview with the Vampire 
The Mask
Miss Congeniality


Mortal Kombat!” Watch
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat: Battle of the Realms

Bilbo Watch
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

They Can’t All Be The Matrix Watch
Cloud Atlas
Jupiter Ascending

They Can’t All Be Top Gun Watch
Days of Thunder


If You’re Bored
12 Strong
A Perfect Murder
All I See Is You
All Rise Seasons 1–2
The Answer Man
Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery
The Good Doctor (2011)
The Haunting in Connecticut
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Jack the Giant Slayer
The Lawnmower Man
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace
Little Monsters
Max Steel
Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters
Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History
Pulse (2006)
Runner Runner
Shark Night 3D
Two for the Money
War on Everyone
XXX (2002)
Space Jam: A New Legacy (Dec. 2)
Breathe the Night (Dec. 3)
Hood River (Dec. 3)
Mike & Molly Complete Series (Dec. 3)
Yerba Buena (Dec. 3)
You Keep the Kids (aka Mama o Papa) (Dec. 20)
After the Sunset (Dec. 22)
Black Jesus Complete Series (Dec. 24)


HBO Original Programming
Gossip Girl Season 1 Finale (Dec. 2)
Music Box: Listening to Kenny G (Dec. 2)
Odo, Cartoonito Series Premiere (Dec. 2)
Perfect Life Season 2 (Dec. 2)
Santa Inc. Series Premiere (Dec. 2)
Kamikaze Season 1 Finale (Dec. 5)
The Forever Prisoner (Dec. 6)
Landscapers Series Premiere (Dec. 6)
The Slow Hustle (Dec. 7)
And Just Like That… Series Premiere (Dec. 9)
Music Box: Mr. Saturday Night (Dec. 9)
The Sex Lives of College Girls Season 1 Finale (Dec. 9)
Summer Camp Island Season 5 (Dec. 9)
A Thousand Fangs (aka Mil Colmillos) Series Premiere (Dec. 9)
Dafne and the Rest (aka Todo lo Otro) Series Premiere (Dec. 10)
Succession Season 3 Finale (Dec. 12)
The Murders at Starved Rock Series Premiere (Dec. 14)
The Cut (aka O Grande Look) Series Premiere (Dec. 16)
Diego, The Last Goodbye (Dec. 16)
Finding Magic Mike Series Premiere (Dec. 16)
The Fungies Season 3 (Dec. 16)
Music Box: Juice Wrld: Into the Abyss (Dec. 16)
Station Eleven Series Premiere (Dec. 16)
A Forbidden Orange (Dec. 17)
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Season Finale (Dec. 21)
The Matrix Resurrections Premiere (Dec. 22)
40 Means Nothing (aka 40 No es Nada) Series Premiere (Dec. 23)
Beforeigners Season 2 (Dec. 23)
Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 11 Finale (Dec. 26)
Insecure Series Finale (Dec. 26)
Young Justice Season 4 Part A Finale (Dec. 30)
How To With John Wilson Season 2 Finale (Dec. 31)


Drew Michael: Red Blue Green (Dec. 4)
2nd Annual HA Festival: The Art of Comedy (Dec. 16)


Pete Postlethwaite stands in a suit and tie looking off camera while behind him, Stephen Baldwin in a boilersuit holds a gun with a silencer to the back of his head.
The Usual Suspects Gramercy Pictures

Must Watch
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Usual Suspects

Good Watch
All Is Lost
Edward Scissorhands
The Hunt for Red October
Jennifer’s Body
Little Women (1994)
Pineapple Express
Pineapple Express (Unrated)
Sleepless in Seattle
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
The Thin Red Line
What’s Love Got to Do With It
We Are X (Dec. 3)
The Theory of Everything (Dec. 16)
Who You Think I Am (Dec. 20)


Binge Watch
Bonanza Season 1
A Discovery of Witches Season 1
The Jeffersons Complete Series
Sanford Complete Series
Sanford and Son Complete Series

Family Watch
Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat
The Tom & Jerry Show Season 1

If You’re Bored
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Alex Cross
Believe Complete Series
Brad Meltzer’s Decoded Season 1
Christmas Everlasting 
End of Days
Guess Who
The Gulf Season 1
Hallmark Drama’s Christmas Cookie Matchup Season 1
Halloween 2
Halloween 3: Season of the Witch
Hostages Season 1
A House Divided Season 1
Mistletoe Mixup
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
My Crazy Ex Season 1
The Perfect Wedding Match
The Proposal
Roadkill Season 1
Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas 
Soul Surfer
Tyler Perry’s The Family That Prays
Under the Tuscan Sun
The Waterboy
When Calls the Heart: Home for Christmas Season 7
White As Snow
Joe Bell (Dec. 3)
A Christmas Star (Dec. 12)
Boxing Day (Dec. 17)
Christmas Is Cancelled (Dec. 17)
Lady of the Manor (Dec. 31)
Time Is Up (Dec. 31)


Amazon Originals 
Harlem Season 1 (Dec. 3)
FC Bayern – Behind the Legend Season 1 (Dec. 8)
The Ferragnez Season 1 (Dec. 9)
Encounter (Dec. 10)
The Expanse Season 6 (Dec. 10)
LOL: Last One Laughing Mexico Season 3 (Dec. 10)
With Love Season 1 (Dec. 17)
Joy for Christmas (Dec. 19)
Being the Ricardos (Dec. 21)
Yearly Departed (Dec. 23)


The profile of Susan Sarandon faces right looking at the left facing profile of Sean Penn behind a pane of glass as he's dressed as a prisoner.
Dead Man Walking Gramercy Pictures

Must Watch
Days of Heaven 
The Princess Bride

Good Watch
All Is Lost
Back to School
The Bank Job
The Black Stallion
Bull Durham
Crazy Heart

Crimson Tide
Dead Man Walking

Four Weddings and a Funeral 
Her Smell
Jagged Edge
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
My Best Friend’s Wedding 
The Raid 2
Shanghai Noon

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Some Kind of Wonderful

Something’s Gotta Give
The East (Dec. 2)
World War Z (Dec. 7)
Cryptozoo (Dec. 16)

Come Out and Play Watch
The Warriors

Binge Watch
Godfather of Harlem Season 1 (Dec. 2)

Family Watch
Horton Hears a Who!

Nostalgia Watch
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Con Air
Friday the 13th (1980)
King Kong (1976)
Young Guns
Young Guns II


The Watch Is Afoot
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows


If You Love to Watch Brad Pitt Eating Snacks
Ocean’s 11 (2001)
Ocean’s 12
Ocean’s 13

If You’re Bored
The A-Team (2010)
Above the Rim
Alex Cross
All Rise Seasons 1–2
Behind Enemy Lines
The Black Stallion Returns
Cherry 2000
The Crazies (2010)
The Curse
The Dungeonmaster
Earth to Echo
Erik the Viking
Hide and Seek (2005)
Hollow Man
Holy Man
I Love You, Beth Cooper
Love Field
Making Mr. Right
Regarding Henry
She’s Out of My League
The Siege of Firebase Gloria
Soda Cracker
Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift
Stephen King’s Thinner
Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller Season 2 (Dec. 2)
Vice Versa: HIV: The Neglected Pandemic Season 1 (Dec. 2)
We Need to Do Something (Dec. 3)
The Word of Kanako (Dec. 3)
Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 13 (Dec. 6)
Bloods Season 1 (Dec. 9)
Creamerie Season 1 (Dec. 9)
Swan Song (Dec. 9)
Materna (Dec. 10)
Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman (Dec. 16)
The Nowhere Inn (Dec. 17)


It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 15 (Dec. 2)
The New York Times Presents: To Live and Die in Alabama (Dec. 3)
American Auto Series Premiere (Dec. 14)
Grand Crew Series Premiere (Dec. 15)

Hulu Original Programming  
Candified: Home for the Holidays Season 1 
Pen15 Season 2 (Dec. 3)
Trolls: TrollsTopia Season 5 (Dec. 9)
Crossing Swords Season 2 (Dec. 10)
Dead Asleep (Dec. 16)
Mother/Android (Dec. 17)
Dragons: The Nine Realms Season 1 (Dec. 23)
Letterkenny Season 10 (Dec. 26)

Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around (Dec. 2)
Annie! Live (Dec. 3)
Trolls Holiday in Harmony (Dec. 3)
Michael Buble’s Christmas in the City (Dec. 7)
People’s Choice Awards (Dec. 8)
70th Miss Universe Competition (Dec. 13)
Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: European Vacation (Dec. 14)
Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: Christmas Vacation (Dec. 15)