This week’s slate of new shows and movies on Netflix ends with the end of the world, stand-up comedy, and reality TV drama. Having said that, this also feels like a week where Netflix says “less is more,” with a chance to catch up on what you’ve been missing.
This week’s major release is White Noise, a Noah Baumbach-directed adaptation of Don DeLillo’s supposedly impossible book to adapt. Adam Driver plays Jack Gladney, whose simple suburban life with his nuclear family is thrown into turmoil by something called an “airborne toxic event.”
Earlier in the week, The Circle Season 5 brought back eight new players to play Netflix’s reality TV game catfishing. New episodes will start weekly.
Also, this weekend is the start of a new month, which means we’ve got a lot of great licensed titles coming to the Netflix library. Our favorites include The Minority Report, Brokeback Mountain, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Reservoir Dogs.
So, let’s get down to a daily breakdown of what’s new on Netflix this week!
What’s new on Netflix this week?
Our picks are in bold, and our Netflix recaps are in italics.
Coming to Netflix December 26th
- no escape
- Betrayal 🇬🇧 (Netflix series)
An MI6 agent’s bright future takes a sharp turn after his reunion with a Russian spy forces him to question his entire life.
Coming to Netflix December 27th
- Chelsea Handler: Revolution (Netflix Comedy)
The iconic award-winning comedian left her life behind – including her choice to remain childless and alone (except for her dogs), dating during a pandemic while her family invades her home, and her vision of a future where men don’t wear flip flops.
Coming to Netflix December 28th
- 7 Women and Crime 🇮🇹 (Netflix movie)
When the head of the family is stabbed, seven women, each with ulterior motives, are trapped together in a mansion to solve the mystery of his murder.
- A Night In Kindergarten 🇵🇱 (Netflix Movie)
A young man crashes a school play rehearsal to stop a group of eccentric teachers and parents from expelling his girlfriend’s son.
- The Circle: Season 5 (Netflix Series) (New episodes weekly)
Eight new players set up individual profiles to sniff out catfish, make friends and make the most of second chances in this fifth trip around The Circle.
- Stuck With You 🇫🇷 (Netflix movie)
On the way to a party, two strangers get stuck in an elevator on New Year’s Eve–and find themselves connected in unexpected ways.
Coming to Netflix December 29th
- Brown and Friends 🇰🇷 (Netflix Family)
In a cozy little neighborhood café, a group of fun-loving friends gather – and have all kinds of adventures.
- Rise of Empires: Ottoman: Season 2 (Netflix Documentary)
Years after conquering Constantinople, Sultan Mehmed II consolidates his power, but a ruthless ruler in Wallachia threatens to bring down his empire.
Coming to Netflix December 30th
- Alpha Males 🇪🇸 (Netflix series)
Pedro, Luis, Raul and Santi are four friends who feel a little lost in the new world of empowered women, each one trying to fit in their own haphazard way.
- Party Aunt Chicago: Part 2 (Netflix Series)
Chicago Party’s aunt Diane is a lovable troublemaker with a knack for avoiding puberty–a sweet spot for her soul-searching nephew.
- Summer Secrets: Season 2 🇦🇷 (Netflix Family)
Steffi, Luz and their family and friends fight for the future of Cielo Grande after the resort’s new owners take control in a power play.
- White Noise (Netflix movie)
At the same time, funny and terrifying, lyrical and absurd, mundane and macabre, White Noise highlights the attempts of a contemporary American family to deal with the mundane struggles of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love and death and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world. Based on the book by Don DeLillo, written for the screen and directed by Noah Baumbach.
Coming to Netflix December 31st
- Best of Stand Up 2022 (Netflix Comedy)
Join us as we take a look at some of the jokes that drove us through the year in this collection of stand-up highlights.
Coming to Netflix January 1st
- Kaleidoscope (Netflix series)
A master thief and his crew attempt an epic and elaborate heist worth $7 billion – but betrayal, greed and other threats undermine their plans.
- Voyeur Lady 🇧🇷 (Netflix Series)
Hacker Miranda loves to spy on her sex worker neighbor, Cleo. But after their paths cross and a murder is committed, Miranda’s fate is changed forever.
- The Double House Way: Season 2 🇯🇵 (Netflix Anime)
Everyone’s favorite former yakuza is back! He clips coupons, plans meals that save a pretty penny—and takes his job as a housewife very seriously.
- the pilot
- Barbershop 2: Back in Business
- blue line
- Brokeback Mountain
- The ‘Burbs
- Daddy day care
- forrest gump
- GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- I know what you did last summer
- Jerry Maguire
- King Kong character
- Leap year
- Minority Report
- National Security
- New Amsterdam: Season One
- Professor Josie
- Nutty Professor II: Lumps
- Old Enough!: Season Two
- Reservoir dogs
- Resident Evil afterlife
- The road to perdition
- Rocky II
- Rocky III
- Rocky IV
- Rocky F
- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
- Survivor: Season 18
- this is 40
- The best
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon
- Transformers Revenge of the Fallen
Quitting Netflix this week
Here’s what’s leaving this week:
Instant Hotel: Season One
Check out 12/28/22
I love you man
life as we know it
men in black
Men in Black II
men in black 3
European national spelling leave
National spelling leave
New York minute
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Spleen
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
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