With the start of a new month comes plenty of fresh Netflix programming. From all-time classics to original shows, Netflix has a lot in store this month. So much in store that it can be a little overwhelming to find the good stuff. We’ve got you covered. Here are the best new titles coming to Netflix this month.
The Big Lebowski
There are a ton of classics coming to Netflix this month, and of them, The Big Lebowski is our favorite. This cult comedy classic stars Jeff Bridges as Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski, who’s embroiled in a strange and violent (but hilarious) case of mistaken identity when two thugs break into his home, beat him, and defile his living room rug. They claim he owes them money, but he has no idea what they’re talking about. He tries to get himself off the hook and make things right (and get a new rug) by tracking down the other Jeff Lebowski, a philanthropic millionaire, but things go awry when his ridiculous friend, Walter Sobchak (John Goodman), gets involved. If you’ve never seen it, now’s the time to mix yourself a White Russian, pull up a chair, and dig in.
Shaun of the Dead
Halloween is over, but we’re never tired of this 2004 comedy horror classic from the minds of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright. Shaun (Simon Pegg) is a mildly ambitionless 30-something whose girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield), wants him to aspire to do more—romantically, professionally, etc. Shaun’s even less ambitious best friend, Ed (Nick Frost), is his right hand man through Shaun and Liz’s eventual break up. But things take a turn for the interesting when the world is plunged into a zombie apocalypse. Shaun discovers his aptitude for leading, while trying to save his friends, his mom, and that dickhead David from being ripped to shreds by hungry flesh-eating zombies.
In this strange near-future dystopian black comedy, single people who are incapable of finding partners are cast off to a resort, and if they don’t find a suitable spouse in 45 days, they’re turned into the animal of their choice. David (Colin Farrell), has just been dumped by his merciless wife, who leaves him for another man. He’s brought to the resort as a last-ditch effort to find his soulmate, and uh, things only get weirder from there—especially when David escapes from the resort.
Blue Planet II: Season 1
The Blue Planet changed the world in 2001, with its breathtaking cinematography and incredible explanations of the natural history of our world’s heavily underexplored oceans. It was narrated by the one and only David Attenborough, and received rave reviews from critics, including several Emmy awards and a BAFTA TV award. BBC released Blue Planet II last year, and it lived up to the hype of its predecessor. It was shot over four years, includes footage from 125 expeditions set across 39 countries, and was cut from over 6,000 hours of underwater dive footage from an estimated 4,000 dives. It’s a masterpiece. Period.
There are fewer Netflix Originals coming in December, but what we are getting seems to be really good. Pine Gap is a new Netflix Original about Pine Gap, a top secret U.S.-Australian joint defense facility. It looks like an interesting spy thriller where teams of secret agents are working with—and sometimes against—each other to help or hinder the free world.
This film from award-winning director Alfonso Cuarón tells the story of Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young maid working in 1970s Mexico City. It sounds simple, but the film unfolds into a stunning portrait of Mexico’s social and political upheaval in the ‘70s, and how those conditions hurt everyday, hard-working Mexican families. You’re going to have to trust us when we tell you it’s a must-see.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale makes its way to Netflix in December and takes viewers to where Sabrina is for the holidays. The Church of Night is celebrating the Winter Solstice and, as we all know, the holidays are times for guests both welcome and not-so-welcome to the celebration. It’s a surprise drop from Netflix, but we think everyone who saw the first season of Sabrina will definitely be excited for this.
Springsteen on Broadway
We know we shouldn’t have to say it, but here we go—Bruce Springsteen is an American icon. Period. From his days as Asbury Park’s golden boy, to his decades of time spent evolving into the international superstar he is today, Bruce Springsteen On Broadway tells those stories of triumph and humility straight from The Boss’ mouth. Oh, and yeah, in between all that awesomeness, Springsteen might find some time to play acoustic favorites, just for shits and giggles.
We just want to preface this one with a big ol’ “Whoa.” Sandra Bullock stars as Malorie, a mother living in a post-apocalyptic world where a “mysterious force” has completely decimated the world’s population. Malorie, a mother of two, is forced to flee with her children down a dangerous river in order to seek sanctuary in the only place left. The kicker? They have to do the trip blindfolded, because in this world, when your eyes are open, all you can see is a world where your worst fears literally become your reality.
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War
Netflix has been really smart about jumping on Box Office smashes in recent months. They added Marvel’s Black Panther to the roster last month, and also already have Thor: Ragnarok, Doctor Strange, and Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2 on the list, as well. It only makes sense, then, that they’ll be adding the second-highest grossing Marvel film of all time to the roster in December, Avengers: Infinity War.
Aside from including the characters from literally all the other movies mentioned here, Avengers: Infinity War stands on its own as one of the single-greatest superhero movies ever made, and stars the likes of Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Josh Brolin (Thanos), and a million other a-listers.