If you can believe it, the year has almost come to an end! We’ve reached the final month of 2022, but that doesn’t mean the list of new Netflix movies and shows coming before the end of the year will slow down. If anything, it’s one of the most packed months of 2022.
You might still be making your way through new episodes of Manifest, Dead to Me, and The Crown in December, but you will want to carve out some room on your watch list for the highly anticipated new seasons of feel-good shows Firefly Lane and Emily in Paris.
There’s even more new Netflix content to look forward on the movie side of things with so many blockbuster-level original films coming in December. You won’t be without something to watch on movie nights at any given point of the month, especially during the holiday break.
New Netflix movies December 2022
Last month’s Netflix original movie offering leaned heavily on Christmas romantic comedies, but if those aren’t your cup of tea, the streaming service has plenty of intriguing dramas, mysteries, and family flicks headed our way in December.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Release Date: Dec. 2
Based on the novel by D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover stars Emma Corrin as the titular Lady Chatterley, who has an affair with Oliver Mellors (Jack O’Connell). She’s then left with the decision to stay with her husband or follow her heart to her lover. Watch the sweeping love story unfold when the film premieres on the first Friday in December.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Release Date: Dec. 9
Academy Award-winner Guillermo del Toro brings a new take on the classic tale of Pinocchio with Netflix’s new stop-motion film Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio on Dec. 9. The update follows the magical wooden boy on an “enchanted adventure” and features the voices of Ewan McGregor, Cate Blanchett, Finn Wolfhard, and more.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Release Date: Dec. 23
Finally, the long-awaited sequel to Knives Out arrives on Netflix with a new mystery unfolding in Glass Onion. The cast includes Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista. Glass Onion hits theaters for one week on Nov. 23 and drops on Netflix on Dec. 23.
Release Date: Dec. 30
Noah Baumbach returns to Netflix with White Noise, his first directorial effort since 2019’s Academy Award-nominated Marriage Story. Baumbach reteams with Adam Driver, real-life partner Greta Gerwig, and Don Cheadle for the apocalyptic black comedy centering on the Airborne Toxic Event. White Noise makes its premiere just ahead of New Year’s Eve.
New Netflix shows December 2022
Along with the great movies coming to Netflix in December, a number of Netflix shows premiere new episodes, and a huge Netflix star returns in a brand-new series. Check out a few of the month’s highlights below, beginning with the comeback of Firefly Lane.
Firefly Lane season 2 part 1
Release Date: Dec. 2
Even though fans have been waiting for Firefly Lane for almost two years, the second season finally makes its arrival on Dec. 2. As previously announced by Netflix, the second season will also be the final season and will be split into two parts. The first batch of the 16 episodes drops in December, and the rest arrive next year. See Tully and Kate’s endgame begin!
Release Date: Dec. 16
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before breakout star Noah Centineo returns to Netflix in The Recruit, a new original series following Owen Hendricks (Centineo), a CIA lawyer who becomes wrapped up in a dangerous when a former asset threatens to expose the agency. The new series sounds like a real nail-biter, and the eight-episode adventure debuts on Dec. 16.
Emily in Paris season 3
Release Date: Dec. 21
She’s back! Our favorite girl abroad makes her annual return to Netflix with Emily in Paris season 3’s release on Dec. 21. It’s been a year since we last left Emily and the major choice to either leave Paris or stick it out and deal with her messy love life. Find out what she chooses to do when the new season (the first of a two-season order) premieres ahead of Christmas.
Netflix new releases December 2022
Check out all of the new Netflix movies, shows, anime, documentaries, kids shows, and more coming through out the month of December:
- Firefly Lane season 2 part 1
- Hot Skull
- Lady Chatterley’s Lover
- Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
- Dragon Age: Absolution
- Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure
- Cook at All Costs
- A Storm for Christmas
- The Recruit
- BARDO, False Chronicles of a Handful of Truths
- Paradise PD season 4
- The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari
- How to Ruin Christmas season 3
- The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh part 1
- Alice in Borderland season 2
- Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
- Matilda: The Musical
- The Witcher: Blood Origin
- They Cloned Tyrone
- White Noise
What Netflix movies and shows will you be watching in December? Share your picks in the comments!