New on Netflix UK: December 2017

New on Netflix UK: December 2017

The Crown Season 2, Dark, Bright, Easy Season 2, Love Actually and the Back to the Future trilogy among this month's highlights

The superb Claire Foy returns for season 2 of the multi award winning The Crown (8 Dec) as Queen Elizabeth II with this series spanning the late 1950s and early 60s. A dark period that covers the Suez crisis and Philip's rumoured infidelity should make for fascinating viewing. It will be Foy's last series with the announcement that Olivia Coleman will be taking on the role in season 3.

The first series of German sci-fi mystery Dark (1 Dec explores the disappearance of two kids in the small-town of Winden. A time-travel element poses the question of when the kids disappeared rather than who took them. Joe Swanberg's drama series Easy (1 Dec) returns this month continuing its exploration of modern life in Chicago. Aubrey Plaza and star of Patti Cake$, Danielle MacDonald, join the stellar cast.

In film, pioneering documentary filmmaker Errol Morris returns with Wormwood (15 Dec), a reconstruction of the mysterious death of a Cold War military scientist involved in a secret biological warfare program. Will Smith stars in David Ayer's fantasy film Bright (22 Dec) as a human cop who has to work alongside an orc played by Joel Edgerton. Cynthia Nixon turns in a remarkable performance as Emily Dickinson in Terence Davies' powerful drama A Quiet Passion (1 Dec). The expertly crafted film takes a dark turn from delightful period piece to surreal existential dread making it utterly captivating.

Sofia Coppola took everyone by surprise when she cited Daddy's Home (2 Dec) as one of her favourite films of the 21st Century in a piece for the New York Times. With the sequel out now at cinemas you can do the double if you so wish. For a more daring double bill try the black humour of Creep and Creep 2 (23 Dec) starring Mark Duplass as a bizarre and hilarious serial killer.

Though there are lots of Christmas themed shows and films already on Netflix the Back to the Future trilogy (14 Dec) has also been added for perfect family binge-viewing over the festive period. Despite Love Actually (14 Dec) being offensively terrible in so many ways lots enjoy its twisted romantic message of backstabbing your best mate by stalking his wife and its deplorable fat shaming of women. If you want a real Christmas treat, try the exceptionally entertaining Mad Max: Fury Road (24 Dec) instead.

1 December
All Hail King Julien: Season 5
American Graffiti
The Awakening
Bad Day for the Cut
Brother's Keeper
The Comfort of Strangers
Dark: Season 1
Diana: In Her Own Words
Dream Boat
DreamWorks: Home For the Holidays
Easy: Season 2
Fahrenheit 9/11
Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story
A Gray State
The Grudge
Hired Gun
The Hollywood Masters: Season 2
The Legend of 420
Meet Joe Black
Midnight Run
Monster Island
Motivation 3: The Next Generation
Playing for Time
A Quiet Passion
Romantic Comedy
A StoryBots Christmas
Three Kinds Of Heat
To Kill For
Wild Child
Winter People
You Can Tutu

2 December
Daddy's Home

4 December
Lockup: County Jails: Collection 1

5 December
Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight
Doctor Who: Season 9
Life of Crime
Wallander: Series 4

6 December
Friends with Money

7 December
Riverdale: Season 2 (Weekly Episodes)
The Secret

8 December
El Camino Christmas
The Crown: Season 2

9 December
My Name is Lenny
Secrets of Great British Castles: Season 2

11 December
Monster House

12 December
The Collector
Judd Apatow: The Return
Manhunt: Unabomber
Nowhere Boy
Once Upon a Time: Season 7
The Resident

13 December
The 6th Day
Maid in Manhattan
Upstart Crow: Season 1

14 December
Adventure Angler: Season 4 & 5
Age Gap Love: Season 1
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part III
Changing Faces: Season 1
Combat Countdown: Season 1
Encounters With Evil: Season 1
Love Actually

15 December
The Avengers
Boj: Season 1
Breaking Free
Brighton Rock
Christmas Inheritance
Discovering Bigfoot
The Foreigner
Freeway: Crack in the System
The Hollywood Masters: Season 3
The Ranch: Part 4
Reggie Yates Outside Man: Volume 2
Seoul Searching
Trollhunters: Part 2
Under an Arctic Sky
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
The Vault

16 December
2 Guns
The 5th Wave

17 December
Gods of Egypt
Poster Boys

18 December
Erased: Season 1
Marcella: Season 1

19 December
Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Indian Detective: Season 1
Miss Me This Christmas
Once Upon a Time: Season 7
Patriots Day
The Road
Russell Howard: Recalibrate
Waking Ned Devine
You Can't Fight Christmas

20 December
The Benchwarmers
Bridge of Spies
La Casa de Papel: Season 1
The Last Word

22 December
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America: Season 1
Dope: Season 1
Fuller House: Season 3, New Episodes
The Toys That Made Us: Season 1

23 December
Alone in Berlin
Creep 2
Myths & Monsters: Season 1

24 December
Mad Max: Fury Road

25 December

29 December
Black Mirror: Season 4