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Get ready for "Marriage Story," "You" (again) and a new Michael Bay movie.

What's new on Netflix in December 2019

With the introduction of Disney+ (and, sure, AppleTV+ too ... but also, nah) this month, the streaming wars have officially begun – and Netflix didn't implode yet! Success!

Now, they do find themselves playing from behind for the first time in its existence, as Disney+ and the streaming services following shortly after – Peacock in April, HBO Max in May – will have decades upon decades of content compared to the Big Red Streaming Monolith's less than ten years. And sure, Netflix is churning out its own content – but most research has shown that's not how most people use the service; they basically view the originals as a bonus to the old comfort food ("The Office," "Friends," etc.) they regularly watch. Without those proven TV shows and movies, will people stick with Netflix for its unknown original content? Not since the announcement of Qwikster has Netflix had more egg on its face and concerns for its future.

This latest additions announcement for the month of December won't alleviate those worries – though there are some decent options in here to distract from Netflix's imminent demise. So, uh, success? Again?

As you'd expect, most of those solid additions are Netflix Originals – starting with the best movie of the year and an early frontrunner for multiple Oscars in a few months, "Marriage Story," starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver as a couple navigating a cross-country divorce. Milwaukee Film Festival-ers got to see this terrific dramedy on the big screen in October, and while there's still a chance it could have a brief return to the big screen (a very slight chance), your best bet for seeing of the cinematic standouts of 2019 will be in your living room – for better or worse.

Speaking of Oscar plays, Netflix will also debut "The Two Popes," a heralded drama starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce as, uh, two popes. And on the complete other side of the world from awards bait is "6 Underground," the latest explosion-athon from Michael Bay. That Michael Bay – whose movies are almost exclusively made to watch on overwhelming giant screens with insanely loud stereo sound – is now moving to streaming is somehow sadder than Scorsese, Baumbach and company doing the same. This is the darkest timeline.

Outside of movies both baiting Oscars and murdering braincells, the Big Read Streaming Monolith will also showcase the second seasons of the stalker soap "You" and the sci-fi reboot "Lost in Space," the debut of the highly anticipated dark fantasy "The Witcher" and a John Mulaney ... children's variety show? Sure, why not. When you're trying to keep pace the Mouse House, you gotta throw anything and anything at the wall, right?

There are a few notable outside additions to the Netflix catalogue – "It Comes At Night," "Secret Life of Pets 2," the Pierce Brosnan Bond movies – but really, that's not what Netflix is for anymore.

Dec. 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Dead Kids"

Dec. 2

"Nightflyers" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Team Kaylie: Part 2"

Dec. 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos: A Primeira Tentacao de Cristo"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah"

"War on Everyone"

Dec. 4

"The Last O.G." season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Let's Dance"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Los Briceno"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Magic for Humans" season 2

Dec. 5

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Apache: La vida de Carlos Tevez"

"Greenleaf" season 4

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Home for Christmas"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "V Wars"

Dec. 6

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Chosen One" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Confession Killer"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Fuller House" season 5

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Glow Up"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Marriage Story"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Spirit Riding Free: The Spirit of Christmas"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Teasing Master Takagi-san" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Three Days of Christmas"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Triad Princess"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Virgin River"

Dec. 8

"From Paris With Love"

Dec. 9

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "A Family Reunion Christmas"

"It Comes At Night"

Dec. 10

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Michelle Wolf: Joke Show"

"Outlander" season 3

Dec. 11

"The Sky is Pink"

Dec. 12

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Jack Whitehall: Christmas with My Father"

Dec. 13

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "6 Underground"

Dec. 15

"A Family Man"

"Dil Dhadakne Do"

"Karthik Calling Karthik"

Dec. 16

"Burlesque"

"The Danish Girl"

"The Magicians" season 4

Dec. 17

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America!"

Dec. 18

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Soundtrack"

Dec. 19

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "After the Raid"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Ultraviolet" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Twice Upon a Time"

Dec. 20

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Two Popes"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Witcher"

Dec. 22

"Private Practice" seasons 1-6

Dec. 23

"Transformers Rescue Bots Academy" season 1

Dec. 24

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Carole & Tuesday: Part 2"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Como caido del cielo"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Crash Landing on You"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Lost in Space" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020: Part 2"

Dec. 25

"Sweetheart"

Dec. 26

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The App"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Le Bazar de la Charite"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Fast & Furious Spy Racers"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "You" season 2

Dec. 27

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Gift"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Kevin Hart: Don't F**k This Up"

"The Secret Life of Pets 2"

Dec. 28

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy"

Dec. 29

"Lawless"

Dec. 30

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Alexa & Katie" season 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened"

Dec. 31

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Degenerates" season 2

"Die Another Day"

"GoldenEye"

"Heartbreakers"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Neighbor"

"Red Dawn"

"Tomorrow Never Dies"

"The World is Never Enough"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Yanxi Palace: Princess Adventures"

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