What to watch on Netflix Canada in December 2021

Here are the best movies and TV shows hitting the streaming platform in the final month of the year

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      Here’s everything that’s coming to and leaving Netflix Canada in December 2021, including The Power Of The Dog and The Lost Daughter and the final season of Lost In Space.

      Don’t Look Up

      In the last few years, Adam McKay has transitioned from broad Will Ferrell comedies like Anchorman and Step Brothers to more pointed projects like The Big Short and the Dick Cheney biopic Vice. His latest project seems to marry the two streams, casting Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio as academics who discover a comet on a collision course with Earth—only to have their doomsday warnings dismissed as fake news by the government, the media, and the general public. Don’t worry, it’s just a satire. Isn’t it? December 24

      Gianni Fiorito

      The Hand Of God

      Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino’s latest is based on his childhood growing up in Naples in the '80s. It’s Italy’s contender at the Oscars this year, and picked up the Grand Jury Prize and an acting award (for newcomer Filippo Scotti) at the Venice Film Festival—so it’ll be a must-see for anyone who wants to be up on this year’s awards contenders. Beyond that, expect the reliably extravagant Sorrentino to lean hard into 80s nostalgia and iconography. The movie’s title is a reference to Diego Maradona’s 1986 FIFA World Cup goal against England—and the Argentine football star threatened to sue the production for unauthorized use of his image. December 15


      While we wait for the next David Fincher movie, the Mank and Mindhunter director is back on Netflix as executive producer of this visual essay series celebrating cinema. It’s slightly ironic that Voir pays homage the most influential big-screen experiences in history on a streaming platform, but nostalgia is hot right now and this is something that should satisfy cinephiles who think The Movies That Made Us is too low-brow. The six episodes will feature personal stories from animator Taylor Ramos, blogger Sasha Stone, writer/editor Tony Zhou and film critics Walter Chaw and Drew McWeeny. December 6

      The Power Of The Dog

      Jane Campion’s first feature in over a decade—which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons as sibling cattlemen in 1920s Montana whose toxic relationship is made even worse when Plemons’ younger brother brings home a widow (Kirsten Dunst) and her delicate son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) made quite the splash on the festival circuit this fall, winning the Silver Lion at Venice and coming in as second runner-up for the TIFF People’s Choice award. We had some objections, but now you can make up your own mind. December 1

      Diyah Pera

      Lost In Space (season 3)

      It’s been two full years since the Space Family Robinson’s last round of adventures—time enough for the perpetually endangered youngest son Will to grow about a foot—but Netflix is counting on fans to return for more non-stop calamity and digital robot effects, as Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall, Maxwell Jenkins, Ignacio Serricchio, and Parker Posey suit up one last time. December 1

      Saturday Morning All-Star Hits!

      Saturday Night Live’s Kyle Mooney has a strange fascination with children’s television, and now he gets to make his own—sort of—with this eight-episode spoof of '80s and '90s kids’ programming about wacky dinosaurs, interstellar animal warriors, and endlessly creative teddy bears, all legally distinguishable from existing properties. (Emma Stone and Paul Rudd are among the voice cast.) And it’s all presented in glorious VHS resolution. December 10

      Yannis Drakoulidis

      The Lost Daughter

      Shot in isolation last summer, writer/director Maggie Gyllenhaal’s first feature assembles Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, and Peter Sarsgaard for an adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s 2006 novel about a woman confronting her past on a European holiday. Well-received at Venice and Telluride, it’s one of a handful of Netflix titles getting a theatrical run ahead of its streaming debut. December 31

      Philippe Bosse

      Single All The Way

      Ugly Betty’s Michael Urie plays Peter, who convinces his best friend Nick (Philemon Chambers) to go home with him for the holidays so his family won’t bug him about being single. Confusion will likely ensue, as well as big laughs, especially when you’ve got scene-stealers like Jennifer Coolidge and Kathy Najimy in the cast. Last year’s The Christmas Setup and Happiest Season showed there was a big market for queer-themed holiday romantic comedies. So this should be popular. December 2

      Coming Out Colton

      What is next move for a former pro football player who starred as The Bachelor and then came out as gay? If you’re Colton Underwood, you star in a TV reality series about all of that. We follow Underwood as he deals with family, friends, the football world and even the church after his big news. Whether there will be a rose ceremony is anyone’s guess. December 3

      Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)

      It’s a shame that Byer is best known for her (albeit hilarious) hosting duties on the baking competition show Nailed It! She’s got so much in her comedy arsenal, including improv and standup. Now she’s releasing her first hour-long stand-up special, where she discusses everything from dating during the pandemic to the Karen phenomenon. December 7

      Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster 

      If anyone can make sense of the craziness of the last year, it’s Gaffigan, whose sharp, observational humour is liked by just about everyone. In this new special, he takes on the pandemic, billionaires jetting into space and more. Should be a nice bracing alternative to the usual sickly sweet holiday fare. December 21

      The full list of new titles available on Netflix Canada in December 2021 by date:

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      December 1

      JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean
      Kayko And Kokoch (seasons 1-2)
      Lost In Space (season 3)

      December 2

      Coyotes (season 1)
      The Flash (season 8, new episode)

      December 3

      Coming Out Colton (season 1)
      Jurassic World Camp Cretacious (season 4)
      Money Heist Part 5 (volume 2)
      Money Heist: From Tokyo To Berlin (volume 2)
      Workin’ Moms (season 5)

      December 5

      Japan Sinks: People Of Hope (season 1, episode 8)

      December 6


      December 7

      Centaurworld (season 2)
      Go Dog Go (season 2)
      Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)

      December 8

      Carolin Kebekus: The Last Christmas Special
      Titans (season 3)

      December 9

      Bonus Family (season 4)
      The Family That Sings Together: The Camargos
      The Flash (season 8, new episode)

      December 10

      Aranyak (season 1)
      How To Ruin Christmas: The Funeral
      Saturday Morning All Star Hits!
      Twentysomethings: Austin

      December 11

      The Hungry And The Hairy

      December 12

      Japan Sinks: People Of Hope (season 1, episode 9)

      December 14

      The Future Diary
      Russell Howard: Lubricant
      Starbeam: Beaming In The New Year

      December 15

      Elite Short Stories: Phillipe Caye Felipe
      Masha And The Bear: Nursery Rhymes (season 1 part 2)
      Masha And The Bear (season 5)
      Selling Tampa
      Superstore (season 6)

      December 16

      Aggretsuko (season 4)
      The Flash (season 8, new episode)

      December 17

      Fast & Furious Spy Racers (season 6)
      The Witcher (season 2)

      December 18

      Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (season 1)

      December 19

      What Happened In Olslo (season 1)

      December 20

      Elite Short Stories: Samuel Omar

      December 21

      Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster

      December 22

      Emily In Paris (season 2)

      December 23

      Elite Short Stories: Patrick

      December 24

      The Silent Sea (season 1)

      December 25

      Jimmy Carr: His Dark Material
      Singles Inferno (season 1)
      Stories Of A Generation With Pope Francis

      December 28

      Word Party Presents: Math!

      December 29

      Anxious People (season 1)
      Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer

      December 30

      Kitz (season 1)

      December 31

      Cobra Kai (season 4)
      Queer Eye (season 6)
      Stay Close


      December 1

      The Big Lebowski
      The Croods
      Deck The Halls
      Impractical Jokers: The Movie
      Les Miserables: The Staged Concert
      Love, Actually
      Meet Joe Black
      Notting Hill
      Paul Blart: Mall Cop
      The Power Of The Dog
      Queen & Slim
      Reservoir Dogs
      Schindler’s List
      Spider-Man 3
      Tears Of The Sun
      Tyler Perry’s Medea’s Big Happy Family
      Wild Wild West

      December 2

      Jumanji: The Next Level
      Single All The Way
      The Whole Truth

      December 3

      Cobalt Blue
      The Fast And The Furious
      2 Fast 2 Furious
      The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift
      Fast & Furious
      Fast Five
      Fast & Furious 6
      Furious 7
      Shaun The Sheep: The Fight Before Christmas

      December 6

      David And The Elves

      December 9

      Asakusa Kid
      Bathtubs Over Broadway
      The Grudge (2020)

      December 10

      Back To The Outback
      Still Out Of My League
      The Unforgivable

      December 12

      Just Mercy

      December 15

      The Hand Of God
      Sleepless In Seattle
      Taxi Driver

      December 16

      A California Christmas: City Lights
      A Naija Christmas
      Puff: Wonders Of The Reef

      December 18

      The Boss Baby
      Gemini Man

      December 21

      Grumpy Christmas

      December 22

      Little Women (2019)

      December 24

      1000 Miles From Christmas
      Don’t Look Up
      Minnal Muralil
      Stand By Me Doraemon 2

      December 26


      December 30

      Hilda And The Mountain King

      December 31

      The Lost Daughter
      Seal Team

      Last call

      TV series and movies leaving Netflix Canada in December 2021.

      December 13

      Halt And Catch Fire (seasons 1-4)

      December 14

      Saint Seiya (seasons 1-6)

      December 30

      Suits (seasons 1-9)

      December 31

      Family Guy (season 12)
      Modern Family (seasons 1-9)
      New Girl (seasons 1-7)
      Sons Of Anarchy (seasons 1-7)