Your favorite monthly list has been released, and it includes several originals you may want to check out (and some you probably won’t). Now, I’m not encouraging you to watch a new Adam Sandler movie, but I’m not going to stop you either. It may be good for a few laughs—or maybe it’ll be one of those “so bad, it’s good” type movies. Highly doubtful, but one can hope.
Yes, the list of movies hitting (and leaving) Netflix has been released, and probably the most high profile addition is The Ridiculous 6, which is a baffling Netflix original that stars Adam Sandler and his posse of middle school dweebs. You can catch the trailer for said movie at the head of this post, but be warned: it’s not pretty. And remember, this is the first movie in a deal that will see Sandler release four original movies on Netflix. Hooray?
Another high profile movie includes a holiday special from Bill Murray and several of his fancy actor friends. It’s looks very Bill Murray-y, so if that’s the kind of entertainment you like, then you’ll have a chance to check out A Very Murray Christmas on Dec. 4. Those are basically the only notable additions; there’s also a Netflix original from Rob Schneider, a documentary about a circus elephant, and the second season of Puss in Boots.
As for the movies and TV shows leaving the service, you’re not really going to miss anything. That is, unless you really like watching documentaries about Bronies. Check out the full list of movies coming and going below.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 1
- #DeathToSelfie (2014) – Sermons offers Christian solutions for finding peace in a world where people compare their unfiltered lives to others edited to appear perfect.
- 30 for 30: Chasing Tyson (2015) – This film follows boxer Evander Holyfeld’s journey to take on the controversial Mike Tyson and the aftermath of their unforgettable first match.
- 50 Shades of THEY: Season 1 – Delving deep into various aspects of relationships, Pastor Ed Young discusses how the choices we make affect the quality of our human connections.
- A Christmas Star (2015) – Born under the Christmas Star, Noelle says she can perform miracles. When trouble comes to town, it’s up to Noelle to prove herself and save the day.
- A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z (2014) – Follow Jay-Z outside the recording studio to discover how shrewd business sense and insistence on doing things his own way has made him a true mogul.
- Amnesiac (2015) – A man awakes in bed unable to recall who he is — the victim of a car accident and resulting coma. The woman helping him recover is supposedly his wife, but when care turns to torture and his bed becomes a prison, the truth might prove deadly.
- Broadchurch: Season 2 – After a young boy is murdered in the small seaside town of Broadchurch, local detectives Ellie Miller and Alec Hardy are assigned the mysterious case.
- CBGB (2013) – Renewing the legend of one of New York’s most storied nightclubs, this raucous drama features the punk and rock legends who made CBGB famous.
- Christmas Wedding Baby (2014) – As she prepares to marry her workaholic fiancé, bride-to-be Andrea discovers her wedding-photographer ex-boyfriend was hired to capture the nuptials.
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004) – Riddick has been abducted and is being held aboard a spaceship by money-hungry bounty hunters, who must deal with Riddick’s overwhelming wrath.
- Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) – When a gang leader pulls off a diamond heist with his crew, a cop turned criminal responds by kidnapping his daughter and holding her for ransom.
- Darkman (1990) – After a brilliant scientist is almost killed by gangsters in a massive explosion, he becomes Darkman, an impossibly strong, tormented antihero.
- Detectorists: Season 1 – Two quirky friends share a passion for metal detecting and a dream of unearthing Saxon treasure that they’re certain is buried in a local farm field.
- I’m Brent Morin — NETFLIX ORIGINAL – After many mistakes and adventures, comedian Brent Morin admits that he wants to be in love, but is nowhere near ready for a relationship.
- Jenny’s Wedding (2015) – When Jenny plans to marry her girlfriend, she decides it’s time that her family, who doesn’t know that she’s a lesbian, finally learns the truth.
- Las mágicas historias de Plim Plim: Season 1 – Plim Plim the clown shares magical stories that teach kids the importance of helping those in need, making friends and taking care of Earth.
- Ray (2004) – In this biopic, Jamie Foxx portrays rhythm and blues legend Ray Charles, who rose from obscurity and overcame his struggles to become world famous.
- Real Rob: Season 1 (2015) — NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE – Go inside the world of comedian and actor Rob Schneider in this comedy series that follows the ups and downs of his career and family life.
- See You In Valhalla (2015) – After her brother’s odd death, a young woman reunites with her quirky family, then must navigate her way through the minefields of her troubled past.
- Sensitive Skin: Season 1 – Empty-nesters Al (Denis Lawson) and Davina Jackson (Joanna Lumley) have a wonderful life: They love their jobs, both still look great at 60, and they’re ready for a fun new phase of their existence. But things don’t go as swimmingly as they expect in this BBC television series. They find themselves dealing with professional issues, extramarital temptations and their 30-year-old son Orlando’s (James Lance) enduring case of arrested development.
- Starting Over: Season 1 – Andy Stanley hosts this series that examines common mistakes made in marriages, careers and personal lives, and how to break the cycle of failure. .
- Stir of Echoes (1999) – After being hypnotized, a man begins having visions of a horrible crime and learns that the girl in his visions disappeared from his neighborhood.
- Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007) – Rob Lowe stars in this spooky drama about a National Guard captain who returns from Iraq to find himself haunted by visions of the civilians he accidentally killed during his tour of duty in the war-torn nation. Losing his grip on his family as well as his sanity, the beleaguered veteran enlists the help of a psychic to silence the spirits — but it turns out the seer is as sick as the vet, who now realizes he must resort to drastic measures.
- That Touch of Mink (1962) – Small-town girl Cathy moves to New York and falls for ladies’ man Philip. But she’s looking for a lifetime commitment, and he just wants to have fun.
- Tyke: Elephant Outlaw — NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE – This is the gripping and emotionally charged story of Tyke, a circus elephant who went on a rampage in Honolulu in 1994, killed her trainer in front of thousands of spectators and died in a hail of gunfire.
- Winning Life’s Battles: Season 1 – Christian teachings advise about how God can help believes tackle their fears and problems and defend themselves against the devil.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2
- Stations of the Cross (2014) – Though her family is already devoutly Catholic, 14-year-old Maria wants to be a saint, subjecting herself to the physical pains suffered by Christ.
- Tangerine (2015) – Fresh out of a stint in jail, transgender prostitute Sin-Dee and her pal Alexandra hit the crazy streets of LA to get revenge on her fickle pimp.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 3
- Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine (2015) – Bringing the modern legacy of hostility toward gays into sharp and searing focus, the uniquely cruel murder of Matthew Shepard in 1998 had a stunning effect on the American public. This poignant documentary recounts his brief life and grisly death.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 4
- A Very Murray Christmas (2015)– NETFLIX ORIGINAL – Bill Murray rounds up an all-star cast for an evening of music, comedy, and good cheer in this homage to classic holiday variety shows.
- Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 4 – Scott Aukerman brings his popular podcast Comedy Bang! Bang! to television, along with his co-host and bandleader, Reggie Watts.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 5
- A Case of You (2013) – Nursing a secret crush on a cute coffee barista, a lowly writer sets out to become the man she desires — by studying her Facebook profile.
- Dinosaur 13 (2014) – Documentarian Todd Miller chronicles the legal battles that followed the historic 1990 discovery of the first complete Tyrannosaurus rex.
- Inside Man: Season 3 – Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock hosts this CNN original series that provides an insider’s view of diverse sectors of American life.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 7
- Vampire Academy (2014) – At St. Vladimir’s Academy, Rose Hathaway learns to navigate life as a dhampir, a half-human vampire, and prepares to become a leader of the Moroi.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 8
- One & Two (2015) – A brother and sister use teleportation to escape their troubled home life and authoritarian father, who keeps them sequestered from the world outside.
- Phoenix (2014) – Unrecognized to her husband after reconstructive facial surgery, a concentration camp survivor resolves to find out if he betrayed her to the Nazis.
- Xenia (2014) – A gay teen and his brother head out on a wild journey to find the Greek father they recently learned about, hoping they can secure Greek citizenship.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 9
- Phineas and Ferb: Season 4 – Phineas and Ferb invent, scheme and stay one step ahead of their bratty sister. Meanwhile, their pet platypus plots against evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
- Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High And Unemployed Live In Austin (2015) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL – Ricky, Julian and Bubbles bring their trailer park humor out onto the stage for a night of bravado, schemes and an intoxicated acting demo.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 11
- The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL – The world’s greatest feline fighter, lover and milk connoisseur takes on daring adventures in exotic locations in this family-friendly comedy series.
- The Ridiculous 6 (2015) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL – When his long-lost outlaw father returns, Tommy “White Knife” Stockburn goes on an adventure-filled journey across the Old West with his five brothers.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 14
- The Da Vinci Code (2006) – When the curator of the Louvre is killed, a Harvard professor and a cryptographer must untangle a web of deceit involving works of Leonardo da Vinci.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 15
- Drown (2014) – When a surging champion is dethroned by a newcomer, a booze-fueled night brings waves of jealousy, homophobia, unrequited lust and shocking tragedy.
- Hart of Dixie: Season 4 – Fast-talking city girl Zoe Hart winds up patching up the locals of a tiny town in the Deep South when she inherits a medical practice in Alabama.
- High Profits: Season 1 – A young, business-minded Colorado couple attempts to create an empire with a visionary plan unlike any other to legally franchise marijuana.
- Time Out of Mind (2014) – A homeless man struggling to survive in New York and reconnect with his estranged daughter is aided by a sympathetic friend he makes in a shelter.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 16
- Fresh Dressed (2015) – Though it sprang from the depth of black culture, hip-hop fashion has spread to the masses and taken on a whole new meaning.
- Helix: Season 2 – While investigating a possible outbreak at an Arctic research facility, scientists discover a new virus that could wipe out every human on the planet.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 18
- F is for Family: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL – Follow the Murphy family back to the 1970s, a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside and bring a gun to the airport. From comic Bill Burr.
- Glitter Force: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL – Five preteen girls learn they’re a legendary superhero squad known as the Glitter Force. Their mission? To defend Earth from evil fairytale villains.
- Making A Murderer: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL – Filmed over 10 years, this real-life thriller follows a DNA exoneree who, while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a grisly new crime.
- Mike Epps: Don’t Take It Personal — NETFLIX ORIGINAL – Mike Epps wastes no time bringing his unapologetic and raunchy swagger to a howling live audience at the historic Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 19
- chloe and theo (2015) – An Inuit travels from the Arctic to New York to warn leaders about global warming. Once there, he meets a quirky homeless girl who offers to help him.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 20
- Leo the Lion (2013) – Eschewing the carnivorous ways of his fellow lions, maverick Leo follows a vegetarian diet — causing the other lions to shun him.
- Magic Snowflake (2013) – Young Nicolas agrees to do Santa’s work for one year. But the stress of the job threatens the boy’s sense of joy — and Christmas itself.
- Santa’s Apprentice (2010) – Santa doesn’t want to retire, but rules are rules and he must train someone to replace him. The lucky winner, to be chosen from among millions of children, must be named Nicholas, be an orphan and have a pure heart. On the other side of the planet, there is a little boy who is a perfect match, but his lack of self- confidence and fear of heights make him a poor contestant. Will Santa agree to step down, and help his apprentice take his place?
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 21
- El Señor de los Cielos: Season 3 – Only Aurelio Casillas can fill Pablo Escobar’s shoes and become Mexico’s biggest drug trafficker of the ‘90s.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 22
- Queen of Earth (2015) – Numb from a series of sad events, Catherine seeks refuge at the lake house of an old friend, but the women soon find their bond cracking under stress.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 23
- Invisible Sister (2015) – When she tries to impress a science teacher with an ambitious experiment, a teen renders her sister invisible, forcing her to impersonate sibling.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 24
- Dawn of the Croods: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL – The world’s first family is back, funnier than ever and taking the prehistoric Croodaceous era by storm in this all-new family sitcom!
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 25
- Black Mirror “White Christmas” Episode – This sci-fi anthology series in the vein of “The Twilight Zone” reflects on the darker side of technology and human nature.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 28
- Maron: Season 3 – Marc Maron stars as Marc Maron, who interviews fellow comedians for his popular podcast, only to reveal more about his own neuroses and relationships.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 5 – Journey to the enchanted land of Equestria, where unicorn Twilight Sparkle and her pals have adventures and learn valuable lessons about friendship.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 30
- Parenthood: Season 6 – Four grown siblings juggle parenthood, relationships, careers and more as they cope with life’s ups and downs in this drama set in Berkeley, Calif.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 31
- Battle Creek: Season 1 – A polished FBI agent must team up with a cynical cop when he’s dispatched to Battle Creek, Michigan, to set up an office at the local precinct.
- Manhattan Romance (2014) – A filmmaker working on a documentary about love in modern Manhattan becomes personally entangled in the romantic lives of his subjects.
- Violetta: Season 3 – Violetta is a teen who returns from her time in Europe to her native Argentina, where she finds love and discovers her musical talents.
- Nurse Jackie: Seasons 1-7 – A flawed but dedicated ER nurse works in a New York City hospital and relies on pain meds to get through exhausting days in this Emmy-winning show.
LEAVING DECEMBER 1
- All About Eve (1950) – Bette Davis plays an aging Broadway diva who employs a starstruck fan as her assistant, only to learn that the woman is a conniving upstart.
- The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes: Season 1 (2012) – The Avengers — Thor, Ant-Man, Hulk, Iron Man and other heroes — are ready to save the day from villains such as Loki, HYDRA and the Red Skull.
- Batman Begins (2005) – Following the murder of his parents, Bruce Wayne trains with a shadowy organization and returns to Gotham City to fight crime under a new guise.
- Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) – When the trail of his boss’s killers leads to Southern California, Detroit cop Axel Foley again teams with Los Angeles detective Billy Rosewood.
- Brian’s Song (1971) – This Emmy-winning drama focuses on the friendship between running back Gale Sayers and fullback Brian Piccolo, who’s stricken with cancer.
- Brian’s Song (2001) – This remake of the 1971 tearjerker is based on the legendary friendship and rivalry of Chicago Bears running backs Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers.
- The Brothers Grimm (2005) – Brothers Jake and Will Grimm travel from village to village, posing as exterminators of magical creatures. But in reality, they’re expert con artists.
- The Burbs (1989) – When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray lets his paranoia get the best of him as he suspects the newcomers of evildoings.
- Cop Land (1997) – After a controversial shooting involving a police officer, a small-town sheriff and an internal affairs investigator suspect a connection to the mob.
- Damien: Omen II (1978) – Seven years after Damien Thorn’s dad tried to slay him, the demon child, now an angry teenager, begins to learn of his unholy heritage.
- The Dark Crystal (1982) – In this mythical tale, Jen, the last of the Gelfling race, is charged with healing the Crystal of Truth after its mutilation sets off an era of terror.
- Employee of the Month (2006) – Warehouse workers Vince and Zack compete in a full-on war to be named Employee of the Month and win a date with their dream girl.
- Forces of Nature (1999) – When the flight to his wedding is grounded, Ben rents a car with free spirit Sarah — and the two form a bond that has Ben questioning his marriage.
- Get Low (2009) – Robert Duvall stars as irascible backwoods loner Felix Bush, who plans his funeral while he’s still around to attend — and enjoy — the proceedings.
- The Great Escape (1963) – This epic adventure centers on an audacious plan by Allied officers to stage a massive breakout from an ostensibly escape-proof German prison camp.
- The Guardian: Season 1-3 – A lawyer is working off a drug conviction with 1,500 hours of court-mandated community service, while trying to mend his relationship with his dad.
- The High and the Mighty (1954) – A plane develops engine trouble, and it falls to steady co-pilot Dan Roman to land the craft safely when smug pilot John Sullivan loses his nerve.
- The Hustler (1961) – Paul Newman scores as pool shark “Fast Eddie” Felson, who tours the country hustling games — even challenging reigning champion Minnesota Fats.
- Insomnia (2002) – Sent to investigate a teenage girl’s murder in a small Alaska town, a detective accidentally shoots his partner while trying to apprehend a suspect.
- Juice (1992) – Four Harlem homeboys kick their troublesome habits up a notch when they commit robbery in this gritty urban drama starring Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur.
- K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) – On board Russia’s first nuclear ballistic submarine, Capt. Vostrikov must race against time to prevent a Chernobyl-like explosion.
- Labyrinth (1986) – In Jim Henson’s fantasy, teen Sarah embarks on a life-altering quest to rescue her little brother from the clutches of a treacherous goblin.
- Last Night (2010) – During an evening apart, married couple Joanna and Michael encounter tempting opportunities to cheat on each other with sexy acquaintances.
- Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002) – The Christians left behind after the Rapture find themselves threatened by a man they believe to be the Antichrist: U.N. President Nicolae Carpathia.
- Left Behind: The Movie (2000) – When 100 million people vanish from earth, a man tries to locate his wife and son. As he digs deeper, he finds that the answers may lie in the Bible.
- Left Behind: World at War (2005) – After a global catastrophe that saw millions vanish, one man unites the world. Some believe he is not their ideal leader, but rather, the Antichrist.
- Modern Problems (1981) – A goofball air traffic controller is imbued with some wacky telekinetic powers after an unfortunate collision with a nuclear-waste truck.
- My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) – When she learns her platonic pal is getting married, food critic Julianne Potter realizes her true feelings for him and tries to sabotage the wedding.
- Necessary Roughness (1991) – To realize his dream of playing college ball, an ex-quarterback organizes a scrappy squad after the school’s program is hogtied for rules violations.
- The Omen (1976) – When adoptive parents raise a boy in place of their stillborn infant, all is well until it is foretold that the child is the spawn of the devil.
- Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) – Now in his 30s, Damien is a world leader. But his plans for world domination hit a snag when he spots an omen of his archrival’s second coming.
- The Paw Project (2013) – After seeing her share of declawed cats, veterinarian Jennifer Conrad determines to put a stop to the often-crippling procedure.
- The Pink Panther 2 (2009) – Blundering Inspector Jacques Clouseau joins a team of equally incompetent detectives to foil a thief who’s been heisting historical artifacts.
- R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly (2008) – After discovering a pair of young ghosts, a nebbish 11-year-old agrees to help the sibling spirits solve the mystery surrounding their demise.
- R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It (2007) – This spooky, family-friendly tale follows a teen who struggles to fit in at her new school and lashes out by playing wicked pranks on the cool kids.
- Shrink (2009) – In the wake of personal tragedy, a psychiatrist to the stars devolves into a slovenly pothead and worries he’s incapable of helping his patients.
- Silence of the Lambs (1991) – FBI trainee Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned cannibal.
- Soapdish (1991) – Soap opera star Celeste gets desperate when she finds out that her rival has been trying to get the producer to write her off the show.
- Trek Nation (2011) – Eugene Roddenberry, son of “Star Trek” creator Gene, tries to figure out why and how his father’s show has touched the lives of countless viewers.
- Two Can Play That Game (2001) – When a corporate overachiever sees her boyfriend out on the town with another woman, she launches a surefire 10-day scheme to win back her man.
LEAVING DECEMBER 4
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally (2010) – Buckle up for fun on the open road as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy embark on a thrilling race across deserts, mountains and jungles.
LEAVING DECEMBER 6
- 360 (2011) – In this remake of the 1950 classic La Ronde, an all-star cast weaves through interrelated stories about love, passion and loneliness around the globe.
- The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012) – Join the Oogieloves — Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie — as they set out to find five magical balloons in time for their friend Schluufy’s birthday party.
LEAVING DECEMBER 9
- C.O.G. (2013) – Based on a short story by David Sedaris, this comedy follows the brash young author as he travels to Oregon to work on an apple farm.
LEAVING DECEMBER 10
- Ultimate Spider-Man: Season 2 – Peter Parker comes of age in an epic tale that finds him torn between his teenage life and a war between SHIELD and villain Norman Osborn.
LEAVING DECEMBER 11
- The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes: Season 2 – The Avengers — Thor, Ant-Man, Hulk, Iron Man and other heroes — are ready to save the day from villains such as Loki, HYDRA and the Red Skull.
- Rescue Me: Season 1-7 – Haunted by his past, a veteran New York City firefighter struggles to handle his high-stress job and the emotional turmoil of his personal life.
LEAVING DECEMBER 12
- Why Did I Get Married? (2007) – Eight married college friends gather for a reunion, but a startling revelation of infidelity sets off a chain reaction of soul searching.
LEAVING DECEMBER 13
- How to Build a Better Boy (2014) – After whiz-kid teens Mae and Gabby create a blueprint for the ideal boyfriend, they unwittingly program a top secret Army robot to be Mr. Perfect.
- Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers (2011) – Resentful Loki takes over the kingdom of Asgard and plans to kill his imprisoned brother Thor to secure his position — unless Thor can prevail.
LEAVING DECEMBER 15
- Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) – This sequel to the hit movie begins with the formerly single Bridget discovering that life with her new beau isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.
LEAVING DECEMBER 17
- Underclassman (2005) – A 24-year-old detective with schoolboy good looks goes on an undercover assignment at an elite private school where the students are up to no good.
LEAVING DECEMBER 21
- Red Hook Summer (2012) – Flik’s summer vacation is upended when he’s sent from suburban Atlanta to stay with his firebrand preacher grandfather in the projects of Brooklyn.
LEAVING DECEMBER 24
- Una Noche (2012) – After Cuban teenager Raul is accused of assault, he and his best friend decide to flee the country and make the 90-mile journey to the United States
LEAVING DECEMBER 30
- Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony (2013) – This engrossing documentary explores the phenomenon of Bronies, the avid adult fans of the kids’ cartoon show “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.”