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These are the best films and TV shows coming to Netflix UK in December

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Here is everything worth watching on Netflix this festive season

There’s plenty to watch on Netflix UK as we head into the festive month, from Oscar-worthy Roma to classics like Silence of the Lambs.

Plus, there are even a few brand-new Christmas specials to enjoy. God bless us everyone! 

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Roma

Cast: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira
Running time: 2h 15min

This super stylish, Spanish-language film from director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) chronicles a stormy year in the life of a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City. It’s got 99% on Rotten Tomatoes and is already attracting Oscar buzz.

Coming to Netflix on 14 December 

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinters Tale

Cast: Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch

As the winter solstice approaches, Sabrina orchestrates an emotional séance with serious consequences, and Susie’s merry plans turn menacing.

Coming to Netflix on 14 December 

Mowgli (Legend of the Jungle)

Cast: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch
Running time: 1h 44min

Did we just have a big-budget, CGI remake of the Jungle Book from Disney a few years ago? Yes! Do we want to watch another one? Maybe! Andy Serkis reinvents Rudyard Kipling’s work for this film, starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Freida Pinto, Matthew Rhys and Naomie Harris.

Coming to Netflix on 7 December 

Nailed It! Holiday!

Cast: Nicole Byer, Jacques Torres

It’s the Nailed It! holiday special you’ve been waiting for, with missing ingredients, impossible asks and desserts that look delightfully sad.

Coming to Netflix on 7 December 

Springsteen on Broadway

Cast: The Boss
Running time: 2h 33min

In this acclaimed show based on his best-selling autobiography, Bruce Springsteen performs acoustic versions of his music and shares personal stories.

Coming to Netflix on 16 December 

Fences

Cast: Viola Davis, Denzel Washington
Running time: 2h 19min

Powerhouse actors Viola Davis (who won an Oscar for her role) and Denzel Washington star in this 2016 film about a working-class African-American father trying to raise his family in the 1950s. 

Coming to Netflix on 30 December 

Silence of the Lambs

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster
Running time: 1h 58min

Quite simply the ultimate thriller, a young FBI cadet must work with a manipulative cannibal to catch another serial killer in this 1991 Oscar-winning masterpiece.

Coming to Netflix on 31 December 

Legally Blonde

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair
Running time: 1h 36min

This 2001 film about a sorority queen who goes to law school is, like, genuinely funny and is, um, totally a cult classic nowadays. They’re even making a sequel. Bend and snap! 

Coming to Netflix on 21 December 

The Pianist

Cast: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay
Running time: 2h 30min

A Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto during World War II in this Oscar-winning film from *gulp* Roman Polanski.

Coming to Netflix on 31 December 

Tim Minchin And The Heritage Orchestra Live & Tim Minchin: So F**king Rock  

Cast: Tim Minchin
Running time: 2h 33min, 2h 7min

Enjoy two delicious helpings of comedy and music direct from the brain of Aussie comedian Tim Minchin.

Coming to Netflix on 31 December 

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