What to Watch on Netflix in December 2020

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Green Book (December 1)

Director: Peter Farrelly
Cast:
Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Plot:
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

MANK (December 4)

Director: David Fincher
Cast:
Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins,
Plot:
1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish “Citizen Kane.”

Selena: The Series (December 4)

Director: Hiromi Kamata
Cast:
Christian Serratos, Julio Macias, Gabriel Chavarria, Seidy López, Noemi Gonzáles
Plot
: The tragic life story of Selena Quintanilla, the Queen of Tejano music and an iconic Mexican-American pop star.

The Prom (December 11)

Director: Ryan Murphy
Cast:
Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, James Morgen
Plot: A troupe of hilariously self-obsessed theater stars swarm into a small conservative Indiana town in support of a high school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.

The Mess You Leave Behind (December 11)

Director: Roger Gual, Silvia Quer, Carlos Montero
Cast:
Inma Cuesta, Roberto Enríguez, Bárbara Lennie
Plot:
Based on the novel of the same name winner of the Primavera award 2016. Raquel, a young literature teacher, gives her marriage a second chance and moves to her husband’s birth town, which hides a dark secret she will try to unravel.

Mary Queen of Scots (December 16)

Director: Josie Rourke
Cast:
Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Jack Lowden, Guy Pearce, Tom Petty, Joe Alwyn, David Tenant
Plot:
Mary Stuart returns to Scotland in order to claim her rightful throne. She attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, but finds herself condemned to years of imprisonment.

The Ripper (December 16)

Director: Liza Williams
Cast:
Plot:
For five years, between 1975 to 1980, the Yorkshire Ripper murders cast a dark shadow over the lives of women in the North of England. 13 women were dead and the police seemed incapable of catching the killer. No one felt safe – and every man was a suspect.

Nocturnal Animals (December 16)

Director: Tom Ford
Cast:
Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Aaron Taylor-Johnson,
Plot:
Susan receives a manuscript of her ex-husband Edward’s new novel and finds it very compelling. However, the story forces her to confront several disturbing truths about their marital life.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (December 18)

Director: George C. Wolfe
Cast:
Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Glynn Turman, Jeremy Shamos
Plot
: Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues”. Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play.

The Midnight Sky (December 23)

Director: George Clooney
Cast:
George Clooney, Felicity Jones, Sophie Rundle, Kyle Chandler, Ethan Peck
Plot:
This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

Bridgerton (December 25)

Director: Sheree Folkson, Alrick Riley, Julie Anne Robinson, Tom Verica
Cast:
Adjoa Andoh, Julie Andrews, Jonathan Bailey,
Plot:
Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

Rango (December 28)

Director: Gore Verbinski
Cast:
Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant
Plot: Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

Richard Jewell (December 29)

Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast:
Olivia Wilde, Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Nina Arianda
Plot:
After foiling a bomb attack at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics security guard Richard Jewell is an instant hero, however when the FBI leaks to the media that he is a suspect in the bombing his life becomes a nightmare

Equinox (December 30)

Director: N/A
Cast:
Danica Curcic, Lars Brygmann, Fanny Bornedal
Plot:
Astrid was traumatized by the mysterious disappearance of a school class in 1999. Twenty years later, when she finds out that the only survivor from 1999 mysteriously died, Astrid sets off to discover what really happened.

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