Top 5 Netflix movies releasing in December: Christmas specials to Chadwick Boseman's last performance, here's a list
Featuring heartwarming Christmas films and highly-anticipated flicks like 'Mank', 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' and 'Angela's Christmas Wish'
Christmas movies have already begun in full swing, but the winter season is far from over. Netflix's December line-up is filled with new Christmas movies and Christmas specials for beloved family-friendly TV shows. However, it's not all Christmas coming out in December, as the year ends with some major names in movies releasing new films on the streaming service - including the final performance of the late Chadwick Boseman. Here are our picks for the top five movies releasing on Netflix this December.
Angela's Christmas Wish
Release Date: December 1
Starting December off with a Christmas story that hits you right in the feels, 'Angela's Christmas Wish' is the heartwarming story of Angela, a young British girl whose most fervent wish is for her father to be able to come home for Christmas. Teaming up with her brother, Angela has a plan to get her father back from Australia. and bring him back in time for the holidays.
Release Date: December 4
Part documentary, part stylish storytelling, this movie is shot entirely in black and white, documenting the creation of the classic film, 'Citizen Kane.' The movie has quite a legacy, directed by David Fincher based on a script written by his father, James Fincher. It focuses on screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he struggles to bring 'Citizen Kane' to life, and his battles with director Orson Welles to keep his name on the credits.
Release Date: December 11
This star-studded musical extravaganza is exactly what every holiday season needs. From Netflix: "Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award-winner James Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma's predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is."
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Release Date: December 18
Easily one of the most anticipated films of the year, featuring the final performance of the late Chadwick Boseman. The movie tells the story of Ma Rainey (Viola Davis) and her ambitious horn player, played by Chadwick Boseman, and the tensions they face while trying to work with white management. The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, written by August Wilson.
The Midnight Sky
Release Date: December 23
Rounding out the December's best films, just before Christmas, George Clooney and Felicity Jones star in this post-apocalyptic space thriller, directed by Clooney himself. From Netflix: "This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to Earth, where a mysterious global catastrophe has taken place."