No wonder Netflix is the best chill partner when it comes to bringing good content just a touch away. As Christmas is almost here, you can expect to see some highly anticipated movies, such as a star-studded Ryan Murphy musical adaptation, a black-and-white David Fincher film that already looks like an Oscar contender, a George Clooney-led post-apocalyptic drama, and Chadwick Boseman’s final film before his tragic death, among others. With movies from Poland, France, Brazil, India, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, Norway, and the US, here’s a list of movies that releases on Netflix this month.
This Polish teen drama starring Voice of Poland finalist Katarzyna Sawczuk, tells the story of a young singer who rises to fame on a popular talent show.
This romantic dramedy from France revolves around Lucie, a woman who rises to glory after suffering a traumatic accident and ends up meeting a breakdancer, Vincent.
Just Another Christmas
In this Brazilian holiday comedy, a family man who hates the holidays suffers a nasty fall on Christmas and finds himself stuck in a Groundhog Day-esque time loop, where he’s forced to experience Christmas every day.
Using hand-painted animation, this romantic drama from India follows the love story between a Hindu dancer living in the streets of Bombay, India, after escaping from a child marriage and an orphaned Muslim boy.
This dark holiday comedy from Germany tells the story of a man who – after foiling a murder attempt – finds himself on the run with the killers’ intended target.
Starring Gary Oldman, Lily Collins, and Amanda Seyfried, among others, this black-and-white biographical film from David Fincher revolves around screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his battles with director Orson Welles to get a screenplay credit for his work on Citizen Kane.
Based on the true story of Italian engineer Giorgio Rosa, this comedy from Italy follows the story of one man’s attempt to build a platform in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Italy and declare it a micronation.
Starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, and Andrew Rannells, among many others, this Broadway musical adaptation follows four burnt-out Broadway has-beens who decide to team up to improve their reputations and support a worthy cause.
A California Christmas
This holiday romance tells the story of a greedy businessman who poses as a ranch hand and attempts to get a kindhearted farmer to sell her family’s land for his own gain before Christmas. Actress Lauren Swickard stars in the movie (which she also wrote and produced) alongside her real-life husband, Josh Swickard.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Based on the play of the same name by August Wilson and produced by Denzel Washington, this film revolves around the drama that arises between “Mother of the Blues” Ma Rainey, her white manager, and her band during a tension-filled recording session in 1927 Chicago.
The Midnight Sky
Based on Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel Good Morning, Midnight, George Clooney directed and stars in this post-apocalyptic drama, which tells the story of Augustine, a lone scientist living in the Arctic who must race to stop a team of astronauts from returning home to a global catastrophe.
Your Name Engraved Herein
Set in 1980s Taiwan, this Taiwanese drama revolves around two high school boys at an all-male boarding school who explore their feelings for each other after the country lifts its strict martial law.
Børning 3: Asphalt Burning
In the third installment of this Norwegian action-comedy film series, drag racer Roy takes on his nemesis on the legendary Nürburgring track in Germany in the hopes of winning back his runaway bride.
This French drama is the story of a divorced mother of three, who lost her beloved Algerian grandfather. This loss brings her estranged family together, forcing them to confront their issues.
Cops and Robbers
This animated film is written, performed, and co-directed by Timothy Ware-Hill and a lookout to the May 2020 murder of Ahmad Arbery, a 25-year-old unarmed Black man, in Georgia.