Geekflix – Top ‘Netflix’ Picks For December 2016

The last month of the year has arrived. Time to break out the eggnog and the decorations for whatever holiday you celebrate in the month of December. If you have a moment though, maybe you should take the time to look at these geeky films and shows coming to Netflix and enjoy yourself for a bit.


1. The Angry Birds Movie (December 1st)

Let’s be honest. Not a lot of people went out of their way to see this movie while it was in theaters. Now you have the opportunity to finally see if it was entertaining or not. Who knows, maybe you can enjoy it with your younger cousins during the festivities and use it as a stepping stone for more geekier material.


2.The Crucible (December 1st)

In the mood for some more creepy period entertainment after watching American Horror Stories: Roanoke? Then check out this film based on the book they made you read back in High School. Nothing helps ring in the holiday season like a witch hunt..


3. Harry and the Hendersons (December 1st)

Everyone’s favorite depiction of Bigfoot comes to Netflix. Laugh and cry with the Hendersons as they meet take in a new family member who is larger than life. Might be just the thing to watch with the family when you can’t stand anymore holiday specials.


4. Hannibal (December 1st)

Not in the mood for going to the multitude of family dinners over the holiday season? Then take the time to have an interesting dinner with Dr. Hannibal Lecter as he serves up some dishes you’ve never tasted before. Or maybe just play it safe and order a pizza.


5. National Lampoon’s Animal House (December 1st)

Has coming home from your first semester of college made you delusional about how college is supposed to be? Then check out this film and watch as the members of Delta Tau Chi get put on Double Secret Probation. Before you know it you’ll be running through the streets screaming “Toga! Toga!”


6. The Rock (December 1st)

“Gentleman, Welcome to the Rock.” So frustrated with the season you want to just watch things blow up? Then it’s time for a Michael Bay directed film starring Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery to really lighten the mood. If not you can always eat pressure for breakfast. It makes more sense after you watch the film.


7. Toys (December 1st)

An Underrated Robin Williams film is just what the doctor ordered after the holiday drag starts to get the better of you. Watch as Williams plays a man who has to save his father’s toy company from his military minded uncle. Also there is blatant commentary on drone warfare almost two decades before it was relevant.


8. Trollhunters: Season 1 (December 23rd)

Let’s recap. A new animated series by Guillermo Del Toro featuring the voices of Kelsey Grammer and Ron Perlman. Think of it as a Christmas gift you get to open up early and take the time to binge watch this one.


9. Captain America: Civil War (December 25th)

The real Christmas gift Netflix is offering. As Captain America tries to find a way to save his friend Bucky, he soon finds he must face his former teammate Iron Man in the process. Watch it twice right after the rest of the gifts have been unwrapped.


10. Ajin: Season 2 (December 27th)

The Netflix exclusive anime returns for its second season. Watch as Kei deals with finding out he is one of the immortal Ajin who are being captured and experimented on by the government. May not exactly fit the holiday theme but by the time it comes out you may be needing a taste of something which isn’t holiday related.

What films and shows are you looking forward to coming to Netflix? Leave a comment below.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.