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.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (December 1st)
Ever wonder why people are so quick to defend Jim Carrey? It’s because there was a time when he was a zany comedy genius. This film perfectly encapsulates his previous style and the energy he would bring to his movies. If you haven’t taken the time to enjoy this comedic masterpiece, you owe it to yourself.
August Rush (December 1st)
Need an emotional movie to watch when the rest of your family comes to visit. Then check out this film about a young boy searching for his parents through music. It also features one of the more dramatic roles by Robin Williams, who unfortunately turns into a villain by the end of the film. He couldn’t be the good guy every time.
Full Metal Jacket (December 1st)
One of the definitive war movies ever made. If you haven’t taken the time to enjoy Stanley Kubrich’s enthralling look at the Vietnam War, you owe it to yourself to check it out. At the very least it will help you know which is your rifle and which is your gun and which is fighting and which is for fun.
Nacho Libre (December 1st)
In the mood for some family comedy featuring mexican wrestlers? Of course you are, who isn’t? Jack Black plays a monk who decides the only way to save his monastery is to become a Luchador. Not exactly the best comedy ever but still a lot of fun.
V For Vendetta(December 1st)
Viola! Viewing this Very Vindicating Version of the V for Vendetta graphic novel will Verify Value and Vanquish boredom. The Verdict is the Vengeful Vigilante V, serving Visitation on Vanguards of liberty while they paint him as a Villain. Watch the movie and you’ll understand this description. It really is a fine adaptation of the original book by Alan Moore.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (December 5th)
Now this is the perfect family movie to watch around the holidays. Don’t believe me? It has everything. A father trying to reconnect with his son, two sisters realizing how much they mean to each other, and a genetically altered raccoon realizing it’s okay to let others into his life. Also the soundtrack is pretty intense as well.
Trolls Holiday Special (December 6th)
The Trolls movie turned out to be much more entertaining than everyone thought it was going to be. Now a new holiday special is coming to Netflix. Sure, there is a good chance it will be one of the standard bland specials which come out this time of year without anything to offer but you never know until you give it a shot.
The Santa Clause (December 12th)
I’ll be the first to admit this isn’t exactly essential viewing. Unfortunately, this month’s wasn’t filled with the most geek filled bits of pop culture. Still, in terms of holiday movies this one isn’t the worst. As long as you don’t keep going into the sequels.
Trollhunters: Part 2 (December 15th)
Have you given this animated series a try yet? It’s really good thanks to the efforts of show runner Guillermo Del Toro. The second season will still feature Anton Yelchin as the voice of the main character, Jim as he recorded his lines before his death. Watch it as a way to give respect to an actor taken too soon before his time.
Bill Nye Saves The World: Season 2 (December 29th)
In the mood to learn something? Watch as Bill Nye takes a look into the different aspects of science which we use in everyday life. Not exactly for everyone but still a pretty entertaining show.
What titles are you looking forward watching on Netflix in December? Leave a comment below and let us know