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The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix, Amazon and More in December

Category: Art & Culture,Arts

‘Watership Down’
Starts streaming: Dec. 25, on Netflix.

If the 1978 animated adaptation of Richard Adams’s novel left you with emotional scars as a child, be assured that this limited series is a gentler viewing. Which isn’t to say there’s no danger or pain involved as a group of refugee rabbits set out in search of a new home when one of their own, the nervous Fiver (voiced by Nicholas Hoult), has visions of “something bad” coming. Something bad is always coming for rabbits, of course — they are preyed-upon creatures, after all — but the destruction of their natural world forces them to confront their concept of mortality and to reassess established power structures, as well as the price they are willing to pay for peace. It’s easy to love these little guys and girls (there are more female rabbits this time around) and as we spend more time with Fiver, his brother Hazel (voiced by James McAvoy) and their pal Bigwig (John Boyega), we become invested in their fates. Prepare yourself for the usual “Watership” waterworks.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Starts streaming: Dec. 27, on Hulu.

Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly is vividly remembered for her sleek dawn-of-the-sixties styles — the little black dress, the big sunglasses, the jaunty cigarette holder. In Blake Edwards’s celebrated movie version of Truman Capote’s novella, she still casts a spell, and not just over the men passing through her breezy New York life — has the city ever seemed more emblematic? — but over us, too. (Just skip over Mickey Rooney’s offensive caricature of a Japanese landlord — Edwards should have.)

Also Arriving This Month:

New to Amazon Prime Video: “A Clockwork Orange” (Dec. 1), “A Fish Called Wanda” (Dec. 1), “All the President’s Men” (Dec. 1), “The Black Stallion” (Dec. 1), “Boogie Nights” (Dec. 1), “The Dark Crystal” (Dec. 1), “The Firm” (Dec. 1), “The Game” (Dec. 1), “Mars Attacks!” (Dec. 1), “Ordinary People” (Dec. 1), “Vanity Fair” Season 1 (Dec. 21), “Iron Man 2” (Dec. 25) and “Hereditary” (Dec. 27).

New to Hulu: “24” Seasons 1-9 (Dec. 1), “A Fish Called Wanda” (Dec. 1), “Apollo 13” (Dec. 1), “The Black Stallion” (Dec. 1), “Blue Jasmine” (Dec. 1), “Blue Velvet” (Dec. 1), “The Exorcist” (Dec. 1), “The Firm” (Dec. 1), “Gangs of New York” (Dec. 1), “Killing Eve” Season 1 (Dec. 1), “Little Miss Sunshine” (Dec. 1), “Mansfield Park” (Dec. 1), “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist” (Dec. 1), “Requiem for a Dream” (Dec. 1), “The Shawshank Redemption” (Dec. 1), “Sideways” (Dec. 1), “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (Dec. 1), “The Wonder Years” Seasons X-X (Dec. 1), “Tangerine” (Dec. 2), “Damsel” (Dec. 17), “The Killing” Seasons 1-4 (Dec. 19), “Skate Kitchen” (Dec. 20), “Marvel’s Runaways” Season 2 Premiere (Dec. 21) and “Iron Man 2” (Dec. 25).

New to HBO: “The Best Man” (Dec. 1), “Bootmen” (Dec. 1), “Dawn of the Dead” (Dec. 1), “Get Him to the Greek” (Dec. 1), “The Hangover” (Dec. 1), “He’s Just Not That Into You” (Dec. 1), “Inception” (Dec. 1), “The Land Before Time” (Dec. 1), “Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland” (Dec. 3), “Icebox” (Dec. 7), “Ready Player One” (Dec. 8), “Momentum Generation” (Dec. 11), “Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean” (Dec. 15) and “Bleed Out” (Dec. 17).

New to Netflix: “8 Mile” (Dec. 1), “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (Dec. 1), “Hellboy” (Dec. 1), “Shaun of the Dead” (Dec. 1), “The Big Lebowski” (Dec. 1), “The Lobster” (Dec. 2), “District 9” (Dec. 4), “Happy!” Season 1 (Dec. 6), “The Innocent Man” Season 1 (Dec. 14), “Tidelands” (Dec. 14), “Baby Mama” (Dec. 16), “One Day” (Dec. 16), “Springsteen on Broadway” (Dec. 16), “The Theory of Everything” (Dec. 16) “Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable” (Dec. 18), “Bird Box” (Dec. 21), “The Magicians” Season 3 (Dec. 24), “Avengers: Infinity War” (Dec. 25) and “The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man” (Dec. 31).

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