What’s on Netflix Singapore this December

Highlights include a movie adaptation of musical The Prom and George Clooney in a post-apocalyptic tale.

Naren Lee Sankar
Naren Lee Sankar

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Published: 30 November 2020, 3:54 PM

As 2020 draws to a close, Netflix has movies and series lined up to make you laugh, smile and feel blessed.

Here’s our list of five new movies and shows to catch on the streaming platform this December:

1. The Midnight Sky

George Clooney directs and stars in this movie. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX SINGAPORE


Based on the book Good Morning, Midnight, George Clooney plays a scientist at an observatory at the top of the Arctic archipelago who is left on Earth after an apocalyptic event.

In the book, he finds a young girl who was left behind in the evacuation of Earth and decides to look after her. Concurrently, he must warn a group of astronauts returning from a space mission that the Earth has changed a lot since they left it.

A gripping story that explores memory, loss and identity, it invites viewers to question if the pursuit of scientific discoveries is more important than family, as both the scientist and group of astronauts left theirs to follow their dreams.

See how Netflix adapts the book into a movie when it comes out on Dec 23.

2. The Prom

Stars Meryl Streep and James Corden take the lead roles in this movie adaptation of the stage musical of the same name. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX SINGAPORE


After their latest Broadway production flops, Dee Dee Allen (Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (James Corden) decide the best way to resurrect their public image is to help a lesbian student from Indiana, Emma Nolan, bring her girlfriend to her school prom.

What follows is a heartwarming story about accepting people for who they are filled with lots of laughs along the way. The Prom comes to Netflix on Dec 11.

3. The Holiday Movies That Made Us

Jim Carrey was originally envisioned to be Buddy in 2003’s Elf. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX SINGAPORE.


Elf and The Nightmare Before Christmas are beloved Christmas classics, but they could have easily been very different movies.

Releasing Dec 1, behind-the-scenes series The Movies That Made Us will enter its second season with The Holiday Movies That Made Us, with an episode each about what went into making the iconic Christmas movies.

Witness the cast and crew of both movies take viewers on an insightful look at the challenges of both productions.

4. A California Christmas

Real-life husband and wife Lauren and Josh Swickard star as the main leads in this movie. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX SINGAPORE


Ever wanted something so bad that you would fake your way through just to get it?

In this romantic comedy, an executive has to convince a farmer to sell her land to the company he works for, failing which he will not be promoted.

Unfortunately for him, he is mistaken as the new ranch hand by the farmer and is put to work immediately. Then, he starts to develop feelings for the farmer and decides to continue his ruse to get close to her.

A California Christmas invites you to rediscover the magic of love with plenty of laughs to be had. It arrives on Netflix Dec 14.

5. The Stand-In

Drew Barrymore stars in this delightful comedy. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX SINGAPORE


A disaffected comedy actress allows her stand-in to go to rehabilitation in her place without realising how much her stand-in would enjoy trading places with her.

This movie is a good reminder that despite some of the hardships 2020 has brought, there were good things that came out of this year too that should be appreciated.

As the saying goes: “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.”

For the full listing of movies and shows coming to Netflix in December, click here.

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