'Tis the most wonderful time of the year, featuring Christmas cheer served with a side of fresh new films! As the holiday break comes nearing, schedules are soon squeaky clean, with wide, open space for the marathons we’ve been craving. Whether you’re feeling that Emily in Paris mood or counting down the days for Alchemy of Souls, Netflix has something that’ll cap off your year on a sweet cinematic note.
Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area Part 2 (December 9)
The heist continues in the much-awaited second part of Money Heist: Korea, as the crew of thieves plans their grand getaway from the mint. Not everything is smooth-sailing, however, with several targets on their backs. Fortunately, they have new recruits on their team—with one, in particular, being the mysterious Seoul (Lim Ji Yeon).
Starring: Yoo Ji Tae, Kim Yun Jin, Park Hae Soo, Jung Jong Seo
Alchemy of Souls Part 2 (December 10)
Cliffhangers and questions will soon be revealed in the second part of the fantasy K-drama, where a powerful sorceress trapped in a blind woman’s body must work with a powerless yet well-to-do man. The eagerly craved half will see Jang Uk (Lee Jae Wook) emerge with vengeance in his mind, while Naksu (Go Yoon Jung) finds her way to her former body.
Starring: Lee Jae Wook, Go Yoon Jung, Hwang Min Hyun, Shin Seung Ho
Emily in Paris Season 3 (December 21)
The picturesque Parisian streets continue to be the backdrop of Emily’s (Lily Collins) life, but her situation isn’t always all too ideal. A year after moving to the French capital for her marketing job, the American in Paris arrives at career (and romantic!) crossroads that’ll force her to steer her future.
Starring: Lily Collins, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo, Camille Razat
Alice in Borderland Season 2 (December 22)
Tensions continue in the hit Japanese sci-fi drama’s second season, as characters are lured and forced to compete in dangerous games. Things are deadlier and somehow crueler, but the question arises: Will Arisu (Kento Yamazaki) ever return to the real world?
Starring: Kento Yamazaki, Tao Tsuchiya, Keita Machina, Sho Aoyagi
The Glory (December 30)
Hallyu favorite Song Hye Kyo returns in another thrilling role, this time as a teacher seeking vengeance for the bullies who wronged her in the past. When she discovers that her new students are children of her childhood tormentors, her plans begin to move into action. However, complicated secrets also unravel along the way.
Starring: Song Hye Kyo, Lee Do Hyun, Lim Ji Yeon, Yum Hye Ran
A Bad Moms Christmas (December 9)
The trio of stressed-out moms Amy (Mila Kunis), Carla (Kathryn Hahn), and Kiki (Kristen Bell) are still, well, stressed out as usual, but now Christmas is thrown into the mix. The 2017 Bad Moms sequel makes its way onto Netflix screens, with the ladies facing a new sort of drama: their own moms.
Starring: Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (December 23)
The Rian Johnson whodunit is back to baffle audiences with a new mystery that Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) must crack—or else. Lives are on the line as the sleuth trades rustic mansions for Greek seashores where a bloody crime takes place, now with a new set of characters as its prime suspects.
Starring: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Janelle Monáe
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (December 25)
Matilda gets a musical makeover in the 2022 rendition of the Roald Dahl classic, as the titular extraordinary young girl with a vivid imagination takes a stand to change her tale. Hint: Miraculous results ensue!
Starring: Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch, Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough, Emma Thompson
White Noise (December 30)
The minds and performers behind 2019’s Marriage Story return with another examination of human psyches and relationships, this time in apocalyptic fashion. Based on the Don DeLillo book of the same title, the Noah Baumbach film takes a look at a family’s attempts to cope with life’s mundane conflicts while juggling the mysteries of love, death, and a catastrophic train accident that leaks chemical waste over their town.
Starring: Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Raffey Cassidy, Don Cheadle, Jodie Turner-Smith