New on Netflix December 16-22: A CIA lawyer gets tangled up in politics in The Recruit

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As usual, Netflix is adding a few new shows and movies between December 16-22nd. You can also check out what’s leaving Netflix and Netflix Canada in December if you want to binge those first.

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NOTE: Titles without a 🇺🇸 or 🇨🇦 designation after them are coming to both countries, while country-specific titles will be indicated as such. Flag symbols within the parenthesis indicate the country in which the film or series was produced.

Without further ado, let’s check out the New on Netflix December 16-22nd list, which is headlined by The Recruit, in which a fledgling lawyer at the CIA becomes enmeshed in dangerous international power politics.

Netflix Games

While not movies or TV shows, Netflix is back with monthly mobile game releases. Netflix Games are available on Android and iOS devices. All you need is a Netflix subscription — there are no ads, fees, or in-app purchases. Simply open your Netflix mobile app, find the ‘mobile games row’ and download to play up to 28 different mobile games — spanning from arcade, adventure, card, puzzle, racing — and plenty more to come. November’s upcoming games include:

  • Puzzle Gods: Match and switch elements to level up, defeat Little Hades and rescue the gods in this mythic puzzler. The Land of Olympus needs you!
  • Scriptic: Crime Stories: Find clues. Catch a killer. You’re the lead detective in this crime drama, and the victim’s cell phone — ripe with evidence — is hot in your hands.
  • Solitaire: Drag cards to arrange them in descending order with alternating colors. Sort all the suits from ace to king — it’s the timeless game you know and love.
  • Too Hot to Handle: Love is a Game: Mix and mingle with sexy singles competing for your affection in this game based on the hit series. Will you go for love or give into temptation?

Coming soon in December

This title is coming sometime in November, not necessarily over the next week, so be sure to keep an eye out for it!

  • The Glory (NETFLIX SERIES 🇰🇷): After a childhood marked by pain and violence, a woman puts a carefully planned revenge scheme in motion. Starring Song Hye-kyo and Lee Do-hyun.
  • God’s Crooked Lines (NETFLIX FILM 🇪🇸): A private detective who claims to be suffering from paranoia checks into a psychiatric hospital to investigate another patient’s mysterious death.
  • The Interest of Love (NETFLIX SERIES 🇰🇷): Four men and women working at the same bank get entangled in a complicated romance as they discover how far they’re willing to go for love.
  • My Next Guest with David Letterman and Volodymyr Zelenskyy (NETFLIX SERIES): David Letterman travels to Kyiv, Ukraine, for an in-depth conversation with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

And now for the Netflix December 16-22nd list:

December 16

  • A Storm for Christmas (NETFLIX SERIES 🇳🇴): Destinies collide when extreme weather traps travelers and workers at an airport, forcing them to spend the final hours leading up to Christmas together.
  • BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (NETFLIX FILM 🇲🇽): An acclaimed journalist and documentarian goes on a dreamlike introspective journey to reconcile with the past, the present and his Mexican identity.
  • Cook at all Costs (NETFLIX SERIES 🇨🇦): In this kitchen contest, home cooks bid on ingredients to create dishes that will impress celebrity guest judges — and win the cash left in their bank.
  • Dance Monsters (NETFLIX SERIES): In this feel-good competition, amateur dancers disguised as CGI avatars bring their best moves, hoping to win $250,000 — and a second shot at their dreams.
  • Far From Home (NETFLIX SERIES 🇳🇬): A scholarship to a top school transports Ishaya to the luxurious world of Nigeria’s 1%, but a looming secret threatens to take it all away … and more.
  • Paradise PD: Part 4 (NETFLIX SERIES): Without a functioning police force, the town faces threats from scheming billionaires, vindictive artists, backstabbing AI and more. 
  • Private Lesson (NETFLIX FILM 🇹🇷): Posing as a private tutor, Azra secretly coaches students on achieving their goals in life and love — but not without a few bumps in the road.
  • The Recruit (NETFLIX SERIES): A fledgling lawyer at the CIA becomes enmeshed in dangerous international power politics when a former asset threatens to expose the nature of her long-term relationship with the agency unless they exonerate her of a serious crime.
  • Summer Job (NETFLIX SERIES 🇮🇹): Ten Gen Z contestants go on their dream vacation. But for a shot at staying in a luxury villa — and to win €100,000 — they have to work real jobs.
  • The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari (NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY): Survivors’ and rescuers’ accounts and minute-by-minute footage fuel this gripping documentary about the deadly 2019 volcanic eruption in New Zealand.

December 18

  • Lethal Weapon 2 🇨🇦
  • Lethal Weapon 3 🇨🇦
  • Lethal Weapon 4 🇨🇦
  • Side Effects 🇺🇸

December 19

  • Trolley (NETFLIX SERIES 🇰🇷): A sudden tragedy brings the wife of a congressman out of her private life and forces her to confront family secrets and her own troubling past.
  • Trolls 🇺🇸

December 20

  • A Not So Merry Christmas (NETFLIX FILM 🇲🇽): Cursed by a fairy, grinchy Chuy wakes up to discover he’s lived a full year, but is doomed to remember only Christmas Day. Every year. From now on.
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1 (NETFLIX ANIME 🇯🇵): When sinister forces threaten the peace of Brittania, a young prince embarks on a perilous journey to save his loved ones and discover his true powers.

December 21

  • Disconnect: The Wedding Planner (NETFLIX FILM 🇰🇪): After falling victim to a scam, a desperate man races the clock as he attempts to plan a luxurious destination wedding for an important investor.
  • Emily in Paris: Season 3 (NETFLIX SERIES): A year after moving to Paris for her dream job, Emily arrives at a career and romantic crossroads that will force her to decide where her future lies.
  • I AM A KILLER: Season 4 (NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY 🇬🇧): Premeditated deeds, tragic accidents or acts of self-defense? Murderers recount the harrowing crimes that landed them in prison with life sentences.

December 22

  • Alice in Borderland: Season 2 (NETFLIX SERIES 🇯🇵): The games are deadlier, this world more wild and cruel; but will Arisu ever make it back to the real world — and will it be worth everything he’s lost?
  • Mathieu Dufour at Bell Centre (NETFLIX COMEDY 🇨🇦): Acclaimed comedian Mathieu Dufour shares stories about paintball mishaps, Mcdonald’s misdeeds and more in this freewheeling stand-up special.

And there you have the New on Netflix and Netflix Canada December 16–22nd list. Be sure to check back next week to see what’s in store for the week following.

What titles from the Netflix and Netflix Canada December 16-22nd list are you going to be binging on over the next week? Are you going to be checking out Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio or something else? Let us know on social media by using the buttons below.


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