Biggest Movies on US Streaming Services in December 2023

There are some great movies coming to US streaming services this month, so if you’re looking for something to watch over the festive season, there are lots of cinematic goodies for you to unwrap. Highlights this month include Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny on Disney+, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget on Netflix, and The Exorcist: Believer on Peacock.

Below is a rundown of all the biggest movie releases that are available to stream this December.

Let us know which movies you will be watching in the comments below.


Candy Cane Lane (2023)

Release Date: December 1

Where To Watch: Amazon Prime Video

There are lots of festive movies landing on Amazon’s streaming service this Christmas, including this new comedy film starring Eddie Murphy as a man who is determined to win his neighborhood’s annual Christmas decorating contest.

The premise is similar to the Matthew Broderick/Danny DeVito comedy Deck The Halls but don’t expect another copycat movie. In this latest release, Murphy’s character calls on a mischievous elf for help, which backfires when the elf casts a spell to bring the 12 days of Christmas to life. Chaos ensues! 


Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023)

Release Date: December 1

Where To Watch: Disney+

In this final adventure for the celebrated hero, Indiana Jones must race against time to retrieve a legendary artifact that could change the course of history. 

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny review


It’s A Wonderful Knife (2023)

Release Date: December 1

Where To Watch: Shudder

Not to be confused with It’s A Wonderful Life, the festive family classic that many of us watch during the Christmas holidays, this spin on that James Stewart favorite centers on a young woman who has to reckon with a serial killer and not a wisdom-spouting angel!

The movie tells the story of Winnie Carruthers who, a year after saving her town from a psychotic killer on Christmas Eve, wishes she had never been born. She gets her wish and ends up in a parallel universe where the killer makes a return. 


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May December (2023)

Release Date: December 1

Where To Watch: Netflix

This latest comedy-drama from Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven) stars Natalie Portman and Chris Tenzis as a married couple who buckle under pressure when an actress arrives at their home to do research on their past. 

You can read our review of May December here


The Exorcist: Believer (2023)

Release Date: December 1

Where To Watch: Peacock

David Gordon Green, the director of the rebooted Halloween trilogy, is at the helm of this latest addition to the Exorcist franchise. Despite the presence of Ellen Burstyn, who returns as Chris MacNeil (the mother of Regan), this movie disappointed critics at the time of its release. Still, if you’re looking for a few chills this wintry season, you can either open your windows or check out this recent horror flick.

Check out our review of The Exorcist: Believer


The Super Mario Bros Movie (2023)

Release Date: December 3

Where To Watch: Netflix

Don’t worry – this isn’t the Bob-Hoskins 1993 bomb that has gone down as one of the worst video game adaptations of all time! This is the recent animated feature that proved it wasn’t game-over for video game movies! All the characters you know and love from the classic game franchise are here, including Mario (Chris Pratt), Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy), and Luigi (Charlie Day).

The plot follows Mario, Princess Peach, and an anthropomorphic mushroom named Toad as they travel through the Mushroom Kingdom to save the world from the ruthless fire-breathing Koopa known as Bowser.

You can read our review of The Super Mario Bros Movie here


Leave The World Behind (2023)

Release Date: December 8

Where To Watch: Netflix

A family’s vacation at a luxurious rental home takes a downward turn when a cyberattack knocks out their devices and two strangers turn up at their door. “There’s no going back to normal” reads the tagline of this intriguing thriller from Mr. Robot director Sam Esmail.

Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Mahershala Ali, and Myha’la Herrold star as the two couples forced to live together when the world around them changes. 


The Sacrifice Game (2023)

Release Date: December 8

Where To Watch: Shudder

If you’re going to play a game over the Christmas holidays, you should probably stick to Monopoly or Buckaroo, and not a game that could potentially summon a demon!

In this 70s’ set chiller, two boarding students who stay behind at their school during Christmas break, are forced into a fight for their lives when a group of devil cultists turn up on their doorsteps intent on playing the titular game.


Your Christmas Or Mine 2 (2023)

Release Date: December 8

Where To Watch: Amazon Prime Video

After inadvertently swapping Christmases in Your Christmas Or Mine, Hayley (Cora Kirk) and James (Asa Butterfield) are involved in another festive calamity when there is a transport mixup at the airport.


Finestkind (2023)

Release Date: December 11

Where To Watch: Paramount+

Set against the backdrop of commercial fishing, this thriller starring Ben Foster and Jenna Ortega tells the story of a group of fishermen who tread dangerous waters when their debts start piling up.


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Asteroid City (2023)

Release Date: December 12

Where To Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Wes Anderson’s delightful movie follows a grieving father who travels with his tech-obsessed family to Asteroid City to compete in a junior stargazing event. Jason Schwartzman, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, and Edward Norton are among the star-studded cast of this modest charmer. 


Chicken Run: Dawn Of The Nugget (2023)

Release Date: December 15

Where To Watch: Netflix

The chickens may have escaped from Tweedy’s farm but that doesn’t mean all of their troubles are over. In this zany comedy sequel, Ginger and her flock are living on a peaceful island sanctuary but the rest of chicken-kind on the mainland are having a less than cracking time as a new and terrible threat bears down on them. Will Ginger and her team be able to help?

 


The Family Plan (2023)

Release Date: December 15

Where To Watch: Apple TV+

In this new action-comedy, Mark Wahlberg stars as a former assassin living incognito as a suburban dad. But when his past catches up with him, he must go on the run with his family in tow! Michelle Monaghan, Ciaran Hinds, and Maggie Q also star in this movie from director Simon Cellan Jones (The Diplomat).


Golda (2023)

Release Date: December 20

Where To Watch: Paramount+

Helen Mirren stars as Golda Meir, the ‘Iron Lady of Israel,’ who faced high-stakes responsibilities during the Yom Kippur War.


 

Maestro (2023)

Release Date: December 20

Where To Watch: Netflix

Bradley Cooper directs and takes the lead role in this biographical romantic drama about the lifelong relationship of conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein and actress Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein (Carey Mulligan).


Beau Is Afraid (2023)

Release Date: December 21

Where To Watch: Paramount+

Ari Aster’s movie confounded critics and audiences at the time of its release. Some hailed it a surrealist masterpiece while others criticized the confusing nature of the moment-to-moment loopiness.

Joaquin Phoenix is just one of the actors playing Beau, an anxiety-ridden man who is forced to face his darkest fears during a Kafkaesque journey back home. 


Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire (2023)

Release Date: December 22

Where To Watch: Netflix

A short while ago, in a galaxy not too far away, a talented director named Zack Snyder was all set to direct a Star Wars movie. That never happened, of course, so he decided to create a sci-fi epic of his own!

This star-trotting epic is about Kora (Sofia Boutella), a lone-wolf soldier who becomes a farming village’s best hope for survival when an interstellar royal empire, bent on controlling the galaxy, threatens the existence of her peaceful community. 


The Flash

Release Date: December 25

Where To Watch: Amazon Prime Video

The DCEU as we know is about to change due to an upcoming reboot of the DC Universe from James Gunn and Peter Safran after the release of Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom in December. Will they be bringing Ezra Miller’s Flash character into the fold? Or Sasha Calle’s Supergirl, who makes an appearance in this multiversal movie? We don’t know. So, for now, sit back and enjoy what could be the last time we see the Scarlet Speedster in his current incarnation. 


It Lives Inside (2023)

Release Date: December 29

Where To Watch: Hulu

Disturbing horror film about Sam, a lonely Indian-American teenager who inadvertently releases a demonic entity that grows stronger by feeding on her loneliness. 


Which movies are you most looking forward to in December? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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