December's Streaming Feast: A Menu of Thrillers, Laughs, and Must-See Dramas

Five hit picks to keep you warm when it's cold outside

by Sededin Dedovic
December's Streaming Feast: A Menu of Thrillers, Laughs, and Must-See Dramas
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Looking to unwind with some fresh movies and series? The cold weather is coming, the holidays are approaching, and watching a movie under a blanket is an indescribable pleasure. We've got you covered with five hot picks hitting streaming platforms this December: 1.

Leave the World Behind (Netflix, December 8): This psychological thriller from Mr. Robot's Sam Esmail throws a wrench into the idyllic vacation of the Sandford family when mysterious strangers arrive with unsettling news. Starring Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Mahershala Ali, and Kevin Bacon, it's a suspenseful ride exploring survival and societal unraveling.

2. The Family Plan (Apple TV+, December 15): Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Monaghan star in this action-comedy about Dan Morgan, a seemingly ordinary family man hiding a dark past as a notorious killer. When his secret resurfaces, the Morgans hit the road to Vegas, with hilarious chaos and heart-pounding action ensuing.

3. Headliners Only (Netflix, December 12): Comedy giants Chris Rock and Kevin Hart join forces for a revealing and hilarious documentary in Headliners Only. This backstage pass chronicles their rise from stand-up beginnings to comedy superstardom, featuring never-before-seen footage and candid interviews.

Alongside fellow comedy legends like Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelle, Rock and Hart offer insights into their craft, their friendship, and the often-turbulent world of making people laugh. 4. As the crow flies (Netflix, December 14): Turkish drama gets a juicy second season as the ruthless Asli navigates the treacherous world of television, clinging to the spotlight she stole from the rightful star, Lale.

Alliances shift, secrets spill, and the battle for ultimate fame intensifies in this captivating miniseries. 5. Maestro (Netflix, December 15): Bradley Cooper takes the helm again, this time directing and starring in a biopic about the iconic Leonard Bernstein.

Witness the passionate and turbulent relationship between the legendary composer and his wife, Felicia. Cooper is joined by the talented Carey Mulligan, and with big names like Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese attached as producers, this musical drama promises to be a masterpiece.

So grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and get ready for a month of thrilling escapes, comedic delights, and dramatic journeys. Happy streaming!