December is definitely a month where cosying up to your favourite TV show or movie is pretty much a prerequisite. As usual, Netflix can provide in this hour of need and have given us a lovely long list below of everything that's arriving to the streaming service this month.

Take a look!

Hollywood's most sought after leading actors

Dallas Buyers Club (Now Streaming)

The triple Oscar winning film is set in 1985 Dallas, where Ron Woodroof indulges in heavy smoking, drinking, drug use and casual sex. After being diagnosed with HIV, Ron battles to accept his disease and he begins to search for alternative treatments to prolong his life and help other sufferers. Both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto both won an Oscar for their roles in this, and it can pretty much be chalked down as the movie that launched the McConaissance.

Flight (24/12)

The Academy Award nominated thriller starring Denzel Washington depicts the story of an airline pilot who saves almost all his passengers on a malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashes, but an investigation into the accident reveals something more troubling.

As I Lay Dying (23/12)

In a sobering story based on William Faulkner's novel, a poor Southern clan fulfils the family matriarch's last wish to be buried in a distant town.

Last Love (26/12)

A widowed professor living alone in Paris sees no meaningful future for himself until he meets a free-spirited young dance instructor. N'aww.


Best seat in the house for hilarious stand-up comedy

Nick Offerman: American Ham (13/12)

A live taping of the hilarious Nick Offerman's (Parks and Recreation) one-man show at New York's historic Town Hall Theater. Featuring a collection of anecdotes, songs and 'woodworkin'.

Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (17/12)

The unorthodox, piano-playing stand-up star Zach Galifianakis makes a splash on the scene and serves up a healthy dose of his signature wit.

Stephen Fry: More Fool Me (14/12)

An introduction to Stephen Fry's book 'More Fool Me'. In typical Fry fashion the stand up is funny, heartbreaking and brutally honest.


The best series new to Netflix

Mr Selfridge S2 (30/12)

Season 2 of the period drama picks up in 1914 as the posh Selfridge & Co. department store in London celebrates its fifth anniversary and Europe faces the prospect of war.

Fringe S5 (15/12)

Following the Observers' power play for control of the universe, the Fringe team pulls together all their knowledge in an effort to save the world.

Him & Her S3 (23/12)

Centering on a lazy young couple whose only interests are eating, drinking and sex, this acutely observed sitcom follows the minutiae of their lives. As Becky and Steve enter the next phase of their life together, we see the problems Steve encounters on the road to proposing.


Eye opening documentaries

Breaking the Taboo (Now Streaming)
Narrated by Morgan Freeman and Gael Garcia Bernal, this groundbreaking new documentary uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia.

Aluna (Now Streaming)
The leaders of an ancient hidden civilization in South America want to show us how to avoid destroying the planet. They travel with an aging British film maker and 400 kilometers of gold thread to trace invisible connections in nature.

It's Not Over (Now Streaming)
Three young lives on separate continents are deeply affected by HIV and AIDS, including the misunderstandings and prejudice that accompany it.

The Case Against 8 (Now Streaming)
A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore.

Family favourites for all ages to enjoy

Dexter's Laboratory S3 (09/12)

Dexter seems like your average nerdy 8-year-old, but his bedroom is home to a secret laboratory filled with computers, experiments and machines.

Johnny Bravo S3 (09/12)

In this hit series, a 98-pound weakling morphs into a 1960s-style rock 'n' roller with a great physique and a burning desire to meet the ideal woman.

Hannah Montana: The Movie (12/12)

Miley must trade in glitz and glamour for some ol' blue jeans on the family farm in Tennessee, but can she still be Hannah Montana too? (Look how sweet and innocent Miley Cyrus looks? God be with the days, wha')

Light-hearted comedies

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (04/12)

When a regular guy dumps a superhero because of her neediness, she uses all her powers to make his life a living hell.

Gold (14/12)

An offbeat comedy about an estranged father who returns to his hometown after an absence of ten years in order to reconnect with his daughter and ex-wife but unwittingly finds himself responsible for almost destroying all their lives.

Tootsie (Now Streaming)

The original Mrs Doubtfire really. Dustin Hoffman stars as an unemployed actor with a reputation for being difficult disguises himself as a woman to get a role in a soap opera.