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What’s new to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime this December

Promotional images for Netflix’s Barry, Amazon’s Mozart In The Jungle and Francis Copolla’s Apocalypse Now.

As the winter weather settles in and the stress of finals makes its way to the surface, many students will find themselves on the verge of a mental breakdown. Luckily, we have streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime to help us try and relax.

Of the available online streaming services, Netflix still reigns supreme. A fair amount of quality content will hit the site in December, so make sure to check it out — even if the offerings may not be quite as strong as some months prior.


One of the biggest hits of the month will likely come in the second season of the Netflix original series “Fuller House,” which will begin streaming Dec. 9. The first season of “Fuller House” had massive shoes to fill as the sequel series to “Full House,” one of the most beloved family sitcoms of all time. Did it fill those shoes? Not really, because the new series could not measure up to the original in any way. Hopefully season two does a better job at carrying on the “Full House” legacy.

Dec. 9 will also make way for science fiction film “Spectral,” starring Emily Mortimer and Bruce Greenwood. Anyone in the mood for mindless sci-fi action should feel right at home.

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The Obama era of America will soon end, but anyone feeling nostalgic toward good old Barry O. will enjoy the drama film “Barry” when it streams Dec. 16. The film takes a look at Obama’s college years and has received mostly positive reviews so far.

Marvel fans will have something to look forward to when “Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War” becomes available Dec. 25. “Civil War” was one of the strongest entries yet into the Marvel canon, pitting Captain America and Iron Man against each other in an ultimate superhero showdown—every comic book geek’s ultimate dream.

Netflix may seem like No. 1, but we still can’t forget about the other streaming options out there. Hulu cannot compete with Netflix in terms of original content, but it definitely holds its own in terms of movies available.


On Dec. 1, great movies like “Pulp Fiction,” “Apocalypse Now,” “American Beauty” and “The Truman Show” will all become available. Ironically, “American Beauty” becomes available on Hulu the same day that it becomes unavailable on Netflix.

“Apocalypse Now” is quite possibly the greatest war film of all time, and “The Truman Show” showcased one of Jim Carrey’s best performances to date. Hulu has some great movies here, so definitely check them out.

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Amazon Prime Instant Video

Amazon also has some good stuff to add to its streaming repertoire come December. This includes several movies and plenty of original content.

Two of Amazon’s most highly acclaimed series will get new seasons in December. Dec. 9 will see season three of the Amazon original series “Mozart in the Jungle,” and Dec. 16 will make way for season two of Amazon original “The Man in the High Castle,” an alternative history series loosely based on the novel by Philip K. Dick.

With all the content offered from these streaming sites, even the most dedicated binge watchers should find themselves satisfied in the month of December.

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