5 must-watch movies on Netflix in December 2020: Mank and more

MANK (2020)Gary Oldman as Herman Mankiewicz and Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies.NETFLIX
MANK (2020)Gary Oldman as Herman Mankiewicz and Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies.NETFLIX /

Mank is one of the top must-watch movies on Netflix this month

There is plenty of content arriving on Netflix throughout the month of December. The full list can be overwhelming, so you need to cut it down to the five must-watch movies on Netflix.

Even then, creating this list isn’t easy. Trying to cover all the different interests and preferences is difficult. There are some excellent arrivals throughout the month.

Whether you want a dystopian future movie or something based on a true story, you’ve covered. Here are five must-watch movies on Netflix in December 2020.


We start with the movie about the genius but tortured mind behind Citizen Kane. Gary Oldman plays Herman J. Mankiewicz, the alcoholic screenwriter who created the cinematic masterpiece that is Citizen Kane.

This is a chance to reevaluate everything anyone has ever known. Everything is told in black and white to keep it genuine and leave you feeling like you’re in 1930s Hollywood.

Mank is on Netflix on Dec. 4.

The Midnight Sky

For those who prefer dystopian futures and apocalyptic movies, you’ll want to check out the George Clooney movie The Midnight Sky. A lone scientist races across the Arctic in an attempt to connect with a crew of astronauts.

These astronauts are landing back on Earth in the middle of a mysterious catastrophe across the globe. Everyone needs to figure out exactly what’s happened and how to fix things.

The Midnight Sky is available on Dec. 23.


For those who adore assassin movies with twists, Ava is one worth checking out. Jessica Chastain stars as the lead assassin who questions an order and breaks protocol. That leads to her ending up with a target on her back by her own black ops organization.

She has nowhere to turn and can’t trust anyone. How is she going to get out of this one alive?

Find out when the action-thriller gets its SVOD premiere on Dec. 7.


How about a movie full of heart but also heartbreak? Canvas is about an elderly man who is grieving a loss. As he spirals into despair and loss of hope, he turns away from his passions of the past.

Finally, he decides it’s time to start painting again. He can’t do it alone though. Who will be there to help him in this animated movie? It’s one of the must-watch movies on Netflix for families in December.

Stream Canvas on Dec. 11 on Netflix.

The Prom

Last but certainly by no means least, it’s all about the Ryan Murphy movie on Netflix. The Prom is one of the most highly-anticipated movies of the entire year.

A high school girl wants to bring her girlfriend to the prom. The problem for her is that she lives in a small conservative Indiana town. So, a group of self-obsessed theater stars head to that town to give her the boost in confidence she needs.

Which are the must-watch movies on Netflix for you in December? Let us know in the comments below.

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