After last month’s deluge of cheesy holiday films, Netflix is offering up titles in December more likely to appease a serious cinephile.
What should film-festival fans add to their queue? For starters, there’s Oscar winner Alfonso Cuaron’s drama “Roma, ” Oscar winner Susanne Bier’s star-studded thriller “Bird Box” and “Dumplin’, ” a musical comedy with Jennifer Aniston.
Also available in December: Andy Serkis’ live-action “Mowgli” movie, Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War, ” an Ellen DeGeneres comedy special and “Springsteen on Broadway, ” just after the smash ends its Broadway run.
Below is the full list of what’s coming and going, with descriptions of Netflix’s original content. (And here’s our November list. )
Blue Planet II: Season 1
Hero Mask (Netflix Original) Anime series about mysterious bio-masks that has a trailer with plenty of close-up shots of beverages and cell phones
The Sound of Your Heart: Reboot Season 2 (Netflix Original) The Korean comedy follows Cho Seok and his family.
5 Star Christmas (Netflix Film) An Italian comedy that mixes politics, scandal and the holidays.
Bad Blood (Netflix Original) A crime drama inspired by the true story of the Canada-based Rizzuto family.
Dogs of Berlin (Netflix Film) Two cops join team up to search for a killer after a German soccer star is murdered.
Dumplin’ (Netflix Film) Jennifer Aniston stars as an ex-beauty queen mom to Danielle Macdonald’s Willowdean, who enters a pageant out of spite.
Free Rein: The Twelve Neighs of Christmas (Netflix Original) A British kids’ show about about a holiday ball and a family secret.
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (Netflix Film) The other live-action “Jungle Book” film. The first was directed by Jon Favreau; this one’s from Andy Serkis and follows Mowgli as he’s confronted with his human origins.
Nailed It! Holiday! (Netflix Original) A festive version of the cooking competition show.
Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas (Netflix Original) The animated series, featuring the voices of Jaden Smith, Jude Law and Tavi Gevinson, has a Secret Santa competition.
Pine Gap (Netflix Original) An Australian show set at an intelligence facility in remote Alice Springs
ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay? (Netflix Original) The music documentary series covers the mysterious murder of Run D. M. C. DJ Jam Master Jay.
Super Monsters and the Wish Star (Netflix Original) The animated children’s show celebrates Christmas.
The American Meme (Netflix Original) The documentary, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, tracks the rise (and fall) of social-media stars such as Paris Hilton and Josh “The Fat Jew” Ostrovsky.
The Hook Up Plan (Plan Coeur) (Netflix Original) In this French comedy series, Elsa’s friends come up with an unusual plan for helping their perpetually-single bud: Secretly set her up with a male escort.
The Ranch: Part 6 (Netflix Original) The comedy series returns as Ashton Kutcher’s Colt prepares to become a dad.
Sin senos sí hay paraíso: Season 3
Back Street Girls: Gokudols (Netflix Original) In this anime series with a wild premise, three brothers from a crime syndicate are forced to alter their bodies and form a J-Pop girl group.
Out of Many, One (Netflix Original) This documentary follows legal immigrants preparing for naturalization tests in America.
Wanted: Season 3 (Netflix Original) In its third season, Lola goes to Australia in a witness protection program.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: “A Midwinter’s Tale” (Netflix Original) Kiernan Shipka’s half-witch is back for more devilish fun.
Cuckoo: Season 4 (Netflix Original) In this British comedy, Dale (Taylor Lautner) tries a new career.
Dance & Sing with True: Songs (Netflix Original) The animated Canadian show wants kids to sing and dance.
Fuller House: Season 4 (Netflix Original) The Tanner-Fuller-Gibblers are back, as DJ and Steve rekindle their old flame.
Inside the Real Narcos: Series 1 (Netflix Original) In the docuseries, an ex-Special Forces commando interviews cartel members.
Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 3 (Netflix Original) Investigative journalist Raphael Rowe visits prisons in Colombia, Costa Rica, Romania and Norway.
Prince of Peoria: A Christmas Moose Miracle (Netflix Original) A story for kids about a snowed-in bowling alley and a Christmas moose.
Sunderland Til I Die (Netflix Original) A docuseries that follows the Sutherland English soccer club.
The Fix (Netflix Original) A panel of comedians come up with solutions to real-world problems.
The Innocent Man (Netflix Original) A docuseries based on John Grisham’s book of the same name, focused on two horrific crimes committed in the small town of Ada, Oklahoma in the 1980s.
The Protector (Netflix Original) Turkish actor Çagatay Ulusoy stars as a man with new mystical powers trying to solve the mystery of his past.
Tidelands (Netflix Original) An ominous Australian show with an ex-con who returns to her fishing village filled with secrets.
Travelers: Season 3 (Netflix Original) The Canadian sci-fi drama about four people tracked by a federal agent.
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 8 (Netflix Original) This animated “Power Rangers”-style kids’ series focuses on five heroes and their flying robot lions.
Springsteen on Broadway (Netflix Original) A filmed version of Bruce Springsteen’s one-man acoustic Broadway show.
The Theory of Everything
Baki (Netflix Original) In the Japanese anime series, martial-arts champion Baki Hanma trains to surpass his father.
Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable (Netflix Original) Talk-show host DeGeneres’ new stand-up special.
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 5 (Netflix Original) The Japanese “Real World”-style reality series continues with a possible love triangle.
3Below: Tales of Arcadia (Netflix Original) A sci-fi cartoon created by Guillermo del Toro about two royal teen aliens who crash-land in Arcadia.
7 Days Out (Netflix Original) The docuseries captures behind-the-scenes drama from the week leading up to events including the Kentucky Derby.
Back With the Ex (Netflix Original) A reality show that follows reuniting exes.
Bad Seeds (Netflix Film) A French movie about a scam artist who finds redemption.
Bird Box (Netflix Film) Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes and John Malkovich star in a post-apocalyptic thrilleradapted from the novel.
Wolf (Boru) (Netflix Original) A Turkish series about a special security unit.
Derry Girls (Netflix Original) A comedy series set in Northern Ireland in the early 1990s about a group of teens.
Diablero (Netflix Original) A horror series set in Mexico City about a young priest who enlists the help of a demon hunter and a paranormal expert.
Greenleaf: Season 3
Last Hope: Part 2 (Netflix Original) The anime series about an ecological disaster continues.
Perfume (Netflix Original) A German thriller about a perfumer who kills female students at a boarding school to distill their essence.
Sirius the Jaeger (Netflix Original) An anime series about people who secretly hunt vampires.
Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski (Netflix Film) Polish artist Stanisław Szukalski’s life story is discovered by undergound L. A. artists.
Tales by Light: Season 3 (Netflix Original) The series about photographers explores neighborhoods of India, the reefs of Indonesia, and the back country of Australia.
The Casketeers (Netflix Original) A New Zealand reality show about a funeral-home business.
Hi Score Girl (Netflix Original) An anime series about a gamer who meets his (unlikely) match at an arcade.
The Magicians: Season 3
Watership Down: Limited Series (Netflix Original) James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, John Boyega voice characters in this animated series about rabbits, inspired by the Richard Adams novel.
Alexa & Katie: Season 2 (Netflix Original) The show about high school best friends.
Instant Hotel (Netflix Original) Australian reality-travel show that features homeowners competing for the title of best “Instant Hotel. ”
La noche de 12 anos (Netflix Film) The future president of Uruguay holds three political prisoners captive.
Selection Day (Netflix Original) An Indian series about a boy who tries out for a cricket team.
When Angels Sleep (Netflix Film) A string of dark events are set in motion by a businessman, who falls asleep at the wheel and hits a woman.
Yummy Mummies (Netflix Original) An Australian reality series about the extravagant lifestyles of four expectant mothers preparing for newborns.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man
And here’s everything expiring in December
Step Up 2: The Streets
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
Ip Man: The Final Fight