Some people spend their days arguing over the merits of Netflix and how it’s “killing cinema” as we know it, but the rest of us know better. It’s just one more way to re-watch the movies we already love and find new ones to cherish. This month sees plenty of both hitting the service.
The complete list of movies and shows hitting Netflix this month — December 2018 — is below, but first I’m going to highlight a few that stand apart from the bunch.
Netflix Pick of the Month
Richard Adams’ The Plague Dogs remains my favorite of his novels and films, it’s his tale of a rabbit warren struggling to survive that captured the world’s attention best. A stellar feature adaptation arrived in 1978, and now a new one is hitting screens. Watership Down: Limited Series (12/23) is a four-part animated mini-series that updates the animation but hopefully retains the heart and ferocity of Adams’ book and previous film. I’ve heard the bloodletting may have been toned down, which is unfortunate if true as it drove home the intense nature of nature itself, but I’m still looking forward to a more in-depth look at the lives and deaths of talking bunnies.