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    43 Unmissable Movies And TV Shows Coming To The UK This December

    Deck the Halls with Spider-Man: No Way Home, season two of The Witcher, and new Queer Eye episodes!

    Looking for a new TV show to binge or a movie to watch for a film night? Well, you've come to right place! Here are 43 of the best TV shows and movies coming to the UK this month.

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    Note: these release dates and streaming platforms only apply to viewers based in the UK, Ireland, and some European territories.

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    1. Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues

    Apple TV+

    Continuing last year's tradition, Mariah returns with an all-singing holiday special in which she will debut her new single, "Fall in Love at Christmas".

    Starring: Mariah Carey, Khalid, Kirk Franklin.

    Release date: 3rd December.

    Where to watch: Apple TV+

    Watch if you like: Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special, RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular, Gwen Stefani's You Make It Feel Like Christmas.

    2. Money Heist ‚Äď Part 5B

    Netflix

    After being¬†holed up in the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours, a gang of thieves start to lose hope. Their leader, The Professor, has been captured and now they must face a new enemy ‚Äď the Spanish army.

    Starring:¬†√örsula Corber√≥,¬†√Ālvaro Morte,¬†Miguel Herr√°n.

    Release date: 3rd December.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    Watch if you like: Ocean's Eleven, Lupin, the Now You See Me films.

    3. Harlem

    Amazon Prime Video

    We follow the lives of four stylish and ambitious best girlfriends living in Harlem, NYC. Together, they level up into the next phase of their careers, relationships, and big city dreams!

    Starring: Meagan Good, Jerrie Johnson, Grace Byers.

    Release date: 3rd December.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video.

    Watch if you like: Girlfriends, Living Single, Friends.

    4. Alex Rider ‚Äď season two

    Amazon Prime Video

    The thriller series continues as teenage MI6 recruit, Alex Rider, attempts to depart the world of international espionage, only to be pulled back in when his friend's father is attacked by the man who may have killed Alex's uncle.

    Starring: Otto Farrant, Stephen Dillane, Vicky McClure.

    Release date: 3rd December.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video.

    Watch if you like: Hanna, the Kingsman movies, Upload.

    5. The Great ‚Äď season two

    Hulu

    Catherine has claimed the Russian throne for herself, but she will soon learn that usurping her husband is just the beginning of her journey to liberate her country.

    Starring: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Gillian Anderson.

    Release date: 5th December.

    Where to watch: STARZPLAY.

    Watch if you like: The Favourite, Harlots, Reign.

    6. Landscapers

    Sky

    A seemingly ordinary Nottingham couple become the focus of an extraordinary investigation when two dead bodies are discovered in their back garden.

    Starring: Olivia Colman, David Thewlis, Kate O’Flynn.

    Release date: 7th December.

    Where to watch: Sky Atlantic.

    Watch if you like: Flowers, National Treasure, Inside No.9.

    7. And Just Like That...

    Sky

    Rejoin the Sex and the City gang (minus Samantha) as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s, to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s!

    Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon.

    Release date: 9th December.

    Where to watch: Sky Comedy/NOW.

    Watch if you like: Sex and The City, Gossip Girl, Will and Grace.

    8. The Witcher ‚Äď season two

    Netflix

    Following on from the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. But can he protect the girl from the mysterious power she possesses inside?

    Starring: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra.

    Release date: 17th December.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    Watch if you like: Britannia, Game of Thrones, Shadow and Bone.

    9. With Love

    Amazon Prime Video

    Siblings Lily and Jorge Diaz are on a mission to find love and purpose. In a story set across several different holidays, the Diaz family experience the highs and lows of life.

    Starring: Emeraude Toubia, Mark Indelicato, Vincent Rodriguez III.

    Release date: 17th December.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video.

    Watch if you like: Looking, Modern Love, Ugly Betty.

    10. The Girl Before

    BBC/42/Amanda Searle

    A young woman¬†gets the chance to move into a beautiful, ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect. There‚Äôs just one catch ‚Äď occupants have to abide by his list of¬†exacting rules.

    Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Ben Hardy.

    Release date: 19th December.

    Where to watch: BBC iPlayer.

    Watch if you like: Behind Her Eyes, The Woman in the Window, Rebecca.

    11. Sports Personality of the Year 2021

    BBC

    Join the best and brightest of the British sporting world to look back at this year's greatest achievements in the field, and find out who will win! Contenders this year include but are not limited to Emma Raducanu, Tom Daley, and Adam Peaty.

    Starring: Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan.

    Release date: 19th December.

    Where to watch: BBC One/BBC iPlayer.

    Watch if you like: A Question of Sport, The Olympics, the Sports Personality of the Year awards.

    12. Emily in Paris ‚Äď season two

    Netflix

    Emily is settling into Parisian life more and more every day, but a love triangle with her neighbour and her first French friend threatens to upset the balance. Determined to focus on her work instead, she soon meets a fellow expat who both infuriates and intrigues her.

    Starring: Lily Collins, Ashley Park, Lucien Laviscount.

    Release date: 22nd December.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    Watch if you like: Dollface, Gossip Girl, The Devil Wears Prada.

    13. A Ghost Story for Christmas: The Mezzotint

    BBC/Adorable Media/Michael Carlo

    Based on short tale by the great M. R. James, curator Edward Williams finds himself thrust into a story mystery and intrigue after he receives an engraving of an unknown country house.

    Starring: Rory Kinnear, Robert Bathurst, Nikesh Patel.

    Release date: 24th December.

    Where to watch: BBC One/BBC iPlayer.

    Watch if you like: Whistle and I'll Come to You, Crooked House, Remember Me.

    14. The Larkins at Christmas

    ITV

    It's all go at the Larkin household this Christmas as Mariette and Charley take their love to the next level. Pop and Ma are overjoyed to have the pair back, but when Charley's parents visit, chaos descends on the Larkin’s farm.

    Starring: Bradley Walsh, Joanna Scanlan, Sabrina Bartlett.

    Release date: 25th December.

    Where to watch: ITV1.

    Watch if you like: Call The Midwife, Lark Rise to Candleford, The Vicar of Dibley.

    15. Around the World in 80 Days

    BBC/Slim 80 Days/Joe Alblas

    Following a bet, Phileas Fogg and his valet try the legendary challenge of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days, joined by aspiring journalist Abigail "Fix" Fortescue.

    Starring: David Tennant, Ibrahim Koma, Leonie Benesch.

    Release date: 26th December.

    Where to watch: BBC One/BBC iPlayer.

    Watch if you like: His Dark Materials, Indian Summers, Doctor Who.

    16. A Very British Scandal

    BBC/Blueprint Pictures/Alan Peebles

    A compelling new drama about the divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, one of the most notorious, extraordinary and brutal legal cases of the 20th Century

    Starring: Claire Foy, Paul Bettany, Phoebe Nicholls.

    Release date: 26th December.

    Where to watch: BBC One/BBC iPlayer.

    Watch if you like: A Very English Scandal, The Crown, Impeachment: American Crime Story.

    17. The Book Of Boba Fett

    Disney+

    Legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand take a break from patrolling the Galaxy’s underworld to return to the sands of Tatooine and stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt.

    Starring: Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen, Jon Favreau.

    Release date: 29th December.

    Where to watch: Disney+.

    Watch if you like: The Mandalorian, The Expanse, Watchmen.

    18. Attenborough and the Mammoth Graveyard

    BBC/Windfall Films/Julian Schwanitz

    Since he was a boy, Sir David has been smitten with fossil-hunting. He joins biologist Professor Ben Garrod and a team of archaeologists and palaeontologists as they carefully excavate a quarry where bones were found. 

    Starring: David Attenborough, Ben Garrod.

    Release date: 30th December.

    Where to watch: BBC One/BBC iPlayer.

    Watch if you like: Walking with Dinosaurs, Planet Earth, Seven Worlds, One Planet.

    19. Cobra Kai ‚Äď season four

    Curtis Bonds Baker/Netflix

    Season four finds the Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang dojos joining forces to take down Cobra Kai at the All Valley Under 18 Karate Tournament... And whoever loses must hang up their gi.

    Starring: Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Peyton List.

    Release date: 31st December.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    Watch if you like: On My Block, Outer Banks, Nikita.

    20. Stay Close

    Vishal Sharma/Netflix

    Four people each conceal dark secrets from those closest to them. As the past comes back to haunt them, threatening to ruin their lives and the lives of those around them, what will be their next move?

    Starring: Cush Jumbo, James Nesbitt, Richard Armitage.

    Release date: 31st December.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    Watch if you like: The Beast Must Die, The Stranger, You.

    21. Queer Eye ‚Äď season six

    Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix

    The Fab Five return for another bout of life makeovers! This season, Tan, Antoni, Jonathan, Karamo, and Bobby head to the Lone Star state with a homebase in Austin, Texas.

    Starring: Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness.

    Release date: 31st December.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    Watch if you like: How To Look Good Naked, DIY SOS, Special.

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    22. The Power of the Dog

    Kirsty Griffin/Netflix

    The year is 1925 and the Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. When George¬†Burbank¬†brings home a new wife and son one day, Phil¬†Burbank berates them ‚Äď that is until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

    Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons.

    Release date: 1st December.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    Watch if you like: Nocturnal Animals, The Devil All the Time, 1922.

    23. Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas

    Roku

    Zoey is a software developer who can hear people's innermost thoughts as songs. This film picks up where season two of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist left off, continuing Zoey’s journey as she navigates work, family, love, and everything in between.

    Starring: Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell.

    Release date: 1st December.

    Where to watch: Roku Channel.

    Watch if you like: Glee, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Dash & Lily.

    24. Single All The Way

    Philippe Bosse/Netflix

    Desperate to avoid his family’s judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter convinces his best friend Nick to join him for the holidays and pretend they're in a relationship.

    Starring: Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Jennifer Coolidge.

    Release date: 2nd December.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    Watch if you like: Love Hard, Kiss the Bride, Happiest Season.

    25. Silent Night

    Altitude/RLJE Films / AMC+

    A large family gather at their country estate for what promises to be the perfect Christmas, except for one thing ‚Äď the world is on the brink of an¬†environmental apocalypse.

    Starring: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Lily-Rose Depp.

    Release date: 3rd December.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: Keeping Mum, Knives Out, Years and Years.

    26. Boxing Day

    Warner Bros.

    A British author living in the US returns home to introduce his American fiancée to his eccentric British-Caribbean family.

    Starring: Aml Ameen, Aja Naomi King, Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

    Release date: 3rd December.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: Happiest Season, Almost Christmas, Meet the Parents.

    27. Mixtape

    Jake Giles Netter/Netflix

    In 1999, 12-year-old Beverly discovers a broken mixtape made by her late parents. She sets out to find the songs and learn more about her mum and dad.

    Starring: Gemma Brooke Allen, Nick Thune, Julie Bowen.

    Release date: 3rd December.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    Watch if you like: Never Have I Ever, 13 Going On 30, The Edge of Seventeen.

    28. Encounter

    Amazon Studios

    After the military catches wind of an alien invasion, a decorated Marine Corps veteran goes on the run with his two young sons.

    Starring: Riz Ahmed, Octavia Spencer, Janina Gavankar.

    Release date: 3rd December (cinemas), 10th December (Amazon Prime Video).

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video.

    Watch if you like: Arrival, Cloverfield, War of the Worlds.

    29. Wrath Of Man

    United Artists Releasing/Lionsgate

    A newly hired security guard for an LA firm surprises his colleagues when he unleashes his combat skills during a heist. Adapted from the 2004 French movie Le Convoyeur.

    Starring: Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Josh Hartnett.

    Release date: 10th December.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video.

    Watch if you like: Revolver, No Time To Die, Lucky Number Slevin.

    30. The Unforgivable

    Kimberley French/Netflix

    A woman attempts to re-integrate in society after she is released from prison. She must try to rebuild her life, but can the world forgive her violent past?

    Starring: Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, Vincent D'Onofrio.

    Release date: 10th December.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    Watch if you like: Manchester By The Sea, Time, Unforgiven.

    31. Lamb

    Mubi

    A couple living on a remote Icelandic farm are overwhelmed with joy when they discover a mysterious newborn on their farmland, but little do they know what chaos and revenge awaits them.

    Starring: Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snaer Gudnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson.

    Release date: 10th December.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: Midsommar, Splice, Brightburn.

    32. Don’t Look Up

    Niko Tavernise/Netflix

    An astronomy grad student and her professor desperately try to forewarn people about a comet the size of Mount Everest on a direct collision course with Earth, but no one really seems to care.

    Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep.

    Release date: 10th December (cinemas), 24th December (Netflix).

    Where to watch: Netflix/in cinemas.

    Watch if you like: Greeland, Erin Brockovich, Hidden Figures.

    33. West Side Story

    20th Century Studios

    You know this one! Two star-crossed teens from different cultural backgrounds fall in love in 1950s New York.

    Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose.

    Release date: 10th December.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: The Fault in Our Stars, In The Heights, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet.

    34. A Christmas Number One

    Sky Cinema

    Meg arrives in London to manage 5 Together, a boyband on the rise. However, she soon finds herself drawn towards a thrash metal band and their frontman, who has promised to write his niece the ultimate Christmas song.

    Starring: Iwan Rheon, Freida Pinto, Helena Zengel.

    Release date: 11th December.

    Where to watch: Sky/NOW.

    Watch if you like: The Big Sick, Love Actually, Tamara Drewe.

    35. The Tender Bar

    Amazon Studios

    Based on the best-selling memoir of the same name, a boy who has grown up with a single mother seeks out father figures among the patrons at his uncle’s bar.

    Starring: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Lily Rabe.

    Release date: 17th December.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video.

    Watch if you like: Submarine, Almost Famous, Moonlight.

    36. Swan Song

    Apple TV+

    In order to shield his family from grief, a man diagnosed with a terminal illness is presented with a radical alternative solution by his doctor.

    Starring: Mahershala Ali, Glenn Close, Naomie Harris.

    Release date: 17th December.

    Where to watch: Apple TV+.

    Watch if you like: Still Alice, Black Mirror, Moonlight.

    37. Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Sony Pictures Releasing

    Unhappy that his identity is now public knowledge and that he's no longer able to separate his normal life from his superhero career, Peter asks Dr. Strange to make his identity secret again, leading to disastrous consequences.

    Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch.

    Release date: 17th December.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: Any of the Spider-Man movies, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

    38. Being The Ricardos

    Amazon Studios

    The true story of the complex, romantic, and professional relationship between Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who made their names on the groundbreaking sitcom I Love Lucy.

    Starring: Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons.

    Release date: 21st December.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video.

    Watch if you like: Steve Jobs, Bewitched, The Newsroom.

    39. The Matrix Resurrections

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Twenty years after the events of the third film, Neo is happily leading an ordinary blue pill existence in San Francisco. He and Trinity don’t recognise each other, until Morpheus turns up and offers them a red pill, that is.

    Starring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

    Release date: 22nd December.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: Any of The Matrix films, Watchmen, Interstellar.

    40. The King's Man

    20th Century Studios

    After a raft of the world's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds throughout history are unleashed, one man and his protégé must race against time to stop them.

    Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Harris Dickinson.

    Release date: 26th December.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: The first Kingsman films, Night at the Museum, Doctor Who.

    41. Boiling Point

    Vertigo Releasing

    A charismatic yet firm head chef at a prestigious London restaurant guides his team through one of the busiest nights of the year in this "one-take" movie.

    Starring: Stephen Graham, Alice Feetham, Jason Flemyng.

    Release date: 29th December.

    Where to watch: In cinemas.

    Watch if you like: Chef, Burnt, Ratatouille.

    42. The Protégé

    Lionsgate

    Anna is the world's most dangerous contract killer. After her mentor, the legendary assassin Moody, is brutally murdered, she vows revenge for the man who taught her everything she knows.

    Starring: Michael Keaton, Maggie Q, Samuel L. Jackson.

    Release date: 31st December.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video.

    Watch if you like: Wanted, Killing Eve, Kate.

    43. The Lost Daughter

    Netflix

    A lone woman on a seaside vacation becomes obsessed with a young mother and her family, forcing her to confront the strange and ominous world of her own mind.

    Starring: Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley.

    Release date: 31st December.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    Watch if you like: The Woman in the Window, Notes on a Scandal, The Father.

    Which of these are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!