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The three unmissable new Netflix movies you must watch in December.

Now that we’re at the end of the year, Netflix is really pulling out the big guns when it comes to offering up some excellent new movies choices.

Along with a slew of bingeable new TV shows that are dropping on the platform across December (including the very first Australian Netflix TV show Tidelands), Netflix are also dishing up some must-watch new movies.

One of these movies will make you laugh, while the other will scare you out of your mind, and there’s even a new film offering that has been hailed as “the best of 2018”.

Here are the new movies you must watch on Netflix in December:

Dumplin’

Dumplin’ (played by Danielle Macdonald) is the plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen (played by Jennifer Aniston), who signs up for her mum’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionising the pageant and their small Texas town.

Dumplin’ is directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, Step Up), and the screenplay was written by Kristin Hahn, a producer and close friend of Jennifer Aniston.

The movie is based on the best-selling young adult novel by Julie Murphy.

Coming to Netflix Friday December 7.

Danielle Macdonald as Dumplin’. Source: Netflix.

Roma

Roma, a film from Oscar-winner Alfonso Cuarón, chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

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The film has been overwhelmingly positively reviewed by critics, who have called it "achingly beautiful" and "engrossing". The movie was chosen by Time magazine and the New York Film Critics Circle as the best film of 2018, as well as by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten best films of 2018.

Coming to Netflix Friday December 14. 

Bird Box

Five years after a wave of mass suicides decimates the population, a woman and her two children embark on a desperate, dangerous quest for sanctuary. 

The suspenseful horror film centres around the idea of people having to keep their eyes closed or covered so they don't see the terrifying creatures who have the power to drive humans to madness.

Bird Box stars Sandra Bullock in the lead role and also features Sarah Paulson and John Malkovich.

The movie is based on the 2014 post-apocalyptic novel by Josh Malerman.

Coming to Netflix Friday December 21. 

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