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What’s New on Netflix & Top 10s: December 15th, 2020


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the professor and the madman new on netflix december 15th
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The Professor and the Madman – Picture: Vertical Entertainment

Today saw a large number of new releases on Netflix in the US which we’ll take you through below. In total, 7 new titles came to Netflix including two big movies, licensed reality series, a new kids series, and a docu-series looking into your favorite music.

Although today saw the addition of 7 titles, it also saw the removal of over 20 titles. Big titles like Bad Education and its movie departed. As did every season of Hart of Dixie and a couple of Warner Brothers cartoons in the form of Tom and Jerry and Scooby-doo.

Now let’s take a look at the best new movies and TV series added to Netflix today:

The Professor and the Madman (2019)

Genre: Biography, Drama
Director: Farhad Safinia
Cast: Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Eddie Marsan, Natalie Dormer
Runtime: 124 min

Mel Gibson headlined this movie that saw a theatrical release last year but didn’t get a huge amount of love at the box office. Now, it’s on Netflix in the United States.

Here’s what you can expect:

“While working on the first Oxford English Dictionary, a scholar receives thousands of entries from a doctor with a lengthy vocabulary and dark secrets.”


The Grizzlies (2018)

Genre: Biography, Drama
Director: Miranda de Pencier
Cast: Jack Anawak, Fred Bailey, Seth Burke, Mary Buscemi
Writer: Moira Walley-Beckett, Graham Yost
Runtime: 102 min

The second movie added to Netflix today is a sports drama about a group of students living in a remote Artic town who learn and bond when playing lacrosse.

A strong set of reviews gave this movie an 83% rating on RottenTomatoes.


Multiple ViacomCBS Reality Series

Today, a bunch of licensed series came to Netflix each with 2 seasons apiece. Most of which are from ViacomCBS and its subsidiary channels such as MTV and VH1.

The additions include:

  • Teen Mom 2 – Following the highs and lows of parenting when you’re a teen
  • Black Ink Crew New York – Harlem tattoo shop reality series
  • The Challenge – Contestants compete in races and elimination challenges.

Full List of New Releases on Netflix for December 15th, 2020

2 New Movies Added Today

  • The Grizzlies (2018)
  • The Professor and the Madman (2019)

5 New TV Series Added Today

  • Black Ink Crew New York (2 Seasons)
  • Pup Academy (Season 2)
  • Song Exploder (Volume 2) Netflix Original
  • Teen Mom 2 (2 Seasons)
  • The Challenge (2 Seasons)

Top 10 TV Series & Movies on Netflix for December 15th, 2020

A California Christmas which debuted on Netflix yesterday has shot straight up to the top of the movie list from yesterday while the TV series list looks almost identical to yesterday.

# Movies TV Series
1 A California Christmas Manhunt: Deadly Games
2 Ava Big Mouth
3 The Prom Virgin River
4 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Cocomelon
5 Triple 9 The Queen’s Gambit
6 The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two Selena: The Series
7 Peppermint Tiny Pretty Things
8 The Christmas Chronicles The Crown
9 Little Nicky The Office
10 Marauders Grizzy & the Lemmings
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Updated: December 15, 2020 — 6:20 pm

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