Entertainment Best new movies and shows on Netflix in December By ROBERT LEVIN Updated November 24, 2015 4:29 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The holiday season is in full swing and Netflix has plenty to offer in that vein. But for our purposes, with one notable exception, the most interesting new movies and TV shows headed to the streaming service in December span a range of genres, tones and subjects. 'A Very Murray Christmas' Photo Credit: Netflix.com We're sure there's plenty of weirdness in store in this holiday special directed by Sofia Coppola, headlined by Bill Murray and featuring everyone from Miley Cyrus to George Clooney, Chris Rock and Phoenix. 'Queen of Earth' Photo Credit: Washington Square Films Elisabeth Moss is terrific in this abrasive but notable drama from Alex Ross Perry about two best friends spending a difficult week together in a lake house. 'Tangerine' Photo Credit: TNS / Magnolia Pictures Sean Baker's fascinating 2015 movie, shot on an iPhone, follows two transgender women over the course of a long, dramatic day in Los Angeles. 'Time Out Of Mind' Photo Credit: Lightstream Pictures Richard Gere plays a homeless man in New York City in this 2015 drama from Oren Moverman ("The Messenger"). 'Real Rob' season 1 Photo Credit: Real Reel Production What the heck has Rob Schneider been doing lately? Here's your chance to find out, sorta, in this scripted series based on the comedian's real life. 'Nurse Jackie' seasons 1-7 Photo Credit: Showtime Everyone loved Edie Falco as the eponymous ER nurse in this dark satirical hit. The whole series is coming to Netflix. 'The Da Vinci Code' Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures This megahit is incredibly dumb entertainment but at least director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks engage with history and important cultural achievements in this adaptation of Dan Brown's beloved novel. 'Phoenix' Photo Credit: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber One of the best movies of 2015, with one of the most devastating finales imaginable, this terrific German drama follows a concentration camp survivor who returns to Berlin with a facial reconstruction, where she is reunited with a husband who doesn't recognize her. 'Darkman' Photo Credit: Renaissance Pictures One of the standouts from the previous generation of superhero movies, Sam Raimi's original creation from 1990 stars a young Liam Neeson as scientist Dr. Peyton Westlake, seeking revenge on the mobster who left him for dead. 'Ray' Photo Credit: Universal Pictures Jamie Foxx's shining moment came as Ray Charles in Taylor Hackford's straightforward but exceptionally well made biopic. By ROBERT LEVIN Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic We're excited about 'A Very Murray Christmas'Sofia Coppola's latest debuts on Netflix on Dec. 4. Holiday movies to go see now ('Macbeth'), plus more to comeFrom Oscar bait to mindless fun, here are our picks. Movie turkeys: The worst films of this century 12 big-budget, star-packed failures produced by major studios. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.