December movies: 6 movies to watch (and 3 to skip) in December 2022

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022). Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022). Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022. /

The fall movie season is coming to a close, so we have quite a few gems set to come out this month. Below, I share a quick list featuring six December movies to watch and three to skip, because, if we’re being honest, they’re not always worth it.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of movies that come out every month, and sorting through each of them or knowing what is coming out is not easy. Our goal at Hidden Remote is to do our best to make the job of narrowing down the movies you don’t want to miss, while compiling the movies we are excited to check out, and the ones we think can either wait or skip for good.

New December movies to watch

Violent Night – Theaters – Dec. 2

Christmas movies are my jam and a movie where we see David Harbour go off like John Wick to save a family on Christmas as Santa Claus is a movie that had me from the moment it was announced as a project. It’s a no-nonsense film that I loved a lot and should be seen in theaters.

Emancipation – Apple TV+ – Dec. 9

Antoine Fuqua is one of my favorite directors, so I am all in when he makes a movie. However, when you factor in that, you have Will Smith and a story of the heroic man who was a formerly enslaved person that escaped the plantation to join the Union Army. You know you are in for an emotional but impactful ride. I hope everyone watches this movie because it doesn’t matter what Will did. It has zero to do with the massive number of people working on this project.

Nanny – Prime Video – Dec. 16

Nanny is a movie that I saw at the 2022 Nashville Film Festival and ended up being my favorite film of the festival. Nikyatu Jusu’s script is so profound that it lingers in your mind days and weeks after seeing it. Toss in Anna Diop’s breathtaking performance and one of the year’s best scores, and you don’t want to miss this one.

BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths – Netflix – Dec. 16

“Please do not demand logic in this film. There is no space for that in dreams,” Iñárritu said at the 2022 AFI Film Festival before he showed his movie. Bardo is not for everyone, and that is okay, but I do ask you to give the film a chance and keep Iñárritu’s words in mind when you do.

Babylon – Theaters – Dec. 23

Anyone that knows me knows that Damien Chazelle is my favorite filmmaker. It’s crazy to have a director come out and go three for three with his mainstream films. Babylon is filled with stars, including Margot Robbie, Samara Weaving, Tobey Maguire, and the newcomer Diego Calva. From the looks of the trailer, it looks to be one crazy, wild ride that will be something that you don’t want to miss.

Glass Onion
Knives Out 2: Glass Onion /

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – Netflix – Dec. 23

Glass Onion, a.k.a Knives Out 2, is one of those movies where you walk in like there is no way that Rian Johnson could replicate what he did in Knives Out, WRONG. Johnson not only delivers again but does so in a more comedic tone that makes for an even wilder ride that might even be better than the first. A strong ensemble, led by Daniel Craig and his return as Benoit Blanc, but it is Janelle Monae who stole the show in this one. I can’t wait for the world to see this one.

New December movies to skip

Your Christmas or Mine? – Prime Video – Dec. 2

When it comes down to narrowing down the ones you should skip, I always look for movies we have seen done a thousand times before, and that where Your Christmas or Mine? falls under. I love Sex Education and Asa Butterfield, but this one looks very bad.

Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery – Netflix – Dec. 15

Murderville was one of the worst shows of 2022, which made me mad because it could’ve been good. So I have zero hope that this will be any good and have no desire to watch it—an easy choice for a skip this month, especially with many other Christmas options.

Avatar: The Way of the Water – Theaters – Dec. 16

I know I will probably get a lot of hate for this one, but Avatar isn’t my jam and I just don’t care that a new one is coming out. These movies look beautiful, but the story was so shallow in the original that I tuned out 75% of the film. If you liked the original, more power to you to run out and support it, as I’ll probably wait until it hits TBS or something.

From our list of December movies to watch, which are you the most excited to see? Did we miss any? 

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