new on netflix streaming december 2014Netflix streaming is upping the ante this December, adding enough high-profile TV shows and movies to more than make up for last month's lackluster offerings.

On the movie side, highlights include Will Ferrell and gang in "Anchorman 2," the Heath Ledger-starring "A Knight's Tale," Cameron Crowe classic "Almost Famous," Oscar-winning "American Beauty," and horror hits "Oculus" and "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones." Oh, and let's not forget '80s classic "Troop Beverly Hills," '90s cult favorite "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion," or Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street."

And there's plenty to love about what's coming on the TV front: "American Horror Story: Coven" finally gets its day on Netflix, "Sharknado 2" storms its way to streaming, and Brit hit "Broadchurch" finally lands stateside. Oh, and December sees the premiere of the hotly anticipated Netflix Original series "Marco Polo" on the 12th.

Here's a much larger rundown of what's new on Netflix in December, provided by Netflix. All title dates are subject to change. (Netflix is also dropping these 79 movies from its library on December 1st.)

Available December 1

A Knight's Tale (2001)
After befriending aspiring writer Geoffrey Chaucer, squire William Thatcher persuades the scribe to forge documents passing William off as a bona fide knight -- who soon becomes a jousting star while finding romance with an admiring princess.

Almost Famous (2000)
In the early 1970s, teenage writer William Miller gets a plum assignment from a Rolling Stone editor to write about the band Stillwater on a cross-country tour. Along the way, he learns about friendship and love with help from Penny Lane.

American Beauty (1999)
While struggling to endure his tightly wound wife, an unfulfilling job and a sullen teenage daughter, suburbanite Lester Burnham falls deep into a midlife crisis and becomes infatuated with one of his daughter's friends.

Bewitched (2005)
Hoping to revive his career, washed-up actor Jack Wyatt is convinced that Isabel Bigelow would make the perfect Samantha to his Darrin in a film update of the 1960s sitcom "Bewitched." But Jack doesn't know how right he is: Isabel really is a witch.

Jewtopia (2012)
Old friends Chris and Adam are facing opposite marriage issues: Chris is pursuing his Jewish dream girl, while Adam is having doubts about his own. When Chris asks Adam to help him pass as Jewish, comedic complications and consequences shortly ensue.

Knights of Badassdom (2014)
Venturing deep into the woods to act out a medieval fantasy scenario, three friends forsake their imaginary roles when they face a real-life struggle for survival after inadvertently conjuring an evil succubus.

Madison (2005)
Based on a true story, this drama follows hydroplane boat racer Jim McCormick as he prepares for the 1971 Gold Cup championship, which is being hosted in his depressed river town of Madison, Ind.

Out of the Clear Blue Sky (2012)
Directed by a family member of one of the victims, this gripping documentary tells the story of financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, which took the lives of 658 of the company's employees.

Out of Time (2003)
When a small Florida town is shocked by a double homicide, chief of police Matt Lee Whitlock races againt time to solve the case as he himself falls under suspicion. To uncover the truth, he'll have to stay a few steps ahead of his own police force.

The Out-of-Towners (1999)
Empty-nesters Henry and Nancy Clark hit New York for a job interview and high hopes for reviving their staler-than-yesterday's-toast relationship. But when Murphy's Law repeatedly strikes the Clarks, the results are sidesplitting!

Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
Shelly Long stars as a spoiled Beverly Hills housewife who decides -- in an effort to disprove her husband's characterization that she's a selfish trophy wife -- to become the leader of her daughter's wilderness group. Failing miserably at first -- she takes them on outings at the mall rather than in the woods -- she later must prove her worth as a legitimate troop leader by instilling lessons of teamwork and selflessness in her young charges.

Turbo FAST (Additional Episodes) – Netflix Original
Join Turbo and his posse on the Turbo Fast Action Stunt Team. Filled with outrageous comedy, action and laugh out loud fun, "Turbo FAST" amps up everything to the extreme: extreme adventures, extreme challenges, and extreme excitement.

Available December 3

Oculus (2014)
Now young adults, sibs Tim and Kaylie are still trying to recover from -- and get to the bottom of -- their parents' deaths more than a decade ago. Tim is skeptical, but Kaylie believes an antique mirror is to blame, and sets out to prove it.

Son of God (2014)
A follow-up to the landmark 2013 miniseries The Bible, this feature follows the life of Jesus Christ from his humble birth to his resurrection. Filmed in authentic historical locales, this epic presentation brings new life to the miraculous story.

Available December 5

Bill Burr: I'm Sorry You Feel That Way (2014) – Netflix Original
Bill Burr escapes the zombie apocalypse, explores how rom-coms ruin great sex and explains how too many childhood hugs may be the downfall of man.

Available December 6

American Horror Story: Coven
Exploring humankind's unsettling capacity for evil, this darkly twisted drama plays upon the power of supernatural fears and everyday horrors. Each season brings back familiar faces, but they're playing different characters in an all-new setting.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Super-Sized Version) (2013)
The '70s are over, and the anachronistic Channel 4 news team -- including newsman Ron Burgundy and his co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone -- tries to stay classy as they reassemble to join New York's first 24-hour news channel.

Ava & Lala (2014)
After Ava, a spirited, imaginative girl, who is always in trouble meets a curious animal named Lala, she follows him into a magical whale that takes them to Cloud Land; a world of talking animals. Together, Ava and Lala go on a wild adventure.

Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)
A freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites - and only Fin and April can save the Big Apple.

Available December 8

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 3
This CNN original series has chef Anthony Bourdain traveling to extraordinary locations around the globe to sample a variety of local cuisines.

Available December 9

I Am Ali (2014)
Drawing from a collection of audiotapes recorded by Muhammad Ali as a personal journal, this affecting documentary offers new perspectives on the legendary boxer's life outside the ring.

Drive Hard (2014)
Former racecar driver Peter Roberts (Thomas Jane) traded the winner's circle for a beginners driving instructor. But his life shifts into overdrive when mysterious out-of-towner Simon Keller (John Cusack) shows up for a driving lesson.

Available December 10

A Haunted House 2 (2014)
Marlon Wayans returns in this spoofy sequel as the grieving Malcolm, who's trying to move on after his girlfriend's untimely tragic death. But Malcolm has reason to believe his beloved is back when strange things start happening in his new home.

Available December 11

The Village (2004)
When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever in this atmospheric thriller featuring a star-studded cast.

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Martin Scorcese's high-rolling Wall Street drama is based on the memoirs of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, whose giddy career -- involving audacious scams and confrontations with the FBI and other agencies -- ended in federal prison.

Available December 12

Broadchurch: Season 1
After a young boy is murdered in the small seaside town of Broadchurch, local detectives Ellie Miller and Alec Hardy are assigned the mysterious case. This crime series follows the clues, obstacles and red herrings that surface in the investigation.

Marco Polo (2014) – Netflix Original
Set in a world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court.

Nick Offerman: American Ham (2014)
Riding on the crest of his TV success in "Parks & Recreation," musician and comedian Nick Offerman covers a galaxy of topics in a one-man stage show. Filmed live in New York, the show features Offerman's woodworking skills and tips for prosperity.

Available December 13

Don't Blink (2014)
Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and investigate the mystery surrounding the abandoned lodge.

Available December 15

Jake Squared (2014)
When 50-year-old auteur Jake Klein decides it's time to make sense of his life, he throws a bash, hires an actor to play him and starts filming. But Jake gets an earful when everyone from his dead dad to his younger selves turn up to dispense advice.

Available December 18

Ragnarok (2014)
When archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen sets out to find the link between an ancient shipwreck and the Viking apocalypse known as Ragnarok, his search for the truth leads to an earth-shattering discovery beyond his worst nightmares.

The Honourable Woman: Season 1
What kind of woman works tirelessly for the reconciliation of Israelis and Palestinians, newly ennobled Baroness Nessa Stein (Maggie Gyllenhall), pits her fortune and her intelligence against government paranoia, espionage and sibling treachery.

Available December 19

All Hail King Julien (2014) – Netflix Original
King Julien is shaking his booty harder than ever! Discover the wild world of Madagascar as the king takes on the jungle's craziest adventures.

Available December 20

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Extended Version) (2014)
This spinoff from the spooky "Paranormal Activity" series relates the terrifying ordeal of a Latino family living in Southern California. When assailed by a horde of demons, the family must turn to their faith to escape with their souls intact.

Available December 22

Dark Skies (2013)
Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton star in this thriller as a couple who has trouble convincing friends and neighbors that an alien is entering their house each night to terrorize their children. So they take matters into their own hands.

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
Two not-too-bright party girls reinvent themselves for their high school reunion, armed with a borrowed Jaguar, new clothes and the story of their success as the inventors of Post-it notes.

Available December 23

The Trip to Italy (2014)
Following in the footsteps of the great romantic poets, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon traverse the Italian countryside musing about life and love. Work enters the conversation as well in this largely improvised sequel to the roadtrip comedy "The Trip."

Available December 24

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)
A bevy of stars -- including Lea Michele -- provide the voices for this animated film that returns Dorothy to Oz to help find her trio of pals. With the Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow nowhere in sight, Dorothy faces a new villain: the wicked Jester.

Available December 25

Good People (2014)
A financially beleaguered couple can't believe their good fortune when they discover a boatload of money in the apartment of a neighbor who was recently murdered. But their luck soon turns dangerously sour.

Available December 27

Child of God (2014)
First parentless, then homeless, poor Lester Ballard never had much of a chance. Now, as a violent, anti-social adult, he has even less of one. Simultaneously shunned and pursued, Lester retreats to a cave and descends into his own dark fantasies.

Labor Day (2013)
What begins as a short ride turns into a life-changing event for divorced single mother Adele Wheeler and her 13-year-old son, Henry, when they give a lift to a bloodied man on a fateful Labor Day weekend.

Available December 28

Behaving Badly (2014)
Nina is so lovely, and Rick so besotted with her, that the he has no qualms about wagering against a mobster's son over his chances of dating her. With two weeks to land his prey, the teen must face down a host of wild characters in this dark comedy.

Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 3
Scott Aukerman brings his popular podcast Comedy Bang! Bang! to television. Scott writes and stars in the series along with his co-host and bandleader, Reggie Watts, while featuring celebrity guests playing either themselves or characters.

I, Frankenstein (2014)
Many decades after his creation, Adam Frankenstein is still hunted through modern city streets, although now his pursuers are opposing clans of demons who want to uncover the secret of his longevity and use it to sustain their own immortality.

Maron: Season 2
Marc Maron stars as Marc Maron, who interviews fellow comedians for his podcast, only to reveal more about his own neuroses and relationships. In his anxiety-filled daily life, Maron stalks an Internet bully, hires an intern and dates a dominatrix.

Jessie: Season 3
Texas teen Jessie moves to the Big Apple to follow her dreams, and finds a job as a nanny for a high-profile family with four high-energy children.

Available December 30

Last Weekend (2014)
When well-heeled, fastidious Celia Green rounds up her two grown sons and husband for a holiday weekend retreat at their beloved vacation home, perfection is her goal. Unfortunately for Celia, discord and dysfunction intervene.