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6 Flicks Picks for December 2019 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Sunday, December 1, 2019
Welcome to another edition of 6 Flicks Picks, wherein I list all of the upcoming films that are scheduled to be released in the United States for the month which is about to begin and break down which ones I'll be watching in theaters, which ones I'll wait to rent at home, and which ones I'll be skipping out on entirely. After going through the list, I'll choose which six films stand out to me as the ones I want to see the most, even if there are more or less than six that interest me.

Note: The list below is based primarily off the expanded nationwide USA release dates on IMDB as well as some other random outlets if possible, so some information may be different. If I am missing some of the limited releases or the dates conflict in some fashion, please let me know in the comments below and any adjustments and corrections will be made!

Without further ado, another new month means another new set of films, so what's coming soon to theaters in December 2019?

What movies are coming out December 2019 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: December 6, 2019

Playmobil: The Movie

Synopsis: Animated feature film inspired by the Playmobil brand toys.

Will I watch? = No

The Aeronauts

Synopsis: Pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon.

Will I watch? = No

En Brazos de un Asesino

Synopsis: Victor (William Levy) is one of the world's most handsome men, but he has a deep secret - he is a cold blooded assassin. Smooth talking and seductive, Victor was raised to do one thing only, which is to kill for money. When he is sent to the home of a brutal drug lord to collect payment for his most recent hit, he encounters the beautiful Sarai (Alicia Sanz), who has been forced to spend the last 9 years of her life with the drug lord. After Victor leaves the compound, Sarai seizes her chance at freedom by hiding out in Victor's car. But things don't go as planned and instead of being transported back to her home, she finds herself free from one dangerous man only to be caught in the clutches of another. While on the run from the vengeful drug lord and his brutal henchmen, Victor's conscience catches up with him as he risks all that he stood for to protect his captive. In the end, the power Sarai unknowingly holds over Victor and their undeniable attraction may be what places her right in the arms of a killer.

Will I watch? = Maaaaybe?

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Synopsis: On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

Will I watch? = No

Little Joe

Synopsis: Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. Against company policy, she takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe.

Will I watch? = No

Midnight Family

Synopsis: In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: December 13, 2019

Jumanji: The Next Level

Synopsis: The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world's most dangerous game.

Will I watch? = Yes

Black Christmas

Will I watch? = No

Synopsis: A group of female students are stalked by a stranger during their Christmas break. That is until the young sorority pledges discover that the killer is part of an underground college conspiracy.

Will I watch? = No

Richard Jewell

Synopsis: American security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist.

Will I watch? = No

Uncut Gems

Will I watch? = No

Synopsis: A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score, makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Inspired by real events about the French New Wave darling and Breathless star, Jean Seberg, who in the late 1960s was targeted by Hoover's FBI, because of her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal.

Will I watch? = No

A Hidden Life

Will I watch? = No

Synopsis: The Austrian Blessed Franz J├Ągerst├Ątter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: The iconic Merce Cunningham and the last generation of his dance company is stunningly profiled in Alla Kovgan's 3D documentary, through recreations of his landmark works and archival footage of Cunningham, John Cage, and Robert Rauschenberg.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: December 20, 2019

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Synopsis: The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.

Will I watch? = Ugh. Yes.


Synopsis: A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

Will I watch? = Hell No


Synopsis: A group of women decide to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: December 27, 2019

Little Women

Synopsis: Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Two young British privates during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier's brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.

Will I watch? = No

Spies in Disguise

Synopsis: When the world's best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world.

Will I watch? = Download?


Synopsis: Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

Will I watch? = No

Just Mercy

Synopsis: Just Mercy shadows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson as he recounts his experiences and details the case of a condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free.

Will I watch? = No

The Song of Names

Synopsis: Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in an emotional detective story spread over two continents and a half century. Beneath the film's stunning and pulsing musical revelations burn the horror of a war and the lost souls extinguished from history.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut?

6. 1917 — Bad month. I have no interest in this, but even less interest in everything else.

5. En Brazos de un Asesino — The plot is solid. I'm not much for foreign films, but maybe it could be decent.

4. Richard Jewell — My interest in this basically is only based on the lead and how well he did in I, Tonya. I have no interest in the story itself.

3. Spies in Diguise — This seems kind of funny and cute. Sure. Why not? It's a weak month.

2. Jumanji: The Next Level — The last one was pretty fun. I'll definitely check this out.

1. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — The Force Awakens was disappointing. The Last Jedi was a nightmare that legitimately turned me off as a Star Wars fan to a level I didn't think it could, where I just stopped caring about the franchise. Solo was so blah, too. I have my ticket for this, but I have zero faith that I'll feel okay afterward.


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