12 New Movies to Watch When It’s Raining

Feeling like getting cozy, but not sure what to watch? Rainy days are the some of the best for getting in some movie time. And after dipping into the classics all holiday season, it might be time for something new. From holiday nostalgia to the highly anticipated Tom Holland Spider-Man movie, Spielburg’s rendition of West Side Story and the newest addition to The Matrix franchise, December 2021 has much to offer. Whether you’re curling up with loved ones, pets, or spending some much-needed time alone, here are some of the best new movies to keep you entertained.

Featured Photo: Images courtesy of IMDb

For a Hit of Nostalgia

Being the Ricardos

From Prime Video: “During one production week of I Love Lucy — from Monday table read through Friday audience taping — Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) face a series of personal and professional crises that threaten their show, their careers and their marriage, in writer-director Aaron Sorkin’s behind-the-scenes drama.”

The Matrix Resurrections

From IMDb: “Return to a world of two realities: one, everyday life; the other, what lies behind it. To find out if his reality is a construct, to truly know himself, Mr. Anderson will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more.”

West Side Story (2021)

From IMDb: “An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.”

For the Whole Family

The Book of Boba Fett

From Disney+: “A thrilling Star Wars adventure teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.”

Encanto

From IMDb: “Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto,” is the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The all-new original film features the voice of Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel, an ordinary 15-year-old who’s struggling to find her place in her family.”

Spider-Man: No Way Home

From IMDb: “With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.”

For a New Holiday Story

8-Bit Christmas

From HBO: “A humorous and heartfelt look back at the adventures of childhood. Set in suburban Chicago in the late 1980s, the story centers on ten-year-old Jake Doyle’s herculean quest to get the latest and greatest video game system for Christmas.”

A Boy Named Christmas

From IMDb: “In this origin story of Father Christmas, an ordinary boy (with a loyal pet mouse and a reindeer at his side) sets out on an extraordinary adventure to find his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of Elfhelm.”

A Castle for Christmas

From IMDb: “To escape a scandal, a bestselling author journeys to Scotland, where she falls in love with a castle — and faces off with the grumpy duke who owns it.”

Boxing Day

From IMDb: “Inspired by writer, director, and star Aml Ameen’s life, Boxing Day follows Melvin (Ameen), a British author living in America, who returns home to London for Christmas to introduce his American fiancée, Lisa, to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is put to the test as she discovers the world her fiancée has left behind.”

Single All the Way

From IMDb: “Desperate to avoid his family’s judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter convinces his best friend Nick to join him for the holidays and pretend that they’re now in a relationship.”

Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas

From IMDb: “On her first holiday without her father, Zoey wants to create a magical Christmas for her family just like the ones Mitch used to do.”

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