This November, get ready to sit back and stream an impressive selection of critically acclaimed films for every taste and exciting new and returning shows on Netflix. Here is what is on Netflix in November.
New and Noteworthy Movies
Don’t miss these new, soon to be favorites.
‘Where the Crawdads Sing‘
Based on the smash hit novel of the same name by Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing follows the unforgettable story of a Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones) — an abandoned young woman who comes of age raising herself in the dangerous marshes of North Carolina’s Deep South. But when she meets two local men, and one of them ends up dead, she becomes the prime suspect.
In another film based on a book, Florence Pugh gives a star turn in this original psychological thriller-meets-period piece from Netflix. Set in mid-19th century Ireland, Pugh plays a nurse sent to a rural village in order to observe and care for a girl who hasn’t eaten in months. “Equally haunting, heartbreaking and heartening,” The Daily Beast calls it “a narrative about narratives’ ability to transform, destroy, resurrect, imprison, and liberate.”
The critics love these, and movie and TV buffs seem to agree.
Julianne Moore’s breathtaking performance of a woman struggling with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2015’s Still Alice earned her a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Actress. If you’re in the mood for a raw, emotionally-driven narrative, The Independent says the film has a “rich, multi-layered screenplay that works equally well as family melodrama and as a meditation on language, identity and mortality.”
Take a walk down memory lane and stream this modern romantic comedy classic for some serious ’90s vibes this month. Rom-com legends Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant star as two star-crossed lovers in the form of a Hollywood it-girl and London book store clerk just trying to make it work despite cultural and socio-economic differences.
New to Netflix this month is the critically-acclaimed Captain Phillips — “a Hollywood biopic done right [that] offers Tom Hanks a showcase for yet another brilliant performance.” Incredibly intense and brilliantly acted, this true story of a modern-day ship hijacking by Somali pirates will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Documentaries & Real-Life Stories
There’s nothing more captivating than true stories that are also moving.
‘The Metamorphosis of Birds’
First-time director Catarina Vasconcelos explores her Portuguese family history in what The Guardian calls a “dramatized documentary…[with] a cumulative power that draws the audience into its dreamy, contemplative rhythms.” It’s an experimental effort that’s beautifully rendered, regardless of whether you’re big on art-house cinema.
‘In Her Hands’
In this original Netflix documentary produced by Hillary Clinton, viewers follow then-26-year-old Zarifa Ghafari over two turbulent years as one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors — and the youngest. Dealing with her work directly alongside the aftermath of the retreat of Western forces and renewed Taliban activity, The Hollywood Reporter calls the documentary “an ambitious portrait of a complex conflict.”
Is there anything better than setting in with the whole family for some bonding time?
‘Enola Holmes 2’
Millie Bobby Brown is back in her role as Sherlock’s younger sister, Enola Holmes, in a sequel that’s already getting as much hype and acclaim as the first installment. With a 92% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it seems that the Stranger Things star can do no wrong — and fans definitely find her endlessly watchable. Time Out calls the movie “a satisfyingly intricate, peppy addition to a year of whodunits.”
‘Falling for Christmas’
Lindsay Lohan fans, rejoice! Your favorite redhead is back in a brand new original holiday movie from Netflix. With a plot that echoes 1987’s “Overboard” (starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel), LiLo plays a newly engaged, overly spoiled heiress who wakes up after a skiing accident with total amnesia — and a new built-in family that promises to be not quite as creepy as the ’80s take in hindsight. Good, clean, family Christmas fun.
Jason Mamoa and Chris O’Dowd star in a fresh new fantasy kid’s feature from Netflix this month. Based on the comic book series Little Nemo in Slumberland, the live-action adaptation reimagines the hero as an orphaned girl named Nema. When she finds a map to a secret dreamworld called Slumberland, she makes her way across the realms of dreams and nightmares, hoping to see her late father once more time.
Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Specials
Belly laughs and hearty snorts are the perfect cure for boredom.
‘Deon Cole: Charleen’s Boy’
In his second Netflix comedy special, actor and stand-up comedian Deon Cole of black-ish shares his views on romance, bedtime routines and why he loves women of a certain age. What age exactly? You’ll have to watch and see.
‘Trevor Noah: I Wish You Would’
As he gears up to say goodbye to The Daily Show this December, Trevor Noah takes the Netflix stand-up stage for a third time with his latest routine: I Wish You Would. Covering topics that range from learning German to judging people in horror movies to talking smack about the dead, fans (and newbies!) are sure to be entertained.
New TV Series from Netflix
Netflix has nailed the innovative series, and here are a ton to get us through the month.
There’s a new sitcom in town, and it’s one to watch. Set in the very last Blockbuster Video on earth, manager Timmy Yoon (Randall Park) fights to keep his beloved store afloat — and his employees at least somewhat motivated. Among them? Melissa Fumero of Brooklyn Nine-Nine fame and fresh faces Madeleine Arthur (Big Eyes), Tyler Alvarez and Kamaia Fairburn.
Whether you’re obsessed with Halloween or just an Addam’s Family stan in general, you’ll want to tune in come November 23, when everyone’s favorite goth girl gets her very own show. Wednesday follows the sullen teenager as she enrolls in Nevermore Academy, a boarding school for the supernaturally inclined. Created by Tim Burton himself, this new imagining stars Jenna Ortega with Luis Guzmán and Catherine Zeta-Jones as parents Gomez and Morticia, and even Christina Ricci — the OG Wednesday — in a recurring role.
How to Get Netflix with DIRECTV
You can access Netflix with your internet-connected DIRECTV and DIRECTV STREAM devices. Simply access APPs through the APP store on your device and add Netflix. You can even pick up shows where you left off using the Continue Watching feature.
Stay tuned to see what is coming next month on Netflix.
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