It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as the holiday season creeps earlier and earlier every year. It feels strange to watch so many Christmas film trailers on Halloween. Goth kids, hold the line! Stop the encroachment of jollity and keep us in the spooky for a little bit longer!
Critical Picks for this month
Here are the releases that the team are most looking forward to in November.
1 November: American Son – Netflix Original Series
Based on the acclaimed Broadway play, the Netflix Television Event AMERICAN SON tells the story of Kendra Ellis-Connor (Emmy-nominee Kerry Washington), the mother of a missing teenage boy, as she struggles to put the pieces together in a South Florida police station. Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan and Eugene Lee also reprise their roles in the adaptation which presents four distinct viewpoints, while also navigating the unique dynamic of an interracial couple trying to raise a mixed-race son.
AMERICAN SON by Christopher Demos-Brown is directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon. Washington and Pilar Savone executive produce under Washington’s banner Simpson Street. Jeffrey Richards and Rebecca Gold also serve as executive producers.
1 November: The King – Netflix Original Film
In 15th-century England, Prince Hal transforms from wayward wastrel to powerful king after he reluctantly inherits the throne and its many conflicts.
5 November: The End of the F***ing World: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series
Two years after James and Alyssa’s hair-raising road trip, a woman obsessed with the man they killed is released from prison and sets out for revenge.
5 November: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 4 – Netflix Original Kids And Family
Catra vows to conquer Etheria before Horde Prime arrives, Glimmer struggles with a new role, and Adora and the princesses face treachery old and new.
15 November: The Toys That Made Us: Season 3 – Netflix Original Series
Take a deep dive into the origins — and creative battles — behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, My Little Pony and wrestling figures.
15 November: Klaus – Netflix Original Film
When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the postal academy’s worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up when he finds an ally in local teacher Alva (Rashida Jones), and discovers Klaus (Oscar® winner J.K. Simmons), a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys. These unlikely friendships return laughter to Smeerensburg, forging a new legacy of generous neighbors, magical lore and stockings hung by the chimney with care. An animated holiday comedy directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos, KLAUS co-stars Joan Cusack, Will Sasso and Norm Macdonald.
15 November: Earthquake Bird – Netflix Original Film
In 1980s Tokyo, an enigmatic expat is suspected of killing her friend, who’s gone missing in the wake of their love triangle with a local photographer.
17 November: The Crown: Season 3 – Netflix Original Series
While England in the Swinging Sixties confronts an economic downturn and fierce nationalism, the royals are scrutinized as aristocratic freeloaders.
27 November: The Irishman – Netflix Original Film
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.
1 November 2019
Ad Vitam – Netflix Original Series
In a future where regeneration technology lets humans live indefinitely, a cop and a troubled young woman investigate a strange wave of youth suicides.
Atypical: Season 3 – Netflix Original Series
As Sam heads into his first year of college, he grapples with new challenges, from making friends to managing his schedule.
Hache – Netflix Original Series
Created by Verónica Fernández and directed by Jorge Torregrossa (La vida inesperada, Cocaine Coast, Velvet Collection), Hache is a tale inspired by true events. It tells the story of Helena (Adriana Ugarte), a prostitute who starts as a simple pawn in the hands of Malpica (Javier Rey), the head of a gangster band that operates in Barcelona in the 1960s. But a steep and hazardous learning curve takes Helena from the lowest rung of the organization to the top, seizing control of its heroin operation.
Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! – Netflix Original Series
The Fab Five – Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming), Karamo Brown (Culture), and Tan France (Fashion) – will bring their expertise to Tokyo, working to make-better four heroes while experiencing Japanese cuisine, fashion, design, grooming and culture firsthand.
We Are the Wave – Netflix Original Series
In present day Warsaw, a maverick teacher lamenting the degradation of society carries out a radical act with a group of disaffected peers.
Drive – Netflix Original Film
A notorious thief allies with a street racer for a grand heist involving an elaborate game of deceit with authorities, who have their own dirty secrets.
Holiday in the Wild – Netflix Original Film
To keep her spirits high when their son leaves for college, Manhattanite Kate Conrad (Kristin Davis) has booked a ‘second honeymoon’ with her husband. Instead of thanking her, he brings their relationship to a sudden end; jilted Kate proceeds to Africa for a solo safari. During a detour through Zambia, she helps her pilot, Derek Holliston (Rob Lowe), rescue an orphaned baby elephant. They nurse him back to health at a local elephant sanctuary, and Kate extends her stay through Christmastime. Far from the modern luxuries of home, Kate thrives amidst majestic animals and scenery. Her love for the new surroundings just might extend to the man who shared her journey.
The Man Without Gravity – Netflix Original Film
A gravity-defying baby raised in seclusion matures into an extraordinary man — and an international celebrity — but longs for an ordinary life.
Fire in Paradise – Netflix Original Documentary
This documentary short chronicles the Camp Fire tragedy in Paradise, CA, beginning the morning of November 8, 2018. The film charts the course and consequences of the harrowing disaster — part of a terrifying new trend in California wildfires, and the deadliest fire in the United States in over 100 years — through personal interviews and first-hand video footage from survivors and emergency responders.
Hello Ninja – Netflix Original Kids And Family
BFFs Wesley and Georgie and their silly cat sidekick Pretzel transform into ninjas and enter a magic world, where they solve problems and save the day.
True: Grabbleapple Harvest – Netflix Original Kids And Family
It’s Grabbleapple harvest season in the Rainbow Kingdom … but Glummy Glooma doesn’t want autumn to come. Can True and her friends save the festival?
4 November 2019
The Devil Next Door – Netflix Original Documentary
A Cleveland grandfather stands accused of an Earth-shattering crime — being the infamous Nazi concentration camp guard known as Ivan the Terrible.
5 November 2019
Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby – Netflix Original Comedy Special
Late Night host, Seth Meyers, steps out from behind his desk and onto the stage at the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis to explain to his fans that you can love a lobby baby as much as a hospital baby…in time. In his Netflix comedy-special debut, Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby, Meyers touches upon fatherhood, politics and why you should never take your girlfriend to Paris for her birthday. Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby will launch globally on November 5, 2019.
6 November 2019
Greenleaf: Season 4 – Netflix Original Series
The Greenleafs must stand together at a critical moment as a new ministry takes control of Calvary. But buried secrets threaten to shatter alliances.
SCAMS – Netflix Original Series
Hit hard by the Lehman shock, a well-meaning young man joins a phone scam operation and gets increasingly embroiled in the underworld.
8 November 2019
Busted!: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series
Amateur detectives attempt to untangle a string of mystifying cases, which may be connected to an enigmatic figure known as the Flower Killer.
Greatest Events of WWII in HD Colour – Netflix Original Series
From the attack on Pearl Harbor to D-Day, the most pivotal events of World War II come to life in this vivid docuseries featuring colorized footage.
Green Eggs and Ham – Netflix Original Series
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series
Twinkling eyes? White beard? Santa has nothing on Paul Hollywood as he and Prue Leith judge festive treats baked by some favorite former competitors.
Paradise Beach – Netflix Original Film
Mehdi gets out of prison, planning to settle old scores. But first, he must reconnect with his gang, now living in an idyllic beach resort in Thailand.
Let It Snow – Netflix Original Film
A snowstorm hits a small town on a cold Christmas Eve, affecting the friendships, love lives and futures of several high school seniors.
9 November 2019
Little Things: Season 3 – Netflix Original Series
As Kavya and Dhruv’s relationship goes from live-in to long-distance, their respective journeys of self-discovery begin to impact their life as a couple.
10 November 2019
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 5 – Netflix Original Series
With his sharp comedic takes on politics and culture, Hasan Minhaj returns for Volume 5 of this variety series.
12 November 2019
Jeff Garlin: Our Man In Chicago – Netflix Original Comedy Special
Multi-hyphenate comedy veteran, Jeff Garlin – best known as Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Jeff Greene – brings his new Netflix comedy special Jeff Garlin: Our Man in Chicago. Filmed in his hometown, Chicago and on the 37th anniversary – to the day – of his comedy debut, the one-hour special is ripe with Garlin’s signature blend of storytelling and improv. The comedian takes viewers on a stroll down memory lane, with some detours into the personal lives of the audience, a few hours in jail and enough donuts to last a lifetime. Jeff Garlin: Our Man in Chicago launches globally on Netflix on November 12, 2019.
Harvey Girls Forever!: Season 3 – Netflix Original Kids And Family
The girls pull out all the stops to show Harvey Street’s newest resident — child bazillionaire Richie Rich — the simple joys of being a kid.
13 November 2019
Maradona in Mexico – Netflix Original Documentary
Arguably soccer’s greatest player, Diego Maradona comes to Culiacán, the heart of the Sinaloa Cartel, to save the local team, and maybe himself, too.
14 November 2019
The Stranded – Netflix Original Series
18 year old Kraam survives a devastating tsunami along with thirty-six of his fellow students at an elite private high school on a remote island in the Andaman Sea. As mysterious events start happening on the island, it quickly becomes clear that no one is coming to rescue them and Kraam must lead the students to rescue themselves.
Fadily Camara: La Plus Drôle de Tes Copines – Netflix Original Comedy Special
French comedian Fadily Camara performs a stand-up special shot in Paris.
15 November 2019
Avlu: Part 2 – Netflix Original Series
Shocking truths surface as Deniz reckons with intrigue, Kudret tightens the screws and Ecem confronts a growing threat.
I’m with the Band: Nasty Cherry – Netflix Original Series
In an era where there is no roadmap to success in the music industry, global pop star Charli XCX handpicked four women to form the alt-pop band, Nasty Cherry. The latest signing to Charli XCX’s label, Nasty Cherry is an unconventional mix of seasoned musicians and first timers. This six-episode series documents their origin story – from moving in together and their first practice to their first performance and debut single release and everything in between. An intimate look into what it takes to make your dreams come true, I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry follows the women as they navigate a new age of music, making up their own rules as they go and blowing up Instagram feeds in the process. With Charli’s support and guidance, Nasty Cherry has the potential to really catch fire…or completely implode if they can’t keep their egos and insecurities in check, and in this unfiltered and intimate series, viewers find out what it takes to make – or break – this badass band.
The Club x 11/15/2019 – Netflix Original Series
A band of misfit rich kids in Mexico strike out on their own selling ecstasy and quickly run into trouble with other narcos, the law and their families.
House Arrest – Netflix Original Film
A man trapped in his own fears locks himself in his home to keep out the onslaught of modern life. Starring Ali Fazal, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Jim Sarbh.
GO!: The Unforgettable Party – Netflix Original Kids And Family
Mía’s vacation with her dad is disrupted by the surprise arrival of Lupe, Mercedes, Juanma and Álvaro as their school drama moves lakeside.
Llama Llama: Season 2 – Netflix Original Kids And Family
New lessons, new adventures and new friends living right down the street! Join Llama Llama and his pals for another season of sweet fun and learning.
19 November 2019
No hay tiempo para la verguenza – Netflix Original Documentary
A series following the life and work of provocateur fashion designer and influencer Santiago Artemis.
Iliza: Unveiled – Netflix Original Comedy Special
Iliza Shlesinger is back in her fifth Netflix original comedy special titled Unveiled. Armed with the newly wed ring on her finger and stories to tell, Iliza pulls back the veil on wedding planning, garters, honeymooning, and the dangers of a zombie bachelorette army. Iliza: Unveiled launches globally on Netflix on November 19, 2019.
20 November 2019
Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator – Netflix Original Documentary
BIKRAM: YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR explores the dramatic rise and fall of Bikram Choudhury, the controversial founder of hot yoga
Who Killed Little Gregory? – Netflix Original Documentary
When a 4-year-old boy is found tied up and drowned in the French town of Valogne, police and a frenzied media search for suspects.
21 November 2019
The Knight Before Christmas – Netflix Original Film
After a sorceress transports medieval knight Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse) to present-day Ohio during the holiday season, he befriends Brooke (Vanessa Hudgens), a clever and kind science teacher who’s been disillusioned by love. Brooke helps Sir Cole navigate the modern world and tries to help him discover how to fulfill his mysterious one true quest — the only act that will return him home. But as he and Brooke grow closer, Sir Cole begins to wonder just how much he wants to return to his old life.
22 November 2019
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings – Netflix Original Series
The Dolly music you love, the stories you’ve been waiting for. Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings is an anthology series that showcases the stories, memories, and inspirations behind her most beloved songs. New and classic Dolly music will score every episode. Each story will vary in tone, from love stories and inspirational tales to family dramas, westerns, and revenge comedies.
High Seas: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series
High Seas, an original thriller series, set on the 1940’s, starring Jon Kortajarena, Ivana Baquero and Alejandra Onieva, will follow its path to Rio de Janeiro and will welcome new passengers, who will get involved in disturbing situations, mysteries and a lot of secrets that will increase the suspense inside the ship. Among the new faces are Claudia Traisac on the character of Casandra, Antonio Reyes playing Erich, Chiqui Delgado in the role of Teresa and Pepe Barroso as Julian. All of them will be key pieces throughout the new season.
Nailed It! Holiday!: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series
Jingle bells. Funky smells. Panic in the air. We’re bringing hilarity home for the holidays with wonder-fail creations and woefully botched bakes.
Narcoworld: Dope Stories – Netflix Original Series
Examine all sides of the brutal business of drugs in locales around the world, from the U.S. and Brazil to the U.K. and France.
Nobody’s Looking – Netflix Original Series
Guardian angel Uli is new to the Angelus System. A rebel spirit, he makes shocking discoveries about life and how the world is run when he goes rogue.
Singapore Social – Netflix Original Series
Peer into the lives of young Singaporeans as they defy expectations and traverse the tricky terrain of career, romance and family.
24 November 2019
Final Space: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series
Gary and his intrepid crew scour the galaxy for Quinn while dealing with awkward family reunions, deadly space regattas and oddly happy fluffballs.
26 November 2019
Zona Rosa – Netflix Original Comedy Special
An assortment of talent takes the stage in this stand-up special highlighting Mexico’s funniest LGBTQ comedians.
Mike Birbiglia: The New One – Netflix Original Comedy Special
Comedian and storyteller Mike Birbiglia brings his award-winning Broadway show, Mike Birbiglia: The New One, to a global audience for his newest and most highly anticipated Netflix comedy special. Filmed at the Cort Theatre in Manhattan, Birbiglia brilliantly blends observational and confessional comedy as he struggles with the existential question of whether he wants to bring a child into the world.
27 November 2019
Broken – Netflix Original Documentary
From the creators of the critically-acclaimed series Rotten and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Netflix’s new investigative documentary series Broken exposes the unknown fraud, corruption and negligence behind some of the world’s most popular merchandise. Launching just days before Black Friday — the biggest shopping event of the year — Broken takes on four big consumer arenas including cosmetics, e-cigarettes, furniture and plastics.
28 November 2019
Merry Happy Whatever – Netflix Original Series
A strong-willed dad navigates the stress of the holiday season when his daughter brings her new boyfriend home for Christmas. Starring Dennis Quaid.
Mytho – Netflix Original Series
When Elvira begins to suspect her husband is having an affair, she pretends to be gravely ill — a small white lie that brings huge consequences.
Holiday Rush – Netflix Original Film
Popular New York radio DJ Rush Williams (Romany Malco) has been spoiling his four children since they lost their mom. Unfortunately, the kids share their pricey Christmas lists right when he loses his job. To keep Rush on the air, his producer Roxy Richardson (Sonequa Martin-Green) and his Aunt Jo (Darlene Love) plan to help him buy another station — if the Williams family can downsize fast and embrace a simpler life. In this heartwarming film, a loving father reconnects with his children and opens his heart to love when they all learn that true joy comes from not what you have but who you have around you.
John Crist: I Ain’t Prayin For That – Netflix Original Comedy Special
Get ready for the divine comedy special of the year as the country turns its eyes upon John Crist with I Ain’t Prayin’ For That. The son of a pastor and one of 8 homeschooled children, Crist evaluates the weakness of millennial culture, how to be a “good” Christian, dating in the modern era and more. Filmed while on his Human Being Tour at the Lyric Theatre in Birmingham, John Crist: I Ain’t Prayin’ For That launches globally on Netflix on November 28, 2019.
29 November 2019
Sugar Rush Christmas – Netflix Original Series
It’s everything you love about “Sugar Rush” — with a holly jolly holiday twist — in this Christmas-themed spin on competitive baking.
The Movies That Made Us – Netflix Original Series
Get the real story behind the blockbusters that defined a generation. Actors, directors and industry insiders lead the way on essential deep dives.
Arctic Dogs – Netflix Original Film
An arctic fox dreams of becoming a delivery dog and won’t take no for an answer. Now he’s leading the charge to stop an evil walrus’s wicked plan.
Atlantics – Netflix Original Film
In a suburb of Dakar, 17-year-old Ada falls in love with young construction worker Souleiman, who returns to the neighborhood after disappearing at sea.
I Lost My Body – Netflix Original Film
In a Parisian laboratory, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body in this Cannes Critics’ Week selection. During a hair-raising escapade across the city, the extremity fends off pigeons and rats alike to reunite with pizza boy Naoufel. Its memories of Naoufel and his love for librarian Gabrielle may provide answers about what caused the hand’s separation, and a poetic backdrop for a possible reunion between the three. Based on the novel “Happy Hand” by Academy Award nominee Guillaume Laurant (Amelie).
Girls Trip – 11/2/2019
The Emoji Movie – 11/22/2019
Happy Death Day – 11/22/2019
The 100: Season 5 – 11/1/2019
Revolutionary Road – 11/1/2019
Last Updated: October 31, 2019