Can you believe it's already November? The days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting colder, which means it's the perfect time to cozy up and explore the latest and greatest in the world of streaming. As the holiday season approaches, streaming platforms are unwrapping their own gifts for us - a slew of exciting new content to keep us entertained. So, grab your favorite blanket, make yourself a hot cup of cocoa, and let's dive into the November streaming wonderland!
What’s Streaming on Netflix?
- Locked In (Nov. 1): In the haunting corridors of a hospital, a compassionate nurse delves deep to uncover the truth behind a patient's mysterious injuries. This psychological thriller unravels a chilling tale of infidelity, betrayal, and murder. As the nurse probes into her patient Katherine's past, flashbacks reveal a bitter rivalry between a tormented newlywed named Lina and her menacing mother-in-law, Katherine. But who truly is the victim in this twisted game?
- Wingwomen (Nov. 1): Fans of Ocean's Eight and Now You See Me rejoice! This new French comedic comedy is made for viewers like you. In the vibrant streets of Paris, two long-time friends and partners in crime plan one last heist before hanging up their gloves. But stealing from the Louvre proves more challenging than anticipated. They recruit another team member, a stunt motorcyclist with a penchant for tranquilizer darts, to join their crew. As their plan unfolds, they find themselves in a showdown with the French Special Forces, leading to unexpected alliances and betrayals.
- All the Light We Cannot See (Nov. 2): Based on Anthony Doerr's novel, this is a tale woven from threads of history and hope. Blind French girl Marie-Laure and her father, Daniel, flee Nazi-occupied Paris with a coveted diamond. As they seek refuge in St. Malo with a secretive uncle broadcasting for the resistance, their paths cross with Werner, a young German soldier. Tasked with finding illegal broadcasts, Werner finds himself drawn to Marie-Laure, sharing a bond that challenges the darkness of war and speaks to the enduring light of human connection.
- Nyad (Nov. 3): Annette Bening takes on the role of Diana Nyad, a woman with an unyielding spirit and a dream to swim from Cuba to Florida across 103 treacherous miles of shark-infested waters. This isn't just a tale of physical endurance but also of emotional resilience, as Diana's support team, including her best friend and personal trainer Bonnie Stoll (played by the ever-talented Jodie Foster), grapples with her intense determination and sometimes abrasive nature. This sports biopic seamlessly blends documentary footage with its narrative, creating a raw and authentic portrayal of Diana's journey.
- Sly (Nov. 3): Step into the ring with Sylvester Stallone in this new candid documentary. This biographical film chronicles Stallone's ascent from his humble beginnings in Hell's Kitchen to his iconic role as Rocky Balboa and beyond. As the documentary delves into Stallone's life, it reveals his early struggles in acting, his relationship with movies as an escape, and his admiration for classic cinematic heroism. It's sure to be a knockout!
- The Killer (Nov. 10): Fans of Se7en and Zodiac will fall for this new thriller by David Fincher and starring Michael Fassbender. Fassbender takes on the role of a cold-blooded assassin undergoing a psychological crisis. As he meticulously plans his hits, he starts to feel the weight of his actions, questioning his sanity in a world devoid of moral clarity.
- The Crown S6P1 (Nov. 16): Return to England for the final season of The Crown. Venture into the tumultuous times of the British monarchy during the late 1990s and early 2000s and the royal stories that we've come to know. Showrunners have stated that Part 1 will focus on Princess Diana's final days and the after-effects on Princes William and Harry. And do we see a little spark between William and Kate? Only time will tell.
- Best. Christmas. Ever! (Nov. 16): If you've been looking for a new holiday movie that will give you all the The Holiday and Love Actually feels, this is it! Brandy Norwood and Heather Graham star as two women with a complicated past. Every Christmas, Jackie sends out a holiday newsletter that makes her old college friend Charlotte feel inferior. But when a twist of fate lands Charlotte at Jackie's home just days before the holiday, she's determined to prove that Jackie's life isn't as perfect as it seems. As the two confront their differences, they might just discover the true spirit of the season.
- A Family Affair (Nov. 17): Joey King's world turns upside down when she accidentally discovers her mother (Nicole Kidman) in a compromising situation with her former boss (Zac Efron). As the layers of this unexpected relationship unfold, the film delves into the complexities of family dynamics, past entanglements, and the humorous challenges of dealing with unexpected revelations. And with that cast, how can you possibly go wrong?!
- Rustin (Nov. 17): Unveiling the life of Bayard Rustin, the unsung strategist behind pivotal moments in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. Orchestrating the 1963 March on Washington, his contributions were often overshadowed due to his open sexuality. This narrative delves deep into his relentless fight for justice, blending his civil rights activism with his passionate advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights during a time of widespread prejudice.
- Leo (Nov. 21): In a world where the classroom's terrarium is the entire universe, Leo (voice by Adam Sandler), a 74-year-old lizard, yearns for more. Having spent decades observing the lives of fifth-grade students, he's ready to break free and experience life beyond the glass. But when he finally musters the courage to escape, he finds himself not in the great outdoors, but in the midst of the students' personal dramas and a particularly nasty substitute teacher. As Leo navigates this new world, he discovers that sometimes the biggest adventures can be found in the most unexpected places.
- A Nearly Normal Family (Nov. 24): In this Swedish crime drama based on the book by Mattias Edvardsson, everything is not as it seems. The Sandell family, living a seemingly perfect life in a polished residential suburb outside of Lund, faces a shocking turn of events when their 19-year-old daughter, Stella, is accused of murder. As the truth unfolds, her parents grapple with the realization that they might not truly know their daughter, or even each other, as well as they thought.
- Obliterated S1 (Nov. 30): This high-octane action-comedy tells the story of an elite special forces team who thwarts a deadly threat to Las Vegas. But after their celebratory party, filled with all kinds of nonsense, the team discovers that the bomb they deactivated was a fake. The now intoxicated team has to fight through their impairments, overcome their personal issues, find the real bomb, and save the world.
- Family Switch (Nov. 30): If you likes Freaky Friday or 13 Going on 30, you're going ot want to add this one to your radar ASAP. In a hilarious twist of fate, a mom and dad (Jennifer Garner and Ed Helms) find themselves in the bodies of their teenage children and vice versa! Thrust into a whirlwind of comedic chaos, they try to navigate their new lives while figuring out how to switch back. From parenting mishaps to workplace blunders, this uproarious journey will have you laughing out loud as they discover the challenges and joys of walking a mile in someone else's life.
What’s Streaming on Paramount+?
- Lawmen: Bass Reeves S1 (Nov. 5): Saddle up and journey back to the days when the West was truly wild! Meet Bass Reeves, the first Black U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi. His badge wasn't just a piece of metal; it was a symbol of justice in a time and place where law and order were often decided by the quickest draw. If you're a fan of Yellowstone, then this western drama starring David Oyelowo and Dennis Quaid is for you!
- Colin from Accounts S1 (Nov. 9): Meet Ashley and Gordon, two souls navigating the complexities of life, love, and everything in between. Their paths unexpectedly cross, not over a romantic dinner or a chance meeting at a coffee shop, but rather a car accident and an injured dog. It's not the most conventional start to a love story, but it's their story. As these two flawed yet endearing individuals come together, they make the brave choice to be vulnerable, to show their true selves, and to face life's challenges hand in hand.
- The Curse S1 (Nov. 10): Behind the scenes of a seemingly typical home makeover show, a web of secrets and a mysterious force threatens to disrupt everything. As the hosts navigate both personal and professional challenges, they're confronted by supernatural elements that add an unexpected twist to their televised journey. From the creative minds of Nathan Fielder and the Safdie brothers and starring Emma Stone, this series offers a unique blend of dark humor and suspenseful intrigue.
- Good Burger 2 (Nov. 22): Welcome back to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger! Can we take your order? Dive into the zany world of fast food once again as our favorite duo faces new challenges, wacky customers, and even wilder burger concoctions. When a new rival burger joint threatens to take over, it's up to Ed and Dexter to save the day. With their signature humor, unforgettable catchphrases, and a whole lot of burger-flipping action, this sequel promises to be a deliciously fun ride!
What’s Streaming on Hulu?
- Black Cake S1 (Nov. 1): If you loved The Secret Life of Bees or Joy Luck Club, then this adaptation of Charmaine Wilkerson's novel might be right up your alley! When Eleanor Bennett succumbs to cancer, she leaves behind more than just memories. Entrusted to her children is a flash drive, a digital key to untold stories of her migration from the Caribbean to America. As they delve into these tales, they're confronted with revelations that shake the very foundation of their family's history, challenging everything they believed about their lineage.
- Quiz Lady (Nov. 3): If you missed the witty banter of Christina Yang, then you'll be happy to see that Sandra Oh is back and funnier than ever in this buddy comedy! Awkwafina and Sandra Oh dazzle as estranged sisters with a mission. When their mother's gambling debts spiral out of control, the duo hatches a plan: turn Anne, a lifelong quiz show enthusiast, into a game show champion. As they navigate madcap adventures, the sisters also grapple with past traumas and misunderstandings.
- The Lady Bird Diaries (Nov. 13): A groundbreaking documentary film that uses Lady Bird’s audio diaries to tell the story of one of the most influential and least understood First Ladies in history.
- A Murder at the End of the World (Nov. 14): A Murder at the End of the World is a mystery series featuring a Gen Z amateur sleuth and tech-savvy hacker “Darby Hart.” A reclusive billionaire invites Darby and eight other guests to participate in a retreat at a remote location. When one of the other guests is found dead, Darby must use her skills to prove it was murder before the killer takes another life.
What’s Streaming on Other Platforms?
- Fingernails (Nov. 3) - Streaming on Apple TV+: In a dystopian near future, love is put to the ultimate test. In a world where compatibility is determined scientifically, couples have their affection measured by pulling a fingernail and testing it in a machine to see if their love is genuine. But when Anna goes to work at the Love Institute, her belief that she's found her soul mate is tested when she finds herself falling for someone else. Could the science be wrong? Could you have more than one true love?
- The Buccaneers S1 (Nov. 8) - Streaming on Apple TV+: In this lavish period drama (ideal for fans looking to fill the holes left by Bridgerton or Downton Abbey), a group of spirited young American women make waves when they burst onto the traditional London scene of the 1870s. These fun-loving ladies aren't just in town for tea and crumpets. They're here to shake up the tightly corseted London season, causing quite the Anglo-American culture clash. Sent by their affluent families to secure husbands and titles, these women, dubbed the 'Buccaneers,’ soon find their hearts set on grander adventures.
- The Santa Clauses S2 (Nov. 8) - Streaming on Disney+: The Calvin family is back at the North Pole, as Scott Calvin continues his role as Santa Claus after his retirement plans were thwarted when he failed to find a successor; now that Christmas has been saved, Scott focuses on training his son Cal.
- Julia S2 (Nov. 16) - Streaming on MAX: Give us all the Emily in Paris meets Marvelous Mrs. Maisel vibes; Julia Child is off to France! As season two unfolds, Julia grapples with her burgeoning fame and celebrity. The season takes viewers to the picturesque locales of the French Riviera and Paris, blending the series' signature humor with profound insights into the challenges faced by a woman in the ‘50s and ’60s, especially one embarking on a second act in life.
- Dashing Through the Snow (Nov. 17) - Streaming on Disney+: Jingle those bells and hold onto your Santa hats! Eddie Garrick's ho-hum Christmas Eve at work with his daughter, Charlotte, is about to get a sprinkle of holiday magic. Enter Nick, a mysterious stranger with a twinkle in his eye. As snowflakes dance and reindeer prance, Eddie and Charlotte are whisked into a yuletide adventure that promises to rekindle their festive spirit and make this a Christmas to remember! Ludacris stars in this festive film for Elf and Jingle All The Way fans.
- The Artful Dodger S1 (Nov. 29) - Streaming on Disney+: Step into the sunburned landscapes of 1850s Australia, where the legendary Artful Dodger has traded London's grimy alleys for a new life. But don't be fooled by his surgeon's scalpel; Dickens' famed pickpocket still has a taste for mischief and mayhem. As he stitches by day and schemes by night, Dodger's dual life promises a whirlwind of adventure where danger and deception lurk around every corner.
And that's a wrap on our November streaming adventure! As we bid farewell to another month filled with captivating stories and unforgettable moments, we can't help but feel grateful for the magic of streaming. It's like having a world of entertainment at our fingertips, ready to whisk us away on thrilling journeys or offer comforting stories during chilly nights. Whether you're planning cozy movie nights with loved ones or sneaking in a solo binge-watching session, streaming platforms have once again delivered an array of choices. And if your streaming session could use an upgrade, we’ve got the televisions and audio systems for the perfect home set-up!