Five new Netflix movies to watch in November

As we enter into Novemberrrrr … with temps dipping into the 30s (Fahrenheit), I know I’m looking forward to staying in more until the rest of the year. Thankfully streaming services have a ton of new content… I know I’m anticipating WHEEL OF TIME series that’ll hit Amazon Prime on Nov. 19. Well, with Netflix, there’s never a shortage of content that sometimes it actually takes time to figure out just what to watch. So here are five movies I’m looking forward to this month (you’re welcome!) 😀

The Harder They Fall

Nov 3 (tonight!)

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When an outlaw discovers his enemy is being released from prison, he reunites his gang to seek revenge in this Western.

I’ve been wanting to blog about this but somehow I thought it’s coming out later this year. Well, it’s out tonight, and I can’t wait to watch! I’m not the biggest Western fan but with Idris Elba as a cowboy? Heck yeah!! He obviously can rock a Cowboy get-up, as he’s the only redeeming factor of The Dark Tower, ahah.

The ensemble cast here is amazing: Regina King, LaKeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo, Zazie Beetz, Jonathan Majors, love it! The trailer promises something cool and stylish unconventional Western.

Passing

November 10

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“Passing” follows the unexpected reunion of two high school friends, whose renewed acquaintance ignites a mutual obsession that threatens both of their carefully constructed realities.

I’ve been wanting to see this Rebecca Hall‘s directorial debut for some time as I read that she was inspired by her own family history. The term “passing” refers to the practice of members of minority or oppressed races, religions, ethnic groups, etc., pretending to be white (or otherwise members of the majority culture) to escape prejudice. Hall’s own mother, opera singer Maria Ewing and grandfather who were both biracial and had ‘passed’ themselves off as white so she wanted to explore that history that she never really had access to. I LOVE this evocative trailer and anything with Tessa Thompson is great in my book!

Red Notice

November 12

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An Interpol agent tracks the world’s most wanted art thief.

Ok I have to admit there’s really not much to recommend this one other than to just ‘check one’s brain at the door’ and enjoy the ride! None of these actors are known for their dramatic acting skills but they are fun to watch. I read on IMDb Trivia that Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot are each getting $20 million payday for their roles, dayum!! With a $200 million budget, it’s apparently Netflix’s biggest budget yet for a feature film. Man, frivolous fun sure is expensive, no wonder Reynolds can happily retire after this1

tick, tick…BOOM!

November 19

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On the cusp of his 30th birthday, a promising young theater composer navigates love, friendship and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City.

Lin Manuel Miranda is one busy guy and he continues to stretch his creative muscles. This amusingly-titled movie is his directorial debut which stars another Tony award winner, Andrew Garfield. I love that Garfield has grown to be even more of a versatile actor since I first saw him in Boy A in 2007. I remember seeing him up close at Comic-Con back in 2011 when he introduced himself as Spider-man, standing mere inches from me. He’s obviously SO much more than a pretty face. As for the subject matter, I wasn’t too fond of RENT when I saw it on stage years ago, so I’m mostly curious to see the film for Garfield’s performance.

Bruised

November 24

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A disgraced MMA fighter finds redemption in the cage and the courage to face her demons when the son she had given up as an infant unexpectedly reenters her life.

Speaking of Ryan Reynolds, well I read on IMDb that his wife Blake Lively was going to star in it under Nick Cassavetes’ direction. I haven’t seen anything with Halle Berry as the lead in ages, I think the last movie I saw her in was John Wick 3. This one is also happens to be her directorial debut. Apparently Berry is a huge UFC fan and two of the actors in this film are actually real MMA fighters!


What do you think of this Novemner lineup? Which one are you looking forward to the most?

13 thoughts on “Five new Netflix movies to watch in November

  1. I can’t wait to watch The Harder They Fall, looks like it’s a throwback to spaghetti western of the 60s and 70s. I’ve erased The Dark Tower film from my mind, that was an atrocious film.

    I’ll probably watch Red Notice too but it seems they spent too much money on the stars and left not much left for the visual effects and production design. The movie looks like it’s a made for TV movie production. Ha ha!

    1. I was hoping to watch The Harder They Fall but for sure I’ll watch it Friday night. Ahahaha I barely remember anything from Dark Tower apart from Idris Elba’s cowboy getup 😀

      Red Notice looks like silly escapism action flick, much like Fast & Furious, so yeah I’m up for that.

  2. Passing is the one film I want to see the most. I am intrigued for tick… tick… BOOM! and Bruised. I might check out The Harder They Fall as I’m a sucker for westerns. Red Notice… I don’t think so. I’m sick of the Crock. He’s a gullible bitch and is arms are too short to go into a fight with God.

    1. Ahahaha, are you referring to Dwayne Johnson? Well yeah, he pretty much just plays the same character.

      I’ll be watching The Harder They Fall tomorrow night, can’t wait!!

      1. Yes. And “arms too short to go into a fight with God” reference is what CM Punk told him before their match at the 2013 Royal Rumble. Punk lost the match but… he definitely exposed Dwayne for being absolutely gassed and not able to catch up nor really do anything against Punk.

        Yet, I should digress considering that Punk just returned to wrestling after a 7-year break though he’s managed to shake off some ring rust as he’s wrestling different opponents.

        1. Thanks for explaining the references as I’m not into wrestling at all. I am surprised Dwayne was still wrestling back in 2013, I though he had abandoned that sport years ago since he’s become a full time actor.

          1. Well, there have been rumors about him doing WrestleMania next year to fight his cousin Roman Reigns in the main event but his schedule is just too busy. He returned to wrestling in 2011 and did a match or 2 each year but after WrestleMania 29 in that horrible main event in a rematch of “once in a lifetime” against John Cena. He got gassed and tore his biceps and such. He didn’t wrestle until 3 years later in a stupid 3-second squash match against Erick Rowan after telling fans at Cowboy Stadium that they broke the all-time attendance record at 101,000 (which was bullshit). Wrestling fans are resentful at him for not just cow-towing to a company that gave him so much but took away deserved spots from others at a time when the spotlight should’ve been on them. Plus, there’s a lot of wrestling fans that hate WWE for their business practices, their association with Saudi Arabia, and just a couple of days ago. Announcing that they’ve made a shitload of money in profits and then releasing 16 performers in the process plus the Rock’s no-talent and dangerous cousin and a vapid model who only returned to revive her reality TV career.

  3. Thanks for this list, Ruth.

    All of these sound quite interesting, and for varying reasons.
    – I’m not a big Halle Berry fan but it sounds like Bruised was a passion project for her so perhaps I’ll enjoy it more than some of her other works
    tick, tick… BOOM! = I can’t remember the last time I saw Andrew Garfield in something!
    Red Notice = I have little interest in this but I know my fiancé will want to watch it so I’ll keep him company
    Passing = this sounds like another passion project close to undoubtedly not only Rebecca Hall’s heart, but Thompson and Negga’s too. I want to see this the most.
    The Harder They Fall = this looks like a lot of fun! I’m definitely getting Django Unchained vibes from the trailer.

    PS. I’m very excited about Wheel of Time coming onto Prime too. It’s completely my type of show so I have high hopes!

    1. Hey Claire! Glad you’re also anticipating Wheel of Time. They’re doing press-screenings across the country but I’m bummed Minneapolis is not included :\

      Passing is definitely a passion project that I can’t wait to see. I’ve loved Rebecca Hall as a performer but this subject matter is also very intriguing and looks like I gotta bring tissues!

      I think Red Notice will just be a frivolous movie to pass the time… can’t believe the budget is so high, so I’m hoping there’s at least a decent story there too.

  4. Probably everything listed here I will watch except for Bruise. Not a Halle Berry or MMA fan so even though it might be a ‘passion project’ it’s not my passion so I will probably take a pass. Stay warm inside and have a good weekend.

    1. Hey Peggy! The weather is actually VERY nice this weekend, it went up to nearly 65 degrees today, lots of people were still dining on the patio 😀

      I hear ya about Bruised. If you’re not a fan of Berry nor the subject matter then it’s probably not for you. Passing is the one I’m looking forward to the most. I did see The Harder They Fall and quite enjoyed that!

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