From feel-good rom-coms to historical biopics and hard-hitting political thrillers, Netflix’s November line-up might well be its best yet. In particular, we’re getting excited for the return of Sassy faves “Queer Eye” and “The Crown”, as well as the first of this year’s Christmas movies. What better excuse to embrace JOMO (joy of missing out) and indulge in a weekend duvet day? Happy binging!
Based on the acclaimed Broadway play of the same name, “American Son” follows the gripping tale of an estranged interracial couple as they desperately try to figure out what has happened to their missing teenage son. Featuring a star turn from Emmy-nominee Kerry Washington, “American Son” offers an interesting insight into systemic unconscious bias, as well as the difficulties of raising a mixed-race child in modern America. Overall, it’s a thought-provoking take on the topical issue of societal race dynamics.
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A year after the devastating Camp Fire tragedy in Paradise, California, this documentary short takes an in-depth look at the course and consequences of one of the deadliest fires in US history. Featuring personal interviews and first-hand video footage from survivors and emergency responders, it’s a sobering reminder of the devastating impact of climate change today.
Head here for the trailer.
We’re big believers in the feel-good effects of an uplifting rom-com, and with the release of Netflix original “Holiday in the Wild” this month, it seems the streaming giant is in strong agreement. Starring Kristin Davis and Rob Lowe, “Holiday in the Wild” takes us on a romantic African safari adventure, complete with baby elephants! The story begins when Manhattanite Kate Conrad is jilted by her husband on the eve of their second honeymoon. Deciding to travel alone to Africa anyway, she proceeds to meet pilot Derek Holliston. Far from the modern luxuries of home, Kate thrives amidst majestic animals and scenery. Will her love for her new surroundings extend to the man who shared her journey? Tune in to find out.
Catch the trailer here.
The Fab Five are back and, this time, they’re going global! For the latest season of “Queer Eye”, Antoni, Bobby, JVN, Karamo and Tan are bringing their makeover expertise to Tokyo, Japan. Enlisting the help of American-Japanese model Kiko Mizuhara, the boys will work their magic on four Japanese men and women, all whilst exploring the country’s rich culture and cuisine. Yas queen!
Watch the trailer here!
Combining drama, history and Hollywood star power, the much-anticipated Henry V biopic, “The King”, finally makes its way to Netflix this month. Hollywood favourite Timothée Chalamet takes on the role of Hal, wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne. Having turned his back on royal life to live among the people, everything changes after the sudden death of his tyrannical father. Now, the young king must navigate the palace politics, chaos and war his father left behind, as well as the emotional strings of his past life. A must-watch for history buffs and film addicts alike!
Head here for a sneak peek.
Airs on: Tuesday, 5 November
Promising a healthy dose of teenage angst, alongside lashings of dark comedy, “The End of the F***ing World” returns for a second series. Picking up 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.
Watch the trailer now.
Airs on: Friday, 8 November
Proving Christmas is well and truly on its way, Netflix’s first holiday movie of the year is here! Based on the young adult novel of the same name, “Let It Snow” weaves together three narratives of teen love and friendship amidst the backdrop of a Christmas Eve snowstorm. Think of it as “Love Actually” with a Gen Z twist.
Check out the trailer here.
Airs on: Sunday, 17 November
With a brand new cast (starring Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter) and a brand new era to explore, “The Crown’s” third season is living proof that good things come to those who wait. This time, we’re in the Swinging Sixties where economic troubles and fierce nationalism are rife. How will Queen Elizabeth cope with a rapidly changing Britain? And what effect will this have on her family as they continue to struggle against the needs of the monarchy and the wants of their fracturing personal lives?
Watch the trailer here.
Airs on: Thursday, 21 November
After a sorceress transports medieval knight Sir Cole to present-day Ohio during the holiday season, it’s up to Brooke, a clever and kind science teacher disillusioned with love, to help him find a way home. Expect cheese by the bucketload in this festive charmer starring Vanessa Hudgens. But hey, isn’t that what Christmas is all about?
Airs on: Wednesday, 27 November
Offering a little respite from the saccharine fluff of holiday season, “The Irishman” is an epic Scorsese saga centred upon organised crime in post-war America. Spanning decades, the film chronicles the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa (one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history), as told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran. Starring film legends Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, it’s not to be missed!
Head here to watch the trailer.