It's November, which means hibernation time is just around the corner -- if you're a bear. Since you're not, put on some warm socks, grab a blanket, a hot chocolate and enjoy a variety of movies and series on Netflix -- whether you're an action lover or a die-hard Will Smith fan, there's something for every movie lover.
A new Netflix original that many are looking forward to binge-watching is Marvel's The Punisher (Nov. 17). If you have been following other Marvel television series on Netflix, then this is the next show you're going to want to watch. It follows former Marine Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) as he seeks out New York's most dangerous criminals.
Adrenaline junkies will enjoy watching the remake of the 1991 film Point Break (Nov. 15), which follows FBI agent Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey) as he infiltrates a team of thrill-seeking elite athletes suspected of committing a series of crimes.
Not to be missed is the hilarious film Office Christmas Party (Nov. 1), starring Jason Bateman, Kate McKinnon and Jennifer Aniston. As the title suggests, it's the office Christmas party you'll probably never have. Hopefully. Another one that offers chuckles is the comedy The Dilemma (Nov. 23), about a man who discovers his best friend's wife is having an affair and he doesn't know how to tell him.
Oh, for the love of drama! Netflix original Riverdale, which follows Archie and his friends, returns every week for more drama and mystery as the second season continues. If you're a Gossip Girl fan, then the modern reboot of the 1980s primetime soap opera Dynasty (weekly) might just have the drama you’re craving. It follows two wealthy families in America and how they leverage control over the lives of their children.
A movie that has all the ingredients of an entertaining high school drama is The DUFF (Nov. 1), starring Robbie Amell, Mae Whitman and Bella Thorne. When a high school senior learns she is labeled the DUFF (designated ugly fat friend) by her prettier friends, she makes a plan to turn her social status around by overthrowing the most popular girl in school. As previously mentioned: drama galore. We know you secretly want to, so let this film be your guilty pleasure this month.
Based on the novel by Hillary Jordan, Mudbound (Nov. 17) follows Jamie McAllan (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell) as they leave their farming homes in Mississippi to fight in WWII. When they return, they struggle to return to civilian life as farmers as they deal with the rampant racism in the South.
Based on Canadian author Margaret Atwood's bestselling book, Alias Grace: Season 1 (Nov. 3) follows servant Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon) who goes on the run after she is implicated in the murder of her boss (Paul Gross) and his mistress Nancy (Anna Paquin). With all the buzz this series is getting, you bet we'll be watching it.
We highly recommend Oscar-winning Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Nov. 1), which should also be on your list to watch this month. Michael Keaton gives quite the performance in his role as movie star Riggan Thomson.
Love, Will Smith
There's a wide selection of Will Smith movies that you can watch with your squad starting November 1. The ultimate slumber party film Hitch is without a doubt our favorite pick. Then there's the superhero flick Hancock, which is a must-watch.
For some laughs, we suggest doing a marathon of Bad Boys and Bad Boys II, both of which reunite dynamic duo Martin Lawrence and Will. Or you can opt for some sci-fi charm with Men in Black and Men in Black II as Will teams up with Tommy Lee Jones. A heartfelt drama that's sure to melt the coldest of hearts is The Pursuit of Happiness, which also stars Will's son Jaden.
There you have it, folks. Be sure to check out our What's New on Netflix in November photo gallery! ~Marriska Fernandes
Here is a complete list of titles releasing on Netflix in November.
21 Thunder - Season 1
A Cure for Wellness
A United Kingdom
A Walk in the Woods
Bad Boys II
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Brojects - Season 3
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Frank & Lola
Greenleaf - Season 2
I Am Bolt
In a Valley of Violence
In the Heart of the Sea
Men in Black
Men in Black II
Office Christmas Party
Rebel Without a Kitchen - Season 2
Romeo is Bleeding
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Stranger - Season 1
The Doors: When You're Strange
The Pursuit of Happyness
The Shawshank Redemption
Under Arrest - Season 7
Where the Day Takes You
Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight
Dynasty - Season 1 - Netflix Original - New Episodes Weekly
Chelsea - Season 2 - Netflix Original - New Episodes Weekly
The Big Family Cooking Showdown - Season 1 - Netflix Original
It's Not Yet Dark
Fate/Apocrypa: Part 1 - Netflix Original
Project Mc2: Part 6 - Netflix Original
Cowboys & Aliens
Jetsons: The Movie
Riverdale - Season 1 - Netflix Original - New Episodes Weekly
Blazing Transfer Students - Season 1 - Netflix Original
Dinotrux Supercharged - Season 1 - Netflix Original
Glitter Force Doki Doki - Season 2 - Netflix Original
Lady Dynamite - Season 2 - Netflix Original
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir - Season 1
Mea Culpa - Netflix Original
Scandal - Season 7 - New Episodes Weekly
The Killer (O Matador) - Netflix Film
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary
DeRay Davis: How To Act Black - Netflix Original
Mariah Carey's Merriest Christmas
Star - Season 2 - New Episodes Weekly
The Case for Christ
A Christmas Prince - Netflix Film
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony
Clifton - Netflix Original
Longmire - Final Season - Netflix Original
Luna Petunia - Season 3 - Netflix Original
Marvel’s The Punisher - Netflix Original
Mudbound - Netflix Film
Shot in the Dark - Season 1 - Netflix Original
Spirit: Riding Free - Season 3 - Netflix Original
Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters - Season 1 - Netflix Original
Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers - Netflix Original
Saving Capitalism - Netflix Original
Godless - Netflix Original
Field of Dreams
Religion of Sports - Season 1
She's Gotta Have It - Season 1 - Netflix Original
Cuba and the Cameraman - Netflix Original
The Girl from the Song
The Many Faces of Ito - Season 1 - Netflix Original
Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: USA - Season 1 - Netflix Original
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic - Season 7
Glitch - Season 2 - Netflix Original
Good Morning Call - Season 2 - Netflix Original
Prison Playbook - Season 1 - Netflix Original
State of Play
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Killing - Season 3
The Returned - Season 1
The Sixth Sense
Mission: Impossible 5
The Seven Five
Bridge of Spies
Magic Mike XXL