From imaginative adaptations to intimate documentaries, November’s brilliant array of screen entertainment offers a bit of everything. First man: Wednesday. The latest adaptation of The Addams Family centers on Wednesday Addams – the deadly daughter of the wacky clan with a penchant for all things morbid and macabre. Underpinned by director Tim Burton’s distinct gothic fantasy signature, the series stars Jenna Ortega as a darkly funny middle school Wednesday. Here she is met with a whole new world of bizarre adventures at Nevermore Academy, a school for outcasts of all kinds.
Next on our list is the return off The crown. The fifth season of the award-winning royal giant chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II, taking us into the 90s, a contentious period full of conflict and controversy. Imelda Staunton takes on the role of the Queen, while Elizabeth Debicki stands out for her extraordinary performance as Princess Diana. As the real British monarchy finds itself in a new era, all eyes are on it The crown to see where the show goes.
For other options to consider, Selena Gomez’s highly anticipated documentary, Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me, offers an in-depth look at the actress and singer’s struggles with mental health. But if it’s a gripping thriller or mystery you’re after, check it out Some or 1899. The former is a Korean thriller that explores the sinister – and potentially fatal – side of dating apps, while the latter, created by the filmmakers behind Netflix’s Darkis a thought-provoking mystery that takes place aboard an immigrant ship.
Below, you’ll find our complete collection of shows to watch this month – all available on popular streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney+ and Apple TV+.
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From the minds behind the groundbreaking science fiction Netflix series, Dark, comes a new mystery-horror series of epic proportions. The year is 1899, and a group of hopeful European immigrants set sail for New York in search of new opportunities. But when they encounter an unexpected migrant ship along the way, bizarre events begin and a terrifying mystery unfolds out on the open sea.
See 1899 on Netflix from 17 November.
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IN Causeway, Jennifer Lawrence delivers a powerful performance as Lynsey, a soldier who comes home with a traumatic brain injury after an explosion. Her recovery is slow and difficult, but adjusting to life at home is even more difficult. She meets James Aucoin (Brian Tyree Henry), who works in the town’s workshop, and in him she finds a friend she can rely on for comfort and solace. At once devastating and uplifting, this film explores what it means to accept the past and move on – with a deep friendship at the heart of it all.
See Causeway on Apple TV+ now.
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The Crown season 5
The crown is back for its fifth season, taking us into the lives of the British monarchy in the early 1990s – a time when the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was rapidly falling apart. In a long-awaited transition of the famous cast, Imelda Staunton succeeds Olivia Colman in the role of Queen Elizabeth II, and Elizabeth Debicki plays Princess Diana with an uncanny resemblance. And of course, the iconic revenge dress – worn by Princess Diana on the same day Prince Charles admitted infidelity on national TV – also makes an appearance.
See The Crown season 5 on Netflix from 9 November.
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Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me
As an actress, singer, producer, entrepreneur and activist, there is no doubt that Selena Gomez is one of the biggest and most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. In recent years, she has opened up about the toll that fame has taken on her, and now she talks with astonishing vulnerability about her hard-fought journey with her own mental well-being. From her two-year hiatus from touring to the physical and mental health crises she faced, Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me offers a raw and intimate look at the last six years of Gomez’s life.
See Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me on Apple TV+ now.
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Delving into the dark side of dating apps, this exciting thriller follows Sum (Kang Hae-Lim), a software developer who doesn’t quite fit in with the people around her. When the dating platform she creates is used by a serial killer to hunt down his targets, she is inevitably drawn into a whirlwind of romance and murder. All the while, a blossoming relationship with mysterious architectural designer Yun-oh (Kim Young-Kwang) comes filled with secrets.
See Some on Netflix from 18 November.
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15 years after the universally beloved Enchanted was first released, the original cast reunites for a delightful sequel that promises to be just as magical as the first. As Giselle (Amy Adams) becomes disillusioned with life in the city, the family decides to move to the sleepy suburban town of Monroeville. But what they find there is not a fairytale happy ending either. With a whole new set of rules and a local queen bee to appease, Giselle must figure out how to achieve her happily ever after without jeopardizing her family’s happiness.
See Disenchanted on Disney+ from 18 November.
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There have been many adaptations of the quirky Addams Family over the years, but none, perhaps, as highly anticipated as Netflix’s upcoming rendition. Directed by Tim Burton, the series stars Jenna Ortega as the lovable deadpan Wednesday Addams in her high school years at Nevermore Academy. With Christina Ricci – who herself played Wednesday in the 1991 Addams Family film we’re most familiar with – also set to appear, you can look forward to a darkly funny tale filled with sad hijinks.
See Wednesday on Netflix from 23 November.