Curious about what’s new on Netflix for November? We bring you the full details on all the best movies and shows that have been added to Netflix and are available now for your streaming pleasure!
New on Netflix: Action Movies
“Sabotage” (2014): Available for streaming November 19th, this action movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as John “Breacher” Wharton, the head of an elite squad of commando like DEA agents. Schwarzenegger plays the part of an anti-hero in this film, leading his group into the warehouse of a drug cartel where they steal the cartel’s money and hide it, with plans to come back for it later. One by one, members of the team begin to be killed and Wharton must find out who is behind the murders before he becomes the next victim. The reasons for Wharton’s actions become apparent close to the end of the movie. The film is violent and gritty and quite a bit darker than Schwarzenegger’s usual fare.
“Snowpiercer” (2013): This film is a South Korean English language action film that has a twist of science fiction and drama, starring Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, John Hurt and Ed Harris. In the movie, most of Earth’s population has been killed off in an Ice Age after a global warming experiment goes amiss. The survivors are confined to a massive train that spans the entire world. As time goes on, factions develop among the survivors and a class system develops on the various cars and the seeds of a rebellion that could lead to chaos and destruction form. Will the remains of humanity find peace and live or will the survivors wipe out the last of the human race in their struggle for power and freedom?
“Virunga” (2014): Filled with breathtaking scenery and poignant moments, this film documents the true story of a daring group of individuals who are fighting to save the planet’s few remaining mountain gorillas amid the Congo’s civil war.
“Louder Than Words” (2013): Starring David Duchovny, the film is based on the true account of one family’s struggle to come to terms with the death of their young daughter from rabies and their struggle to open a children’s hospital in honor of her memory. Despite the narrator telling you that the movie isn’t about sadness, this movie both uplifts and inspires one to tears, all at the same time. This drama takes a close look at the dynamics and relationships found within families. It is beautiful, poignant, moving and sentimental.
“Nebraska” (2013): Bruce Dern stars as a contrary Korean war vet that believes he’s won a million dollars in a sweepstakes. He begins a 900 mile journey on foot to collect his winnings in person, when his son steps in and embarks on a road trip with his father. The son is convinced that this trip to help his father will help the two of them to draw closer and form some sort of bond, but difficulties quickly ensue as his father is at first seen as a local hero and then attracts the attention of some individuals with nefarious intentions. The ending to this drama is a bit of a tearjerker as well, and perhaps the most redeeming quality of the film.
“War Story” (2014): Stars Catherine Keener as a war photographer struggling to deal with the aftermath of having been taken hostage in Libya. Ben Kingsley stars as her former lover and mentor who tries to help her come to grips with the events of the past, and the two find meaning in their lives as they work to help a young Tunisian immigrant escape to France.
“Ida” (2013): Available November 22, this Polish film has been nominated for an Academy Award and seven award nominations for the 27th Annual European Film Awards. Set in the 1960s the movie tells the story of a young woman preparing to take her vows and live her life as a nun. Ida is an orphan who has been raised by the church since infancy. Before she will be allowed to take her vows, she must first find her family and speak with them. Ida leaves and meets her only known family member, her Aunt Wanda, and together the two go on journey to discover what happened to their family. Along the way they uncover a family secret that involves WWII and Hitler’s mass genocide of the Jews. Will Ida return to the convent to take her vows or will she remain in the world at large after discovering her family’s secret? Watch the rest of the drama to find out, but be prepared to laugh and cry along the way.
“The One I Love” (2014): Ever wish you could see what your life and relationships would be like if you could be you, but only better? Starring Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss, this struggling couple gets just such a chance when they go away for a weekend together at a couple’s retreat only to be confronted with a couple that looks and acts exactly like they do – except they do everything better! What would you and your partner do if you were suddenly confronted by doubles who are just too perfect?
New on Netflix in November: TV Shows
Don’t forget to check out the latest seasons of your favorite TV shows! New on Netflix for November: Season 1 of Bali, Season 4 of Portlandia and Season 9 of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on November 1st. Followed up with Series 6 of Doc Martin on November 15th, Season 3 of Lilyhammer on November 21, Season 4 of Nikita on November 23rd, and Season 3 of Bomb Girls on November 26th.
Looking to get a head start on Christmas? Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (2013) and Small Town Santa (2013) both become available for streaming late in November and are certain to get viewers into the holiday spirit! As the season progresses, don’t forget to check for updated lists of Christmas movies streaming this season.
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