There have been several high-profile releases on Netflix throughout November. The most notable addition was The killerDavid Fincher’s latest thriller starring Michael Fassbender as an assassin. The killer debuted at number one on Netflix’s weekly list of the service’s most popular films.
While The killer will be on Netflix for the foreseeable future, several films will leave the service at the end of the month. We’ve put together a list of five films coming out in late November that you should watch. Our recommendations include a sci-fi masterpiece, a hilarious coming-of-age comedy, and an adaptation of a famous Broadway play.
Find a director with a better CV in the 2010s than Denis Villeneuve. From 2010 to 2020, Villeneuve produced Fires, Prisoners, Enemy, Sicarius, ArrivalAnd Blade Runner 2049. One of these films, Arrivalis leaving Netflix at the end of the month. Arrival is a beautiful sci-fi drama with one of the best twists and turns of the last decade.
After 12 spaceships fly past various locations around the world, linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) and physicist Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) are hired by the U.S. Army to study the ship in Montana. Their main task is to establish communication with extraterrestrial beings and determine the purpose of their coming to Earth. Time is running out as other nations prepare to attack the aliens and start an unwinnable war.
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Super Bad (2007)
In the running for funniest comedy of the 21st century is Super bad. Written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Super bad follows Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Scott Pilgrim(Michael Cera), two high school students who have been inseparable since childhood. Before going to separate colleges, Seth and Evan want to do something memorable for the first and only time in their high school careers. The boys are determined to attend a house party and lose their virginity.
Seth and Evan try to find alcohol for the party, while their friend Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) spends the night with two cops (Rogen and Bill Hader). Super bad has several laugh out loud scenes, including the adult house party. For a raunchy R-rated comedy, Super bad is surprisingly sweet, thanks to its true depiction of friendship.
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You’ve heard the story of Peter Pan, but what happens when the leader of the Lost Boys finally grows up? In Steven Spielberg Hook, Peter Pan is now Peter Banning (Robin Williams), a workaholic lawyer married to Moira (Caroline Goodall), the granddaughter of Wendy Darling (Maggie Smith). Peter has forgotten Neverland and his relationship with his two children is strained as he prioritizes work over family.
One night, Peter’s children are kidnapped by Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) and taken to Neverland. With the help of Tinker Bell (Julia Roberts), Peter returns to Neverland, where he must face Captain Hook and the Lost Boys led by their new leader, Rufio (Dante Basco). To save his children, Peter must regain his imagination and give Captain Hook the fight of his life.
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Dear John (2010)
With Nicholas Sparks movies, make sure you have a box of tissues nearby. Dear John is no different, as the romantic drama centers on a soldier and his love for a young woman. In 2001, John Tyree (Magic Mike’s Last DanceChanning Tatum) is a young soldier who meets Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried). The two quickly fall in love and begin a relationship.
After the September 11 attacks, John re-enlisted in the army but remained in contact with Savannah by writing letters to each other. For a few years, John and Savannah go through the ups and downs of a long-distance relationship. Although predictable, Dear John has enough of an interesting story to make it one of the best romance movies on Netflix.
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Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by August Wilson, Fences focuses on the African American experience told through a family living in 1950s Pittsburgh. Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) is a garbage collector who lives with his wife, Rose Lee (Viola Davis), and son, Cory (Jovan Adepo).
Troy was a professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues, but never got his chance in the major leagues due to the color barrier. Due to his flaws as an athlete, Troy frequently fights with his son, who dreams of receiving a football scholarship. Every young actor should watch Fences to demonstrate the expertise of Washington and Davis. The duo’s argument in the courtyard is a veritable masterclass in theater.
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