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Below, you’ll find the ten absolute best new movie options this month—according to me. The movies I like the most, plus the movies that have made the most buzz. Then, at the bottom of the article, you’ll find a full list of every new film available so far in November. Whether you’re looking for a captivating story, stunning visuals, or innovative storytelling, these movies are sure to impress.
The 10 Best New Movies on Netflix in November 2023
The awe-inspiring story of Diana Nyad comes alive in NYAD, directed by the acclaimed duo Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. Annette Bening stars as Diana Nyad, a world-class athlete turned journalist, who at 60, embarks on the monumental challenge of swimming from Cuba to Florida. Alongside her steadfast friend and coach Bonnie Stoll, portrayed by Jodie Foster, Diana’s journey is a compelling tale of resilience and determination. This narrative debut from the Oscar-winning documentary filmmakers is a tribute to the human spirit, capturing the grueling physical and emotional voyage of a woman pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
The Killer (2023)
A chilling narrative comes to life in The Killer—David Fincher’s first thriller in a number of years. Michael Fassbender’s portrayal of a detached assassin is both eerie and captivating, as he navigates a life shrouded in shadows and secrecy. This thriller, brimming with suspense, also features talented performances from Arliss Howard, Charles Parnell, and Tilda Swinton. Fincher’s direction ensures a gripping storyline that intertwines the killer’s professional precision with his unraveling sanity, delivering an absorbing and stylish cinematic experience.
The Mummy (2017)
This modern take on The Mummy franchise from director Alex Kurtzman offers a unique blend of horror and action. Starring Tom Cruise as Nick Morton, a soldier of fortune who unwittingly awakens an ancient and malevolent Egyptian princess, Ahmanet, portrayed with chilling grace by Sofia Boutella. The film is an adrenaline-fueled ride, featuring impressive action sequences and special effects that bring the undead to life in spectacular fashion. It’s ideal for viewers who enjoy dark fantasy and thrilling adventures. The movie also marks the beginning of Universal’s Dark Universe, promising a world of gods and monsters, making it a must-watch for fans of the genre.
13 Going on 30 (2004)
A charming romantic comedy directed by Gary Winick, 13 Going on 30 features Jennifer Garner as Jenna Rink, who magically transforms from a 13-year-old girl into a 30-year-old woman overnight. Mark Ruffalo stars as her childhood best friend, Matt. The film is a delightful journey filled with humor, heart, and a nostalgic trip back to the 2000s. It’s an ideal watch for anyone who loves feel-good movies with a message about the importance of staying true to oneself and the value of genuine relationships. Garner’s performance is both funny and touching, making 13 Going on 30 a heartwarming experience.
The Social Network (2010)
Directed by David Fincher and with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network is a captivating drama that explores the complex and controversial origins of Facebook. Jesse Eisenberg delivers a standout performance as Mark Zuckerberg, brilliantly capturing the ambition and nuances of the social media mogul. The film is renowned for its sharp dialogue, compelling narrative, and exceptional direction, making it a must-watch for those interested in the intersection of technology, power, and ethics. Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake also give strong performances, adding depth to this gripping portrayal of one of the most significant cultural phenomena of the 21st century.
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Sixteen Candles, directed by John Hughes, is a timeless coming-of-age comedy that resonates with its heartfelt portrayal of teenage angst. The film stars Molly Ringwald as Samantha Baker, a high school sophomore struggling with the embarrassments and joys of adolescence, especially after her family forgets her 16th birthday. Anthony Michael Hall and Michael Schoeffling also star, adding to the charm and humor of this 80s classic. The movie is a delightful blend of humor, romance, and relatable teen drama, making it a beloved staple for those who enjoy heartfelt, nostalgic films that capture the essence of growing up.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Desperado is a stylish, action-packed film that redefines the modern western genre. Antonio Banderas shines as El Mariachi, a musician embroiled in a quest for revenge against the notorious drug lord Bucho, played menacingly by Joaquim de Almeida. The film’s blend of explosive action, romance with Salma Hayek’s character, and a gritty storyline set in the Mexican underworld makes it an exhilarating watch. Its distinctive visual style, combined with a captivating soundtrack, provides a unique cinematic experience. Perfect for fans of high-octane action and compelling storytelling, Desperado is a quintessential action film with a Latin twist.
Squaring the Circle: The Story of Hipgnosis (2023)
In this fascinating documentary, Anton Corbijn dives into the revolutionary world of Hipgnosis, the brainchild of Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey “Po” Powell. This dynamic duo redefined the visual landscape of music in the swinging sixties and beyond, creating some of the most unforgettable album covers for legends like Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. Their journey from humble beginnings in Cambridge to rock royalty status in the seventies is a testament to their creative genius. The film beautifully captures their artistic journey, filled with triumphs and tribulations, showcasing how they became an integral part of music history without ever playing a single note.The
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
An epic monster showdown directed by Adam Wingard, Godzilla vs. Kong brings together two of the most iconic titans in cinema history. The film is a visual spectacle, boasting state-of-the-art special effects that make the colossal battles between Godzilla and King Kong truly breathtaking. Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, and Rebecca Hall, the movie combines thrilling action with a human story that adds depth to the titanic struggle. Fans of the MonsterVerse, as well as those who appreciate high-octane action and impressive CGI, will find this film to be a thrilling and entertaining experience.
Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash is an intense, gripping drama that delves deep into the pursuit of artistic perfection. The film features a powerful performance by Miles Teller as Andrew Neiman, an ambitious jazz drummer, and an unforgettable role by J.K. Simmons as the fearsome and demanding music instructor, Terence Fletcher. The film’s pace is as rhythmic and relentless as the jazz drumming at its heart, capturing the obsessive drive for excellence. Its sharp editing, dynamic sound design, and emotionally charged performances make it a compelling watch. Whiplash is a must-see for its portrayal of the fine line between ambition and obsession in the pursuit of artistic greatness.
Every New Movie on Netflix in October 2023
- November 1: 13 Going on 30 (2004); 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016); Black Christmas (2019); Cold Pursuit (2019); Desperado (1995); Drag Me to Hell (2009); Downsizing (2017); Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019); Godzilla vs. Kong (2021); Hurricane Season (2023); Locked In (2023); Nuovo Olimpo (2023); Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009); Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (2015); Pitch Perfect (2012); Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010); Sherlock Gnomes (2018); Sixteen Candles (1984); Strawberry Shortcake: Perfect Holiday (2023); Ted 2 (2015); The Addams Family (1991); The Big Lebowski (1998); The Change-Up (2011); The Mummy (2017); The Scorpion King (2002); The Social Network (2010); The Transporter: Refuelled (2015); Think Like A Dog (2020); Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion: The Movie (2006); Whiplash (2014); Wingwomen / Voleuses (2023); Zoom: Academy for Superheroes (2006)
- November 3: NYAD (2023); Vacaciones de verano (2023)
- November 4: Insidious: The Red Door (2023)
- November 6: Squaring the Circle: The Story of Hipgnosis (2023)
- November 7: Nganù (2023); The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017); The Improv: 60 and Still Standing (2023)
- November 8: Buried: The 1982 Alpine Meadows Avalanche
(2021); Cyberbunker: The Criminal Underworld (2023); The Claus Family 3 (2023)
- November 9: Pedro (2023); Resident Evil: Death Island (2023); Temple of Film: 100 Years of the Egyptian Theatre (2023); Untameable / Cristo y Rey (2023); Wizzo School (2023)
- November 10: Forever (2023); Oregon (2023); The Killer (2023)