10 Must-See Movies This November

The Irishman, Charlie's Angels, Cinema One Originals entries, and more!

(SPOT.ph) We’re inching closer to Christmas, so you’ve got plenty of holiday fare to catch in cinemas or stream at home. But if that’s not your thing, there’s still a lot of blockbuster action and drama to see this November. Plus, the annual Cinema One Originals is set to put a spotlight on new Filipino indie films and special screenings of award-season flicks.

Here are 10 exciting movies you need to watch this November:

The King

Release date: November 1
Based on several plays from William Shakespeare, Netflix’s historical drama stars Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet as the young and wayward prince of England in the aftermath of his father’s death. When he ascends the throne as King Henry V, he must navigate the treachery and chaos of the palace. The acclaimed film, which initially premiered at the Venice Film Festival, also stars Robert Pattinson, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Lily-Rose Depp, and Ben Mendelsohn.

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Doctor Sleep

Release date: November 7
Set several decades after the chilling events of the 1980 film The Shining, the sequel centers on a much-older Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor), who struggles with his terrifying psychic abilities and his childhood trauma. The film is an adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 horror novel of the same name, and is directed by Mike Flanagan, who also helmed other horror titles such as Gerald’s Game and The Haunting of Hill House.

Lucid

Release date: November 7
Romance meets fantasy in this intriguing entry to the Cinema One Originals Film Festival, which runs in major cinemas starting November 7. Alessandra De Rossi plays Ann, whose fabricated dreams are far more interesting than the mundane life she leads. When her paths cross with a fellow lucid dreamer (JM de Guzman), she starts to wonder whether her real life is even worth living. 

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Let It Snow

Release date: November 8
YA rom-com meets your favorite Christmas movie with Netflix’s new film, Let It Snow, which is based on the best-selling book penned by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle. When a snowstorm hits a tiny town on Christmas Eve, a group of high school seniors find their friendship and even love colliding. The ensemble cast includes Kiernan Shipka, Isabela Merced, Jacob Batalon, Shameik Moore, and more.

Charlie’s Angels

Release date: November 14
Written and directed by Elizabeth Banks, the third installment in the highly successful action franchise stars an all-new generation of Angels, namely: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. The star-studded film also features Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, Noah Centineo, and Patrick Stewart.

Klaus

Release date: November 15
Netflix’s unique take on Santa’s origin story also happens to be the streaming service’s first foray into animated films. Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) is a struggling postal academy student who is stationed on a lonely frozen island. There, he discovers an unlikely ally in a local teacher (Rashida Jones), and more surprisingly, discovers Klaus (J.K. Simmons), a mysterious carpenter living in a cabin full of toys.

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Frozen II

Release date: November 20
Get ready to have yet another catchy theme song stuck in your head for weeks! The sequel to the 2013 hit animated film is set three years later, with Elsa hearing a strange sound from the north calling to her. Together with her sister Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf, they set on an a new adventure to uncover the origins of Elsa’s powers. The previous voice cast—Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad—all reprise their roles, now joined by new cast members, including Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, and Alfred Molina.

The Irishman

Release date: November 27
Netflix’s ambitious and critically acclaimed crime epic is finally coming to a screen near you very soon! Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese assembles Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci in the adaptation of a 2004 biography. De Niro plays Frank Sheeran, a truck driver-turned-hitman for mobster Russell Bufalino (Pesci) and his crime family. The film follows Frank’s colorful life, including his time working for Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino), a powerful leader of the labor union with ties to organized crime. Excited yet? You should be—it’s said to be Scorsese’s best film since Goodfellas!

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Knives Out

Release date: November 27
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, this black comedy-thriller is a modern take on the classic whodunnit murder-mystery. The film revolves around a family gathering that goes horribly wrong after the family patriarch mysteriously passes away, leading to a murder investigation. The ensemble cast includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, and Christopher Plummer.

Last Christmas

Release date: November 27
Up for a sweet holiday rom-com? Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding and the Mother of Dragons herself, Emilia Clarke, play two strangers whose paths cross after the unlucky Kate (Clarke) accepts a job as a department-store elf. The film is directed by Paul Feig and co-written by Emma Thompson.

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