Netflix's November lineup is here at last, everyone. And boy, oh, boy, what a let down it is. Our highlights include the season premiere of W/ Bob and David and, I dunno, the new Jessica Jones series, I guess. Everything else consists of childrens programming, the bad and mediocre, and an incredibly long list of maybe good, but probably not, under-the-radar stuff that we've never heard of before.
It's a sad, sad day.
November 1st, 2015
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure (2011)
PG | Video | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Director: John Putch
Writers: Daniel Altiere, Steven Altiere
Stars: John Cleese, Munro Chambers, Kim Rhodes
A Christmas elf accidentally takes off in Santa's sleigh, crash lands in a small town, and loses the magic toy bag. Beethoven must rescue the elf, recover the bag from greedy crooks, and return the sleigh to Santa in time to save Christmas.
Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, History, War
Director: Rory Kennedy
Writers: Mark Bailey, Keven McAlester
Stars: Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Stuart Herrington
During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confront the same moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate U.S. citizens only or to risk treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they can.
Robot Overlords (2015)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Jon Wright
Writers: Mark Stay, Jon Wright
Stars: Gillian Anderson, Ben Kingsley, Callan McAuliffe
Earth has been conquered by robots from a distant galaxy. Survivors are confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by robot sentries if they venture outside.
The Last Time You Had Fun (2014)
82 min | Comedy, Drama
Director: Mo Perkins
Writer: Hal Haberman
Stars: Kyle Bornheimer, Eliza Coupe, Mary Elizabeth Ellis
When Clark and Will meet Alison and Ida in a wine bar, the foursome struggle to have the most fun that four, bickering, barely married, pre-middle-aged, decidedly dysfunctional adults are capable of having.
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Directors: Stephen Hillenburg, Mark Osborne
Writers: Stephen Hillenburg (television series SpongeBob SquarePants). Stephen Hillenburg (story)
Stars: Jeffrey Tambor, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence
SpongeBob SquarePants takes leave from the town of Bikini Bottom in order to track down King Neptune's stolen crown.
Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines (2014)
Video | 60 min | Animation, Short, Family
Directors: Don Spencer, David Stoten
Stars: Mark Moraghan, David Bedella, Jonathan Forbes
Thomas and his friends are in holly, jolly Christmas spirits, ready to be Santa's engine helpers. Percy brings holiday fun to Reg at the scrapyard, while Duncan tries to overcome his bah humbug attitude. Thomas clears the snowy tracks so Connor can race passengers home in time for the holidays. James causes confusion and delay helping Duck get unstuck, as an old friend returns to Sodor bringing Percy the perfect gift. Join Thomas and Friends as they deliver holiday cheer. Featuring episodes: The Perfect Gift, Duncan the Humbug, Last train for Christmas, Duck in the Water and Long Lost friend.
PG-13 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
Directors: Samantha Futerman, Ryan Miyamoto
Writer: Samantha Futerman (story)
Stars: Anais Bordier, Samantha Futerman
Adopted from South Korea, raised on different continents and connected through social media, Samantha and Anais believe that they are twin sisters separated at birth.
Mandela, My Dad and Me (2015)
Director: Daniel Vernon
Writer: Daniel Vernon
Stars: Idris Elba
In 2014 Idris Elba released mi Mandela, an album inspired by his time researching and portraying Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The music of South Africa influenced him profoundly as he prepared for his role in the film. When he finished shooting the film, he decided to record some of this extraordinary music. Arrangements were made to record an album in South Africa and Mali, but just as Idris was about to start work his father, Winston, passed away. He decided that the music he produced would be dedicated to Winston and Mandela. Elba asked BAFTA award-winning director Daniel Vernon to document this period of his life as he dealt with grief, worked on the album and promoted Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The film was originally intended to focus on the recording of the album, but it evolved into something far deeper. Mandela, My Dad and Me not only documents one mans struggle in producing his fist album, but also his emotional quest to pay a fitting homage to the two men who had inspired him most.
The Day Kennedy Died (2013)
TV Movie | Documentary
Director: Leslie Woodhead
Captures the frantic rush to the local hospital, the public chaos that ensued, the quickly mobilized manhunt by law enforcement looking for a suspect after witnesses identified the source of the gunshots as the Texas Book Depository, and the clash and confusion of media and authorities as Oswald is brought in for interrogation.
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (2014—) — Season 1
TV Series | 60 min | Comedy, Drama
Creator: Marti Noxon
Stars: Lisa Edelstein, Conner Dwelly, Beau Garrett
Follows a best-selling author of a self-help book series who is secretly hiding her separation from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her 40s in Los Angeles. She starts to side with and take advice more from her divorced friends rather than her married ones, and it leads her to some unexpected and life-changing experiences.
Worst Year of My Life, Again (2014—) — Season 1
TV Series | 24 min | Comedy
Creator: Mark Brotherhood
Stars: Ned Napier, Tiarnie Coupland, Laurence Boxhall
What if you woke up one morning to discover you had to relive the most excruciating 12 months of high school all over again? Alex King has had a horrible year - humiliated by his teachers, targeted by bullies and embarrassed by attempts to impress the most popular girl in school. So when he wakes up on his birthday to discover that somehow time has reset itself, he can't believe he must relive every miserable moment of the past 12 months once more. Until his friends Simon Birch and Maddy Kent convince him he's being offered a second chance and maybe this time round, he can get it right.
Pasion de Gavilanes (2003—2004)
TV Series | 60 min | Drama, Romance
Creator: Julio Jimenez
Stars: Danna Garcia, Mario Cimarro, Paola Rey
"Pasion de gavilanes" is the story of the Reyes brothers, three honest and good-natured men until the day a shocking and unforgettable tragedy makes them go in search of revenge. Their plan takes an unexpected turn when they meet the Elizondo sisters, the three beautiful daughters of the powerful hacendado who they blame for their misfortune.
Seven Deadly Sins (2015—) — Season 1
TV Series | Anime | Netflix Original
When a kingdom is taken over by tyrants, the deposed princess begins a quest to find a disbanded group of evil knights to help take back her realm in this anime series.
November 2nd, 2015
Last Tango in Halifax (2012—) — Season 3
TV Series | 60 min | Drama
Stars: Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Sarah Lancashire
Re-united after 50+ years apart, Celia and Alan decide to marry. At age 16, Alan's late wife failed to pass on his letter with apology for missing first date and forwarding address. Both now have daughters with lover troubles.
November 3rd, 2015
Do I Sound Gay? (2014)
77 min | Documentary
Director: David Thorpe
Stars: David Thorpe, George Takei, Tim Gunn
A documentary about the stereotype of the gay voice.
The Midnight Swim (2014)
84 min | Drama, Mystery
Director: Sarah Adina Smith
Writer: Sarah Adina Smith
Stars: Lindsay Burdge, Jennifer Lafleur, Aleksa Palladino
Spirit Lake is unusually deep. No diver has ever managed to find the bottom, though many have tried. When Dr. Amelia Brooks disappears during a deep-water dive, her three daughters travel home to settle her affairs. They find themselves unable to let go of their mother and become drawn into the mysteries of the lake.
Julius Jr.: (2013—) — Season 2
TV Series | 11 min | Animation
Stars: Steph Lynn Robinson, Julie Lemieux, Elizabeth Daily
Julius Jr. is an animated preschool series based on the Paul Frank family of characters. Julius Jr. is a funky monkey with a penchant for invention. Together with his best pals, Worry Bear, Sheree, Clancy and Ping, they build a playhouse out of a simple cardboard box. But when they walk inside, to their surprise and delight, they discover that ordinary objects magically come to life and amazing adventures are just a door away. Julius Jr. proves every day that the best inventions are the ones that help your friends.
November 5th, 2015
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Director: Eugenio Zanetti
Writer: Eugenio Zanetti
Stars: Camilla Belle, Francois Arnaud, Geraldine Chaplin
The turbulent backdrop of the 1962 Argentinian military coup and the 1982 war for the Falkland Islands.
Amour Fou (2014)
96 min | Comedy, Drama
Director: Jessica Hausner
Writer: Jessica Hausner (screenplay)
Stars: Christian Friedel, Birte Schnoeink, Stephan Grossman
Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his skeptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. It is whilst coming to terms with this refusal, ineffably distressed by his cousin's insensitivity to the depth of his feelings, that Heinrich meets Henriette, the wife of a business acquaintance. Heinrich's subsequent offer to the beguiling young woman at first hold scant appeal, that is until Henriette discovers she is suffering from a terminal illness.
The Runner (2015)
R | 90 min | Drama
Director: Austin Stark
Writer: Austin Stark
Stars: Sarah Paulson, Nicolas Cage, Connie Nielsen
In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.
November 6th, 2015
Masters of None (2015—) — Season 1
TV Series | 30 min | Comedy
Creators: Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang
Stars: Aziz Ansari, Fatima Ansari, Shoukath Ansari
The personal and professional life of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York.
Carebears & Cousins (2016—) — Season 1
TV Series | Animation
Stars: Olivia Hack, Michaela Dean, Michael Sinterniklaas
November 7th, 2015
LeapFrog Letter Factory: Great Shape Mystery (2015)
November 12th, 2015
Anna Karenina (2012)
R | 129 min | Drama, Romance
Director: Joe Wright
Writers: Tom Stoppar (screenplay), Leo Tolstoy (novel)
Stars: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky.
November 13th, 2015
Call Me Lucky (2015)
106 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Director: Bobcat Goldthwait
Stars: Margaret Cho, Lenny Clarke, Randy Credico
Barry Crimmins is pissed. His hellfire brand of comedy has rained verbal lightning bolts on American audiences and politicians for decades, yet you've probably never heard of him. But once you've experienced Bobcat Goldthwait's brilliant character portrait of him and heard Crimmins's secret, you will never forget him.
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid (2015)
TV Movie | Comedy | Stand-up | Netflix Original
Stars: John Mulaney
John Mulaney's first stand-up special since the cancellation of his FOX show.
With Bob and David (2015—) — Season 1
TV Series | Comedy
Creators: David Cross, Bob Odenkirk
Stars: David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Jack Topalian
After being dishonorably discharged from the Navy SEALs, Bob and David are back serving our country the way they do best: making sketch comedy.
Young & Hungry (2014—) — Season 2
TV Series | 22 min | Comedy
Creator: David Holden
Stars: Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero
A well-off young tech entrepreneur hires a feisty young food blogger to be his personal chef.
Atencion Atencion — Season 1
November 14th, 2015
Blue Caprice (2013)
R | 93 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Director: Alexandre Moors
Writers: Alexandre Moors (story), R.F.I. Porto (screenplay)
Stars: Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond, Tim Blake Nelson
An abandoned boy is lured to America and drawn into the shadow of a dangerous father figure. Inspired by the real life events that led to the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks.
Dior and I (2014)
R | 90 min | Documentary
Director: Frederic Tcheng
Writer: Frederic Tcheng
Stars: Grace Coddington, Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Huppert
Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons' first haute couture collection as its new artistic director - a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand's past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons' vision.
November 15th, 2015
People, Places, Things (2015)
R | 85 min | Comedy
Director: James C. Strouse
Writer: James C. Strouse
Stars: Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Jessica Williams
Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist balancing parenting his young twin daughters and a classroom full of students while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.
Soaked in Bleach (2015)
90 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
Director: Benjamin Statler
Writers: Donnie Eichar, Donnie Eichar
Stars: Ryan Aigner, Pat Asanti, Brett Ball
Tom Grant, a private investigator once hired by Courtney Love, reveals his take on the death of Kurt Cobain.
Tengo Ganas de Ti (2012)
120 min | Drama, Romance
Director: Fernando Gonzalez Molina
Writers: Federico Moccia (book), Ramon Salazar
Stars: Mario Casas, Clara Lago, Maria Valverde
The sequel of Three Meters Above The Sky, starts with the return of H to his hometown where reconnecting with the past means struggle and also a new love.
Continuum (2012—) — Season 4
TV Series | 45 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Creator: Simon Barry
Stars: Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster, Erik Knudsen
A detective from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver and searching for ruthless criminals from the future.
Jessie (2011-2015) — Season 4
TV Series | TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family
Creator: Pamela Eells
Stars: Debby Ryan, Peyton List, Cameron Boyce
A Texan teen moves to New York City to follow her dreams and ends up as a nanny for a high profile couple's four children.
November 16th, 2015
Cristela (2014-2015) — Season 1
TV Series | TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy
Creators: Cristela Alonzo, Kevin Hench
Stars: Cristela Alonzo, Maria Canals-Barrera, Carlos Ponce
In her sixth year of law school, Cristela is finally on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate. She's stuck straddling the old culture she's trying to modernize at home with her working-class family and the modern world she's trying to embrace in her professional career. Breakout comedian Cristela Alonzo stars in this hilarious comedy about laughing your way down the path to the new American dream.
November 18th, 2015
95 min | Thriller | Netflix Original
Director: Jamie M. Dagg
Writer: Jamie M. Dagg
Stars: Rossif Sutherland, Douangmany Soliphanh, Sara Botsford
In the south of Laos, an American volunteer doctor becomes a fugitive after he intervenes in the sexual assault of a young woman. When the assailant's body is pulled from the Mekong River, things quickly spiral out of control.
Black Butler (2008-2009) — Season 3
TV Series | TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Crime
Stars: Brina Palencia, Monica Rial, J. Michael Tatum
A young boy sells his soul to a demon in order to avenge his family's death and successfully lead their influential toy manufacturing company. The demon takes the form of a loyal butler who's always dressed in black and is required to protect, serve and arrive whenever summoned by his young master Ciel.
November 20th, 2015
Marvel's Jessica Jones (2015—) — Season 1
TV Series | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Creator: Melisa Rosenberg
Stars: Krysten Ritter, David Tennant, Mike Colter
A former super-heroine decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator.
Lego Ninjago (2011—) — Season 3
TV Series | 20 min | Animation, Action
Stars: Alex Medtlek, Joachim Caspers, Celine Medtlek
The adventures of four ninjas who battle the dark lord Garmadon to save Ninjago.
November 23rd, 2015
The Red Road (2014—) — Season 2
TV Series | TV-14 | 60 min | Drama
Creator: Aaron Guzikowski
Stars: Martin Henderson, Jason Momoa, Julianne Nicholson
Revolves around a sheriff struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities; the small town where he grew up and the neighboring Ramapo Mountains, home of the Ramapo Mountain Indians. After a terrible tragedy and coverup occurs involving the sheriff's wife, an unholy alliance is forged between the sheriff and a dangerous member of the tribe that will come back to haunt all involved.
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012—) — Season 3
TV Series | TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Creators: Steve Ditko, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Bill Mantlo, Todd McFarlane, David Michelinie, Joe Simon, Jim Starlin, Bradley Winters
Stars: Drake Bell, Chi McBride, Ogie Banks
While being trained by S.H.I.E.L.D., Spider-Man battles evil with a new team of teen colleagues.
November 24th, 2015
Liv and Maddie (2013—) — Season 2
TV Series | TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Creators: John D. Beck, Ron Hart
Stars: Dove Cameron, Joey Bragg, Tenzing Norgay Trainor
Liv, a popular television star whose show has just finished its run, and Maddie, an outstanding student and school basketball star whose popularity is on the rise until Live makes a return to their high school.
November 25th, 2015
PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Tim Johnson
Writers: Tom J. Astle (screenplay), Matt Ember (screenplay)
Stars: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin
An alien on the run from his own people makes friends with a girl. He tries to help her on her quest, but can be an interference.
Switched at Birth (2011—) — Season 4
TV Series | 60 min | Drama, Family
Creator: Lizzy Weiss
Stars: Sean Berdy, Lucas Grabeel, Vanessa Marano
Two teenage girls lives are turned upside down when they find out they were switched at birth.
Gringolandia — Season 3
November 26th, 2015
R | 103 min | Drama, Thriller
Director: Mora Stephens
Writers: Mora Stephens
Stars: Patrick Wilson, Lena Headey, Ray Winstone
A family man has it all until he risks losing everything due to his inability to fight off his obsessive temptation for other women.
November 28th, 2015
A Perfect Man (2013)
R | 95 min | Drama
Director: Kees Van Oostrum
Writers: Larry Brand, Peter Elkoff
Stars: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Liev Schreiber, Joelle Carter
A womanizing husband inadvertently falls back in love with his wife over the phone when she pretends to be another woman.
Best of Enemies (2015)
R | 87 min | Documentary, History, News
Directors: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville
Writers: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville
Stars: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Dick Cavett
A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr..
The Best Offer (2013)
R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Writer: Giuseppe Tornatore (story)
Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks
A master auctioneer becomes obsessed with an extremely reclusive heiress who collects fine art.
November 29th, 2015
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)
R | 106 min | Documentary
Director: Mark Hartley
Writer: Mark Hartley
Stars: Sam Firstenberg, David Paulsen, Luigi Cozzi
A one-of-a-kind story about two-of-a-kind men who (for better or worse) changed film forever.
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