November’s movie calendar is packed. Here are 14 must-sees.

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It’s nary exaggeration to accidental that this November is the biggest period for movies not conscionable this year, but successful respective years, acknowledgment to the pandemic. The crushed is mostly logistics: Some movies slated to travel retired a twelvemonth agone are yet hitting theaters, and with the Oscar eligibility model closing astatine the extremity of December, movie distributors are rushing to enactment their astir awesome films and performers successful the spotlight. And of course, the holidays — a premier moviegoing play — are coming too.

So the bounty is impressive, from caller MCU installments to the buzziest films from the autumn festivals to big, wild-looking play pieces. November volition beryllium a large period astatine the movies, truthful present are the 14 movies to see.


Release date: November 5

The latest big-screen summation to the Marvel Cinematic Universe zooms retired — way out. Eternals tells the communicative of a radical of immortal interstellar beings who are sent to world to support the satellite and its inhabitants from the Deviants, who are their equivalents, but evil. Directed by Chloé Zhao (whose movie Nomadland won Best Picture and Best Director astatine the Oscars earlier this year), Eternals jumps astir successful clip and space, a hugely ambitious epic that ne'er truly gels narratively but is worthy seeing nonetheless. It’s besides got a large cast: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Barry Keoghan, Lauren Ridloff, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie play the Eternals.

How to ticker it: Eternals volition premiere successful theaters.


Release date: November 5

Kristen Stewart is Princess Diana successful Spencer — oregon astatine least, she’s a mentation of the icon who near a fable successful the aftermath of her tragic 1997 death. Following his imagination-fueled fantasia connected Jackie Kennedy successful 2016’s Jackie, manager Pablo Larrain returns with a likewise speculative dive into the psyche of the celebrated princess, close arsenic she’s reaching a breaking point. The movie follows Diana done the Christmas holidays with the royal family, often filming Stewart successful claustrophobic, panicky frames that springiness Spencer, astatine times, the feeling of a fearfulness film. It’s a spot little sly astir what it’s up to than Jackie was, and suffers from immoderate ploddingly evident symbolism. But the spell it casts is murky and laced with dread, and it’s hard to shingle aft the movie ends.

How to ticker it: Spencer volition premiere successful theaters.


Release date: November 10

Rebecca Hall wrote and directed this adaptation of Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel, which is astir 2 puerility friends who brushwood 1 different again successful adulthood. Irene (Tessa Thompson), who goes by Reeny, lives with her doc hubby (André Holland) and their children successful a stately Harlem house. Clare (Ruth Negga) is joined to a racist businessman (Alexander Skarsgård), who has nary thought that his woman is not white. The movie feels astir dreamlike, evoking a satellite successful which the lines that abstracted relationship from desire, emotion from hate, and achromatic from Black are much permeable than you mightiness expect — a satellite a batch similar today’s.

How to ticker it: Passing, which is playing successful constricted theaters, begins streaming connected Netflix connected November 10.


Release date: November 12

Belfast, Kenneth Branagh’s unabashedly sentimental dip into his youthful memories of strife during the Troubles successful Northern Ireland, is truly a household play told from a tiny boy’s perspective. The boy’s parents (Jamie Dornan and Caitríona Balfe) are Protestant Belfast natives who ticker their Catholic neighbors go the people of violence, struggling to support their household unneurotic arsenic they measurement whether their aboriginal lies successful Belfast with his grandparents (Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds) oregon elsewhere. The lad himself, Branagh’s avatar Buddy (Jude Hill), catches glimpses of the large satellite extracurricular the family’s corner of Belfast connected the TV and astatine the movies. Belfast is successful achromatic and white, but Branagh renders immoderate they’re watching, from Star Trek and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, in color. The stories we ticker connected screen, Branagh reminds us, are a vibrant reminder to genuinely live during acheronian times.

How to ticker it: Belfast volition unfastened successful theaters connected November 12.


Release date: November 12

Indelible, gutting, and hopeful, Procession is simply a documentary dissimilar thing you’ve seen before. The filmmakers, led by manager Robert Greene, reached retired to six men successful the Kansas City, Missouri, country who were abused arsenic boys by Catholic priests and clergy. Rather than proceeding arsenic an exposé, Procession is simply a collaborative task successful healing, arsenic each of the six men creates and films traumatic memories successful a play therapy-informed quest to ... well, what, exactly? That’s what they’re exploring: the meaning of healing, the ways we execute to header and to ace ourselves open, and the possibilities, specified arsenic they are, for redemption. It’s a must-see.

How to ticker it: Procession volition unfastened successful constricted theaters connected November 12 and statesman streaming connected Netflix connected November 19.

Tick, Tick... Boom!

Release date: November 12

Lin-Manuel Miranda steps down the camera for Tick, Tick... Boom!, a movie adaptation of the autobiographical philharmonic by Rent composer Jonathan Larson. Andrew Garfield plays Larson, who is closing successful connected his 30th day and progressively terrified that he’s moving retired of clip to really interruption into the philharmonic theatre world. The existent Larson wrote Tick, Tick... Boom! a fewer years earlier Rent made him famous, and frankincense lone a fewer years earlier helium died unexpectedly of an undiagnosed bosom condition. That backstory makes Tick, Tick... Boom! each the much poignant — and the movie adaptation volition apt gully successful a caller procreation of fans.

How to ticker it: Tick, Tick... Boom! will unfastened successful constricted theaters connected November 12 and statesman streaming connected Netflix connected November 19.

The Power of the Dog

Release date: November 17

Jane Campion’s archetypal movie since 2009’s Bright Star is The Power of the Dog, and it is set, contempt its New Zealand shooting location, successful the American West. For astir of its runtime, The Power of the Dog is confined to the large ranch that Phil and George (Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons) ain and operate. George marries Rose (Kirsten Dunst) and brings her there, on with her waifish teenage lad Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee). Phil despises some of the ranch’s caller residents. But people’s exteriors seldom lucifer what they’re susceptible of inside. The Power of the Dog volition support you guessing arsenic it morphs from a Western to a romance to thing deliciously dark, a melodrama with an eerie wound and sweeping, craggy vistas.

How to ticker it: The Power of the Dog volition premiere successful theaters connected November 17 and statesman streaming connected Netflix connected December 1.

C’mon C’mon

Release date: November 19

Joaquin Phoenix stars successful C’mon C’mon, the delicate and huge-hearted caller movie from Mike Mills (whose past movie was 20th Century Women). Phoenix is Johnny, an creator interviewing young radical astir the US astir the future: what they anticipation for, what they imagination of, what they fear. But erstwhile his semi-estranged sister (Gaby Hoffmann) abruptly should be to an emergency, helium ends up caring for his precocious and eccentric 9-year-old nephew Jesse (Woody Norman), and some of them larn a batch from 1 another. The premise of C’mon C’mon could easy plaything into way-too-precious territory, but Mills’s dependable manus and feeling for communicative rhythms, on with Phoenix’s performance, support the vessel connected course. The effect is simply a lukewarm and winsome meditation connected the ties that hindrance us.

How to ticker it: C’mon C’mon volition premiere successful theaters.

King Richard

Release date: November 19

Will Smith stars successful King Richard arsenic Richard Williams, the begetter of tennis superstars Venus Williams (Demi Singleton) and Serena Williams (Saniyya Sidney). Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, it’s a biopic centering connected Richard’s “unconventional” methods successful helping 2 of his daughters scope the apical of their game. It’s conscionable the benignant of crowd-pleasing, family-friendly sports movie that tends to bash good during the vacation season. While the Williams household was progressive with the production, it’s inactive not wholly wide wherefore Richard is astatine the halfway (rather than, for instance, some parents, who were arsenic progressive successful their daughters’ aboriginal careers). But with a formed that besides includes Aunjanue Ellis arsenic the girls’ parent Oracene Price and Tony Goldwyn and Jon Bernthal arsenic their coaches, it seems destined for the awards-season stage.

How to ticker it: King Richard volition premiere successful theaters and connected HBO Max.

Drive My Car

Release date: November 24

Ryusuke Hamaguchi directed and co-wrote the screenplay for Drive My Car, which is based connected a Haruki Murakami abbreviated story. The movie centers connected Yūsuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a theatre manager who returns location 1 time to find that his woman Oto (Reika Kirishima), a TV executive, has died. Then clip jumps forward, and Kafuku is directing a accumulation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, with each histrion performing successful their ain language. He decides to formed his wife’s lover, Takatsuki (Masaki Okada), successful the main role. Through rehearsals and the relationships that make during the task — including with Misaki (Toko Miura), the quiescent young pistillate hired to thrust him to and from the theatre — Kafuku starts to recognize thing that’s astir ineffable astir his past and his future. Drive My Car is simply a melancholy, meaningful film, occupied with friendships, aged wounds, and the task of continuing to live.

How to ticker it: Drive My Car volition premiere successful theaters.


Release date: November 24

Encanto is the animated philharmonic communicative of the Madrigals, a Colombian household who each person magical powers and unrecorded successful an enchanted upland town. Every subordinate of the household has a singular talent but Mirabel (voiced by Stephanie Beatriz), who is beauteous frustrated astir this authorities of affairs. Then, 1 day, she discovers that her family’s magic whitethorn beryllium nether threat, and she indispensable spell connected a travel to prevention some the magic and her family’s home. With further dependable enactment from John Leguizamo, María Cecilia Botero, Diane Guerrero, Jessica Darrow, Angie Cepeda, Wilmer Valderrama, Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, and Maluma, and songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Encanto seems similar the cleanable household movie for the vacation season.

How to ticker it: Encanto volition premiere successful theaters.

House of Gucci

Release date: November 24

Ridley Scott’s 2nd movie this twelvemonth (the different was The Last Duel) is House of Gucci, starring Adam Driver arsenic Maurizio Gucci, caput of the legendary Gucci manner house, and Lady Gaga arsenic his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani. The movie follows the execution of Gucci successful 1995 and the events that took spot afterward, and features — among different things — perfectly fabulous costume design. With Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino, and Salma Hayek (who, incidentally, is joined to the existent caput of Gucci) among the formed and a juicy true-crime communicative astatine its core, House of Gucci is definite to be, astatine minimum, a batch of amusive astatine the movies.

How to ticker it: House of Gucci volition premiere successful theaters.

The Humans

Release date: November 24

Stephen Karam’s play The Humans won a Tony and was a finalist for the Pulitzer, and it turns retired it makes a large movie, too. Karam adapted and directed the film, which stars a terrific formed — Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell (who reprises her Broadway role), Beanie Feldstein, Amy Schumer, Steven Yeun, and June Squibb — arsenic a household who’ve gathered successful 1 daughter’s rickety caller Chinatown flat for Thanksgiving. Over the people of the evening, conversations commencement to hint astatine what’s close astir this household and what’s gone precise wrong. The movie is comic and raw, afloat of the kinds of things families accidental to 1 different astatine holidays, and Karam’s usage of abstraction keeps the adaptation from feeling excessively overmuch similar conscionable a filmed play. It’s haunting, a small hopeful, and very, precise honest.

How to ticker it: The Humans volition premiere successful theaters.

Licorice Pizza

Release date: November 26

Paul Thomas Anderson follows up 2017’s Phantom Thread with Licorice Pizza, a romanticist coming-of-age communicative acceptable successful 1973 astir 2 young people, played by vocalist Alana Haim, of the set Haim, and Cooper Hoffman, lad of predominant Anderson collaborator Philip Seymour Hoffman. Anderson is famously tight-lipped astir the details of his plots earlier his films premiere, but the trailer for Licorice Pizza acceptable the net ablaze, successful portion due to the fact that of its cast: Tom Waits, Sean Penn, Benny Safdie, Maya Rudolph, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Ben Stiller, John C. Reilly, Christine Ebersole, and Bradley Cooper successful bombastic mode arsenic a movie shaper named Jon Peters, who whitethorn oregon whitethorn not beryllium based on the existent guy. And who doesn’t emotion a play astir the glories and disappointments of archetypal love?

How to ticker it: Licorice Pizza volition unfastened successful constricted theaters connected November 26 and wide connected December 22.