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Netflix is flexing its muscles this month to prove that new streaming competitors like Apple TV + and Disney + are going to have to bring their A-game to compete. People heading home for the holidays need to put together a good game plan to catch all of the new movies and shows added this month. Here are a few that should make a big splash with audiences, followed by a complete list of what day new series and shows become available.
Follow the Fab Five to Japan as the Queer Eye team leaves their makeover mark with a four-episode special available November 1st. Watch the Gardner family tackle life in the third season of Atypical when it releases on the first of the month. For fans of dark, British humor and comics, tune into the second season to watch James and Alyssa tackle their problems in The End of the F---ing World on November 5th.
Many viewers are patiently awaiting the third season of The Crown when Oscar winner Olivia Colman assumes the role of Queen Elizabeth. The popular historical drama which unfolds over the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II will be available on November 17th. The newest installment of the story begins after the birth of Prince Edward and covers 1964-1977 as Harold Wilson takes the helm as prime minister.
If you haven’t watched the first two seasons of The Toys That Made Us, there’s no better time of year to catch up. The documentary series covers the impact of iconic toys on pop culture and sparks nostalgia for our childhood playthings. See the newest season on November 15th, just in time to inspire your holiday gift shopping.
Keep things festive while you’re celebrating Thanksgiving with family by tuning into the debut of comedy specials from Iliza Shlesinger on November 19th and Mike Birbiglia on November 26th.
Dolly Parton’s impact on popular music can’t be overstated. As the composer of more than 3000 songs, her legacy of hit songs precedes her. She used her fame to provide a leg up to other authors and is widely known for her humanitarian acts. A new anthology series, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, inspired by her hit songs is available November 22nd.
Don’t miss out on the incredible streaming debut of Martin Scorsese’s latest film. The director tells the story of a 1950s truck driver who becomes a mob hitman in The Irishman. Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, the movie is destined to become an instant classic once it’s available on November 27th.
If you need a little inspiration for your Thanksgiving menu, spend a few evenings curled up with Netflix. Watch the second season of PBS classic the Great British Baking Show: Holidays on November 8th. Or, cheer on the brave competitors and satisfy your sweet tooth by watching pro teams duke it out over cakes, cupcakes, and confections in Sugar Rush Christmas starting November 29th. Make unrealistic plans for your family gathering while watching amateur chefs attempt to replicate Instagram-worthy recipes in the second season of Nailed It! Holiday! beginning November 22nd.
Fans of the wholesome Christmas dramas that seem to pop up everywhere this time of year won’t be disappointed. A bunch of these movies drop on November 1st, so get out your hot chocolate and start shopping while you binge. Holiday in the Wild is about a mom on the cusp of divorce (Kristin Davis), who takes a trip to Africa with a charming airline pilot (Rob Lowe). You can also stream Christmas Break-In, Christmas in the Heartlands, Christmas Survival, Santa Girl, The Christmas Candle, and Elliot the Littlest Reindeer on the first day of the month. On November 4th, subscribers can enjoy A Holiday Engagement, Christmas Crush, and Dear Santa. On November 8th, millions of teens will see a favorite YA novel come to life in the romantic Christmas comedy Let It Snow.
Just in time for Thanksgiving week, an animated original called Klaus makes its way to your screen on November 15th. Premiering on Nov 21st, Vanessa Hudgens befriends a medieval knight in modern times in The Knight Before Christmas. If you survive the month without bursting into emotional tears, watch out for the premiere of Holiday Rush on November 28th. Diehard fans of seasonal movies can watch Dennis Quaid in Merry Happy Whatever the same day.
Netflix Family features plenty of family-friendly children’s fare, with Super Monsters Save Christmas and True: Winter Wishes premiering on November 26th.
As you can see, Netflix has many new installments of your favorites like Queer Eye and The Crown, while not skimping on the silly Christmas stories we all love to hate. If that’s not enough new content for you, keep reading for a list of additional series and shows you’ll see this month on Netflix.
Other shows and movies available on Netflix in November 2019:
Megan Southard is a writer, mom, technology enthusiast, and movie junkie. She dreads the day her kids have to explain gadgets to her and is old enough to say, "I was the remote for our TV growing up."
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