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The Best New Movies And TV Shows To Watch On Netflix In November 2020

As 2020 heads into its last few months, Netflix's content catalogue is turning over once again — bringing viewers a new slew of movies, television shows, documentaries, and more to enjoy during the month of November.

In the aftermath of October's spooky offerings, November's Netflix additions are looking forward to Christmas, giving holiday lovers plenty of programs to choose from as everyone prepares for the most festive time of the year. In fact, more than a dozen of the new titles coming to the streaming service mention the word "Christmas," so if you're a fan of the holiday season, Netflix definitely has you covered.

Outside of Christmas cheer, the streaming giant also has some pretty big premieres — including a highly anticipated drama featuring Amy Adams, a new documentary about one of pop music's biggest stars, classic movies from directors like Stanley Kubrick and Stan Lee, and the latest season of one of Netflix's biggest historical dramas. 

Here's a selection of the very best movies, television shows, and everything in between coming to Netflix in November 2020 — as well as the titles that, sadly, will be leaving the platform.

New comedy movies on Netflix in November 2020

If you're looking for a laugh, Netflix has you covered this November with a few old favorites that will always make you chuckle. 

If you've never seen Easy A, which marked the first starring role for future Academy Award winner Emma Stone, now's the time. With a supporting cast that includes Stanley Tucci, Lisa Kudrow, Patricia Clarkson, and more, Easy A is a pure delight, and Stone is effortlessly charming. Stream the title starting on November 1.

Meanwhile, if you're looking for a caper to go with your comedy, Ocean's Eleven will do the trick. Steven Soderbergh's remake of the classic Rat Pack heist movie of the same name comes with its own superstar cast, and follows George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Julia Roberts, and the late Carl Reiner's characters as they, along with several of their friends, try to rob multiple casinos in Las Vegas. 

However, if you just want pure silliness in November 2020, you'll definitely want to queue up Yes Man, the Jim Carrey-led comedy where the comedian's character must say "yes" to everything that's asked of him. That, along with Ocean's Eleven, is available to stream on the first of the month.

November 1

Easy A

Ocean's Eleven

Yes Man

Netflix is providing a couple of horror movies in November 2020

Since the spooky season will officially be over in November 2020, Netflix isn't offering horror fans many scares next month. That said, though, there are two scary movies coming your way that you won't want to miss.

On November 1, Netflix is adding the Eli Roth-directed horror flick Knock Knock, starring Keanu Reeves and Ana de Armas. Reeves stars as a married man who finds himself in the middle of a dangerous situation after spending the night with two women who claim to be stranded. It doesn't take long for his dalliance to come back to haunt him when the women are revealed to be more than they originally seemed.

Then, on November 12, horror devotees have 2008's Prom Night to look forward to. Loosely based on the 1980 film starring Jamie Lee Curtis, the 2008 feature centers around Donna (Brittany Snow), a traumatized teen who witnessed her teacher murder her entire family after he became obsessed with her. Three years later, he escapes from prison just in time to ruin Donna's senior prom with another murder spree.

November 1

Knock Knock

November 12

Prom Night (2008)

It's all about emotional dramas on Netflix in November 2020

November 2020's selection of dramas on Netflix is packed with star-studded movies starring Michael B. Jordan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Amy Adams. Whether you're looking to catch up on past hits or check out something entirely new, there truly is something for every drama lover on Netflix next month.

The streamer is kicking things off with 2016's Snowden, which arrives on November 1. Directed by Oliver Stone, the film dramatizes the life of Edward Snowden (Gordon-Levitt) as he trades in a job within the intelligence community to become a whistleblowing fugitive. Then, on November 12, movie fans can revisit Fruitvale Station, the first feature-length film helmed by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler. The heartbreaking film is based on a true story and stars Michael B. Jordan as Oscar Grant, a young Black man who was killed during an altercation with police.

Just a few days later, on November 16, viewers can stream another acclaimed drama movie based on a true story: 2016's Loving, starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as Richard and Mildred Loving, the couple who successfully challenged state laws that banned interracial marriages. Negga's incredible performance in Loving earned her a Best Actress nomination at the 2017 Oscars.

Finally, on November 24, the long-awaited Hillbilly Elegy arrives on Netflix. Based on J.D. Vance's best-selling memoir of the same name, the film focuses on a struggling working class family in the Appalachia region of the United States, and their Yale graduate son who is forced to return to his dying hometown to help his family. The movie features a cast full of heavy-hitters including Amy Adams, Glenn Close, and Freida Pinto.

November 1


November 12

Fruitvale Station

November 16


November 24

Hillbilly Elegy

Action movies, dystopian flicks, and sci-fi features to watch on Netflix in November 2020

Netflix is bringing a cornucopia of action to its digital shelves in November 2020. Still reeling from the end of season 2, Cobra Kai fans will be thrilled to learn that there's another shot of Miyagi-do coming to their device of choice: The Next Karate Kid. This 1994 follow-up to the original Karate Kid trilogy sees Mister Miyagi taking on a new student, Julie, played by Hilary Swank. It was a simpler time, back when movies about Hilary Swank learning how to fight didn't end with Clint Eastwood taking her off life support. Additionally, the 2018 Mark Wahlberg-starring action-thriller Mile 22 – brought to you by director Peter Berg, the guy behind Hancock and Battleship — drops on the streaming service on November 1.

In a unique turn, Netflix is offering to subscribers a pair of renewed dystopian flicks next month. (Hey, the world has been tense lately, so why not cleanse the old palette with an "it could always be worse" movie night?) A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick's ode to milk and long johns, will be available to stream beginning November 1. Looking for a double feature? Try pairing A Clockwork Orange with V for Vendetta, which you can queue up starting on November 15.

For all you sci-fi lovers out there, dig into some lighter fare with Alien Xmas, an animated tale of extraterrestrials who are foiled by the spirit of Christmas.

November 1

A Clockwork Orange

Mile 22

The Next Karate Kid

November 15

V for Vendetta

November 20

Alien Xmas

Netflix is adding a wide variety of documentaries in November 2020

Ready to learn something new? Netflix has a variety of documentaries heading to its library in November 2020, all designed to help you become more informed about current events, music, and the latest true-crime mystery.

The month kicks off with Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta? on November 5. The new docuseries dives into the mystery surrounding the death of María Marta García Belsunce, who's at the center of a case that sparked an outcry in Argentina. Netflix then switches things up with the timely Whose Streets? on November 16. The powerful doc chronicles the Ferguson uprising, and how the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown sparked a movement that forced America to begin to reckon with its legacy of racial injustice.

If you're in search of a musical documentary, the streamer has you covered on that front, too. On November 23, singer Shawn Mendes is giving fans unprecedented access to his world tour and private life in the intimate Shawn Mendes: In Wonder.

November 5

Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta?

November 16

Whose Streets?

November 23

Shawn Mendes: In Wonder

Comedy specials hitting Netflix in November 2020

Obviously, the stand-up comedy landscape has been a little bare in recent months — what with the requisite tightly packed rooms and, optimistically speaking, spittle-flinging laughter posing a health risk amid the ongoing pandemic. As a result, there haven't been a ton of new comedy specials to watch; on Netflix in October 2020, the closest that we got was Bert Kreischer's The Cabin, a docuseries about comics and celebrities hanging out in the wilderness.

Thankfully, Netflix is bringing more laughs to the mix in November 2020, heading all the way to Germany and the Land Down Under to source its giggles. November 3 sees the release of Felix Lobrecht: Hype, the eponymous comedian's debut special. Directed by Jan-Peter Horns, Hype sees 31-year-old Lobrecht commenting on "woke" culture, what it's like to get older, and fun with butterfly knives.

Alternately, Aunty Donna's Big Old House of Fun is set to arrive on Netflix November 11. Produced by Scott Aukerman and Ed Helms, it's a six-part sketch comedy extravaganza coming out of Australia, starring Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly, and Zachary Ruane — the three members of the titular absurdist comedy group Aunty Donna.

November 3

Felix Lobrecht: Hype 

November 11

Aunty Donna's Big Old House of Fun

There's plenty of new television coming to Netflix in November 2020

As for new television offerings, Netflix has both old favorites and new seasons of its original programs arriving in November 2020.

British history buffs will be thrilled that The Crown is returning for its fourth season on November 15, continuing the story of the modern British monarchy with Olivia Colman at the helm as Queen Elizabeth II. However, if you're looking for a soapy binge, you'll definitely want to check out the entirety of Dawson's Creek, which will appear on Netflix on November 1.

If you want to catch up with Ryan Murphy's horror anthology American Horror Story, one of its most recent seasons, 1984, will be available to stream on November 13. And if you're looking for two very specific seasons of the long running hit CBS reality series Survivor, you're in luck: Seasons 20 and 28 of the stranded island competition will be available on November 15.

Other TV additions for November 2020 include season 5 of 60 Days In, season 6 of Forged in Fire, and the Netflix original series Love and AnarchyParanormal, Country Ever After, Undercover (season 2), A Queen Is Born, The Minions of MidasWe Are the ChampionsBitter Daisies (season 2), Voices of Fire, and Virgin River (season 2). 

November 1

Dawson's Creek (Seasons 1-6)

60 Days In (Season 5)

Forged in Fire (Season 6)

November 4

Love and Anarchy

November 5


November 6

Country Ever After

November 9

Undercover (Season 2)

November 11

A Queen Is Born

November 13

American Horror Story: 1984

The Minions of Midas

November 15

The Crown (Season 4)

Survivor (Seasons 20 and 28)

November 17

We Are the Champions

November 18

Bitter Daisies (Season 2)

November 20

Voices of Fire

November 25

Great Pretender (Season 2)

November 27

Virgin River (Season 2)

Christmas content coming in November 2020

As many people will passionately argue, the minute the clock strikes 12:00 AM on November 1, the Christmas season has officially begun. No need to wait for Thanksgiving to have come and gone or December to have begun at all — once Halloween is over, it's time to deck the halls and get into the holly-jolly spirit. 

It seems Netflix subscribes to this belief, as the streamer is bringing a bevy of snow-covered, simply wonderful Christmas movies and TV specials to its library starting on November 1. This includes both made-in-house content and non-original content — plenty to satisfy the whole family. 

On the first of the month, stream Christmas Break-In, Elf Pets: A Fox Cub's Christmas Tale, Elf Pets: Santa's Reindeer Rescue, or Elliot the Littlest Reindeer. A few days later, load up A Christmas Catch or Christmas with a PrinceA New York Christmas Wedding, which tells the story of a woman visited by an angel who shows her what her life would have been like if she listened to her heart many years ago, and the Netflix original film Operation Christmas Drop, which follows a congressional aide as she spends Christmas traveling across the Pacific ocean and partaking in a "decades-old tradition where gifts and supplies are parachuted to residents of remote neighboring islands," both arrive on Netflix on November 5.

Later in the month, on November 13, subscribers can catch another Netflix original: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. The film stars Forest Whitaker as toymaker Jeronicus Jangle, whose apprentice (Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most valuable invention. A forgotten creation and the determination of Jangle's granddaughter (Madalen Mills) are the key to righting wrongs, and "reawaken[ing] the magic within."

A Very Country Christmas hits Netflix on November 15, followed by Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas, which will inspire viewers to "take their own home decorating and traditions to the next level," on November 18.

Two of the most highly anticipated Netflix original holiday movies hit the streamer on November 19 and November 25, respectively: The Princess Switch: Switched Again, the sequel to the Vanessa Hudgens-starring runaway hit, and The Christmas Chronicles 2, featuring Kurt Russell as Ol' Saint Nick himself. 

Other holiday-centric offerings include Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square on November 22; A Go! Go! Cory Carson Christmas, season 2 of Sugar Rush Christmas, and Überweihnachten (aka Over Christmas) on November 27; Wonderoos: Holiday Holiday! on November 29; and Spookley and the Christmas Kittens on November 30.

November 1

Christmas Break-In

Elf Pets: A Fox Cub's Christmas Tale

Elf Pets: Santa's Reindeer Rescue

Elliot the Littlest Reindeer

November 4

A Christmas Catch

Christmas with a Prince

November 5

A New York Christmas Wedding

Operation Christmas Drop

November 13

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

November 15

A Very Country Christmas

November 18

Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas

November 19

The Princess Switch: Switched Again

November 22

Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square

November 25

The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two

November 27

A Go! Go! Cory Carson Christmas

Sugar Rush Christmas (Season 2)

Überweihnachten (aka Over Christmas)

November 29

Wonderoos: Holiday Holiday!

November 30

Spookley and the Christmas Kittens

Movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in November 2020

The seasons change. Once-lush leaves fall from the trees, their deaths providing warmth and nourishment to the roots below. So, too, does Netflix shed old programs, making way for new growth.

Tragically, November 2020 sees the culling of Netflix's assortment of Jeopardy! collections, with its "Champion Run" series leaving the streaming service on November 17. Though Ocean's Eleven arrives on Netflix on November 1, it and the rest of the Ocean's trilogy will leave on November 30. The Addams Family, sadly, bounces on November 15, as does the cult classic CGI adventure 9.

Any reminder of a pre-Twilight Taylor Lautner will escape the public consciousness when Robert Rodriguez's The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl bows out at the end of the month. Shark Night leaves on November 1, and 2011's Soul Surfer will be gone on the 16th. It's a rough month for sharks.

Leaving November 1

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil

Olympus Has Fallen

Shark Night

Leaving November 4

Death House

Leaving November 6

Into the Forest


Leaving November 7

Hit & Run

Hope Springs Eternal

The Sea of Trees


Leaving November 8

Bathtubs Over Broadway

Leaving November 11

Green Room

Leaving November 14

Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States (Season 1)

Leaving November 15


Abominable Christmas

The Addams Family


Leaving November 16

Santa Claws

Soul Surfer

Leaving November 17

Sour Grapes

Leaving November 22

End of Watch

Leaving November 23


Shot Caller

Leaving November 26

The Lincoln Lawyer

Leaving November 27

Jeopardy!: Champion Run I: Gilbert Collins

Jeopardy!: Champion Run II: Rachel Lindgren

Jeopardy!: Champion Run III: Ryan Fenster

Jeopardy!: Champion Run IV: Josh Hill

Jeopardy!: College Championship III

Jeopardy!: Producer's Pick

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Leaving November 30


The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl

The Bachelor (Season 13)

Bad News Bears

Diana: In Her Own Words

Gridiron Gang


National Security

Lakeview Terrace


Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Twelve

Ocean's Thirteen


Stand and Deliver

The Tribes of Palos Verdes

West Side Story

Y Tu Mamá También

You Don't Mess with the Zohan