What's Now Streaming - November 2020

Here's what's new, what's hot and what you should watch this month on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, Disney and more.

By Matthew Lissauer

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As we all sit braced on the outcome of the Presidential Election and its aftermath, we're here to help you take a well-deserved break. This month you'll find a number of great, original movies, and classic gems, on your favorite streaming services. Plus, you'll find a few awards contenders that will make your movie-watching feel all the more rewarding. Read on below as we run down and highlight some top selected films debuting this month on each platform. Stay safe, stay sane, and happy movie-watching!

Netflix

Madalen Mills in "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey." © Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

This month, Netflix is firing up the Christmas cheer early with a bevy of holiday-themed originals. Kicking off November is "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey," Netflix's new musical in which a grumpy old toy maker (Forest Whitaker) finds new joy when his grandaughter arrives at his door. In the middle of the month you can enjoy some more yule-tide cheer with "Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square." Then, just in time for Thanksgiving, relax with the family and enjoy Kurt Russell's follow up to his 2018 holiday hit with "The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two." Also debuting this month is the streamer's next awards contenders, "The Life Ahead" featuring the cinematic return of iconic actress Sophia Loren, and Ron Howard's "Hillbilly Elegy" starring Amy Adams. Here's the full list of Netflix premieres:

  • A Clockwork Orange (1971) - 11/1
  • Boyz N the Hood (1991) - 11/1
  • Casper (1995) - 11/1
  • Christmas Break-In (2018) - 11/1
  • Easy A (2010) - 11/1
  • Jumping the Broom (2011) - 11/1
  • Knock Knock (2015) - 11/1
  • Little Monsters (1989) - 11/1
  • Mile 22 (2018) - 11/1
  • Ocean’s Eleven (2001) - 11/1
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) - 11/1
  • Piercing (2018) - 11/1
  • Platoon (1986) - 11/1
  • Snowden (2016) - 11/1
  • The Impossible (2012) - 11/1
  • The Indian in the Cupboard (1995) - 11/1
  • The Next Karate Kid (1994) - 11/1
  • Yes Man (2008) - 11/1
  • Prospect (2018) - 11/2
  • Mother (2020) - 11/3 - Original
  • A Christmas Catch (2018) - 11/4
  • Christmas With a Prince (2018) - 11/4
  • A New York Christmas Wedding (2020) - 11/5
  • Midnight at the Magnolia (2020) - 11/5
  • Operation Christmas Drop (2020) - 11/5 - Original
  • Citation (2020) - 11/6 - Original
  • The Late Bloomer (2016) - 11/6
  • What We Wanted (Was wir wollten) (2020) - 11/11 - Original
  • Fruitvale Station (2013) - 11/12
  • Ludo (2020) - 11/12 - Original
  • Memories of a Teenager (Yo, Adolscente) (2019) - 11/12
  • Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) - 11/13 - Original
  • The Life Ahead (La vita davanti a se) (2020) - 11/13 - Original
  • A Very Country Christmas (2017) - 11/15
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2009) - 11/15
  • Hometown Holiday (2018) - 11/15
  • V for Vendetta (2005) - 11/15
  • Loving (2016) - 11/16
  • Whose Streets? (2017) - 11/16
  • The Princess Switch: Switched Again (2020) - 11/19 - Original
  • Alien Xmas (2020) - 11/20 - Original
  • Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (2020) - 11/22 - Original
  • Machete Kills (2013) - 11/22
  • Hard Kill (2020) - 11/23
  • Shawn Mendes: In Wonder (2020) - 11/23 - Original
  • Hillbilly Elegy (2020) - 11/24 - Original
  • Notes for My Son (El Cuaderno de Tomy) (2020) - 11/24 - Original
  • The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two (2020) - 11/25 - Original
  • Mosul (2019) - 11/26 - Original
  • Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker (2020) - 11/27 - Original
  • The Beast (La Belva) (2020) - 11/27 - Original
  • The 2nd (2020) - 11/30
Amazon Prime Video

Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, and Peter Macdissi in "Uncle Frank." © Amazon / Courtesy Everett Collection

It's all classic gems and holiday spirits at Amazon. Look for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," which will celebrate its 20th anniversary next month. Action fans can enjoy the "Expendables" trilogy, while music fans can rock out to The Band's classic concert film "The Last Waltz," shot by a young Martin Scorsese. And, for those that want to wade in past political waters, you can find Oliver Stone's George W. Bush biopic, "W." Later in the month, Amazon will host the streaming debuts of the timely "Bombshell," from last year's awards race, and "The Secret: Dare to Dream," which has been enjoying success on Premium VOD, since its digital debut this summer. Finally, on Thanksgiving, Amazon will launch its original drama "Uncle Frank," with Paul Bettany. Here's the full list of Amazon premieres:

  • 28 Days Later (2003) - 11/1
  • A Christmas Movie Christmas (2019) - 11/1
  • A Christmas Switch (2018) - 11/1
  • Arizona Whirlwind (1944) - 11/1
  • Article 99 (1992) - 11/1
  • As Good As It Gets (1997) - 11/1
  • Boyz N the Hood (1991) - 11/1
  • Breathless (1983) - 11/1
  • Country Strong (2011) - 11/1
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) - 11/1
  • Dead Poets Society (1989) - 11/1
  • Deja Vu (2006) - 11/1
  • Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009) - 11/1
  • Firewalker (1986) - 11/1
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) - 11/1
  • Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) - 11/1
  • Me, Myself & Irene (2000) - 11/1
  • More Than a Game (2009) - 11/1
  • Mr. Majestyk (1974) - 11/1
  • Next Day Air (2009) - 11/1
  • Platoon (1986) - 11/1
  • Rock N’ Roll Christmas (2019) - 11/1
  • Romancing the Stone (1984) - 11/1
  • Ronin (1998) - 11/1
  • Silverado (1985) - 11/1
  • Step Up (2006) - 11/1
  • Thank You For Smoking (2006) - 11/1
  • The Expendables (2010) - 11/1
  • The Expendables 2 (2012) - 11/1
  • The Expendables 3 (2014) - 11/1
  • The Insider (1999) - 11/1
  • The Iron Lady (2011) - 11/1
  • The Jewel of the Nile (1985) - 11/1
  • The Last Waltz (1978) - 11/1
  • The Sapphires (2013) - 11/1
  • The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) - 11/1
  • The X Files: I Want To Believe (2008) - 11/1
  • Underworld (2003) - 11/1
  • Underworld: Evolution (2006) - 11/1
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) - 11/1
  • W. (2008) - 11/1
  • Wall Street (1987) - 11/1
  • Water for Elephants (2011) - 11/1
  • You Got Served (2004) - 11/1
  • Zookeeper (2011) - 11/1
  • General Commander (2019) - 11/3
  • The Assault (2017) - 11/3
  • Blue Story (2020) - 11/4
  • The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020) - 11/6
  • Retaliation (2017) - 11/7
  • Tonight You're Mine (2012) - 11/11
  • The Ride (2018) - 11/13
  • The Dictator (2012) - 11/14
  • 12 Pups of Christmas (2019) - 11/15
  • Christmas Crush (2019) - 11/15
  • Body Cam (2020) - 11/18
  • Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss (2020) - 11/20
  • Most Wanted (Target Number One) (2020) - 11/21
  • Uncle Frank (2020) - 11/25 - Original
  • Bombshell (2019) - 11/26
  • Life in a Year (2020) - 11/27
Hulu

The cast of "Happiest Season." © TriStar Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

Hulu will share in some of Amazon's streaming premieres, while also debuting some of this year's popular indies including sci-fi thriller "Sputnik" and Ethan Hawke's Nikola Tesla biopic "Tesla." As the pandemic forced changes to theatrical debuts, Hulu picked up two titles for at-home streaming. They include horror thriller "Run" which will launch on 11/20, and holiday rom-com "Happiest Season," which hits screens on 11/25, in time for Thanksgiving. Also, earlier in the month, look for Hulu's own documentary, "I Am Greta," which profiles young climate change activist, Greta Thunberg. Here's the full list of Hulu premieres:

  • 12 Rounds (2009) - 11/1
  • 3 Ninjas (1992) - 11/1
  • A Christmas in Vermont (2016) - 11/1
  • A Christmas Solo (2017) - 11/1
  • A Christmas Tale (2005) - 11/1
  • A Nanny for Christmas (2010) - 11/1
  • A View to a Kill (1985) - 11/1
  • Alien Nation (1988) - 11/1
  • Antwone Fisher (2002) - 11/1
  • Article 99 (1992) - 11/1
  • Beerfest (2006) - 11/1
  • Big Daddy (1999) - 11/1
  • Breathless (1983) - 11/1
  • Bringing Down the House (2003) - 11/1
  • Broadcast News (1987) - 11/1
  • Children of the Corn (2009) - 11/1
  • Christmas in Compton (2012) - 11/1
  • Christmas on Holly Lane (2018) - 11/1
  • Crimson Tide (1995) - 11/1
  • Dead Presidents (1995) - 11/1
  • Diamonds Are Forever (1971) - 11/1
  • For Your Eyes Only (1981) - 11/1
  • Foxfire (1996) - 11/1
  • From Russia With Love (1964) - 11/1
  • Fun in Acapulco (1963) - 11/1
  • Hud (1963) - 11/1
  • I Heart Huckabees (2003) - 11/1
  • I Spy (2002) - 11/1
  • Johnny Mnemonic (1995) - 11/1
  • Jumping the Broom (2011) - 11/1
  • Kiss the Girls (1997) - 11/1
  • Knocked Up (2007) - 11/1
  • Licence to Kill (1989) - 11/1
  • Little Giants (1994) - 11/1
  • Live and Let Die (1973) - 11/1
  • Lord of War (2005) - 11/1
  • Lost in Space (1998) - 11/1
  • Love Hurts (1990) - 11/1
  • Maverick (1994) - 11/1
  • Moonraker (1979) - 11/1
  • Mr. Majestyk (1974) - 11/1
  • Much Ado About Nothing (1993) - 11/1
  • Next Day Air (2009) - 11/1
  • Octopussy (1983) - 11/1
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) - 11/1
  • Once Upon a Time at Christmas (2017) - 11/1
  • Pacific Heights (1990) - 11/1
  • Paws P.I. (2018) - 11/1
  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2009) - 11/1
  • Platoon (1986) - 11/1
  • Ronin (1998) - 11/1
  • School Dance (2014) - 11/1
  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - 11/1
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) - 11/1
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999) - 11/1
  • The Bourne Identity (2002) - 11/1
  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004) - 11/1
  • The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) - 11/1
  • The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009) - 11/1
  • The Expendables (2010) - 11/1
  • The Expendables 2 (2012) - 11/1
  • The Expendables 3 (2014) - 11/1
  • The Horse Whisperer (1998) - 11/1
  • The Kingdom of Heaven (2005) - 11/1
  • The Last Waltz (1978) - 11/1
  • The Living Daylights (1987) - 11/1
  • The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) - 11/1
  • The Net (1995) - 11/1
  • The Prestige (2006) - 11/1
  • The Spy Next Door (2010) - 11/1
  • The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) - 11/1
  • The Waterboy (1998) - 11/1
  • The World Is Not Enough (1999) - 11/1
  • Thunderball (1965) - 11/1
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) - 11/1
  • Universal Soldier (1992) - 11/1
  • W. (2008) - 11/1
  • Wanted (2008) - 11/1
  • Wetlands (2019) - 11/1
  • Wild Hogs (2007) - 11/1
  • Wild Things (1998) - 11/1
  • Working Girl (1988) - 11/1
  • You Only Live Twice (1967) - 11/1
  • General Commander (2019) - 11/3
  • The Assault (2017) - 11/3
  • Blue Story (2020) - 11/4
  • Breaking for Whales (2020) - 11/5
  • The Nice Guys (2016) - 11/9
  • Vic the Viking (2020) - 11/10
  • The Girl Next Door (2004) - 11/11
  • Tonight You're Mine (2012) - 11/11
  • The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) - 11/12
  • I Am Greta (2020) - 11/13 - Original
  • Sputnik (2020) - 11/13
  • The Dictator (2012) - 11/14
  • 12 Pups of Christmas (2019) - 11/15
  • A Christmas Movie Christmas (2019) - 11/15
  • A Nice Girl Like You (2020) - 11/15
  • Cartel Land (2015) - 11/15
  • Christmas Crush (2019) - 11/15
  • Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss (2018) - 11/16
  • Soul Surfer (2011) - 11/17
  • Body Cam (2020) - 11/18
  • McQueen (2018) - 11/18
  • Amulet (2020) - 11/19
  • Run (2020) - 11/20 - Original
  • Tesla (2020) - 11/20
  • Happiest Season (2020) - 11/25 - Original
  • Bombshell (2019) - 11/26
  • Centigrade (2020) - 11/27
  • The Big Ugly (2020) - 11/29
HBO/HBO Max

Harrison Ford in "The Call of the Wild." © 20th Century Studios / courtesy Everett Collection

HBO subscribers can look for the streaming premieres of recent theatrical releases "The Dead Don't Die" (Sat., 11/7), "Dolittle" (Sat., 11/14), "Underwater" (Sat., 11/21), and "The Call of the Wild" (Sat., 11/28). Other gems debuting on the service include classic Adam Sandler romps "Billy Madison" and "Happy Gilmore," hit '90s teen romance "Cruel Intentions," Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn's 1995 awards favorite "Dead Man Walking," and Josh Trank's 2012 breakout found-footage/superhero mashup "Chronicle." Here's the full list of HBO premieres:

  • The Dead Don't Die (2019) - 11/7 - Theatrical Premiere
  • Dolitte (2020) - 11/14 - Theatrical Premiere
  • Underwater (2020) - 11/21 - Theatrical Premiere
  • The Call of the Wild (2020) - 11/28 - Theatrical Premiere
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) - 11/1
  • A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) - 11/1
  • Battleship (2012) - 11/1
  • Billy Madison (1995) - 11/1
  • Chronicle (2012) - 11/1
  • Cruel Intentions (1999) - 11/1
  • Dead Man Walking (1995) - 11/1
  • Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) - 11/1
  • Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) - 11/1
  • Genius (2016) - 11/1
  • Hacksaw Ridge (2016) - 11/1
  • Happy Gilmore (1996) - 11/1
  • High Fidelity (2000) - 11/1
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) - 11/1
  • King Kong (?) - 11/1
  • Lowriders (2016) - 11/1
  • Miss Julie (2014) - 11/1
  • Red Tails (2012) - 11/1
  • The Banger Sisters (2002) - 11/1
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey (?) - 11/1
  • The Eagle (2011) - 11/1
  • The Fast and the Furious (2001) - 11/1
  • The Five-Year Engagement (2012) - 11/1
  • The Hurricane (1999) - 11/1
  • The Last King of Scotland (2007) - 11/1
  • The Madness of King George (1994) - 11/1
  • The Prophecy (1995) - 11/1
  • The Prophecy 2 (1998) - 11/1
  • The Prophecy 3: The Ascent (2000) - 11/1
  • The Prophecy: Forsaken (2005) - 11/1
  • The Prophecy: Uprising (2005) - 11/1
  • Tower Heist (2011) - 11/1
  • Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) - 11/1
  • Untamed Heart (1993) - 11/1
  • We Bought a Zoo (2011) - 11/1
  • Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004) - 11/1
Disney+

Mackenzie Foy in "Black Beauty." © Disney+

While most of us might be caught up in the space adventures of "The Mandalorian," Disney's other holiday debut this month is their remake of classic horse drama "Black Beauty," starring Kate Winselt and Mackenzie Foy. Other debuts include "Cars" spin-offs "Planes" and "Planes: Fire & Rescue."

  • Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009) - 11/6
  • Mr. Magoo (1997) - 11/6
  • Planes (2013) - 11/20
  • Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) - 11/20
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) - 11/27
  • Black Beauty (2020) - 11/27 - Original
  • The Adventures of Yellow Dog: Far From Home (1995) - 11/27
Digital & Premium Video On Demand

Anya Taylor-Joy in "The New Mutants." © 20th Century Studios / Courtesy Everett Collection

Finally, throughout the month look for some new VOD and PVOD releases including recent theatrical releases "The New Mutants" and "Words on Bathroom Walls."

  • Possessor Uncut (2020) - 11/3
  • Jungleland (2020) - 11/10
  • Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) - 11/10
  • The New Mutants (2020) - 11/17
  • Zappa (2020) - 11/27

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