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The 20 Best Things Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in November

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Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and Dwayne The Rock Johnson in the Netflix film Red Notice


(Left to right) Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson star in "Red Notice."

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​Feel lost in options when you cue up Netflix? Want to make sure you’re up to date on the latest movies and TV shows arriving on the massive streaming platform? Perhaps more important, don’t want to miss the chance to watch something great before it’s gone? Relax. Our critics check all the latest lineups to bring you the best things coming and going — so you don’t have to. It’s all right here.

Coming Nov. 1​​

21 Jump Street (2012)

​In a hipper, funnier reboot of the ’80s TV show that made Johnny Depp famous, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum play cops who go back to high school to take down a drug ring.​​

Watch it: 21 Jump Street

A River Runs Through It (1992)

You didn’t know Robert Redford was a great director, too? Brad Pitt and Joseph Gordon-Levitt play utterly different brothers oppressed by an emotionally withholding dad (Tom Skerritt, playing a character much like his own dad) in 1920s Montana.​​​

Watch it: A River Runs Through It

Don’t Miss This: Tom Skerritt gets the starring role he deserves at 88

Addams Family Values (1993)

​In one of the greatest reboots of a TV classic, Gomez Addams (Raul Julia) and Morticia (Anjelica Huston) are happier about their new baby than rivalrous siblings Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and Pugsley (Jimmy Workman), while the nanny (Joan Cusack) eyes Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd).

Watch it: Addams Family Values

American Gangster (2007)

Cop Russell Crowe tries to prevent the rise of chauffeur turned Harlem mob boss Denzel Washington in Ridley Scott’s arty, very loosely fact-based crime thriller.​

Watch it: American Gangster

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Moneyball (2011)

​In one of his best roles, Brad Pitt plays a baseball manager who hires a nerdy Yale economist (Jonah Hill) to turn his low-budget team into champions. True story.​

Watch it: Moneyball

Coming Nov. 2

The Harder They Fall (2021)

A brilliant, extremely loosely fact-inspired fantasy about the Black cowboys and outlaws who ruled the West. Stylish, violent, fun and overstuffed with stars (Idris Elba, Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, Regina King and more). ​

Watch it: The Harder They Fall

Coming Nov. 5

Narcos: Mexico, Season 3

A superb dramatization of the three-way war between Mexican drug cartels after the 1989 arrest of top dog Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna). A true-crime masterpiece that’s seriously addictive.​

Watch it: Narcos: Mexico

Coming Nov. 7

Father Christmas Is Back (2021)

Netflix unleashes its biggest avalanche of Christmas flicks yet, including this one starring Elizabeth Hurley, John Cleese and Kelsey Grammer in the saga of four squabbling sisters whose AWOL dad turns up for the holiday at their family manor. ​

Watch it: Father Christmas Is Back

Coming Nov. 10

Passing (2021)

Actress Rebecca Hall, who is biracial, makes her directorial debut in an adaptation of the classic 1920s novel about two Black sisters, one who joins the Harlem Renaissance (Tessa Thompson), the other passing as white (Ruth Negga).​

Watch it: Passing

Coming Nov. 11

Red Notice (2021)

Fine-art heist-meister Ryan Reynolds joins FBI gumshoe Dwayne Johnson to catch the biggest art thief of all, The Bishop (Gal Gadot).​

Watch it: Red Notice​​

Coming Nov. 17

Tiger King, Season 2

Can Netflix rebottle the lightning of the documentary about tiger-zoo entrepreneur, would-be assassin, now jailbird Joe Exotic? The first season was watched by 64 million people in a month. Netflix promises “just as much mayhem and madness” this time.​

Watch it: Tiger King​

Coming Nov. 19

tick, tick … BOOM! (2021)

​Lin-Manuel Miranda directs Andrew Garfield in a musical about Jonathan Larson, who died of an aneurysm right before his epochal musical Rent conquered the world. ​

Watch it: tick, tick … BOOM!​​

The Mind, Explained: Season 2 

Emma Stone explains what’s going on inside your skull.​

Watch it: The Mind, Explained​

Coming Nov. 26

Brooke Shields stars in the Netflix film A Castle for Christmas

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A Castle for Christmas (2021)

American author Brooke Shields tries to buy a Scottish castle from its irritable owner Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride).​

Watch it: A Castle for Christmas​

Leaving Netflix Nov. 10

A Single Man (2009)

Fashion designer Tom Ford proves himself a startlingly good director in the drama of a Brit English prof in L.A. contemplating suicide after the death of his lover. From the novel by Brit literary great Christopher Isherwood (Cabaret).​

Watch it: A Single Man​

Leaving Netflix Nov. 11

Fruitvale Station (2013)

Michael B. Jordan stars in the heartrending story of a Black man slain on New Year’s Eve at a Bay Area train station. Alas, a true story.​

Watch it: Fruitvale Station​

Leaving Netflix Nov. 26

Broadchurch: Seasons 1-3

Last chance to binge the mystery series about detectives (David Tennant and now-hot actress Olivia Colman) in a picturesque Dorset coastal village.​

Watch it: Broadchurch​

Leaving Netflix Nov. 30

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Matthew McConaughey excels as an attorney whose office is the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car. He gets mixed up in a case that gets a friend killed — and maybe he’s next.

Watch it: The Lincoln Lawyer​

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Oscars rained down on this effective tearjerker about a doomed underdog boxer (Hilary Swank), her cranky coach (Clint Eastwood) and their pal (Morgan Freeman).​

Watch it: Million Dollar Baby​

Pineapple Express (2008)

A stoner (Seth Rogen, in the role he was born to play) sees a murder and goes on the run from a drug lord (Gary Cole) and a bent cop (Rosie Perez) in a delightful action comedy.​

Watch it: Pineapple Express​

Tim Appelo covers entertainment and is the film and TV critic for AARP. Previously, he was the entertainment editor at Amazon, video critic at Entertainment Weekly, and a critic and writer for The Hollywood Reporter, People, MTV, The Village Voice and LA Weekly.

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