From Eternals, Cowboy Bebop, Hawkeye, and more, these are the new movies and series of November that you shouldn’t miss.
Believe it or not, 2021 is almost coming to a close. Yes, it went by THAT fast. Even though we are already in November, that doesn’t mean that the new releases coming this month is lacking. In fact, it is far from it. The month is already shaping up to be an exciting one for new movies and TV shows. So, if you have exhausted your binge list or are looking for more things to add to your playlist, here are the new movies and TV shows of November 2021 that should be on your radar.
The MCU’s latest offering is almost here and it’s looking to be one of the more unique entries into the MCU. The Eternals follows a group of immortal beings who were created thousands of years ago to protect humanity against the Deviants. One day, the Deviants return to earth, threatening its existence, so the Eternals must reunite to stop the threat once more. The Eternals is aiming to be one of the most epic stories the MCU has seen. The A-list cast has us already excited and having a director like Chloe Zhao at the helm makes it all the better. Not to mention that this movie will have the MCU’s first deaf and gay superhero (plus a soundtrack that features BTS). Eternals is arriving in theaters on November 5 and in PH cinemas on December 1.
Due to the Twilight franchise, some people automatically assume that dismiss Kristen Stewart as not-so capable actress. However, that’s far from the truth, and in her latest film, Spencer, she is looking to silence all her critics once and for all. Spencer follows Princess Diana (Kristen Stewart) mainly during the Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England. During this time, Diana decides to get a divorce from Prince Charles. Taking on one of the most famous figures in human history is no easy feat, but the fact that Kristen is already receiving Oscar buzz for her acting means that she’s looking to deliver and then some. Spencer hits cinemas on November 5.
As one of the most popular MOBAs in the world, League of Legends was ripe for an adaptation. And that adaptation is finally coming with Arcane. The animated series is set in the world of the game and will follow the stories of many of the game’s champions like Vi, Jinx, Caitlyn, Jayce, and Viktor. If you’re a fan of the games, this series is a must-watch. But even if you aren’t aware of the LoL world, Arcane may still be enjoyed as an animated series. Who knows, it might even get you into playing the game. Arcane arrives on Netflix on November 6 with new episodes coming on November 13 and 20.
Red Notice centers on Interpol agent John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson), who teams up with the world’s second-best art thief Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds), to take down the world’s best art thief, The Bishop (Gal Gadot). What Red Notice has going for it is the fact that it puts three of the biggest movie stars in the world together for one movie. Fingers crossed that Red Notice delivers given all the talent involved. You can stream this on Netflix on November 12.
Even though it’s no longer Halloween, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy horror movies or series. And HBO is offering a horror series that will be appealing to horror fans, especially Asian horror. Folklore is a series that revolves around takes of myth and superstition across Asia. In each of the season’s six episodes, a myth or superstition in an Asian country will be brought to life. To get you even more excited, Erik Matti directed an episode of the series. Called 7 Days of Hell, the episode will revolve around an albularyo. Other countries to be featured include Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore. You can stream this horror series on HBO Go starting November 14.
Netflix is offering up a new K-Drama this month, and this time it’s in the supernatural kind. Based on a popular Naver webtoon, Hellbound is set in a world where supernatural angels suddenly start appearing on Earth to condemn people to hell. This then gives rise to the New Truth Church, a group of people who preach the coming apocalypse and the angels. At the center of it all is Jung Jin-soo, the group’s mysterious but charismatic leader. You can stream this on Netflix starting on November 19.
Netflix’s highly anticipated live-action adaptation of the classic 90s anime is almost here. The story follows a ragtag group of bounty hunters, Spike Spiegel, Valentine, and Jet Black, and their friends as they travel across space looking for their next bounty. To say that expectations are high is an understatement given how well-loved the original anime is. Speaking of the original anime, it is currently available on Netflix so you can watch that before you watch the live-action series. Cowboy Bebop hits Netflix on November 19.
TICK, TICK… BOOM!
Partially inspired by RENT creator Jonathan Larson, this interestingly titled film follows Jon (Andrew Garfield), a promising young theater composer who navigates love, life, and friendship as he purposes his dreams. Serving as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut, the movie is looking to be your next must-see musical. Tick, Tick… BOOM! Arrives on Netflix on November 19.
Who are you going to call? Ghostbusters! After an extended hiatus and a divisive 2016 reboot, Ghostbusters is back and is looking better than ever. Serving as the third movie in the official timeline, Ghostbusters: Afterlife follows the story of a mom and her two kids who move to a remote town. Once there, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and must use the resources left for them to spot an evil ghost once more. Director Jason Reitman, whose father, Ivan Reitman, directed the first two Ghostbusters movies, is hoping to inject new life into the franchise, and from what we’ve seen, he may be on the right track. The movie screens in cinemas on November 19 and PH movie screens on January 26, 2022.
THE WHEEL OF TIME
Missing Game of Thrones? Looking for that next big fantasy series? Then The Wheel of Time might just scratch that itch. Based on the novels by Robert Jordan, this series is set in a high fantasy world where certain people have access to magic. A woman named Moiraine (Rosamund Pike) crosses paths with five young men and a woman and must now go on an epic journey. Based on the trailers, Amazon isn’t skimping when it comes to delivering an epic fantasy series that appeals to both the fans of the books and fantasy genre fans in general. The six-episode season premieres on Amazon Prime on November 19.
MORE THAN BLUE
If the name sounds familiar, that’s because More Than Blue is the Philippine remake of the Korean film of the same name from 2009. The remake’s plot will hue closely to the original which follows couple Cream and K. But K has terminal cancer, so he decides to set Cream up with another man. This romantic tale will have Yassi Pressman and JC Santos star in the leading roles with Nuel Naval serving as the director. It arrives on Vivamax this November 19.
RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACOON CITY
Resident Evil has been enjoying a renaissance when it comes to its recent video games. This movie/reboot is hoping to do the same thing for RE‘s movies. Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City combines the plot of both Resident Evil 1 and 2 to tell the origin story of the Spencer Mansion and Racoon City. Video game movies are usually hit or miss, mostly a miss. But hopes are high that this Resident Evil movie does the video game series justice. The movie arrives in theaters on November 24 and PH cinemas on December 15.
The latest MCU TV series is almost here. Set during Christmas, Hawkeye follows the titular character in New York City as he trains Kate Bishop in the ways of Hawkeye and possibly succeed Clint Barton in the role. The holiday setting and the action-comedy vibe are a great contrast to the usually serious Clint Barton. Also, the series draws heavy inspiration from Matt Fraction and David Aja’s fan-favorite comic-run of the character. Add to that the inclusion of Hailee Steinfeld and the return of Florence Pugh’s Yelena, then you have the makings for another exciting MCU series. Hawkeye premiers on Disney Plus on November 24.
HOUSE OF GUCCI
Lady Gaga in another lead actress role? Adam Driver as her leading man? A supporting cast that includes Salma Hayek, Al Pacino, and Jared Leto? Brb, getting our tickets. Set over three decades, House of Gucci tells the story of the Gucci family and their fashion empire with the story culminating in Patrizia Reggiani hiring a hitman to kill her husband, Maurizio Gucci. If everything falls into place, then Ridley Scott may just give us one of the best movies of the year. House of Gucci hits cinemas on November 24.
Disney’s latest animated film is nearly here and it’s looking to bring magic for viewers once more. Encanto tells the story of the Madrigal family who is all gifted with magical powers. Well, except for Mirabel who is the only member of the family without powers. But she might just be their only savior when tragedy hits the family. Disney’s latest effort takes heavy inspiration from Colombian culture and features a soundtrack of eight new songs composed entirely by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Encanto arrives in theaters on November 24 and PH cinemas on December 8.
While these aren’t technically new, these shows are premiering noteworthy new seasons. Narcos: Mexico Season 3 (November 5). Big Mouth Season 5 (November 5). The Flash Season 8 (November 16). Tiger King Season 2 (November 17), Star Trek Discovery Season 4 (November 18).
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