From imaginative adaptations to intimate documentaries, November’s illustrious lineup of on-screen entertainment offers a little bit of everything. First up: Wednesday. The latest adaptation of the Addams Family centres Wednesday Addams—the deadpan daughter of the kooky clan with a love for all things morbid and macabre. Underpinned by director Tim Burton’s distinct gothic fantasy signature, the series stars Jenna Ortega as a darkly hilarious Wednesday in her high school years. Here, she is faced with a whole new world of bizarre adventures at Nevermore Academy, a school for outcasts of all sorts.
Next on our list is the return of The Crown. Chronicling the life of Queen Elizabeth II, the fifth season of the award-winning royal behemoth takes us into the ’90s, a contentious period rife with conflict and controversy. Imelda Staunton takes on the role of the Queen, while Elizabeth Debicki stands out for her extraordinary performance as Princess Diana. As the real-world British monarchy finds itself in a new age, all eyes lie on The Crown to see where the show goes.
For other options to consider, Selena Gomez’s highly-anticipated documentary, Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me, offers a profound look at the actress and singer’s battle with mental health. But if it’s a gripping thriller or mystery that you’re after, look to Somebody or 1899. The former is a Korean thriller that explores the sinister—and potentially fatal—side of dating applications, while the latter, created by the filmmakers behind Netflix’s Dark, is a mind-bending mystery that takes place aboard an immigrant ship.
Below, find our full curation of shows to hit play on this month—all available on popular streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney+ and Apple TV+.
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From the masterminds behind the groundbreaking science fiction Netflix series, Dark, comes a new mystery-horror series of epic proportions. The year is 1899, and a group of hopeful European immigrants set sail for New York in search of new opportunities. But when they encounter an unexpected migrant ship along the way, bizarre occurrences begin and a terrifying riddle unfolds out on the open sea.
Watch 1899 on Netflix from 17 November.
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In Causeway, Jennifer Lawrence delivers a powerful performance as Lynsey, a soldier who returns home with a traumatic brain injury after an explosion. Her recovery is slow and difficult, but adjusting to life back at home is even harder. She meets James Aucoin (Brian Tyree Henry), who works in the town’s repair shop, and in him, she finds a friend whom she can rely on for comfort and solace. At once both devastating and uplifting, this film explores what it means to accept the past and move forward—with a profound friendship at the heart of it all.
Watch Causeway on Apple TV+ now.
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The Crown Season 5
The Crown is back for its fifth season, taking us into the lives of the British monarchy in the early 1990s—a time in which the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was quickly falling apart. In a much anticipated switch-up of its illustrious cast, Imelda Staunton succeeds Olivia Colman in the role of Queen Elizabeth II, and Elizabeth Debicki plays Princess Diana with uncanny similarity. And of course, the iconic revenge dress—donned by Princess Diana on the same day Prince Charles admitted to adultery on national television—also makes an appearance.
Watch The Crown Season 5 on Netflix from 9 November.
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Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me
As an actress, singer, producer, entrepreneur and activist, it’s no doubt that Selena Gomez is one of the biggest and most recognisable names in the entertainment industry. In recent years, she has opened up about the toll that fame has taken on her, and now, with astonishing vulnerability, she recounts her hard-fought journey with her own mental well-being. From her two-year pause on touring to the physical and mental health crises that she faced, Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me offers a raw and intimate look at the past six years of Gomez’s life.
Watch Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me on Apple TV+ now.
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Delving into the dark side of dating applications, this exhilarating thriller follows Sum (Kang Hae-Lim), a software developer who doesn’t quite fit in with the people around her. When the dating platform she creates gets used by a serial killer to hunt for his targets, she gets inevitably pulled into a whirlwind of romance and murder. All the while, a blooming relationship with the mysterious architectural designer Yun-oh (Kim Young-Kwang) comes filled with secrets.
Watch Somebody on Netflix from 18 November.
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15 years after the widely-beloved Enchanted was first released, the original cast members reunite for a delightful sequel that promises to be just as magical as the first. As Giselle (Amy Adams) grows disillusioned with life in the city, the family decides to move to the sleepy suburban town of Monroeville. But what they find there isn’t a fairytale happy ending either. With a whole new set of rules and a local queen bee to appease, Giselle needs to figure out how to achieve her happily-ever-after without jeopardising her family’s happiness.
Watch Disenchanted on Disney+ from 18 November.
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There have been plenty of adaptations of the quirky Addams Family over the years, but none, perhaps, as highly anticipated as Netflix’s upcoming rendition. Directed by Tim Burton, the series stars Jenna Ortega as the endearingly deadpan Wednesday Addams in her high school years at Nevermore Academy. With Christina Ricci—who played Wednesday herself in the 1991 Addams Family film we’re most familiar with—also set to make an appearance, look forward to a darkly hilarious tale filled with woeful hijinks.
Watch Wednesday on Netflix from 23 November.