The new month has brought a fresh slate of movies to Netflix’s
In the first section, you’ll find the ten movies I love the most, the ones I find most intriguing. And at the end of the article, you’ll find a comprehensive breakdown of every single new movie available to Netflix subscribers. All in all, I’ll provide a complete rundown of the standout additions that are worth adding to your watchlist.
The 10 Best New Movies on Netflix in November 2023
NYAD dives deep into the extraordinary tale of Diana Nyad, charting her stirring return to the grueling world of marathon swimming. Directed by acclaimed documentary filmmakers Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, the film stars Annette Bening as Diana, a former swimming champion turned journalist, who at the cusp of her sixtieth birthday, sets her sights on a daunting goal that once slipped through her fingers: the arduous 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida. Unshaken by the looming dangers of the open sea and without the protection of a shark cage, Diana, supported by her steadfast friend and coach Bonnie Stoll, portrayed by Jodie Foster, embarks on an exhilarating quest that challenges both body and spirit.
Whiplash is a tour-de-force drama that strikes a chord with its intense portrayal of ambition and obsession in the pursuit of artistic greatness. Directed with a rhythmic brilliance by Damien Chazelle, the film features a riveting performance by Miles Teller as an aspiring jazz drummer, whose passion is tested by a fearsome instructor, played masterfully by J.K. Simmons. The movie’s electrifying music sequences and psychological tension form a crescendo that captivates viewers, making it a must-watch for anyone who appreciates a deep dive into the sacrifices and struggles on the road to perfection. Its pulse-pounding storytelling and high-stakes emotion will leave you as breathless as its final drum solo.
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
In Drag Me to Hell, director Sam Raimi returns to his horror roots and delivers a terrifyingly fun ride that ingeniously blends jump scares with a wicked sense of humor. Alison Lohman stars as a loan officer cursed by an elderly woman she’s wronged, leading to a series of spine-chilling and often grotesquely comic encounters. Raimi’s knack for creating suspense with a side of slapstick shines throughout, offering a viewing experience perfect for those who love their horror with equal parts scares and laughs. This film’s creative special effects and relentless pace make it an exhilarating watch that’s both an ode to classic horror and a fresh take on the genre.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Big Lebowski rolls out an effortlessly cool vibe in a story that’s as meandering and hypnotic as a smoke-filled bowling alley. This Coen Brothers’ cult classic features Jeff Bridges as ‘The Dude’, whose slacker existence is upended in a case of mistaken identity. With a supporting cast including John Goodman and Steve Buscemi, the film weaves a rich tapestry of bizarre characters and memorable dialogue. It’s a film that invites viewers to indulge in its quirky world, rewarding those who appreciate sharp wit and a story that abides by no rules but its own. Fans of offbeat comedies with a dash of noir should definitely check out this iconic flick for its unique humor and lasting charm.
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Pitch Perfect hits a high note in the world of musical comedies, directed with an upbeat tempo by Jason Moore. Starring Anna Kendrick as a rebellious newcomer to the competitive college a cappella scene, this film is packed with dazzling performances and heartwarming humor. With a cast that harmonizes comedy with catchy covers, including Rebel Wilson’s breakout performance, it’s a movie that resonates with anyone who loves a good underdog story with a side of song and dance. Pitch Perfect is the perfect pick for a feel-good movie night that will have you tapping your feet and maybe even singing along.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi thrusts viewers into the intensity of modern warfare, with Michael Bay at the helm, bringing his signature explosive action to the screen. This gripping tale of heroism is based on the true events of the 2012 Benghazi attack, as John Krasinski leads a cast of elite ex-military operators on a mission to protect their CIA outpost. The film is a must-see for action enthusiasts and history buffs alike, providing a visceral depiction of bravery and sacrifice. With its unrelenting suspense and powerful performances, 13 Hours offers a stark reminder of the chaos of conflict and the valor of those who face it head-on.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World offers a high-voltage, comic book-style escapade directed by Edgar Wright that’s as visually inventive as it is narratively off-the-wall. Michael Cera stars as the eponymous Scott, a bass guitarist who must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in an array of fantastical duels. A visual feast combining the aesthetics of video games and indie comics, the film is an adrenaline-pumping ride for fans of alternative romance, sharp humor, and dynamic storytelling. This unique cinematic experience stands out for its originality, fast-paced action, and clever script, making it a cult favorite that continues to charm and entertain audiences eager for a blend of comedy, action, and romance.
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Sixteen Candles is a quintessential coming-of-age comedy that continues to be a touchstone for teen angst and romance. Directed by John Hughes, it features Molly Ringwald in her breakout role as the lovelorn Samantha Baker, grappling with the chaos of her sixteenth birthday which her family has forgotten. The film’s blend of heartfelt moments and 80s-era humor makes it a must-watch for those who appreciate the highs and lows of growing up. Hughes’s keen understanding of teenage woes and comedic timing shine through, ensuring that Sixteen Candles remains a beloved classic for new generations to discover.
The Social Network (2010)
The Social Network, directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, delivers a riveting drama about the controversial birth of Facebook. Jesse Eisenberg portrays Mark Zuckerberg, the Harvard undergrad who becomes the youngest billionaire in history, but not without sparking a series of legal battles and personal conflicts. This film stands out for its sharp dialogue, compelling narrative, and award-winning score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. It’s a film that offers more than just a biopic; it’s a study of ambition, betrayal, and the complex relationships that fuel the drive for success in the digital age.
13 Going on 30 (2004)
13 Going on 30 brings a charming twist to the wish-fulfillment fantasy genre, directed with a warm-hearted spirit by Gary Winick. Jennifer Garner shines as Jenna Rink, who makes an extraordinary leap from awkward adolescence to a glamorous life as a 30-year-old fashion magazine editor overnight. It’s a story that resonates with anyone who’s ever been tempted to rush through life, only to realize the importance of the journey. With a mix of comedy, romance, and a touch of 80s nostalgia, 13 Going on 30 teaches us that the essence of who we are is often found in the dreams of our youth.
Every New Movie on Netflix in October 2023
- November 1: 13 Going on 30 (2004); 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016); Black Christmas (2019); Cold Pursuit (2019); Desperado (1995); Drag Me to Hell (2009); Downsizing (2017); Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019); Godzilla vs. Kong (2021); Hurricane Season (2023); Locked In (2023); Nuovo Olimpo (2023); Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009); Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (2015); Pitch Perfect (2012); Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010); Sherlock Gnomes (2018); Sixteen Candles (1984); Strawberry Shortcake: Perfect Holiday (2023); Ted 2 (2015); The Addams Family (1991); The Big Lebowski (1998); The Change-Up (2011); The Mummy (2017); The Scorpion King (2002); The Social Network (2010); The Transporter: Refuelled (2015); Think Like A Dog (2020); Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion: The Movie (2006); Whiplash (2014); Wingwomen / Voleuses (2023); Zoom: Academy for Superheroes (2006)
- November 3: NYAD (2023); Vacaciones de verano (2023)