November isn’t a great month.

Once the buzz of Halloween and the sweet, sweet scent of toffee apples from Bonfire Night has been and gone, November is essentially three weeks of waiting around for it to be acceptable to start getting excited about Christmas.

People try and zhush it up with the whole Movemeber thing but not even that can save it.

But you know what can save it?

Netflix.

The streaming giants are releasing a whole host of new content for us to binge on in November, so without further adieu, here’s the best of what’s to come.

House of Cards (Season 6)

With Frank now out of the picture for good it’s up to Clare Underwood to step up as the first president of the US and navigate a particularly tricky political climate.

Kevin Lever of FilmEra wrote that “with Wright at the forefront of the show now, House of Cards shines as it did in its early years.”

Coming to Netflix on 2nd November

The Sinner (Season 2)

While Jessica Biel out of the picture (she’s still an executive producer), there’s a new mystery to get to the bottom of.

Season 2 follows detective Harry Ambrose investigating a disturbing double murder involving a 13-year-old suspect.

Coming to Netflix on 9th November 

Narcos: Mexico

Narcos: Mexico is resetting all the Pablo Escobar stuff and going back to the 1980s to follow the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel, with Diego Luna portraying notorious real-life drug cartel boss Félix Gallardo (aka “the Rockefeller of marijuana”), who is looking to start an empire.

Gone are former leading men Pedro Pascal and Boyd Holbrook fighting the good fight, but instead we have Michael Peña co-starring as Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, an undercover DEA agent working in Gallardo’s operation.

Coming to Netflix on 16 November 

Outlaw King

A true David vs Goliath story of how the great 14th Century Scottish ‘Outlaw King’ Robert The Bruce used cunning and bravery to defeat and repel the much larger and better equipped occupying English army.

It stars Chris Pine so it’ll be interesting to see him take on a different role to what we’re used to seeing from him.

Coming to Netflix on 9th November 

The Windsors

A genuinely funny comedy soap opera, which originally appeared on Channel 4, re-imagining the lives of the British Royal Family as you have never seen them before.

Harry Enfield stars so what more needs to be said.

Coming to Netflix on 15 November

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

From Joel and Ethan Cohen (Fargo, The Big Lebowski) The Ballad of Buster Scruggs follows the story of two trail bosses on the Oregon Trail and a woman who needs the help of one of them and who might be a marriage prospect for the other.

Coming to Netflix on 16th November

F is For Family (Season 3)

When Frank befriends a handsome young fighter pilot (voiced by Vince Vaughn) the family embarks on a whole new set of adventures.

Coming to Netflix on 30 November 

The Other Side of the Wind

After being in limbo for several decades, this film by  Orson Welles is a satire of both the passing of Classic Hollywood and the avant-garde filmmakers of the New Hollywood of the 1970s.

Coming to Netflix on 2 November 

Children of Men

The film takes place in 2027, where two decades of human infertility have left society on the brink of collapse. A former activist (Clive Owen) must transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Coming to Netflix on 1st November

The Lord of the Rings trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King)

Peter Jackson’s classic trilogy based on the epic fantasy books of J.R.R Tolkein.

Essentially one of the best film series ever made and absolute must-see movies.

Coming to Netflix on 1st November 

Waterworld

In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw “smokers,” and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.

Interesting fact: It was the most expensive film ever made at the time it was released (1995).

Coming to Netflix on 9 November

Ali G Indahouse

The film that properly introduced Sacha Baron Cohen to us, Ali G Indahouse is a side-splittingly funny comedy about the white gangsta-rapper wannabe trying to resolve one of Great Britain’s biggest national and political scandals. 

It’s hilarious from start to finish.

Coming to Netflix 9th November.

RoboCop

The sci-fi classic finally makes its way onto Netflix.

Set in a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Coming to Netflix on 1st November

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