New on Netflix: 5 Best Movies and Shows Added in November

… and when and why to watch them

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Paul Rudd and Paul Rudd (yes, you read that correctly) star in “Living with Yourself.” / Netflix

Whether you’re traveling to hang out with family or staying put to spend time with friends over the holidays, you might need a break from small talk while still being present in their company. There’s no better way to fill that awkward quiet time than by enjoying a movie or a few episodes of a TV show. So while you’re binging your holiday leftovers together, binge these new Netflix films and TV series that we highly recommend. And check out our past additions of must-watch titles recently added to Netflix as well as our recommendations for what to watch on Disney+ and what’s hot on Hulu

1. ‘American Son’

Available: Starting Nov. 1


⌚When to watch it: When you need a reminder to be grateful for your relatives


Why to watch it: Emmy-nominated powerhouse Kerry Washington (of Scandal and Confirmation fame) and Steven Pasquale star as the parents of a missing mixed-race child in American Son, a chilling portrayal of modern race relations in a police system often tainted by deep-seated bias. This Netflix film is based on the Broadway play. The entire cast and the director was brought back for the movie.

2. ‘I Lost My Body’

Available: Starting Nov. 29


⌚When to watch it: When you think things couldn’t get more out of hand

Why to watch it: Winner of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival’s top prize during the International Critics’ Week, this animated mystery movie is unlike anything you’ve ever watched: I Lost My Body stars a severed hand (yes, that extremity attached to your arm) that is searching for the rest of its body in Paris and the unknown reason for the separation. One review of the film says it “closely examines the concept of free will versus determinism to understand how fate affects the human condition.”

3. ‘The Irishman’

Available: Starting Nov. 27


⌚When to watch it: When you feel like being in the know come Oscar season

Why to watch it: There’s not much more we can say to persuade you to watch The Irishman, which is Martin Scorsese’s best-reviewed film of all time. ONE37pm contributor Keith Nelson Jr. said it best after seeing it at the New York Film Festival: Scorsese “uses every second of the film’s epic 210-minute runtime to fully flesh out the mob world in ways he’s never done in his career with possibly his greatest ensemble cast, led by Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.” And if you need more reason, check out our list of three surprising things to know about the film, including the wonders of de-aging.

4. ‘Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!’

Available: Starting Nov. 1


⌚When to watch it: When you want to confirm that it’s never too late to improve

Why to watch it: We dare you to not cry while watching this emotional four-episode special of the popular Queer Eye reboot. Armed with their expertise on fashion, grooming, food, interior design and culture, the Fab 5 travels to Tokyo to help four people of various backgrounds change their lives and subsequently the lives of their loved ones forever. Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! is the perfect dose of motivation to nudge you to finish 2019 stronger than ever. 

5. ‘Broken’

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Available: Starting Nov. 27


⌚When to watch it: When you’re preparing for Black Friday shopping

Why to watch it: Broken is a new investigative documentary series that takes a deep dive into the world of merch by exposing the “unknown fraud, corruption and negligence” of cosmetics, e-cigarettes, furniture and plastics. Broken will remind you to do some legwork researching your Black Friday purchases before you spend your hard-earned money.

October 2019 must-watch list

  1. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
  2. Haunted, Season 2
  3. Living with Yourself
  4. Fractured
  5. Dolemite Is My Name

September 2019 must-watch list

  1. Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates
  2. Between Two Ferns: The Movie
  3. The Politician
  4. Hip-Hop Evolution, Season 3
  5. Explained, Season 2

August 2019 must-watch list

  1. Sticks & Stones 
  2. Hyperdrive 
  3. Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling 
  4. Otherhood 
  5. Sextuplets

July 2019 must-watch list

  1. The Red Sea Diving Resort
  2. Stranger Things, Season 3
  3. Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein
  4. Extreme Engagement
  5. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

June 2019 must-watch list

  1. Black Mirror, Season 5
  2. The Black Godfather
  3. Murder Mystery
  4. Beats
  5. The Chef Show

May 2019 must-watch list

  1. Dead to Me, Season 1
  2. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
  3. ReMastered: The Lion’s Share
  4. Wine Country
  5. When They See Us
  6. Nailed It!, Season 3

April 2019 must-watch list

  1. Unicorn Store
  2. The Silence
  3. Someone Great
  4. Our Planet, Season 1
  5. Black Summer, Season 1
  6. Selection Day, Season 1

March 2019 must-watch list

  1. Turn Up Charlie 
  2. Losers
  3. The Notebook
  4. The Highwaymen
  5. Love, Death & Robots
  6. Queer Eye, Season 3
  7. The OA, Season 2

February 2019 must-watch list

  1. Russian Doll 
  2. The Umbrella Academy
  3. Velvet Buzzsaw
  4. Jaws series
  5. Unsolved: Tupac & Biggie
  6. The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  7. The Breaker Upperers
  8. High Flying Bird
  9. Paddleton
  10. American Pie series

January 2019 must-watch list

  1. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo 
  2. FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
  3. The Assassination of Gianni Versace
  4. The Incredibles 2
  5. Indiana Jones franchise
  6. Sex Education
  7. Pulp Fiction
  8. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  9. Across the Universe
  10. I Know What You Did Last Summer
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