New Netflix Instant Releases — November 2013
It’s November, which means it’s time for Thanksgiving, and it’s also time for a whole new batch of movies to hit Netflix Instant — and that’s something to be pretty thankful for. Netflix is adding everything from new classics to old ones this month, so read on for our guide to the best new movies hitting the service this November. No need to leave the house when you’ve got a whole world of movies to choose from in the comfort of your home.
‘The Addams Family’ (1991) — Starring Anjelica Houston, Raul Julia, and Christopher Lloyd. Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester.
‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai’ (1984) — Starring Peter Weller, John Lithgow, and Ellen Barkin. Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
‘Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive’ (2013) — The stand-up comic and star of ‘Parks and Recreation’ stars in an all-new comedy special.
‘Bad Boys’ (1983) — Starring Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, and Jim Moody. Chicago crime kid Mick O’Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing Paco Moreno’s kid brother.
‘Best Defense’ (1984) — Starring Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, and Kate Capshaw. A lazy engineer designs a tank that a defense specialist must take into combat in this war comedy.
‘Big Top Pee-wee’ (1988) — Starring Paul Reubens, Penelope Ann Miller, and Kris Kristofferson. After a big storm blows a circus into Pee-wee’s farm, the performers set up a very special show featuring Pee-wee himself.
‘Blacula’ (1972) — Starring William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, and Denise Nicholas. An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.
‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ (1986) — Starring Blythe Danner, Jonathan Silverman, and Stacey Glick. A Jewish man recounts his years living and coming of age in a crowded house.
‘Broadcast News’ (1987) — Starring William Hurt, Albert Brooks, and Holly Hunter. Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly.
‘Caligula’ (1979) — Starring Malcolm McDowell, Peter O’Toole, and Helen Mirren. Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome’s most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula.
‘Charlotte’s Web’ (2006) — Starring Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, and Oprah Winfrey. Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.
‘Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie’ (1980) — Starring Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. The two stoners and their friends go through another series of crazy, drug-influenced misadventures.
‘Colors’ (1988) — Starring Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, and Maria Conchita Alonso. An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.
‘Compulsion’ (2012) — Starring Heather Graham, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Kevin Dillon. The lives of two female neighbors intersect when their individual obsessions begin to unravel.
‘Death Becomes Her’ (1992) — Starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, and Bruce Willis. When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.
‘The Doom Generation’ (1995) — Starring James Duval, Rose McGowan, and Jonathan Schaech. Two troubled teens pick up a drifter and go on a joyride filled with sex and violence.
‘Empire State’ (2012) — Starring Dwayne Johnson, Michael Angarano, and Liam Hemsworth. A drama centered on two childhood friends who plan to rob an armored car depository, and the NYPD officer who stands in their way.
‘Escape to Witch Mountain’ (1975) — Starring Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, and Donald Pleasence. Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?
‘The Falcon and the Snowman’ (1985) — Starring Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, and Pat Hingle. The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.
‘For the Boys’ (1991) — Starring Bette Midler, James Caan, and George Segal. A US entertainer brings a singer and dancer overseas to help lift the spirits of soldiers during World War II.
‘Gallipoli’ (1981) — Starring Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, and Ben Kerr. Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.
‘The Ghost and the Darkness’ (1996) — Starring Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, and Tom Wilkinson. The true story of an engineer and a hunter who set off after two lions who killed 35 people in Africa in 1898.
‘The Girl’ (2012) — Starring Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rivas, and Austin West. A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.
‘The Great Outdoors’ (1988) — Starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. A Chicago man’s hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in.
‘Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel’ (2009) – A look at the battles Hugh Hefner fought over the years against the U.S. government, the religious right, and militant feminists.
‘Iceman’ (1984) — Starring Timothy Hutton, Lindsay Crouse, and John Lone. An anthropologist must decide what to do with the frozen body of a prehistoric man who is still alive.
‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ (2002) — Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, and Reese Witherspoon. In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym (“Ernest”) for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.
‘Jack Frost’ (1998) — Starring Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, and Joseph Cross. A father, who can’t keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.
‘Last Tango in Paris’ (1972) — Starring Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, and Maria Michi. A young Parisian woman begins a sordid affair with a middle-aged American businessman who lays out ground rules that their clandestine relationship will be based only on sex.
‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ (1989) — Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, and Juliette Lewis. The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
‘Say Anything’ (1989) — Starring John Cusack, Ione Skye, and John Mahoney. A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.
‘Silent Running’ (1972) — Starring Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, and Ron Rifkin. In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth’s plant life being kept in a greenhouse on board a spacecraft.
‘Silver Bullet’ (1985) — Starring Gary Busey, Everett McGill, and Corey Haim. A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives Marty Coslaw, – a paralytic boy – his uncle and his sister – the narrator of the story.
‘Somm’ (2012) – Four sommeliers attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world.
‘Stargate’ (1994) — Starring Kurt Russell, James Spader, and Jaye Davidson. An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
‘Teen Wolf’ (1985) — Starring Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, and Susan Ursitti. A highschooler discovers that he is a werewolf.
‘The Polar Express’ (2004) — Starring Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, and Eddie Deezen. On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home.
‘Twixt’ (2012) — Starring Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, and Elle Fanning. A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl.
‘Urban Cowboy’ (1980) — Starring John Travolta, Debra Winger, and Scott Glenn. John Travolta stars as a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.
‘Flight’ (2012) — Starring Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, and Don Cheadle. An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.
‘Olympus Has Fallen’ (2013) — Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman. Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.
‘The English Teacher’ (2013) — Starring Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, and Greg Kinnear. An English teacher’s life is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York.
‘Sharknado’ (2013) — Starring Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, and John Heard. When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature’s deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.
‘Computer Chess’ (2013) — Starring Patrick Riester, Wiley Wiggins, and Myles Paige. A 1980s-set story centered around a man vs. machine chess tournament.
‘Dead Man Down’ (2013) — Starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, and Terrence Howard. In New York City, a crime lord’s right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution.
‘The Fitzgerald Family Christmas’ (2012) — Starring Kerry Bishe, Connie Britton, and Edward Burns. The adult siblings of the Fitzgerald family prepare for their estranged father to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago.
‘The Host’ (2013) — Starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, and Jake Abel. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.
‘Europa Report’ (2013) — Starring Christian Camargo, Embeth Davidtz, and Michael Nyqvist. An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter’s fourth largest moon.
‘InAPPropriate Comedy’ (2013) — Starring Rob Schneider, Michelle Rodriguez, and Adrien Brody. In this comedy film, a computer tablet full of the world’s most hilariously offensive apps breaks through the borders of political correctness, stirring up cultural anarchy.
‘The Lifeguard’ (2013) — Starring Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer, and Martin Starr. A former valedictorian quits her reporter job in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. She gets work as a lifeguard and starts a dangerous relationship with a troubled teenager.
‘Skyfall’ (2012) — Starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, and Naomie Harris. Bond’s loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
‘Robot and Frank’ (2012) — Starring Peter Sarsgaard, Frank Langella, and Susan Sarandon. Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team.
‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’ (2003) — Starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, and Orlando Bloom. Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate “Captain” Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor’s daughter, from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead.
‘What Maisie Knew’ (2013) — Starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard, and Steve Coogan. In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents’ bitter custody battle.
‘Barbara’ (2012) — Starring Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, and Rainer Bock. A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.
‘Frances Ha’ (2013) — Starring Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, and Adam Driver. A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn’t really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she’s not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles.
‘Grabbers’ (2012) — Starring Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, and Russell Tovey. When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive.
‘Only God Forgives’ (2013) — Starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Vithaya Pansringarm. Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok’s criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother’s recent death.
‘The American’ (2010) – Starring George Clooney, Violante Placido, and Thekla Reuden. An assassin hides out in Italy for one last assignment.
‘Fun Size’ (2012) — Starring Victoria Justice, Thomas Mann, and Jane Levy. Wren’s Halloween plans go awry when she’s made to babysit her brother, who disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. With her best friend and two nerds at her side, she needs to find her brother before her mom finds out he’s missing.
‘Teen Beach Movie’ (2013) — Starring Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, and Grace Phipps. Life’s a beach for surfers Brady and McKenzie — until a rogue wave magically transports them inside the classic ’60s beach party flick, Wet Side Story, where a full-blown rivalry between bikers and surfers threatens to erupt.
‘I Give It a Year’ (2013) — Starring Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, and Anna Faris. Newlywed couple Nat and Josh are deliriously happy despite their differences, though friends and family aren’t convinced that they can last. With their first anniversary approaching and attractive alternatives in the mix, can they last?
‘Red Dawn’ (2012) — Starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, and Isabel Lucas. A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.
‘My Week with Marilyn’ (2012) — Starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, and Kenneth Branagh. Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier’s, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl.
‘The Iceman’ (2013) — Starring Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, and Winona Ryder. The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.