Mystery Science Theater 3000 And She-Ra Top Our Picks Of Netflix’s November Releases

by Erik Amaya

 

Netflix unleashed its list of content coming to (and leaving) the service in November. And around here, there’s cause to celebrate as Mystery Science Theater 3000 returns for its 12th season. Referred to as “The Gauntlet,” the season sees Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day) subject Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) and the Bots to a marathon of six cheesy movies. The change reflects the program’s move to a streaming service and the binging habits of their subscribers. But considering the rumored list of films in the marathon, it will definitely be worth the time when the season debuts on November 22nd.

Next month will also bring with it the debut of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. The modernized update of the 1980s Filmation She-Ra: Prince of Power sees Horde soldier Adora (Aimee Carrero) taking up the mantle of She-Ra and learning the truth of the Horde as an occupational force on the planet. Breaking with everything she knows, Adora swears loyalty to the emerging resistance. Considering the strength of Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender and other animated offerings, this should be good. It debuts on November 16th.

For film buffs, Netflix will be the home of The Other Side of the Wind, Orson Welles’ final film. Incomplete in his lifetime, various filmmakers and entities have tried to finish the film for over 30 years. And though it still seems impossible to believe, the film will finally have a chance to find an audience. As a companion to the film, Netflix will also release They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, a documentary exploring Wells’s final years and his decade-long struggle to make The Other Side of the Wind. Both will be available on November 2nd.

Other films worth watching include Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Close Encounters of the Third Kind (both available on the first of the month) and Jeremy Saulnier’s excellent Green Room (available November 18th). For comic books fans, the animated Doctor Strange and Planet Hulk will debut on November 1st.

Of course, these are just our picks. Here’s the full list of titles debuting and departing Netflix in November:

Debuting 11/1/18:

Angela’s Christmas — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A trip to church with her family on Christmas Eve gives young Angela an extraordinary idea. A heartwarming tale based on a story by Frank McCourt.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bring It On: In It to Win It

Cape Fear

Children of Men

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Cloverfield

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

Doctor Strange

Fair Game – Director’s Cut

Follow This: Part 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
BuzzFeed reporters research sexbots, superbug snipers and more in the third installment of this documentary series.

From Dusk Till Dawn

Good Will Hunting

Jet Li’s Fearless

Julie & Julia

Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles: Pt. 1

National Lampoon’s Animal House

Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow

Planet Hulk

Scary Movie 2

Scary Movie 3

Sex and the City: The Movie

Sixteen Candles

Stink!

The English Patient

The Judgement — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

After a traumatic incident at a party makes her a target of gossip and derision, a young college student tries to change her school’s toxic culture.

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

Transcendence

Vaya

Debuting 11/2/18:

Brainchild — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
From germs and emotions to social media and more, it’s the science of your world explained in a way that’s refreshingly relatable.

House of Cards: Season 6— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
With Frank out of the picture, Claire Underwood steps fully into her own as the first woman president, but faces formidable threats to her legacy.

ReMastered: Tricky Dick & The Man in Black — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This documentary chronicles Johnny Cash’s 1970 visit to the White House, where Cash’s shifting ideals clashed with Richard Nixon’s policies.

The Holiday Calendar — NETFLIX FILM
A talented photographer stuck in a dead-end job inherits an antique Advent calendar that may be predicting the future — and pointing her toward love.

The Other Side of the Wind — NETFLIX FILM
A completion and restoration of Orson Welles’s unfinished film, this satire follows the final days of a legendary director striving for a comeback.

They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This engaging documentary explores Orson Welles’s unfinished film, “The Other Side of the Wind,” which he worked on for a decade before his death.

Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 4 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
With her sunny attitude, Poppy leads her friends in rescuing Mr. Dinkles, supporting Guy Diamond’s new invention and teaching Smidge to be helpful.

Debuting 11/3/18:

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil

Debuting 11/4/18:

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Streaming Every Sunday, begins October 28) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In this weekly show, Hasan Minhaj brings his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to explore the larger trends shaping our fragmented world.

Debuting 11/5/18:

Homecoming: Season 1

John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
With a rapid-fire lesson in overlooked Latin history, Colombian-American actor John Leguizamo comes to Netflix with his one-man Broadway show John Leguizamo: Latin History For Morons. Examining 3,000 years of Latino history, Leguizamo charts everything from a satirical recap of Aztec and Incan history to stories of Latin patriots in the American Civil War, revealing how whitewashed history truly is. Latin History For Morons earned a 2018 Tony Award nomination for Best Play on Broadway.

Debuting 11/7/18:

Into the Forest

Debuting 11/8/18:

The Sea of Trees

Debuting 11/9/18:

Beat Bugs: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Music keeps the Beat Bugs going and points the way to problem-solving solutions in another season of fun and adventure.

La Reina del Flow — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Seventeen years after being wrongly imprisoned, a talented songwriter seeks justice against the men who caused her downfall and killed her family.

Medal of Honor — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This emotional docudrama tells the stories of Medal of Honor recipients from U.S. military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam and more.

Outlaw King — NETFLIX FILM
This period drama follows Robert the Bruce’s battle to regain control after being made an outlaw by the King of England for taking the Scottish Crown.

Spirit Riding Free: Season 7 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Seasons change, and so do Lucky’s adventures, whether she’s racing through the snow, outsmarting villains or soaring high in the sky!

Super Drags — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Three gay friends, working by day at a department store, lead double lives as crime-fighting superhero drag queens.

The Great British Baking Show: Collection 6 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The mouth-watering contest returns to the big white tent with 12 new bakers and another season bursting with delicious surprises.

Treehouse Detectives: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Brother-and-sister detectives Toby and Teri are back on the case, helping others, being brave — and asking big questions about the world around them.

Westside — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Westside offers an unscripted and deeply personal glimpse into the journeys of nine young L.A.-based musicians as they follow their dreams. Each episode sheds light on their creative processes and personal struggles, interspersing cinema verité-style documentary footage with beautifully produced music videos featuring original songs.

Debuting 11/12/18:

Green Room

Avail. 11/13/18

Loudon Wainwright III: Surviving Twin — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Grammy-winning singer Loudon Wainwright III reflects on the close but complicated relationships between fathers and sons in this intimate evening of music and storytelling, from executive producer Judd Apatow, director Christopher Guest and produced by Funny Or Die.

Oh My Ghost — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
When a skilled but timid chef is possessed by a sassy spirit, her newfound confidence catches the eye of her longtime crush, a culinary hotshot.

Warrior — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A war veteran plagued by guilt over his final mission teams up with his best friend’s widow to infiltrate a dangerous Copenhagen biker gang.

Debuting 11/15/18:

May The Devil Take You — NETFLIX FILM
When her estranged father falls into a mysterious coma, a young woman seeks answers at his old villa, where she and her stepsister uncover dark truths.

The Crew — NETFLIX FILM
Work-life balance breaks down for Paris’s most gifted armed robbers when a grave mistake forces them to work for a crime boss in a high-stakes heist.

Debuting 11/16/18:

Cam — NETFLIX FILM
Her online life’s been stolen. Her real life’s unraveling. There’s only one way out: beat the impersonator at her own game.   

Narcos: Mexico — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in Mexico.

Ponysitters Club: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Skye and the Rescue Ranch gang return for another round of action-packed adventure, incredible friendship and adorable animals.

Prince of Peoria — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
When an easygoing 13-year-old prince goes incognito as a U.S. exchange student, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a fastidious overachiever.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In this reboot of the ’80s series, a magic sword transforms an orphan girl into warrior She-Ra, who unites a rebellion to fight against evil.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs — NETFLIX FILM
Saddle up for six tales about the American frontier from the unique minds of Joel and Ethan Coen, who wrote and directed this anthology.

The Break-Up

The Kominsky Method — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Michael Douglas stars as a briefly successful actor turned revered Hollywood acting coach. A Chuck Lorre comedy series also featuring Alan Arkin.

The Princess Switch — NETFLIX FILM
When a down-to-earth Chicago baker and a soon-to-be princess discover they look like twins, they hatch a Christmastime plan to trade places.

Debuting 11/18/18:

The Pixar Story

Debuting 11/19/18:

The Last Kingdom: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
As Alfred’s health weakens — and with it his dream of a united England — Uhtred must take command and confront a new threat, Danish warlord Sigrid.

Debuting 11/20/18:

Kulipari: Dream Walker — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Now the Blue Sky King, Darel must lead a rescue mission to save a Dream Walker — leaving the village under the protection of the Kulipari youth.

Motown Magic — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Imaginative boy Ben transforms his city by bringing colorful street art to life, armed with a magic paintbrush — and the classic sounds of Motown.

Sabrina — NETFLIX FILM
A toymaker and his wife are terrorized by a demonized doll after their adopted child tries to summon her late mother’s spirit using a spooky ritual.

The Final Table — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Final Table is a global culinary competition show featuring the world’s most talented chefs fighting for a spot at the elite, Final Table made up of the greatest chefs from around the globe. The series features 12 teams of two chefs from around the world cooking the national dishes of Mexico, Spain, England, Brazil, France, Japan, the U.S., India and Italy. Each episode focuses on a different country and its cuisine, with celebrity ambassadors, food critics and the country’s greatest chef eliminating teams until the finale. In that last episode, only one of our competing chefs will win a place at the Final Table, joining the nine legendary culinary icons — Enrique Olvera (Mexico), Andoni Aduriz (Spain), Clare Smyth (UK),  Helena Rizzo (Brazil), Vineet Bhatia (India), Grant Achatz (US), Carlo Cracco (Italy), Yoshihiro Narisawa (Japan) and Anne-Sophie Pic (France). The series will be presented by Andrew Knowlton, James Beard Award-winning Writer and Editor at Large, Bon Appétit. Created and exec produced by Robin Ashbrook & Yasmin Shackleton. The production company is theoldschool.

Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Trevor Noah gets out from behind the “Daily Show” desk and takes the stage for a stand-up special that touches on racism, immigration, camping and more.

Debuting 11/21/18:

The Tribe — NETFLIX FILM
An executive-turned-viral sensation loses his reputation and his memory, but finds a new life with his biological mother and her empowered dance group.

Debuting 11/22/18:

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This season, Kinga subjects Jonah and the bots to a devious new experiment: a back-to-back marathon of six hilariously cheesy — and riffworthy — films.

The Christmas Chronicles — NETFLIX FILM
Two siblings team up with Santa Claus for a high-flying holiday adventure. A new Christmas classic from the makers of “Harry Potter” and “Home Alone.

Debuting 11/23/18:

Frontier: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
While Harp pursues Lord Benton to rescue Grace, Michael takes command of the Black Wolf Company and Sokanon embarks on a righteous crusade.

Fugitiva — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A woman organizes a escape plan camouflaged as a kidnapping to protect her children from her husband’s enemies.

Sick Note — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This black comedy series follows a slacker misdiagnosed with cancer whose lies lead him into an absurd web of secrets, blackmail and suspicion.

Sick Note: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Rupert Grint, Nick Frost and Lindsay Lohan star in the second dose of the brilliantly dark comedy. And the lies just keep on coming…

To Build or Not to Build: Season 2

Debuting 11/25/18:

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Best Gift Ever

Debuting 11/27/18:

Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross & Dave Attel — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Veteran comedians Jeff Ross and Dave Attell roast each other, the audience and special guests.

Debuting 11/29/18:

Pocoyo: Season 4

Debuting 11/30/18:

1983 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In a totalitarian Poland, law student Kajetan Skowron and detective Anatol Janów unravel a terrible conspiracy stretching to the country’s foundations.

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding — NETFLIX FILM
A year after helping Richard secure the crown, Amber’s getting ready to walk down the aisle with him. But she’s not so sure she’s cut out to be queen.

Baby — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
By day, Chiara is a promising student at one of Rome’s most elite private high schools. But by night, she leads a scandalous secret life.

Death by Magic — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
British magician Drummond Money-Coutts, or DMC for short, is on a mission to uncover the stories of magicians who died performing the most dangerous stunts ever attempted. He travels the world to track down where the fatal performances took place and to work out exactly what went wrong, sharing his magic with the people he meets along the way. It’s a journey that spans four continents and eight cities around the world. His aim is to pay homage to the craft by creating his own updated versions of the stunts that cost these magicians their lives, from being buried alive under tons of wet concrete, to playing a game of Russian roulette, to escaping from a collision with a speeding steam train. The series will follow DMC as he recreates the stunts where others have failed, in the most extreme magic show ever attempted. To succeed he must avoid the fate that met those who came before him and paid the ultimate price: Death by Magic.

F is for Family: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
When Frank befriends a handsome young fighter pilot — voiced by Vince Vaughn — the family embarks on a whole new set of adventures.

Happy as Lazzaro — NETFLIX FILM
Ordinary teen Lazzaro is content with life as a sharecropper in rural Italy, but a visit from the aristocrat landowner’s son changes everything.

Rajma Chawal— NETFLIX FILM
An internet-rookie father attempts to use social media to enhance his faltering relationship with his millennial son.

Spy Kids: Mission Critical: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Finally feeling like a real team, the Mission Critical kids face their toughest test as they set out to destroy Golden Brain’s lair once and for all.

The World Is Yours — NETFLIX FILM
To escape his life of crime, a small-time mobster in Paris accepts one last job involving Spain, drugs, the Illuminati and his overbearing mother.

Tiempo Compartido — NETFLIX FILM
Two men join forces to rescue their families from a tropical paradise, convinced a U.S. timeshare conglomerate has a sinister plan to take them away.

Leaving 11/1/18:

Amelie

Crossfire

Cruel Intentions

Cruel Intentions 2

Cruel Intentions 3

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park III

Oculus

Phenomenon

Run To Me

Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball

Steel Magnolias

The Invasion

The Land Before Time

The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure

The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving

The Lazarus Effect

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

The Reader

Up in the Air

Leaving 11/12/18:

Anna Karenina

Leaving 11/16/18:

Paddington

Leaving 11/17/18:

Undercover Boss: Seasons 1-5

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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