New movies to watch this November

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

With COVID-19 delaying the production and release of many movies, it might be hard to figure out what’s available to watch next. As the year comes to an end, here is a list of upcoming movies you can add to your watchlist this November.

Uncle Frank

In 1973, Beth, played by “IT” actress Sophia Lillis, leaves her hometown to move to New York and study at New York University, where her estranged uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) is a well-known literature professor. She soon discovers that her uncle is gay and has been living with his longtime partner, Walid. After the sudden death of Beth’s father, Mac (Stephen Root), Frank and Beth return home for the funeral where he has to come to terms with being “out” and confront his fears of rejection from his family.

Uncle Frank will be released on Amazon Prime on Nov. 25. Watch the trailer here.


This movie stars Sarah Paulson, most famous for her roles in the “American Horror Story” television franchise, and newcomer Kiera Allen who play mother and daughter, respectively. Paulson’s character is the overbearing mother of her homeschooled child, Chloe, who begins to uncover a secret that her mother has been trying to conceal from her, leading to a more troubling secret that threatens the pair’s relationship.

Not only does Allen’s character use a wheelchair, but Allen herself does. This movie is one of few releases this year to include an actress with disabilities. The movie’s director, Aneesh Chaganty, said, “I was told recently that this is the first thriller to star an actual wheelchair user since the 1940s… That statistic is insane, and pretty much answers the question of ‘Why was it so important to cast with authenticity?’ for itself.”

“Run” will be released on Nov. 20 on Hulu. Watch the trailer here.

Hillbilly Elegy

This Ron Howard-directed film is based on the 2016 novel, “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis,” written by author and venture capitalist J. D. Vance. Actor Gabriel Basso stars as J.D. Vance, the former Marine and current Yale Law student who is just about to get his dream job when he’s forced to return home to southern Ohio to tend to a family crisis. The film also features the talent of Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close and Academy Award winner Amy Adams.

Hillbilly Elegy will be released on Nov. 24 on Netflix. Watch the trailer here.


Comedic actress Melissa McCarthy stars in this high-energy action movie as Carol Peters, an average woman who’s been selected for observation by a powerful superintelligence played by late-night talk show host James Corden. His observations end up taking over her whole life as she’s tasked with proving that humanity is worth saving as the superintelligence plans to take over and destroy everything.

This movie is set to be released on Nov. 26 on HBO Max. Watch the trailer here.

Black Beauty

This film is based on the 1877 novel of the same name written by Anna Sewall and stars Mackenzie Foy and Kate Winslet, who voices the horse. Though there is not much information available regarding the film, this will be the eighth adaption of the novel, having been produced for the screen in previous years such as the 1994 version starring Alan Cumming. It’s being considered a “reimagining” of the novel. It’s been noted that the plot of the film is not linked to the plot of the novel aside from the horse, Black Beauty, narrating the story.

“Black Beauty” will be released on November 27th on Netflix. Watch the trailer here.