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The best new films and TV shows to stream in November 2023

02 Nov 2023 | |By Kari Colmans

Get cosy with this month’s brilliant new box sets

There’s no denying it; winter is coming. As the rain continues to hammer down, and the afternoons get shorter by the day, baton down the hatches and lean in to, well, staying in. From nail-biting game shows to reality dating drama, and epic movies to must-see documentaries, we’ve rounded up the best new films and TV shows to stream this month. See you on the sofa.

The Gilded Age Season Two, Now TV

A feel-good historical drama with a good dose of Downton-esque escapism from director Julian Fellowes, The Gilded Age kicks off its second series this month. The all-star cast, which includes Christine Baranski and Cynthia Nixon, will see plenty of bickering and jostling for prime position in New York’s high society, as the wealthy housewives and burgeoning businessmen battle it out on the all-important social circuit.

Out: 1 November 2023

All The Light We Cannot See, Netflix

Based on the best-selling book of the same name, this historical mini-series set during WWII follows the paths of a young Parisienne girl and an orphaned German soldier. Aria Mia Loberti headlines, with Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie as co-stars, as the plot nimbly interweaves the lives of the two protagonists, showing how, against all odds, a glimmer of hope can illuminate even the darkest of days.

Out: 2 November 2023

Nyad, Netflix

A controversial biopic from Netflix (given how the veracity of athlete Diana Nyad’s feats have been questioned over the years), this movie tells the story of the infamous swimmer, who, at the age of 60, swam between Cuba and Florida without a shark cage. Starring Annette Bening, Jodie Foster, and Rhys Ifans, the movie will have you gripped, and its audience left to make up their own minds on the athlete’s divisive claims.

Out: 3 November 2023

Sly, Netflix 

“Nothing is over!” So said Sylvester Stallone, AKA Sly’s, Rambo in his 1982 blockbuster First Blood. Following the documentary coverage of Arnold Schwarzenegger, it’s Stallone’s turn to get the Netflix treatment, as he’s thrust back into the limelight with this new documentary looking at his long and diverse career spanning almost 50 years. Covering nearly 80 movies and a slew of iconic roles, as Rambo said, “It’s in the blood”.

Out: 3 November 2023

Lawmen: Bass Reeves, Paramount+ 

If you’re looking to fill a Yellowstone-shaped hole in your evening and have already sobbed your way through both prequels, then saddle up for legendary lawman Bass Reeves: one of the greatest frontier heroes of all time. Get hooked on this Western genre revival and discover the true story of Reeves’: a man born into slavery who became one of the first black deputy U.S. marshals west of the Mississippi River in American history.

Out: 5 November 2023

007: Road to a Million, Prime Video

National treasure Brian Cox CBE is The Controller in this new James Bond game show from long-time 007 producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. Cox is the mastermind as nine pairs of ordinary people are set loose on an ambitious global adventure through a series of Bond-inspired challenges – all in pursuit of winning the £1 million jackpot. Be shaken and stirred.

Out: 10 November 2023

Rustin, Netflix 

A potential Oscars hopeful, this poignant biopic charts the life and career of queer civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. An advisor to Martin Luther King Jr., he organised the 1963 March on Washington, and dedicated his life to the quest for racial equality, human rights, and democracy worldwide. Boasting an all-star cast including Colman Domingo, Lilli Kay, and Chris Rock, it’s an educational and moving watch.

Out: 17 November 2023

Twin Love, Prime Video

Yes, really, another reality dating show. But this one will have you seeing double. A ‘social experiment’ (do producers really think people believe this anymore?), Twin Love explores the love lives of identical twins. Sit back and enjoy as 10 sets of twins are split up and placed into two separate houses, creating two identical casts. Compare and contrast as the individuals begin on their quest for love, not knowing whether their siblings have pursued identical partners, or made parallel connections.

Out: 17 November 2023

Squid Game: The Challenge, Netflix

Inspired by the cult-like popularity of the macabre K-drama super-hit, Squid Game: The Challenge will see a host of real-life contestants compete in a series of high-stakes kid’s games in pursuit of a staggering cash prize. Expect strategies, alliances, and characters to be tested with competitors encouraged to annihilate and eliminate one another to get their hands on the life-changing sum of money.

Out: 22 November 2023

Tell Them You Love Me, Now TV

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Produced by legendary journalist Louis Theroux’s production company, Mindhouse, and directed by Nick August-Perna, this film explores the polemic affair between a married female professor and a non-verbal black man with cerebral palsy. Exploring whether the shocking facts that led to the divisive criminal trial were misjudged – or misunderstood – the relationship and trial will challenge your opinions on disability, race, love, and consent.

Out: TBC, November 2023

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