A new month means new streaming choices and November has some great options to choose from. Make sure you check out Mickey’s Streaming Picks for November 2021 which were just released today and differ from mine. Between the two of us, you’ll get a nice mix of new and old content to watch this month.
Without any further ado, here are my top picks!
King Richard (HBO Max – Nov. 19)
I wasn’t aware of this movie until seeing a trailer this past weekend. This is the story of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams and their father Richard Williams (played by Will Smith.) This could be one of the last Warner Brothers films to be released alongside theaters as their agreement with HBO Max expires at the end of the year. While I understand the concerns for movie theater owners, I sure have enjoyed the benefit of streaming brand new films at home this year as an HBO Max subscriber.
X-Men: First Class (Disney+ – Nov. 5)
I don’t have a long history with comic books, so X-Men canon didn’t have any relevance to me when I went with a friend to watch this film in the theater. I enjoyed it mainly because it served as an origin story and I didn’t need to have that comic book history or even a history of the previous X-Men films to appreciate it as just a fun superhero-type movie.
Burning (Amazon Prime – Nov. 29)
I love a good documentary and Burning is a fascinating look at the unprecedented Black Summer wildfires in Australia that destroyed 59 million acres and killed or harmed 3 billion animals.
2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (HBO Max – Nov. 20)
Some top names are being inducted this year like Tina Turner, Foo Fighters, LL Cool J, Jay-Z, and the Go-Gos. The tribute performances are what I look for each year and not necessarily the award ceremony itself. While it’s not a must-watch event for me each year, it’s a nice perk of being a HBO Max subscriber.
Other Stuff I’m Excited About Streaming in November
Where the Wild Things Are (Roku Channel – Nov. 1) – One of my favorite books of all time. I’ve introduced the book to my daughter (who has a fascination with wolves) and she loves it too. Just last month I checked to see if it was streaming anywhere and it wasn’t, so I’m glad to see it on the Roku Channel. I watched it once shortly after it came to home video but wasn’t impressed. So I’m going to give it another chance with my little girl watching with me this time.
The Bourne Legacy (HBO Max – Nov. 1) – With Mickey taking the new Hawkeye series as one of his picks, I’ll follow with a Jeremy Renner movie I’ve been meaning to give a second chance. I’m a huge fan of the Bourne films starring Matt Damon and didn’t particularly care for the 4th installment without him. So here’s another film I’m planning to give a rewatch this month. Plus, I also just found the original miniseries starring Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith on YouTube and plan to watch that for the first time.
He-Man & She-Ra: A Christmas Special (Tubi – Nov 15) – While this special has been on YouTube for years, it’s nice to see it on Tubi which compliments it’s amazing selection of retro animation. I hope it sticks around until December because I usually wait until after Thanksgiving to really begin watching Christmas specials.
Here are several more movies I enjoy and would recommend that are coming November 1…
- Major Payne (1995) – Amazon Prime
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) – Amazon Prime, Roku Channel
- Dead Poets Society (1989) – Amazon Prime
- Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) – Amazon Prime, Roku Channel
- E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – Peacock
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) – Peacock
- Scent of a Woman (1992) – Peacock
- Liar, Liar (1997) – Peacock Nov 15
- Executive Decision (1996) – HBO Max
- Caddyshack (1980) – HBO Max
- Waterworld (1995) – Tubi Nov 15
- Weekend at Bernie’s (1989) – Tubi
- Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) – Tubi
- Hoosiers (1986) – Showtime
- The Godfather (1972) – Showtime
- Prancer (1989) – Starz Nov 19
I’ve not seen Prancer since it first hit home video release all those long years ago, and have it penciled in for a December watch this year.
X-Men First Class was great, as was the Days of Future Past sequel featuring the same characters, so I recommend that one as well.
But recommending Waterworld is a stretch. I know I like it, but I don’t usually recommend it to others, lol.
After we initially reviewed it on Patreon, it’s grown on me. It has gotten better with each rewatch and I feel like most people wrote it off like I did after that first watch. So I guess the recommendation is more for those people to give it another chance.