New on Netflix: 7 shows and movies to watch this week (Nov. 27-Dec. 3)

Alexandra Breckinridge and Martin Henderson in Virgin River
(Image credit: Netflix)

It's time to cozy up next to the fire or with your favorite blanket and head to Netflix for this week's latest releases. 

This week’s major standout is Family Switch, a fun family movie that both parents and kids can gather around the TV and joy together. It thrusts Jennifer Garner and Ed Helms smack dab into the middle of a Freaky Friday body-switching situation. Except it isn't just them who gets swapped around. It's the entire family. You can imagine what kind of chaos unfolds there. 

You can also check out the second half of Virgin River season 5. It explores Mel's (Alexandra Breckenridge) journey to figure out who her biological father is, with speculation about nearly the entire town abound. Who will it be? You'll have to watch to find out.  

Want more? Below, you can read through our complete day-by-day rundown of what's new on Netflix this week. And be sure to check out the 9 new movies to stream this week on Netflix, Prime Video and more. 

New on Netflix this week: Top picks

Verified Stand-Up

Filmed at Webster Hall in New York City, this two-episode series is a celebration of comedy featuring ten differnet talents. With a roster including Asif Ali, Dulcé Sloan, Gianmarco Soresi, Isiah Kelly, Leslie Liao, Nimesh Patel, Robby Hoffman, Rosebud Baker, Sabrina Wu, and Vanessa Gonzalez, this is a chance for viewers to find their new favorite comedian. Each comic gets a change to bring their A-game with their own set, so there should be plenty of variety between humor, topics, and comedy styles. 

Watch on Netflix starting Nov. 28

American Symphony

This documentary is a moving portrait of Jon Batiste, 11-time Grammy nominee. During this career high, Batiste embarks on a personal journey, channeling his creativity into composing an original symphony. But life presents unforeseen challenges: Batiste's life partner, best-selling author Suleika Jaouad, faces news that her cancer has returned. Over the course of Batitse and Jaouad's story, this intense and emotional journey delves into the heart of the pair's relationship, exploring how love and art can come together during difficult times. 

Watch on Netflix starting Nov. 29

Family Switch

Jennifer Garner and Ed Helms star as Jess and Bill Walker, parents striving to keep their family close as their kids get older and everyone gets busier. Their daily routine is shaken up when a mysterious astrological triggers a crazy switch that jolts each family member into the other's body. On what turns out to be the weirdest day of their lives, each Walker must navigate through things like a promotion, a college interview, a record deal, and a soccer tryout, all in someone else's shoes. 


This thriller follows an elite special forces team (Nick Zano, Shelley Hennig, Terrence Terrell, Paola Lázaro, Kimi Rutledge, Eugene Kim, C. Thomas Howell, Alyson Gorske, and Carl Lumbly) celebrated as heroes after they seemingly neutralize a deadly threat to Las Vegas. But their victory is short-lived as the euphoria of booze, drugs, and nonstop partying comes crashing down when they realize they were dealing with a decoy, not a real bomb. What's next? They'll have to race to find and disarm the real nuclear device threatening to annihilate Las Vegas. 

Watch on Netflix starting Nov. 30

Virgin River Season 5 Part 2

In the town of Virgin River, the festive spirit is in full swing. But this season isn't just about festive cheer. It's about uncovering secrets long buried. Mel Monroe embarks on a personal quest to discover the truth about her biological father. This journey, which began with some seriously startling revelations found in her mother's old love letters, takes Mel and Jack on a captivating scavenger hunt through the town's snowy streets and cozy corners.

Watch on Netflix starting Nov. 30

May December

Actress Elizabeth Berry (Natalie Portman) pays a visit to a couple whose scandalous age-gap romance had long been splashed across the pages of tabloid magazines everywhere. Initially there to do some research about her role as Gracie Atherton-Yoo (Julianne Moore), who's since married the same 13-year-old she was intimate with in her 30s 20 years prior. As Elizabeth gets to know more about Gracie and husband Joe Yoo (Charles Melton), the marriage's already shaky foundation begins to crumble and decades-long secrets are soon revealed. 

Watch on Netflix starting Dec. 1

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Mario (Chris Pratt) and Luigi (Charlie Day) are back in their biggest adventure yet. As the brothers work on getting their plumbing business off the ground, they majorly mess up one job. Hoping to redeem themselves, they speed to an impending plumbing disaster, only to find a magical pipe that sucks them into an alternate dimension. They're tossed into two different realms and Mario finds himself in the magical world of Mushroom Kingdom — home to the adorable Toad (Keegan Michael-Key) and Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy) — while Luigi ends up in the Dark Lands, where he's taken prisoner by the villainous Bowser (Jack Black).

Watch on Netflix starting Dec. 3

Everything new on Netflix: Nov. 27-Dec. 3


Go Dog Go: Season 4 (Netflix Family)
Tag and her best friend Scooch love lending a paw to their friends around Pawston, whether it's delivering cookie boxes or hosting the Dogcathalon!


Comedy Royale (KR) (Netflix Series)
Hand-picked by Korean comedy icons, five teams of rising comics battle for a chance to host in a Netflix show — delivering nonstop, zany laughter.

Love Like a K-Drama (JP) (Netflix Series)
Four actresses from Japan go to South Korea to audition and act alongside Korean actors for roles in a series of love stories. Will true romance follow?

Onmyoji (JP) (Netflix Anime)
In the gilded enclave of the imperial court, a gifted mystic befriends a brilliant musician, and together they solve cases rising from the demonic realm.

Verified Stand-Up (Netflix Comedy)
10 comics. 10 sets. 1 show. Introducing: Verified Stand-Up, a new stand-up comedy series Filmed at Webster Hall in New York City, the series features 10 of the best comedians in the game: Asif Ali, Dulcé Sloan, Gianmarco Soresi, Isiah Kelly, Leslie Liao, Nimesh Patel, Robby Hoffman, Rosebud Baker, Sabrina Wu, and Vanessa Gonzalez. Over the course of two-episodes, discover your new favorite comedian.


American Symphony (Netflix Documentary)

Bad Surgeon: Love Under the Knife (UK) (Netflix Documentary)
This shocking docuseries about one of the biggest frauds in modern medical history exposes a thoracic surgeon famous for groundbreaking achievements in the field of regenerative medicine.


The Bad Guys: A Very Bad Holiday (Netflix Family)
Mr. Wolf and his crew of animal outlaws realize they'll need to restore the city's Christmas spirit to keep their annual holiday heist afloat.

Family Switch (Netflix Film)
Jess and Bill Walker are doing their best to keep their family connected as their children grow older, more independent, and more distant. When a chance encounter with an astrological reader causes the family to wake up to a full body switch, on the morning of the most important day of each of their lives, can the Walkers unite to land a promotion, college interview, record deal and soccer tryout? 

Hard Days (JP) (Netflix Film)
Already running from a mess of problems, a desperate cop thinks he's gotten away with a hit-and-run. But there was a witness, and they've got his number.

Obliterated (Netflix Series)
An elite special forces team must thwart a deadly threat in Las Vegas in this high-octane action-comedy series from the creators of "Cobra Kai.

School Spirits: Season 1

Virgin River: Season 5 Part 2 (Netflix Series)
Mel adjusts to a different pace of life, Jack works to grow his business, and the town faces new threats as secrets begin to surface in Virgin River.


May December (Netflix Film)
Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple buckles under the pressure when an actress arrives to do research for a film about their past.

Sweet Home: Season 2 (Netflix Series)
Who’s knocking? A monster, a human, or a hybrid…? The stakes are higher than ever as the lines begin to blur, and nobody is safe from infection.

  • Basketball Wives: Seasons 3-4
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Big Brother: Seasons 6 and 17
  • Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
  • Black Swan
  • Blockers
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • Burlesque
  • College Hill: Celebrity Edition: Season 1
  • Holey Moley: Seasons 1-2
  • Insidious
  • L.A. Confidential
  • Man of Steel
  • The Meg
  • Neighbors
  • Real Husbands of Hollywood: More Kevin, More Problems: Season 1
  • Shazam!
  • She's All That
  • She's the Man
  • Suicide Squad
  • Taken
  • Taken 2
  • The Suicide Squad
  • Wonder Woman
  • Wonder Woman 1984


The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Welcome to Samdal-ri (KR) (Netflix Series)

Leaving Netflix This Week

Leaving 11/29/23
Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Leaving 11/30/23
About Last Night
Basketball Wives: Seasons 1-2
Dear John
LEGO: Friends: Seasons 1-4
New in Town
Stuart Little
Stuart Little 2
Surf's Up
The Punisher
Up in the Air

What to watch on Netflix

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Brittany Vincent has been covering video games and tech for over 13 years for publications including Tom's Guide, MTV, Rolling Stone, CNN, Popular Science, Playboy, IGN, GamesRadar, Polygon, Kotaku, Maxim, and more. She's also appeared as a panelist at video game conventions like PAX East and PAX West and has coordinated social media for companies like CNET. When she's not writing or gaming, she's looking for the next great visual novel in the vein of Saya no Uta. You can follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake.

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