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New on Netflix November 2020: Shows, movies and original series

New on Netflix November 2020
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What's new on Netflix in November 2020? Plenty of holiday treats, provocative dramas and light-hearted family fare. The streaming service continues to add more TV shows, movies, documentaries and comedy specials to its already vast library.

The biggest highlights on this month's new on Netflix calendar are The Crown season 4, which introduces Princess Diana; The Christmas Chronicles 2, with a focus on Mrs. Claus; Hillbilly Elegy, starring Glenn Close and Amy Adams; and the music documentary Shawn Mendes in Wonder. 

There's also a bunch of holiday content that's new on Netflix, including The Princess Switch: Switched Again, Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square and Sugar Rush: Christmas season 2.

That's just the tip of the Netflix iceberg. The streaming service's huge library is growing even bigger, with the addition of classic and favorite titles like all six seasons of Dawson's Creek.

Coming soon to Netflix

Cobra Kai season 3
(Jan. 8, 2021)
You season 3
Stranger Things season 4
The Witcher season 2
The Umbrella Academy season 3
Cursed season 2

Browsing by specific genres? Check out our guides to the best family movies on Netflix and the best horror movies on Netflix. And if you feel like you've watched everything on the streamer, you may be surprised at Netflix hidden gems that can be unearthed deep within the library.

In addition to the list of what's new on Netflix for November 2020, we've also got the titles that hit Netflix during the last days of October, so you don't miss anything that just dropped.

Best new shows and movies on Netflix in November 2020

The Crown season 4

Curtsy to Princess Diana, the newest royal on The Crown. The award-winning show introduces the young Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin), who goes on to marry Prince Charles (Josh O'Connor) in a fairytale wedding seen around the world ... and then divorce him in a messy, infamous split. Season 4 also brings on Gillian Anderson as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her scenes with Queen Elizabeth II (Olivia Colman) are sure to ignite fireworks.

The Christmas Chronicles 

Christmas needs saving again in this sequel to the family-friendly holiday adventure film. Two years have passed since siblings Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy  (Judah Lewis) helped Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) deliver presents around the world. This time, a magical troublemaker threatens to destroy the North Pole and Kate and Jack are called upon to help Santa and Mrs. Claus (Goldie Hawn) once again.

Hillbilly Elegy

Based on J.D. Vance's bestselling book, Hillbilly Elegy is a tale of one family's journey of survival and triumph that comes from director Ron Howard and stars Glenn Close and Amy Adams. A family crisis forces J.D. (Gabriel Basso), a Yale law student, from taking his dream job so he can return to his Appalachian hometown. There, he must navigate his volatile relationship with his mother (Adams), while drawing upon memories of his smart, strong grandmother (Close).

Our top selections are in bold, and we've got quotes from Netflix to help explain its latest originals that you might not know about.

New on Netflix October 21

Rebecca on Netflix

Rebecca on Netflix (Image credit: Netflix)
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
    Netflix says: "TV legend David Letterman teams up with Dave Chappelle, Robert Downey Jr. and more for another season of in-depth interviews and curiosity-fueled excursions."
  • Rebecca (Netflix Film)
    Netflix says: "After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), a newly married young woman (Lily James) arrives at Manderley, her new husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast. Naive and inexperienced, she begins to settle into the trappings of her new life, but finds herself battling the shadow of Maxim’s first wife, the elegant and urbane Rebecca, whose haunting legacy is kept alive by Manderley’s sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas)."

New on Netflix October 22

  • Bending the Arc
  • Cadaver (Netflix Film)
  • The Hummingbird Project
  • Yes, God, Yes

New on Netflix October 23

New on Netflix: Queen's Gambit

Queen's Gambit (Image credit: Netflix)
  • Over the Moon (Netflix Film)
    Netflix says: "Fueled with determination and a passion for science, a bright young girl builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess."
  • The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Original)
    Netflix says: " ... a coming-of-age story that explores the true cost of genius. Abandoned and entrusted to a Kentucky orphanage in the late 1950s, a young Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy)  discovers an astonishing talent for chess while developing an addiction to tranquilizers provided by the state as a sedative for the children."
  • Barbarians (Netflix Original)
  • Move (Netflix Original)
  • Perdida (Netflix Original)

New on Netflix October 27

  • Blood of Zeus (Netflix Anime)
  • Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt: Season 4 (Netflix Family)
  • Vilas: Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada / Guillermo Vilas: Settling the Score (Netflix Documentary)

New on Netflix October 28

  • Holidate (Netflix Film)
    Netflix says: "Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey) hate the holidays. They constantly find themselves single, sitting at the kids table, or stuck with awkward dates. But when these two strangers meet one particularly bad Christmas, they make a pact to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion throughout the next year."
  • Metallica Through The Never
  • Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight (Netflix Film)
  • Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb (Netflix Documentary) 

New on Netflix October 30

  • Bronx (Netflix Film)
  • The Day of the Lord (Netflix Film)
  • His House (Netflix Film)
  • Somebody Feed Phil: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
  • Suburra: Season 3 (Netflix Original)

New on Netflix October 31

  • The 12th Man

New on Netflix November 1

Dawson's Creek

Dawson's Creek (Image credit: Sony Pictures Television)
  • M'entends-tu? / Can You Hear Me?: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • 60 Days In: Season 5
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • Casper
  • Christmas Break-In
  • Dawson's Creek: Seasons 1-6
  • Easy A
  • Elf Pets: A Fox Cub’s Christmas Tale
  • Elf Pets: Santa’s Reindeer Rescue
  • Elliot the Littlest Reindeer
  • Forged in Fire: Season 6
  • Jumping the Broom
  • Knock Knock
  • Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Seasons 1-3
  • Little Monsters (1989)
  • Mile 22
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  • Piercing
  • Platoon
  • School Daze
  • Snowden
  • The Garfield Show: Season 3
  • The Impossible
  • The Indian in the Cupboard
  • The Next Karate Kid
  • Wheels of Fortune
  • Yes Man

New on Netflix November 2

  • Prospect

New on Netflix November 3

  • Felix Lobrecht: Hype (Netflix Comedy Special)
  • Mother (Netflix Film)

New on Netflix November 4

  • A Christmas Catch
  • Christmas With A Prince
  • Love and Anarchy (Netflix Original) 

New on Netflix November 5

Operation Christmas Drop

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  • Operation Christmas Drop (Netflix Film)
    Netflix says: "Chasing a promotion, congressional aide Erica Miller forgoes family Christmas to travel across the Pacific at her boss’s behest. Upon landing at a beachside Air Force base, she clashes with her guide, Captain Andrew Jantz, who knows her assignment is finding reasons to defund the facility. The pilot’s pet project — Operation: Christmas Drop, a genuine, decades-old tradition where gifts and supplies are parachuted to residents of remote neighboring islands — has lawmakers wondering if his unit has too much spare energy. Despite their initial opposing goals, Erica softens once she experiences the customs and communal spirit of Andrew's adopted home."
  • A New York Christmas Wedding
  • Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta? (Netflix Documentary)
  • Midnight At The Magnolia
  • Paranormal (Netflix Original) 

New on Netflix November 6

  • Citation (Netflix Film)
  • Country Ever After (Netflix Original)
  • La trinchera infinita / The Endless Trench (Netflix Film)
  • The Late Bloomer

New on Netflix November 9

  • Undercover: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

New on Netflix November 10

  • Dash & Lily (Netflix Original)
    Netflix says: "A whirlwind Holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City, finding they have more in common with each other than they would have expected.  The series is based on the young adult book series Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares from the New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan."
  • Trash Truck (Netflix Family)

New on Netflix November 11

  • Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun (Netflix Comedy Special)
  • The Liberator (Netflix Original)
  • Nasce uma Rainha / A Queen Is Born (Netflix Original)
  • What We Wanted (Netflix Film)

New on Netflix November 12

  • Fruitvale Station
  • Graceful Friends
  • Ludo (Netflix Film)
  • Prom Night

New on Netflix November 13

  • Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Netflix Film)
    Netflix says: "A musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a wholly fresh and spirited family holiday event. Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (newcomer Madalen Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within. From the imagination of writer-director David E. Talbert and featuring original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, and "This Day" performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility."
  • The Life Ahead (Netflix Film)
    Netflix says: "In seaside Italy, a Holocaust survivor with a daycare business, Madame Rosa (Sophia Loren), takes in 12-year-old street kid Momo, the boy who recently robbed her. The two loners become each other’s protectors, anchoring an unconventional family."
  • American Horror Story: 1984
  • The Minions of Midas (Netflix Original)

New on Netflix November 15

  • The Crown: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
    Netflix says: "In the 1980s, Elizabeth clashes with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher while Prince Charles enters a tumultuous marriage with Lady Diana Spencer."
  • A Very Country Christmas
  • America's Next Top Model: Seasons 19 & 20
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • Hometown Holiday
  • Survivor: Seasons 20 & 28 
  • V for Vendetta

New on Netflix November 16

  • Loving
  • Whose Streets?

New on Netflix November 17

  • The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 4 (Netflix Family)
    Netflix says: "Boss Baby is finally the boss, armed with an ambitious plan to achieve total baby love. But enemies old and new are teaming up to bring him down."
  • We Are the Champions (Netflix Original)
    Netflix says: "From executive producer Rainn Wilson, We are the Champions explores the quirkiest, most charming, and oddly inspirational competitions you never knew existed. Each episode follows a unique competition, providing a window into a world of determined, passionate, and incredibly skilled competitors who put it all on the line to become heroes in their own extraordinary worlds. Featured competitions include Cheese Rolling, Chili Eating, Fantasy Hair Styling, Yo-Yo, Dog Dancing and Frog Jumping."

New on Netflix November 18

  • Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas (Netflix Original)
    Netflix says: "Benjamin Bradley, best known as Mr. Christmas, is a veteran in the interior design industry with a healthy obsession with the holiday season. For Mr. Christmas, the holidays are all about celebrating love, life, family and friends through meaningful traditions. In the new Netflix series Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas, Bradley takes you behind the scenes as he puts his design expertise and vast Christmas collection to good use. Equipped with lights, garlands, and enough tinsel to blanket the North Pole, he and his team of elves work around the clock to bring holiday cheer to families and communities deserving of a home makeover for the most joyous time of year. Mr. Christmas invites viewers along for the ride to kick off the holiday season and get inspired to take their own home decorating and traditions to the next level."
  • El sabor de las margaritas / Bitter Daisies: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

New on Netflix November 19

The Princess Switch

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  • The Princess Switch: Switched Again (Netflix Film)
    Netflix says: "When Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne to Montenaro and hits a rough patch with boyfriend Kevin, it's up to her double Princess Stacy of Belgravia to get these star-crossed lovers back together... but the course of true love is complicated by the appearance of a handsome royal who's intent on stealing Margaret's heart. Throw in the unexpected arrival of Margaret's outrageous party girl cousin Fiona, a third look-alike who has ambitions of her own, and you have the recipe for Christmas triple trouble!"

New on Netflix November 20

  • Voices of Fire (Netflix Original)
    Netflix says: "This docuseries follows Pharrell Williams' hometown church as it builds the world’s best gospel choir with undiscovered talent in the community."
  • Alien Xmas (Netflix Film)
  • Flavorful Origins: Gansu Cuisine (Netflix Documentary)
  • If Anything Happens I Love You (Netflix Film)

New on Netflix November 22

  • Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (Netflix Film)
    Netflix says: "A rich and nasty woman, Regina Fuller, returns to her small hometown after her father’s death to evict everyone and sell the land to a mall developer - right before Christmas. However, after listening to stories of the local townsfolk, reconnecting with an old love, and accepting the guidance of an actual angel, Regina starts to have a change of heart. This is the story about family, love and how a small town’s Christmas spirit can warm the coldest of hearts. Featuring 14 original songs with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton."
  • Machete Kills

New on Netflix November 23

  • Shawn Mendes: In Wonder (Netflix Documentary)
    Netflix says: "Over the course of a world tour, this unguarded documentary follows Shawn Mendes as he makes sense of his stardom, relationships and musical future."
  • Hard Kill

New on Netflix November 24

Hillbilly Elegy

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  • Hillbilly Elegy (Netflix Film)
    Netflix says: "Based on the bestselling memoir by J.D. Vance, HILLBILLY ELEGY is a modern exploration of the American Dream and three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown."
  • Dragons: Rescue Riders: Huttsgalor Holiday (Netflix Family)
  • El Cuaderno de Tomy / Notes for My Son (Netflix Film)
  • Wonderoos (Netflix Family)

New on Netflix November 25

  • The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two (Netflix Film)
    Netflix says: "It’s been two years since siblings Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis) saved Christmas, and a lot has changed. Kate, now a cynical teenager, is reluctantly spending Christmas in Cancun with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son Jack (Jahzir Bruno). Unwilling to accept this new version of her family, Kate decides to run away. But when a mysterious, magical troublemaker named Belsnickel threatens to destroy the North Pole and end Christmas for good, Kate and Jack are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus (Kurt Russell). Written and directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter) and co-starring Goldie Hawn, THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2 is an action-packed adventure for the whole family that’s full of heart, humor, and holiday spirit."
  • Great Pretender: Season 2 (Netflix Anime)

New on Netflix November 26

  • Larry the Cable Guy: Remain Seated
  • Mosul (Netflix Film)

New on Netflix November 27

  • Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker (Netflix Documentary)
    Netflix says: "From Shondaland, Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker spotlights the career of award-winning entertainer Debbie Allen and follows her group of young dancers as they prepare for Allen’s annual “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” production."
  • A Go! Go! Cory Carson Christmas (Netflix Family)
  • The Call (Netflix Film)
  • Don't Listen (Netflix Film)
  • Sugar Rush Christmas: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Überweihnachten / Over Christmas (Netflix Original)
  • Virgin River: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • La Belva / The Beast (Netflix Film)

New on Netflix November 28

  • The Uncanny Counter (Netflix Original)

New on Netflix November 29

  • Wonderoos: Holiday Holiday! (Netflix Family)

New on Netflix November 30

  • The 2nd
  • A Love So Beautiful (Netflix Original)
  • Finding Agnes (Netflix Film)
  • Spookley and the Christmas Kittens

What’s Leaving Netflix November 2020

Leaving Oct. 22
While We're Young

Leaving Oct. 26
Battle: Los Angeles

Leaving Oct. 30

Leaving Oct. 31
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Charlotte's Web
Clash of the Titans
District 9
The Firm
Fun with Dick & Jane
The Girl with All the Gifts
Highway to Heaven: Seasons 1-5
The Interview
Just Friends
Magic Mike
Nacho Libre
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
The NeverEnding Story
The NeverEnding Story 2: The Next Chapter
Nights in Rodanthe
The Patriot
Set Up
The Silence of the Lambs
Sleepless in Seattle
Sleepy Hollow
The Taking of Pelham 123
The Ugly Truth
Underworld: Evolution
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Leaving Nov. 1
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
Olympus Has Fallen
Shark Night

Leaving Nov. 4
Death House

Leaving Nov. 6
Into the Forest

Leaving Nov. 7
Hit & Run
Hope Springs Eternal
The Sea of Trees

Leaving Nov. 8
Bathtubs Over Broadway

Leaving Nov. 11
Green Room

Leaving Nov. 14
Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States: Season 1

Leaving Nov. 15
Abominable Christmas
The Addams Family

Leaving Nov. 16
Santa Claws
Soul Surfer

Leaving Nov. 17
Sour Grapes

Leaving Nov. 22
End of Watch

Leaving Nov. 23
Shot Caller

Leaving Nov. 26
The Lincoln Lawyer

Leaving Nov. 27
Jeopardy!: Champion Run I: Gilbert Collins
Jeopardy!: Champion Run II: Rachel Lindgren
Jeopardy!: Champion Run III: Ryan Fenster
Jeopardy!: Champion Run IV: Josh Hill
Jeopardy!: College Championship III
Jeopardy!: Producer's Pick
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Leaving Nov. 30
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl
The Bachelor: Season 13
Bad News Bears
Diana: In Her Own Words
Gridiron Gang
National Security
Lakeview Terrace
Ocean's Eleven
Ocean's Twelve
Ocean's Thirteen
Stand and Deliver
The Tribes of Palos Verdes
West Side Story
Y Tu Mamá También
You Don't Mess with the Zohan