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New on Netflix November 2021: The best shows, movies and original series coming soon

Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson star in Red Notice on Netflix
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What's new on Netflix in November 2021? So much stuff that you might as well ask what isn't new on Netflix. This month sees the premieres of even more Netflix original series, movies, comedy specials, documentaries and family programs for your streaming entertainment.

It's an action-packed month that features the starry team-up of Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson in the heist flick Red Notice. Idris Elba and Jonathan Majors face off in the Western The Harder They Fall. And Cowboy Bebop brings the beloved anime to life, with John Cho as one of the space bounty hunters.

A bunch of holiday-themed movies are also new on Netflix. The Princess Switch 3 brings back Vanessa Hudgens' lookalikes, while Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes meet cute in A Castle for Christmas. 

If you want to browse by specific genres, check out our guides to the best family movies on Netflix, the best romantic movies on Netflix and the best horror movies on Netflix. In search of lighter fare? Here's the best comedies on Netflix

Don't know what to watch? We tried Netflix’s Play Something feature — and the results surprised us. Speaking of features, behind the scenes Netflix is getting an upgrade that will make it easier to stream videos on a slow internet connection

In addition to the list of what's new on Netflix for November 2021, we've also got a list of what's leaving Netflix this month.

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

New on Netflix: Coming soon in November

  • Decoupled 🇮🇳 (Netflix Series)
  • Happiness Ever After 🇿🇦 (Netflix Film)

New on Netflix: November 1

  • The Claus Family 🇳🇱 (Netflix Film)
    When his grandfather suddenly falls ill, holiday-hating Jules learns of his family's magical legacy and realizes he's the only hope to save Christmas.
  • 21 Jump Street
  • 60 Days In: Season 6
  • A River Runs Through It
  • Addams Family Values
  • American Gangster
  • An Elf's Story: The Elf on the Shelf
  • Angry Birds: Season 4 - Slingshot Stories
  • Bella and the Bulldogs: Season 2
  • The Big Wedding
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Elf Pets: Santa’s St. Bernards Save Christmas
  • First Knight
  • Forged in Fire: Season 7
  • Gather
  • The General's Daughter
  • It Follows
  • Johnny Mnemonic
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
  • Last Action Hero
  • Moneyball
  • Montford: The Chickasaw Rancher
  • My Dad's Christmas Date
  • The Nightingale (2018)
  • Total Recall (2012) 
  • Snakes on a Plane
  • Stripes
  • Tagged
  • Te Ata
  • Texas Rangers

New on Netflix: November 2

  • Camp Confidential: America's Secret Nazis (Netflix Documentary)
  • Ridley Jones: Season 2 (Netflix Family)

New on Netflix: November 3

  • The Harder They Fall (Netflix Film)
    In this Western, outlaw Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) discovers that his enemy (Idris Elba) is being released from prison, so he reunites his gang to track down Rufus Buck and seek revenge.
  • Lords of Scam 🇫🇷 (Netflix Documentary)

New on Netflix: November 4

  • Catching Killers (Netflix Documentary)
    The investigators behind infamous serial killer cases reveal the harrowing, chilling details of their extraordinary efforts in this true crime series.

New on Netflix: November 5

  • Big Mouth: Season 5 (Netflix Series)
    Starting with “No Nut November” and continuing through New Years Eve, Big Mouth Season 5 takes on the theme of LOVE & HATE with the introduction of lovebugs and hate worms, amorphous creatures that can shift between the two forms (like caterpillars and butterflies).
  • Love Hard (Netflix Film)
    Hopeless romantic but eternally single LA journalist Natalie (Nina Dobrev) thinks things are beginning to look up when she swipes right on a dreamy guy from the East Coast, Tag (Darren Barnet). Taking a leap of faith she jumps on a flight to surprise her crush for the holidays, only to discover that she's been catfished by Tag's childhood friend who is equally unlucky in love, Josh (Jimmy O. Yang). 
  • Narcos: Mexico: Season 3 (Netflix Series)
    As a new generation of cartel leaders vie for power, journalists hunt for truth while government agents walk a thin line between justice and corruption.
  • A Cop Movie 🇲🇽 (Netflix Documentary)
  • The Club 🇹🇷 (Netflix Series)
  • Glória 🇵🇹 (Netflix Series)
  • Meenakshi Sundareshwar 🇮🇳 (Netflix Film)
  • The Unlikely Murderer 🇸🇪 (Netflix Series)
  • We Couldn't Become Adults 🇯🇵 (Netflix Film)
  • Yara 🇮🇹 (Netflix Film)
  • Zero to Hero 🇭🇰 (Netflix Film)

New on Netflix: November 6

  • Arcane (Netflix Series) (New Episodes Weekly)
    Amid the stark discord of twin cities Piltover and Zaun, two sisters fight on rival sides of a war between magic technologies and clashing convictions.

New on Netflix: November 7

  • Father Christmas is Back (Netflix Film)
    Four feuding sisters get a crash course in family togetherness when their long-lost father shows up for Christmas at their posh ancestral manor.

New on Netflix: November 9

  • Swap Shop (Netflix Series)
    When the "Swap Shop" radio show shares the scoop on sweet deals, collectors of cars, comics, creepy clown statues and more listen with ears wide open.
  • Your Life Is a Joke 🇩🇪 (Netflix Comedy)

New on Netflix: November 10

  • Animal (Netflix Documentary)
    This immersive series follows the world's most magnificent creatures, capturing never-before-seen moments from the heartwarming to the outrageous.
  • Passing (Netflix Film)
    Based on the novel by Nella Larsen, the movie follows two black women (Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga) who can pass as white and choose to live on opposite sides of the color line in 1929 New York.
  • Gentefied: Season 2 (Netflix Series)

New on Netflix: November 11

  • Love Never Lies 🇪🇸 (Netflix Series)

New on Netflix: November 12

  • Red Notice (Netflix Film)
    An FBI profiler pursuing the world's most wanted art thief becomes his reluctant partner in crime to catch an elusive crook who's always one step ahead.
  • Legacies: Season 3 (new episodes)

New on Netflix: November 14

  • Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You

New on Netflix: November 15

  • America's Next Top Model: Season 21
  • America's Next Top Model: Season 22
  • Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game
  • Lies and Deceit 🇪🇸 (Netflix Series)
  • Snowbound for Christmas
  • Survivor: Season 16
  • Survivor: Season 37

New on Netflix: November 16

  • Johnny Test's Ultimate Meatloaf Quest (Netflix Family)
  • StoryBots: Laugh, Learn, Sing (Netflix Family)

New on Netflix: November 17

  • Tiger King 2 (Netflix Documentary)
    Didn’t think there could possibly be any more twists and turns to this story? Oh, ye of little faith. Tiger King returns with a second season that digs further into the mysteries and personas that captivated audiences and launched the careers of a thousand armchair detectives.
  • Christmas Flow 🇫🇷 (Netflix Series)
  • Prayers for the Stolen 🇲🇽 (Netflix Film) 
  • The Queen of Flow: Season 2 🇨🇴 (Netflix Series)
  • Supergirl: Season 6 (new episodes)
  • Tear Along the Dotted Line 🇮🇹 (Netflix Series)

New on Netflix: November 18

  • The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star (Netflix Film)
    When a priceless relic is stolen, Queen Margaret (Vanessa Hudgens) and Princess Stacy (Vanessa Hudgens) enlist the help of Margaret’s audacious look-alike cousin Fiona (Vanessa Hudgens) who teams with a dashing, mysterious man from her past to retrieve it... rekindling the sparks of a tantalizing Christmas romance and resulting in a very unexpected switch.
  • Carlos Ballarta: False Prophet 🇲🇽 (Netflix Comedy)
  • Dogs in Space (Netflix Family)
  • Lead Me Home (Netflix Documentary)

New on Netflix: November 19

  • Cowboy Bebop (Netflix Series)
    A ragtag crew of bounty hunters chases down the galaxy's most dangerous criminals. They'll save the world ... for the right price. A live-action series.
  • tick, tick...BOOM! (Netflix Film)
    On the brink of turning 30, a promising theater composer navigates love, friendship and the pressure to create something great before time runs out.
  • Blown Away: Christmas 🇨🇦 (Netflix Series)
  • Dhamaka 🇮🇳 (Netflix Film)
  • Extinct (Netflix Family)
  • Hellbound 🇰🇷 (Netflix Series)
  • Love Me Instead 🇹🇷 (Netflix Film)
  • The Mind, Explained: Season 2 (Netflix Documentary)
  • Procession (Netflix Documentary)

New on Netflix: November 20

  • New World 🇰🇷 (Netflix Series)
    In this reality show, six celebs strategize and sabotage to earn virtual currency they can cash in on the final day of their stay on a utopian island.

New on Netflix: November 22

  • Outlaws 🇪🇸 (Netflix Film)
  • Vita & Virginia

New on Netflix: November 23

  • Masters of the Universe: Revelation: Part 2 (Netflix Series)
    After a calamitous battle fractures Eternia, Teela and an unlikely alliance must prevent the end of the Universe in this sequel to the ’80s classic.
  • Reasonable Doubt: A Tale of Two Kidnappings 🇲🇽 (Netflix Documentary)
  • Waffles + Mochi's Holiday Feast (Netflix Family)

New on Netflix: November 24

  • Bruised (Netflix Film)
    A disgraced MMA fighter grabs one last shot at redemption in the cage when the young son she gave up reenters her life. Halle Berry stars and directs.
  • Selling Sunset: Season 4 (Netflix Series)
    The reality series following elite LA real estate agents returns for a fourth season.
  • True Story (Netflix Series)
    A tour stop becomes a matter of life and death for a comedian when the fallout from a night with his brother threatens to destroy everything he's built.
  • A Boy Called Christmas (Netflix Film)
  • Robin Robin 🇬🇧 (Netflix Family)

New on Netflix: November 25

  • F is for Family: Season 5 (Netflix Series)
    The raunchy and nostalgic animated comedy returns for a fifth season.
  • Super Crooks 🇯🇵 (Netflix Series)

New on Netflix: November 26

  • A Castle For Christmas (Netflix Film)
    Famed author, Sophie Brown (Brooke Shields), travels to Scotland hoping to buy a small castle of her own, but the prickly owner, Duke Myles (Cary Elwes), is reluctant to sell to a foreigner.  Working to find a compromise, the pair constantly butt heads, but they just may find something more than they were expecting.
  • School of Chocolate (Netflix Series)
    Eight top pastry and chocolate professionals are coming to School of Chocolate to take their skills and careers to the next level. 
  • Dig Deeper: The Disappearance of Birgit Meier 🇩🇪 (Netflix Documentary)
  • Green Snake 🇨🇳 (Netflix Film)
  • Light the Night 🇹🇼 (Netflix Series)
  • Spoiled Brats 🇫🇷 (Netflix Film)

New on Netflix: November 28

  • Elves 🇩🇰 (Netflix Series)

New on Netflix: November 29

  • 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible (Netflix Documentary)
    Climber Nims Purja leads a team of Sherpas with a goal to climb all 14 of the peaks over 8,000 meters in seven months, shattering the record of seven years.

New on Netflix: November 30

  • Charlie's Colorforms City: Classic Tales with a Twist (Netflix Family)
  • Charlie's Colorforms City: Snowy Stories (Netflix Family)
  • Charlie's Colorforms City: The Lost Valentines Musical (Netflix Family)
  • Coming Home in the Dark
  • More the Merrier 🇪🇸 (Netflix Film)
  • The Summit of the Gods 🇫🇷 (Netflix Film)

What’s leaving Netflix in November 2021

Leaving 11/1/21

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree
My Little Pony: Happy Birthday to You!

Leaving 11/4/21
Bucket List
The Lovers

Leaving 11/5/21
The Late Bloomer

Leaving 11/7/21
Sleepless 

Leaving 11/10/21
A Single Man

Leaving 11/11/21
Fruitvale Station

Leaving 11/14/21
America's Next Top Model: Season 19
America's Next Top Model: Season 20
K-on! the movie
K-On!: Seasons 1-2
Survivor: Season 20: Heroes vs Villains
Survivor: Season 28: Cagayan 

Leaving 11/15/21
Safe House

Leaving 11/17/21
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List

Leaving 11/19/21
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Leaving 11/21/21
Beverly Hills Ninja
Machete Kills

Leaving 11/26/21
Broadchurch: Seasons 1-3

Leaving 11/29/21
Man Down: Seasons 1-4

Leaving 11/30/21
3 Days to Kill
A Knight's Tale
American Outlaws
Are You The One: Seasons 1-2
Battlefield Earth
Chef
Clear and Present Danger
Freedom Writers
Glee: Seasons 1-6
The Happytime Murders
Ink Master: Seasons 1-2
Letters to Juliet
The Lincoln Lawyer
Million Dollar Baby
Peppermint
Pineapple Express
Rake: Seasons 1-4
Richard Pryor: Live in Concert
School of Rock
Stargate SG-1: Seasons 1-10
TURN: Washington's Spies: Seasons 1-4
Waterworld

Kelly Woo

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.