Every week, Netflix expands its range with new films and series. This week will be published, among others Unsolved Mysteries, the second season of The Alienist in The Queen’s Gambit. In terms of films, Netflix serves us Notting Hill, Split in American Gangster in front of.
Curious about what you can expect in the near future? These are the new Netflix releases for November.
The Alienist season 2
In the second season of The Alienist Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning) has become a private investigator herself. When the child of a Spanish diplomat is kidnapped, she enlists the help of her old colleagues Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and John Moore (Luke Evans). They soon come to the conclusion that a serial killer makes good use of the resulting confusion.
The Alienist is based on author Caleb Carr’s book series, of which three volumes currently exist (with two new books in preparation). The exciting crime thriller may therefore get a few new seasons.
The Roman Empire has just conquered Gaul and its hungry eyes are on the northern forests of Germania. The Germanic tribes do not want to know about Roman rule, but are far too divided to seriously resist. Officer Ari is torn apart by his Germanic descent and his loyalty to the Roman eagle. The German-language miniseries is perfect for fans of series like Vikings, óf Ridley Scotts Gladiator.
The Queen’s Gambit
Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) seems like a girl so average it almost hurts. This changes when the director of her orphanage teaches her to play chess. Beth is a natural, but if she wants to play at a serious level, she has to give everything. She flees into alcohol and anesthetics while trying to cope with the enormous pressure.
Unsolved Mysteries seizoen 2
Few things capture the imagination like unsolved murder and missing cases. After the excellent first season, the second series of Unsolved Mysteries. The six new episodes include ghostly apparitions, an impossible jailbreak and a lurid double child abduction. That things are not resolved remains a bit frustrating, but beyond that Unsolved Mysteries top shelf true crime material.
Denzel Washington plays Frank Lucas. After mob boss ‘Bumpy’ Johnson (the protagonist Godfather of Harlem!) he takes over his drug empire. Detective Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) is investigating Lucas ‘trade after his partner died of an overdose of’ Blue Magic ‘, Lucas’ special form of heroin.
Apocalypse Now Redux
Apocalypse Now is a great movie classic, and in this re-release, director Francis Ford Coppola added another 45 minutes to Captain Willard’s (Martin Sheen) journey into the madness.
Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred (Ruth Negga) live in a small town in Virginia and are in love, but white and black people in this state do not marry each other. Richard and Mildred get married in a different state and think they can go home again, but the sheriff thinks differently. The Loving family moves to Washington, but they become increasingly frustrated with their banishment from their hometown. They go to court to have the unjust law scrapped.
The drama was not very well attended in the cinema, but it competed for many international film awards. Edgerton and Negga themselves grabbed an Oscar and a Golden Globe.
Mr. Bean’s Holiday
Mr. Bean is going on vacation in Europe, and of course Rowan Atkinson’s beloved character is making a huge mess of it. Due to a misunderstanding, he accidentally takes a director’s son in tow, and Bean becomes known as a kidnapper! The police are hunting him, but Mr. Beans don’t get in the way of vacation, of course.
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
On Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) Bridget (Renée Zellweger) and Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) finally seemed to have a set after many misunderstandings. In the sequel, the two argue over their wedding plans, and Bridget runs into the smoothie Daniel (Hugh Grant) again.
Quentin Tarantino takes a walk with World War II Inglourious Basterds. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) leads a group of Jewish commandos across Europe who like to brutally slaughter Nazis. These ‘bastards’ are ordered to murder Adolf Hitler, but the cunning SS man Hans Landa (a masterful Christophe Waltz) has their plan through.
Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) is a talented figure skater, but is not taken seriously by skating fans because of her humble background. Her mother exhausts her completely, causing Harding to leave the house as soon as possible and come into contact with all kinds of jokes. When Tonya threatens to miss the World Cup, her husband (Sebastian Stan) has a good idea: hire two criminals to intimidate her competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Instead, they nearly break her kneecaps, causing one of the biggest sports scandals of the 90s.
The Other Boleyn Girl
Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson play the noble sisters Anne and Mary Boleyn. Their father uses all his influence to link Anne to (the married) King Henry the Eighth, but he finds Mary much more interesting and only wants a male heir. The two sisters become each other’s worst enemies as the plan turns into a tragedy.
Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger star in this romantic tear-jerk remake of the Japanese movie A Song to the Sun. Katie (Thorne) has a rare skin condition that makes her unable to tolerate any sunlight. She is in love with Cha
rlie (Schwarzenegger) but does not dare to tell the boy that she probably only has a very short life left.
The Brown family is completely on the ground. Father Cedric (Colin Firth) has no more money, but he does have seven little bloods from children. Cedric is looking for a bride: otherwise his aunt will stop providing financial support to the family. The magical Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) teaches all children good manners and gives them tips on how to find a suitable wife for their father.
In this ‘mother of all rom-coms’ Hugh Grant is in a big mess. His girlfriend has left him and in fact he has given up all hope of a relationship. By chance he meets movie star Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) but her career seems to make a relationship impossible. Notting Hill was Grant’s absolute breakthrough, which will soon be seen in the thriller series The Undoing, met Nicole Kidman.
Over The Moon
In this animation film, little Fei Fei wants to become an astronaut. Her mother once told her the legend of the moon goddess Chang’e, and after her death, Fei Fei sets out to prove the wonderful story true. Nobody believes her, so in this moving children’s film, Fei Fei tries to build a space rocket herself.
Lily James plays the lucky young lady who is’ the new Mrs. De Winter ‘may be: the rich widower Maxim De Winter (Armie Hammer) asks her to marry him. Overjoyed, she travels to his Manderley estate, but once there it turns out not to be so cozy. The shadow of Maxim’s dead wife Rebecca hangs over the mansion.
In 2017 was horrorfilm Split one of the big surprises. Anya Taylor-Joy plays Casey Cooke, a girl who is kidnapped with friends by Kevin Crumb (James McAvoy). Crumb has no less than 24 (!) Different personalities, who compete to be the boss. One of these lurid figures, however, is a deadly, cannibalistic beast.
Just about everyone knows inventor Thomas Edison, but his colleague and competitor Nikola Tesla is a lot less famous. Tesla talks about the battle between these two geniuses, who both came up with a way to supply electricity to the world. Tesla (Ethan Hawke) came up with the superior AC power, while Edison (Kyle MacLachlan) came up with DC – and then took off with Tesla’s invention.
This week we see a lot of new series and films appear on the streaming platform. If you are looking for something else, then check here what appeared on Netflix last month.