November is here, and you know what that means – it’s time for a brand-new lineup of exciting movies and TV series to grace your screens! We’ve put together a collection of new releases that’ll be sure to keep you entertained. If you think we might have missed a gem this month, please share it with us. Don’t forget to subscribe to The Reel Effect newsletter for important updates and resources!
Rustin – November 3 – Netflix
This compelling biographical drama explores the life of Bayard Rustin (Colman Domingo), a true hero of the civil rights movement, who often stood in the shadow of his contemporaries, including Martin Luther King Jr. Rustin’s unwavering dedication to the quest for racial equality, human rights, and worldwide democracy is brought vividly to life on the big screen. What makes this film even more remarkable is its unflinching portrayal of Rustin as an openly gay Black man, shedding light on the challenges he faced as he helped build the civil rights movement.
All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt – November 3 – Movie Theaters
Prepare to be swept away on a poignant journey through the heart of Mississippi this November with a film that’s all about life, love, and the unspoken connections that define us. Starring Chris Chalk and Sheila Atim, this upcoming release promises to be a decades-spanning exploration of a woman’s extraordinary life, a poem to the people, places, and inexpressible moments that have woven her existence together. This film provides a deeply emotional and visually stunning experience reminding us all about the power of memory, time, and the enduring spirit of the Deep South.
The Marvels – November 10 – Movie Theaters
Among the most highly anticipated releases this month is “The Marvels,” featuring our favorites like Lashana Lynch and Teyonah Parris. After Carol Danvers, better known as Captain Marvel, triumphed over the tyrannical Kree and sought revenge on the enigmatic Supreme Intelligence, the universe is far from stable. What’s even more thrilling is the entwining of Captain Marvel’s tough powers with two other extraordinary heroes, forging the incredible trio known as the Marvels.
Showdown at The Grand – November 13 – Netflix
Terrance Howard enters the spotlight, leading this thrilling tale of family, resilience, and a clash of two worlds. The plot centers around a movie theatre owner facing the fight of his life as he strives to protect his cherished family business from the relentless grasp of corporate developers. But what sets this story apart is the electrifying twist that unfolds as an iconic action star steps in to join the battle, blurring the lines between art and reality.
Best Christmas Ever – November 16 – Netflix
In “Best Christmas Ever,” Brandy returns to the screen as a main character, taking on a role in a story of friendship, self-discovery, and the true spirit of the season. The plot revolves around the annual Christmas newsletters exchanged between Jackie and her friend Charlotte. However, this year, fate has an unexpected twist in store as Charlotte finds herself on Jackie’s doorstep. Determined to uncover the real story behind the seemingly perfect life presented in those festive letters, Charlotte takes on a mission to reveal some sweet imperfections.
Hunger Games: Ballad of the Song Birds – November 17 – Hulu
The Hunger Games returns again but this time with a spinoff allowing us to re-enter into the captivating and dystopian world of Panem under different circumstances. This thrilling spinoff series takes us to a time when Coriolanus Snow, the future tyrannical president of Panem, was just an 18-year-old facing a dire challenge. With the 10th annual Hunger Games on the horizon, Snow is tasked with mentoring Lucy Gray Baird from District 12. As the fate of his family’s legacy hangs in the balance, Snow and Lucy Gray unite their showmanship and political acumen, racing against the clock to distinguish between those who are genuine songbirds and those who are cunning snakes. With a gripping narrative and a fascinating glimpse into the origins of a notorious character, “The Hunger Games: Ballad of the Songbirds” promises to be a mesmerizing addition to your November must-watch list. Don’t miss this gripping tale of survival and intrigue.
Dashing Through The Snow – November 17 – Disney +
This November, get ready to be swept up in the heartwarming holiday spirit with “Dashing Through The Snow.” This comedy film features a cast of exceptional black actors and actresses, including Kevin Hart, Ludacris, Lil Rel Howery, and more. The plot unfolds as a dedicated social worker experiences an unforgettable Christmas Eve journey alongside his estranged daughter. It could be a sweet addition to your November watchlist for festive warmth!
Good Burger 2 – November 22 – Paramount +
Personally, I think this gem took too long to come but “Good Burger 2” hits the screen featuring veterans from the 1st film such as Kenan Thompson, and Kel Mitchell as well as some new faces. The laughter never stops as Dexter Reed and the lovable cashier Ed reunite, this time at the iconic fast-food joint, Good Burger. The hilarity escalates as a fresh and uproarious crew of employees joins them.
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