35 best new Netflix movies and shows to watch in November 2019

The Knight Before Christmas - Josh Whitehouse, Vanessa Hudgens - Photo Credit: Netflix / Brooke Palmer
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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 11: Actors (L-R) Anne-Marie Duff, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Romola Garai keep warm during a break in filming of the movie Suffragette at Parliament on April 11, 2014 in London, England. This is the first time filming for a movie has been allowed in The Houses of Parliament. Suffragette is due for release in 2015. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 11: Actors (L-R) Anne-Marie Duff, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Romola Garai keep warm during a break in filming of the movie Suffragette at Parliament on April 11, 2014 in London, England. This is the first time filming for a movie has been allowed in The Houses of Parliament. Suffragette is due for release in 2015. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) /

29. Suffragette

Release Year: 2015

Directed By: Sarah Gavron

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, Natalie Press, Anne-Marie Duff, Romola Garai, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Samuel West, Adrian Schiller, Morgan Watkins, Lorraine Stanley

Release Date: Saturday, Nov. 16

Each month, one of the upsides of wading through the long list of new release movies is to see which recent movies you missed in theaters are arriving to stream. There’s no way we can watch everything that’s released within a year, so it’s nice when the streaming services bring the hits and misses for binge-watchers to see for themselves. This November, Meryl Streep comes to Netflix in  2015’s Suffragette, a historical period drama that most of us will watch for, let’s be honest, Meryl.

The film travels back to early 20th century Britain during the suffragette movement. The growing power of the movement changes working mother Maud Watts’ (Carey Mulligan) life after she’s inspired by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep) to join the fight for equality and the right to vote with a diverse and outspoken group of women. As the police continue to crack down on the movement and protests, Maud and her fellow suffragettes don’t back down from the dangerous fight and risk everything in their lives to have their voices heard.

Suffragette comes from director Sarah Gavron, who has also directed the films This Little Life, Brick Lane and Rocks. Upon release, the film received mostly positive reviews from critics, holding a 73% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. On top of positive marks from critics, the film also earned $30 million against a $14 million budget. Although it missed the major award circuit, Suffragette features an incredible performance from its leading cast members. Make sure to check out the historical drama when it begins streaming on Netflix on Nov. 16.