Since it’s the start of a new month, that means there is lots of new content available to watch on Netflix. The streamer always adds a bunch of older (and sometimes newer) movies into its catalog on the first of each month and this November is no different. Among the new offerings are Pitch Perfect, The Mummy (2017), Drag Me to Hell, 13 Going on 30, Sixteen Candles, Whiplash, and The Addams Family.
Additionally, the current Netflix Top 10 for film and television is stuffed with great picks, like the documentary Get Gotti, The Fall of the House of Usher, No Hard Feelings, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and Bodies.
With so many choices already available to you, the idea of getting more stuff this weekend might be overwhelming. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Below you’ll find a breakdown of what’s new to Netflix this weekend and which titles are worth watching (or not).
All the Light You Cannot See
All the Light You Cannot See is one of the biggest new Netflix releases of the month and kicks things off on Thursday, November 2. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Anthony Doerr, the series follows a young blind French girl (Aria Mia Loberti) and her father (Mark Ruffalo) as they flee Nazi-occupied Paris during World War II.
The reception to the show hasn’t been received warmly by critics, many of whom are calling an overly simplistic morality tale that lacks nuance and doesn’t hold a candle to its source material. Unless you’re a diehard fan of the book and curious to see how this translates to the screen, you can probably skip this one.
Six Feet Under
If you missed out on Six Feet Under while it was airing on HBO in the early 2000s, now is your chance to finally catch up on the series from Alan Ball (True Blood). Six Feet Under has long been considered one of the best shows of all time, with one of the best series finales ever written. It received numerous awards throughout its five season run and features a host of talented actors like Peter Krause, Frances Conroy, Michael C. Hall, Lauren Ambrose, and more. The show centers on a family running a funeral home in Los Angeles.
Blue Eye Samurai
With universal acclaim so far on Rotten Tomatoes, Blue Eye Samurai is shaping up not only to be one of the best animated shows on Netflix of all time, but maybe one of the best Netflix Originals ever. Beautiful animation complements the show’s immersive storytelling and great performances from a voice cast that includes George Takei, Maya Erskine, Kenneth Branagh, Stephanie Hsu, Ming-Na Wen, and more. Set during Japan’s Edo period, Blue Eye Samurai follows a master of the sword on a mission for revenge.
Four-time Academy Award-nominated actress Annette Bening stars as world-class marathon swimmer Diana Nyad in this touching and inspirational biopic about her relentless spirit and friendship in Nyad, a film from directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. Certified fresh and highly-rated by critics, Nyad follows Diana’s journey to completing an epic swim across 110 miles from Cuba to Florida. Alongside her best friend and coach Bonnie Stoll (Academy Award-winner Jodie Foster), plus a dedicated sailing team.
This retrospective documentary takes a look back at the iconic career of legendary actor Sylvester Stallone and the work he’s done in franchises like Rambo, Rocky, and more. If you’re not a fan of Stallone, then there’s not much here for you, but fans of his won’t want to miss out on this feature, especially as Stallone is front and center, captivating with his upfront openness and candor.
Selling Sunset season 7
The Oppenheim Group agents are back with more drama than ever in the seventh season of this long-running Netflix reality series. If you’ve been watching the show for six seasons already, you might as well stick around to see what happens next!
Insidious: The Red Door
Insidious: The Red Door is the latest Sony acquisition coming to Netflix on Saturday, November 4, but unless you’re desperate to keep riding the high of Halloween season there’s not much here worth watching. Patrick Wilson is great, as always, and this film does mark his directorial debut. He does a decent job, but his directing can’t save this film’s poor script.
The fifth in the franchise, Insidious: The Red Door fails to re-capture the magic of the original as it follows a grown-up Dalton Lambert (Ty Simpkins) across the country to start college, where he finds himself haunted by the demons of his past.