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7 Films New to Netflix to Watch In November 2016, Including ‘Boyhood’ and ‘The Jungle Book’

"Forget about your worries and your strife."



Next month, Netflix has a wide variety of films — modern to classic, animated to live action, Oscar winners to romantic comedies — and we’ve picked seven that you should watch once they’re made available on the streaming service. Enjoy.

1. “Under the Sun” (available November 11)

"Under the Sun"

“Under the Sun”

Icarus Films

Directed by Vitaly Manski, the documentary follows a year in the life of a family in Pyongyang, North Korea as their eight-year-old daughter, Zin-mi, prepares to join the Korean Children’s Union on the Day of the Shining Star.

2. “The Ivory Game” (available November 4)

The Ivory Game

“The Ivory Game”


Directed by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, the documentary sheds a light on the seedy underbelly of elephant poaching in Africa and black market ivory trading in China.

READ MORE: ‘The Ivory Game,’ Produced By Leonardo DiCaprio, Is a Shocking Look at an Underground Marketplace — Telluride Review

3. “Just Friends” (available November 14)

Just Friends

On a lighter note, who could forget a chubby Ryan Reynolds singing “I Swear” to his best friend? The 2005 rom-com stars Reynolds as a formerly overweight nerd, now a successful producer, who tries to reconnect with his high school crush, Jamie Palamino (Amy Smart), when he goes home for the holidays.

4. “Men Go to Battle” (available November 15)

"Men Go To Battle"

“Men Go To Battle”

Film Movement

Set in 1861, Zachary Treitz’s film tells the story of two brothers struggling to hold their crumbling estate together outside a small Kentucky town. The drama premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and was well received by critics.

5. “Burn After Reading” (available November 16)

Burn After Reading

With an A-list cast including George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Brad Pitt, the Joel and Ethan Coen black comedy is a must-watch. When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst (Malkovich) falls into the hands of Linda Litzke (McDormand) and Chad Feldheimer (Pitt), the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery.

6. “Boyhood” (available November 25)



Patricia Arquette took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in Richard Linklater’s drama that was nominated for a total of six Academy Awards. Filmed from 2002 to 2013, “Boyhood” chronicles the life of Mason Evans, Jr. (Ellar Coltrane) from ages six to eighteen as he grows up with divorced parents (Arquette and Ethan Hawke).

7. “The Jungle Book” (available November 30)

"The Jungle Book"

“The Jungle Book”


“Forget about your worries and your strifes” with Disney’s hit live-action and CGI remake of the 1967 animated film. Directed by Jon Favreau, Neel Sethi stars as Mowgli, a young boy who was raised by wolves. Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o and Scarlett Johansson co-star. The film became a box office success, grossing over $966 million worldwide.

READ MORE: ‘The Jungle Book’: How They Pulled Off the Oscar-Bound VFX Hybrid

The Rest of Incoming Films:

“The African Queen” (available November 1)

“Alfie” (available November 1)

“Bob the Builder: White Christmas” (available November 1)

“Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh” (available November 1)

“The Confessions of Thomas Quick” (available November 1)

“Cujo” (available November 1)

“The Doors” (available November 1)

“The Heartbreak Kid” (available November 1)

“Jetsons: The Movie” (available November 1)

“King’s Faith” (available November 1)

“Love, Now” (available November 1)

“Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” (available November 1)

“Pervert Park” (available November 1)

“Ravenous” (available November 1)

“Stephen King’s Thinner” (available November 1)

“Tales from the Darkside: The Movie” (available November 1)

“Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas” (available November 1)

“Thomas & Friends: Holiday Express” (available November 1)

“Thomas & Friends: Merry Winter Wish” (available November 1)

“Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines” (available November 1)

“Thomas & Friends: Ultimate Christmas” (available November 1)

“Dough” (available November 2)

“Food Choices” (available November 2)

“Meet the Blacks” (available November 2)

“Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60” (available November 4)

“True Memoirs of An International Assassin” (available November 11)

“Take Me to the River” (available November 12)

“Chalk It Up” (available November 13)

“Carter High” (available November 14)

“Dieter Nuhr: Nuhr in Berlin” (available November 15)

“The Missing Ingredient: What is the Recipe for Success?” (available November 15)

“Jackass 3.5: The Unrated Movie” (available November 16)

“Paddington” (available November 16)

“The Battle of Midway” (available November 18)

“Colin Quinn: The New York Story” (available November 18)

“Divines” (available November 18)

“Prelude to War” (available November 18)

“San Pietro” (available November 18)

“Sour Grapes” (available November 18)

“Thunderbolt” (available November 18)

“Tunisian Victory” (available November 18)

“Undercover: How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines” (available November 18)

“Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia” (available November 18)

“WWII: Report from the Aleutians” (available November 18)

“Mercy” (available November 22)

“Michael Che Matters” (available November 25)

“Silver Skies” (available November 29)

“Ghost Team” (available November 30)

“I Dream Too Much” (available November 30)

“Level Up” (available November 30)

“Traded” (available November 30)

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