Fall Movies 2015: 20 Movies to See in November
From the highly anticipated (The Danish Girl and Legend, in addition to this months favorites Bond and Hunger Games) to the creepy (Victor Frankenstein and #Horror), to the romantic (Carol, Brooklyn) to the holiday-themed (Love the Coopers, The Night Before), every weekend in November will bring up something good in the theaters.
Here are the best 20 movies to see this November:
Everyone and their mom is obviously excited for Spectre (Nov. 6). It might be the last time we get to see Daniel Craig utter the classic words Bond, James Bond, after all! But regardless, Spectre marks Craig’s fourth Bond film and the expectations are high, especially since his last – 2012’s Skyfall –is the thirteenth-highest grossing movie in history, topping $1.1 billion worldwide. Here’s to the addition of Léa Seydoux and Christolph Waltz.
And finally, The Hunger Games films are coming to end with Mockingjay – Part 2’s Nov. 20 release. Here’s to watching Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) kick ass and fight President Snow (Donald Sutherland) one last time in an attempt to liberate Panem.
Brie Larson is sure to cause awards buzz for her role in Room (Nov. 6), based off the 2010 novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue, in which she stars as “Ma,” who is held captive and locked in a shed with her young son for several years. The film won the People’s Choice Award at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
Tom Hardy’s long-awaited Legend finally comes out on Nov. 20. Hardy stars as twin gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray in this biopic about their rise and ultimate fall as the most notorious criminals in British history.
In Victor Frankenstein (Nov. 25), James McAvoy plays the titular character and Daniel Radcliffe is Igor, Frankenstein’s assistant. The movie is told from Igor’s perspective, detailing his troubled childhood, and friendship with the doctor who’d become a legend for bringing a man (Frankenstein) to life.
Carol (Nov. 20), based off Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel The Price of Salt, stars Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett. What starts as a friendship between a clerk in the toy department of store in 1952 New York and Carol, a woman going through a divorce, becomes a beautiful love story.
By the Sea (Nov. 13) is written, directed by, and starring Angelina Jolie, and co-starring none other than her hubby Brad Pitt. Set in the mid-1970’s, the romantic drama details a crumbling relationship, as the couple take a vacation to France in a last-ditched effort to rekindle their love and save their marriage.
And now one for the kids and lovers of Charles Schulz alike: The Peanuts Movie (Nov. 6). The flick is an action-adventure animated comedy starring Snoopy as he goes on a mission against his enemy (the Red Baron), and Charlie Brown as he crushes on the new neighbor girl, Little Red-Haired Girl.
Love coffee? Well, Barista (Nov. 6), from the people who brought us Somm, is a documentary about five top competitive baristas in their pursuit to win the National Barista Championship and their love for their craft. “It’s like Best in Show, but for coffee,” one person notes, not kidding.
Love the Coopers (Nov. 13) is a cheesy holiday movie starring Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Marisa Tomei, and more, in which four generations come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, and things (expectedly) go awry.
Based on the true story of the 2010 Chilean mining disaster, The 33 (Nov. 13) is based upon the survival of the 33 men trapped inside the San José Mine in Chile for more than two months. Starring Antonio Banderas as Mario “Super Mario” Sepúlveda, who sent videos to the rescuers communicating their condition.
The Danish Girl (Nov. 27) is based off the 2000 biographical novel of the same name by David Ebershoff. It depicts the remarkable love story between artists Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander). Elbe was one of the first people in identifiable history to undergo male to female sex reassignment surgery, with her first surgery (considered experimental at the time) occurring in 1930 Germany. Some have been critical of the film because it casted Redmayne, a cisgender man, to play a transgender woman.
Spotlight (No. 6), starring Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and many more, is the true story about the Boston Globe reporters who revealed the huge scandal (and cover-up) of child molestation within the local Catholic Archdiocese.
Taryn Manning, Chloë Sevigny, and Natasha Lyonne appear in #Horror (Nov. 20), a creepy story about junior high girls at what starts as a sleepover, but becomes a night of #horror and violence influenced by a social networking game and cyberbullying.
Bryan Cranston plays successful Hollywood Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who wrote Roman Holiday amongst other films, in Trumbo (Nov. 6). He and other Hollywood figures were blacklisted for their political beliefs in 1947.
Theeb (Nov. 6) is set in 1916, and tells the story of a young Bedouin boy in the Ottoman province of Hijaz during the time of WWI, who embarks on a journey as a guide for a British officer.
Secret in Their Eyes (Nov. 20) stars Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Nicole Kidman as a group of FBI investigators whose world comes crashing down when they discover one of their children has been murdered. It’s based on the 2005 novel originally titled El secreto de sus ojos by Argentinian author Eduardo Sacheri, which was previously adapted into the 2009 Argentine film The Secret in Their Eyes, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards.
The Night Before (Nov. 20) is yet another holiday film, starring the ever-cute Joseph Gordon-Levitt alongside Seth Rogan and Lizzy Caplan as three best friends in search of the Holy Grail of Christmas Eve parties.