November 2017’s Must-Watch Films

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Must-Watch Films Of November 2017

It seems utterly incredible (even inconceivable - at least for my fellow Princess Bride fans out there) that we are facing the end of October already. Where has this year gone? To soften the blow, however, there are a number of exciting new films out in cinemas next month. 


Let's take a look at November 2017's most anticipated movie releases!

November 2017 Releases


3rd November


Murder On The Orient Express

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, William Dafoe, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz and Johnny Depp 

Why The Excitement: Any film by Kenneth Branagh is worth a watch. Combine this with a wonderful cast and a classic story by Agatha Christie (adapted by Michael Green) and you (hopefully) have all the ingredients for an entertaining film.



Director: Joachim Trier

Starring: Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya and Ellen Dorrit Petersen

Why The Excitement: One watch of the trailer for this sci fi romance had me hooked. Thelma tells the story of a girl who discovers that she has supernatural powers after falling in love. 


A Bad Moms Christmas

Director: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Starring: Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn

Why The Excitement: The first film was fun and the original cast are back - including the scene stealing Kathryn Hahn. Fingers crossed for another raucous time! 


The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone and Colin Farrell

Why The Excitement: Since the release of his brilliant film, The Lobster, any film by Yorgos Lanthimos is a must watch for me.



10th November


Marjorie Prime

Director: Michael Almereyda

Starring: Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith and Tim Robbins 

Why The Excitement: Marjorie Prime looks like a fascinating film with an intriguing premise. In the world of this melancholy sci fi, a service that has been created that allows people to resurrect their loved ones in holographic form. Marjorie (Lois Smith) chooses to bring back her husband at the age at which she met him. 


Only The Brave 

Director: Joseph Kosinski

Starring: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Jeff Bridges

Why The Excitement: Featuring an impressive cast, Only The Brave's powerful true story of a group of elite firefighters (called the Granite Mountain Hotshots) who risk everything to protect a town from a fearsome wildfire has already pleased audiences and critics in America. 



Paddington 2

Director: Paul King

Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw 

Why The Excitement: Who could resist another cinematic outing to watch the adventures of this marmalade-loving bear? Not me. However, after the success of the last film, Paddington 2 certainly has a big act to follow. 


Professor Marston And The Wonder Woman

Director: Angela Robinson

Starring: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote

Why The Excitement: This story of the life and relationships of Dr William Moulton Marston - the creator of Wonder Woman - looks fascinating. Plus it stars Rebecca Hall, which is more than enough reason for me to anticipate Angela Robinson’s film.


The Florida Project

Director: Sean Baker

Starring:  Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince and Valeria Cotto

Why The Excitement: I was fortunate enough to watch this wonderful film about a little girl growing up in the shadow of Florida’s Magic Kingdom at the BFI London Film Festival. I found it to be funny, heartbreaking and poignant. Plus Willem Dafoe is superb.

Click here to read my full review! 



16th November


Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

Director: Paul McGuigan

Starring: Annette Bening and Jamie Bell

Why The Excitement: So, I’ll watch pretty much anything starring Annette Bening but this film (a true story about a young actor who falls in love with a Hollywood leading lady) looks charming.  


17th November


Good Time

Directors: Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie 

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie and Taliah Webster 

Why The Excitement: I am looking forward to this crime drama - particularly following reports about Robert Pattinson’s superb performance. 


Justice League

Director: Zack Snyder

Starring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa

Why The Excitement: Cautious excitement would best describe my feelings about Justice League. If they stick with the winning Wonder Woman formula we might just have a decent film on our hands. Or two hours of bashy smashy.



Director: Dee Rees

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Garret Hedlund, Jason Clarke and Mary J. Blige 

Why The Excitement: This looks to be a very powerful story (about two men who return from World War 2 to work on a farm in rural Mississippi where they have to adjust to post-war life and deal with racism) with an exciting ensemble cast.  


Ingrid Goes West

Director: Matt Spicer

Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen and O’Shea Jackson Jr.

Why The Excitement: I always enjoy Aubrey Plaza so am looking forward to this stalkery tale for our social obsessed media times.  



22nd November


Daddy's Home 2

Director: Sean Anders

Starring: Linda Cardellini, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Will Ferrell and John Lithgow

Why The Excitement: Not excitement so much as a hope for a bit of harmless, entertaining fun.


24th November



Battle Of The Sexes

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris 

Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell and Elisabeth Shue

Why The Excitement: Another true story about a famous tennis match - this time between world number one, Billie Jean King, and ex-champion and serial hustler, Bobby Riggs. I'm intrigued by the themes of discrimination that this film may explore.


What Films Are You Most Looking Forward To?


What films are you most looking forward to this November?


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