November's Must Watch Movies!

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Films To Watch In November 2018

Well, here we are in 2018's penultimate month of November. London Film Festival has come to a close and awards season is now in full swing. We have a month of marvelous movies ahead.


However, first, let’s look back at the best films of October 2018.


My month at the cinema started out very well indeed with Glenn Close’s superb performance in The Wife. Then came Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut - the wonderful A Star Is Born featuring brilliant performances from both Cooper and Lady Gaga.


October continued in impressive form with Damien Chazelle’s breathtaking and poignant First Man before treating us to some fun and nostalgia with the return of Michael Myers in David Gordon Green’s Halloween.


Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, was also (finally) released in October - to mixed reviews. Meanwhile, Netflix had a strong October. Hot on the heels of Hold The Dark came the release of both Apostle and 22 July


I still have some catching up to do regarding films released in UK cinemas in October. For example, I managed to miss Venom, Columbus, Bad Times At The El Royale, Mandy, Dogman, Fahrenheit 11/9, The Hate You Give, Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far On Foot, Possum and The Guilty.


I know, I know… I have a lot of catching up to do! I blame the BFI London Film Festival, which took place during October and kept me busy watching films such as Suspiria, Beautiful Boy, The Sisters Brothers and If Beale Street Could Talk.


Looking forward, there are lots of films to keep us busy in November… let’s take a look!

Must Watch Films In November!

Friday 2nd November


Director: Mike Leigh 

Starring: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley, David Moorst, Karl Johnson 


Tuesday 6th November


Director: Steve McQueen 

Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Garret Dillahunt, Carrie Coon, Jacki Weaver, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo with Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson


Friday 9th November

They Shall Not Grow Old

Director: Peter Jackson



Director: Paul Dano 

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp


Won't You Be My Neighbor? 

Director: Morgan Neville 

Starring: Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Bianculli


Friday 16th November

9 to 5 (re-release)

Director: Colin Higgins 

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald 

Director: David Yates 

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, Poppy Corby-Tuech, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp



Director: Luca Guadagino 

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth

Read my Suspiria review here


Wednesday 21 November

The Girl In The Spider's Web 

Director: Fede Alvarez 

Starring: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Claes Bang, Synnøve Macody Lund, Vicky Krieps


Friday 23 November

Assassination Nation

Director: Sam Levinson

Starring: Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse



Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda 

Starring: Lily Franky, Kirin Kiki, Sakura Ando


Friday 30 November

Anna And The Apocalypse 

Director: John McPhail 

Starring: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire


Creed II 

Director: Steven Caple Jr. 

Starring: Michael B. Jordan Sylvester Stallone Tessa Thompson Wood Harris Russell Hornsby Phylicia Rashad Dolph Lundgren and Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu



Director: Sebastián Lelio

Starring:  Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola


Ralph Breaks The Internet 

Director: Rich Moore and Phil Johnston 

Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Kristen Bell, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson


Three Identical Strangers

Director: Tim Wardle

Starring:  Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman


Over To You...

This is a pretty decent list, I’m sure you will agree.


What will you be watching in November? Let me know in the comments section below or via Twitter. You can find me @500DaysOfFilm.

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Jane Douglas-Jones
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