Netflix In November 2020: 5 Must-See Movies

Netflix is adding a few dozen movies next month, but there are five that you definitely don’t want to miss.


1. A Clockwork Orange (pictured above)

Director Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 movie starring Malcolm McDowell as a Beethoven-loving, ultra-violent teen named Alex remains one of his most controversial works. The film, which is based on Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel, has been accused of glorifying violence and even rape in its depiction of Alex’s crime spree before he’s ‘reformed’ by an experimental government program. Even Kubrick was repulsed at how some reacted to the film, and he forced Warner Bros to pull it from theaters in the United Kingdom after a teenage boy claimed it inspired him to murder a classmate. But today, A Clockwork Orange stands as a towering cinematic achievement. The film is a nakedly honest commentary on the intransigent nature of evil.
Coming to Netflix on November 1. 

2.V For Vendetta
Hugo Weaving (and a Guy Fawkes mask) stars as a revolutionary terrorist in the future who plans to overthrow a fascist government. The 2006 film, which is beautifully photographed, stirred some controversy as well for seemingly embracing violence as a means of protest. But you be the judge. V For Vendetta also stars Natalie Portman as the revolutionary’s reluctant sidekick.
Coming to Netflix on November 15.

3. Platoon
This 1986 Vietnam drama stars Charlie Sheen as a grunt in the brush who’s torn between two sergeants (Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe) who have violently different views of how to conduct the war. Directed by Oliver Stone, who draws on his own experiences as a soldier in Vietnam, Platoon is one of the most honest portrayals of war in cinematic history.
Coming to Netflix on November 1

4.Boyz n the Hood 
The 1991 film, which was directed by the late John Singleton, stars Cuba Gooding Jr as a teen who’s sent to live his father (Laurence Fishburne) in gang-dominated South Central LA. Boyz in the Hood is another exceptional cinematic commentary, this time on the difficulties of growing up black in a violent neighborhood. But 29 years later, it’s also a fun showcase for several young actors who later became stars such as Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, and Regina King.
Coming to Netflix on November 1.

5. Hillbilly Elegy
We don’t know much about this original Netflix film except it stars Amy Adams and Glenn Close as an Appalachian mother and daughter who battle drugs and generational divides; the pairing of the leads is enough for us to watch. Hillbilly Elegy is based on J.D. Vance’s memoir of growing up with a rural family in Ohio
Coming to Netflix on November 24.

Written by phillip swann

The TV Answer Man is veteran journalist Phillip Swann who has covered the TV technology scene for more than two decades. He will report on the latest news and answer your questions regarding new devices and services that are changing the way you watch television.

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