Christmas may be the next notable date on your calendar, but there’s still time to pencil in these great new releases! Let’s take a look at the films, tv shows and non-fiction titles you could find in your local library this November – There’s certainly something for everyone this month.
Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw
M | Action| November 13
For years, hulking lawman Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and lawless outcast Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) have traded smack talk and body blows. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever, Hobbs and Shaw must partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves!
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba
R18+ | Drama | November 6
Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday, in a land of eternal sunlight, takes a sinister turn, when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing.
Cast: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren
MA15+ | Horror | November 13
Sue Ann is a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. When she is asked by a teenager to buy some booze for her group of friends, Sue Ann offers the basement of her home for the kids to hand out and party. But there are some house rules and as her hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorising nightmare and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.
Cast: Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis
Angel Has Fallen
MA15+ | Action | November 20
When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull, his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning, is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the President. Desperate to uncover the truth, Banning turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name, keep his family from harm and save the country from imminent danger.
Cast: Gerard Butler, Frederick Schmidt, Danny Huston
M | Action | November 27
An explosion on a nuclear-powered Russian submarine kills most of the men aboard and causes the few survivors to huddle in waterlogged and oxygen deficient rear compartments, where they anxiously await rescue. It is a race against time with oxygen levels running low as the Russian government plans the best course of action, before finally accepting help from the British and Norwegian governments.
Cast: Colin Firth, Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek
M | Drama | November 6
Katherine Newbury is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women”, she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, hires Molly as the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room. But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces the reality of low ratings and a network that wants to replace her.
Cast: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow
M | Drama | November 13
On a summer’s weekend, a group of long-time friends reunite to celebrate a milestone birthday. Nestled amongst the surf of suburban Sydney’s luxury Palm Beach, the good times roll with loads of laughter, lavish meals, wine and music, but as the weekend progresses tensions mount and deep secrets emerge…
Cast: Frances Berry, Ryan Bown, Bryan Brown
The Lion King
PG | Animated | November 13
Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother – and former heir to the throne – has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Cast: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen
The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 3
M | Drama | November 27
Gilead, a totalitarian society in what used to be part of the US is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state, and is faced with environmental disasters and a plummeting birth rate. In a desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world, the few remaining fertile women are forced into sexual servitude. One of these women, Offred, is determined to survive the terrifying world she lives in, and find the daughter that was taken from her.
M | Comedy | November 13
This fantasy series sees fussy angel Aziraphale and loose-living demon Crowley team up to form an unlikely duo. The two have become overly fond of life on Earth, and they are forced into forming an alliance in an attempt to stop the approaching Armageddon. To do that, they have to find the missing Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy who is unaware that he is meant to bring the end of days upon humanity. Michael Sheen, David Tennant and Jon Hamm star in the series, which is based on the book of the same name by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
The Australian Dream
MA15+ | Documentary | November 20
This documentary uses the remarkable and inspirational story of Indigenous AFL legend Adam Goodes as the prism through which to tell a deeper and more powerful story about race, identity and belonging. Writer Stan Grant and director Daniel Gordon join forces to tell this remarkable story of one of the most decorated and celebrated players in AFL history. A man who remains a cultural hero; the very epitome of resilience and survival, who continues to fight for equality and reconciliation.
G | Documentary | November 13
This stunningly ambitious series brings to life the most memorable events in the history of the solar system, by using ground-breaking visual effects to tell the thrilling story of all eight planets. Transporting you to the surface of these dynamic worlds to witness the moments of high drama that shaped each one.
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