The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in November

  • The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in November

With the arrival of November, we're creeping into award season, which means the cinemas are packed with tense dramas and powerful performances.

But that doesn't mean it's all intense films, because there are some great movies for you to see this month, including...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - 18th November

J.K. Rowling managed to continue the Harry Potter series, despite the Harry Potter series ending, by taking it to 1926 New York, with introverted wizard Newt Scamander and his suitcase full of magnificent beasts.

Things go terribly for British Ministry of Magic employee Newt when unsuspecting Muggle Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt's beasts loose on the Big Apple.

The first of the projected five money-spinning Fantastic Beasts films, Potter fans are in store for another blast of wizarding fun in another well-made and exciting story.

[Watch the trailer]

The Accountant - 4th November

Ben Affleck was one of the few redeeming figures in the otherwise underwhelming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now he stars in The Accountant as a maths egghead who does the accounts for criminal enterprises.

With an investigative unit trying to unravel his crimes, and having to work for a new client, he finds the bodies piling up as he gets closer to the truth.

With Affleck currently being the toast of Hollywood, and a cast including Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons and John Lithgow, this could be the best action movie of the year.

[Watch the trailer]

Arrival - 11th November

It seems like we have a host of space-related movies coming up in 2017 (Passengers, Life), and Arrival is the first of those, as Amy Adams plays an expert linguist drafted in when mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe and send messages to Earth's leaders.

Not knowing whether they are peaceful or aggressive, she must decode their messages before trigger happy leaders launch an all-out war on the extra-terrestrials.

Arrival has already done the 2016 film festival tour, and critics have dubbed the tense drama "a must-see experience for fans of thinking person's sci-fi".

[Watch the trailer]

The Light Between Oceans - 4th November

Based on M. L. Stedman's 2012 period novel that sees a lighthouse keeper and his wife discover a baby on an adrift rowboat, and after two miscarriages, decide to raise it as their own.

Writer and director Derek Cianfrance (who previously made The Place Beyond the Pines) spent a year editing the film, as its release date was repeatedly pushed back.

Michael Fassbender has revealed that he and the director could not stop crying while filming scenes - so bring plenty of tissues, because you'll probably be bawling as much as the cast were while making it.

[Watch the trailer]

Allied - 25th November

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard star in the WWII drama, as a US intelligence officer and female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines, who reunite in London and find their relationship tested by the pressures of war.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, who brought you the Back to the Future trilogy, Forrest Gump and The Polar Express, it has some serious pedigree both behind and in front of the camera.

[Watch the trailer]

Also out in November

Bad Santa 2 - 25th November

Foul-mouthed Santa impersonator Willie Stokes is back on the rob, with sidekick Marcus and a couple of new additions, to knock off a Chicago charity.

[Watch the trailer]

Nocturnal Animals - 4th November

Amy Adams plays an art gallery owner who receives a manuscript for a violent novel from her ex-husband, which she interprets as a veiled threat towards her.

[Watch the trailer]

A United Kingdom - 25th November

True story from the 1940s sees a prince from Botswana cause an international stir when he marries a white woman from London.

[Watch the trailer]

A Street Cat Named Bob - 4th November

Heart-warming real life tale about a homeless busker whose life is transformed when a stray ginger cat and he became best friends.

[Watch the trailer]

American Pastoral - 11th November

A hardworking man sees his middle class life fall apart thanks to his daughter's new political affiliation.

[Watch the trailer]

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