The 5 Most Anticipated Movies Opening in November

As we step into awards season, the biggest films encompass everything from a Scorsese crime epic to a sci-fi actioner to a Stephen King horror adaptation.

by | November 1, 2019 | Comments

It’s November, which means we’re about to be bombarded with awards season contenders, and this year, we’ve got an embarrassment of riches on the release calendar. We’ve got a Mr. Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), a sequel to a wildly popular Disney film (Frozen II), a historical drama starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones (The Aeronauts), a crime thriller written by Lena Waithe with Daniel Kaluuya (Queen & Slim), an acclaimed festival darling written by and starring Shia LaBeouf (Honey Boy), just to name a few. And guess what? Not a single one of those made it into our top five most anticipated movies of November. Read on to see what Rotten Tomatoes users and our fans on social media are looking forward to this month.

1. Doctor Sleep (2019) 78%

2,245 Want-to-See Votes
#1 pick by our Facebook and Twitter fans, #3 pick by our Instagram fans
Opens November 8

Given the popularity of Stephen King adaptations and the iconic nature of The Shining, it shouldn’t be too shocking to see Doctor Sleep at the top of our list this week. But with so much good stuff coming out in November, we have to admit it’s a little bit surprising. Based on the eponymous 2013 novel, the film follows a grown-up Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) as he investigates an evil cult responsible for kidnapping children who share his extrasensory gift. Reviews for the film have been positive overall so far, calling the sort-of-sequel a more contemplative type of horror film that nevertheless features plenty of callbacks to The Shining and a few chills of its own.

2. The Irishman (2019) 95%

1,369 Want-to-See Votes
#1 pick by our Instagram fans, #3 pick by our Facebook and Twitter fans
Opens November 1 (limited); available to stream November 27 (Netflix)

While The Irishman is technically getting a limited theatrical release, most folks will have to wait until the film becomes available on Netflix later in the month. Honestly, that might be for the better, considering its 3.5-hour runtime. Martin Scorsese’s epic drama brings together Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Harvey Keitel to recount the exploits of Frank Sheeran, an enforcer for the Buffalino crime family who may or may not have been partially responsible for the famous disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa in 1975. The announcement of the film came with a big to-do about the computerized de-aging that would be utilized, but those who have seen it say it’s not an issue at all, and Scorsese has delivered yet another masterpiece. It’s already Certified Fresh, and you can bet a lot of people are going to stream it when it drops on the 27th.

3. Knives Out (2019)

#2 pick by our Instagram and Twitter fans, #4 pick by our Facebook fans
Opens November 27

Rian Johnson endured a fair amount of criticism from certain corners of the internet after the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but Knives Out is decidedly more within his wheelhouse, and the critics who have seen the film already say it’s a return to form for him. Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Michael Shannon headline an ensemble cast in this classic whodunit about a peculiar detective is enlisted to unravel the mystery behind the murder of a wealthy crime novelist, who was killed while the whole family was gathered for his 85th birthday. This was the second-most anticipated film for our Instagram and Twitter followers, and it’s also already Certified Fresh.

4. Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) 70%

3,479 Want-to-See Votes
#2 pick by our Facebook fans, #4 pick by our Instagram fans
Opens November 1

In much the same way that last year’s Halloween served as a franchise reset, Terminator: Dark Fate purports itself to be a direct follow-up to Terminator 2: Judgment Day, effectively negating the timelines in any of the sequels that followed the iconic 1991 film. Linda Hamilton is back as Sarah Connor in a story that somewhat mirrors T2: an evil A.I. in the future sends a formidable robotic killing machine back in time to assassinate the young woman who will eventually grow up to lead a human resistance, while the humans also send back a protector to save her. Critics say the soft reset feels familiar in mostly all the right ways, even though it doesn’t take many chances or pack quite the same punch that the first two Terminator films did. Nevertheless, it garnered the most Want-to-See votes of any movie this month and rallied enough support from our Facebook and Instagram fans to make it into the top five.

5. Ford v Ferrari (2019) 92%

2,152 Want-to-See Votes
#4 pick by our Twitter fans, #5 pick by our Facebook and Instagram fans
Opens on November 15

Last up, we have a biopic of sorts, as Matt Damon and Christian Bale team up to take down the Ferrari racing team in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1966. They play American car designer Carroll Shelby and British driver Ken Miles, respectively, while Logan and Walk the Line director James Mangold takes the helm behind the camera. The prestige cast, exotic setting, and remarkable true story at its core all point to an Oscar hopeful, and critics who have seen the film so far say it successfully balances the narrative’s action-oriented elements with enough compelling human drama to make it worth a watch.

Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.

Tag Cloud

politics YA halloween CBS hispanic Acorn TV Anna Paquin cooking concert 4/20 Hallmark Christmas movies YouTube Premium criterion Nickelodeon Star Trek Family jurassic park Spike Pride Month docudrama Sci-Fi olympics chucky genre PlayStation festivals Shondaland Star Wars Christmas The Witch Rock Film New York Comic Con Sony Pictures 90s space Discovery Channel boxing psycho football new zealand Britbox MGM YouTube Legendary Classic Film docuseries ITV rotten movies we love emmy awards adaptation miniseries Best and Worst TIFF blaxploitation Watching Series worst movies supernatural Image Comics streamig Rocky indiana jones Biopics posters Video Games independent documentaries saw Awards worst Binge Guide Best Actor Character Guide comedies all-time Paramount Network Year in Review Horror Thanksgiving Comic-Con@Home 2021 Wes Anderson GoT Disney+ Disney Plus Warner Bros. E! DC Universe Television Academy king arthur Crackle joker trailers spain Tokyo Olympics technology venice interviews nfl Marvel Television jamie lee curtis children's TV Creative Arts Emmys CW Seed The Arrangement Winter TV Valentine's Day ViacomCBS cartoon revenge directors Photos Animation Avengers rt labs Crunchyroll prank pirates of the caribbean Freeform TruTV political drama slasher The Academy National Geographic ABC Family 2019 theme song Tumblr 2017 south america Mary poppins serial killer First Look MCU Apple dreamworks Universal X-Men TCA Winter 2020 comics psychological thriller singing competition canceled nbcuniversal gangster FX on Hulu TV One VICE Paramount Pictures Peacock Fall TV franchise Walt Disney Pictures Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt documentary romance ESPN festival blockbuster Amazon Prime Video transformers stand-up comedy Cartoon Network game of thrones Disney Channel Funimation rt labs critics edition Pop women tv talk See It Skip It hidden camera Holidays Oscar 24 frames Kids & Family black comedy Fox Searchlight VOD aliens social media zero dark thirty dceu adenture international marvel cinematic universe Stephen King Musical anthology french TCA 2017 justice league GIFs video President live event rotten BBC America spanish language aapi marvel comics biography critic resources Box Office Alien vampires japanese 2015 new york 2020 SXSW 2022 Pirates TCM Trophy Talk NYCC period drama cars 45 fast and furious Countdown black kong BET Amazon Studios hispanic heritage month zombie talk show Reality Competition scene in color Academy Awards laika SundanceTV book child's play Hollywood Foreign Press Association spinoff Marathons police drama crime Interview TNT Mary Poppins Returns dexter 73rd Emmy Awards 99% elevated horror golden globe awards Fantasy japan cinemax IFC Captain marvel Apple TV+ new star wars movies Exclusive Video natural history crossover Ellie Kemper Superheroe hollywood GLAAD Turner Classic Movies foreign green book vs. dark historical drama travel comic Syfy Pet Sematary cats based on movie biopic Columbia Pictures breaking bad Spectrum Originals Spring TV rom-coms lord of the rings Super Bowl Neflix Pacific Islander free movies A&E DC Comics Lionsgate Netflix name the review WarnerMedia know your critic Superheroes USA Network quibi MTV universal monsters DirecTV RT History FX dc australia Women's History Month art house live action The CW Amazon Prime a nightmare on elm street Black Mirror PBS American Society of Cinematographers DGA Sundance Now Tubi MSNBC Western Teen Epix Showtime AMC Plus target Ovation reviews El Rey disaster Chernobyl Film Festival Premiere Dates Polls and Games 93rd Oscars scary APB witnail 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Comics on TV Netflix Christmas movies IMDb TV movie finale Emmy Nominations Arrowverse Paramount golden globes Oscars canceled TV shows kaiju Marvel toronto james bond HBO dogs Amazon screenings broadcast godzilla 2016 Hear Us Out BBC One doctor who sequels scary movies Logo television latino dragons Focus Features sag awards royal family Lifetime Christmas movies Awards Tour Apple TV Plus Podcast Comedy Central crime thriller Tomatazos Mudbound comic book movies cults leaderboard Drama AMC NBA teaser Rocketman zombies 21st Century Fox spider-man HFPA Prime Video unscripted PaleyFest trophy binge Adult Swim HBO Go Trailer 1990s romantic comedy BAFTA TBS medical drama LGBTQ Hulu cancelled TV shows Hallmark Food Network Comedy summer TV preview comiccon WGN Action E3 OWN Elton John mockumentary Infographic CNN crime drama ABC sports Sneak Peek popular Disney streaming service Reality Music TV RT21 suspense Disney Plus cops dramedy toy story Dark Horse Comics italian Vudu VH1 spider-verse Black History Month South by Southwest Film Festival strong female leads Martial Arts werewolf Turner DC streaming service debate USA rt archives game show news Endgame CMT twilight Best Picture classics action-comedy screen actors guild Cosplay diversity cancelled television Sundance Song of Ice and Fire TLC best nature Mary Tyler Moore facebook mob BET Awards Pixar discovery The Walt Disney Company book adaptation Travel Channel comic books History legend Schedule 2018 Tags: Comedy A24 Pop TV Tarantino slashers Rom-Com Lucasfilm series Election Bravo Toys satire 007 parents heist movie monster movies Quiz Grammys hist superhero Shudder Disney halloween tv composers video on demand FXX Cannes robots Fargo Summer mcc science fiction streaming LGBT versus TCA ABC Signature ID YouTube Red Ghostbusters richard e. Grant Best Actress Winners HBO Max Certified Fresh critics streaming movies harry potter young adult mission: impossible TCA Awards TV Land what to watch renewed TV shows Baby Yoda deadpool TV renewals Mystery thriller blockbusters Best Director 94th Oscars batman stop motion Universal Pictures IFC Films archives OneApp king kong comic book movie wonder woman 72 Emmy Awards kids Fox News summer preview Brie Larson obi wan sopranos Set visit scorecard basketball mutant true crime First Reviews sitcom superman Red Carpet films ratings adventure animated cancelled 71st Emmy Awards FOX Heroines Paramount Plus razzies casting Writers Guild of America Lifetime Marvel Studios Extras anime The Walking Dead Sundance TV Holiday Nat Geo fresh spanish high school Broadway summer TV reboot NBC 20th Century Fox SDCC stoner Calendar sequel The Purge Opinion 79th Golden Globes Awards Masterpiece christmas movies war CBS All Access Instagram Live telelvision ghosts indie Trivia award winner Musicals asian-american Esquire Nominations Starz BBC boxoffice remakes Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Emmys San Diego Comic-Con Comic Book movies obituary die hard Television Critics Association Country TV movies SXSW cancelled TV series spy thriller 2021 Mindy Kaling feel good