12 New Shows & Films To Watch On OTT Platforms This November

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November brings a mix of thrillers, documentaries, dramas and more. From the much-awaited series The Crown Season 5 to Harry Styles’ My Policeman and Enola Holmes 2, bookmark our list of new shows and films to binge-watch on Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and Apple Tv+ in the first half of the month.

The Crown Season 5

After a two-year hiatus, the much-awaited fictional series on the British Royal Family is set to arrive. Featuring an entirely new cast, The Crown Season 5 sees Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, and Dominic West as Prince Charles. The plot? It’s a new decade, and the royal family is facing what may be their biggest challenge yet–proving their continued relevance in ‘90s Britain. Diana and Charles, who are in an unhappy marriage take their fate into their own hands, even if it causes collateral damage to the British monarchy–what you’ll see is a media war between the duo which only widens the cracks in the royal foundation.

Streaming on Netflix on November 9

2. My Policeman

Harry Styles has been on a roll with not only his music but also his acting career. His latest film, My Policeman now gets an OTT release. The films follows policeman Tom (Harry) falling in love with a schoolteacher (Emma Corrin) on the Brighton coast in 1950s Britain. However, he soon begins a passionate same-sex affair with a museum curator, in spite of homosexuality being illegal. What you’ll witness is an emotional story of forbidden love and changing social conventions through this love triangle.

Streaming on Prime Video on November 4

3. Causeway

While Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common subject filmmakers explore, especially when portraying the horrors of war, not many delve deep into the physical ailments that soldiers encounter. That’s where Causeway fills the gap. The multi-faceted actor Jennifer Lawrence is the lead star of this trauma drama. She plays Lynsey, a U.S. soldier who experiences a traumatic brain injury during a war in Afghanistan which forces her to return home. She struggles to return to her daily life with her mother as she waits for her eventual redeployment, which she still finds normal despite experiencing a traumatic turn of events.

Streaming on Apple TV+ on November 4

4. Enola Holmes 2

Sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, Enola Holmes was introduced to the world through her Netflix film in 2020. She’s unlike all the feminine ladies of that time and finds herself interested in solving mysteries just like her brother. While the first film saw her trying to find her missing mother, the second movie will explore her deduction skills and focus on her becoming a mainstream detective. She sets up her own agency only to find that life as a female detective-for-hire isn’t as easy as it seems. She is about to close shop when a penniless matchstick girl offers Enola her first official job: to find her missing sister. But this case proves to be far more puzzling than expected, forcing her to call upon the help of her friends including Sherlock himself.

Streaming on Netflix on November 4

5. Monica O My Darling

Starring Rajkummar Rao, Radhika Apte and Huma Qureshi, the dark comedy follows the story of a slick robotics expert who joins a murderous plot after a passionate affair takes a sudden turn. But nothing—not even death—is what it seems to be.

Streaming on Netflix on November 11

6. Manifest Season 4: Part 1

Ever since Netflix took the Manifest series under its wings (after it was cancelled by NBC), fans have been eagerly waiting for its new season. You can now board Manifest Season 4 Part now on the streaming platform. Amid loss and misfortune, the Stone family and the Flight 828 passengers search for the true meaning behind their Callings as ominous signs linger. The official synopsis of the show reads, “Two years after the brutal murder of Grace turned their lives upside down, the Stone family is in shambles as a devastated Ben continues to mourn his wife and search for his kidnapped daughter, Eden. Consumed by his grief, Ben has stepped down from his role as co-captain of the lifeboat, leaving Michaela to captain it alone, a near impossible feat with the passengers’ every move now being monitored by a government registry. As the Death Date draws closer and the passengers grow desperate for a path to survival, a mysterious passenger arrives with a package for Cal that changes everything they know about Flight 828 and will prove to be the key to unlocking the secret of the Callings in this compelling, mind-bending, and deeply emotional journey.”

Streaming on Netflix on November 4

7. Savage X Fenty Show S4: Vol. 4

Rihanna is all set to unveil her latest Savage X Fenty collection through the upcoming fashion film. The follow-up to the Emmy-winning Vol. 3 will feature the latest Savage X Fenty styles from the music and fashion icon. You don’t want to miss watching this visual treat featuring a star-studded cast all wearing the newest looks!

Streaming on Prime Video on November 9

8. Minions: The Rise of Guru

Looking for a light-hearted entertaining watch this weekend? Bookmark this animated film which follows the story of 12-year-old Gru and how he met his iconic Minions, formed a whole army with them, and ultimately became a supervillain. “When the infamous supervillain supergroup the Vicious 6 ousts their leader aka legendary martial arts fighter Wild Knuckles, Gru, their most devoted fanboy, interviews to become their newest member. The Vicious 6 is not impressed by the diminutive, wannabe villain, but then Gru outsmarts them. He suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. With Gru on the run, the Minions attempt to master the art of kung fu to help save him, and Gru discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.”

Currently streaming on Prime Video 

9. Breathe: Into The Shadows Season 2

In the first season of the thriller series, Avinash Sabharwal (Abhishek Bachchan) finds his six-year-old daughter kidnapped by a Masked Man. The only way to save her is if Avinash and his wife agree to kill multiple people, which they do. But the plot twists when it is found that the Masked Man (who goes by the name of J) is Avinash himself as a result of a split-personality disorder. In Season two, J’s existence and ideology re-emerge as he sets out to finish what he started, leading Avinash to confront his merging dual identity. But this time around, he has a new partner-in-crime, Victor. How will things end up for Avinash and J? You’ll have to watch and find out.

Streaming on Prime Video on November 9

10. Brahmastra Part One: Shiva

In case you missed watching the much-anticipated film in theatres, you can now watch it from the comfort of your home. The Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starrer is now streaming on OTT. The official synopsis reads, “Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva is the story of Shiva – a young man and our protagonist, who is on the brink of epic love, with a girl named Isha. But their world is turned upside down because Shiva learns that he has a mysterious connection to the Brahmāstra… and a great power within him that he doesn’t understand just yet – the power of Fire. In this movie, we experience Shiva’s adventures as he journeys into the world of Astras and in turn, discovers his destiny as the Divine Hero of the universe.

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar November 4

11. Save our Squad with David Beckham Season 1

In this heartwarming docuseries, David Beckam goes on a nostalgic journey. He heads back to East London, where his footballing journey began in the Echo Premier League. In Save Our Squad, David Beckham joins Westward Boys, an under 14’s grassroots side from East London who are in desperate need of help. Westward has not won a game all season and is under threat of being relegated. David draws on all of his years of experience to save them from relegation. From heroics to heartbreak, failure to redemption, the experiences that Westward Boys, their coaches and their families will go through over the course of the season, are nothing short of an emotional rollercoaster ride.

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on November 9

12. Selena Gomez: My Mind And Me

The documentary gives you a peek into the singer and actor’s life and captures her challenges with mental illness, lupus and fame. The official synopsis reads, “After years in the limelight, Selena Gomez achieves unimaginable stardom. But just as she reaches a new peak, an unexpected turn pulls her into darkness. This uniquely raw and intimate documentary spans her six-year journey into a new light.”

Streaming on Apple TV+ on November 4

Missed our binge-watch list from last month? Check it out here.

- Lifestyle Editor


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