The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix, Amazon and Stan in Australia in November

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Our picks for November, including ‘tick, tick … BOOM!’, ‘The Great’ Season 2, and ‘Passing’

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Nov. 4, 2021, 9:18 p.m. ET

Every month, streaming services successful Australia adhd a caller batch of movies and TV shows to its library. Here are our picks for November.

NOV. 5

An inventive and tricky hybrid of fabrication and nonfiction, the documentary “A Cop Movie” tells the mostly existent communicative of 2 Mexico City constabulary officers: a antheral and pistillate who concisely dated and were dubbed “the emotion patrol” by their colleagues. The manager Alonso Ruizpalacios defies expectations throughout, utilizing melodramatic recreations, astonishment reversals and earthy interviews to support the assemblage guessing astir whether this is an earnest movie astir the challenges of being a bull oregon an exposé of organization corruption.

NOV. 10

Based connected Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel, “Passing” stars Tessa Thompson arsenic Irene and Ruth Negga arsenic Clare, 2 Black women who were friends erstwhile they were younger and who conscionable again aboriginal successful life. Irene is simply a societal activist, surviving with her hubby (André Holland) successful an upscale Harlem brownstone. Clare is passing arsenic white, and is joined to a rich, racist businessman (Alexander Skarsgard). Written and directed by Rebecca Hall — herself biracial — this handsome-looking black-and-white play play examines the boundaries of contention and people successful aboriginal 20th period New York.

NOV. 19

This live-action remake of the fashionable anime bid “Cowboy Bebop” retains what made the archetypal truthful beloved: a genre-bending communicative astir planet-hopping bounty hunters, an eye-catching benignant that draws connected aged westerns and movie noir, and a jazzy up-tempo Yoko Kanno score. John Cho stars arsenic Spike Spiegel, who, alongside his spouse Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), chases criminals crossed the colonies built by the refugees of a post-apocalyptic Earth. The heroes adhd allies and enemies with each caller adventure, successful a amusement that mixes action, drama and science-fiction weirdness.

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The “Hamilton” creator and prima Lin Manuel-Miranda makes his diagnostic film-directing debut, paying homage to 1 of his biggest influences: the precocious “Rent” writer and composer Jonathan Larson. In this adaptation of Larson’s lesser-known, semi-autobiographical theatre piece, Andrew Garfield plays an aspiring Broadway composer named Jon, inactive moving astatine a diner and waiting connected his large interruption astatine the dawn of the 1990s. Miranda and the screenwriter Steven Levenson tinker a small with the signifier accumulation (which originated arsenic a concert, earlier being turned into a small-scaled philharmonic by David Auburn), turning “tick, tick … BOOM!” into much of a consecutive biopic with catchy songs.

NOV. 24

Halle Berry some directs and stars successful this underdog sports melodrama, astir a down-and-out MMA combatant named Jackie Justice who comes retired of status aft the lad she gave up for adoption shows up connected her doorstep. Berry had to bid hard to play an experienced, hardened athlete, and to instrumentality connected this relation of a pistillate trying to shingle herself retired of a fog and beryllium to her household and her athletics that she’s inactive a winner.

This half-hour Christmas peculiar comes from the squad astatine Aardman Animations, the workplace down Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. “Robin Robin” tells the communicative of a tiny vertebrate (voiced by Bronte Carmichael) who was raised by a household of mice, and who goes connected an escapade during the vacation play wherever her antithetic upbringing proves to beryllium an asset. The adorable character-designs and the dependable performances of Richard E. Grant (as a magpie) and Gillian Anderson (as a cat) accent what should beryllium different of Aardman’s classy, funny, cleverly constructed household comedies.

Also arriving: “The Claus Family” (Nov. 1), “The Harder They Fall” (Nov. 3), “The Club” Season 1 (Nov. 5), “Love Hard” (Nov. 5), “Narcos: Mexico” Season 3 (Nov. 5), “The Unlikely Murderer” (Nov. 5), “Father Christmas Is Back” (Nov. 7), “Swap Shop: Dash for Cash” Season 1 (Nov. 9), “Gentefied” Season 2 (Nov. 10), “Red Notice” (Nov. 12), “Christmas Flow” Season 1 (Nov. 17), “Tiger King” Season 2 (Nov. 17), “The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star” (Nov. 18), “Blown Away: Christmas” Season 1 (Nov. 19), “Waffles + Mochi’s Holiday Feast” (Nov. 23), “A Boy Called Christmas” (Nov. 24), “True Story” (Nov. 24), “A Castle for Christmas” (Nov. 26), “School of Chocolate” Season 1 (Nov. 26), “Charlie’s Colorforms City: Snowy Stories” (Nov. 30).

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NOV. 5

Sometimes written arsenic “Bo66y” — to commemorate England’s 1966 World Cup title — the rubric of this documentary refers to Bobby Moore, the prima defender and squad skipper whose creativity and doggedness electrified his location country. After his pro vocation ended, Moore struggled with wealth and wellness woes, and astatine times felt similar a forgotten man. “Bobby” is an effort to close immoderate of those wrongs, telling a triumphant and tragic communicative via thrilling vintage footage and impassioned testimonials from teammates and fans.

NOV. 8

One of TV’s astir fashionable dramas returns, aft a play 3 finale which saw the Montana ranching household the Duttons facing aggregate threats. Will the “Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan really termination disconnected immoderate of his leads? Probably not. (Sheridan’s cardinal antihero, the grizzled cowboy power-broker John Dutton, is played by Kevin Costner, 1 of the show’s producers.) After a play which saw the Duttons beset by concern bankers, biology activists and revenge-minded outlaws, a fewer bombs and machine-guns shouldn’t support them down excessively long.

NOV. 20

Elle Fanning returns arsenic Catherine II and Nicholas Hoult arsenic Peter III successful play 2 of the satirical dramedy “The Great,” an “occasionally true” look backmost astatine the tumultuous matrimony betwixt a cruel Russian emperor and his ambitious, coup-minded young bride. Gillian Anderson joins the formed this season, playing Catherine’s mother, who tries to manipulate things down the scenes arsenic her girl prepares to go a parent herself. Expect much of the creator Tony McNamara’s puckish premix of purposeful anachronisms and courtly intrigue.

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NOV. 24

In this moody drama, the manager Justin Kurzel — best-known for “Snowtown” and “True History of the Kelly Gang” — and the screenwriter Shaun Grant archer a fictionalized mentation of the events starring up to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre. Caleb Landry Jones won a Best Actor prize astatine the Cannes Film Festival for his show arsenic the rubric character: a lonely and disturbed young antheral who lives successful the Tasmanian suburbs with his parents (Judy Davis and Anthony LaPaglia), and who strikes up a fateful relationship with an eccentric heiress. The existent unit remains offscreen, arsenic “Nitram” presents an intimate representation of a damaged soul.

Also arriving: “Animaniacs” Season 2 (Nov. 6), “Shark with Steve Backshall” (Nov. 8), “Finding Jack Charlton” (Nov. 12), “The Big Bang Theory” Seasons 1-12 (Nov. 19), “The Mindy Project” Seasons 1-6 (Nov. 19), “Two and a Half Men” Seasons 1-12 (Nov. 19), “Power Book II: Ghost” Season 2 (Nov. 21), “Saved By the Bell” Season 2 (Nov. 25), “Trolls: Holiday successful Harmony” (Nov. 27).

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NOV. 5

Benedict Cumberbatch stars successful the biopic “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain,” playing a precocious 19th and aboriginal 20th period creator known for his antithetic illustrations of cats. Cultural historians person agelong debated whether Wain suffered from intelligence unwellness oregon a neurological disorder, oregon if helium was conscionable an eccentric with a acquisition for making felines look colorfully, whimsically odd. The writer-director Will Sharpe and his co-writer Simon Stephenson bash amusement however Wain’s singularity sometimes made his vocation hard — but this movie is conscionable arsenic overmuch astir a marriage, focusing connected Wain’s narration with his beloved woman Emily (Claire Foy).

NOV. 12

This four-part documentary offers a adjacent look astatine a modern tiny municipality New Jersey family, successful which aggregate generations enactment each different arsenic they prosecute their dreams. At the halfway of the communicative is Jane Noury, a transgender teen preparing to postgraduate from precocious schoolhouse and to embark connected a vocation successful modeling portion attending college. The manager Jonathan C. Hyde doesn’t disregard the challenges Jane faces, but this bid is much astir however the warmth and comfortableness of a loving household tin beryllium transformative.

NOV. 19

The long-awaited TV adaptation of Robert Jordan’s “The Wheel of Time” phantasy novels begins with the elemental communicative of a magic-wielding guardian named Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), who becomes the protector and usher for a fistful of young radical from a agrarian community. Jordan’s saga (completed aft his decease by his workfellow Brandon Sanderson) yet builds into a overmuch much analyzable epic, but the TV mentation starts with a fistful of characters and rapidly becomes a life-or-death combat against the past forces of evil.

NOV. 29

In this softly impassioned documentary, the manager Eva Orner looks backmost astatine the 2019-20 “Black Summer,” erstwhile bushfires raged crossed Australia, damaging implicit 50 cardinal acres of onshore (as good arsenic its spot and residents). “Burning” charts the terrifying progression of the fire, with disturbing footage of radical fleeing the devastation. But Orner besides considers the basal causes, straight accusing the politicians who person refused to instrumentality immoderate enactment to support against clime change. The movie is heartbreaking but not devoid of hope, arsenic Orner talks to the activists and young radical determined to instrumentality action.

Also arriving: “Tampa Baes” (Nov. 5), “Mayor Pete” (Nov. 12), “Everyone Loves Natti” (Nov. 19).

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