The spooky season of October might be over, but plenty of new movies are hitting theaters as the holiday season heats up. Big laughs, big scares, and big hearts are in store for this month with a number of horror movies, a few comedies, and some touching dramas on the calendar for this month.
Here are all the movies coming to theaters in November.
Let Him Go – Release Date: Friday, November 6
Cast: Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Lesley Manville, Jeffrey Donovan, Kayli Carter, BooBoo Stewart, Will Brittain, Bradley Stryker, Greg Lawson, Ryan Northcott
Director: Thomas Bezucha
An adaptation of Larry Watson’s novel, Let Him Go follows retired sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his wife Margaret (Diane Lane) after the loss of their son. When their daughter-in-law leaves with their grandson, Margaret and George leave their Montana ranch and set out to find him, only to discover he and their daughter-in-law are in a dangerous situation. They resolve to get them out no matter the cost.
Mortal – Release Date: Friday, November 6
Cast: Nat Wolff, Priyanka Bose, Iben Akerlie, Per Frisch, Per Egil Aske, Arthur Hakalahti, Martin Grid Toennesen, Oddrun Valestrand, Niko Rusakov, Ravdeep Singh Bajwa
Director: André Øvredal
Mortal is a superhero origin story, but not your typical one. Nat Wolff stars as Eric, a young man and itinerant who discovers he is developing the terrifying powers of a Norse god when he accidentally kills someone in a strange way and is arrested. He meets Christine (Iben Akerlie), a young psychologist who believes in his innocence. On the run from both American and Norwegian authorities, Eric must learn to grapple with his powers and whether he’s a monster or a hero.
Kindred – Release Date: Friday, November 6
Cast: Fiona Shaw, Edward Holcroft, Jack Lowden, Chloe Pirrie, Anton Lesser, Kiran Sonia Sawar, Natalia Kostrzewa, Nyree Yergainharsian, Tamara Lawrance, Toyah Frantzen
Director: Joe Marcantonio
Kindred is here for fans of psychological thrillers. Charlotte (Tamara Lawrance) is young and pregnant and alone after the sudden death of her boyfriend. Her boyfriend’s mother (Fiona Shaw) takes Charlotte in to live with her and her stepson (Jack Lowden). But as they grow more obsessed with her and she begins to be plagued with dark hallucinations, Charlotte starts to suspect they have sinister intentions for her and her unborn child.
The Dark And The Wicked – Release Date: Friday, November 6
Cast: Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott, Xander Berkeley, Lynn Andrews, Julie Oliver-Touchstone, Tom Nowicki, Ella Ballentine, Mel Cowan
Director: Bryan Bertino
A family’s grief turns into horror in Bryan Bertino’s The Dark and the Wicked. Two siblings return home to their rural family home to help out around the farm and care for their dying father. However, waking nightmares start to plague them and it soon becomes clear something isn’t right with the farm and a malevolent darkness is slowly taking over the family.
True To The Game 2 – Release Date: Friday, November 6
Cast: Erica Peeples, Vivica A. Fox, Rotimi, Andra Fuller
Director: Jamal Hill
Picking up a year after the end of the first movie, True to the Game 2 follows the lives of the characters affected by Philly drug kingpin Quadir’s murder. His former lover, Gina, is trying to make a new life for herself as a journalist but when someone with ties to Quadir steals the drug shipment of rival crimelord Jerrell, Gina finds herself being sucked back into the game and into Philadelphia’s crime underbelly. Gina has to solve what happened and get out alive, this time for good.
Freaky – Release Date: Friday, November 13
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Celeste O’Connor, Uriah Shelton, Melissa Collazo, Misha Osherovich, Kelly Lamor Wilson
Director: Christopher Landon
With November being stuffed with horror movies, Freaky offers something different in the form of a pure horror-comedy. The twist on Freaky Friday finds teenager Millie (Kathryn Newton) accidentally swapping bodies with The Butcher (Vince Vaughn), the ruthless serial killer who has been plaguing their town. Millie discovers she has 24 hours to switch back bodies or be trapped in the hulking form of a middle-aged maniac forever – if only she can convince her friends she’s who she says she is.
Dreamland – Release Date: Friday, November 13
Cast: Margot Robbie, Travis Fimmel, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Cole, Kerry Condon, Lola Kirke, Darby Camp, Ginger T. Rex, Krista Bradley, Grayson Berry
Director: Miles Joris-Peyrafitte
Margot Robbie and Peaky Blinders‘ Finn Cole star in this unexpected love story set in the Great Depression. Cole plays Eugene Evans, a young man who dreams of escaping his small Dust Bowl Texas town when he stumbles across Allison (Robbie) a wounded fugitive hiding in his barn. Eugene has to decide whether or not to turn her in for the bounty to help his family, or to go on the run with Allison and leave his stagnant life behind.
The Climb – Release Date: Friday, November 13
Cast: Kyle Marvin, Michael Angelo Covino, Gayle Rankin, Talia Balsam, George Wendt, Judith Godrèche, Daniella Covino, Eden Malyn, Meredith Holzman
Director: Michael Angelo Covino
The Climb is what happens when real life and fiction collide. Michael Angelo Covino directs and stars in a film based on his real-life friendship. Mike (Covino) and Kyle (Kyle Marvin) are two are lifelong best friends – until Mike sleeps with Kyle’s fiancée. What follows is a touching, honest, often hilarious story about their tumultuous friendship and the unbreakable bond between two men, even when they can never go back to exactly how they used to be.
Ammonite – Release Date: Friday, November 13
Cast: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Fiona Shaw, James McArdle, Gemma Jones, Alec Secareanu, Liam Thomas, Sam Parks
Director: Francis Lee
Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan star as two women in the 1840s whose lives are forever changed when they meet. Winslet plays Mary Anning, an acclaimed but underappreciated fossil hunter who struggles to make a living along the rugged Southern coast. When a wealthy tourist offers Mary a small windfall to care for his wife, Charlotte (Ronan), who has been sent to convalesce by the sea, Mary has no choice but to take it. Soon, the two women form an intense bond and a relationship that will alter the course of their lives.
Chick Fight – Release Date: Friday, November 13
Cast: Malin Akerman, Alec Baldwin, Bella Thorne, Kevin Connolly, Dulcé Sloan, Kevin Nash, Fortune Feimster, Alec Mapa, Julia Sandstrom
Director: Paul Leyden
Anna’s (Malin Akerman) life is a mess in the R-rated Chick Fight. Her career is going nowhere, she doesn’t have insurance when her shop burns down, and her car just got repossessed. Desperate to turn her life around, she finds her purpose when she’s introduced to an all-female underground fight club by her best friend, Charleen (Dulcé Sloan). Determined to excel and beat the mean girl champ, Olivia (Bella Thorne), Anna enlists the help of the washed-up, sarcastic former coach and current drunk, Jack Murphy (Alec Baldwin). It’ll be a miracle if Anna survives. But somewhere along the way, an amazing thing happens: She finds herself and learns just how resilient she really is.
Buddy Games – Release Date: Friday, November 20
Cast: Olivia Munn, Josh Duhamel, Dax Shepard, Jensen Ackles, James Roday, Kevin Dillon, Dan Bakkedahl, Nick Swardson
Director: Josh Duhamel
After his group of lifelong friends has a five-year falling out, Bob, a.k.a. “The Bobfather,” decides to reunite his scattered gang in the most Bobfather way possible. Renting a cabin, he invites his buddies to gather for the “Buddy Games,” a series of absurd mental and physical challenges with the winner taking home a $150k pot. All bets are off as the guys try to one-up each other in pranks, partying, and physical challenges in order to gain the prize. Anyone who is a fan of lowbrow comedy and bro humor will likely laugh their asses off at this R-rated comedy, and who couldn’t use a laugh right now?
Vanguard – Release Date: Friday, November 20
Cast: Jackie Chan, Yang Yang, Ai Lun, Mu Qimiya, Xu Ruohan, Zhu Zhengting
Director: Stanley Tong
Just in time for the holidays, a new Jackie Chan action movie is coming to North America. Chan stars as Tang Huating, the leader and best operative of an elite, covert security company, Vanguard. When an accountant is targeted by the world’s deadliest mercenary organization, Vanguard is tasked with protecting him. As the Vanguard operatives struggle to keep him alive and away from ruthless assassins, it quickly becomes clear they’re his last chance for survival. Knife fights, hyenas and lions, a gold-plated Humvee, and more action sequences than you can count, this looks like a fun one.
Jiu Jitsu – Release Date: Friday, November 20
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Tony Jaa, Alain Moussi, Frank Grillo, Rick Yune, Marie Avgeropoulos, Juju Chan, James P. Bennett
Director: Dimitri Logothetis
All you really need to know about Jiu Jitsu is that it’s a martial arts sci-fi with a scene in which Nicolas Cage says, “It’s crazy! Like me,” while waving his hand over his face. But if you need more, it’s about an ancient order of Jiu Jitsu practitioners who fight aliens who try to enter our world through a cosmic portal every six years. It’s basically 13 Assassins meets Predator, which, honestly, is kind of amazing.
Sound Of Metal – Release Date: Friday, November 20
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Mathieu Amalric, Jamie Ghazarian, Michael Tow, Chris Perfetti, Tom Kemp
Director: Darius Marder
The always-underrated Riz Ahmed stars in Sound of Metal as heavy metal drummer, Ruben. Ruben’s life is upended when he begins to lose his hearing and struggles to play the music he’s always loved. He must navigate his new normal alongside his bandmate and lover, Lou (Olivia Cooke), all while facing the inevitable reality: his hearing is going and he’ll soon be deaf.
The Croods: A New Age – Release Date: Wednesday, November 25 (Thanksgiving)
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Leslie Mann, Peter Dinklage, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Kelly Marie Tran
Director: Joel Crawford
A sequel to the hit 2013 animated movie, The Croods: A New Age finds the prehistoric family back in action. The peace and security of the Croods are threatened when they’re challenged by a rival family, the Bettermans, who claim to be more evolved and superior to the primitive Croods. Crood family shenanigans abound in the dangerous, strange new world they find themselves thrust into.
Princess Of The Row – Release Date: Friday, November 27
Cast: Tayler Buck, Martin Sheen, Jacob Vargas, Edi Gathegi, Ana Ortiz, Blake Michael, Tim Abell, Jenny Gago, Jeris Poindexter, Mario Ponce, Tabitha Brown
Director: Max Carlson
Young Alicia Willis (Tayler Buck) is being bounced around the foster care system and unhappy. One day, she cuts class and tracks down her father, Beaumont ‘Bo’ Willis (Edi Gathegi) who is now a homeless veteran with traumatic brain injury from his service. Even though he no longer recognizes her, Alicia remembers what a kind and loving father he was and is the only person to visit and take care of him. When her social worker decides to place her with a perfect family that will move her out of state, Alicia runs away from foster care to be with her dad on the streets of LA. Together, they escape, with Alicia determined to find a place where they can be together.