We’re into November, and now that we’re past spooky movie season and into the start of the holiday movie season, there’s even more for movie lovers to see in theaters. This month, the MCU returns in a huge way, Taika Waititi is back with his next festival darling movie, we return to the world of The Hunger Games and Panem, and plenty of animated family films and even a few horror movies hit theaters.
Here are all the wide-release movies coming to theaters in November 2023. Get tickets here.
The Marsh King’s Daughter – Release Date: Friday, November 3
Cast: Daisy Ridley, Ben Mendelsohn, Garrett Hedlund, Brooklynn Prince, Gil Birmingham, Caren Pistorius
Director: Neil Burger
Synopsis: In the tense thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter, a woman with a secret past will venture into the wilderness she left behind to confront the most dangerous man she’s ever met: her father. In the film, Helena’s (Daisy Ridley) seemingly ordinary life hides a dark and dangerous truth: her estranged father is the infamous Marsh King (Ben Mendelsohn), the man who kept her and her mother captive in the wilderness for years. When her father escapes from prison, Helena will need to confront her past. Knowing that he will hunt for her and her family, Helena must find the strength to face her demons and outmaneuver the man who taught her everything she knows about surviving in the wild.
What Happens Later – Release Date: Friday, November 3
Cast: Meg Ryan, David Duchovny
Director: Meg Ryan
Synopsis: In What Happens Next, Willa and Bill are ex-lovers who run into each other for the first time in years when they both find themselves snowed in, in-transit, at an airport overnight. Indefinitely delayed, Willa, a magical thinker, and Bill, a catastrophic one, find themselves just as attracted to and annoyed by one another as they did decades earlier. But as they unpack the riddle of their mutual past and compare their lives to the dreams they once shared, they begin to wonder if their reunion is mere coincidence, or something more enchanted.
Priscilla – Release Date: Friday, November 3
Cast: Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi, Dagmara Dominczyk, Ari Cohen, Tim Post, Emily Mitchell, Raine Monroe Boland, Kamilla Kowal, Jorja Cadence, Dan Beirne
Director: Sofia Coppola
Synopsis: The intimate biopic Priscilla tells the story of the woman behind Elvis. When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a vulnerable best friend.
Divinity – Release Date: Friday, November 3
Cast: Bella Thorne, Stephen Dorff, Scott Bakula, Caylee Cowan, Moises Arias, Karrueche Tran, Michael O’Hearn, Emily Willis, Jason Genao, Renee Herbert
Director: Eddie Alcazar
Synopsis: Set in an otherworldly human existence, scientist Sterling Pierce dedicated his life to the quest for immortality in Divinity, slowly creating the building blocks of a groundbreaking serum named “Divinity.” Jaxxon Pierce, his son, now controls and manufactures his father’s once-benevolent dream into a malicious nightmare. Jaxxon sells the anti-aging formula as a designer drug, until two mysterious brothers hold him prisoner in his mansion and subject him to enormous amounts of his own formula.
Glisten and the Merry Mission – Release Date: Friday, November 3
Voice Cast: Freddie Prinze Jr., Michael Rapaport, Chevy Chase, Billy Ray Cyrus, Trinity Jo-Li Bliss, Dionne Warwick, Julia Michaels, Tim Johnson Jr., Natalie Polisson
Director: Cory Morrison
Synopsis: A family movie for the holiday season, Glisten and the Merry Mission follows Marzipan, a young elfling, and her mother Cinnameg, as Marzipan must believe in the magic of the season and goes on an adventure to rediscover the enchanted snow deer named Glisten and save Christmas.
The Marvels – Release Date: Friday, November 10
Cast: Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Samuel L. Jackson, Zawe Ashton, Park Seo-joon, Emily Ng, Mohan Kapur, Caroline Simonnet, Jessica Zhou
Director: Nia DaCosta
Synopsis: In The Marvels, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan, Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team up and learn to work in concert to save the universe as “The Marvels.”
The Holdovers – Release Date: Friday, November 10
Cast: Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dominic Sessa, Carrie Preston, Brady Hepner, Ian Dolley, Jim Kaplan, Michael Provost, Andrew Garman, Naheem Garcia
Director: Alexander Payne
Synopsis: From acclaimed director Alexander Payne, The Holdovers follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at an elite New England prep school who is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them — a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) — and with the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (Da’Vine Joy Randolph).
It’s A Wonderful Knife – Release Date: Friday, November 10
Cast: Jane Widdop, Jess McLeod, Joel McHale, Katharine Isabelle, William B. Davis, Justin Long, Cassandra Naud, Erin Boyes
Director: Tyler MacIntyre
Synopsis: A year after saving her town from a psychotic killer on Christmas Eve, Winnie Carruthers’ life is less than wonderful in It’s a Wonderful Knife. But when she wishes she’d never been born, Winnie finds herself in a nightmare parallel universe and discovers that without her, things could be much, much worse. Now the killer is back, and she must team up with the town misfit to identify the killer and get back to her own reality. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE by way of SCREAM.
Trolls Band Together – Release Date: Friday, November 17
Voice Cast: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Camila Cabello, Eric Andre, Amy Schumer, Andrew Rannells, Troye Sivan, Daveed Diggs, Kid Cudi, Zosia Mamet
Director: Walt Dohrn
Synopsis: In Trolls Band Together, Poppy discovers that Branch was once part of a boy band, BroZone, with his brothers: Floyd, John Dory, Spruce, and Clay. But when Floyd is kidnapped, Branch and Poppy embark on a journey to reunite the other brothers and rescue Floyd.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes – Release Date: Friday, November 17
Cast: Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, Jason Schwartzman, Viola Davis, Ashley Liao, Jerome Lance, Knox Gibson
Director: Francis Lawrence
Synopsis: The story of Coriolanus Snow unfolds in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem. He is handsome and charming, and though the Snow family has fallen on hard times, Coriolanus sees a chance for a change in his fortunes when he is chosen to be a mentor for the 10th Hunger Games only to have his elation dashed when he is assigned to mentor a girl tribute named Lucy Gray Baird from the impoverished District 12.
Thanksgiving – Release Date: Friday, November 17
Cast: Rick Hoffman, Gina Gershon, Patrick Dempsey, Milo Manheim, Jalen Thomas Brooks, Addison Rae, Nell Verlaque, Tim Dillon
Director: Eli Roth
Synopsis: Way back when Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez made Grindhouse, the movie included a trailer for a fake movie, made by Eli Roth. That movie, Thanksgiving, is now being made into a full-feature movie. After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a small town in Massachusetts finds itself terrorized when a serial killer moves in, planning to carve up the people of the town like a Thanksgiving dinner.
Next Goal Wins – Release Date: Friday, November 17
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss, Will Arnett, Oscar Kightley, Kaimana, David Fane, Beulah Koale, Uli Latukefu, Rachel House, Chris Alosio
Director: Taika Waititi
Synopsis: Directed by Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi and based on a true story, Next Goal Wins follows the American Samoa soccer team, infamous for their brutal 31-0 FIFA loss in 2001. With the World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender) hoping he will turn the world’s worst soccer team around in this heartfelt underdog comedy.
Disney’s Wish – Release Date: Wednesday, November 23
Voice Cast: Chris Pine, Ariana DeBose, Alan Tudyk, Evan Peters, Harvey Guillén, Victor Garber, Angelique Cabral, Della Saba, Ramy Youssef, Niko Vargas
Director: Chris Buck, Fawn Veerasunthorn
Synopsis: Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wish is an all-new musical-comedy welcoming audiences to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force—a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe—the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico—to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.
Napoleon – Release Date: Wednesday, November 23
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Ben Miles, Tahar Rahim, Ludivine Sagnier, Ian McNeice, John Hollingworth, Paul Rhys
Director: Ridley Scott
Synopsis: Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar®-winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte’s relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.