November 2021 Film Releases Include ‘House of Gucci,’ ‘The Harder They Fall’ and More
As the film industry eases back into a rhythm with hot releases like Venom 2, Dune, No Time to Die, and Shang-Chi, moviegoers are marking their calendars. So, what’s next? November offers a slate of major arrivals from Marvel, Netflix, and other studios, and fans can look forward to seeing some of their favorite actors light up the screen. Here’s a small peek at which movies are due to drop in November.
‘The Harder They Fall’ – 11/3
Already available in select theaters, The Harder They Fall highlights Black cowboys in the Wild West. Arriving on Netflix on Nov. 3, the movie pits two fictional outlaw gangs against each other. According to the logline, “Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) discovers that his enemy, Rufus Buck (Idris Elba), is being released from prison, so he reunites his gang to track Rufus down and seek revenge.”
‘Eternals’ – 11/5
Oscar winner Chloé Zhao makes her Marvel debut with Eternals, a story about a group of ancient alien superheroes who’ve been living on Earth in secret. The star-studded cast includes Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, and Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Richard Madden. Check it out in theaters on Nov. 5 and on Disney+ in late December.
‘Red Notice’ – 11/5 and 11/12
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds go into action mode in Red Notice, Netflix’s most expensive film venture. And no, they’re not superheroes or villains in this one.
The Rock plays an FBI agent pressed to capture Gadot’s character, an elusive art thief. But he must tap the world’s greatest art bandit (Reynolds) for help. Per Netflix’s synopsis, “Red Notice is a stylish globe-trotting game of cat-and-mouse (and cat).” Look out for a limited theatrical release on Nov. 5 and a Netflix landing on Nov. 12.
‘The Power of the Dog’ – 11/17
It’s too early to watch Benedict Cumberbatch in the Multiverse of Madness, but fans can catch him in The Power of the Dog. It will be in theaters on Nov. 17 and then streams on Netflix on Dec. 1.
Adapted from a novel of the same name, the film is set in the old West and follows the rift between brothers Phil and George Burbank. Rancher and elder brother Phil bullies his younger brother as well as his brother’s wife and teen son. What’s behind his abusive behavior? It turns out he has some suppressed feelings.
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ – 11/19
Infused with family ties in front of and behind the camera, Ghostbusters: Afterlife draws from the original ‘80s movie with a special spotlight on Egon Spengler’s legacy. This time, there’s a supernatural mystery in rural America.
Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, and Paul Rudd are joined by OG Ghostbusters actors Annie Potts, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson.
‘King Richard’ – 11/19
There’s already Oscar buzz surrounding Will Smith’s performance in King Richard. Tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams executive produced this film about their father Richard Williams. Follow his journey on Nov. 19.
‘House of Gucci’ – 11/24
Step inside one of Europe’s most renowned luxury fashion houses on Nov. 24 with House of Gucci. Lady Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiani, wife of Mauricio Gucci (Adam Driver), heir to the Gucci empire. Reggiani married into the family against Mauricio’s father’s wishes, and the couple divorced roughly 20 years later.
It’s a tale of financial deception, greed, jealousy, family dysfunction, and death. And Reggiani hired a hitman to kill her ex-husband.
‘Encanto’ – 11/24
Disney’s newest animated treasure takes viewers to Colombia. Encanto introduces the Madrigal family and their magical abode where everyone has powers. Out of three generations, Mirabel is the only one without a magical gift, and she’s charged with saving the family home. Meet the family on Nov. 24.