We’ve barely had time to say goodbye to Halloween, but Netflix is already racing towards the holiday. Although there is still horror to be found in TV shows such as 1899 and Wednesday, on the movie side of the streaming business, we’ve got plenty of new Christmas-themed features to get us in a more jolly spirit ahead of December and the end of the year. So, while you’re putting your costume back in the closet and busting out all the Halloween decorations, we’ve picked out the seven best new original movies coming to Netflix in November 2022.
Enola Holmes 2
Director: Harry Bradbeer
Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Louis Partridge, Adeel Akhtar, Susie Wokoma, Helena Bonham Carter, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, David Thewlis, Hannah Dodd
When available: November 4
Millie Bobby Brown will return in early November as Enola Holmes, the charming younger sister of legendary detective Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill). Like in the original movie, Enola Holmes 2 will follow the titular protagonist as she solves one of the most difficult cases in 19th century London, while she is overshadowed by her more famous brother. 2020s Enola Holmes was one of Netflix’s most pleasant surprises, and with the same creative team returning for the sequel, we’re sure to be in for another delightful adventure.
Fall for Christmas
Director: Janeen Damian
Writers: Janeen Damian, Jeff Bonnett, Ron Oliver, Michael Damian
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet, George Young, Jack Wagner, Olivia Perez, Chase Ramsey, Sean J. Dillingham, Antonio D. Charity
When available: November 10
Fall for Christmas is the first romantic comedy to star Lindsay Lohan since she took a break from her acting career in 2013. That’s reason enough to Fall for Christmas be at the top of our watch list, because the good old days of terrible friday and mean girls. However, director Janeen Damien seems to have concocted a feel-good movie to get us in the Christmas mood. In the film, Lohan plays an amnesiac woman rescued by a handsome, blue-collar lodge owner (Overstreet Agreement), who decides to treat Lohan. While at his house, she begins to remember her past, realizes she was not a good person, and decides to change everything in her life to be the woman her new romantic interest thinks she is. .
My Father’s Dragon
Director: Nora Twomey
Writer: Meg Le Fauve
Cast: Gaten Matarazzo, Jacob Tremblay, Whoopi Goldberg, Rita Moreno, Chris O’Dowd, Dianne Wiest, Judy Greer, Alan Cumming, Golshifteh Farahani, Yara Shahidi, Jackie Earle Haley, Adam Brody, Charlene Yi, Leighton Meester, Mary Kay Place, Spence Moore II, Maggie Lincoln, Jack Smith, Ian McShane.
When available: November 11th
Adapted from Ruth Stiles Gannettthe book of the same name, My Father’s Dragon follows Elmer, a boy who flees to the wild island filled with magic, where he befriends a baby dragon. It looks like your average family animated movie. However, My Father’s Dragon is developed by Cartoon Saloon, the Irish studio behind such animated gems as Kels’ secret, song of the seaand wolf walkers. The movie director, Nora Twomeywas behind the highly regarded The breadwinner, which tells us it’s a must-watch Netflix original movie. The icing on top of the animated cake is a star-studded voice cast that includes Diane West, Rita Moreno, Whoopi Goldberg, and Ian McShane.
Director: Sebastien Lelio
Writers: Sebastian Lelio, Alice Birch
Cast: Florence Pugh, Kila Lord Cassidy, Tom Burke, Niamh Algar, Elaine Cassidy, Toby Jones, Ciarán Hinds, Dermot Crowley, Brían F. O’Byrne, David Wilmot
When available: November 16
Another must-see original Netflix movie coming to the streaming platform in November is wondermenta period drama based on the true story of the “Fasting Girls”kids pretending to get all the food they needed their faith in God. Set in Ireland in the 1800s, wonderment follows Florence Poug as a nurse investigating the condition of 11-year-old Anna O’Donnell (Kila Lord Cassidy), who claims to go months without eating. As Pugh’s Lib Wright grows closer to young Anna, she begins to grow suspicious that the young girl is being mistreated by the devout Christian community where she lives. It has thriller elements, a great cast, and asks important questions about faith and religion. So you should put this one on your November 2022 calendar.
christmas with you
Director: Gabriela Tagliavini
Writers: Paco Farias, Jennifer C. Stetson
Cast: Aimee Garcia, Freddie Prinze Jr., Grace Dumdaw, Zenzi Williams, Deja Monique Cruz, Helena Betancourt, Nicolette Stéphanie Templier, Gabriel Sloyer, Elisa Bocanegra.
When available: November 17
Love is in the air as the holidays approach, as Netflix will release two Christmas-themed romantic comedies in November. Featuring Aimee Garcia and Freddie Prinze Jr., christmas with you explores the unlikely love affair between an international pop star and a music teacher. They are united by fate when Angelina (Garcia) suffers from burnout. However, her newfound love might show her that there’s more to life than work, and her passion for music shouldn’t be limited to what music producers want.
Director: Francois Laurent
Writers: David Guion, Michael Handelman
Cast: Jason Momoa, Marlow Barkley, Kyle Chandler, India de Beaufort, Chris O’Dowd, Humberly González, Tonya Cornelisse
When available: November 18
Based on Little Nemo in Slumberlanda series of comics from the cartoonist Winsor McCayby Netflix Slumberland take a young actor Marlow Barkley in an imaginary land where everything is possible. And she will be in good company as her guide through this magical place is none other than Jason Momoa. Slumberland promises to be a journey filled with colorful characters, but it’s also a story of grief, as young Nemo (Barkley) comes to terms with the sudden death of her father. So it looks like Slumberland will explore the power of the imagination to deal with trauma and heal emotional wounds. After spending a month scared of horror movies, we need some energy to feel good in November.
Director: Sally El Hosaini
Writers: Sally El Hosaini, Jack Thorne
Cast: Nathalie Issa, Manal Issa, Ahmed Malek, Matthias Schweighöfer, Ali Suliman, Kinda Alloush, James Krishna Floyd, Elmi Rashid Elmi
When available: November 23
swimmers will tell the story of Yousra Mardini and Sara Mardin, two sisters who trained to be swimming athletes in civil war-ravaged Syria until they got their chance to shine at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. Before Yusra could claim her Olympic victory, the sisters had to cross an ocean in a lifeboat, with dozens of immigrants fleeing the horrors in Syria. Their inspiring story becomes a drama on Netflix in November and should help people understand how difficult it is to grow up in a war-torn country.