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All the genre TV and movies coming to streaming in November 2020

By Trent Moore
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There are a whole lot of great shows rolling out this month, led by the absolutely wild, long-awaited revival of animated series Animaniacs. Yes, 25 years later, Yakko, Wakko and Dot have returned with a fresh run of episodes on Hulu.

But the Animaniacs bursting from the grave isn’t the only news this month — we also have a whole lot of other cool stuff, with a bunch of it coming to Disney+. There’s the continued rollout of The Mandalorian’s second season; the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special event; and Marvel’s 616 docs-series giving fans an inside look into the hallowed halls of Marvel. CBS All Access has the next batch of episodes in Star Trek: Discovery’s second season; and all the beloved Peanuts holiday specials are coming to Apple TV+ (sorry, network TV fans).

Digging deeper, Prime Video has a new original spy-fi series based on Alex Rider; Netflix is adding the most recent season of American Horror Story; and HBO Max is slowly looking to add its DC Universe originals to the catalog, including Titans and Young Justice this month. Shudder also has some creepy new horror originals.

Check out the full November streaming lineup below and let us know what you’ll be bingeing.



V For Vendetta: The world is in a fairly chaotic place these days, which means it’s never been a better time to revisit the big screen take on Alan Moore’s iconic graphic novel. The film holds up well, and could be a useful meditation for election year.

American Horror Story: 1984: The most recent season of the long-running anthology horror series arrives in bingeable form, with a story that puts a fresh spin on plenty of classic slasher movie tropes with plenty of fresh twists.

Alien Xmas: This looks to be a weird one, but it’s definitely on our radar. It’s a stop-motion Christmas special based on the 2015 book of the same name by the Chiodo Bros. (Killer Klowns from Outer Space). The story kicks off when a race of kleptomaniac aliens try to steal Earth’s gravity, and only the gift-giving spirit of Christmas and a small alien named X can save the world.

November 1
A Clockwork Orange
Elf Pets: A Fox Cub’s Christmas Tale
Elf Pets: Santa’s Reindeer Rescue
Elliot the Littlest Reindeer
Forged in Fire: Season 6
Knock Knock
Little Monsters (1989)
The Garfield Show: Season 3
The Indian in the Cupboard
The Next Karate Kid

November 3

November 4
A Christmas Catch
Christmas With a Prince

November 5

November 13
American Horror Story: 1984
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey 

November 15
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
V for Vendetta

November 17
The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 4

November 20
Alien Xmas

November 22
Machete Kills

November 24
Dragons: Rescue Riders: Huttsgalor Holiday

November 30
Spookley and the Christmas Kittens



The Bourne Trilogy: Need some throwback action thrills? The full OG Bourne trilogy is hitting Hulu this month, and it remains a whole lot of spy-fi conspiracy fun. Sure, you can always watch the Treadstone TV series or the spinoff film with Jeremy Renner — but this is where the conspiracy all started with Matt Damon.

Tesla: The 2020 biographical drama comes to Hulu, starring Ethan Hawke as famed inventor Nikola Tesla. Critics mostly praised the film for its ambition in trying to tell the story of such a unique figure in history, and with it dropping on catalog, it could be a great one for history and sci-fi buffs to check out.

Animaniacs: The beloved animated series returns, 25 years later. And yes, it looks to be just as irreverent, silly, and fun as ever. The creators tease they’ll use the show to skewer more modern issues and figures, much like they did in the original series during its acclaimed run. They also aim to keep up the multilayered jokes, so there’ll be some gags there for you, and the kids. 

November 1
3 Ninjas 
Alien Nation
Children Of The Corn
For Your Eyes Only
From Russia with Love
I Spy
Johnny Mnemonic
Lost In Space
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Paws P.I.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Rick & Morty: Season 4
Spy Next Door
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
The Blair Witch Project 
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Expendables
The Expendables 2
The Expendables 3
The Man with the Golden Gun
The Prestige
Tomorrow Never Dies
Universal Soldier
You Only Live Twice

November 6
Killing Eve: Season 3

November 10
Vik the Viking

November 13

November 20
Animaniacs: Season 1

November 24
My Hero Academia: Season 4, Episodes 77-88



The Mandalorian Season 2: The wait is over — this is the way. Season 2 of the acclaimed, hit live action Star Wars series continues its rollout. The show looks to pick up with Mando still on his quest to return Baby Yoda to his own people, and it looks to bring plenty of questing, action and adventure with it.

LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special: Disney+ is reviving the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special with a LEGO twist, bringing back several A-list stars to reprise their roles in animated LEGO form. The special will reunite Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose and the droids for a joyous feast on Life Day, the holiday first introduced in 1978’s OG Star Wars Holiday Special. 

Marvel’s 616: Want a front row set in the creation of the MCU, Marvel Comics and all things superhero? Marvel’s 616 should do the trick. This new docuseries goes behind the scenes of Marvel to talk to the creatives and creators who put together all our favorite super-stories.

November 6
The Mandalorian (Season 2, Episode 2)
Weird But True (Episode 313)
The Right Stuff (Episode 6)
Disney Goldie & Bear (Season 2)
Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: Fancy it Yourself (Season 1)
Disney's A Christmas Carol
Mr. Magoo

November 13
The Mandalorian (Season 2, Episode 3)
The Right Stuff (Episode 7)
Inside Pixar
Petra: City of Riches
Ultimate Viking Sword

November 17
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special 

November 20
The Mandalorian (Season 2, Episode 4)
The Right Stuff (Episode 8 Finale)
Marvel's 616
Planes: Fire & Rescue
The Real Right Stuff

November 27
The Mandalorian (Season 2, Episode 5)
Marvel's Spider-Man: Maximum Venom (Season 3)
Simpsons Forever 



Underworld Trilogy: Need some post-holiday werewolf and vampire action? The full, original Underworld trilogy hits Prime Video — and its full of that Romeo and Juliet-style, forbidden love across the monster spectrum. And yes, this is just the original trilogy — not the two additional films that followed. But hey, better than nothing right?

Alex Rider (Original Series): The hit teenage spy book series comes to live action, in this British adaptation of Adam Horowitz’s original series of novels. Critics say the show is generally pretty good, and in an era where fresh TV is still a bit limited due to the pandemic, it could be a great distraction. Plus, a second season is already in the works — so you know the story won’t leave you hanging.

Community: Seasons 1-6: The beloved, genre-adjacent sitcom gained a second life of sorts after dropping on Netflix a few months ago and generating a whole of rewatches (and first-watches). Now, folks on Prime Video will have a chance to join in on the fun and rediscover one of the best sitcoms out there. And in case you didn’t know, it’s also where the Russo Brothers got their start — so it’s a bona fide MCU artifact at this point.

November 1
28 Days Later (2003)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Romancing The Stone (1984)
Ronin (1998)
The Expendables (2010)
The Expendables 2 (2012)
The Expendables 3 (2014)
The X Files: I Want To Believe (2008)
Twilight (2001)
Underworld (2003)
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans (2009)
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Season 1 (Boomerang)
Lost Worlds: Season 1 (History Vault)
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Season 1979 (PBS Kids)

November 8
Community: Seasons 1-6

November 13
Alex Rider – IMDb TV Original: Season 1



DC Universe’s Titans and Young Justice: With DC Universe slowly phasing down, most of its original programming is slowly starting to shift over to the flagship streaming lineup at HBO Max. For HBO Max subscribers, that’s a good thing — because Titans and Young Justice are a whole lot of fun. 

Underwater: The 2020 sci-fi thriller was a wild, wet ride, throwing a cast led by Kristen Stewart into an underwater adventure where killer creatures are out to cause trouble and, ya know, kill everyone. The flick didn’t do much with critics or at the box office, but it was one of the last pre-COVID sci-fi flicks to hit the big screen early in the year. So if you missed it the first time around, could be worth a watch now. 

The Hobbit Trilogy: Peter Jackson’s prequel series return to Middle-earth is coming to HBO Max, in full, which should eat up pretty much any weekend with a lengthy binge. You get dragons, twists, gorgeous New Zealand vistas and a grand adventure that certainly would’ve made Tolkien proud.

November 1
10,000 BC, 2008
2 Fast 2 Furious, 2003 (HBO)
Austin Powers In Goldmember, 2002
Battleship, 2012 (HBO)
Chronicle, 2012 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)
Clash Of The Titans, 2010
The Dark Knight, 2008
Eight Legged Freaks, 2002
Elf Pets: Santa’s Saint Bernard’s Save Christmas, 2018
The Fast And The Furious, 2001 (HBO)
A Flintstone Christmas, 1977
A Flintstone Family Christmas, 1993
Friday The 13th, 2009
G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra, 2009
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2012
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, 2014
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, 2013
House On Haunted Hill, 1999
Ice Age: Continental Drift, 2012 (HBO)
The Iron Giant, 1999
Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday, 1993
Jason X, 2002
King Kong, 1976 (HBO)
The Lego Batman Movie, 2017
The Lego Movie, 2014
The Lego Ninjago Movie, 2014
Looney Tunes: Back In Action, 2003
The Losers, 2010
The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special, 2017
The Mask, 1994
The Neverending Story, 1984
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter, 1991
Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas, Special Premiere
Pleasantville, 1998
Practical Magic, 1998
The Prophecy, 1995 (HBO)
The Prophecy 2, 1998 (HBO)
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent, 2000 (HBO)
The Prophecy 4: Uprising, 2005 (HBO)
The Prophecy 5: Forsaken, 2005 (HBO)
Red Tails, 2012 (HBO)
Rick And Morty, Season Four Premiere
The Right Stuff, 1983
Sesame Street, 1969
Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate, Special Premiere
Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, Special Premiere
Sinbad Of The Seven Seas, 1989 (HBO)
Smurfs Christmas Special, 1982
Space Cowboys, 2000
Sudden Impact, 1983
Swordfish, 2001
Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines, 2003
Terminator Salvation, 2009
Thirteen Ghosts, 2001
The Time Traveler’s Wife, 2009
Tis The Season To Be Smurfy, 1987
Titans, Seasons 1 & 2
The Town That Santa Forgot, 1993
Troll, 1986 (HBO)
Troll 2, 1990 (HBO)
Tweety’s High-Flying Adventures, 2000
Twilight Zone: The Movie, 1983 (HBO)
Veronica Mars, 2014
When You Wish Upon A Pickle: A Sesame Street Special, 2018
Wild Wild West, 1999
Yogi Bear’s All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper, 1982
Yogi’s First Christmas, 1980
Young Justice, Seasons 1-3

November 4
Looney Tunes, 1930–1969

November 12
My Sesame Street Friends, 2020

November 14
Dolittle, 2020 (HBO)

November 15
His Dark Materials, Season Two Premiere (HBO)

November 21
Underwater, 2020 (HBO)

November 24
Smurfs, Season 4, 1981


November 1
The Bourne Identity (2002)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Cell (2016)*
Children Of Men (2006)
Daybreakers (2010)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Gods Of Egypt (2016)
Hostel (2006)
Hostel: Part II (2007)
The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
The Legend Of Hercules (2014)
Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962)
Mystery Men (1999)
Nighthawks (1981)
Prince Of Darkness (1987)
Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
The Scorpion King (2002)
Wanted (2008)

November 25
Saved By The Bell (Peacock Original)


The big story on CBS All Access this month is, you guessed it, the continued roll out of Star Trek: Discovery’s third season. Fans can look for new episodes to roll out every Thursday, as the future-set tale continues.



Blood Vessel: Somewhere in the North Atlantic, late 1945, a life raft adrift at sea, and in it, the survivors of a torpedoed hospital ship. With no food, water, or shelter, all seems lost until a seemingly abandoned German minesweeper drifts ominously towards them, giving them one last chance at survival—if they can survive the bloodthirsty monsters on board. Starring Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek), Alyssa Sutherland (Vikings), Robert Taylor (Longmire), directed by Justin Dix (Crawlspace). A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE. 

Lingering: Seeking support as the guardian of her younger brother, Yoo-mi returns to a small hotel run by a family friend. As bizarre incidents creep up in her mother’s old room, Yoo-mi will have to unravel the supernatural mystery and discover the truth before it’s too late. Starring Lee Se-young (Memorist), Park ji-young (The Concubine), directed by Yoon Eun-kyoung. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.

Leap of Faith: A lyrical and spiritual cinematic essay on The Exorcist, Leap of Faith explores the uncharted depths of William Friedkin’s mind’s eye, the nuances of his filmmaking process, and the mysteries of faith and fate that have shaped his life and filmography. The film marks the sixth feature documentary from Philippe (78/52, Memory: The Origins of Alien), continuing his thoughtful analysis of iconic genre films. Starring William Friedkin. Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL. 

November 2
Salem’s Lot
Urban Legend

November 5
Blood Vessel
November 9
Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life and Ghastly Death of Al Adamson
Cherry Tree
November 12
November 14
Saturday the 14th
November 16
Are We Not Cats?
Blood of Wolves
Let the Corpses Tan
November 19
Leap of Faith
November 23
The Mario Bava Collection: A Bay of Blood, Black Sabbath, Black Sunday, The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Kill Baby Kill, Lisa and the Devil, Shock and The Whip and the Body.

November 24


The classic Peanuts holiday specials now call Apple TV+ home, so if you want to see Charlie Brown Thanksgiving this year, it hits the service on November 18.