November is racing towards us at a scarily fast pace – but the good news is that it brings with it Amazon’s most anticipated series yet: The Grand Tour, which brings together Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May after their departure from BBC’s Top Gear and gives them more cars, more money and more freedom to do what they want with them.
You’ll be hearing more about that in the coming weeks, but hot on its tail comes the return of 80s comedy series Red Oaks, one of Amazon’s most successful (and funniest) original shows, not to mention a line-up of films that includes everything from High-Rise and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night to The Powerpuff Girls Movie.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video in November 2016:
The Grand Tour – 18th November
Clarkson, Hammond and May reunite for their post-Top Gear motoring show that promises, well, more of the same really, but with a bigger budget, more countries, a tank and only that one minor fire. What could possibly go wrong? (Episodes released every Friday for 12 weeks.) For more information on the series, click here.
Red Oaks Season 2 – 11th November
Coming-of-age sitcom Red Oaks returns for a second season of stoner giggles, sincere life lessons and spectacularly 80s hair, as we catch up with Craig Roberts’ tennis coach at the titular country club where he works in the summer. The charming Season 1 is already available, complete with its John Hughes-esque body-swap episode that is worth tuning in for alone.
Contact – 10th November
Jodie Foster stars in Robert Zemeckis’ underrated sci-fi, based on Carl Sagan’s novel of the same name, about a doctor who, after years of searching, finds radio proof of alien life.
The Powerpuff Girls Movie – 10th November
Because The Powerpuff Girls.
Please Like Me Season 4 – 10th November
The Australian comedy series returns exclusively to Amazon Prime Video in the UK for a fourth season. The award-winning series, created by comic Josh Thomas, follows a boy, his dog and the parents, friends and lovers who rely on him, has been hailed as one of the best TV comedies to come from Down Under.
Sinister – 11th November
Ethan Hawke stars in this horror about a true-crime writer, who discovers a cache of videotapes depicting several brutal murders that took place in the house he just bought. A man in a dark room watching spooky movies? This is genuinely scary stuff.
Our Kind of Traitor – 12th November
Hot on the heels of The Night Manager comes another John le Carre adaptation, this time starring Ewan McGregor as a teacher who is sucked into the world of the Russian mafia, as a mobster (Stellan Skarsgard) asks for protection in exchange for details of Brits involved in a conspiracy. Efficient, fast-paced and shot with class, if you like espionage, Our Kind of Traitor is your kind of film.
High-Rise – 18th November
Tom Hiddleston stars in this bold satirical masterpiece about a doctor who moves into a dreamy new high-rise apartment block, where the rich live on the top and the poor get by on the bottom – and sanity and civilisation swiftly descend into war and chaos. Funny, disturbing and gorgeous to look at, Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of JG Ballard’s novel is set in the 1970s, was released in 2015, but has heaps to say about Brexit Britain in 2016.
Battleship – 20th November
This movie based on the board game is so bad it’s almost good. Almost.
Annabelle – 22nd November
Before The Conjuring, there was Annabelle.
Midnight In Paris – 22nd November
Woody Allen fans longing for that proverbial return to form are more than rewarded with this delightfully funny ode to nostalgia, less a return to the good old days than a film about returning to the good old days. If time travel, Owen Wilson and a stunning Parisian backdrop don’t have you wooed, a madcap Luis Buñuel will. Silly, sentimental, lovely.
Amazon Original Christmas Specials – 25th November
Amazon has commissioned a bunch of original Christmas specials, which feature everyone from Laurence Fishburne and Regina King to Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Angela Bassett and Boyz II Men.
Arriving just in time for the festive holidays, the specials include If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie, Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day, and An American Girl Story—Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas, joining existing holiday episodes from Creative Galaxy and Tumble Leaf. Find out more here.
The Judge – 29th November
Robert Downey Jr. stars in this drama about a hotshot lawyer returning home to reconnect with his father, who is suspected of murder.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows – 26th November
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law reprise their roles as Holmes and Watson in Guy Ritchie’s sequel, but the show is stolen by Mad Men’s Jared Harris as the menacing Moriarty – the perfect antidote for anyone who isn’t keen on Andrew Scott’s villain in the BBC series.
Contagion – 27th November
Steven Soberbergh’s film about a plague spreading across the planet is not only scarily believable but grippingly tense, with a cast of dead A-Listers walking, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Matt Damon and Jude Law. Another reminder of why Soderbergh will be missed from the big screen.
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night – 27th November
The greatest Iranian skateboarding vampire Western ever made. Seriously.
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Other new releases coming soon to Amazon Prime Video in November 2016:
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Magic In The Moonlight
A Flickering Truth
The Big Bounce
In The Land Of Women
Time After Time
Wag The Dog
Labyrinth of Lies
Noma: My Perfect Storm
Black Coal, Thin Ice
The Best of Me
Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes
Tango & Cash
Town & Country
National Lampoon’s Vacation
The Ones Below
Mom and Me
Dolphin Tale 2
Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close
A Midwinter’s Tale
National Lampoon’s European Vacation
Please Like Me: Season 4, Episode 2
Down By Love
The Shamer’s Daughter
The Evil in Us
A Christmas Story (1983)
For Your Consideration
Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives
Please Like Me: Season 4, Episode 3
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Wrath Of The Titans
The Land of the Enlightened
LegoBatman: The Movie: Dc Super Heroes Unite
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