This weather just makes movie nights all the more appealing, wouldn't you say?
And this is the time of year, nearing award ceremonies like the Oscars or The Golden Globes when many of the best TV series and films conveniently emerge from the darkness, hoping to be fresh in all of our minds.
For all you film connoisseurs, that would make this time of year incredibly exciting, and we're with you on that. Here are some promising tv-series and films coming this month!
1. Lady Bird (Film, Theatres, November 3)
From the trailer alone, this already feels like one of those instantly iconic coming-of-age movies—hello new favorite! Led by Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, this dramedy surrounds the turbulent life and relationship between a mother and teenage daughter living in California.
The film as of now has a 100% on RottenTomatoes and has received enthusiastically positive reviews from Variety, The NYTimes, and IndieWire.
2. Alias Grace (Streaming on Netflix, November 3)
This brand-new biographical drama miniseries is an adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel, which the true story of Grace Marks. Set in the 1840s, the series will follow a psychiatrist's struggle with deciding whether Marks, a former servant found guilty of murder, should be pardoned after 15 years in prison.
We've just recently heard about this upcoming premiere. The trailer, along with endless rave reviews, has us convinced and eager to check it out.
3. My Friend Dahmer (Film in Theatres, November 3)
This will likely be one of those chillingly disturbing movies you just cannot look away from. It's a look into the dark (and possibly foreshadowing) teenage years of a serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. The offbeat outcast makes his way through high school before ultimately brutally murdering 17 men and boys between the late 1970s into early 90s.
Dahmer is played by former Disney Channel star, Ross Lynch, who you might know from the series Austin & Ally.
This could potentially be the actor's breakthrough performance into more serious acting roles. We'll have to see how he portrays such a sinister character.
4. LBJ (Film in Theatres, November 3)
This movie explores the life and presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson (played by Woody Harrelson), the 36th president of the United States who was sworn in immediately following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
We've heard stories about JFK and Jackie O many times over. This is a new perspective from a complicated and dark time in our history.
5. Shameless (Streaming on Showtime, November 5 @ 9 p.m.)
The Gallaghers are back for Season 8, on Showtime, and we cannot wait to see what'll go wildly wrong next. If you have yet to watch Shameless or need to catch up, you can binge on Netflix. And in true Shameless fashion, we'd like to know what exactly was so important in your life that you've yet to tune in?
This addicting and incredibly dramatic series follows The Gallagher family, a scrappy, smart, and seriously screwed up bunch, living in southside Chicago with their alcoholic freeloader father, Frank (played by William H. Macy). Trust us, you'll be hooked right outta the gate.
6. SMILF (Streaming on Showtime, November 5 @ 10 p.m.)
This brand new comedy series follows the life of Bridgette Bird, a young mother from South Boston, struggling to co-parent her son with his father and her ex. The show has been reviewed as light-hearted and comical while also touching and honest.
Fun fact: Emmy Rossum (Fiona from Shameless) Instagrammed a picture in support of lead actress and creator of SMILF; Frankie Shaw, with the caption "real women unite. fierce & fearless. nov 5. showtime." We're sold.
7. Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge (Streaming on HBO, November 6 @ 9 p.m.)
HBO is premiering Part 1 of a two-part Rolling Stone Magazine documentary on Monday, November 6th. Directed by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney, the film will delve into the magazine's past 50 years, covering decades of music, culture, and politics.
The doc gives you a behind-the-scenes look at what has made The Roling Stone the powerful force it is. Is there even any possible scenario where this won't be incredible? HBO just always seems to get it right so we'll be tuning in.
8. 3 Billboards (Film in Theatres, November 10)
We've been looking forward to this one for a while now. 3 Billboards follows Mildred Hayes, played by Academy Award Winner Frances McDormand, when she takes matters into her own hands following the murder of her daughter.
The center conflict falls between Mildred and the county sheriff, played by Woody Harrelson, as she becomes fed up with the lack of attention and justice granted to her daughter's case.
9. Mudbound (Streaming on Netflix, November 17)
This Sundance Film Festival favorite is sure to move you. Two former soldiers, one white and one African-American, return home after World War II to work in Mississippi. They must learn to deal with the overwhelming racism enveloping the South as well as a daily struggle with PTSD.
A heavy movie but one you'll likely think about for days afterward.
10. Godless (Film on Netflix, November 22)
With a ton of good shows and movies coming to Netflix this month, this brand new TV series stood out as being particularly unique.
An old western town in the 1800s, mysteriously run by and made up entirely of women, is visited by a pack of outlaws led by Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels). They've come in search of an old ally, turned traitor who is allegedly hiding out in the town. We can imagine, the ordeal does not go over smoothly.