What are the largest films releasing in November 2023?
The Marvels is set to continue the unpredictable Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a stylish manner, transporting us to a destabilizing universe where Carol Danvers’ (Brie Larson) abilities become intertwined with other intergalactic heroes. It is the briefest film in the franchise — running at 105 minutes — and is scheduled to hit theaters worldwide on November 10.
Chase that with The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which serves as an origin story for Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth), the future tyrannical president of Panem, as he navigates obligations and youthful romance. It’s out November 17 in cinemas.
Salman Khan takes the lead on the local front with a new addition to YRF’s spy-thriller series, Tiger 3, on a mission to save the country from a mysterious threat who’s keeping tabs on his family. This marks the second theatrical release of the year from the Bollywood star, following Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, which was met with disappointment from both fans and critics alike. Khan is also producing a film dropping this month called Farrey, in which an orphan genius is enticed by her affluent friends at a prestigious school into aiding them in cheating on exams. Soumendra Padhi — best known for Netflix’s Jamtara — directs the film, which releases November 24.
Other notable releases this month include David Fincher’s highly anticipated return to the crime/ serial killer genre in a twisted odyssey starring Michael Fassbender, who contemplates about life and philosophy as his mental state begins to fracture. The Killer will be available for streaming on Netflix starting November 10.
For your convenience, we have curated the largest November 2023 releases coming to theaters and Netflix, which you can check out below. Also, feel free to browse our Entertainment hub to keep track of any other releases that might interest you.
When: November 3
A year into their marriage, Kavya (Tia Bajpai) visits the local police station to file a report for marital rape against her husband Vivek (Gaurav Chopra), a well-respected college professor. As you would expect, things do not go her way, with cops and family members not believing her story, all the while her husband tries to menacingly reason with her and suppress the story. Much like real life, it is a fate other women in Lakeerein also suffer from, some of whom are way too scared to report such crimes. As such, the film unfolds from Kavya’s perspective, who takes matters to the court, representing their struggles as she tries to avoid foolish questions like “If your consent isn’t automatically reserved for your husband, whom are you saving it for?”
Representing her in court is Geeta Biswas (Bidita Bag), a patient lawyer who abides by the rules and believes Kavya’s handling of the situation was a bit reckless. On the contrary, Vivek is aided by Dudhari Singh (Ashutosh Rana), who even privately meets her as a form of intimidation, trying to divert Kavya from her goal. Directed by Durgesh Pathak, it is worth mentioning that Lakeerein might be a challenging watch for some — not just because of the triggering subject, but because the dialogue is entirely written in pure Hindi language (based on the trailer).
When: November 10
Mindhunter season 3 is not happening, but it’s always exciting seeing David Fincher delve back into the realm of thrillers. His latest tracks an unnamed hired assassin (Michael Fassbender) holed up at an abandoned Parisian WeWork, with a tactile sniper rifle pointing at his target’s location. Eliminating someone involves a lot of waiting and observing, as you get accustomed to a mundane routine, which in this case is heavily OCD-driven — reducing heart rate to 100BPM before pressing the trigger, listening to The Smiths, or sleeping upright to stay alert. Throughout it all, we are treated to an extensive voiceover about his lucrative profession, politics, and the morality of human beings. That is until he overthinks, and his mentality starts to fracture, leading to a critical mistake that propels him on a globetrotting mission to rectify the situation.
The Killer establishes that being skilled at a hitman’s occupation necessitates ‘forbidding empathy’, although it is something he cannot fully exert due to his love life. If the film does adhere to Alexis Nolent’s acclaimed graphic novel to the fullest extent, we will get to see him make errors and question his choices at a later stage in his career — concepts that make us ordinary folks feel utterly insignificant in the face of the greater forces at play. Switching between new identities, vehicles, and cliché tourist shirts, the Killer dispatches the villains swiftly and gradually climbs the hierarchical chain as part of a revenge plot thread that I will not disclose for spoiler reasons.
Marking screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker’s second credited collaboration with Fincher — the first being 1995’s Se7en — the film also stars Charles Parnell (Top Gun: Maverick) as his handler, Tilda Swinton (Suspiria) as a rival assassin, and Sophie Charlotte as the Killer’s love interest.
When: November 10
Having reclaimed her identity from the ruthless extraterrestrial race of Kree, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) is coping with being alone — trapped in the solitary darkness of space, awaiting the sporadic wholesome phone calls from Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Watching over a now-unstable universe, she is inadvertently pulled into a wormhole, presumably created by a Kree imperialist Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton), who aims to restore her homeland to its former glory. Strangely enough, the act somehow entwines Captain Marvel’s abilities with those of Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) and her S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), compelling them to collaborate in order to save the universe.
Essentially, every time a Marvel employs their abilities, they switch places with the others regardless of their location or whether they are in the midst of a battle. Naturally, they must now learn to synchronize their abilities to execute the best combinations and vanquish incoming threats, ricocheting between planets and getting startled by the Flerken Goose’s tentacles. It seems that all of these problems are caused by a sacred wristband, like the one Kamala wears, granting Dar-Benn the ability to harness magical powers designed to vanquish Carol. Nia DaCosta, who previously directed an episode of Ms. Marvel, directs The Marvels, charting a new chapter in MCU’s Phase 5.
When: November 12
Following a cameo in the blockbuster film Pathaan, Salman Khan returns as the infamous RAW agent Avinash ‘Tiger’ Rathore, now being pursued by the Indian government over a major conspiracy. An enigmatic villain from his past, played by Emraan Hashmi (Selfiee), seeks revenge, alleging that Tiger took his family away from him. Consequently, he plans on doing the same by targeting his wife, the former ISI agent Zoya (Katrina Kaif) and their son, while framing them as enemies of the nation. Forced to choose between his nation and his family, Tiger embarks on some Mission: Impossible-style covert missions and intense gunfights, hoping to uncover the criminal’s identity. Directed by Maneesh Sharma (Fan), Tiger 3 is also expected to feature a cameo appearance by Shah Rukh Khan’s character from Pathaan, effectively bridging the two films.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
When: November 17
Long before Coriolanus Snow ever became the ruthless dictator of Panem, he was simply the last hope for his dwindling lineage, hoping to prove his worth at the 10th annual Hunger Games, a deadly competition among members of the impoverished districts. As a last-minute change, the students are tasked with mentoring the competitors, which the young Snow (Tom Blyth) sees as a chance at redemption since his family name was tarnished after the war. Enter Lucy Gray (Rachel Zegler), his female tribute who fearlessly sings during the reaping ceremony, immediately captivating him as Snow devises plans to manipulate her voice to tilt the odds in his favor in the contest.
However, things become complicated when he develops feelings for Lucy, to the extent that he questions the Head Gamemaker Dr. Volumnia Gaul (Viola Davis) about the purpose of the Hunger Games and the horrifying mutations contained within her underground laboratory — which includes a massive tank of multicolored snakes. She believes that the terror of becoming prey easily turns someone into a predator, presenting the contest as a spectacle for…
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