You may have already seen your first snowflake in the air (or on the ground), but don’t despair: Netflix Canada has a whole batch of new goodies for you this month, including the long-awaited Gilmore Girls reboot.
It’s been almost 10 years since TV audiences have seen Rory and Lorelei in the town of Stars Hollow, and the girls are back for four 90-minute installments, each taking place in a different season of the year.
Netflix is also introducing The Crown, another original series, this month. It follows the early days of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, and despite what you might think, the show isn’t dry and plodding. Royalty was never so interesting.
Every month, Netflix Canada and Global News are teaming up to bring you the best movies and TV shows the streaming service has to offer. Feel free to check back throughout the month, as listings may change and new titles may be added. Of course, Netflix Canada offers far more new content than what is offered here — check out their full listings for complete details.
Eddie the Eagle
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Jo Hartley
This inspirational film tells the true story of Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards who became England’s unlikely ski-jump hero in the 1988 Olympics.
Fifty Shades of Black
Cast: Marlon Wayans, Mircea Monroe, Jane Seymour
Wide-eyed virgin college student Hannah falls under the spell of wealthy Christian Black, and the jokes fly in this parody of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson
Hippie private eye Doc Sportello is hired to work on three different cases with one millionaire real estate developer and a mysterious cult in common.
The Book Thief
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nelisse
Young Liesel steals books to teach herself to read, giving her refuge from the horrors of Nazi Germany and her cold foster parents.
Turner and Hooch
Cast: Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson
Fastidious detective Scott Turner is saddled with a slobbering new partner: a dog named Hooch, whose previous owner was killed.
London Has Fallen (Available Nov. 4)
Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman
Hell-bent on revenge, terrorists attack a group of world leaders in London. Now, it’s up to agent Mike Banning to save the U.S. president — again.
True Memoirs of an International Assassin (Available Nov. 11)
Cast: Kevin James, Zulay Henao, Andy Garcia
The action comedy stars Kevin James as Sam Larson, a mild-mannered would-be author who gets mistaken for a killer-for-hire when his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story. When the book is a huge success, he is suddenly kidnapped, taken out of the country, and forced into an assassination plot.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Available Nov. 25)
Cast: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop
Unfolding in four 90-minute installments each set in a different season, this follow-up to the Gilmore Girls finds Lorelai, Rory and Emily all dealing with the complications of life and family in their sleepy little Connecticut town.
The Crown (Available Nov. 4)
Cast: Claire Foy, John Lithgow, Matt Smith
The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world — Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street — and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one crown.
Women Behind Bars — Seasons 1 – 3
This reality series recounts true stories of women who have been convicted for murder, including an in-depth examination of each crime.
From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series — Season 3 (Available Nov. 2) (New episodes weekly)
Cast: D.J.Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza Gonzalez
In Season 3, the Gecko brothers find themselves in the vortex of the culebra world forcing them to assemble an unlikely crew to take on the forces of Hell, and the new set of enemies determined to take them down.
Case — Season 1 (Available Nov. 11)
A smart lawyer whose drinking and recklessness send him on a path of self-destruction finds new purpose investigating a teenager’s apparent suicide.
Lovesick — Season 2 (Available Nov. 17)
Cast: Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas, Daniel Ings
The second season of Lovesick, the series formerly known as Scrotal Recall, all returning for more fun in this delightful, romantic comedy. Season 2 will consist of eight episodes. Series creator Tom Edge returns as writer for Season 2 and serves as executive producer along with Murray Ferguson, Andy Baker and Ed Macdonald. Lovesick is produced by Clerkenwell Films.
Food Choices (Available Nov. 2)
This documentary examines the world’s diet and points to food choices as the culprits for declining health as well as a major cause of climate change.
The Ivory Game (Available Nov. 4)
The Ivory Game is an epic documentary feature that goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking. Award-winning director Richard Ladkani and Academy Award–nominated director Kief Davidson filmed undercover for 16 months with a crack team of intelligence operatives, undercover activists, passionate front-line rangers and tough-as-nails conservationists, to infiltrate the corrupt global network of ivory trafficking.
Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child (Available Nov. 15)
This biographical documentary sets out to tell rock pioneer Jimi Hendrix’s story in his own words, by combining the musician’s private writings and recorded interviews.
The Confessions of Thomas Quick
This documentary tells the story of Sweden’s most infamous serial killer, who confessed to more than 30 murders before recanting everything.
For the kids
Danger Mouse — Season 2 (Available Nov. 9)
Cast: Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon, Stephen Fry
The world’s greatest super-spy returns to save the world with the help of hapless hamster Penfold and a collection of state-of-the-art gadgetry.
Over the Hedge
Cast: Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell
Awakening from a long winter nap to find a subdivision in their backyard, a colony of critters is forced to face its worst fear: humans.
World of Winx (Available Nov. 4)
The reality show WOW! engages the Winx in their mission, starting an undercover worldly journey in order to make talented kids’ dreams come true.
Get ’em before they’re gone
These titles will be rotating off of Netflix Canada as of the dates below.
Leaving Nov. 1
Fast & Furious 6
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Leaving Nov. 7
Edge of Tomorrow
Leaving Nov. 15
Leaving Nov. 16
The Ides of March
Leaving Nov. 24
Elsa & Fred