Alright, ladies and gentlemen. November has begun and that means it’s time for autumn movies. Who doesn’t love November with all the food, movies, and being lazy. Now, if you’re like me; then you watch a good chunk of family, comedy, and horror movies during the holiday season. So today, I’ll be talking about the 12 Movies You Must Watch This November! Don’t forget to watch some of these on your food feasting Thanksgiving!
12. Scary Movie
“Scary Movie” is a spoofy movie about a group of dumb teenagers that are stalked by a bumbling serial killer; A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed… This hilarious spoof movie is just perfect for the Autumn laughs! If you need a little horror, a ton of comedy, and an R rated movie then this is the one for you!
An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia. Mel Gibson as John Smith, Christian Bale as Thomas, and Irene Bedard as Pocahontas; which is giving this Disney classic a lot of range. “Pocahontas” is one of those must watch Thanksgiving movies. I’d have to be insane not to include it onto this list.
10. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
In 1971, came the cinema classic “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”. Starring Gene Wilder as “Willy Wonka”, Jack Albertson as “Grandpa Joe”, and Peter Ostrum as “Charlie”. By director Mel Stuart and writer Roald Dahl; these guys all came together and created such a classical masterpiece! If you were like me, then you too rented this movie for the first from blockbuster and got a Wonka bar just for a fun and grand experience. I love watching this masterpiece during November! Miss that Wonka bars are now hard to find too.
9. Men In Black
Science fiction comedy: “Men in Black” starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith about a police officer who joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. “Men In Black” is one of those classics from my childhood just like Flubber, Jumanji, and Space Jam. Growing up the early 2000’s had quite the impact on my movie tastes. Of course, I grew up watching VHS tapes of Star Wars, The Mummy, and tons of other classic films. However, science fiction comedies like “Men in Black” and “Spaceballs” were always one of my favorite movie genres.
8. The Addams Family
“The Addams Family” is one of those cult classic movies that could be watched whenever you’d like. For me, it’s always in November. I believe the strange gothic feel is what made me love this cult classic. Also the slew of amazing actors like: Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christina Ricci, and Jimmy Workman! The gothic feel of this movie doesn’t compare to huge gothic films like “The Crow”. It’s more like “The Munster’s” and Universal Monsters meet the 1990’s with a splash of iconic duos and misfit behavior.
In a post apocalyptic world that was destroyed in a war between man and machine; a hand-stitched doll with the number 9 written on it’s back awakens, but he quickly learns that he is not alone and that there are others like him, also with a single digit written on their backs. The first one he encounters is number 2 who tells him some of what of what happened to the world. 9 soon learns there’s other dolls who are prepared to die for the good of humankind may be the last hope for man’s salvation. This little animated flick is just perfect for November’s cold and refreshing autumn sweater weather.
6. Silent Hill
In 2006, director Christophe Gans and writer Roger Avery brought the “Silent Hill” video game franchise to the big screen of all cinemas across the world. Some would argue that they did amazingly and other would disagree. I’m a firm believer that this video game based movie was brought to life stunningly. Actors and actresses all portrayed there characters as fitting and close the original story line which is a huge bonus! Now, the reason I chose this video game horror flick is because of the atmosphere effects and visuals turned out breathtaking.
5. The Nightmare Before Christmas
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” is one of those classic Halloween and Christmas movies. Why not in between? For one second of film, up to 12 stop-motion moves had to be made. If you love Halloween and hate to see all the Halloween merchandise be replaced with Christmas merchandise then this flick is for you. Can’t resist the strangest man ever; Tim Burton. Now, Jack and Sally are just too iconic, mysterious, and freaking adorable. Let’s not forget about Danny Elfman’s score; quite brilliant and legendary.
4. Sleepy Hollow
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp together always tends to be a grand idea and ultimately becomes instant hits. Now, if you add Christina Ricci, Danny Elfman, Michael Gambon, and producer Francis Ford Coppola then you have a cult classic. The cinematography, scores, and the portrayal of the Headless Horseman by Christopher Walken are on point! Sleepy Hollow is one of those cold, period pieces, with some horror, and a dash of a love story; and that’s why I love watching this film every November or for Thanksgiving. Also the scenery is just so Autumn setting.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking; “Another Christina Ricci film?” You cannot go wrong with Christina Ricci, she’s got this style and brilliance of an actress. Also, she always appears in amazingly dark, creepy, or beautiful family movies. Now, about this film: A paranormal expert and his daughter stay in an abandoned house haunted by three misfit ghosts and one friendly one. You’ll be enticed by this glorious mid-90’s family movie just like I was the first time I watched it! As that is the reason for it being on the list.
2. E.T the Extraterrestrial
“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” came out in 1982, it’s about a troubled boy who summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return home. By almost everyone’s favorite master of cinema, Steven Spielberg who’s created Jaws, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, and War of the Worlds! As you can see the mastermind has done well with many films and the future for Mr. Spielberg still carries on with tons of exciting films like Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Ready Player One, and Bumblebee. I’d watch E.T. and War of the Worlds back to back because of the classic November feel.
1. The Iron Giant
Now, this is a very obvious and grand choice for slot number one; “The Iron Giant” is a must watch every November. I have watched this little animated movie every year on Thanksgiving since I was probably about five years old. This animated film is based of a story by poet Ted Hughes; made in 1968. The film takes place in 1958 about a giant metal machine dropping out of the sky near a small town in Maine. Also Vin Diesel voiced the Iron Giant and Jennifer Aniston as Annie Hughes; the mother of Hogarth. So, what are you waiting for? Hop to it now!
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