The Complete Guide to Hollywood Movies Opening in November 2019
Frozen 2 (opening 21 Nov) may be the biggest movie of the month, but murder mystery Knives Out (28 Nov), starring a great ensemble cast — which includes Daniel Craig as a detective and Chris Evans as a spoiled brat in this rich family that he’s investigating for the murder of their patriarch Christopher Plummer — is the one that I’m really keen to watch. Plus Ford v Ferrari (14 Nov) is getting awards buzz, and Christian Bale and Matt Damon are apparently very good in it. Can’t wait!
Movies coming out in November 2019
(Click on the movie titles in the bullets to jump to that section if you don’t want to scroll through the entire list. You can also click on each movie’s heading to go to their IMDb pages. Release dates below are for Singapore, but if you’re outside Singapore, IMDb can tell you fairly accurately what’s the release date in your country.)
- Midway (7 Nov)
- Doctor Sleep (7 Nov)
- Abominable (7 Nov)
- Charlie’s Angels (14 Nov)
- Ford v Ferrari (14 Nov)
- Frozen 2 (21 Nov)
- 21 Bridges (21 Nov)
- The Good Liar (21 Nov)
- Jacob’s Ladder (21 Nov)
- Knives Out (28 Nov)
- Downton Abbey (28 Nov)
- Last Christmas (28 Nov)
- Arctic Justice (28 Nov)
Opening on the week of 7 November
Director: Roland Emmerich (“2012”, “Independence Day”, “The Day After Tomorrow”)
Cast: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano, Luke Kleintank, Jun Kunimura, Darren Criss, Keean Johnson, Alexander Ludwig, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Woody Harrelson
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Synopsis: MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.
Director: Mike Flanagan (TV’s “The Haunting of Hill House”, “Gerald’s Game”, “Ouija: Origin of Evil”, “Before I Wake”, “Oculus”)
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Bruce Greenwood
Synopsis: DOCTOR SLEEP continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality. Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or death battle with Rose. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.
Directors: Jill Culton (“Open Season”), co-director Todd Wilderman (debut feature)
Voice Cast: Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin, Michelle Wong
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Synopsis: When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish (Eddie Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson) to help Everest get home.
Opening on the week of 14 November
Director: Elizabeth Banks (“Pitch Perfect 2”)
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin, Noah Centineo, Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou, Chris Pang
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Synopsis: In Elizabeth Banks’ bold vision, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world’s smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere.
Director: James Mangold (“Logan”, “The Wolverine”, “Knight and Day”, “3:10 to Yuma”, “Walk the Line”, “Kate & Leopold”, “Girl, Interrupted”)
Cast: Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal, Josh Lucas
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sports
Synopsis: Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
Opening on the week of 21 November
Directors: Chris Buck (“Frozen”, “Tarzan”), Jennifer Lee (“Frozen”)
Voice Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Evan Rachel Wood, Sterling K. Brown
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Synopsis: Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In “Frozen 2,” she must hope they are enough.
Director: Brian Kirk (TV’s “Game of Thrones”, “Luther”, “Penny Dreadful”)
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Taylor Kitsch, Stephen James, J.K. Simmons
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Synopsis: 21 BRIDGES follows an embattled NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman), who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 BRIDGES to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.
Director: Bill Condon (“Beauty and the Beast”, “Mr. Holmes”, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”, “Dreamgirls”, “Kinsey”, “Gods and Monsters”)
Cast: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Jim Carter
Synopsis: Career con artist Roy Courtnay (McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Mirren) online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.
Director: David M. Rosenthal (“The Perfect Guy”, “A Single Shot”)
Cast: Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams, Nicole Beharie
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Synopsis: After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. A remake of the 1990 thriller starring Tim Robbins.
Opening on the week of 28 November
Director: Rian Johnson (“Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi”, “Looper”, “The Brothers Bloom”)
Cast: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Noah Segan, Edi Patterson, Riki Lindhome, Jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Synopsis: Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.
Director: Michael Engler (“The Chaperone”, TV’s “Downton Abbey”)
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, David Haig, Geraldine James, Robert, James-Collier, Simon Jones, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lesley Nicol, Kate Phillips, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton
Synopsis: The television series DOWNTON ABBEY followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making DOWNTON ABBEY the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys — even earning a Special BAFTA award and a Guinness World Record for the highest critically rated TV show along the way.
Director: Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”, “A Simple Favor”, “Spy”)
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Synopsis: Kate (Emilia Clarke) harumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. Tom (Henry Golding) seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may, you gotta listen to your heart.
Director: Aaron Woodley (“Spark: A Space Tail”)
Voice Cast: Jeremy Renner, James Franco, Alec Baldwin, Angelica Huston, Heidi Klum, John Cleese, Michael Madsen, Omar Sy, Laurie Holden
Genre: Animation, Family
Synopsis: Swifty the Arctic fox works in the mail room of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but dreams of one day becoming a Top Dog (the Arctic’s star husky couriers). To prove himself worthy of the Top Dog role, Swifty secretly commandeers one of the sleds and delivers a package to a mysterious location. He stumbles upon a secret fortress where he comes face to face with Otto Von Walrus, a blubbery evil genius who walks around on mechanical legs and commands a loyal army of oddly polite puffin henchmen. Swifty soon discovers Von Walrus’ plan to melt the polar ice caps and flood the world in order to reign supreme. Now, Swifty has to enlist the help of his friends: PB, a concerned polar bear, Lemmy, a scatterbrained albatross, Bertha and Leopold, two conspiracy theorist otters and Jade, a worldly fox. This ragtag group of Arctic misfits has to band together to stop Von Walrus’ sinister plans and save the day.