STREAMTOWN — A new month is upon us, which means a new batch of titles are ready to be watched on our favorite streaming devices.
While the offerings from Netflix and Amazon Prime leave something to be desired, Hulu has some strong additions — and let’s not forget that Disney+ is now up and running.
While you’ve all heard so much about Disney+, and likely know all the titles now available on the streaming service, I’ve highlighted a couple of standouts you may not have realized were on the new platform.
Here are the best new streaming titles this November:
"The Crown" Season 3 (Available Nov. 17)
Netflix has had a few wins with their original programming, and one of their better outings has been "The Crown." The show follows Queen Elizabeth and her family as she took over the monarchy and ruled for decades.
This new season has a new actress playing the queen and has jumped forward in time from Seasons 1 and 2. It should be interesting to see how Season 3 plays out, and we can find out on Nov. 17.
"Instant Family" (Available Nov. 14)
I have to admit when I first sat down to watch "Instant Family" I wasn’t expecting much and actually went into it dragging my feet.
I had quite the surprise, however. The comedy-drama is actually quite funny and very touching. Mark Wahlberg has some pretty great comedic timing, and the story that is loosely based on actual events will manage to pull at your heartstrings.
"Creed II" (Available Nov. 15)
The "Rocky" franchise seemed like it ran its course, but then "Creed" came along and let us know the catalog still has a few rounds left.
Amazon Prime Video
"Goldeneye" (Available now)
There are a lot of James Bond offerings on Amazon Prime this month, but I decided to single out "Goldeneye." This pick is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me.
The first go for Pierce Brosnan as Bond was his best. While it’s a little cheesy and over-the-top, I’m OK with that because it’s vintage Bond. "Goldeneye" has great stunts, a strong villain and one suave 007.
"Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan" Season 2 (Available now)
We’ve had a lot of actors playing Jack Ryan over the years, including Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine. While I know the argument is that Ford is the best Ryan, I have to say John Krasinski has done a fine job.
Krasinski shed his Jim Halpert persona from days in "The Office" and turned in a strong performance in the first season of "Jack Ryan." The show had something about it that got you to hit play on each following episode. For those who watched it, Season 2 is now on Amazon Prime Video.
"The Mandalorian" Episode 1 (Available now)
Disney+ is up and running. For those of you who have it, I’m guessing you’re already calling in sick to work to binge just about everything. The service is chock-full of titles, including several Marvel movies and almost the entire Pixar catalogue.
One of the big-ticket items, however, is the new "Star Wars" series "The Mandalorian."
The show is at 91% on Rotten Tomatoes and fans are excited about these new bounty hunter adventures.
"The Simpsons" (Available now)
Remember how Disney bought Fox? Because of that, all 30 seasons of "The Simpsons" are now available on Disney+. The first nine seasons are the ones really worth watching, but the whole thing is still worth checking out.
"Free Solo" (Available now)
The Academy Award-winning documentary "Free Solo" is now on Disney+, and if you have not seen it you need to. If you have, you’ll know why you’d want to watch again.
Climber Alex Honnold climbed El Captain in Yosemite National Park with no ropes, and one false move would mean the end of his climb and his life. You may never see a more white-knuckle movie in your life.
"Star Wars," Episodes I-VII (Available now)
We’ve already mentioned that "The Mandalorian" is on Disney+, but did you know Episodes I-VII are all on there as well? That’s right, you can get your fix from "A New Hope" to "The Force Awakens" all in one sitting. I beg you not to do that, but it is possible.
"The Last Jedi" and "Solo" are still on contract with Netflix, but those will run up in 2020 and should head over to Disney+. "Rogue One" is also slated to debut on the new streaming service in 2020, and it sounds like "The Rise of Skywlaker" will eventually end up on there as well.