STREAM TOWN — November is upon us and between the cold weather and this virus that doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, there is a good chance you're going to be spending more time indoors.
Overall that doesn't seem like great news but there is a silver lining — and that's the fact that there are some new streaming titles worth checking out. Here are the best new streaming titles available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ and HBO Max this November:
'Ocean's Eleven' (Available now)
Yeah, you've seen it a thousand times and can quote most of the movie by memory, but you know you want to watch it again. "Ocean's Eleven" is a crowd-pleaser that's hard to watch it too many times. Which is good news, because it's now on Netflix.
'The Impossible' (Available now)
The 2012 film "The Impossible" tells the true story of a family separated by the tsunami in Thailand in 2004. The film can be hard to watch and will take an emotional toll, but it's worth a watch if you have not seen it.
As you watch the movie you'll think it seems a little far-fetched, but then you find out it's a true story and it will leave you speechless.
You also get to see a young Tom Holland long before he was Spider-Man.
'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2' (Available Nov. 15)
If you need a night in with the family, try out "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2."
While it lacks some of the charm of the first film, and has more food puns than you can shake a drumstick at, it's still fun. Kids will love it, and parents won't hate it. Sometimes that's the closest to a win-win we can get.
'The Christmas Chronicles 2' (Available Nov. 25)
Just in time to get in the mood for Christmas, Netflix will release the sequel to 2018's "The Christmas Chronicles." This sequel will see the return of Kurt Russell as Santa and will also bring his real-life partner Goldie Hawn along for the ride.
'The Sapphires' (Available now)
This movie is an under-the-radar pick, but it's a good one.
The 2012 movie tells the true story of a quartet of Australian Aboriginal girls called The Sapphires in 1968. The group is sent to Vietnam to entertain American troops.
The movie is full of heart and humor and is well worth your time if you're in the mood for something new.
A bunch of Hallmark Christmas movies (Available now)
What can I say here?
You either love these movies and feel no shame about how you need them like a drug this time of year, or you say you can't stand them but get sucked in every time one is on and end up watching two back-to-back. There is no in-between.
Thankfully for all of us, a Santa bag's worth of Hallmark movies are on Amazon Prime. So, start browsing and take your pick.
The 'Bourne' Trilogy (Available now)
There are technically five "Bourne" movies, but let's stick with the original trilogy.
These are some of the best action/spy movies out there, and all three are now on Hulu. That's right — you can get your fill of memory loss, car chases, fisticuffs and shakey-cams on Hulu.
'Little Giants' (Available now)
It's football season, which means it's time for a football movie.
Let's make it hard-hitting, high energy and filled with motivational speeches. If that sounds like the movie for you, then you're in luck because "Little Giants" is now on Hulu.
OK, so it's not that dramatic and intense, but this movie is fantastic. If your kids haven't seen it yet, they're going to have a ball. (A football, that is...)
'The Prestige' (Available now)
Anyone that knows me is aware that I have an unhealthy obsession with Christopher Nolan. I think his movies are both wildly entertaining and incredibly smart.
One film that often gets forgotten amid his massive blockbusters is the 2006 mystery "The Prestige." The twisting and cerebral story of two rival magicians in Victorian England is rollercoaster with incredible performances and tight storytelling.
'The Mandalorian,' Season 2 (new episodes available on Fridays)
The "Star Wars" TV show that took the world by storm is now back for season two.
We are already two episodes in and thanks to Disney, quarantine got a little bit better for 40 minutes once a week. Whether you're a "Star Wars" fan or not, "The Mandalorian" is worth a look if you have yet to watch.
'The Christmas Carol' (Available now)
The 2009 version of the Charles Dickens classic is a bit of an odd take with its motion-capture animation, but kids seem to eat it up and it's a nice option to have as we gear up for the Christmas season.
'Home Alone' and 'Home Alone 2' (Available now)
Disney now essentially owns most of the world, and with their acquisition of Fox they now own the "Home Alone" franchise.
The first and second films (the ones that count) are now on Disney+, and I know they will both be streamed multiple times over the next couple of months in my home.
'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' (Available Nov. 26)
If you need a break from all of the Christmas movies with your family then check out "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" when it hits Disney+ around Thanksgiving. The movie is surprisingly funny and a rare combo where both kids and parents will have a great time.
'The Bucket List' (Available now)
"The Bucket List" stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as two seniors who want to try anything and everything before they proverbially kick the bucket. The movie is full of laughs and heart, and it's a solid choice for a date night in.
'City Slickers' (Available now)
The Billy Crystal classic "City Slickers" is now available on HBO Max and I, for one, am excited to see this movie that I haven't seen in a very long time.
This movie is funny; and if you don't get choked up when a particular character dies, then you have no soul.
'Grumpy Old Men' (Available now)
It appears we have a theme on HBO Max this month. We have comedies about old men, classic 1990s comedies, or in the case of "Grumpy Old Men," we have both.
This 1993 classic stars the iconic duo of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau as dueling neighbors, and it is absolutely hilarious. This movie makes me laugh out loud every time I see it — and it's about to do it again.