What to watch on Crave in November 2020

Including a John Belushi doc, Melissa McCarthy's new comedy and a film about Greta Thunberg


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We scrutinize the November 2020 Crave schedule to select the most anticipated titles hitting the streaming platform this month.

What we can’t wait to watch

Belushi 

Get ready for the John Belushi revival. Director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) is currently making a biopic about the late comic genius, who died at 33 of a drug overdose at the Chateau Marmont in 1982. But first there’s this Showtime documentary that uses correspondence and more than 50 hours of interviews conducted and compiled by Belushi’s widow, Judy, to piece together a portrait of one of SNL’s most infamous alumni. Director R.J. Cutler used audio footage of another great actor, Marlon Brando, for his insightful doc Listen To Me Marlon. Here he weaves together interviews with those closest to Belushi – including his SNL castmates Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner and Chevy Chase along with writer/director Ivan Reitman, former girlfriend Carrie Fisher and others – to tell his story. November 22

The Flight Attendant

Kaley Cuoco’s made some interesting choices since The Big Bang Theory ended, setting up a production company and actively subverting her sitcom persona with the projects it generates. (What she’s done on DC’s Harley Quinn animated series is nothing short of genius.) This HBO Max limited series, based on a novel by Chris Bohjalia, gives her a proper starring role as a young woman who wakes up in a hotel room that isn’t hers next to a dead man she doesn’t know. Michel Huisman, Zosia Mamet and Rosie Perez co-star, and the first two episodes are directed by Susanna Fogel, whose resume includes co-writing The Spy Who Dumped Me (which she also directed) and Booksmart. That feels like a wild card. November 26

Superintelligence

Melissa McCarthy’s fourth collaboration with her director husband Ben Falcone was originally set to open in cinemas, but due to the pandemic – and perhaps McCarthy’s lacklustre box office track record of late – the AI comedy will now premiere on HBO Max. This time around, McCarthy’s American everywoman lands in extraordinary circumstances after realizing she’s under surveillance by artificial intelligence (voiced by Bobby Cannavale and James Corden). November 26

Transhood

Director Sharon Liese followed four transgender youth (starting at ages 4, 9, 12 and 15) over five years in Kansas City for this documentary, which has drawn comparisons to the Up series. During the film’s festival run – it played Hot Docs back in the spring – critics lauded the film’s willingness to probe uncomfortable social dynamics around activism and exploitation. November 12

Between The World And Me

This HBO special based on Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book of the same name brings the stage adaptation, which had a run at the Apollo Theater in 2018, to the screen. Expect a mix of footage from the show, readings, animation and documentary footage of the all-star cast, which includes Mahershala Ali, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, T.I., Black Thought, Janet Mock, Phylicia Rashad and many more. November 21

Moonbase 8

John C. Reilly, Fred Armisen and Tim Heidecker are a trio of wannabe astronauts getting on each other’s nerves while isolated at NASA’s Arizona moonbase simulator to test their readiness for a lunar mission. It’s directed by Jonathan Krisel, who worked closely with Heidecker on Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, so expect a much more absurd take on male bonding and low-gravity survival than Space Force. (Hey, remember Space Force? No? Good for you.) November 8

Industry

Set in the world of British high finance, this series follows a group of new hires at a London banking firm whose intra-office friendships and romance wind up raising issues of gender, race, class and privilege. It’s the first show from buzzy UK creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay and the premiere episode is directed by HBO veteran Lena Dunham. November 9

The Reagans

The Democrats might be ahead in the polls, but apparently conservatives are ratings gold. Hot on the heels of The Comey Rule and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown comes this four-part docuseries about the Reagan era from Studio 54 and Scotty And The Secret History Of Hollywood director Matt Tyrnauer. Given the filmmaker’s track record, we can probably expect a more critical appraisal of Reagan’s legacy when it comes to race and the HIV pandemic. November 15

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Solid bets

I Am Greta

Nathan Grossman’s doc about Greta Thunberg covers the teen climate activist’s solitary climate strikes outside Sweden’s parliament in 2018 to her sailing trip across the Atlantic to attend the UN Climate Summit in 2019. Full of pathos, triumph, danger, death threats and breakdowns, the film manages to be an unnervingly close look at Thunberg’s interior life as she becomes a heavily scrutinized media star, while avoiding sappy, feel-goodness. Greta is an accidental hero of our times propelled to the world stage seemingly overnight, but that status suffocates and stifles her, as this doc highlights. November 13

Emma.

Maybe Autumn de Wilde’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s oft-filmed novel hasn’t added anything to the canon besides a colourful visual palette and lavish production design (and perhaps a willingness to let its actors have as much fun as they like with their characters). But things are much, much darker than they were when the movie hit theatres in February, and right now we could all use the distraction of Anya Taylor-Joy bouncing around in ridiculous hats, meddling in the romantic lives of her friends and neighbours as a way of ignoring her own loneliness. Also, Bill Nighy as Mr Woodhouse. Come on. November 6

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Eliza Hittman’s spare, small, emotionally loaded drama about a teenager named Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) trying to obtain a safe, legal abortion in America was supposed to open in theatres the week the planet went into lockdown; you almost certainly missed its VOD window, when it was drowned out by flashier studio pictures that were rushed to the home arena. But it’s one of the best movies of this miserable year, built around tremendous performances from both Flanigan and Talia Ryder as Autumn’s resourceful cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder). Don’t miss it. November 27

Eyes Wide Shut

A ton of Christmas movies are hitting streaming platforms this month but our pick is Stanley Kubrick’s holiday season-set final film starring 90s power couple Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. The pair play a husband and wife grappling with intense jealousy and testing sexual boundaries. The dream-like narrative, which famously sends Cruise’s character into a ritualistic sex party full of terrifying sound design, has undergone critical appraisal in recent years. Kidman recently revisited the experience of filming with Kubrick in a New York Times interview. November 27

Full list of new titles available on Crave in November 2020 by date. The + symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available on Crave+ . The * symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available with the Starz add-on.

TV shows

November 1

The Circus (season 5, episode 20)

The Comedy Store (season 1, episode 5)

Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 60)

The Good Lord Bird (season 1, episode 5)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 7, episode 28)+

Our Cartoon President (season 3, episode 17)

Seduced: Inside The NXIVM Cult (season 1, episode 3)*

The Spanish Princess Part 2 (season 2, episode 4)*

The Undoing (season 1, episode 2)+

November 2

Jann (season 2, episode 7)

We Are Who We Are (season 1, episode 8)+

November 3

The Bold And The Beautiful (season 24, episodes 26-30)

November 6

The Bernie Mac Show (seasons 1-5)

How To With John Wilson (season 1, episode 3)+

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 18, episode 33)+

Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 4)

W5 (season 55, episode 6)

Warrior (season 2, episode 6)+

November 7

2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony+

November 8

The Circus (season 5, episode 21)

The Good Lord Bird (season 1, episode 6)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 7, episode 29)+

Moonbase 8 (season 1)

Our Cartoon President (season 3, episode 18)

Seduced: Inside The NXIVM Cult (season 1, episode 4)*

The Spanish Princess Part 2 (season 2, episode 5)*

The Undoing (season 1, episode 3)+

November 9

Axios (season 3, episode 18)+

Jann (season 2, episode 8)

Industry (season 1, episode 1)+

November 10

The Bold And The Beautiful (season 24, episodes 31-35)

November 12

Warrior (season 2, episode 7)+

November 13

Bee & Puppy Cat

How To With John Wilson (season 1, episode 4)+

(Not) Hero

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 18, episode 34)+

Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 5)

W5 (season 55, episode 7)

November 15

Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 61)

Flesh And Bones (season 1)*

The Good Lord Bird (season 1, episode 7)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 7, episode 30)+

Murder On Middle Beach (season 1, episode 1)+

The Reagans (season 1, episode 1)

The Spanish Princess Part 2 (season 2, episode 6)*

The Undoing (season 1, episode 4)+

November 16

His Dark Materials (season 2, episode 1)+

Industry (season 1, episode 2)+

November 17

The Bold And The Beautiful (season 24, episodes 36-40)

November 20

16 And Pregnant (seasons 1-6)

Double Your Dish (season 1)

How To With John Wilson (season 1, episode 5)+

Made By Destruction (seasons 1-2)

Moka’s Fabulous Adventure (season 1b)

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 18, episode 35)+

The Real World (seasons 28-30)

Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 6)

Teen Mom 2 (seasons 6-9)

W5 season 55, episode 8)

Warrior (season 2, episode 8)+

November 21

Between The World And Me+

Monsterland (season 1, episodes 6-8)

November 22

Murder On Middle Beach (season 1, episode 2)+

The Reagans (season 1, episode 2)

The Spanish Princess Part 2 (season 2, episode 7)*

The Undoing (season 1, episode 5)+

November 23

Axios (season 3, episode 19)+

His Dark Materials (season 2, episode 2)+

Industry (season 1, episode 3)+

November 24

The Bold And The Beautiful (season 24, episodes 41-45)

November 26

Craftopia (season 1, episodes 11-12)+

The Flight Attendant (season 1, episodes 1-3)+

November 27

A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All

Comedy Central’s All-Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special

Corporate (season 3)

Christmastime In South Park

Doctor Who: The Christmas Specials

How To With John Wilson (season 1, episode 6)+

Howdytoons: Dinosaur Songs

Howdytoons: Nursey Rhymes  

Howdytoons: Prehistorica

Most Ridiculous (season 2)

A Russell Peters Christmas

Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 7)

Tosh.0 (season 11c)

The Undoing (season 1, episode 6)+

W5 (season 55, episode 9)+  

Warrior (season 2, episode 9)+

November 29

Murder On Middle Beach (season 1, episode 3)+

The Reagans (season 1, episode 3)

The Spanish Princess Part 2 (season 2, episode 8)*

November 30

His Dark Materials (season 2, episode 3)+

Industry (season 1, episode 4)+

Movies

November 1

Primary Colours*

November 3

The Candidate*

November 4

Ash+

Enemy*

November 6

Burden+

Emma.+

The Iron Lady*

Speed*

Man Down*

November 10

Casino Royale (2006)+

Diamonds Are Forever +

Die Another Day+

Dr. No+

For Your Eyes Only+

From Russia With Love+

Goldeneye+

Goldfinger+

Licence To Kill+

Live And Let Die+

The Living Daylights+

Moonraker+

Never Say Never Again+

Octopussy+

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service+

Quantum Of Solace+

Skyfall+

Spectre+

The Man With The Golden Gun+

The Spy Who Loved Me+

Thunderball+

Tomorrow Never Dies+

A View To A Kill+

The World Id Not Enough+

You Only Live Twice+

November 11

Afghan Luke*

American Woman (2019)+

Patton (1970)*

Thin Red Line*

November 12

Transhood+

November 13

Dark Waters+

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story*

Fruitvale Station*

Gone Baby Gone*

I Am Greta+

November 18

Crazy, Not Insane+

Dreamland+

Gabrielle*

Zero Dark Thirty*

November 20

American Psycho*

Dolittle+

Empire Of The Sun*

Macho

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials*

Rocknrolla*

Wendy+

November 22

Belushi

November 25

Inch’allah*

The Mystery Of DB Cooper+

Sweetness In The Belly+

November 27

12 Men Of Christmas*

Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights*

Arthur Christmas*

Batman Returns*

The Best Man Holiday*

Black Christmas (1974)*

Casino*

A Christmas Carol+

A Christmas Carol (1984)*

Christmas Encore+

Christmas In Angel Falls+

Coopers’ Christmas*

Deck The Halls*

Die Hard*

Die Hard 2*

Edward Scissorhands*

Every Christmas Has A Story+

Every Day Is Christmas+

Eyes Wide Shut*

The Family Man*

The Family Stone*

Fred Claus*

Gremlins*

Harold & Kumar Christmas*

The Hurt Locker*

It’s A Wonderful Life+

Jingle All The Way*

Jingle All The Way 2*

Lethal Weapon*

Little Women*

Looks Like Christmas+

Love Actually*

Miracle On 34th Street (1947)*

Miracle On 34th Street (1994)*

My Christmas Dream+

My Fair Snowman+

Never Rarely Sometimes Always+

The Polar Express+

Punisher: War Zone*

Santa Fake*

Santa’s Little Helper*

Santa’s Squad+

Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows*

Sleepless In Seattle*

S.O.S Christmas+

A Twist Of Christmas+

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas*

A Wish For Christmas+

You’ve Got Mail*

Last Chance

Movies and TV shows leaving Crave in November 2020.

November 4

Aquaman

Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge

November 6

Grand-Daddy Day Care

November 8

Mighty Cruise Ships (season 1)

November 9

The Possession Of Hannah Grace

November 10

Night School

November 13

The Wife

November 14

Chris Hardwick & Friends  

Colin Jost & Friends  

Darrin Rose & Friends  

Ellie Kemper & Friends

Jerrod Carmichael & Friends (Part 1 Of 2)  

Magaret Cho And Friends  

Neil Patrick Harris & Friends

Norm Macdonald & Friends  

Pete Davidson & Friends  

Rhys Darby & Friends  

T.J. Miller & Friends  

Trevor Noah & Friends  

November 15

October Gale

November 16

The Mule

November 21

Angie Tribeca (seasons 1-4)

November 23

I’m Going To Break Your Heart

November 24

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs  

Halloween

Observe And Report

November 25

Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase

Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse

November 26

RBG

November 30

Adventures In Public School

Ally Was Screaming

Amelia

August Rush

The Baby Formula  

Being Canadian

Captain Fantastic

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

The Cocksure Lads Movie

Coraline

The Devil Wears Prada

Did You Hear About The Morgans?

Dirty Grandpa

Due Date

Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story

Ellie Kemper: Unbreakable Comedy Gala

Fred Claus

Grown Ups

Happy Feet

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

The History Of Love

Home Alone                                                      

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York  

Hotel Transylvania  

Inception  

Invictus

Jack And Jill

Just Go With It

Last Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Leap 4 Your Life

Life Of Pi

Million Dollar Baby

Neil Patrick Harris: Circus Awesomeaus

No Escape

Oblivion

Piercing  

The Shawshank Redemption

Shorts

Superman Returns  

The Taking Of Pelham 123

They Shall Not Grow Old  

Three Night Stand

Til Ex Do Us Part  

Total Recall

The Vow (movie)

Wedding Crashers

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Update (October 30): The 007 Collection has been moved from November 1 to November 10. This post has been updated.

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