November is something of a culmination of festival season, as a number of titles that made the rounds at film festivals this year arrive in theaters for audiences everywhere to see. Some of the most talked-about movies out of Cannes (like Todd Haynes' May December), Venice (Bradley Cooper's Maestro and Sofia Coppola's Priscilla), Telluride (Emerald Fennel's Saltburn and George C. Wolfe's Rustin), and TIFF (Taika Waititi's Next Goal Wins) will open over the next 30 days, sharing a marquee with some of 2023's most-anticipated blockbusters, including new entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and The Hunger Games franchise.

Which is to say, November is shaping up to be one of the busiest months of the year for movie fans. Read on for A.frame's complete guide to all the new movies releasing this month.


Last year, Baz Luhrmann's Elvis presented the King of Rock and Roll's life story as a maximalist blockbuster. Now, Sofia Coppola is offering a new perspective on the Presley legacy. Based on Priscilla Presley's own memoir, Coppola's film is an intimate exploration of the relationship between Priscilla (Cailee Spaeny) and Elvis (Jacob Elordi), told with all of the filmmaker's signature aesthetics. Priscilla premiered at the Venice International Film Festival, where Spaeny's performance won her the Volpi Cup for Best Actress.

Watch it: In theaters Nov. 3

What Happens Later

More than 30 years after When Harry Met Sally... — and decades after classics like You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, and Joe Versus the Volcano Meg Ryan is returning to her rom-com roots. In What Happens Later, which Ryan also directs, she and David Duchovny play exes who end up stranded at the same airport during a snowstorm. With nowhere to go, they spend the night together relitigating their past romance... and sparking something new.

Watch it: In theaters Nov. 3

Dream Scenario

Nicolas Cage plays a seemingly ordinary college professor whose mundane life is turned upside down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. Produced by outré auteur Ari Aster, the genre-bending comedy hails from Norwegian writer-director Kristoffer Borgli (Sick of Myself) and co-stars Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows, Dylan Gelula, and Kate Berlant.

Watch it: In theaters Nov. 10

The Marvels

A sequel to 2019's Captain Marvel, as well as a continuation of the Disney+ series WandaVision and Ms. Marvel, The Marvels sees Carol Danvers (Oscar winner Brie Larson) team up with Teyonah Parris' Monica Rambeau and Iman Vellani's Kamala Khan to save the Marvel universe. Directed by Nia DaCosta (2021's Candyman), the movie will also introduce Zawe Ashton as the villainous Dar-Benn and Park Seo-joon as Prince Yan, while MCU veteran Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as Nick Fury.

Watch it: In theaters Nov. 10

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins' 2020 prequel novel gets the blockbuster treatment courtesy of longtime franchise filmmaker Francis Lawrence. Set more than 60 years before the events of the original Hunger Games movies, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes revolves around the 10th annual Games and tracks the unlikely rise of the tyrannical Coriolanus Snow (played here by Tom Blyth). Rachel Zegler, Jason Schwartzman, Hunter Schafer, Peter Dinklage, and Oscar winner Viola Davis also star.

Watch it: In theaters Nov. 17

Next Goal Wins

Oscar winner Taika Waititi's latest directorial effort is a comedic sports biopic about the hapless football coach who is tasked with getting the infamously terrible American Samoa soccer team in fighting shape for the World Cup. Based on Mike Brett and Steve Jamison's 2014 documentary of the same name, Next Goal Wins stars Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender, alongside Oscar Kightley, Kaimana, Rachel House, Will Arnett and Elisabeth Moss.

Watch it: In theaters Nov. 17

May December

Filmmaker Todd Haynes is back with a boundary-pushing melodrama set in the aftermath of a tabloid scandal. The auteur's longtime muse, Oscar winner Julianne Moore, stars as Gracie Atherton-Yoo, who was 36 when she began an affair with 13 year old. Twenty years later, they are married, but their quiet life is put back under the microscope when an actress (played by Oscar winner Natalie Portman) arrives to do research for a new movie in which she'll be playing Gracie.

Watch it: In select theaters Nov. 17, streaming on Netflix Dec. 1


Writer-director Emerald Fennell made her feature debut with 2020's Promising Young Woman, for which she won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Her latest offering is a deliciously wicked saga about an outsider at Oxford University (played by Oscar nominee Barry Keoghan) who finds himself drawn into the orbit of an aristocratic classmate (Jacob Elordi). Saltburn's cast also includes Oscar nominees Rosamund Pike and Richard E. Grant.

Watch it: In select theaters Nov. 17 and nationwide Nov. 22


Bradley Cooper follows up his Oscar-winning directorial debut, A Star is Born, with a film about one of America's greatest composers, Leonard Bernstein. Counting both Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese as producers, Maestro is not a traditional biopic, but instead focuses on the romance between Bernstein (Cooper) and his wife, the actress Felicia Montealegre (two-time Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan). Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke, Sarah Silverman, and Gideon Glick co-star.

Watch it: In select theaters Nov. 22, streaming on Netflix Dec. 20


Napoleon marks a reunion between director Ridley Scott and his Gladiator star, Joaquin Phoenix. (That film ultimately took home five Oscars, including Best Picture, and earned Phoenix his first-ever nomination.) Reteaming for another historical epic, Napoleon explores Napoleon Bonaparte's rise and downfall both on the battlefield — as he relentlessly pursues power no matter the cost — and behind closed doors, in his relationship with wife Joséphine de Beauharnais (played by Oscar nominee Vanessa Kirby).

Watch it: In theaters Nov. 22, streaming on Apple TV+ at a later date

Also out in November: Terrifier 2 (re-releasing in theaters Nov. 1), Radical (in theaters Nov. 3), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (in select theaters Nov. 3), The Marsh King's Daughter (in theaters Nov. 3) Quiz Lady (on Hulu Nov. 3), Sly (on Netflix Nov. 3), Rustin (in select theaters Nov. 3, on Netflix Nov. 17), It's a Wonderful Knife (in theaters Nov. 10), Albert Brooks: Defending My Life (on Max Nov. 11), The Lady Bird Diaries (on Hulu Nov. 13), Best. Christmas. Ever! (on Netflix Nov. 16), The Disappearance of Shere Hite (in theaters Nov. 17), Fallen Leaves (in theaters Nov. 17), Please Don't Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain (on Peacock Nov. 17), Thanksgiving (in theaters Nov. 17), Trolls Band Together (in theaters Nov. 17), Stamped From the Beginning (on Netflix Nov. 20), Leo (on Netflix Nov. 21), Leave the World Behind (in select theaters Nov. 22, on Netflix Dec. 8), Wish (in theaters Nov. 22).