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Here Are All The Must-Watch Movies Coming Out In November 2016

All the spooky and spectacular have just flown by so fast. We’re all just pretty much expecting for the Halloween and long weekend hangover to kick in. But getting over the Halloween festivities shouldn’t bring all of us down! To keep us entertained, here are all the best movies coming out in November 2016. The next big holiday may be a tad too far from now, but these will definitely make your November just as fun!

1A Monster Calls

Starring: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson
Director: J.A. Bayona
Release: November 2

This month opens with a fantasy film—a seemingly perfect transition coming out of the Halloween vibe. But A Monster Calls is nothing horrifying, but rather, deeply touching. This film adaptation of a novel by Patrick Ness tells the story of Conor, an only child to a single mother who is suffering cancer.

Adding insult to injury, Conor is also battling against anger, indifference, and bullying by the people he is surrounded with. At a point in the story, he repeatedly encounters a monster in his dreams. If this monster will turn out to be a gift or a nightmare is something we would have to see in the movie!

2The Accountant

Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons
Director: Gavin O’Connor
Release: November 2

Christian Wolff grew up to be different from most, being a high-level genius in the same league as Einstein or Mozart. He eventually started doing the numbers and keeping the books of the world’s most dangerous criminals, making him one of the most informed about the criminal world.

Ultimately, all the chaos comes from this, and it only gets worse once the government starts to close in. This is an exciting action movie featuring Ben Affleck. If you are a fan of fast-paced movies, this is definitely one of the must-watch movies coming out in November 2016.

3Tunnel

Starring: Doona Bae, Jung-woo Ha, Dal-su Oh
Director: Seong-hun Kim
Release: November 2

Another Korean hit is about to grace our local theaters! We hear this is almost as thrilling as Train to Busan in an action-packed way! This movie shows the struggle of a man who got trapped in a tunnel that collapsed while he was in transit under it. We’re ready to hold our breaths throughout the whole movie.

4Bastards

Starring: J.K. Simmons, Owen Wilson, Glenn Close
Director: Lawrence Sher
Release: November 9

This movie has a Mamma Mia vibe to it; only it’s wilder, funnier, and crazier! And nope, this is no musical. This is a comedy about fraternal twins who found out that their mother doesn’t know who their father is. The boys then go on a crazy journey looking for their real dad.

As with any comedy, this journey comes with a series of unfortunate events. To lighten all things up, this comedy is definitely one of the must-watch comedy movies coming out in November 2016.

5Kusina

Starring: Judy Ann Santos
Director: David Corpuz R., Cenon Palomares
Release: November 9

A Cinemalaya original is going to hit theaters nationwide. Trust us when we say that you have to watch this one. Kusina is a heart-wrenching story about a woman whose life stories unfold parallel to her experiences in the kitchen.

What’s great about this film is that it highlights the significance of the kitchen in a Filipino’s life. It features the significance of space as a reflection of our own stories. Kusina was nominated for Best Film in the Cinemalaya Film Festival 2016.

6Rings

Starring: Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki
Director: F. Javier Gutierrez
Release: November 9

Just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean the horror movies are done scaring us! This month brings a reinvented version of a classic horror film that made us all fear our televisions. As if The Ring franchise has not scared us enough for years, Sadako is back to traumatize all of us again.

This is one of the horror movies coming out in November 2016 that has been highly anticipated. Will it be as good as the original?

7Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell
Director: David Yates
Release: November 17

Missing Harry Potter? Well, cheer up a bit, wizard! The big, bright mind of J.K. Rowling is back and alive again transporting magic all the way from the United Kingdom to New York! Although we do not see Harry Potter in this one, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them promises as just as much magic as we could hope for!

The story is set 70 years before Harry Potter steps into Hogwarts, featuring writer and wizard Newt Scamander’s adventures and misadventures. Reserve your tickets and fly back to the wizarding world!

8Allied

Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Lizzy Caplan
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Release: November 23

This movie is eager to sweep you off your feet while you try to keep yourself from falling off your seats. This is an action-romance flick featuring two renowned actors Cotillard and Pitt. They play a couple who goes on a mission behind enemy lines.

Their relationship, in turn, is tested by war, famine, and danger. This movie is a test of love and being—something to watch with your significant other!

9Moana

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement, Alan Tudyk
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Release: November 30

We’re all so excited for the very first island girl for a Disney princess. The movie is set on a mythical island in the South Pacific thousands of years ago. Moana embarks on a journey to find demi-god Maui to help them save Moana’s people from danger.

This adventure of Moana shows the real strength of a woman and the oneness of humans with water. This is something most Filipinos can relate to, given our abundant seas and love for water. We will meet you really soon, Moana!

10Truth

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace
Director: James Vanderbilt
Release: November 30

In 2004, CBS released a report issuing an investigation of the former President George W. Bush. This report caused the producer and anchor their careers and took over their personal lives. Truth is a newsroom drama that takes us behind the scenes of what really happened during this tumultuous time. If you liked series like The Newsroom, this film is intriguing and definitely worth watching.

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