Ever feel like your ‘Recently Added’ section on Netflix hardly ever changes? Well that’s why we’ve put together a list of basically everything coming to Netflix UAE in November…

Sure, the weather’s cooling down, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be stopping our binge-watch sessions on Netflix. Bookmark this page, it’ll come in handy.

For adults

These are the new documentaries, shows and movies coming to your Netflix UAE account this month…


When Two Worlds Collide

Just watching the trailer for this documentary gives us intense goosebumps, and so it’s one of our top picks for this month – the film follows the struggle between an indigenous environmental activist and the big businesses that seek to hack away at the Amazon. It’s a huge story and a personal one all at once.

Spanish Affair 2

A Spanish romantic comedy that Spaniards will particularly get because it’s all about the cultural differences between the country’s regions. A good opportunity for anyone learning Spanish to brush up on their listening skills too.

Very Big Shot


Lebanon’s answer to Reservoir Dogs, the feature debut of Lebanese director Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya follows two brothers who run a lucrative drug-dealing business out of their takeout pizzeria in one of Beirut’s working-class districts.

November Rule 


A rom-com that sees a guy called Steve follow his ‘November rule’, which means breaking up with whoever he’s dating or getting close to. We imagine there will be a special lady who gets in the way of that, however…

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

A Werner Herzog-helmed ode to the wilderness of Siberia.

Meet the Patels 


A 2014 rom-com about a 30-year-old Indian-American guy whose parents decide to try and find him a wife the traditional way.

The Hunt: Season One

A Sir David Attenborough narrated series that explores the relationship between hunters and their prey.



A documentary about a reverse-brainwashing expert who began ‘deprogramming’ people who had been involved in cults back in the 1970s.

Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

A fascinating documentary that follows the stellar career of the first African-American animator at Disney (who went on to do so much for the industry).

Scorpion: Season 1

An action-packed series loosely based on the life of computer expert Walter O’Brien.

Also on November 1: In Their Shoes, The Beginning of Life The Series (Season One), Dot 2 Dot


The Expanse: Season 1


A 10-episode space epic set 200 years in the future (after mankind has colonised the solar system). It stars the underrated Thomas Jane.

Food Choices

A documentary that follows how our food choices affect our health (and the health of our planet).


The Crown

This epic Netflix original series will follow Queen Elizabeth II’s reign: from her wedding day to the current day. It has been created by Peter Morgan who wrote The Queen and Frost/Nixon. 

Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60


Legendary comedian Dana Carvey has a Netflix standup special coming out this month that blends his take on big personalities with stories from his life as a dad of millennials.


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2


This quirky sitcom occasionally evolves (or devolves, depending on where you stand) into a musical. We love its star Rachel Bloom as she brings many LOLs to our yard.


Black Book


A World War II-set movie about a singer who infiltrates German troops starring Carice Van Houten (aka the red lady in Game of Thrones).

Late Bloomer 


A 2016 comedy about an adult who experiences a sudden rush of teenage hormones (you can imagine the type of comedy that ensues). We’ll be watching purely because it has JK Simmons in it.


Tales by Light: Season 1


A National Geographic doco-series that follows photographers around the world as they push the limits to get the perfect snap.

The Innocents


A 2016 Sundance-acclaimed French film: in 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.


True Memoirs of an International Assassin

A Kevin James-starring Netflix-original movie about a mild-mannered author who gets mistaken for a killer-for-hire.

Roman Empire: Reign of Blood: Season 1

A docu-series that follows the deadly Roman Empire (and was filmed in New Zealand).



The Watcher

A 2000 horror film starring Keanu Reeves and James Spader. It’s not revolutionary but it’s suitably thrilling.

Jedi Junior High

A 2009 documentary about a group of students that stage their own live musical parody version of Star Wars: Episode V.

Fireflies in the Abyss

A documentary about a young Indian boy who works in coal mines (but would really like to go to school).

Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives


A documentary that follows two men who became unlikely legends of hip hop radio in the 1990s, introducing the world to artists like Nas, Wu-Tang and Eminem.

Reign: Season 1 & Season 3


“An historical fantasy romance television series following the early exploits of Mary, Queen of Scots,” sounds like a bit of a Marmite, you’ll either love or hate this one.

ALSO ON NOVEMBER 15: Let Her Cry, The Mermaid (a Chinese sci-fi romance), Miss Panda & Mr Hedgehog (a South Korean comedy), Colour of Woman (South Korean), Goodbye My Wife (South Korean), Heaven’s Garden (South Korean), K-Pop Extreme Survival (South Korean), An Immortal Classic (South Korean)


Lovesick: Season 2


The second season of this formerly Channel 4 British sitcom will be eight-episodes long and will drop on Netflix all in one day (as is their style).




A French film with lots of heart that follows two unlikely buddies.

Sour Grapes

A documentary following the scandal in the wine world surrounding Rudy Kurniawan. It looks surprisingly gripping.

ALSO ON NOVEMBER 18: Colin Quinn: The New York Story (stand up comedy), Undercover: How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines (1943 film), The Negro Soldier (1944 film), Tunisian Victory (1944 film), Know Your Enemy (1945 propaganda film), Nazi Concentration Camps (1945), San Pietro (film starring Omar Sharif), Let There Be Light (1946), Thunderbolt, Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944), Prelude To War (1942), The Battle Of Midway (1942).



A family drama with a freaky-deaky thriller twist.


A 2013 romantic drama film from Mexico that charts two years of a young couple’s relationship.


Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Season 1

Many of you will be very excited about this one. The original Gilmore Girls got us through some very dark days thanks to its quick wit and incessant sunniness.

Michael Che Matters


An original stand-up session from the SNL star.

ALSO ON NOVEMBER 25: Bellas De Noche, Ice Fantasy Season 1 (a Chinese TV show).

For kids

Remember, use the children’s profile when your little ones are watching Netflix (that way the ‘recommended for you’ on your profile won’t be flooded with Barbie films).


Santa Pac’s Merry Berry Day


A Christmas-themed Pac Man film for the little ones.

Pac’s Scary Halloween

As above, but this one revolves around the scariest holiday of the year (although we sure it won’t be too freaky as it’s designed for young’uns.

LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape

Lego meets Jurassic Park, need we go on.


World of Winx: Season 1


A fairy show with a detective twist.


Beat Bugs: Season 2


A Netflix show that follows a gang of beetles (too cute).

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