Hidden Netflix Gems: November

By Mea Donnelly




Thanksgiving is coming. Finally, for many students, there will be downtime to binge on Netflix while eating popcorn. But if you are like me, and very often have no idea what to watch, here are some suggestions for November. Enjoy!


  1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

This classic is finally back to Netflix as of early October. Audrey Hepburn’s role as Holly Golightly is one of her best-known roles and this classic is perfect for anyone looking to expand their movie repertoire.





  1. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

This is one of the best movies ever. Not only is it set in a Chicago suburb near my own and where many UIUC students hail from, but it is a great coming-of-age story that is absolutely hilarious, intriguing and another movie you absolutely need to see if you have not yet done so.





  1. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

This is the quintessential chick flick that everyone needs to see. Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey have a silly storyline that everyone falls in love with. This is just one of those movies that EVERYONE has seen, and if you haven’t, you should change that ASAP.





  1. American Horror Story: Hotel (Season 5)

American Horror Story fans, rejoice, because Season 5 has just been added to Netflix. All of the American Horror Stories are perfect for horror fans or Halloween themes in general all year round. This is the perfect series to binge and it will keep you extremely captivated.





  1. The Ranch (Season 1b)

This Netflix original series is absolutely hilarious. With the cast having a that’s-so-’70s feeling and occasional guest appearances from people like Mila Kunis, this is an extremely good series to start watching if you haven’t done so already.





  1. November 25thGilmore Girls

On November 25th, Gilmore Girls lovers can rejoice because the beloved series is finally back with more new episodes following the series’ 10-year anniversary. If you have watched it before, these new episodes are going to be a dream come true.





  1. Beasts of No Nation (2015)

This Netflix original film is critically acclaimed, and for good reason. After a civil war in West Africa, a boy’s life is torn apart. He ends up joining a rebel faction and rises in the ranks. As with any good war movie, there is good, there is bad, and there is just downright ugly. I cannot emphasize how amazing this movie is, and if you have time over break or between studying, it is a must watch.





  1. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Finally. Netflix has put this amazing movie into their library. This is another really good war movie starring Vin Diesel, Matt Damon and movie god Tom Hanks. This is a must-see WWII era movie with everything you want. The Normandy scene is critically acclaimed and the plot is insane.





There you have it, some hidden and not-so-hidden Netflix gems for November. Happy Streaming!




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