Movies to watch at the cinemas this November

With the holiday season kicking in, a horde of big-budget movies are set to release in November. From nail-biting whodunits to superhero franchises, from Cannes’ award winners to simple Christmas comedies, you can have your pick and more! Here are our top picks for November:

Murder on the Orient Express

When Agatha Christie’s detective fiction Murder on the Orient Express came out in 1934, it was considered to be one of the best ‘railway stories’ ever written. Many decades and numerous adaptations later, the classic whodunit still remains a crowd favourite because of the startling (and frankly unparalleled) nature of its climax! We don’t want to reveal more, so just head to the theatres on 30 November to be part of an extraordinary ride.

Justice League

Another superhero flick from DC and Warner Bros’ stables, Justice League is the fifth installment in the DC Extended Universe. Inspired by Superman’s selfless sacrifice (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince combine forces with other superheroes like Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash to save the planet from a new and powerful enemy. Scheduled to be released on 16 November, box offices everywhere have already pinned high hopes on this one.


If the trailer is anything to go by, this film promises to quite endearing. As a simple story of a little boy with facial ‘deformity’ who’s trying to fit in at his new school, this film will resonate with anybody who has had issues ‘fitting in’ with their peers. Wonder’s simple message, that beauty is not skin-deep, is a particularly relevant one in today’s world of superficial beauty parameters. Releasing on 30 November, Wonder offers a breath of much-needed empathy.

The Star

A Christian comedy based on the Nativity of Jesus, this one is a lighthearted animation centering on Bo, a donkey, and his friends from the animal kingdom who become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas. Hitting the theatres on 17 November, the film promises to be a good watch for the kids and for those young at heart.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

A competitor in the Palme d’Or category in the Cannes Film Festival 2017 and the best screenplay award winner at the festival, this movie has already made the right noises even before its global release. Featuring big names like Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, the film explores the unconventional relationship between an established doctor and his teenage neighbour, a relationship that is laced with underlying menace and a threat of violence. Playing in theatres from 30 November, the film has already won critics’ hearts through its twisted brilliance and intriguing screenplay.  

Text: Suchetana Mukhopadhyay