What to watch on Crave in November 2020

Including a John Belushi doc, Melissa McCarthy's new comedy, and a film about Greta Thunberg

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      We scrutinize the November 2020 Crave schedule to select the most anticipated titles hitting the streaming platform this month.

      What we can’t wait to watch

      The Flight Attendant

      Kaley Cuoco’s made some interesting choices since The Big Bang Theory ended, setting up a production company and actively subverting her sitcom persona with the projects it generates. (What she’s done on DC’s Harley Quinn animated series is nothing short of genius.) This HBO Max limited series, based on a novel by Chris Bohjalia, gives her a proper starring role as a young woman who wakes up in a hotel room that isn’t hers next to a dead man she doesn’t know. Michel Huisman, Zosia Mamet, and Rosie Perez costar, and the first two episodes are directed by Susanna Fogel, whose resume includes co-writing The Spy Who Dumped Me (which she also directed) and Booksmart. That feels like a wild card. November 26


      Melissa McCarthy’s fourth collaboration with her director husband Ben Falcone was originally set to open in cinemas, but due to the pandemic—and perhaps McCarthy’s lacklustre box office track record of late—the AI comedy will now premiere on HBO Max. This time around, McCarthy’s American everywoman lands in extraordinary circumstances after realizing she’s under surveillance by artificial intelligence (voiced by Bobby Cannavale and James Corden). November 26


      Director Sharon Liese followed four transgender youth (starting at ages 4, 9, 12, and 15) over five years in Kansas City for this documentary, which has drawn comparisons to the Up series. During the film’s festival run, critics lauded the film’s willingness to probe uncomfortable social dynamics around activism and exploitation. November 12

      Between The World And Me

      This HBO special based on Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book of the same name brings the stage adaptation to the screen. Expect a mix of footage from the show, readings, animation, and documentary footage of the all-star cast, which includes Mahershala Ali, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, T.I., Black Thought, Janet Mock, Phylicia Rashad, and many more. November 21

      Moonbase 8

      John C. Reilly, Fred Armisen, and Tim Heidecker are a trio of wannabe astronauts getting on each other’s nerves while isolated at NASA’s Arizona moonbase simulator to test their readiness for a lunar mission. It’s directed by Jonathan Krisel, who worked closely with Heidecker on Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, so expect a much more absurd take on male bonding and low-gravity survival than Space Force. (Hey, remember Space Force? No? Good for you.) November 8


      Set in the world of British high finance, this series follows a group of new hires at a London banking firm whose intra-office friendships and romance wind up raising issues of gender, race, class, and privilege. It’s the first show from buzzy U.K. creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay and the premiere episode is directed by HBO veteran Lena Dunham. November 9

      The Reagans

      The Democrats might be ahead in the polls, but apparently conservatives are ratings gold. Hot on the heels of The Comey Rule and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown comes this four-part docuseries about the Reagan era from Studio 54 and Scotty And The Secret History Of Hollywood director Matt Tyrnauer. Given the filmmaker’s track record, we can probably expect a more critical appraisal of Reagan’s legacy when it comes to race and the HIV pandemic. November 15



      Get ready for the John Belushi revival. Director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) is currently making a biopic about the late comic genius, who died at 33 of a drug overdose at the Chateau Marmont in 1982. But first there’s this Showtime documentary that uses correspondence and more than 50 hours of interviews conducted and compiled by Belushi’s widow, Judy, to piece together a portrait of one of SNL’s most infamous alumni. Director R.J. Cutler used audio footage of another great actor, Marlon Brando, for his insightful doc Listen To Me Marlon. Here he weaves together interviews with those closest to Belushi—including his SNL castmates Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, and Chevy Chase along with writer-director Ivan Reitman, former girlfriend Carrie Fisher, and others—to tell his story. November 22

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      Solid bets

      I Am Greta

      Nathan Grossman’s doc about Greta Thunberg covers the teen climate activist’s solitary climate strikes outside Sweden’s parliament in 2018 to her sailing trip across the Atlantic to attend the UN Climate Summit in 2019. Full of pathos, triumph, danger, death threats, and breakdowns, the film manages to be an unnervingly close look at Thunberg’s interior life as she becomes a heavily scrutinized media star, while avoiding sappy, feel-goodness. Greta is an accidental hero of our times propelled to the world stage seemingly overnight, but that status suffocates and stifles her, as this doc highlights. November 13


      Maybe Autumn de Wilde’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s oft-filmed novel hasn’t added anything to the canon besides a colourful visual palette and lavish production design (and perhaps a willingness to let its actors have as much fun as they like with their characters). But things are much, much darker than they were when the movie hit theatres in February, and right now we could all use the distraction of Anya Taylor-Joy bouncing around in ridiculous hats, meddling in the romantic lives of her friends, and neighbours as a way of ignoring her own loneliness. Also, Bill Nighy as Mr Woodhouse. Come on. November 6

      Never Rarely Sometimes Always

      Eliza Hittman’s spare, small, emotionally loaded drama about a teenager named Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) trying to obtain a safe, legal abortion in America was supposed to open in theatres the week the planet went into lockdown; you almost certainly missed its VOD window, when it was drowned out by flashier studio pictures that were rushed to the home arena. But it’s one of the best movies of this miserable year, built around tremendous performances from both Flanigan and Talia Ryder as Autumn’s resourceful cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder). Don’t miss it. November 27

      Eyes Wide Shut

      A ton of Christmas movies are hitting streaming platforms this month but our pick is Stanley Kubrick’s holiday season-set final film starring '90s power couple Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. The pair play a husband and wife grappling with intense jealousy and testing sexual boundaries. The dream-like narrative, which famously sends Cruise’s character into a ritualistic sex party full of terrifying sound design, has undergone critical appraisal in recent years. Kidman recently revisited the experience of filming with Kubrick in a New York Times interviewNovember 27

      Here's a full list of new titles available on Crave in November 2020 by date. The + symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available on Crave+. The * symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available with the Starz add-on.

      TV shows

      November 1

      The Circus (season 5, episode 20)

      The Comedy Store (season 1, episode 5)

      Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 60)

      The Good Lord Bird (season 1, episode 5)

      Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 7, episode 28)+

      Our Cartoon President (season 3, episode 17)

      Seduced: Inside The NXIVM Cult (season 1, episode 3)*

      The Spanish Princess Part 2 (season 2, episode 4)*

      The Undoing (season 1, episode 2)+

      November 2

      Jann (season 2, episode 7)

      We Are Who We Are (season 1, episode 8)+

      November 3

      The Bold And The Beautiful (season 24, episodes 26-30)

      November 6

      The Bernie Mac Show (seasons 1-5)

      How To With John Wilson (season 1, episode 3)+

      Real Time With Bill Maher (season 18, episode 33)+

      Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 4)

      W5 (season 55, episode 6)

      Warrior (season 2, episode 6)+

      November 7

      2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony+

      November 8

      The Circus (season 5, episode 21)

      The Good Lord Bird (season 1, episode 6)

      Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 7, episode 29)+

      Moonbase 8 (season 1)

      Our Cartoon President (season 3, episode 18)

      Seduced: Inside The NXIVM Cult (season 1, episode 4)*

      The Spanish Princess Part 2 (season 2, episode 5)*

      The Undoing (season 1, episode 3)+

      November 9

      Axios (season 3, episode 18)+

      Jann (season 2, episode 8)

      Industry (season 1, episode 1)+

      November 10

      The Bold And The Beautiful (season 24, episodes 31-35)

      November 12

      Warrior (season 2, episode 7)+

      November 13

      Bee & Puppy Cat

      How To With John Wilson (season 1, episode 4)+

      (Not) Hero

      Real Time With Bill Maher (season 18, episode 34)+

      Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 5)

      W5 (season 55, episode 7)

      November 15

      Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 61)

      Flesh And Bones (season 1)*

      The Good Lord Bird (season 1, episode 7)

      Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 7, episode 30)+

      Murder On Middle Beach (season 1, episode 1)+

      The Reagans (season 1, episode 1)

      The Spanish Princess Part 2 (season 2, episode 6)*

      The Undoing (season 1, episode 4)+

      November 16

      His Dark Materials (season 2, episode 1)+

      Industry (season 1, episode 2)+

      November 17

      The Bold And The Beautiful (season 24, episodes 36-40)

      November 20

      16 And Pregnant (seasons 1-6)

      Double Your Dish (season 1)

      How To With John Wilson (season 1, episode 5)+

      Made By Destruction (seasons 1-2)

      Moka’s Fabulous Adventure (season 1b)

      Real Time With Bill Maher (season 18, episode 35)+

      The Real World (seasons 28-30)

      Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 6)

      Teen Mom 2 (seasons 6-9)

      W5 season 55, episode 8)

      Warrior (season 2, episode 8)+

      November 21

      Between The World And Me+

      Monsterland (season 1, episodes 6-8)

      November 22

      Murder On Middle Beach (season 1, episode 2)+

      The Reagans (season 1, episode 2)

      The Spanish Princess Part 2 (season 2, episode 7)*

      The Undoing (season 1, episode 5)+

      November 23

      Axios (season 3, episode 19)+

      His Dark Materials (season 2, episode 2)+

      Industry (season 1, episode 3)+

      November 24

      The Bold And The Beautiful (season 24, episodes 41-45)

      November 26

      Craftopia (season 1, episodes 11-12)+

      The Flight Attendant (season 1, episodes 1-3)+

      November 27

      A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All

      Comedy Central’s All-Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special

      Corporate (season 3)

      Christmastime In South Park

      Doctor Who: The Christmas Specials

      How To With John Wilson (season 1, episode 6)+

      Howdytoons: Dinosaur Songs

      Howdytoons: Nursey Rhymes  

      Howdytoons: Prehistorica

      Most Ridiculous (season 2)

      A Russell Peters Christmas

      Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 7)

      Tosh.0 (season 11c)

      The Undoing (season 1, episode 6)+

      W5 (season 55, episode 9)+  

      Warrior (season 2, episode 9)+

      November 29

      Murder On Middle Beach (season 1, episode 3)+

      The Reagans (season 1, episode 3)

      The Spanish Princess Part 2 (season 2, episode 8)*

      November 30

      His Dark Materials (season 2, episode 3)+

      Industry (season 1, episode 4)+


      November 1

      Casino Royale (2006)+

      Diamonds Are Forever +

      Die Another Day+

      Dr. No+

      For Your Eyes Only+

      From Russia With Love+



      Licence To Kill+

      Live And Let Die+

      The Living Daylights+


      Never Say Never Again+


      On Her Majesty’s Secret Service+

      Primary Colours*

      Quantum Of Solace+



      The Man With The Golden Gun+

      The Spy Who Loved Me+


      Tomorrow Never Dies+

      A View To A Kill+

      The World Id Not Enough+

      You Only Live Twice+

      November 3

      The Candidate*

      November 4



      November 6



      The Iron Lady*


      Man Down*

      November 11

      Afghan Luke*

      American Woman (2019)+

      Patton (1970)*

      Thin Red Line*

      November 12


      November 13

      Dark Waters+

      Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story*

      Fruitvale Station*

      Gone Baby Gone*

      I Am Greta+

      November 18

      Crazy, Not Insane+



      Zero Dark Thirty*

      November 20

      American Psycho*


      Empire Of The Sun*


      Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials*



      November 22


      November 25


      The Mystery Of DB Cooper+

      Sweetness In The Belly+

      November 27

      12 Men Of Christmas*

      Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights*

      Arthur Christmas*

      Batman Returns*

      The Best Man Holiday*

      Black Christmas (1974)*


      A Christmas Carol+

      A Christmas Carol (1984)*

      Christmas Encore+

      Christmas In Angel Falls+

      Coopers’ Christmas*

      Deck The Halls*

      Die Hard*

      Die Hard 2*

      Edward Scissorhands*

      Every Christmas Has A Story+

      Every Day Is Christmas+

      Eyes Wide Shut*

      The Family Man*

      The Family Stone*

      Fred Claus*


      Harold & Kumar Christmas*

      The Hurt Locker*

      It’s A Wonderful Life+

      Jingle All The Way*

      Jingle All The Way 2*

      Lethal Weapon*

      Little Women*

      Looks Like Christmas+

      Love Actually*

      Miracle On 34th Street (1947)*

      Miracle On 34th Street (1994)*

      My Christmas Dream+

      My Fair Snowman+

      Never Rarely Sometimes Always+

      The Polar Express+

      Punisher: War Zone*

      Santa Fake*

      Santa’s Little Helper*

      Santa’s Squad+

      Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows*

      Sleepless In Seattle*

      S.O.S Christmas+

      A Twist Of Christmas+

      Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas*

      A Wish For Christmas+

      You’ve Got Mail*

      Last Chance

      Here's a list of movies and TV shows leaving Crave in November 2020.

      November 4


      Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge

      November 6

      Grand-Daddy Day Care

      November 8

      Mighty Cruise Ships (season 1)

      November 9

      The Possession Of Hannah Grace

      November 10

      Night School

      November 13

      The Wife

      November 14

      Chris Hardwick & Friends  

      Colin Jost & Friends  

      Darrin Rose & Friends  

      Ellie Kemper & Friends

      Jerrod Carmichael & Friends (Part 1 Of 2)  

      Magaret Cho And Friends  

      Neil Patrick Harris & Friends

      Norm Macdonald & Friends  

      Pete Davidson & Friends  

      Rhys Darby & Friends  

      T.J. Miller & Friends  

      Trevor Noah & Friends  

      November 15

      October Gale

      November 16

      The Mule

      November 21

      Angie Tribeca (seasons 1-4)

      November 23

      I’m Going To Break Your Heart

      November 24

      Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs  


      Observe And Report

      November 25

      Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase

      Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse

      November 26


      November 30

      Adventures In Public School

      Ally Was Screaming


      August Rush

      The Baby Formula  

      Being Canadian

      Captain Fantastic

      Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

      The Cocksure Lads Movie


      The Devil Wears Prada

      Did You Hear About The Morgans?

      Dirty Grandpa

      Due Date

      Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story

      Ellie Kemper: Unbreakable Comedy Gala

      Fred Claus

      Grown Ups

      Happy Feet

      Hellboy II: The Golden Army

      The History Of Love

      Home Alone                                                      

      Home Alone 2: Lost In New York  

      Hotel Transylvania  



      Jack And Jill

      Just Go With It

      Last Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill

      Leap 4 Your Life

      Life Of Pi

      Million Dollar Baby

      Neil Patrick Harris: Circus Awesomeaus

      No Escape



      The Shawshank Redemption


      Superman Returns  

      The Taking Of Pelham 123

      They Shall Not Grow Old  

      Three Night Stand

      Til Ex Do Us Part  

      Total Recall

      The Vow (movie)

      Wedding Crashers

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