November is sort of over! You realize what meaning: It’s time to sidle as much as the massive display you will discover at dwelling and watch all one of the best films on streaming earlier than they make like a tree and depart. We’ve pulled collectively an inventory of a few of the greatest movies leaving Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, and extra throughout the week, from comedies and motion movies to anime fantasy and sci-fi horror. Be sure you find time for these movies earlier than they shuffle off their respective streaming companies, and bear in mind to examine again right here subsequent Saturday to see our record of one of the best new streaming picks for December!
Listed here are one of the best films leaving streaming on the finish of November.
An American Werewolf in London
Picture: Arrow Movies
Style: Horror/comedyRun time: 1h 37mDirector: John LandisCast: David Naughton, Griffin Dunne
This shaggy horror comedy stars Naughton and Dunne as David and Jack, two faculty college students whose probability encounter with a lycanthrope modifications one in every of their lives, and ends the opposite. In visitations from past the grave, Jack begs David to off himself so he received’t assault different folks, however David might have a factor going with the girl who nurses him again to well being. This oddball ticking-clock film is bolstered by prosthetic results by the legendary Rick Baker, that are each bit as agonizing and mesmerizing as they had been in 1981.
An American Werewolf in London leaves Prime Video on Nov. 30.
Blood and Bone
Picture: Sony Photos House Leisure
Style: Martial arts/actionRun time: 1h 33mDirector: Ben RamseyCast: Michael Jai White, Julian Sands, Eamonn Walker
I’m an enormous fan of direct-to-video motion films, and particularly ones of the martial arts selection. However the place did that love come from? One particular week the place I watched three of my favourite films of all time: Common Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Undisputed II: Final Man Standing, and Blood and Bone.
In Blood and Bone, Michael Jai White (who additionally stars in Undisputed II, and wrote and starred in Black Dynamite) performs Isaiah Bone (sure), an ex-Marine and ex-con who’s an unimaginable martial artist. He’s coaxed by a promoter named Pinball (Dante Basco) into becoming a member of an underground struggle ring, which units him on a collision course with a mob chief (Eamonn Walker) and a complete lot of succesful fighters.
This film sees White face off towards former professional fighters Kimbo Slice, Bob Sapp, and Matt Mullins, amongst many different electrical fights. The beautiful choreography makes full use of White’s unimaginable physicality and unbelievable kicking capacity, and it’s a terrific show of hard-hitting our bodies in movement. —Pete Volk
Blood and Bone leaves Netflix on Dec. 1.
Picture: Paramount Photos
Style: ComedyRun time: 1h 37mDirector: Amy HeckerlingCast: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Sprint, Brittany Murphy
With iconic quotes (“Do you like ‘vogue sufferer’ or ‘ensembly challenged’?”), iconic lead performances (Paul Rudd’s smile!), and iconic fashions, Clueless is solely that: iconic. Author-director Amy Heckerling (Quick Instances at Ridgemont Excessive) delivered this all-timer highschool film set in Beverly Hills. Loosely based mostly on Jane Austen’s Emma, the film stars Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz, a wealthy and well-liked scholar who takes the “tragically unhip” new woman Tai (Brittany Murphy) underneath her wing.
To be sincere, I actually doubt there are various folks studying this who haven’t seen Clueless. This entry is extra of a reminder that it’s best to watch Clueless once more. You’re welcome. —PV
Clueless leaves Netflix on Dec. 1.
Invasion of the Physique Snatchers
Picture: Warner Bros. House Leisure
Style: Sci-fi/horrorRun time: 1h 55mDirector: Philip KaufmanCast: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy
Philip Kaufman’s 1978 remake of Walter Wanger’s 1956 sci-fi horror movie updates the unique’s setting from a rural California city to the bustling coronary heart of downtown Los Angeles. The movie follows Matthew (Donald Sutherland) and Elizabeth (Brooke Adams), two scientists and colleagues who encounter a horrible secret: Humanity is being overtaken by a secret invasion of plantlike extraterrestrials who’re bent on overtaking your complete planet.
That includes terrific supporting performances by Jeff Goldblum and Leonard Nimoy, to not point out an excellent cameo by Kevin McCarthy (the star of the 1956 model), Kaufman’s movie is a savvy reinterpretation that updates the unique movie’s premise with out dropping any of its menacing paranoia. 1978’s Invasion of the Physique Snatchers is taken into account to be not solely one of many biggest cinematic remakes of all time, however one of many biggest works of sci-fi horror cinema ever produced. From the movie’s otherworldly opening to its iconic and surprising conclusion, it’s arduous to argue in any other case. —TE
Invasion of the Physique Snatchers leaves Prime Video on Nov. 30.
Picture: Miramax Movies
Style: Crime dramaRun time: 2h 34mDirector: Quentin TarantinoCast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
There’s no higher time than the current to look at one of the best Quentin Tarantino film ever (and by some margin). I mentioned it and I meant it.
Tailored from Elmore Leonard’s terrific novel Rum Punch, this crime thriller stars the unequalled Pam Grier as a flight attendant who’s caught bringing again cash from Mexico for an arms vendor (Samuel L. Jackson). When a bail bondsman (Robert Forster) is assigned to choose her up, the 2 forge an unlikely bond within the midst of a fancy scheme.
There are numerous causes to like Jackie Brown — Tarantino’s extra annoying writing tics are considerably dampened by the truth that that is an adaptation, and the electrical forged consists of Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, and a younger Chris Tucker. However my favourite a part of this film is how rattling romantic it’s. The chemistry between Grier and Forster as two folks of their center ages unexpectedly falling for one another is electrical, and it’s one in every of my favourite film pairings to ever grace the display. —PV
Jackie Brown leaves HBO Max on Nov. 30.
Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Picture: Studio Ponoc/GKIDS
Style: Journey/fantasyRun time: 1h 43mDirector: Hiromasa YonebayashiCast: Hana Sugisaki, Yūki Amami, Fumiyo Kohinata
Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s anime adaptation of Mary Stewart’s 1971 kids’s ebook The Little Broomstick facilities on the story of a precocious younger woman who, after following a mysterious cat into the depths of a close-by forest, is whisked away to a magical boarding college within the clouds by a flying broomstick. There, Mary is taught magic and uncovers a startling secret a couple of uncommon flower whose immense magical properties threaten your complete world when it falls into the improper fingers.
Although maybe missing the thematic or emotional readability of movies like Kiki’s Supply Service or Princess Mononoke, Mary and the Witch’s Flower is nonetheless a visually pleasing movie and an earnest love letter to Studio Ghibli’s physique of labor by a few of the studio’s most gifted former artists and animators. —TE
Mary and the Witch’s Flower leaves Hulu on Nov. 30.
Picture: twentieth Century Studios
Style: Thriller/science fictionRun time: 2h25mDirector: Steven SpielbergCast: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Max von Sydow, Samantha Morton
Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Philip Ok. Dick’s quick story launched audiences to the concept of hand gesture-assisted augmented actuality and wall-scaling cars. Minority Report stars Tom Cruise as PreCrime Cpt. John Anderton, chief of a police group devoted to apprehending criminals earlier than they’ve even dedicated against the law utilizing a trio of psychics who invasively pore over the unconscious minds of each hapless American sooner or later. When Anderton himself is preemptively accused of committing a homicide, he should flee from the very system he had devoted his life to uphold and undercover the darkish secret behind its origins. —TE
Minority Report leaves Prime Video on Nov. 30.
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