Must-Watch Movies from a Variety of Genres This Month

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Nowadays, people are relying more and more on technology for entertainment. Without a doubt, social media and video games are getting more and more popular.

However, movies are something that has been appearing since the 1800s, yet they are still popular now with the development of projection techniques. This time, I’ll be chatting and introducing some upcoming movies that are worth being excited about.

Personally, I prefer movies that include actions and I especially enjoy fantasy and sci-fi. Thus, I’ll introduce movies of these genres first. But don’t worry, I make sure to introduce movies of different genres as well to satisfy everyone’s appetite!

1. Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021 November 12)

97 min - Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy

A young girl's love for a tiny puppy named Clifford makes the dog grow to an enormous size.

The movie is directed by Walt Becker.

The stars include Darby Camp, Jack Whitehall, Izaac Wang, John Cleese.

2. Night Raiders (2021 November 12)

97 min - Sci-Fi

A mother joins an underground band of vigilantes to try and rescue her daughter from a state-run institution.

The movie is directed by Danis Goulet.

The stars include Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Brooklyn Letexier-Hart, Alex Tarrant, Amanda Plummer.

3. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021 November 19)

124 min - Comedy | Fantasy

When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

The movie is directed by Jason Reitman.

The stars include Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Sigourney Weaver.

4. Encanto (2021 November 26)

99 min - Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Musical

A young Colombian girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.

The movie is directed by Jared Bush | Byron Howard | Charise Castro Smith.

The stars include Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo, Diane Guerrero.

A lot of people probably enjoy movies at a faster pace, so next, I will be introducing some thrillers to quicken the pace.

1. Apex (2021 November 12)

94 min - Action | Thriller

Five elite hunters pay to hunt down a man on a deserted island, only to find themselves becoming the prey.

The movie is directed by Edward Drake.

The stars include Neal McDonough, Bruce Willis, Corey Large, Alexia Fast.

2. Zeros and Ones (2021 November 19)

85 min - Thriller | War

An American soldier stationed in Rome with the Vatican blown up, embarks on a hero's journey to uncover and defend against an unknown enemy threatening the entire world.

The movie is directed by Abel Ferrara.

The stars include Ethan Hawke, Valerio Mastandrea, Cristina Chiriac, Babak Karimi.

3. House of Gucci (2021 November 26)

157 min - Crime | Drama | Thriller

When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel their legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately…murder.

The movie is directed by Ridley Scott.

The stars include Salma Hayek, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Al Pacino.

Of course, some people might enjoy movies that’ll increase their heartbeats even faster than thrillers, so how about some horror movies to get your nerves up and your heart pumping?

1. The Feast (2021 November 19)

93 min - Horror

Filmed in Welsh, the picture follows a young woman serving privileged guests at a dinner party in a remote house in rural Wales. The assembled guests do not realize they are about to eat their last supper.

The movie is directed by Lee Haven Jones.

The stars include Annes Elwy, Nia Roberts, Julian Lewis Jones, Steffan Cennydd.

2. A House on the Bayou (2021 November 19)

Horror | Thriller

Follows a troubled couple and their daughter who go on vacation to an isolated house in the Louisiana bayou to reconnect as a family. But when unexpected visitors arrive, the unity starts to unravel.

The movie is directed by Alex McAulay.

The stars include Lia McHugh, Angela Sarafyan, Paul Schneider, Jacob Lofland.

3. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021 November 26)

107 min - Action | Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Set in 1998, this origin story explores the secrets of the mysterious Spencer Mansion and the ill-fated Raccoon City.

The movie is directed by Johannes Roberts.

The stars include Kaya Scodelario, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper.

Another large genre that is popular among many people is drama. The following are some drama movies that are coming soon. I’m bound to say, in the upcoming movies, there sure are a lot of them that are in the drama genre.

1. Belfast (2021 November 12)

98 min - Drama

A young boy and his working-class family experience the tumultuous late 1960s.

The movie is directed by Kenneth Branagh.

The stars include Jude Hill, Lewis McAskie, Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan.

2. King Richard (2021 November 19)

138 min - Biography | Drama | Sport

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father, Richard Williams.

The movie is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green.

The stars include Will Smith, Jon Bernthal, Dylan McDermott, Tony Goldwyn.

3. C'mon C'mon (2021 November 19)

108 min - Drama

A radio journalist embarks on a cross-country trip with his young nephew.

The movie is directed by Mike Mills.

The stars include Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman, Scoot McNairy.

4. Licorice Pizza (2021 November 26)

Comedy | Drama | Romance

The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and going through the treacherous navigation of first love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973.

The movie is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

The stars include Bradley Cooper, Skyler Gisondo, Sean Penn, John C. Reilly.

5. The Humans (2021 November 26)

108 min - Drama

Set inside a pre-war duplex in downtown Manhattan, The Humans follows the course of an evening in which the Blake family gathers to celebrate Thanksgiving. As darkness falls outside the crumbling building, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point.

The movie is directed by Stephen Karam.

The stars include Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun, June Squibb, Richard Jenkins.

6. National Champions (2021 November 26)

Drama

Follows a star quarterback who ignites a player's strike hours before the biggest game of the year in order to fight for fair compensation, equality, and respect for the student-athletes.

The movie is directed by Ric Roman Waugh.

The stars include Alexander Ludwig, Timothy Olyphant, J.K. Simmons, Kristin Chenoweth.

7. Drive My Car (2021 November 26)

179 min - Drama

Nishijima Hidetoshi is a stage actor and director happily married to his playwright wife. Then one day she disappears.

The movie is directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi.

The stars include Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Reika Kirishima, Yoo-rim Park.

Last but not least, there’s also a documentary genre movie that’s coming soon. People who are interested in watching these movies should definitely look out for this coming movie.

1. Jagged (2021 November 19)

99 min - Documentary

The documentary centers on the life and work of Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette.

The movie is directed by Alison Klayman.

The stars include Alanis Morissette.

These are the movies that are coming soon, and I think are worth looking forward to. I hope you can all find a movie of your preferred genre. Enjoy!

PS: Credits. Thanks to imdb.com for providing the movie descriptions!

Houkun Wang

Houkun Wang is a junior at Shanghai Pinghe School. He went to Greece when he was young and went to a British School there. He enjoys reading, writing, swimming and billiards. He has his own WeChat Official Account, and posts his short stories and chapters of his novel at regular intervals.