The Netflix hot list: From House of Cards to The Sinner, what to binge-watch this November

From award-winning TV shows to original Christmas movies, here's our Netflix must-watch list for November.

We’re officially in autumn now, which means we’re ready to stay in every night until Christmas and binge-watch whatever’s on Netflix.

If you spent October catching up on Riverdale or binge-watching The Haunting of Hill House, now’s the time to get your teeth into something new.

From the return of House of Cards and The Sinner to the arrival of four brand new Christmas films, here’s what’s on our Netflix must-watch list for November.

And don’t forget, if you’re a BT TV customer, you can add Netflix to your BT package, so you’re paying for everything through one simple bill.

House of Cards season 6

House of Cards 6

When is it on?

All eight episodes of House of Cards season 6 will be available to stream on Netflix from Friday, November 2.

What’s it about?

Following the death of Frank Underwood, Robin Wright has been appointed President of the United States in the sixth and final season of the award-winning political drama.

Why watch it?

It will be interesting to see how the series - which came "very, very close" to being cancelled after Kevin Spacey was sacked from the Netflix show following accusations of sexual misconduct - will end.

The Holiday Calendar

The Holiday Calendar

When is it on?

Christmas film The Holiday Calendar will be available to stream from Friday, November 2.

What’s it about?

Struggling but talented photographer Abby (Kat Graham, The Vampire Diaries) inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this holiday season?

Why watch it?

Because who doesn’t want to get into the holiday spirit two months before Christmas?!

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The Sinner season 2

The Sinner 2

When is it on?

The Sinner returns to Netflix on Friday, November 9.

What’s it about?

In season 1, a young mother inexplicably stabs a stranger to death, and a sympathetic detective struggles to unlock the mystery buried in her missing memories. In season 2, the detective returns to his hometown to investigate why a young boy would kill his parents.

Why watch it?

Jessica Biel is an executive producer for season 2, after being nominated for an Emmy and Golden Globe for her performance in season 1.

Outlaw King

Outlaw King

When is it on?

Outlaw King will be available to stream from Friday, November 9.

What’s it about?

The untold, true story of Robert the Bruce who transforms from defeated nobleman to outlaw hero during the oppressive occupation of medieval Scotland by Edward I of England.

Despite grave consequences, Robert (played by Chris Pine, Star Trek) seizes the Scottish crown and rallies an impassioned group of men to fight back against the mighty army of the tyrannical King (Stephen Dillane, Game of Thrones) and his volatile son, the Prince of Wales.

Why watch it?

The film stars the outstanding young British actress Florence Pugh, who earned rave reviews for her role in 2016’s Lady Macbeth and who is currently starring in BBC One drama The Little Drummer Girl.

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Westside season 1

Westside

When is it on?

Westside season 1 will be available to stream from Friday, November 9.

What’s it about?

Westside is an unscripted drama which offers a glimpse into the lives of nine young L.A.-based musicians who are trying to make it in Hollywood.

Why watch it?

Described as a cross between Glee and The Hills, the documentary-style series follows the viral success of unscripted makeover show Queer Eye, which premiered on the streaming service in early 2018.

Narcos: Mexico

Narcos Mexico

When is it on?

All 10 episodes of Narcos: Mexico will be available to stream on Netflix on Friday, November 16.

What’s it about?

Narcos: Mexico will explore the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, starting at a time when the Mexican trafficking world was a disorganised group of independent growers and dealers.

Why watch it?

It features an entirely new cast and separate storyline from the original Narcos series of the same name, so you can get stuck into Narcos: Mexico straight away without having to catch up.

The Kominsky Method

The Kominsky Method

When is it on?

The Kominsky Method will be available to stream from Friday, November 16.

What’s it about?

Sandy Kominsky (Oscar winner Michael Douglas) and his longtime agent Norman Newlander (fellow Oscar winner Alan Arkin) tackle life’s inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles - a city that values youth and beauty.

Why watch it?

This eight-part comedy-drama series was created by Chuck Lorre, labelled the King of Sitcoms after creating and producing Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly.

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The Princess Switch

The Princess Switch

When is it on?

Festive film the Princess Switch will be available to stream from Friday, November 16.

What’s it about?

One week before Christmas, Margaret, the gorgeous Duchess of Montenaro, switches places with Stacy, a ‘commoner’ from Chicago, who looks exactly like her.

With the assistance of one of Santa's magical helpers, Margaret falls in love with Stacy’s handsome co-worker, while Stacy falls in love with Margaret's fiance, the dashing Prince.

Why watch it?

The Princess Switch features High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens in not one but two roles in the time-honoured Parent Trap style.

The Last Kingdom season 3

Last Kingdom

When is it on?

The Last Kingdom season 3 will be available to stream from Monday, November 19.

What’s it about?

Based on Bernard Cornwell's best-selling books, the series is set in the late 9th century AD, when England is divided into seven separate kingdoms.

The Anglo-Saxon lands are ruled by Viking Danes, while the Kingdom of Wessex remains the last major stronghold against the Danes.

Why watch it?

For the first time, all 10 episodes of the season will be available to watch at once as it’s streaming exclusively on Netflix, where it was previously co-produced by Netflix and the BBC.

The Christmas Chronicles

Christmas Chronicles

When is it on?

Movie The Christmas Chronicles will be available to stream from Thursday, November 22.

What’s it about?

The Christmas Chronicles tells the story of Kate and Teddy Pierce, a brother and sister duo whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about.

After staking out Santa’s arrival, they sneak into his sleigh, cause it to crash and nearly derail Christmas. As their wild night unfolds, Kate and Teddy work together with Santa - as you've never seen him before - and his loyal Elves to save Christmas before it's too late.

Why watch it?

This big-budget blockbuster comes from the team that made Home Alone and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

A Christmas Prince

When is it on?

Seasonal movie sequel A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding is available to stream from Friday, November 30.

What’s it about?

The sequel to 2017’s A Christmas Prince sees Amber and Richard set to tie the knot in a royal Christmas wedding. Sadly the pair’s plans are jeopardised when Amber finds herself second-guessing whether or not she's cut out to be queen, and Richard is faced with a political crisis that threatens to tarnish not only the holiday season, but the future of the kingdom.

Why watch it?

Following the actual royal weddings of Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie in 2018, who doesn’t want to see another royal wedding on the small screen?

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