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Netflix Canada: What's Good In November?

11/05/2013 02:50 EST | Updated 11/12/2013 11:53 EST
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Can't figure out what to watch on Netflix Canada in November?

HuffPost Canada and Netflix Canada have teamed up to provide you with our best suggestions for new arrivals, long-time favourites and titles coming soon. Stop shuffling aimlessly through Netflix's library, and just take our word for it.

We will update with new suggestions biweekly -- feel free to check back whenever you're at a loss.

Movies

"J. Edgar"

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench

A riveting biopic about J. Edgar Hoover, the longtime FBI director as notorious for his overzealous methods of law enforcement as for the rumours regarding his cross-dressing and close relationship with protégé Clyde Tolson.

"A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas"

Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris

When Kumar burns down Harold's family Christmas tree on Christmas Eve, the stoner pals set out on a last-minute, pot-fueled quest through Manhattan to find a replacement tree, getting tangled up with mobsters and other shady characters along the way.

"Spring Breakers"

Cast: James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens

After four college girls rob a fast food joint to fund their spring break in Florida, they hit the road and wind up in jail and hungover. They're bailed out by a deeply weird dude named Alien, who demands their help with his own criminal enterprises.

"The First Wives Club"

Cast: Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton

Three old college chums reunite for the funeral of a friend who committed suicide after her husband dumped her for a younger model -- only to realize they're all in the same predicament. So they form a troika and plot payback against their exes.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

Cast: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer

The unlikely duo of a disgraced journalist and the woman hired to investigate him are thrown together by fate, and uncover a secret history of murder and sexual abuse festering beneath the veneer of Sweden's industrial past, all the while drawing closer to a quiet evil waiting to engulf them both.

"Grindhouse: Death Proof"

Cast: Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito

In this high-octane thriller, a tough-talking serial murderer transforms his Dodge Charger into an indestructible weapon, and then climbs behind the wheel of his well-oiled killing machine to terrorize a group of women on the road.

"Grindhouse: Planet Terror"

Cast: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Brolin

In this extended version of Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror," El Wray and his ex, Cherry Darling, fight off a zombie army infected with a biochemical weapon that was unleashed by a psychotic Army lieutenant and an opportunistic scientist.

TV Shows

"Doctor Who" (Seasons 1 - 7)

Cast: David Tennant, Matt Smith, Karen Gillan

After more than a decade off the air, this epic sci-fi series returns with an all-new look -- and the ninth (and beyond) incarnation of everybody's favourite time-traveling Doctor, who promptly sets about fighting nefarious aliens and other foes.

"The Killing" Season 3 (Seasons 1 & 2 Already Streaming)

Cast: Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Liam James

A young Seattle girl's disappearance sets in motion this moody crime series centering on Det. Sarah Linden, who's trying to start a new life in California but is unable to walk away from the mysteries posed by the complex case.

"Dawson's Creek" (Seasons 1 - 6)

Cast: James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams

This thought-provoking nighttime soap about a group of close-knit teens, led by dreamer Dawson Leery, frankly portrays the issues of adolescence that young adults face as they navigate through high school and college -- including sex, sex and sex.

"The Guardian" (Seasons 1 - 3)

Cast: Simon Baker, Alan Rosenberg, Raphael Sbarge

A hotshot lawyer is sentenced to 1,500 hours of community service as a result of a drug conviction. He serves his sentence with the Legal Aid Services of Pittsburgh and sees case after case of kids caught in difficult circumstances.

"The Shield" (Seasons 1 - 6)

Cast: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins

As leader of the Los Angeles police department's controversial Strike Team unit, Det. Vic Mackey is above the law, stopping at nothing to rid the streets of gangland thugs. His questionable tactics constantly place him at odds with his superiors.

"Stargate SG-1" (Seasons 1 - 10)

Cast: Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks

Stargate Command roars into action when Col. Jack O'Neill and his crew track down scientist Daniel Jackson on planet Abydos, then uncover a map of Stargates that enables them to combat hostile alien maneuvers all across the galaxy.

"Pan Am"

Cast: Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley

Set during the 1960s heyday of glamorous international air travel, this one-season TV drama follows the steamy, secretive lives of freewheeling pilots and stewardesses working for the era's premier airline: Pan American World Airways.

Kids & Family

"Casper's Scare School" (Season 2)

Cast: Robbie Sublett, Vanessa Bellardini, Carter Jackson

Casper the Friendly Ghost is back and ready for more adventures when his fierce uncles, tired of his kindly relations with humans, send him away to a boarding school that specializes in teaching young students how to be as scary as possible.

"Journey To The Center Of The Earth"

Cast: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem

A hunch and the defunding of his laboratory prompt geology professor Trevor Anderson -- whose outrageous theories have made him a laughingstock in academia -- to set off for Iceland in search of a portal to Earth's core.

Documentaries

"An Inconvenient Truth"

Former Vice President Al Gore wages a passionate campaign -- not for the White House, but for the environment -- in this Oscar-winning documentary. Laying out the facts of global warming, Gore urges audiences to act before it's too late.

"Orgasm Inc."

"Orgasm Inc." is a funny and sobering look inside "big Pharma" and the marketing campaigns associated with a pill for female sexual dysfunction.

Stand-Up Specials

"Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive"

Filmed live at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, “Buried Alive” features Aziz Ansari focusing his unique viewpoint on pending adulthood, babies, marriage, and love in the modern era.

"Arnez J: Racially Motivated"

Comedian Arnez J. shares his hilarious views on race amongst other topics in this stand-up special.

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