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2020 movies: Sky Cinema and Now TV announce films and shows coming in November

Tom Butler
·Senior Editor
·7-min read
Jojo Rabbit, Doctor Sleep and Last Christmas will all premiere on Sky Cinemas in November. (Twentieth Century Studios/WB/Universal)
Jojo Rabbit, Doctor Sleep and Last Christmas will all premiere on Sky Cinemas in November. (Twentieth Century Studios/WB/Universal)

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Autumn blues begone... Sky Cinema has announced a rollicking month ahead in November, with a huge slate of exciting premieres hitting the channel and NOW TV throughout the eleventh month of the longest year ever recorded.

Taika Waititi’s WW2 comedy Jojo Rabbit and Doctor Sleep – the sequel to Stephen King’s The Shining – are just two of the many huge films landing as the nights get longer and a night on the sofa becomes more appealing by the day.

Other highlights to watch out for include Paul Feig’s festive treat Last Christmas, and two new Blumhouse thrillers to give the edge of your sofa something to do.

New Premieres

Ash is Purest White (2018) – 4 November on Sky Cinema and the Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Qiao (Zhao Tao) lives in a depressed mining town. (New Wave Films)
Qiao (Zhao Tao) lives in a depressed mining town. (New Wave Films)

Qiao (Zhao Tao) lives in a depressed mining town. Her boyfriend, Bin (Liao Fan), is a dashing gangster who ascends in rank within the Jianghu (a criminal brotherhood) and finds himself vulnerable to rival hostilities. When Bin is arrested, Qiao makes a fateful decision: she takes the blame to save him. After five years in prison, she emerges to find her world has transformed.

Doctor Sleep (2019) – 6 November on Sky Cinema and the Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Doctor Sleep continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran star in this supernatural thriller, directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by Stephen King.

Lucy in the Sky (2019) – 7 November on Sky Cinema and the Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman plays Lucy Cola, a strong woman whose determination and drive as an astronaut take her to space, where she’s deeply moved by the transcendent experience of seeing her life from afar. When she returns home, Lucy’s world suddenly feels too small, and her connection with reality begins to slowly unravel.

Fanny Lye Deliver'd (2019) – 11 November on Sky Cinema and the Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Maxine Peake and Charles Dance in Fanny Lye Deliver'd. (Vertigo Releasing)
Maxine Peake and Charles Dance in Fanny Lye Deliver'd. (Vertigo Releasing)

Set on an isolated farm in 17th century Shropshire, this folk horror stars Maxine Peake as Fanny Lye, a woman who learns to transcend her oppressive marriage and discover a new world of possibility. Also starring Charles Dance OBE, Freddie Fox and Tanya Reynolds.

Jojo Rabbit (2020) – 13 November on Sky Cinema and the Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Taika Waititi brings his signature style of humour and pathos to this World War II satire that earned him his first Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay at this year’s ceremony. When Jojo discovers that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery with his imaginary friend - Adolf Hitler.

The Hunt (2020) – 14 November on Sky Cinema and the Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Betty Gilpin in The Hunt (Universal Pictures)
Betty Gilpin in The Hunt (Universal Pictures)

In this horror film, a group of globalist elites gather for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt humans for sport. But the elites’ master plan is about to be derailed because one of the hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin, GLOW), is better at The Hunters’ game than they are.

Blumhouse's Fantasy Island (2020) – 20 November on Sky Cinema and the Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Maggie Q, Michael Pena, Lucy Hale and Michael Rooker star in this horror adaptation of the popular 1970s TV show about a magical island resort, directed by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2, Bloodshot).

The Photograph (2020) – 21 November on Sky Cinema and the Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

When famed photographer Christina Eames unexpectedly dies, she leaves her estranged daughter Mae Morton (Issa Rae) hurt and full of questions. When a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box is found, Mae finds herself on a journey delving into her mother’s early life and ignites a powerful, unexpected romance with a rising-star journalist, Michael Block (LaKeith Stanfield).

Last Christmas (2019) – 27 November on Sky Cinema and the Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Emilia Clarke as Kate in <i>Last Christmas</i>. (Universal Pictures)
Emilia Clarke as Kate in Last Christmas. (Universal Pictures)

Get the festive season rolling with this joyfully festive romcom penned by Emma Thompson (Bridget Jones’s Baby) and directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids). Inspired by the music of George Michael, Emilia Clarke stars as Kate – a young woman who is terrible at making good decisions. Working as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop with Santa (Michelle Yeoh), she meets Tom (Henry Golding), who starts knocking down her barriers.

The Rhythm Section (2020) – 28 November on Sky Cinema and the Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV

Jude Law and Blake Lively in 'The Rhythm Section'. (Credit: Bernard Walsh/Eon/Paramount)
Jude Law and Blake Lively in 'The Rhythm Section'. (Credit: Bernard Walsh/Eon/Paramount)

A woman seeks revenge against those who killed her family, in this action-thriller starring Jude Law and Blake Lively. When Stephanie discovers that the plane crash wasn't an accident, she turns to a former CIA operative who can help her find the culprits and uncover the truth.

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Highlights include the second series of Black Monday on Sky Comedy, gripping dramas The Good Lord Bird and Tin Star S3, as well as factual documentaries including Belushi, The Vow and Murder in Amish Country.

Black Monday Season 2

Stream every episode from 3 November

Don Cheadle, Regina Hall and Andrew Rannells return in this Wall Street-based comedy set in 1987. Who will go down for the crash, and for fleecing Mo?

The Vow

Streaming weekly from 7 November

Emmy-winning director, Jehane Noujaim explores the “self-improvement” of controversial marketing group, NXIVM, and investigates its highest profile members.

The Good Lord Bird

Stream every episode from 18 November

Ethan Hawke and Joshua Caleb Johnson star in this look at Antebellum America, based on the award-winning novel by author James McBride.

Tin Star: Liverpool

Stream from November

Tim Roth, Genevieve O’Reilly and Abigail Lawrie reprise their roles as the Worth family in the third and final chapter of the epic Sky original thriller.

Belushi

Streaming from November

Filmmakers R.J. Cutler and John Battsek present a Sky original feature length documentary on the life and times of comic legend John Belushi, including exclusive interviews with those closest to him.

Murder in Amish Country

Streaming from November

Dramatic and revealing, discover the true stories of homicide investigations in this unfamiliar world, where witnesses are notoriously distrustful, and where justice is often dealt with internally.

New Collections

Christmas – From 6 November

Start getting into the Christmas spirit with some of the most celebrated Christmas films on Sky Cinema this November, including Love Actually, The Holiday, Die Hard, The Polar Express as well as the world-famous Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises.

Highlights: Love Actually, Last Christmas, Die Hard, The Polar Express, Gremlins, It's a Wonderful Life, Black Christmas, The Holiday, the complete Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series.

Superheroes – 2 November to 29 November

Bring the family together this November to enjoy a selection of action-packed films about superheroes, ranging from animated Oscar-winner Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse to Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy.

Highlights: Spider-Man: Far From Home, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Amazing Spider-Man, Bloodshot, Shazam!, Aquaman, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises.

Best Of 2020 – From 30 November

Celebrate the best of 2020 with a selection of some of the biggest blockbuster films available on demand, including Joker, Just Mercy, Doctor Sleep and the latest instalment of the world’s most famous intergalactic film series – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Highlights: Jojo Rabbit, Doctor Sleep, The Invisible Man, Just Mercy, Judy, Le Mans 66, The Good Liar, Joker, Charlie's Angels, Ad Astra, It Chapter 2, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.