These Are the Only New Movies and TV Shows Worth Streaming This Month

Updated 11/18/19

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With every new month comes a fresh crop of movies and television shows that we can't wait to stream. And this month is certainly no exception.

However, as the various streaming platforms started unveiling their newest releases for this month, it became increasingly apparent that there simply aren't enough hours in the day to justify watching them all. To find out which movies and television shows we should add to our watch list this month, we turned to reviews for expert-approved recommendations.

So, ahead are the only 10 movies and television shows worth watching this month, according to the critics.

01 of 10

Queer Eye: We're in Japan! (2019)

Queer Eye: We're in Japan!

 Netflix

The Show: The Fab Five take Japan to help four men and women find their inner confidence via makeovers in Queer Eye: We're in Japan!

The Critic's Endorsement: "If you've teared up before at this show, then some moments here might actually make you weep," endorses Robyn Bahr of The Hollywood Reporter.

Available to Stream: 11/1

Available On: Netflix

02 of 10

Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019)

bikram movie

 Netflix

The Movie: Bikram Choudhury, the founder of hot yoga, fostered a cult-like following and has been accused of sexual assault. See his rise and fall in Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator.

The Critic's Endorsement: "In re-created footage, cinematographer Jenna Rosher zooms in on the perspiration; there’s a visceral shudder when one girl squeezes her foot and releases a river of sweat," Amy Nicholson describes in Variety.

Available to Stream: 11/20

Available On: Netflix

03 of 10

Dirty John: Season 1 (2018)

Dirty John

Netflix

The Show: Dirty John is the true story (inspired by the podcast of the same name) of a successful Orange County, California woman who married a con-man.

The Critic's Endorsement: "[Connie] Britton exudes vulnerability and more than in the articles or podcasts, she's able to foreground Debra's intelligence and make her romantic misstep feel like something other than misguided neediness," Daniel Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter compliments.

Available to Stream: 11/25

Available On: Netflix

04 of 10

Love Island: Australia: Season 1 (2018)

love island australia

Hulu

The Show: Love Island is the U.K. smash-hit reality dating show with versions in the U.S., Australia, and more. Season one of Australia's Love Island is coming to Hulu this month, with singles living together in a vacation home under the sun. But only one couple can win the money at the end.

The Critic's Endorsement: "In summary, Love Island Australia looks like utter trash, and I will see you on the other side of my 30-hour binge," Kristen Baldwin of Entertainment Weekly jokes.

Available to Stream: 11/1

Available On: Hulu

05 of 10

Magic Mike (2012)

magic mike

Netflix

The Movie: In case you haven't heard, Magic Mike is a film about male strippers starring Channing Tatum. It's spawned both a sequel and a stage musical and it's coming to Hulu.

The Critic's Endorsement: "What could have been an embarrassing misfire hinted at by the movie’s misleading trailers is instead a smoothly distilled collaboration that balances Mr. Tatum’s heat and charm — and ambitions that are as transparent as Mike’s — with Mr. Soderbergh’s cool, cinematic intelligence and ongoing preoccupations," Manohla Dargis of The New York Times raves.

Available to Stream: 11/1

Available On: Hulu

06 of 10

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

The Movie: After going through a divorce, a San Francisco woman spontaneously purchases a run-down villa in Tuscany to renovate in this feel-good film.

The Critic's Endorsement: "Under the Tuscan Sun is an alluring example of yuppie porn, seducing audiences with a shapely little villa in Italy," Roger Ebert said.

Available to Stream: 11/1

Available On: Hulu

07 of 10

Us (2019)

us movie 2019

Courtesy of HBO

The Movie: If horror is more up your alley, don't miss Us. A woman returns to the beachfront home where she grew up, but then four mean-spirited, masked strangers arrive.

The Critic's Endorsement: "[Director Jordan] Peele wants us to talk, and he’s given audiences the material to think, to feel our way through some of the darker sides of the human condition and the American experience," Monica Castillo of RogerEbert.com raves.

Available to Stream: 11/23

Available On: HBO

08 of 10

Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

The Movie: A man's (Steve Carell) wife of 30 years wants a divorce, so a skilled ladies man (Ryan Gosling) decides to take him under his wing so that he can get his groove back in this comedy.

The Critic's Endorsement: "Crazy, Stupid, Love is, on balance, remarkably sane and reasonably smart," A.O. Scott of The New York Times endorses.

Available to Stream: 11/1

Available On: HBO

09 of 10

Brittany Runs A Marathon (2019)

Brittany Runs A Marathon

 Amazon

The Movie: Between being underemployed and in toxic relationships, New Yorker Brittany's life is a hot mess. Will training for a marathon get her out of her funk?

The Critic's Endorsement: “Brittany Runs a Marathon is an engaging, modestly amusing, sometimes laugh-out-loud hilarious comedy of manners in which the usual millennial excesses are skewered, from the invidious hellhole of social media to the mendacities of online dating," Ann Hornaday says in The Washington Post.

Available to Stream: 11/22

Available On: Amazon Prime Video

10 of 10

Bad Santa (2003)

bad santa

Amazon

The Movie: Unlike most holiday movies, Bad Santa is a comedy about an alcoholic, con-man mall Santa who needs to clean up his act.

The Critic's Endorsement: "I didn't like this movie merely because it was weird and different; I liked it because it makes no compromises and takes no prisoners," Roger Ebert raved. "And because it is funny."

Available to Stream: 11/1

Available On: Amazon Prime Video

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