The best movies and shows to watch on Netflix (November 12-13, 2022)

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As November continues, with Thanksgiving fast approaching and the last weeks of fall well underway, the public is beginning to spend more time indoors as temperatures drop and nights get longer. Netflix has unveiled a mix of popular original programming and fan-favorite licensed movies and TV shows as the month nears its halfway point. From supernatural action to hijinks and family friend scares, there’s something for everyone to stream on the digital platform, and CBR is here to help you sort through all the options.


Here are all the biggest and best recommendations for binging on Netflix this weekend, from original series making a comeback to last chance to watch shows before leaving the streaming service for the foreseeable future.

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The Warrior Nun Unleashes More Holy Vengeance

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After two years, Netflix’s original fantasy action series, warrior nunreturns for its second season, following the cliffhanger ending of Season 1. Based on the comic book series Areala warrior nun by Ben Dunn, the show has a young woman named Ava Silva who mysteriously rises from the grave with holy powers. Learning of an eternal war on Earth in the shadows between the forces of Heaven and Hell, Ava teams up with an order of highly trained nuns to turn the tide of battle and save humanity.

At the end of Season 1, Ava and her friends learned that a demon, Adriel, was tricking them into bending mankind to his evil will. Outnumbered and outnumbered, Ava and her fellow nuns will have to think fast and fight harder than ever if they hope to survive. Combining supernatural action and divine stakes, warrior nun takes full advantage of its European setting to weave together an atmospheric action series led by an engaging and earnest cast.

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RL Stine’s Goosebumps Sees New Beginnings and Endings

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Halloween may be over, but there are still plenty of scares and thrills waiting for Netflix audiences to keep on their toes through these final months of the year. Netflix has worked with fan-favorite author RL Stine on several projects, including the street of fear horror trilogy. This month sees a change in the considerably more family-friendly fare available on the digital platform in Goose bumpswith several series coming out soon and a feature added to the streaming library.

Netflix added the 2015 horror comedy Goose bumps to its catalog last week, drawing on material from a number of Stine’s books, with Jack Black portraying a fictionalized version of the author. The TV series and its specials that aired on Fox from 1995 to 1998 are leaving the streaming service next week, making this weekend the last chance to see the show again on the platform. With Stine’s work terrifying a generation of young readers, this weekend presents a great opportunity to share the set of scary stories with new audiences or remind old fans why they enjoyed the horror franchise in the first place. .

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Zac Efron continues his world tour

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Popular actor Zac Efron took a candid look at his personal life and worldview as he escaped the glitz and glamor of Hollywood to spend time traveling the world. The Netflix Original Documentary Series Down to earth with Zac Efron is back for its second season on Netflix this week, bearing the subtitle Downstairs. As this subtitle suggests, the new season shows Efron spending a lot of time discovering the wonders of Australia.

Joined by friend and wellness expert Darien Olien, who accompanied Efron throughout Season 1, Down to earth In Season 2, Efron dives into the wilderness of Australia. While some of the questionable health advice provided by the show has been thoroughly scrutinized, the show itself is enhanced by Efron’s affably charismatic presence. A light tour of the Land Down Under, Down to earth with Zac Efron Season 2 channels its inner Australian for plenty of informative international entertainment.

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Minions Return to Netflix – and They’re Not Alone

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After a meme-friendly movie premiered in theaters with Minions: The Rise of Gru, the gibberish-talking absurd creatures are back for more bite-sized adventures on Netflix. The animated series minions and more launched its second volume on the streaming service last week to Despicable Me fans are crying out for more pint-sized henchmen. Boasting an all-star voice cast, minions and more delivers all the goofy thrills that have endeared the franchise to millions of fans around the world.

The standalone animated shorts unfold with the same vignette sensibilities as the first volume as the minions and their friends embark on new mischief. From the start on the road to the surprise appearance of the pigs in the To sing series of musical films and The secret life of pets, there is something to love about the second volume. An anthology celebration from the acclaimed animation studio Illumination Entertainment, minions and more doubles down on the shenanigans to great effect.

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Antonio Banderas to headline Zorro double feature

Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones in a scene from The Mask of Zorro.

The role of legendary Western hero Zorro weighs heavily on pop culture history, including a connection to the Batman mythos, and it was reinvigorated by two films from the 90s. They star Antonio Banderas in the role of Alejandro Murrieta, who is trained to be the new Zorro by his predecessor and mentor, Don Diego de la Vega, as Mexico fights for independence from Spain. With its swashbuckling action and romance, the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro cemented Banderas’ status as a leading man in Hollywood while making Catherine Zeta-Jones a star.

The sequel to 2005 The Legend of Zorro reunited Banderas and Zeta-Jones with director Martin Campbell, this time with Murrieta’s young son learning his father’s swashbuckling secret. Although not as well-received as its predecessor, Banders and Zeta-Jones remain effective as a doomed pair, protecting California’s interests as it moves to the United States. A great showcase for what makes Zorro so great, both movies are crowd pleasers and some of the best work from the cast and crew.

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