A new monthly feature letting you know what to watch in the romance, Romanticism, and period drama genres. From TV to Streaming to Movie Releases and even Video On Demand.
The holiday season is soon upon us, which means TONS of new romantic Christmas movies. Starting this month, there are dozens to choose from on Hallmark, Lifetime, and even Netflix. Period drama fans can also rejoice this month as there are a few choices coming your way this November in theaters. There’s the long-anticipated sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. I don’t know about anyone else but I plan to see it the first day it’s in theaters! There’s also The Nutcracker and the Four Realms which releases nationwide tomorrow.
On the TV front, HBO premieres the new Italian period drama miniseries, My Brilliant Friend, which is based on a popular novel. And then there’s the new sci-fi series, Origin, on Youtube Premium which showcases a healthy dose of Romanticism. It comes from the producers of Lost and The Crown and includes a fabulous cast such as Tom Felton (Harry Potter films). On top of all of these highlights, there are many other great choices in theaters, on VOD, and on TV. So, enjoy the November 2018 watchlist below!
Below you’ll find watchlist highlights for premieres, standout episodes of current shows (IE: season finales), new movie releases, and new VOD for the month of November 2018. What you won’t find are all the repeats, movies on every paid cable channel (HBO, Showtime, STARZ, etc.) or streaming, and other extraneous content. This watchlist is for what’s new or a special standout in the genres of romance, Romanticism, and Period Drama! So, it’s not inclusive of everything. Schedules and release dates are subject to change.
(NOTE: We typically aim to share less explicit content that has PG-13 “like” content and below minus a few exceptions for artistic merit and/or genre interest. If a program is Rated R or TV-M, we will let you know.)
ROMANCE AND PERIOD DRAMA WATCHLIST:
(Times are EST)
New Releases in Theaters
11/9 The Delinquent Season (Limited Release) (NR)
11/9 Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
11/9 The New Romantic (Limited Release) (NR)
11/9 Time Freak (Limited Release) (NR)
11/16 A Private War (Rated R)
11/16 At Eternity’s Gate (Limited Release)
11/16 Jonathan (Limited Release) (NR)
11/21 Robin Hood
11/23 Becoming Astrid (Limited Release); Looks amazing and is about the author of Pippi Longstocking!
New on VOD
11/6 Christopher Robin
11/6 Destination Wedding (Rated R)
11/9 The Delinquent Season (NR)
11/9 Here and Now (Rated R)
11/9 In a Relationship (NR)
11/9 Time Freak (NR)
11/13 The New Romantic (NR)
11/13 Puzzle (Rated R)
11/16 Jonathan (NR)
11/20 Crazy Rich Asians
11/20 The Little Mermaid
11/27 The Little Stranger (Rated R)
New TV Highlights
11/2 Christmas at Pemberley Manor (Hallmark)
11/3 Christmas Joy (Hallmark)
11/4 Marrying Father Christmas (HMM)
11/4 Outlander, Season 4 Premiere (Starz) (TV-MA)
11/4 Road to Christmas (Hallmark)
11/8 The Cry (Sundance Now) (Rating/Content Unclear)
11/10 It’s Christmas Eve (Hallmark)
11/11 Christmas in Love (Hallmark)
11/11 A Veteran’s Christmas (HMM)
11/14 Origin (Youtube Premium) (Rating and Content Unclear) – This looks awesome!
11/17 Christmas at Graceland (Hallmark)
11/17 Return to Christmas Creek (HMM)
11/18 A Godwink Christmas (HMM)
11/18 My Brilliant Friend (HBO) (Rating and Content Unclear) – New Italian Period Drama Series
11/19 Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane (HMM)
11/19 Last Vermont Christmas (HMM)
11/20 Hope at Christmas (HMM)
11/21 A Christmas Arrangement (Lifetime)
11/21 Christmas at Grand Valley (Hallmark)
11/21 Jamestown, Season 2 (Amazon – PBS Masterpiece Channel)
11/21 My Christmas Inn (Lifetime)
11/22 Christmas at the Palace (HMM)
11/22 The Christmas Contract (Lifetime)
11/22 Tis the Season: A One Tree Hill Cast Reunion (Lifetime)
11/23 Every Other Holiday (Lifetime)
11/23 Poinsettias for Christmas (Lifetime)
11/23 Pride, Prejudice, and Misletoe (Hallmark)
11/24 Christmas Everlasting (Hallmark)
11/24 Christmas Harmony (Lifetime)
11/24 Every Day is Christmas (Lifetime)
11/25 Christmas Perfection (Lifetime)
11/25 Jingle Belle (Lifetime)
11/25 A Shoe Addict’s Christmas (Hallmark)
11/25 The Truth About Christmas (Freeform)
11/30 A Very Nutty Christmas (Lifetime)
New to Streaming
For what else is new to streaming, check out our lists for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and International (Acorn TV, Britbox, Viki) below (which includes a few romantic Netflix originals!):
- To find out the times for the many romances and period dramas on TCM, check out the full schedule HERE.
- For current shows airing on Viki (Asian Dramas), go HERE.
What’s on your Romance and Period Drama Watchlist this month? Let me know in the comments!
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