Christmas is in the air, and fun Christmas movies are starting to release this month! Make some popcorn and gather all your family for a fun night together watching Family Switch on Netflix, a comedy that stars Jennifer Garner and Ed Helms with the old body switch shenanigans.

And if that’s not enough for you, Netflix is releasing Obliterated the same day, a high-octane action-comedy that tells the story of an elite special forces team that has to find a bomb while high and intoxicated after a party.

On the other hand, this week is rich with thrillers and action movies, too! You can watch The Marsh King’s Daughter in cinemas this week, starring Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley. Also on cinemas is an Invitation to a Murder, a mystery thriller where strangers are invited to a remote island mansion of a billionaire, only to discover that they have been carefully selected for a deadly game.

Lastly, Gary Oldman is back with his team of British intelligence agents who serve as a dumping ground department of MI5 due to their career-ending mistakes in season 3 of Slow Horses on Apple TV+.

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English Movies & TV

This guide is specifically for English movies and TV shows. We also have a similar list of the new Indian movies and TV series if you prefer that. Alternatively, you can also check out content from specific streaming services:

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Mystery, Thriller | Rating: PG13

Invitation to a Murder

Dare to enter the world of Invitation to a Murder where danger lurks around every corner and the line between host and killer blurs.

In the heart of the British countryside, a reclusive billionaire invites six seemingly random strangers to his opulent estate for a weekend of luxury and extravagance. Little do they know, they have been carefully selected for a deadly game.The movie is directed by Stephen Shimek and stars Mischa Barton, Chris Browning and Bianca A. Santos, and will be released in cinemas in November 30, 2023.

Crime, Drama | Rating: PG15

The Marsh King’s Daughter

Based on the international bestselling, award-winning psychological suspense novel The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne, ‘Helena Pelletier’ leads an ideal life with a great husband and a young daughter but she is hiding a dark secret within: that her father is the infamous ‘Marsh King,’ the man who kidnapped her Mother as a teen, and that she was the product of the relationship between captive and tormentor. Helena has lived in the wilderness for 12 years, in a life carefully controlled by her kidnapper/father ‘Jacob,’ until he is caught and sent to prison. When Jacob escapes from prison unexpectedly, sensing the danger this monster poses for her husband and young daughter, Helena must confront her secret past and use the tools he equipped her with to hunt him down. 

The movie is directed by Neil Burger and stars Daisy Ridley, Ben Mendelsohn and Brooklynn Prince, and will be released in cinemas in November 30, 2023.

Horror, Thriller | Rating: 18+


Witness Grace’s harrowing journey in this new horror and thriller, Consecration, as she uncovers the sinister secrets hidden within the convent walls.

After the alleged suicide of her priest brother, Grace travels to the remote Scottish convent where he fell to his death. Distrusting the Church’s account, she uncovers murder, sacrilege and a disturbing truth about herself. 

The movie is directed by Christopher Smith and stars Jena Malone, Danny Huston and Will Keen, and will be released in cinemas in November 30, 2023.

Action, Thriller | Rating: PG15


In the gritty underbelly of Los Angeles, Jake Rosser, a hardened LAPD officer with a troubled past, finds his world shattered when his dog is killed in the heart of Skid Row. Consumed by grief and a relentless thirst for vengeance, Jake embarks on a perilous quest to uncover the truth about who may be responsible.

As the stakes rise and the truth becomes more elusive, Jake must confront his own inner demons and make a choice that will ultimately determine his fate. 

The movie is directed by John Stalberg Jr. and stars Aaron Eckhart, Stephen Lang and Penelope Mitchell, and will be released in cinemas in November 30, 2023.

Comedy, Horror | Rating: PG15

There is Something in the Barn

In the heart of the barn, an ancient terror awakens.

Seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, an American family embarks on a fresh start, relocating to a seemingly idyllic farmhouse nestled amidst the picturesque Norwegian countryside. Little do they know that their new haven harbors a chilling secret – a malevolent entity that lurks within the depths of the property’s ancient barn.

The movie is directed by Magnus Martens and stars Amrita Acharia, Towners Bunner, Alexander Karlsen ElYounoussi, and will be released in cinemas in November 30, 2023.

Action, Comedy | Rating: 16

Obliterated Season 1

Obliterated is an extraordinary tale of ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances as they fight for their lives and the future of humanity.

This new show is a high-octane action-comedy that tells the story of an elite special forces team who thwarts a deadly threat to Las Vegas. After their celebratory party, the team discovers that the bomb they deactivated was a fake. The now intoxicated team has to fight through their impairments, overcome their personal issues, find the real bomb, and save the world. 

The series stars Kimi Rutledge, C. Thomas Howell and Shelley Hennig among others, and streams on Netflix starting November 30, 2023.

Comedy, Family | Rating: 6

Family Switch

Get ready for a chaotic and hilarious ride with Family Switch, a heartwarming comedy that proves family bonds are stronger than any cosmic anomaly.

Jess and Bill Walker are doing their best to keep their family connected as their children grow older, more independent, and more distant. When a chance encounter with an astrological reader causes the family to wake up to a full body switch, on the morning of the most important day of each of their lives, can the Walkers unite to land a promotion, college interview, record deal and soccer tryout? 

The movie stars Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms and Emma Myers among others, and streams on Netflix starting November 30, 2023.

Comedy, Fantasy | Rating: PG

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane is where Christmas dreams turn into terrifying nightmares.

Eddie Murphy stars in this holiday comedy adventure about a man on a mission to win his neighborhood’s annual Christmas home decoration contest. After Chris inadvertently makes a deal with a mischievous elf named Pepper to better his chances of winning, she casts a magic spell that brings the 12 Days of Christmas to life and wreaks havoc on the whole town. At the risk of ruining the holidays for his family, Chris, his wife Carol, and their three children must race against the clock to break Pepper’s spell.

The movie stars Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross and Jillian Bell, and streams on Prime Video starting December 1, 2023.

Drama, Thriller | Rating: 18+

Slow Horses Season 3

In the murky underbelly of MI5, a dysfunctional team of disgraced spies known as the “Slow Horses” is thrust back into the heart of high-stakes espionage. Led by the irascible yet brilliant Jackson Lamb, the Slow Horses must navigate a labyrinth of international intrigue, political manoeuvring, and deadly threats.

The series stars Gary Oldman, Jack Lowden and Kristin Scott Thomas and streams on Apple TV+ starting November 29, 2023.

Abbas Jaffar Ali
Abbas Jaffar Ali

Abbas has been covering tech for more than two decades- before phones became smart or clouds stored data. He brought publications like CNET, TechRadar and IGN to the Middle East.