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November's unmissable movies! Arrival, Fantastic Beasts and lots more!

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In the words of the great Michael McIntyre: "Can you believe it's November?" Well it most certainly is, and even though the nights are darker there's no let-up in the awesome movies headed towards your Cineworld screens. We've rounded up some of the biggest releases that you absolutely need to see.

Big-screen spectacle

On 4th November, new Batman Ben Affleck makes the Dark Knight look like Mary Poppins with his brooding role in The Accountant. This twisty thriller sees him play a mathematics savant with a deadly secret, and the all-star support cast includes Pitch Perfect's Anna Kendrick and Whiplash Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons.

Prepare to have your breath taken away by engrossing sci-fi drama Arrival on 10th November. Amy Adams delivers a superb performance in Sicario director Denis Villeneuve's atmospheric story of first contact, as alien ships arrival on Earth and threaten to inaugurate a global war. Avoiding the usual cliches of the genre and grounding everything in Adams' resolutely believable performance, it's little wonder Arrival has been hailed as one of the year's finest films.

Looking for a more family-friendly blockbuster? Well we hardly have to remind you that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them arrives on 18th November. J.K. Rowling makes her screenwriting debut in this long-awaited first chapter of the Harry Potter prequel series, as magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) rocks up in 1920s New York with his creature-filled briefcase. Packed with eye-popping spells and all manner of beasties, you don't want to miss this.


Classy drama

If you're looking for emotion this month we've got plenty of movies to keep you satisfied. On release now is Michael Fassbender/Alicia Vikander weepie The Light Between Oceans, the tear-jerking story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who make the ill-fated decision to adopt a baby washed up in a shipwreck as their own.

On 4th November A Street Cat Named Bob brings to life the remarkable and heartwarming true story of homeless man James Bowen and the four-legged feline who proved to be his unlikely redemption. Also on that day, we've got Amy Adams again in A Single Man director Tom Ford's brilliantly twisted and unpredictable Nocturnal Animals, a darkly stylish story-within-a-story tale co-starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Michael Shannon.

On 11th November Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut with his adaptation of Philip Roth's lauded novel American Pastoral. The story of an American Jewish man whose family life is torn apart by his daughter's violent activism, the movie stars McGregor himself alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning.

Rounding off the month on 25th November is a triple-whammy of heavy-hitters. We begin with Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis' World War II epic Allied, the story of two Allied fighters (Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard) whose love is tested by the backdrop of global conflict.

Also on that day, David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike deliver outstanding performances in A United Kingdom, based on the true story of Botswana's first president Sir Seretse Khama and his controversial marriage to white British woman Ruth Williams Khama. Belle director Amma Asante again turns her hands to real-life events in this awards-tipped epic.

And finally, lovers of indie quirk-meister Jim Jarmusch are in for a treat with his latest low-key offering, Paterson. The understated and charming story of a New Jersey bus driver (played by The Force Awakens star Adam Driver) who composes poetry in his spare time, it's an off-the-wall slice of life from a filmmaker who specialises in such things.

That's a lot of movies, and we want to know how your November is shaping up. Tweet us @Cineworld with your must-watch titles.