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5 great TV shows and 5 great movies from 2020 that you might have missed

By Rory Cashin

November 13, 2020 at 3:30pm

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All of these hidden gems are available to watch at home right now on NOW TV.

October was all about watching horror movies, and December is going to be all about watch Christmas movies, but what about November?

We reckon November is the best time of the year to catch up on all of the great stuff you might have missed out on in the previous eleven or so months, and we've put together two lists for you to work your way through, one looks at some amazing new TV that arrived this year, and the other at a group of movies that deserved more love in 2020.

All of the shows and movies are available to watch on NOW TV right now, so you can begin scheduling the rest of your month accordingly!

TV SHOWS

Avenue 5

From the creator of The Thick Of It and VEEP, this brilliant space-set comedy finds the legendary Hugh Laurie as the captain of a first-class space cruiser that, due to a series of technical malfunctions, suddenly finds itself on a several-decades-long journey back home.

Gangs Of London

Anyone who has ever seen The Raid movies will know that director Gareth Evans has an unmatched eye for violent action, and he brings those talents to London for this gripping thriller dealing with warring gangs and an undercover cop in the middle of it all.

The Outsider

Stephen King was very, VERY happy with this adaptation of one of his recent, incredibly creepy stories. A sceptic police officer (Ben Mendelsohn) and a psychically-gifted private detective (Cynthia Erivo) are forced to team up when what appears to be a shapeshifting serial killer begins preying on the children of a small town.

The Third Day

Jude Law and James Bond regular Naomie Harris star in this constantly unravelling mystery, playing a man and woman who separately find themselves drawn to a suspicious island off the coast of England. To give much more of the plot away would ruin the many, many surprises the plot has in store.

The Undoing

We've already been telling anyone who will listen that they should be watching this murder mystery thriller, as Nicole Kidman reunites with the mind behind Big Little Lies, telling the story of a successful Manhattan therapist who suddenly finds herself at the centre of a violent murder investigation.

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MOVIES

The Invisible Man

We've already called this the best scary movie of 2020, and we stand by that. The Handmaid's Tale star Elisabeth Moss stars as the ex of an abusive genius, who believes he has successfully faked his death and found a way to torment her in a way that only she can perceive.

Underwater

Fans of Alien will find a lot to like in this claustrophobic thriller. Kristen Stewart stars as one of the survivors of a disaster at the sea-bed base, and she and her fellow survivors try to find a way back to surface before whatever caused the death of their co-workers finishes them all off.

Waves

A hugely emotional drama that looks at the journey of a suburban family - led by a well-intentioned but overly-domineering father - as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

Le Mans 66

Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in this brilliant based-on-a-true-story drama, as engineers working for Ford when they suddenly decide they want to take on Ferrari in the world of big league races. From the director of Logan, it is filled with amazing performances, not least from Irish talent Caitriona Balfe.

The Hunt

The movie that Donald Trump actively tried to have banned from cinemas (kind of)! It is not nearly as incendiary as was first thought, but it is a brilliantly dark comedy-thriller, focusing on a group of people who wake up in a field and find they are the prey in a hunting game organised by the super-rich.

These hidden gems and more are available to stream right now on NOW TV with an Entertainment Pass and Sky Cinema Pass.

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