It also means a new month's worth of shows and movies to plow through on Netflix. While the list for upcoming content is extensive, we decided to toss together a vet's viewing guide for the next few weeks to make your November binge-watching a little bit easier.
Here are the new additions to Netflix's collection of military-themed movies and shows.
Fair Game (2010)
A political thriller based on a true story, the film follows CIA operative Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) whose identity is leaked to the press — politically motivated payback for a 2003 New York Times op-ed her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn) wrote, in which he refuted the government’s justification for the invasion of Iraq. Fair Game will be available on Netflix Nov. 1.
Medal of Honor (2018)
The documentary series chronicles the lives and extraordinary deeds of eight service members who were awarded the nation’s highest commendation for valor. Through a mix of historical footage, reenactments, and interviews — some with the recipients themselves — the show seems to be just as much about the men who earned the medal, as it is the award itself. Medal of Honor begins streaming Nov. 9.
Outlaw King (2018)
Also debuting Nov. 9, this period drama follows the ascendance of Robert The Bruce (Chris Pine) from exiled Scottish nobleman, to outlaw hero, and king, as he leads a band of a ragtag warriors against the occupying English forces. If you've re-watched Braveheart one too many times and are on the hunt for a new brutal medieval bloodbath, heavy on Scottish accents and hand-to-hand combat, this may be worth adding to the queue.
This Danish crime series follows CC, a war veteran who returns home in search of peace and a sense of normalcy — which unsurprisingly, he doesn’t find. Burdened with guilt from his past deployment, CC joins up with his best friend’s widow to infiltrate a nefarious Copenhagen biker gang. On its face, the plot seems a bit outlandish, but if nothing else it’s sure to be something different when it arrives Nov. 13.
Narcos: Mexico (2018):
Beginning Nov. 16, Michael Peña stars as DEA agent Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena, in the latest addition to streaming service’s crime series. Set in the 1980s, Narcos: Mexico zeroes in on the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel, led by Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna), who’s taken over the operation and aims to create a sprawling drug empire. The newest iteration of the show seems poised to deliver on the series’ staples: A broad cast of complex and flawed characters navigating a morally grey world; a mix of clandestine ops and gumshoe detective work spliced with violent action; and heavy questions about America’s war on drugs.
An E-2D Hawkeye assigned to the Bluetails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 lands on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Will Hardy)
Nobody can be told what The Matrix is; you have to see it for yourself.
More than two decades after The Matrix showed the world what the future of the sci-fi action flick could look like, Warner Bros. Pictures plans on producing a fourth installment of the groundbreaking epic saga, Variety first reported on Tuesday.
Sailors from Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 1 conduct category III qualifications on the M2A1 heavy machine gun at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. CRS-1 is qualifying for future mobilization requirements. (U.S. Navy/Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Kenji Shiroma)
The Navy is considering giving Ma Deuce a quiet new update.
A competitor performs push-ups during the physical fitness event at the Minnesota Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition on April 4, 2019, at Camp Ripley, Minnesota. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. Sebastian Nemec)
Despite what you may have heard, the Army has not declared war on mustaches.
The Army W.T.F! Moments Facebook page on Monday posted a memo written by a 3rd Infantry Division company commander telling his soldiers that only the fittest among them will be allowed to sprout facial hair under their warrior nostrils.
"During my tenure at Battle Company, I have noticed a direct correlation between mustaches and a lack of physical fitness," the memo says. "In an effort to increase the physical fitness of Battle Company, mustaches will not be authorized for any soldier earning less than a 300 on the APFT [Army Physical Fitness Test]."