Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be all about chowing down on delicious turkey and stuffing. There are plenty of activities you and your loved ones could do over the holiday, including take in a few movies at your local theater.
This coming weekend, there a bunch of great titles coming out including the highly buzzed-about Disney film, “Moana,” and the hilariously dark Christmas movie “Bad Santa 2.”
Check out the list of movies being released Thanksgiving weekend below, and some of the best movies to catch that are already in theaters.
Opening Wednesday, Nov. 23:
“Moana” (PG): This family-friendly Disney movie follows Moana (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho), a young girl who enlists the demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) to help her go on a dangerous mission across the ocean in order to save her people.
“Allied” (R): The movie tells the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) who falls in love and marries French Resistance fighter Marianna Beausejour (Marion Cotillard). Their marriage is going well until Vatan is told that his wife coud be a sleeper spy working for the Germans.
“Bad Santa 2” (R): Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) is back. In this followup to the 2003 movie “Bad Santa,” Soke teams up with his sidekick Marcus (Tony Cox) to rob a charity event in Chicago.
“Rules Don’t Apply” (PG-13): Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins) is stuck in a difficult situation when she starts to fall in love with her driver Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich). Their romance seems like a match made in heaven, but their religious backgrounds and Mabrey’s acting contract forbidding the romance complicates things.
“Kill Command” (Unrated): Set in the near future, a group of Marine soldiers have to fight for their lives after coming across deadly robots on a remote island.
“Lion” (PG-13): Saroo (Dev Patel) was 5 years old when he lost his family in India. He was adopted by an Australian woman (Nicole Kidman) and her husband, but as an adult, Saroo sets out on an adventure — with the help of Google Earth — to find his long-lost family.
Movies Already In Theaters:
“The Edge Of Seventeen” (R): Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) already finds high school difficult, but when her popular older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend, Krista (Haley Lu Richardson), things go from bad to worse.
“Bleed For This” (R): This movie is based on the true story of Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza (Miles Teller) who rises to stardom after winning two world title fights. His world is turned upside down after a near-fatal car accident leaves him with a broken neck, but with the help of a trainer, he’s able to get himself ready for what could be his last fight.
“Fantastic Beats And Where To Find Them” (PG-13): Wizard Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a trip to find and document all the magical creatures he has come across. When he stops in New York, things go awry when some of his beasts escape. The story is set in the Wizarding World about 70 years before Harry Potter is born.
“Almost Christmas” (PG-13): Walter Meyer (Danny Glover) thought it would be a good idea to invite his children and other family members to his house for the Christmas holiday, but he quickly learns that having everyone under one roof may not have been the best idea.