Looking for something to do on Thanksgiving? While dinner is the big event of the day for many, there’s still plenty of time to sit back and watch a film with your family. And this year, there are plenty of great options in theaters.
From action films and historical biopics to romantic comedies and animated adventures, there are choices aplenty this Thanksgiving weekend. Continue reading to browse the 14 Best Movies to See in Theaters This Thanksgiving.
Elsa, Anna and the gang are returning for Frozen II on Nov. 22 — the perfect film to see for a family outing. In Frozen II, viewers will meet magical new creatures and hear new songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
This biopic is based on the incredible real life of Harriet Tubman, a slave-turned-abolitionist who worked to free hundreds of slaves in the Underground Railroad. It stars Cynthia Erivo as Tubman, as well as Leslie Odom Jr, Joe Alwyn and Janelle Monáe.
The Good Liar
This crime thriller, based on the novel of the same name, stars Ian McKellen as a con artist who targets a wealthy widow, Helen Mirren. But the tables are turned when it’s revealed that both characters actually have pasts that are deeply intertwined.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
If you’re looking for something inspiring to watch this Thanksgiving, look no further than A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Staring Tom Hanks as renowned children’s show host Fred Rogers, this film focuses on the friendship between Rogers and Lloyd Vogel, played by Matthew Rhys.
Terminator: Dark Fate
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton are back in the latest installment in the Terminator series — Terminator: Dark Fate. Set twenty years after Sarah Connor prevented Judgement Day, the film sees Schwarzenegger return as a T-800 to help Connor stop a new Terminator in the year 2020.
Feast of the Seven Fishes
Set in the 1980s during the heyday of MTV, this comedy film centers on a working-class, Italian-American family as they prepare for a feast on Christmas Eve. Starring Skyler Gisondo, Madison Iseman, Addison Timlin, Josh Helman, Joe Pantoliano, Paul Ben-Victor and Ray Abruzzo.
This action-comedy is the third installment in the Charlie’s Angels film franchise and continues the story. It stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as a new generation of private detectives called into action to stop a dangerous technology.
Queen & Slim
First dates can often go wrong, but probably not like this. Queen & Slim stars Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya as the titular characters, this film follows both characters on the run after things go awry during a traffic stop on their first date.
What better movie to watch during a family gathering than one about a family gathering? But things don’t go as expected during the reunion in 21 Knives, a murder mystery and black comedy starring an ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette and others.
This historical war film, based on the real-life events of the Battle of Midway during WWII, takes place shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. It an ensemble cast, including Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Tadanobu Asano and Woody Harrelson.
If you’re a fan of good old-fashioned holiday rom-coms, you’re probably want to add Last Christmas to the list this year. It’s a classic romantic comedy starring Emilia Clarke as cynical Christmas store employee Kate as she falls for a mysterious man named Tom, played by Henry Golding.
In the mood for an action film? Consider 21 Bridges, a film starring Chadwick Boseman as a NYPD detective on the hunt for a pair of cop killers. As he locks down Manhattan, Boseman’s character begins to unravel a massive and surprising conspiracy.
This family-friendly and holiday-themed film stars Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Heidi Klum and James Franco voicing animated characters in the polar regions. In the film, the Arctic Fox tries to prove his meddle as a sled dog — but end up uncovering a conspiracy to melt the poles.
Halloween may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a spooky film this Thanksgiving. Doctor Sleep is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name — which is actually a sequel to The Shining. It stars Ewan McGregor as Danny Torrance, a man with psychic abilities struggling with trauma.