10 New Movies to See in Theaters Over Thanksgiving Weekend

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From 'Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' to Disney's 'Wish,' here are all the new movies playing in theaters over Thanksgiving weekend

<p>Murray Close; DreamWorks Animation; Pief Weyman / TriStar Pictures / Courtesy Everett</p>

Murray Close; DreamWorks Animation; Pief Weyman / TriStar Pictures / Courtesy Everett

Plenty of films are hitting the big screen over Thanksgiving weekend.

Once you’re done loading up on turkey and watching the parade, you can head to the theater to take in a blockbuster or bond with your family over an indie flick.

Thankfully, there are plenty of new movies for all audiences. Wanting something with lots of action? The odds are in your favor with The Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which recently topped the box following its release.

Looking for a family-friendly film to see with young kiddos? Be sure to check out Disney’s latest fantasy film, Wish.

There are even some holiday-themed thrills with Thanksgiving starring none other than PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive, Patrick Dempsey.

See what other films will be playing on the big screen this Thanksgiving weekend.

The Marvels

<p>Laura Radford/Courtesy of Marvel Studios</p>

Laura Radford/Courtesy of Marvel Studios

Directed by Nia DaCosta, the Captain Marvel sequel features an epic team up between Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), who have to work together once they realize that they switch places with one another every time they use their powers.

Related: How to Watch The Marvels, Including When It Will Likely Stream on Disney+

Trolls Band Together

<p>Universal Pictures</p>

Universal Pictures

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake reunite as everyone’s favorite musical trolls, Poppy and Branch, in the third installment of the franchise. In addition to fun pop covers the whole family will love, the soundtrack also features a brand-new song by *NSYNC, their first in over a decade.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

<p>Murray Close/Lionsgate</p>

Murray Close/Lionsgate

Based on Suzanne Collins’ novel of the same name, the new Hunger Games prequel follows a young Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) before he becomes president of Panem. As he’s chosen as a mentor in the 10th annual Hunger Games, he develops a strong connection with a District 12 tribute named Lucy Gray (Rachel Zegler) who will change the course of his life forever.


<p>Pief Weyman / TriStar Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection</p>

Pief Weyman / TriStar Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

Based on Eli Roth's mock trailer of the same name from Grindhouse, the slasher film starring Patrick Dempsey takes place in Plymouth, Mass. as an axe-wielding murderer begins killing people off one by one.

Next Goal Wins

<p>Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/Searchlight Pictures</p>

Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/Searchlight Pictures

Based on the 2014 documentary of the same name, the sports drama from director Taika Waititi tells the story of Dutch-American coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender)'s efforts to lead the American Samoa national football team to qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


<p>Courtesy Prime</p>

Courtesy Prime

Starring Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi, the black comedy follows an Oxford University student who becomes infatuated with his schoolmate and invites him to spend the summer with him and his family.

May December

<p>Francois Duhamel / Courtesy of Netflix</p>

Francois Duhamel / Courtesy of Netflix

Loosely based on the real-life case of Mary Kay Letourneau, the film follows an actress (Natalie Portman) who studies the life of a woman named Gracie Atherton-Yoo, who, when she was 36, began an affair with a 13-year-old named Joe Yoo (Charles Melton) at a pet shop where they worked, sparking a tabloid obsession.




Disney’s new musical fantasy film follows a young girl named Asha (Ariana DeBose) who makes a wish on a star — which then comes down from the sky, causing all kinds of chaos in her mystical town.


<p>Sony Pictures Entertainment</p>

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Starring Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte, the historical drama follows the rise and fall of the Emperor of the French.


<p>Jason McDonald/Netflix</p>

Jason McDonald/Netflix

Directed by Bradley Cooper, the biographical drama film centers around the relationship between American composer Leonard Bernstein (Cooper) and his wife Felicia Montealegre (Carey Mulligan).

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