Here Are All the Movies Coming Out on Thanksgiving Weekend For Your Viewing Pleasure

For many people, one of the most fun traditions of the long Thanksgiving weekend is planning to see one of the many new movies coming out ahead of the holiday rush. After 2020's sluggish movie release schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 is getting back on track, with several new titles releasing in theaters and on streamers.

Whether you're looking for a family-friendly feature, a quiet drama, or some action-packed thrills, there's a movie coming out soon that's perfect for you! We've rounded up all the movies you can expect to see this Thanksgiving — keep reading for a complete overview of what your Thanksgiving movie options will be.

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It wouldn't be the holiday season without at least one new Disney movie! This year, it's a heartwarming family musical (with songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda) centered on Mirabel, a girl who lives with her magically gifted family in the mountains of Colombia, in a place called the Encanto — only she's the only member of her family without powers. So when her family's magic is in danger of disappearing, it's up to Mirabel to save them all.

Encanto hits theaters on Nov. 24.

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House of Gucci

Adam Driver and Lady Gaga lead an all-star cast in this much-anticipated drama about the infamous murder of fashion maven Maurizio Gucci. Set in 1995, the movie follows the events leading up to and following Gucci's murder and the ripple effects it causes throughout the family and the fashion world.

House of Gucci hits theaters on Nov. 24.

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The Humans

Stephen Karam's Tony Award-winning play becomes a movie in this relatable, family-centric drama. One Thanksgiving, the entire Blake family gathers to celebrate at Brigid Blake (Beanie Feldstein) and her boyfriend Richard's (Steven Yeun) run-down NYC apartment, but the holiday dinner turns into a slow unraveling of the conflicts and issues that various family members have repressed for years instead.

Watch The Humans on Showtime starting Nov. 24.

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Halle Berry stars as disgraced MMA fighter Jackie Justice in this sports movie tale of redemption. After falling from the height of her career, Jackie reenters the ring for one last shot at victory after the 6-year-old son she gave up for adoption comes back into her life.

Watch Bruised on Netflix starting Nov. 24.

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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

If scary movies are your vibe, the latest Resident Evil movie arrives with a funny-sounding title that hides a survival horror setup this Thanksgiving. In a dying town that once hosted a shady pharmaceutical company, evil lurks just beneath the surface, waiting to be unleashed. When it finally breaks through and transforms the residents into something strange, a small group of survivors works together to find out the truth and get out alive.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City hits theaters on Nov. 24.

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A Boy Called Christmas

Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Haig, this holiday movie follows a seemingly ordinary boy, Nikolas, who sets out in search of his father, who is on his own quest to discover a legendary village of elves. Accompanied by a reindeer called Blitzen and a mouse, Nikolas encounters his true destiny and learns what true magic really is in this reimagining of the Father Christmas story.

Watch A Boy Called Christmas on Netflix starting Nov. 26.

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Licorice Pizza

This coming-of-age film follows two teenagers, Alana (played by Alana Haim of HAIM) and Gary, in 1973 California, growing up and discovering the thrills and pain of first love.

Licorice Pizza hits theaters on Nov. 26.

A Castle For Christmas

A Castle For Christmas

Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes play the romantic leads in this sweet holiday rom-com. Sophie, a famous author, hopes to buy a castle in Scotland, but the current owner is not thrilled about the idea of selling to a foreigner. As the pair try to find a solution to their impasse, they find themselves unexpectedly falling for each other.

Watch A Castle For Christmas on Netflix starting Nov. 26.