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Thanksgiving Movies For The Family

October 4th, 2023Thanksgiving Movies For The Family

Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for turkey (or, perhaps tofurkey), togetherness and hardcore family time. Sitting around the dinner table with your loved ones is one way to connect, but there is nothing like a good movie to bring people together. Here are some upcoming movies to see on the big screen at AMC Theatres this holiday season.

The Marvels

In 2019, Carol Danvers (Academy Award® winner Brie Larson) became one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the release of her first solo film, CAPTAIN MARVEL. A key aspect of her appeal, in addition to her no-nonsense attitude and commitment to justice, is her immense, nearly incomparable power, but even the unbeatable need some help every once in a while.

Help is what the Kree warrior shall receive in THE MARVELS, in the form of Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), also known as Spectrum, and Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), who likes to call herself Ms. Marvel after the trio find themselves mysteriously swapping places with each other whenever they use their powers. CANDYMAN director Nia DaCosta is helming the sequel – and 33rd MCU movie – which is poised to be a fun time for the whole family.

THE MARVELS opens November 10th

Journey To Bethlehem

A young man named Joseph (Milo Manheim) must journey to take his pregnant wife, Mary (Fiona Palomo), to a safe place for her to give birth to the son of God, Jesus. It is a story you have likely heard many times before, but have never seen told quite like this.

Adam Anders – producer of recent movie musicals like Netflix’s THE PROM and composer for 2012’s ROCK OF AGES – makes his directorial debut with this musical retelling of the Biblical story of the Nativity that he also co-wrote with HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL writer, Peter Barsocchini. Also starring Antonio Banderas, JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM is a perfect choice for families seeking a holiday treat that explores the roots of the season.

JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM opens November 10th

The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes

Decades before Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteered for the 74th annual Hunger Games, changing the course of her people’s history, Coriolanus Snow – the future president of Panem – made an impression on the dystopian nation as the Capitol tribute for the event’s 10th anniversary. His story will be told in THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES.

Up-and-coming English actor Tom Blyth stars as young Snow, leading an all-star cast that also includes Rachel Zegler, Hunter Schafer, Jason Schwartzman, and Viola Davis. The prequel, based on the YA fantasy novel by series creator Suzanne Collins, also marks the return of director Francis Lawrence to the franchise which, despite its dark subject matter, is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy.


Next Goal Wins

Following his latest contribution to the MCU, 2022’S THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER, Taika Waititi is returning to his roots as the director of indie comedies like WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS and HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE. This time, the busy OscarⓇ winner – for writing his satirical historical drama, JOJO RABBIT – is tackling a new territory for him: the sports drama.

Based on a 2014 documentary of the same time, NEXT GOAL WINS is the inspiring true story of a soccer team with an infamously devastating losing streak who miraculously manage to turn things around with the help of new coach, played by Michael Fassbender. Even non-sports fans may find themselves wrapped up in this underdog story, which also stars Elisabeth Moss, Will Arnett, and Waititi himself.

 NEXT GOAL WINS opens November 17th

Trolls Band Together

Rarely has a popular line of toys managed to breed a big screen franchise as successful and beloved as that of the TROLLS movies. Perhaps the secret is not in the collectible figurines that inspired the films, but the all-star cast and, especially the music, which there will be plenty more of in the latest installment, TROLLS BAND TOGETHER.

After Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) finally become an official couple, she learns that her new beau was in her favorite boy band, BroZone, with his brothers, whom he is forced to reunite with after one of them, Floyd (Troye Sivan) is kidnapped by evil pop duo, Velvet (Amy Schumer) and Veneer (Andrew Rannells). The latest family-friendly adventure in this hit series from DreamWorks brings in even more newcomers to the voice cast, including Kid Cudi, Eric Andre, and Daveed Diggs.

 TROLLS BAND TOGETHER opens November 17th


They say that when you wish upon a star, it makes no difference who you are because anything your heart desires will come to you. However, how is this possible and where did this magical star come from, exactly?

The origins of the very same star that some of Disney’s most iconic characters looked to for a miracle will be revealed in WISH – the feature-length debut of director Fawn Veerasunthorn who co-directs with Disney veteran Chris Buck. The animated adventure also stars Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose and prolific voice actor, Alan Tudyk.

 WISH opens November 22nd

Give thanks for this plentiful feast of fun, family-friendly movies heading to an AMC Theatres near you!

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