It’s the most wonderful time of the year and this is especially true for movie lovers. This November and December bring many new movies to the silver screen. So if you’re looking for some fun in the great indoors this holiday season, check out these movies that are coming to theaters near you.
These movies are highly anticipated, and their movie makers hope they will benefit from releasing their films over the holiday season.
Penguins of Madagascar
Release Date: Nov. 21
Synopsis: If you’re looking for an animated comedy to watch with your family this season, you might want to see this one. The movie is about penguins that join with an undercover organization to stop Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world.
Starring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights
The Imitation Game
Release Date: Nov. 21
Synopsis: If you’re a history buff or Benedict Cumberbatch fan, you will enjoy this movie about an English mathematician that helps crack the enigma code for Great Britain during World War II.
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Release Date: Dec. 17
Synopsis: Fans of the Hobbit Saga hope that Peter Jackson will meet their expectations in this 6th and final film taking place in Middle-Earth. This time, Bilbo and company go to war against the dragon Smaug and try to keep him from destroying Middle-Earth.
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Benedict Cumberbatch
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Release Date: Dec. 19
Synopsis: If you enjoyed the first two Night at the Museum movies, then you’ll want to catch the third installment. This time, Larry travels the globe to complete his quest of saving the magic of the museum before time runs out.
Starring: Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
Into the Woods
Release Date: December 25
Synopsis: Based on the musical of the same name, Into the Woods is a modern twist on fairy tales like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and the Beanstalk. All these fairytales come together to tell a story about a baker and his wife, who are trying to start a family by eliminating a curse placed on them by a witch.
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp
The Dark Horses
Perhaps you want to see the movies that fly under the radar and are not getting much attention. These are the movies for you and you can claim that you saw them before they were cool.
Exodus: God and Kings
Release Date: Dec. 12
Synopsis: Based on the book of Exodus, this film tells the classic religious tale of Moses rising up against the Pharaoh Ramses. Played by Christian Bale, Moses leads a group of slaves to the Promised Land and they endure the cycle of plagues sent by God.
Starring: Christian Bale, Aaron Paul
Release Date: Dec. 25
Synopsis: Directed by Angeline Jolie, Unbroken highlights the life of Louis Zamperini, a distance runner for the United States Olympic team who was captured by Japanese forces and forced into a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II. If you want to learn more about this American hero, you can read the book Unbroken written by Laura Hillenbrand .
Starring: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson
Sources: IMDB, YouTube