The Five Best New Movies to See Thanksgiving Weekend

Kathy Bates is the best part of Bad Santa 2.
Kathy Bates is the best part of Bad Santa 2.
Ascot Elite Entertainment

Tired of avoiding talking about politics with your family? You're in luck: There are plenty of good movies out this weekend, from a solid feel-good flick from Disney, to a sci-fi thriller about the way we communicate, to a spy movie that feels fresh.

Keep reading for our list of the best new movies to catch this weekend and links to their reviews.

A breakthrough in princess-ing.
A breakthrough in princess-ing.
Courtesy Walt Disney

Moana
"Maybe it was the agitated, election-induced state of mind I was in when I saw it, but Disney’s Moana feels like a movie about..." Continue reading.

Two actors pretending not to be in love while playing characters pretending to be in love.
Two actors pretending not to be in love while playing characters pretending to be in love.
Courtesy Paramount Pictures

Allied
"As Allied opens, Brad Pitt parachutes so gently and quietly onto a stretch of Moroccan desert that at first you think he..." Continue reading.

Kathy Bates is the best part of Bad Santa 2.
Kathy Bates is the best part of Bad Santa 2.
Ascot Elite Entertainment

Bad Santa 2
"...as I sat in the theater to watch Mark Waters’s Bad Santa 2, the followup to Terry Zwigoff’s original 2003 bullet-train-into-debauchery-and-crassitude heist flick, I marveled at..." Continue reading.

Amy Adams plays a grief-stricken linguist in Arrival.
Amy Adams plays a grief-stricken linguist in Arrival.
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Arrival
"...Arrival, about the mysterious appearance of twelve floating extraterrestrial vessels in different corners of the world, is the best film..." Continue reading.

Loving downplays the historical significance of its subject in favor of a quiet humanity.
Loving downplays the historical significance of its subject in favor of a quiet humanity.
Courtesy of Focus Features

Loving
"With films like Take Shelter, Mud and even this spring's somewhat uneven Midnight Special, Jeff Nichols has steadily built a filmography of terse beauty. With Loving, he tackles the kind of boldface subject matter that ..." Continue reading.

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