New Movies to Watch in Theatres on Thanksgiving 2020
10/26/2020 • 3 min read
Thanksgiving is always a good time to watch new movies in theatres. Some of the year's biggest films are released when families have time off and plenty of opportunities to go to the movies. Thanksgiving 2020 will be a little bit different, since the months that lead up to this year's holiday has been the most unusual many of us have ever experienced.
We're looking forward to all the things Thanksgiving represents — being able to be with our families, loved ones, and friends for a good meal and a trip to the movies — more than usual this year, even if we have to achieve all those things in different ways than normal. Movies, however, will be the constant. Here are the new movies to watch in theatres over the long weekend, too!
(Note: Some release dates are still subject to change.)
Thanksgiving 2020 Movies
The Croods: A New Age
Go back in time with Nicolas Cage, Catherine Keener, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Peter Dinklage, and Kelly Marie Tran as they voice two prehistoric families. The Croods have survived dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family. The Croods need a new place to live. When they discover an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs, they think their problems are solved… except for one thing. Another family already lives there: the Bettermans. When they take the Croods in as the world’s first houseguests, it isn’t long before tensions escalate between the cave family and the modern family. But then a new threat propels both families on an epic adventure outside the safety of the wall, one that will force them to embrace their differences, draw strength from each other and forge a future together.
Still in Theaters
The Last Vermeer
Guy Pearce (L.A. CONFIDENTIAL), Claes Bang (THE SQUARE), and Vicky Krieps (PHANTOM THREAD) star in THE LAST VERMEER, the surprising and intense true post-WWII story of notorious art dealer Han Van Meegeren. While Joseph Piller (Bang), a Dutch Jew, was fighting in the Resistance during the Second World War, the witty, debonair aesthete, Han van Meegeren (Pearce) was hosting hedonistic soirées and selling Dutch art treasures to Hermann Goring and other top Nazis. Following the war, Piller becomes an investigator assigned the task of identifying and redistributing stolen art, resulting in the flamboyant van Meegeren being accused of collaboration — a crime punishable by death. But, despite mounting evidence, Piller, with the aid of his assistant (Krieps), becomes increasingly convinced of Han's innocence and finds himself in the unlikely position of fighting to save his life.
In the 1840s, acclaimed self-taught paleontologist Mary Anning works alone on the wild and brutal Southern English coastline of Lyme Regis. The days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now hunts for common fossils to sell to rich tourists to support herself and her ailing widowed mother. When one such tourist, Roderick Murchison, arrives in Lyme on the first leg of a European tour, he entrusts Mary with the care of his young wife Charlotte, who is recuperating from a personal tragedy. Mary, whose life is a daily struggle on the poverty line, cannot afford to turn him down but, proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, she clashes with her unwanted guest. Despite the chasm between their social spheres and personalities, Mary and Charlotte discover they can each offer what the other has been searching for: the realization that they are not alone. It is the beginning of a passionate and all-consuming love affair that will defy all social boundaries and alter the course of both lives irrevocably.
Prepare to get FREAKY with a twisted take on the body-swap movie when a teenage girl switches bodies with a relentless serial killer. Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton, BLOCKERS) is just trying to survive the bloodthirsty halls of Blissfield High and the cruelty of the popular crowd. When she becomes the newest target of The Butcher (Vince Vaughn), her town’s infamous serial killer, senior year becomes the least of her worries. When The Butcher’s mystical ancient dagger causes him and Millie to wake up in each other’s bodies, Millie learns that she has just 24 hours to get her body back before the switch becomes permanent and she’s trapped in the form of a middle-aged maniac forever. The only problem is she now looks like a towering psychopath who’s the target of a city-wide manhunt while The Butcher looks like her and has brought his appetite for carnage to Homecoming.
Let Him Go
Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his wife Margaret (Diane Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, headed by matriarch Blanche Weboy. When they discover the Weboys have no intention of letting the child go, George and Margaret are left with no choice but to fight for their family.
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