There Are 11 New Movies Out On Thanksgiving This Year

Looking for pre or post-Thanksgiving dinner plans? The movies coming out on Thanksgiving in 2019 are stocked with treats for every age and mood.

November has already delivered some high profile films like the new Charlie's Angels reboot and holiday flick Last Christmas, with its much talked-about twist ending. But there's so much more to come by Thanksgiving day. For example, there's a highly-anticipated animated film coming for the kids (and the adults too, because animation is awesome), several sinister thrillers, a feel good biopic, and even a couple of holiday films. After all, the end of Thanksgiving does mark the official changing of the holiday guard over to Christmas.


Many of these movies can be seen in theaters this Thanksgiving, but if you know you're going to be too full of turkey and mashed potatoes to want to leave the house on that Thursday (same), you still have so many options. Netflix is dropping three anticipated movies in the days leading up to and on Thanksgiving for all of us to enjoy. Two are Christmas films and one is a mob drama. You know, a little something for everyone.

To learn about what else will be available this Turkey Day, keep reading.

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The Knight Before Christmas

Premiere date: On Netflix Nov. 21

Netflix holiday movies are truly a sight to behold. Coming of the cult success of The Princess Switch, Vanessa Hudgens stars in
The Knight Before Christmas as a high school science teacher. When a medieval knight accidentally time travels into her world, he may be the answer to her lovelorn wishes.

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Frozen II

Premiere date: In theaters Nov. 22

This highly-anticipated Disney sequel took six long years to create, and fans won't want to miss what the studio has cooked up this time. The sequel follows Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven away from Arendelle to learn more about Elsa's magical powers.

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21 Bridges

Premiere date: In theaters Nov. 22

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman helms this film about a New York City cop on the hunt for two people who murdered officers on his team. Along the way, he uncovers a huge conspiracy that will leave him questioning everything. The movie gets its title from the 21 Manhattan bridges that are closed down to keep the suspects in.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Premiere date: In theaters Nov. 22

Based on the true story of a journalist's friendship with Mr. Fred Rogers, this movie will tug at all of your heartstrings. Perennial nice guy Tom Hanks plays the children's TV star for extra effect.
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The Courier

Premiere date: In theaters Nov. 22

Gary Oldman stars in this action drama about a London courier who realizes that one of their packages to deliver is a bomb. What happens next could change everything.
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Premiere date: In theaters Nov. 22

A group of astronauts must decide what to do when an unnatural event kills the entire population on earth while they're out in space. Is that kind of world even worth returning to? Grey's Anatomy's Kate Walsh and This Is Us' Omar Epps star. Miranda Cosgrove of Drake and Josh fame also appears.

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Dark Waters

Premiere date: In theaters Nov. 22

Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway star in this drama about a lawyer who learns about a huge conspiracy. As he investigates the link between citizen deaths and a major corporation, his own life and that of his family could be at risk too.

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Knives Out

Premiere date: In theaters Nov. 27

An eccentric family gathers for the patriarch's 85th birthday. But when he dies during the proceedings, a local detective is on the case, and the rest of the family members could be suspects. This film has an ensemble cast made up of A-listers like Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Daniel Craig, Katherine Langford, and more.
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Queen & Slim

Premiere date: In theaters Nov. 27

Billed as the "black Bonnie and Clyde" we've always needed, Queen & Slim stars Newcomer Jodie Turner-Smith as Queen and Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya as Slim. Their first date goes south when they're pulled over and the police officer attacks them. The situation escalates to self defense against the cop, forcing them to go on the run.

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The Irishman

Premiere date: Hits Netflix on Nov. 27

Robert De Niro stars in this Martin Scorsese movie about, you guessed it: the mob. He plays truck driver and mob hitman Frank Sheeran who may have had something to do with Jimmy Hoffa's (Al Pacino) infamous, and unsolved, death.

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Holiday Rush

Premiere date: Hits Netflix on Nov. 28

A Million Little Things star Romany Malco stars in this Netflix holiday film. He plays a fired DJ who brings his four children to live with his aunt. All the while, he's trying to make it back into the business to give his family the Christmas they're accustomed to.

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