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Which movie should you see in theaters with your family on Thanksgiving?

Justice League (YouTube)
November 22, 2017

It’s not Thanksgiving until somebody has accused someone else of ruining Thanksgiving. Once you’re at that point, it’s time to step away from the political debate and take a terse car ride to the movie theater. No one can fight and your little sister has to put away her phone for a whole two hours—it’ll be magical. But what to see?

If you have kids to consider … “Coco”

There’s a new Pixar movie out? And it explores Mexican heritage? Of course you should take the kids to this. You should probably go even if you don’t have kids.

If you thought “Batman v. Superman” was a good time … “Justice League”

Don’t let critics deter you. You know what you like, even if no one else can understand.

If your aunt likes to cry during movies … “Wonder”

This one is a tearjerker. Plus: Julia Roberts. It’s a fact that everyone’s aunt loves Julia Roberts.

If you thought Chris Hemsworth was the best part of “Ghostbusters” … “Thor: Ragnorak”

Chris Hemsworth is funny! Who knew? Now watch Marvel capitalize on it.

If no one in your family is subtly racist … “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Whoa, kudos to your family. This is a pointed film, so unless everyone is extremely chill, better save this one for a later date.

If you’ve got a veteran in the group … “Thank You for Your Service”

An obvious choice. But even if you don’t have a veteran, dads love war-related movies.

If you’re going to be plugged into the Oscars in a few months … “Lady Bird”

Everyone’s raving about this one. If you watch it now, you’ll have something to root for in a few months.

If you’re trying to show Mom a little appreciation … “A Bad Moms Christmas”

This isn’t a great movie, but Mom just cooked a whole dinner and has been secretly downing wine all day, so she’ll probably find it hilarious.


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