16 Movies To See And Stream Thanksgiving Weekend, No Matter Who You Spend It With

Keep everyone at the dinner table entertained.

This Thanksgiving weekend, when you're not in the kitchen or shopping the Black Friday sales, you might be on the lookout for something else to pass the time. When your board game cupboard is coming up short, and there's nothing on TV, a movie can be a great way to keep your friends and family entertained — as long as you find something everyone can agree on.


That's where A Plus comes in. We've done the research for you, and put together a handy guide to what's playing this weekend. No matter who you're spending the holiday with, we've got a recommendation for you. And if none of the options in theaters interest you or your dinner companions, we've included a similar title available to stream on Netflix.

So put on your coat (or your pajamas), and enjoy the show.

If you're with kids ...

In theaters: Coco

Disney/Pixar's latest release is the perfect family fare this holiday. The animated film follows a Mexican boy named Miguel who, on his quest to become a great musician, finds himself in the Land of the Dead.

On Netflix: Moana

If you can't make it to the theater for this November's big Disney release, why not watch last year's? If you never got a chance to see Moana set sail across the ocean (or even if you did), it's available to stream.

If you're with teens ...

In theaters: Justice League

DC's most famous superheroes (including Wonder Woman and Batman) join forces in Hollywood's latest comic book blockbuster that's sure to earn you cool points with your younger relatives.

On Netflix: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Here's another action-packed option about a team of awesome characters working together to defeat evil. Plus, it'll get you in the mood for December's Last Jedi premiere.

If you're with your parents ...

In theaters: Lady Bird

This indie title from director Greta Gerwig is getting a lot of buzz for its funny and heartfelt depiction of a mother-daughter relationship. If you need to convince your parents to see it, just show them its Rotten Tomatoes score.

On Netflix: Boyhood

Another critically acclaimed story of adolescence is available to stream. Just make sure you have three hours to spare for it. (That's easier than the 12 years it took to film it.)

If you're with older relatives ...

In theaters: Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie's classic mystery novel gets a new adaptation with an all-star cast. If your grandparents or other relatives from an older generation have read the book or seen a previous screen adaptation, it'll give you plenty to talk about.

On Netflix: The Prestige

Looking for another period piece with a great cast and a plot full of twists and turns? Check out Christopher Nolan's 2006 magic-focused film on Netflix.

If you're with your significant other ...

In theaters: Call Me By Your Name

Social media buzz surrounds this story of first love, based on the novel of the same name. Set in Italy in the 1980s, it chronicles a romance between the 17-year-old protagonist and his father's student.

On Netflix: Carol

This other recently acclaimed LGBT romance, which was also based on literature and earned several Oscar nominations in 2015, is available to stream with your other half this holiday.

If you're with friends ...

In theaters: Thor: Ragnarok

The latest movie in the Marvel universe offers plenty of laughs and a whole lot of action, making it perfect for this year's post-Friendsgiving outing.

On Netflix: Captain America: Civil War

Catch up with the Avengers who don't make an appearance in the newest title, and get an introduction to Black Panther before next year's standalone film.

If you're by yourself ...

In theaters: A Bad Moms Christmas

What better time to skip the family-friendly titles and enjoy an R-rated comedy? Not to mention, it'll put you in the Christmas spirit.

On Netflix: anything and everything

Is there something you've been meaning to watch but haven't had the time? Take advantage of having no one around to fight over the remote and enjoy a little "me" time.

If you're with some combination of the above ...

In theaters: Wonder

It's the perfect time of year for a heartwarming movie for all ages, and this story about a young boy with facial differences checks all the boxes.

On Netflix: Beauty and the Beast

You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who's opposed to watching this year's live-action version of one of Disney's most beloved animated musicals. And since you'll be at home, you're free to sing along.

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