At The Movies | Five Films Worth Seeing This Holiday Weekend

This past year has been a big year in the box offices, and it is closing out with some of the best films yet. The Holiday season always marks a time of big releases at theaters and this year is certainly no different. While many of us will spend the holidays with friends and family, many more of us will be taking in a film a two as well.

This year has some great selections at the box office, and today we take a look at five films that are worth checking out this upcoming Holiday Weekend. We have five of the best in the box office right now, and we have something for everyone in the family from comedy to drama and even an animated selection that kids and adults alike will love. Have a look below and plan accordingly!

Fences

This stunning film is directed by and stars Denzel Washington. He plays a former Negro League player, now working as a waste collector who struggles to provide for his family while coming to terms with the events of his life. The film also stars Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson and Saniyya Sidney. The film is in theaters now, so check it out before the weekend comes, but certainly don’t miss it!

Photo: Collider

Live By Night

Live By Night is an American Crime film that was written directed and co-produced by Ben Affleck. The film stars Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Chris Cooper, while based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. The film finds Ben Affleck as the son of a Boston Police Captain who moves to Tampa, Florida and becomes a bootlegger. The film is set to release on Christmas day in a limited release, and is definitely something worth adding to your list of ‘must see’ films this weekend!

Photo: Variety

Sing

If you are looking for something the whole family will enjoy, Sing is it! This animated film features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton and Nick Kroll, while also boasting more than 85 classic songs from famous artists. The film is something the kids will love, and something the adults will be rocking along with thanks to an incredible selection and catalog of music. This will have you singing all weekend long!

Photo: Coming Soon

Why Him?

If unadulterated laughs are more your style, ‘Why Him?’ should be seen this coming weekend. The film was directed by John Hamburg and stars James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck and Keegan-Michael Key. The film finds Bryan Cranston at odds with his daughter’s new boyfriend. After being introduced to Stephanie’s wealthy and famous boyfriend, dad becomes a bit annoyed at his vulgar, gregarious, and blunt personality and begins to despise him. Things change, though. Do not miss out on this one, and get ready to laugh!

Photo: 20th Century Fox

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures is another great one worth checking out upon its Christmas Day release. The film was directed by Theodore Melfi from a screenplay co-written with Allison Schroeder and stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Parsons. The film tells the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson and her two colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who helped NASA catch up in the Space Race. Get inspired and see something important!

Photo: The New York Times