Generally, we can expect the November and December months to offer up a slew of new films, many of which are mostly geared toward children, with Christmas themes that are repeated every year. After a little while, these films get a bit old, in the sense that not everyone needs to see new Christmas movies every year. However, before you give up on film and settle down with your tv guide as your main source of entertainment this season, you may want to check out the lists of upcoming movie releases. This season will be bringing a more diverse selection than usual, featuring a number of extremely intriguing movies that promise to be well worth watching. Here are a few in particular to keep your eye on.

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

Based on a novel with the same name, the film follows a 9 year old boy in the years after losing his father in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It is part drama and part mystery, as the boy copes with the loss while uncovering a mysterious key in his father’s possessions and searching for the lock that matches it. Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock star in this movie that is sure to be both emotional and entertaining.


This is probably the most intriguing family film hitting theaters this holiday season, largely because it is a kids’ adventure directed by Martin Scorsese. The film follows an orphaned boy living in a Paris train station, who unlocks a world of mystery and begins a fantastical journey. Jude Law stars, along with Sacha Baren Cohen and Ben Kingsley, in a movie that promises to be filled with magic.

War Horse

This film has been talked about for some time, and many who pay attention were wondering if and when it would actually be released. A long-cherished project by mastermind Steven Spielberg, this film examines the first World War through the travels and trials of a single war horse named Joey.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol


If you’re hoping for raw entertainment this holiday season, this is likely to be your best option. One of the few series to be extended without being criticized heavily, the Mission Impossible films seem to be perfectly entertaining, as long as we get to see Tom Cruise… well, being Tom Cruise. This film, judging by its trailers, will offer all of the ridiculous stunts and improbable triumphs of its predecessors, and should be particularly fun for fans of the franchise.

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