It’s finally here! Thanksgiving is a movie goer’s favorite holiday. It’s the first chance you get to log countless hours in a dark movie theater to make up for the past three months of countless hours in the library, an opportunity to see a real movie rather than those independent, no-name movies in your Netflix queue, and the ideal time to eat your weight in two different foods: turkey and popcorn.
The Oscars are approaching fast, and with nominations being announced on Jan. 15, 2013, production studios are scrambling to put out their best films in order to impress the Academy. For movie lovers across the world, the next two months will be the best of the year, so make sure to take advantage of the short amount of time you have at home to catch all of the best movies on the big screen.
Here’s a list of the top ten that you should be on the lookout for as you endure your post-Thanksgiving food coma in front of the big screen:
1.) Life of Pi – Based on the book by Yann Martel, this epic adventure film is projected to be a huge contender for Best Picture. In theaters Nov. 21st.
2.) Silver Linings Playbook – Bradley Cooper fan? You’ll love it. Hunger Games fan? You’ll love it. Everybody’s happy. In theaters Nov. 21st.
3.) Skyfall – The next installment in the James Bond series is a must see for action (and Daniel Craig) lovers everywhere.
4.) Lincoln – Whether you’re a history fanatic or a lover of freedom, this movie is sure to be a hit.
5.) Wreck-It Ralph – Fit for an afternoon out with your seven-year-old cousin or with your friends from high school.
6.) Argo – Who doesn’t love a good CIA secret operation involving Ben Affleck and Alan Arkin?
7.) Flight – Come on. It’s Denzel. No further explanation needed.
8.) Pitch Perfect – For those who love singing, love Glee, or simply love the blonde girl with the Mexican drinking worm tattoo from Bridesmaids.
9.) Cloud Atlas – It’s Sci-Fi. It’s Tom Hanks. And it’s fantastic.
10.) The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Emma Watson isn’t playing Hermione Granger, but this movie will change your life nonetheless. An absolutely brilliant and moving translation of the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky.