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We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It’s always a mix of crazy with food prep (sharing family recipes), eating, relaxing (streaming TV shows) and preparing for Black Friday. But it’s also a time to plan for some quality time at the movies. With students of all ages having various breaks around Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year’s, there are always major hits dropping during the holidays. In addition to several fantastic November movie releases, this list of movies coming in December has a lot of offer.

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Spoiler Alert

Release Date: December 2, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Dramedy
Cast: Jim Parsons, Ben Aldridge, Bill Irwin, Jeffery Self, Sally Field
Studio: Focus Features
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Based on Michael Ausiello’s best-selling memoir “Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies,” the film is a heartwarming, funny and life-affirming story of how Michael and Kit’s relationship is transformed and deepened when one of them falls ill.

Women Talking

Release Date: December 2, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Drama
Cast: Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Sheila McCarthy, Michelle McLeod, Kate Hallett, Liv McNeil, August Winter, Ben Whishaw, Frances McDormand, Kira Guloien, Shayla Brown
Studio: MGM
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Based on the best-selling novel by Miriam Toews, “Women Talking” follows a group of women in an isolated religious colony as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a series of sexual assaults committed by the colony’s men.

Violent Night

Release Date: December 2, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Cast: David Harbour, John Leguizamo, Cam Gigandet, Alex Hassell, Alexis Louder, Edi Patterson, Beverly D’Angelo
Studio: Universal Pictures
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To hell with “all is calm.” When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage, the team isn’t prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus is on the grounds, and he’s about to show why this Nick is no saint.

Empire of Light

Release Date: December 9, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Cast: Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Tom Brooke, Tanya Moodie, Hannah Onslow, Crystal Clarke, with Toby Jones, Colin Firth
Studio: Searchlight Pictures
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EMPIRE OF LIGHT is a moving drama about the power of human connection during turbulent times. Set in and around a faded old cinema in an English coastal town in the early 1980s, it follows Hilary (Olivia Colman) a cinema manager struggling with her mental health, and Stephen (Micheal Ward), a new employee who longsto escape this provincial town in which he faces daily adversity. Both Hilary and Stephen find a sense of belonging through their unlikely and tender relationship and come to experience the healing power of music, cinema, and community.

Avatar: The Way of Water

Release Date: December 16, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Cast: Zoe Saldaña, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Kate Winslet
Studio: 20th Century Studios
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Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Release Date: December 21, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Family, Animation
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Olivia Colman, Harvey Guillén, Samson Kayo, Wagner Moura, Anthony Mendez, John Mulaney, Florence Pugh, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Ray Winstone
Studio: Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation
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For the first time in more than a decade, DreamWorks Animation presents a new adventure in the Shrek universe as daring outlaw Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for peril and disregard for safety have taken their toll. Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives, though he lost count along the way. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots on his grandest quest yet.

I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Release Date: December 21, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Cast: Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Ashton Sanders, Tamara Tunie, Nafessa Williams, Clarke Peters
Studio: Sony Pictures
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I Wanna Dance with Somebody is a powerful and triumphant celebration of the incomparable Whitney Houston. The film is a no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multifaceted woman behind The Voice. From New Jersey choir girl to one of the best-selling and most awarded recording artists of all time, audiences are taken on an inspirational, poignant—and so emotional—journey through Houston’s trailblazing life and career, with show-stopping performances and a soundtrack of the icon’s most beloved hits as you’ve never heard them before. Don’t you wanna dance?


Release Date: December 23, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Historical Dramedy
Cast: Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Diego Calva, Jean Smart, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, P.J. Byrne, Lukas Haas, Olivia Hamilton, Tobey Maguire, Max Minghella, Rory Scovel, Katherine Waterston, Flea, Jeff Garlin, Eric Roberts, Ethan Suplee, Samara Weaving, Olivia Wilde
Studio: Paramount Pictures
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A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.

As you make plans for winter holidays, remember to slow down and enjoy yourself. With so much happening throughout the month, immersing yourself in stories from the big screen is a great way to recharge.

Do you make time for movies during the business winter holiday schedule?

33 thoughts on “December 2022 Movies to See

  1. I’d have to read a more detailed review of a couple of these, but I’m not thrilled with Hollywood lately. So, not really excited about any of them.

  2. Have not been to the movies in over 5 years…. but would like to see “80 for Brady” when it’s released. January I think?

  3. We’re excited to Violent Nights. I think it would be a very distinctive break from our busy holiday schedule

  4. Absolutely I make time, it’s a great way to take your mind off the stress of the holidays.

    I just watched Violent Night a few nights ago. It’s great! Picture Die Hard but replace Bruce Willis with Santa Claus

  5. I’m excited to see Violent Night some time – sad that I didn’t have time over this holiday season yet!

  6. I want to see Spoiler Alert. I like the actors and used to read Michael Ausiello’s columns. I remember when Kit died.

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