Release date: November 6
Starring: Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe
Mo’Nique’s impressive performance as an abusive mother in “Precious” may give her the golden touch for an Oscar in the harrowing-yet-redemptive tale of an illiterate teen who struggles to overcome sexual and physical abuse at the hands of her mother and father.
2 of 8Sony
Release date: November 13
Starring: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover and Thandie Newton
There’s no stopping the inevitable when an apocalyptic prophecy becomes a reality for the world in 2012. While the film’s lead stars fight for their lives, it’s up to Ejiofor’s character, Adrian Helmsley, chief science advisor to the President (played by Glover), to work out the best methods of survival for the world.
3 of 8Warner Bros.
The Blind Side
Release date: November 20
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Kathy Bates and Quinton Aaron
Based on the true story of 2009 NFL’s draft pick Michael Oher’s early beginnings as a homeless teenager, Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw play a wealthy couple who takes Oher in and gives him a place to finally call home.
4 of 8Warner Bros.
Release date: November 25
Starring: Rain, Naomie Harris
When a young ninja is betrayed and leaves the family who raised him, thus joining a group of renegade assassins, he must face the ultimate battle when a fellow member of his old clan confronts him.
5 of 8Sony
Release date: December 4
Starring: Columbus Short, Matt Dillon, Laurence Fishburne, Jean Reno
A naïve security guard (played by Short) gets swindled by his coworkers into an elaborate scam to steal armored truck containing $42 million.
6 of 8Warner Bros.
Release date: December 11
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon
Clint Eastwood directs this true story of Nelson Mandela’s efforts to heal his apartheid torn country through its united love of soccer.
7 of 8Walt Disney
The Princess and the Frog
Release date: December 11
Voiced by: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Terrence Howard, Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, and Keith David
Set in during New Orleans’ jazz age, a hardworking chef dreams of becoming a restaurant owner but her reality quickly fades when she’s put under a evil spell.
8 of 820th Century Fox
Release date: December 18
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver
When Earth scientists discover a humanoid race light years away, they use avatars to seek-and-observe their new discovery. But when a hotheaded, paraplegic war veteran—who has the opportunity to walk again through his avatar—causes more harm than good on his first mission, he causes a deadly clash between the species.
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