Holiday movie guide: These are the films hitting theaters this Christmas season

"The Shape of Water," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "The Post"
"The Shape of Water," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "The Post"

HOUSTON – The holiday movie scene is often like the holidays themselves -- a blur of bright, shiny things, all looking for your attention.

But what can you expect from the movies coming out this year?

Check out these short descriptions and trailers for some of the most attention-grabbing films you can expect to see in theaters this holiday weekend.

What are you most excited to watch? Let us know in the comments.

“The Disaster Artist”

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. The result is arguably the worst film ever made, “The Room.”

“The Shape of Water”

This Guillermo del Toro film tells the story of a mute janitor who, in a 1960s research facility, forms a relationship with an aquatic creature.

“Wonder Wheel”

This Woody Allen film shows Coney Island in the 1950s. It’s the story a lifeguard tells about a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife.

“I, Tonya”

This movie tells the story of infamous competitive ice skater Tonya Harding and her rise in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

“Just Getting Started”

An ex-FBI agent played by Tommy Lee Jones and an ex-mob lawyer in the Witness Protection Program, played by Morgan Freeman, put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.


After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

“The Greatest Showman”

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, "The Greatest Showman" is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the game's jungle setting. It stars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, who become the adult avatars they choose.


A social satire, starring Matt Damon and Christoph Waltz, in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

“Father Figures”

Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him. The film stars Owen Wilson, Christopher Walken and Glenn Close.

“Pitch Perfect 3”

Following their win at the world championship, the now-separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group that uses both instruments and voices.

“The Post”

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join in an unprecedented battle between journalists and government.


Set in a world where mystical creatures live side by side with humans. A human cop is forced to work with an Orc to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for.

“All the Money in the World”

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

“Phantom Thread”

Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

“Molly’s Game”

"Molly's Game" is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer, Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to B;pp, than the tabloids led us to believe.

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