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This holiday season will bring plenty of new releases from many genres with the potential to satisfy a wide range of cinema appetites. Between the months of November and December, 11 movies will debut for a broad audience.

"Ender's Game" kicks off the season as the first holiday film, to be released on Nov. 1. Many have discussed whether the film adaptation of this popular novel can be done correctly. Discussions have also surfaced about the book's author, Orson Scott Card, and controversial statements he has made.

Several of the other highly anticipated films are sequels to successful blockbusters, such as "Thor: The Dark World," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

The first installment of "The Hunger Games" series performed well after its release on March 23, 2012, and much is expected of its sequel. "The Hunger Games" brought in $155 million at the domestic box office and became the third-best opener of all time for films not released in the summer, according to Yahoo! Movies.

"Thor" and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" also did well at the box office.

Click through to read more and watch trailers for these 11 upcoming holiday movies.

"Ender's Game"
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When hostile aliens called the Formics attack Earth, only the legendary heroics of Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) result in a victory.

To prepare for the next attack, Col. Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and his cohorts initiate a military program to find the next Mazer. Recruit Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) exhibits an unusual gift for the training, easily mastering all of the challenges thrown at him.

Mazer Rackham, himself, takes Ender as a protege to prepare him for the oncoming war.
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Release date: Nov. 1, 2013
Rating: PG-13

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"Free Birds"
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Pardoned by the president, a lucky turkey (Owen Wilson) named Reggie gets to live a carefree lifestyle, until fellow fowl Jake (Woody Harrelson) recruits him for a history-changing mission.

Jake and Reggie travel back in time to the year 1621, just before the first Thanksgiving. The plan: prevent all turkeys from ever becoming holiday dinners. Unfortunately, the two birds encounter colonist Myles Standish (Colm Meaney), out to capture feathered friends for all the hungry Pilgrims. Also staring Amy Poehler.
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Release date: Nov. 1, 2013
Rating: PG

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"The Book Thief"
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In Nazi-era Germany, Death narrates a tale of a foster child, who learns to read from the kindly father and befriends a Jewish boy, whom her foster parents are hiding. Based off a New York Times best-seller.
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Release date: Nov. 8, 2013

Rating: PG-13

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"Thor: The Dark World"
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Thor (Chris Hemsworth) forms an alliance with treacherous Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to save Earth and the Nine Realms from an ancient enemy that predates the universe itself. Also staring Natalie Portman.
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Release date: Nov. 8, 2013
Rating: PG-13

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"Dear Mr. Watterson"
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A documentary about the work of comic strip writer Bill Watterson, the creator of Calvin & Hobbes.
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Release date: Nov. 15, 2013
Rating: NA (PG)

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"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
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As rebellion simmers, a cruel change in the Hunger Games may change Panem forever. Returning cast of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.
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Release date: November 22, 2013
Rating: PG-13

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"The Christmas Candle"
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In 19th-century England, a minister's quest to modernize his village puts him at odds with people who believe that whoever lights the candle that an angel touched will receive a miracle on Christmas Eve.

Staring Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks and Susan Boyle.
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Release date: Nov. 22, 2013
Rating: PG

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"Frozen"
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When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), to break her icy spell.

Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from destruction.
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Release date: Nov. 27, 2013
Rating: PG

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"Black Nativity"
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As a Baltimore teen raised by a single mother (Jennifer Hudson), Langston travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with estranged relatives, the Rev. Cornell Cobbs (Forest Whitaker) and his wife, Aretha (Angela Bassett).

However, Langston soon finds that Cobbs has strict rules, and the youth is unwilling to follow them. Instead, he sets out on a return journey to his mother and finds the value of faith, healing and family along the way.
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Release date: Nov. 27, 2013
Rating: PG

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"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
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Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and his companions continue their journey east and brave many dangers on their way to the Lonely Mountain, culminating in an encounter with the fearsome dragon Smaug.
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Release date: Dec. 13, 2013
Rating: PG-13

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"Saving Mr. Banks"
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Spurred on by a promise he made to his daughters, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) embarks on what would become a 20-year quest to obtain the movie rights to "Mary Poppins."

The author, P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), proves to be an uncompromising curmudgeon who has no intention of letting her beloved characters become mangled in the Hollywood machine. However, when the books stop selling and she finds herself in need of money, Travers reluctantly agrees to listen to Disney's proposition.
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Release date: Dec. 13, 2013
Rating: PG-13

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