11/21/2012 08:00 am ET Updated Nov 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Movies: 5 Picks For Post 50 Fans

Every November, the long Thanksgiving weekend brings a plethora of broad-appeal movies from studios that figure everyone will get tired of football, relatives and leftover turkey at some point and, therefore, head to the cinema. This weekend is no different. And, fortunately for post 50 audiences, the year that brought us "Hope Springs" is a year that will keep on giving for older film fans.

Indeed, beyond the "Twilight" saga and "Wreck-It Ralph" is a nice range of films that will appeal to mature moviegoers. Five worth checking out are "Lincoln," "Hitchcock," "Skyfall," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Anna Karenina."

The release of these five films proves -- yet again -- that there is still a place in the multiplex for movies that appeal not only to teenagers, but to their parents and grandparents as well. Don't forget that last year's "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," about a collection of British retirees relocating to India, earned more than $44 million in the United States, or four times its reported budget.

Check out our slideshow for a brief rundown of the five movies that have already become fan favorites, and tell us in comments what movies you'll be seeing this weekend.



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