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A complete movie calendar for November

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A look at the movies heading to the theaters this November. (Photo: USA TODAY Movies)
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Screen icons and real-life legends are about to make their annual pilgrimage to the cineplex during the holidays. USA TODAY'S Scott Bowles looks at some of the titles headed to theaters in November (release dates are subject to studio changes).

Friday

'Ender's Game'

Stars: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld

Director: Gavin Hood

Plot: The adaptation of Orson Scott Card's monster book, Ender's follows a brilliant young mind recruited by the International Military to fend off a pending alien invasion.

'Free Birds'

Voices: Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson

Director: Jimmy Hayward

Plot: Two turkeys must put aside their differences to travel back in history and remove turkeys from the holiday menu.

'Last Vegas'

Stars: Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Plot: A band of 60-somethings gather to throw a wild bachelor party for their last remaining single buddy.

'About Time'(limited opening)

Stars: Rachel McAdams, Billy Nighy, Domhnall Gleeson

Director: Richard Curtis

Plot: A 21-year-old man who can travel back in time to change his life discovers that landing a steady girlfriend is harder than it looks.

'Dallas Buyers Club'

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto

Director: Jean-Marc Vallee

Plot: In this true story, a Texas electrician battles the medical establishment and pharmaceutical firms to receive alternative treatments for HIV.

Nov. 8

'Thor: The Dark World'

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Director: Alan Taylor

Plot: The God of Thunder returns to face an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot repel.

'The Book Thief'

Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nelisse

Director: Brian Percival

Plot: A young girl takes solace from the horrors of World War II by stealing books and sharing them with others, while a Jewish refugee is sheltered beneath the stairs.

Nov. 15

'Nebraska' (limited)

Stars: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb

Director: Alexander Payne

Plot: A drunkard father travels to Nebraska from Montana with his estranged son to pick up his sweepstakes winnings.

'The Best Man Holiday'

Stars: Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long

Director: Malcolm D. Lee

Plot: Old college friends learn that old rivalries die hard after a 15-year reunion over the holidays.

Nov. 22

'Delivery Man'

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders

Director: Ken Scott

Plot: A slacker discovers that he has fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic and must decide whether to come forward in a paternity suit.

'Philomena' (limited)

Btars: Judi Dench, Mare Winningham, Steve Coogan

Director: Stephen Frears

Plot: A writer (Coogan) follows the story of a woman (Dench) who is searching for the son she was forced to give up years ago.

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Director: Francis Lawrence

Plot: Following their victory in the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark find themselves targets of the Capitol.

Nov. 27

'Black Nativity'

Stars: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson

Director: Kasi Lemmons

Plot: A streetwise teen leaves his single mom in Baltimore to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives.

'Frozen'

Voices: Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel

Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Plot: A rugged mountain man and a fearless optimist team up for an epic journey in Everest-like conditions to free a kingdom trapped in eternal winter.

'Homefront'

Stars: James Franco, Jason Statham, Winona Ryder

Director: Gary Fleder

Plot: Sylvester Stallone wrote this story about a former DEA agent who moves to a quiet town and meets a meth druglord.

'Oldboy'

Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson

Director: Spike Lee

Plot: An advertising executive who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years becomes obsessed with answers and vengeance.

Nov. 29

'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' (limited)

Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto

Director: Justin Chadwick

Plot: Elba plays the title character in this biopic of the anti-apartheid activist, from his childhood in a rural village to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Scott Bowles, USA TODAY

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