Thanksgiving night and the week of Christmas are the best times to catch movies in my opinion. This holiday season don't miss these while they are in theaters.

1. Top Five - December 5

Staring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Cedric The Entertainer, Sherri Shepherd, Tracy Morgan and Karli Redd. This movie is about Andre Allen (Chris Rock), who is a stand up comedian who hit the big-time as the star of a trilogy of action comedies about a talking bear. He is forced to spend the day with Chelsea (Rosario Dawson) who plays a profile writer for the New York Times whose film critic just panned Andre's passion project about the Haitian Revolution. Unexpectedly, he opens up to Chelsea, while they are going all over the city and Andre tries to get back in touch with his comedic roots.

2. Beyond The Lights - In Theaters Now

Starring Minnie Driver, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker, this is about a singer Noni, (Gugu) who has been groomed for stardom her entire life by her overbearing mother (Minnie). Feeling unable to cope any more Noni attempts suicide but is saved by her bodygaurd Kaz (Nate). The two fall in love and stray from the paths that they have had planned for them.

3. Annie - In Theaters December 25th

Starring Jamie Foxx and  Cameron Diaz, this is a remake of the original Annie. This production was put together by Will Smith and Jay Z. What more can I say, other than this sounds like an instant hit!

4. Selma - In theaters December 25th

Stars and co-produced by Oprah Winfrey also has performances from David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo, this is one of those movies that all people need to see. This movie timelines Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with James Bevel, Hosea Williams and John Lewis (SNCC) as they wage a historic battle to secure voting rights for all. In short, this movie is about the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. A good history lesson for the family.

5. The New Black, No Release Date

This is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is dealing with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. While I am going to check this one out, I didn't know there was an old black. IJS.