Groundhog Day (leaving 12/1)
Try not to fall into a super-cynical slump while watching this Bill Murray comedy classic. Harold Ramis' award-winning flick sends Murray's weatherman to Punxsutawney, PA, where he reports on the town's titular festivities, enters a time loop, straightens out his life priorities, and tries to court Andie MacDowell. It's a hilarious '90s gem that has Murray transitioning from his shit-disturber film phase to his more world-weary one (also: a blessing in the form of under-appreciated actor Stephen Tobolowsky).
Moana (leaving 12/20)
One of Disney’s most recent princess films follows the adventures of Moana, a free-spirited, brave daughter of a Polynesian chief determined to keep her island home safe. As Moana is chosen by the ocean to return a sacred heart to a goddess and leaves on an oceanic quest in search of demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) for assistance, the movie chronicles an exciting odyssey set at sea. Made especially grand with its beautiful mystifying and tropical animation and uplifting original songs, Moana calls back Disney’s golden age, while bringing a new, strong-willed princess to the forefront.
Spotlight (leaving 12/22)
In 2003, the Boston Globe’s "Spotlight" investigative team unearthed a story that shook the Catholic Church to its core. This Best Picture winner follows the team of reporters as they investigate the history of sexual abuse in churches around Boston, as well as the intricate, decades-long plans by the highest levels of the church itself, aided by the government, to keep the allegations from the public. Featuring a stellar cast of Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and others, the film dramatizes the dedication of one newsroom and continues to bring truth to crimes that were kept quiet for too long.