There are 10 major movies coming to theaters Christmas week — here they all are
Lucasfilm, Mandarin Films, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures From "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" to "Bombshell" there are a lot of movies coming out around the holidays. Insider rounds up the many films you can look forward to around Christmas. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Despite the holiday, Christmas is one of the most popular times to head out to the movies. This year, there are four films opening on Christmas Day and a handful of other potential blockbusters opening the weekend before. Not sure what to see? Insider rounded up the wider releases that will be out around the holidays. It's a lot more than just "Star Wars."1. "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" Lucasfilm Release date: December 20, 2019 What it's about: The big holiday event of the year is Disney and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars" sequel. It's the culmination of nine movies, wrapping up the Skywalker Saga, which started in 1977's "A New Hope." Why you should see it: The "Star Wars" universe has left a lot of questions unanswered while teasing many more. Will we finally learn the truth about Rey's parentage and what's up with her new lightsaber? How will Princess Leia's story wrap up? Is Emperor Palpatine back from the dead? Director J.J. Abrams has a massive task ahead of him. After delivering a nostalgic return to a galaxy far, far away in "The Force Awakens," Abrams is tasked with closing out the franchise after a divisive eighth entry into the franchise. Hopefully, he wraps up everything neatly in "Episode IX" to bring the saga to a satisfying close. Watch the final trailer for the movie here. Read more: 'Star Wars' fans are going wild with theories about Rey's red lightsaber in the new 'Rise of Skywalker' teaser 2. "Cats" Universal Pictures Release date: December 20, 2019 What it's about: Based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber play, a group of cats, the Jellicles, decide to send one cat to "the Heaviside Layer" (aka heaven) to be reborn. Why we're interested one way or another: As bizarre as the trailers may be, the film has too many big stars to ignore it. Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, and more are in the cast. You can see the full cast of "Cats" and who they're playing here. 3. "Bombshell" BRON Studios/GEM Entertainment Release date: December 20, 2019 What it's about: "Bombshell" follows the real-life events surrounding the resignation of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. He stepped down after Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron), Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman), and other women accused him of sexual harassment. Why to see it: The Ailes scandal was one of the first instances of women speaking out against powerful sexual harassers, since it happened about a year before the Me Too movement really took off. It'll be interesting to see how the filmmakers approach the subject matter in retrospect, given our attitudes towards toxic masculinity and abuses of power now. You can watch the trailer here. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Disney just announced all of its movies through 2027 — here they areThe new 'Cats' trailer takes us deeper into the bizarre movie starring Taylor Swift and other A-list celebritiesPrince Andrew tried to discredit the Jeffrey Epstein victim who says she had sex with the Duke of York when she was 17. His alibis don't add up.