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Thanksgiving is behind us, and many people have launched into a long weekend defined by four things: seeing friends or family, eating a lot, sleeping a bit more than usual, and watching TV.

Here’s a guide on what to watch, stream, and go see in theaters this holiday weekend.

Want to see Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, and Al Pacino all on the same screen? And want to hear their best stage-Italian accents? “House of Gucci” is a based-on-fact drama about the famous Italian fashion family. The film debuts in theaters on Nov. 24, but streaming options for the film have not been announced yet.

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The Madrigal family, in "Encanto."
The Madrigal family, in "Encanto."Disney

Insert a little magic into your Thanksgiving weekend with Disney’s newest animated feature “Encanto.” The film includes eight new songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda and tells the story of a family with magical abilities that lives in the mountains of Colombia. The film premieres exclusively in theaters on Nov. 24 and will eventually stream on Disney+, although that release date has also not been announced yet.

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In an image from "The Beatles: Get Back," the band performs on the roof of Apple Corps headquarters.
In an image from "The Beatles: Get Back," the band performs on the roof of Apple Corps headquarters.Courtesy of Apple Corps Ltd.

Here’s one you can stream. “The Beatles: Get Back,” is on Disney+, and the 7½-hour documentary gives viewers an astonishingly up close and engrossing view of the Beatles and their creative process. The film is directed by Peter Jackson, best known for his “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” trilogies.

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Woody Norman, left, and Joaquin Phoenix in "C'mon C'mon."
Woody Norman, left, and Joaquin Phoenix in "C'mon C'mon."Courtesy of Julieta Cervantes/A24 Films/Handout

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, and Woody Norman, “C’mon C’mon” is heart warming, funny, sad, and unusually wise. Phoenix and Hoffman play siblings who reconnect while raising a very precocious 9-year-old boy. The black-and-white film debuted in theaters last week, and its streaming release date has not been announced yet.

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From left: June Squibb, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun, Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell, and Amy Schumer in "The Humans."
From left: June Squibb, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun, Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell, and Amy Schumer in "The Humans."Linda Kallerus/Associated Press

An awful lot of plays lose their essence on the way to the screen. Not Stephen Karam’s “The Humans.” As a family gathers for Thanksgiving dinner in a nondescript apartment in lower Manhattan, the atmosphere is fraught. Karam did this adaptation for Showtime of his Tony Award-winning drama, and it boasts a stellar cast, including Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun, and Richard Jenkins.

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Will Smith aces the role of Venus and Serena Williams’s father in “King Richard,” which is now in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. “It’s a showy part, and Smith gives it all he’s got, which is a lot,” writes arts critic Mark Feeney. “The result is a captivating performance.”

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Richard Williams (Will Smith) watches on as Venus (Saniyya Sidney) plays tennis in "King Richard." MUST CREDIT: Chiabella James/Warner Bros. Pictures.
Richard Williams (Will Smith) watches on as Venus (Saniyya Sidney) plays tennis in "King Richard." MUST CREDIT: Chiabella James/Warner Bros. Pictures.Chiabella James/Warner Bros. Pictures/Handout



Brittany Bowker can be reached at brittany.bowker@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @brittbowker.