The Best Thanksgiving Movies Films

The Best Thanksgiving Movies

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The best Thanksgiving movies offer a welcome respite for anyone looking to escape the craziness that is the holiday. If you are watching TV on Thanksgiving, it's usually all parades and football, but there are a few films with Turkey Day themes that fit. That's what this list is about: The greatest Thanksgiving films that everyone can enjoy. Some are dramas and some are more family-oriented, but each movie on this list is either about Thanksgiving or contains an iconic Thanksgiving scene or two. Vote for your favorites and add any great Thanksgiving movies you think are missing.

Families who want to watch a good Thanksgiving movie together can always opt for the classic 'Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.' Seeing Peppermint Patty trying to pull together a great holiday feast is always amusing. Other possible family Thanksgiving films include Disney's animated 'Pocahontas' and 'Addams Family Values' (which features a really funny Thanksgiving scene.

Thanksgiving movies aren't nearly as plentiful as oh, say, heartwarming Christmas movies (or Halloween movies for kids for that matter) but there are some options. Some of the best include the always hilarious 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles,' the Jodie Foster-directed 'Home for the Holidays,' ("That was absurd! Let's eat dead bird!") and Woody Allen's 'Hannah and Her Sisters' (definitely one of his best). If you want to go super heavy on the drama, 'The Ice Storm' is a good choice. For historical perspective, Terrence Malick's 2005 drama 'The New World' might be an option.

Whether your personal preferences lie more with the dramatic or with comedies, you've got plenty of choices on this list of the best Thanksgiving movies. Again, this list is far from complete, so be sure to add your favorites too!

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    A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

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    A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 1973

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    Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

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    Grumpy Old Men is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies


    Grumpy Old Men 1993

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    Home for the Holidays is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies


    Home for the Holidays 1995

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    Dutch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies


    Dutch 1991

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    The Blind Side is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies


    The Blind Side 2009

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    Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies


    Pocahontas 1995

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    Scent of a Woman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies


    Scent of a Woman 1992

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    Hannah and Her Sisters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies


    Hannah and Her Sisters 1986

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    The Ice Storm is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies


    The Ice Storm 1997

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    Four Brothers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

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    Four Brothers 2005

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    The New World is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies


    The New World 2005

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    Addams Family Values is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

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    Addams Family Values 1993

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    Night Shift is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

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    Night Shift 1982

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    Alice's Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

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    Alice's Restaurant 1969

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    The Thanksgiving House 2013 2012

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    One True Thing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

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    One True Thing 1998

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    Micro Men is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

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    Micro Men 2009

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