holidays The Best Thanksgiving Movies  

Originally by
5.1k votes 1.4k voters 23.0k views 19 items Embed

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!

list ordered by

1
797 55
Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

The Best Thanksgiving Episodes of Friends The Best Netflix Original Stand-Up Comedy Specials

2
733 70
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

3
546 94
Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies
Beethoven 1992

4
167 66
Grumpy Old Men is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

5
166 94
Addams Family Values is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

6
112 85
Home for the Holidays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

7
116 95
The Blind Side is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

8
85 96
Dutch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies
Dutch 1991

9
100 90
Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies
Pocahontas 1995

10
91 85
Son in Law is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies
Son in Law 1993

11
83 89
Scent of a Woman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

12
49 87
Hannah and Her Sisters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

13
58 91
The Ice Storm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

14
32 45
Four Brothers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies
pmmom38 added Four Brothers 2005

15
16 34
Night Shift is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies
ahaera9 added Night Shift 1982

16
38 90
The New World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies

17
6 41
One True Thing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies
GregBaine added One True Thing 1998

18
7 41
The Thanksgiving House is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies
ZTV24 added The Thanksgiving House 2013 - 2012

19
1 33
Micro Men is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Thanksgiving Movies
fadsf added Micro Men 2009