The Best Thanksgiving Movies Films
Ultimate List
3  reranks 1,620 votes 297 voters 10,799 views by  Power
more info

The Best Thanksgiving Movies

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 is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 3 ReRanks
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
  1. 1
    Up 148
    Down 22


    open report item
  2. 2
    Up 144
    Down 25


    open report item
  3. 3
    Up 42
    Down 34

    most listed 1992

    open report item
  4. 4
    Up 59
    Down 29


    open report item
  5. 5
    Up 54
    Down 39


    open report item
  6. 6
    Up 46
    Down 32


    open report item
  7. 7
    Up 38
    Down 40


    open report item
  8. 8
    Up 38
    Down 37


    open report item
  9. 9
    Up 27
    Down 34


    open report item
  10. 10
    Up 19
    Down 35

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2005

    open report item
  11. 11
    Up 2
    Down 1

    new! & added by pmmom38 2005

    open report item
  12. 12
    Up 67
    Down 48

    ranked low on reranks 1993

    open report item
  13. 13
    Up 48
    Down 41

    ranked low on reranks 1995

    open report item
  14. 14
    Up 28
    Down 39


    open report item
  15. 15
    Up 26
    Down 40


    open report item
  16. 16
    Up 18
    Down 29


    open report item
  17. 17
    Up 18
    Down 34


    open report item
  18. 18 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?

items 1 - 17 of 17

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists