The finest Thanksgiving movies offer a welcome respite for anyone looking to escape the madness of the holiday. TV on Thanksgiving is mostly parades and football, but there are films with Turkey Day themes that fit. That's what this list is about: Thanksgiving films everyone can enjoy. Some are dramas and some are more family-oriented, but each movie on this list is either about Thanksgiving. Even if they're not about the holiday, they at least contain a classic Thanksgiving scene or two.
Thanksgiving movies aren't nearly as plentiful as oh, say, heartwarming Christmas movies (or Halloween movies for kids, for that matter) but there are options. Some of the best include the always hilarious Planes, Trains and Automobiles, the Jodie Foster-directed Home for the Holidays, the super-heavy drama The Ice Storm, and even Addams Family Values, which throws down against the hypocrisy of Thanksgiving.