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Top 10 Movies to Watch on Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving Day is best spent with family, friends, plenty of food and movies with those you love.  I’ve put together a list of movies that are some of my favorite films to watch on Thanksgiving. Be sure to include yours in the comments below.


1. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

This classic comedy starring Steve Martin and John Candy is the perfect Thanksgiving day movie for adults.  The film perfectly captures the struggles of traveling home for Thanksgiving.

2. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

It’s just not Thanksgiving without this classic movie. The film takes place during a Thanksgiving party and the next year. Written and directed by Woody Allen, the movie stars Woody Allen, Mia Farrow and Michael Caine.

3. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead

While technically not officially a Thanksgiving movie. It is about poultry.  It’s a funny watch to enjoy after a great Thanksgiving dinner.

4. What's Cooking? (2000)

What’s Cooking, a family friendly film that follows four different families for Thanksgiving dinner. The film stars Joan Chen, Julianna Margulies and Alfre Woodard and was directed by Gurinder Chadha. Rated PG-13.

5. Dutch (1991)

A movie that celebrates the true spirit of Thanksgiving and features Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry and JoBeth Williams.

6. Home for the Holidays

Looking for a film that makes your family gatherings appear to be normal? Then Home for the Holidays is for you. The movie is directed by Jodie Foster stars  Holly Hunter, Robert Downy Jr., Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning and Dylan McDermott.

7. Pieces of April (2003)

In this Thanksgiving film, Katie Holmes plays a rebel daughter. She cooks Thanksgiving dinner for her family and ailing mother. The movie also stars Patricia Clarkson, Oliver Platt, Sean Hayes and Derek Luke.

8. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)

It’s not Thanksgiving without watching Charlie Brown and his friends gather together to enjoy great Thanksgiving feast.

9. Son-in-Law

A small town girl from South Dakota (Carla Gugino) brings home Crawl (Pauly Shore) for Thanksgiving break.

10. The Scent of a Woman (1992)

Charlie Simms (Chris O’Donnell) accepts a temporary job over Thanksgiving weekend which involves keeping an eye of Frank Slade (Al Pacino).

What movies are a part of your Thanksgiving Day tradition? 



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