The Greatest Thanksgiving Movies

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Thanksgiving is not all about football and eating. Its time when the family is all together and what better time than to all sit down and watch a movie about turkey day.

Home for the Holidays

If you love a good dysfunctional family comedy, this is the movie for you. Holly Hunter stars as a just fired single mother, Robert Downey Jr. as her brother, and Ann Bancroft as her mother. This film from 1995 was directed by Jodie Foster.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Steve Martin plays a stressed ad exec trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving, and the great John Candy is the guy throwing him off course at every turn in this 1987 John Hughes film.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

It is not a true Thanksgiving without Charlie Brown. Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown’s for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.

Pieces of April

Another dysfunctional family comedy from 2003. Katie Holmes stars as April, who invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.

Miracle on 34th Street

Yes, this one is a Christmas movie. But if you recall the opening scene to the movie, it is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. So. It. Counts! What better way to celebrate the end of one holiday, then looking ahead to the next one.

Tell us your favorite movies! We might just add them to the list.

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