Best Thanksgiving Movies To Watch This Year
Though Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for everything and everyone you have in your family, it’s also a hard holiday to craft a movie around. Many have tried and not many have succeeded.
That’s why our list of the Best Thanksgiving Movies consist of films that aren’t so much about the holiday, rather they feature the holiday somewhere in the plot. From childhood favorites to comedy to horror, it’s all here.
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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Does this really need an introduction? It’s a classic that still stands the test of time.
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
John Hughes was a modern comedy genius in many regards crafting such classics as National Lampoon’s Vacation, The Breakfast Club, Home Along, and the comedy classic: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles.
Neal Page (Steve Martin) is a very high strung executive trying to get home to see his family for the holidays that meets Del Griffith (John Candy). The duo end up through a few misadventures traveling together to get Neal home for Thanksgiving.
Another John Hughes penned classic starring Ed O’Neal as Dutch Dooley, a guy who never lost the child in him.
Dutch is charged with the task of picking up his girlfriend’s snobbish son from private school to bring him for Thanksgiving. The ensuing misadventures make up the film as the two try to get home brings the two closer.
From fireworks gone wrong to BB-gun shots to the groin, this movie has it all. It’s a good family comedy in the vain of what Hughes is best know for.
Home For The Holidays
Robert Downey Jr stars in this Jodi Foster directed comedy about going “Home for the Holidays.
This gem of a “B” movie was made for roughly $3,500 and doesn’t tried to hide how bad it really is.
The premise involves an evil turkey possessed by an ancient spirit set out to take revenge for what happen to his tribe. Every predictable kill and bad one liner is here. Heck, Forbes said “If you can enjoy laughing at a bad movie, definitely add this one to your list.”
As if the first one wasn’t bad enough, there is such a cult following that the producers were able to make a sequel thanks to a Kickstarter program.