Thanksgiving Day is national holiday in the United States and Canada. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on second Monday of October in Canada. The Thanksgiving Day is about giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and preceding year.
Thanksgiving is all about to spend a quality time with family, friends and loved ones. What can be better than watching a beautiful and light film with your family? Today in this article I have made a list of the best 11 Thanksgiving movies which will make you laugh, happy and emotional. The list is full of comedy, drama and romantic films which you can enjoy with your family on Thanksgiving Days. These films will bring you together. These films have one thing in common that we can be thankful for so many things. So let’s have a look at our list.
Let’s check the top 11 Best Thanksgiving Movies Of All Time
11. Addams Family Values, 1993
Addams Family Values an American supernatural dark comedy film which is a sequel to American film The Addams Family, 1991. The casting of the film is Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, Carel Struycken, etc. In a summer camp the Thanksgiving play is going on when Pocahontas deny participating, she, Joel and Pugsley forced to watch Disney and family films.
10. Home for the Holidays, 1995
Home for the Holidays is a comedy-drama film directed by Jodie Foster and starring Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, and Charles Durning, etc. It was one of the finest movies of Jodie Foster which were about the Thanksgiving get together of Holly Hunter, his mother, father, brother and his friend. Home for the Holidays is a family gathering holiday film which is full of comedy and drama. On the Thanksgiving Day, a series of mishaps happened.
9. Free Birds, 2013
Free Bird is an American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Jimmy Hayward. The film is about two turkeys traveling back in the time to prevent Thanksgiving Party so that they can stop people from eating turkey. The film is full of comedy, but you can also feel bad about eating turkey. The film received negative reviews and earned $110 million in the budget of $55 million. The film was scheduled to release in 2014 but released in November 2013.
8. Grumpy Old Men, 1993
Grumpy Old Men is a romantic comedy drama film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Ann-Margret. In Grumpy Old Men the two veteran actors Walter and Jack worked together for the sixth time. Grumpy Old Men is the story of two old men Walter, Jack and their love interest Ann-Margret. In the whole film, these old guys played funny pranks on each other. Their conflict on Thanksgiving was just incredible when they behave like immature kids.
7. Pieces of April 2003
Piece of April is a comedy-drama film directed by Peter Hedges and starring Katie Holmes, Derek Luke, Sean Hayes, Alison Pill, Oliver Platt, and Patricia. The story is about Katie Holmes whose mother has terminal cancer. She invited her estranged family for Thanksgiving dinner. If you look at terminal cancer, it does not sound a comedy film, but with a team of comedy actors and funny script, the film becomes sweet and funny.
6. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, 1973
It was a 10th prime time animated movie based on popular comic Peanuts. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving won the Emmy Award. It is a classic Thanksgiving movie of 24 minutes. You will get a lot to enjoy in the film with your family and kids. The film will realize you that Thanksgiving is not about the turkey it is about the enjoyment with your family, friends and loved ones.
5. What’s Cooking? 2000
What’s Cooking ? is a comedy-drama film starring Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, Joan Chen, Maury Chaykin, Lainie Kazan, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard and Dennis Haysbert. Gurinder Chadha directed the movie. The film is about four families who have their ways of cooking the traditional meal and have their set of problem. They were together to celebrate the Thanksgiving Day with the diversity in their views and styles. What’s Cooking ? is a heart-warming film which will make you and your family happy.
4. For Your Consideration, 2006
For Your Consideration is a comedy film directed by Christopher Guest and starring Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, and Harry Shearer. The film is about a group of actors who are thinking they will win an Oscar for their film Home for Purim. Later they renamed it from Home of Purim to Home for Thanksgiving. It was a film within a film. You are going to love this movie if you are a fan of Christopher Guest’s movies.
3. House of Yes, 1997
House of Yes is a great American black comedy film starring Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Genevieve Bujold, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Tori Spelling. You should watch this movie with your kids and family. On the Thanksgiving Day, Marty Pascal brings his fiancée, Lesly home first time for Thanksgiving dinner and his mentally unstable twin sisters goes off the deep when they find Pascal is engaged. The film shows awkward family setting.
2. The Blind Side, 2009
The Blind Side is a biographical sports drama film based on a 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. The film was directed by John Lee Hancock and starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head, Lily Collins, Ray McKinnon, Kathy Bates and Michael Oher. The film received several awards and nominated for Academy Award for the Best Picture. Bullock won Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. The Blind Side is a truly inspiring film about a homeless 17-year-old boy Michael Oher and how a family adopted him, and he gets his first proper bed, home, and Thanksgiving Dinner and become successful. Keep a tissue box with you while watching the movie because the film will make you cry.
1. Rocky, 1976
A series of boxing film which is based on a fictional character Rocky Balboa and each film performed by Sylvester Stallone. All films were written by Sylvester Stallone. Along with the heavyweight boxing championship, the film also has an incredible Thanksgiving scene. Paulie brings Rocky at his home to set a date between Rocky and his sister Adrian. She denied because she spent the whole day to prepare the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner and Paulie throw the bird out from the window. The thing turned romantic when Rocky and Adrian went for ice skating. Rocky met his true love on Thanksgiving Day.
Christmas is the most popular holiday in America and Thanksgiving comes at number two. Thanksgiving is less commercialized, and it is about spending time with the family and loved ones. After a delicious turkey dinner, the best way to digest the turkey watches these beautiful movies with your family and enjoys the Thanksgiving Day.