What are the best Thanksgiving movies?

It's not every day that families get together to enjoy some downtime to relax and catch-up. This makes Thanksgiving holiday a biggie for every family. Aside from the traditional turkey meal, here are the best Thanksgiving movies that everyone can enjoy while on the couch with their loved ones.

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    #1Free Birds

    Free Birds

    Free Birds is a 2013 a box office American 3D animated film directed by Jimmy Hayward. It features the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, and Amy Poehler. Two turkeys travel back in time to change the Thanksgiving tradition.


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    Debra Rose
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "It was a hilarious movie for children but even I enjoyed it. Owen Wilson did a nice job here! "
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    #2Son in Law

    Son in Law

    Son in Law is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Steve Rash, starring Pauly Shore, Carla Gugino, and Lane Smith. A country girl who returns home after years in college with a city boy who is new to a rural setting.


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    Sue Mao
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "Pauly Shore was really funny here! It's a great movie that is good to watch when you're stressed out."
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    Krisha is a 2015 a box office drama film that won the Grand Jury Award at South by Southwest Film Festival. It was directed by Trey Edward Shults. Krisha returns home after many years only to ruin the Thanksgiving dinner.


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    Rosario Alonso
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "Imagine someone who only wants to spend Thanksgiving with her family and is hated because she unintentionally ruins the celebration =("
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    #4Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a 1987 American comedy film directed by John Hughes, starring Steve Martin, John Candy, and Laila Robins. It is about the struggle of a man at Thanksgiving who finds a company in an obnoxious salesman.


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    Grace Ruiz
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "It reminded of the biggest stress on holidays. Mine is always finding a parking spot at the mall lol."
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    #5Addams Family Values

    Addams Family Values

    Addams Family Values is a 1993 American black comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, and Christopher Lloyd. The Addams fail to eliminate the new member of the family because of his witty nanny.


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    Rachel Zhao
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "This is a funny movie. My favorite character is Wednesday Adams, lol, I can identify with her. "
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    #6Pieces of April

    Pieces of April

    Pieces of April is an American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Hedges, starring Katie Holmes, Oliver Platt, and Patricia Clarkson. An eccentric girl felt guilty for taking her family for granted and invites them over on Thanksgiving.


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    Alexander Peters
    Written on July 7, 2018
    "While this film does in deed take place on thanksgiving, I don't believe it is an appropriate "holiday" film. Holiday films are often moderately positive in nature and family oriented. This film, while highly rated, hardly has anything to do with the holiday season and is not considered a film for all audiences."
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    ThanksKilling is a 2008 horror comedy film directed by Jordan Downey, starring Wanda Lust, Natasha Cordova, and Lindsey Anderson. During Thanksgiving, a psycho turkey scares off kids.


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    Amanda Dunn
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "I dunno but it so happens that I always think of this movie every Thanksgiving and end up watching it with my nephew."
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    #8Home for the Holidays

    Home for the Holidays

    Home for the Holidays is an American comedy-drama film directed by Jodie Foster, starring  Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, and Robert Downey Jr. A single mom gets fired from her job and has to spend Thanksgiving with her bizarre family.


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    Linda Deng
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "Holly Hunter did great here!!! And the biggest prize was of course Robert Downey hahaha! I love this movie."
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    #9The New World

    The New World

    The New World is a British-American romantic-historical film written and directed by Terrence Malick starring Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, and Christopher Plummer. This film is inspired by historical figures. 


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    Sandra Wright
    Written on October 7, 2019
    "Super feel-good movie to watch for Thanksgiving together with your family. This kind of story with real significance is always good for every family gathering"
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    #10Funny People

    Funny People

    Funny People is a comedy-drama film released in 2009 directed by Judd Apatow which centers on the life of retired stand-up comedian George Simmons diagnosed with a terminal disease trying to his relationships in life. 


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    Steven Hansen
    Written on October 7, 2019
    "Perfect for Thanksgiving! When you got a story that involves relationships with Adam Sandler in it, you're in it for a treat. Absolutely a good movie for thanksgiving"
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    #11The Princess Switch

    The Princess Switch

    The Princess Switch is a 2018 romantic movie from Netflix. This film stars Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, and Nick Sagar. The Princess Switch is directed by Mike Rohl and was written by  Robin Bernheim and Megan Metzger.


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    Emma Olson
    Written on October 7, 2019
    "Seen this last time on Netflix with my family and this is just a great Thanksgiving/holiday movie to see"
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    #12Home Alone

    Home Alone

    Home Alone is the story of how Kevin McCallister, a boy who is accidentally left behind when his family dashes off on a Christmas trip, is left to defend his family's home from two bumbling burglars until the relatives return.


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    Angelina Ortiz
    Written on October 7, 2019
    "tbh i'd still watch this over any Thanksgiving movie out there. Never gets old!"


Best What are the best Thanksgiving movies
1Free BirdsMovies 13 Paid
2Son in LawMovies 11 Paid
3KrishaMovies 8 Paid
4Planes, Trains and AutomobilesMovies 7 Paid
5Addams Family ValuesMovies 6 Paid
6Pieces of AprilMovies 3 Paid
7ThanksKillingMovies 2 Paid
8Home for the HolidaysMovies 1 Paid
9The New WorldMovies 0 Paid
10Funny PeopleMovies 0 Paid

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