Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Best Thanksgiving Movies of All Time till 2017. Thanksgiving is a wonderful, heart warming holiday that brings the family together. It’s a day to give thanks for everything you have and to spend quality time with your loved ones. In many families, Thanksgiving is a day spent watching the parade, playing football, watching football, cooking and basting the turkey dinner with all the fixings, and spending quality time together. What better way to spend time together than to sit back, relax and watch feel-good Thanksgiving movies together? Below is a list of ten Thanksgiving movies that everyone in your family is sure to love.
List of Top 10 Best Thanksgiving Movies of All Time till 2017
10. The Ice Storm
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Christina Ricci, Tobey Maguire, Elijah Woods, and Katie Holmes, The Ice Storm is set in Connecticut during Thanksgiving in 1973. This movie has it all, affairs, teenager issues, sex, drugs, alcohol, infatuation, relationship issues, and normal family issues. We watch as this family tat appears normal and calm on the outside quickly falls into a state of chaos during the Thanksgiving holiday and a frigid ice storm. This movie is a must see for Thanksgiving.
9. Hannah and her Sisters
Hannah and her Sisters is a Woody Allen film that stars Mia Farrow as Hannah, and Dianne West and Barbara Hershey as her sisters. This movie is full of side stories that begin and end with a large, traditional, family Thanksgiving dinners that span over two years. In Hannah and Her Sisters, we follow the lives and complicated relationships of three sisters. This movie is about family, the ups and downs, trials and tribulations that families go through, and how things always seem to work themselves out. Throughout this film, we witness three different Thanksgiving dinner. An excellent choice for a Thanksgiving movie, this move was a box office hit in its time.
8. The Blind Side
The Blind Side stars Tim McGraw and Sandra Bullock. That right there is a sign that this is a must see movie. This amazing movie teaches us about the true meaning of family, helping others, and being thankful for all that we have. That and the fact that it’s also about football, makes this another excellent Thanksgiving movie selection. This is the story of a homeless boy, Michael Oher, who was taken in by a well-to-do family and how he became a first round NFL draft pick.
7. Son in Law
Son in Law is a hilarious comedy that have the family in stitches. Featuring the comically entertaining Pauly Shore, this movie follows the story of a country girl turn city girl that returns home from college for Thanksgiving with her strange dorm mate in tow. You will roll over laughing as you watch Pauly Shore’s character, Crawl, pretend to be Rebecca’s fiancé; much to her family’s dismay. This movie teaches us about love, family, and accepting people that are different from us. Son in Law is an excellent comedy to add to your Thanksgiving movie roster.
6. Pieces of April
Pieces of April stars Katie Holmes as April Burns. April is a wild 21 year old that invites her entire estranged family, including her dying mom, over for Thanksgiving dinner. Refusing to accept any help, April set out to cook this holiday meal only to realize her oven doesn’t work. Reluctantly enlisting her eccentric neighbor’s help, this story follows April’s attempt to make Thanksgiving dinner while her straight-laced family makes the trip from the Pennsylvania suburbs to Manhattan.
5. Grumpy Old Men
There are some movies that are so good we watch them at all times of the year, then forget they are Thanksgiving movies. Grumpy Old Men is one of those movies. Well, technically there are only a few Thanksgiving scenes in the movie, but it’s still an excellent choice for a Thanksgiving movie. With another star studded cast, Grumpy Old Men features Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Ann Margret, among others. We watch the story unfold of two older men that are neighbors and have been fighting since they were young kids. The pranks they play on each other are hilarious, but the sense of family and love we feel while watching this movie are what makes this a perfect Thanksgiving movie choice.
4. Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
A winter holiday is just not a holiday without the classic Charlie Brown characters. Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is a movie that the entire family, from the babies to the grandparents will enjoy. In Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, a bold Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, and Linus then must attempt to make a last minute, complete Thanksgiving dinner. Watch this heartwarming movie as the Charlie Brown crew teaches us the real meaning of Thanksgiving.
With Ed O’Neill as one of the main characters, you know the Thanksgiving movie Dutch is bound to be full of laughs. In an attempt to remain in his girlfriend’s good graces and get to know her son, Dutch offers to pick up her son from prep school and bring him home just in time to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with his mom. This road trip across the country is full of comedic hijinks as the two develop an intense hatred for each other that develops into a special bond. Dutch is a great choice for a family Thanksgiving movie day or night.
2. Home for the Holidays
Home for the Holidays is a Thanksgiving comedy the whole family can enjoy. This holiday movie follows Claudia Larson as she deals with all the stress of then holidays. She loses her job, kisses her former boss, and is forced to deal with a daughter that ditches the family in order to spend Thanksgiving with her family. All of this on top of going away for an extended family dinner leads where the antics continue. As if the story line were not enough, Home for the Holidays is composed of a star studded cast featuring Lauren Holly, Robert Downey, Jr., Anne Bancroft, and Dylan McDermott. This is the one of Top 10 Best Thanksgiving Movies of All Time till 2017
1. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a classic Thanksgiving comedy starring two well-known comedians; Steve Martin and John Candy. If you are looking for a funny, heartwarming, feel-good movie to watch after the Thanksgiving day parade, the football game, and with a belly full of turkey and pie, then this is the perfect movie for you. This Thanksgiving movie features an odd couple; a no nonsense businessman and an obnoxious salesman. Both men are trying to get home in time for the holidays, but keep stumbling upon obstacles so hilarious you can’t help but laugh.
These are the Top 10 Best Thanksgiving Movies of All Time till 2017. Thanksgiving is a family holiday and every family has their own set of Thanksgiving traditions. Instead of heading to the mall and shopping on this treasured holiday, start a new tradition – sit back, relax, and enjoy one or all of these heart-warming, feel-good Thanksgiving movies that remind you of the true meaning of the holiday.