Movies can be a great complement to Thanksgiving activities. We have compiled some of the best films with Thanksgiving themes to enjoy with your family.
7. New World.
This drama recounts the story about the Thanksgiving settlers. Set in 1607 this epic adventure tells the extraordinary actions of explorer John Smith and Native American princess Pocahontas as they find their worlds colliding and their hearts tangled . Intense and with numerous scene stealing moments this movie is worth to watch. Stars Colin Farrell, Q'Orianka Kilcher and Christian Bale.
6. Grumpy Old Men.
For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max (Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau) have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow (Ann-Margret) moves in nearby, their bad blood erupts into a high-stakes rivalry full of naughty jokes and adolescent hijinks. Will this love triangle destroy the two old grumps? Or will the geriatric odd couple overcome their differences and rediscover their friendship?
5. Son in Law.
This comedy for the whole family tells the story of a college student that asks her "spaced-out" roommate to pose as her fiancé during a trip home to the family farm on Thanksgiving. Her conservative family finds their prospective son-in-law troubling but his unflagging enthusiasm wins them over. Stars Pauly Shore and Carla Gugino.
4. Planes Trains and Automobiles.
This R-rated comedy sis perfect if you have experienced a disaster of a trip home for the holidays. The film stars Steve Martin and John Candy. Martin stars as a marketing exec who plans to get home to his family for Thanksgiving and travels with a loudmouthed shower curtain ring salesman starred by Candy. Their journey home turns seemingly hopeless as they try doomed modes of transportation. Will this odd couple make it to Chicago without killing each other?
3. Home for Holidays.
This comedy directed by Jodie Foster explores the awkwardness and stress of the holiday season. Claudia has lost her job and is leading with her daughter's revelation about sexual activities as she dreads her trip home for Thanksgiving. At home, her parents, sardonic brother and overdramatic sister help to add to the stress of the gathering but at the end brings a satisfactory end. Stars Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Charles Durning, Claire Danes, Anne Bancroft and Cynthia Stevenson.
2. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
This animated classic is fun, sentimental and kid-friendly. Charlie Brown and Woodstock serve toast and popcorn as the main dish saving the turkey and pie for themselves. The gang sits around their ping-pong table for the feast but thankfully Marcie steps in and saves the holiday.
1. The Blind Side.
This Drama earned Sandra Bullock an Oscar Award. It tells the story of an Oversized African American teen from across the tracks and a broken home with nowhere to sleep as he is taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Leigh Anne (Bullock) and Sean (Tim McGraw). The film is emotional and inspiring as Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
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