Thanksgiving is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate it with your loved ones than watching some binge-worthy Thanksgiving movies? From comedies to romances, these movies are sure to make you laugh, cry and appreciate your loved ones more.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
This buddy comedy stars Steve Martin and John Candy. John Hughes’ film features the traditional hassles of traveling during holidays like Thanksgiving. Martin plays Neal Page, an executive who just wanted to be there with his family in time for Turkey Day dinner. He was accompanied by his travel buddy, Del Griffith played by Candy. The two had to navigate through traffic, bad weather and other problems before they reached their destination.
You’ve Got Mail
Nora Ephron’s You’ve Got Mail has all the key ingredients of an iconic rom-com. In this movie, Tom Hanks played Joe Fox who owns a business that caused Meg Ryan’s Kathleen Kelly to close her bookstore. The two developed a romance through email and after some time, they finally agreed to meet in person.- Advertisement -
Scent of a Woman
This is an ideal movie for those spending Thanksgiving with their parents and in-laws. Al Pacino plays a retired blind Army vet who got stuck with a prep school student played by Chris O’Donnell for Thanksgiving who was hired to look after him. The blind vet taught him a lot of lessons in life and love. The movie was such a big hit that it was nominated for four Oscars and several others at the Golden Globes.
The Blind Side
This Disney movie talks about faith, family and football which are the reasons why it’s a must-see this Thanksgiving. Sandra Bullock plays Leigh Anne Tuohy whose family adopted Michael Oher, a homeless teenager who later became an all-American professional football player. A classic Thanksgiving scene completed the film’s holiday appeal.- Advertisement -
Addams Family Values
Who can forget this eccentric family? This movie is creepy and at the same time funny. It’s all about how the family members worked together to rescue their dear Uncle Fester from the hands of a gold-digging widow nanny. There’s a Thanksgiving scene too that featured what could’ve been the first get-together between the Pilgrims and Indians during Wednesday’s school production.
Home for the Holidays
Jodie Foster proved once again that she can direct her own movies with the release of Home for the Holidays. In this film, Holly Hunter plays a single mom who was forced to spend the holiday with her much-avoided family. It’s an all-star cast with stars like Robert Downey Jr., Dylan McDermott, Anne Bancroft, and Steve Guttenberg.
So make your holiday extra special this year by watching these Thanksgiving movies that are guaranteed to make everybody laugh, cry and simply just have a wonderful time together as one big happy family.