Best Thanksgiving Movies of All Time

With new releases every year at both the box office and on streaming services, as well as all those classic favorites we know and love, there's no shortage of Christmas movies to add to your watch list. But amid all that Yuletide cheer, Thanksgiving shouldn't be forgotten—and there are quite a few movies that align with “Turkey Day,” many of which can be an enjoyable addition to seasonal traditions. 

For Your Consideration 

One of Christopher Guest's famed mockumentaries, “For Your Consideration” is the story of a group of actors just finishing production on a movie called “Home for Purim.” 

Alice's Restaurant

In this adaptation of the 1967 folk song “Alice's Restaurant Massacree” written by Arlo Guthrie, Guthrie plays himself—a drifter who connects with friends for Thanksgiving.  

What's Cooking?

This British/American dramedy tells of four diverse families celebrating Thanksgiving in their own ways, with stories that are all somehow intertwined. 

One True Thing

Based on the novel by Anna Quindlen, and loosely based on her own life experiences, “One True Thing” is a movie about a young woman who comes home to care for her terminally ill mother.

The House of Yes

This dark comedy tells of a young man bringing his new girlfriend (Tori Spelling) home to meet his family for Thanksgiving, not anticipating that his mentally unbalanced twin sister (Parker Posey) might not be too thrilled about it.  

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