Movie marathons are something that most families look forward to every holiday season. It gives them a chance to laugh, cry, and bond over a few family-oriented films. So just in time for the upcoming long weekend, ExploreTalent has put together a list of Thanksgiving Day movies that you might want to consider watching this holiday season.
Thanksgiving Day Movies: 5 Family Friendly Films to Watch
5. Addams Family Values (1993)
Thanksgiving Day was not exactly a happy event for the Native Americans, and movies usually don’t highlight that part of history. But in the film Addams Family Values, Wednesday, Pugsley, and their friends got to exact revenge on their behalf.
Dressed as the Native Americans for a camp play, Wednesday and her gang of misfits raid the pilgrims. They even go as far as roasting their counselors, burning resident mean girl Amanda in the stake, and throwing fire arrows toward the stage, all done in a way that would make Gomez and Morticia proud.
4. The Good Dinosaur (2015)
The Good Dinosaur centers around Arlo, a young dinosaur who finds himself stranded miles away from home. He is forced to team up with a young human boy he meets along the way, and the unlikely pair navigates through the harsh wilderness in an attempt to return to their families. Truly one of Pixar’s most underrated films, The Good Dinosaur is sure to break and warm your heart.
3. You’ve Got Mail (1998)
If you happen to be in the mood for a little romance, then this movie is perfect for you. You’ve Got Mail is one of the most popular Thanksgiving Day movies because it is actually set during the said holiday. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks star as a couple involved in an anonymous online romance, but things get complicated when they find out that they are actually business rivals.
2. The Blind Side (2009)
The Blind Side tells the real-life story of American football player Michael Oher, and it stars Sandra Bullock as the feisty matriarch of a family that takes the young Oher in. The film can be considered as one the best Thanksgiving Day movies because it centers around the value of family and acceptance. Bullock’s heartwarming performance as Leigh Anne Tuohy is also something you would want to watch over and over again.
1. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
This Christmas favorite happens to be one of the best Thanksgiving Day movies of all time as well, so no Turkey day list will be complete without it. The film itself opens with a Thanksgiving Day parade, kick-starting the rest of the events in the movie. So get those caramel apples and the family ready for this is one film experience you won’t forget.