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The Best Thanksgiving Movies to Enjoy with the Family

Updated: May 31, 2021

Although we all look forward to the Thanksgiving Day feast, spending valuable time with loved ones is just as delightful. Here’s a list of the best Thanksgiving movies to watch together cozied up with a spiced hot apple cider.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)

This Emmy Award winning family classic is based on the comic strip Peanuts. The titular character Charlie Brown throws a Thanksgiving dinner for some unexpected guests.

Tower Heist (2011)

A group of coworkers conspire to get revenge from their wealthy employer after he takes advantage of them. Their plan? A heist of course.

Free Birds (2013)

This animated comedy follows two turkeys who team up to travel back in time in the hopes of no longer being the bird of choice on Thanksgiving menus.

The Blind Side (2009)

A teenager who has fallen on hard times is taken in by a caring family who helps him overcome his difficulties and achieve football success.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)

After his flight gets canceled, a man endeavors to get home in time for Thanksgiving and meets a companion along the way.

Garfield’s Thanksgiving (1989)

Garfield’s owner Jon falls for the family veterinarian and invites her over for Thanksgiving. The only problem is that she has put Garfield on a diet following a check-up. This spells bad news for the feline.

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