Thanksgiving is the time of the year when families and friends get together and enjoy the festivities. Of a day filled with parades and football, it is perfect when families gather round to watch family movies which the whole family can enjoy. Several movies are made every year especially for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, where the whole family can enjoy quality time together. Thanksgiving holiday still has traditional values and the gathering of loved ones by your side revives the traditions.
Movies usually watched on Thanksgiving Day are family movies, with light comedy and nothing too serious. Of course some people prefer watching classics like Lord of the Rings. There is no strict code you have to abide by. Just watch the movies that you, along with your family, will enjoy and have a good time. The main thing is to spend quality time with your family and friends over a movie.
So what movies should you consider watching? Well, I have made this list of the top 10 best Thanksgiving movies which will help you find a suitable movie to watch on Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends. Here is the list of the Top 10 Best Thanksgiving Movies of All time.
10. Home for the Holidays
Home for the Holidays is a 1995 film by Jodie Foster, starring Robert Downey Jr and Holly Hunter. The movie revolves around Thanksgiving day and as such, is a great movie to watch this Thanksgiving with your family.
50/50 is a 2011 movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anna Kendrick and Seth Rogen. This is a great movie to watch with your friends as this movie truly shows the value of true friends. 50/50 will make you laugh and it will make you cry. But one thing is for sure: you will love this movie. So if you have a friends gathering this Thanksgiving, be sure to watch this movie.
Ted is 2012 comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. The movie is about a man whose favorite teddy comes alive and they become best friends. The movie may seem to be for kids, but this is an R-rated movie and there are a lot of adult jokes in this movie. One thing is for sure: this Thanksgving will be full of laughter’s if you watch this movie.
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Hugo is an Oscar-winning movie released in 2011. The movie is primarily for kids but with the name of Martin Scorsese attached to the project, it is a must watch for adults as well. This is a complete family movie and is sure to keep your friends and families entertained this Thanksgiving.
6. Meet the Parents
Meet the Parents is a 2000 movie starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller in lead roles. The movie is extremely hilarious. The story is about a man who has to meet the father of the girl he’s dating. Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller will make you laugh a lot this Thanksgiving. This is a great movie to watch on Thanksgiving.
5. Scent of a Woman
This 1992 movie gave Al Pacino his first Oscar Award for best actor. He has many other top notch movies too around. You can see the list of Al Pacino Movies here too.The story is about a blind man who is to be looked after by a young boy. The movie is very entertaining and will make your movie viewing time with friends and family memorable. This is a good movie choice to watch this Thanksgiving.
4. The Bucket List
Starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, The Bucket List is a comedy movie about two cancer patients who make a list of things they must do before they die. The movie is very entertaining and hilarious. The acting is superb. Thanksgiving would be a perfect time to watch this movie. You won’t be disappointed.
Intouchables is a French movie which won many accolades. The movie is enjoyable and will keep you entertained. This is a perfect movie to watch with your family. The movie’s story revolves around a crippled man and the bond of friendship he develops with a man he has hired as his caretaker. Be sure to watch this movie on Thanksgiving Day.
2. Everybody’s Fine
Starring Robert De Niro, Kate Beckinsale and Drew Barrymore, this is a perfect family movie. Robert De Niro plays an old father who goes on a road trip to reunite his family after the death of his wife. The movie is entertaining and Robert De Niro’s amazing performance will make you cry for sure. Thanksgiving is a day to be spent with your loved ones and this movie will make the day even more memorable.
1.Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Planes, Trains and Automobiles is the perfect movie to watch this Thanksgiving. People have been seeing this movie for years now. The story revolves around a man who has to return home to spend Thanksgiving with his family and a salesman who keeps on running into him. The movie is extremely hilarious and the ending may make you cry. This movie is a perfect example of how Thanksgiving is a day to be spent with your loved ones but care must also be taken of those who have lost their loved ones.
This was the list of the top 10 Best Thanksgiving Movies. Did you like it? Do you plan on watching these movies this Thanksgiving? Make sure to let me know in the comments section below.