The Best Thanksgiving Movies To Stream This Turkey Day

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With Halloween in the review mirror and Thanksgiving right around the corner, the holiday season is in full swing! Whether you love turkey or pumpkin pie more, we all know the real reason for the season: spending time with your family. So, here are some top-notch classic Thanksgiving movies to watch with your loved ones on turkey day!

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)

Where to stream: Amazon Prime

One of the best-remembered Thanksgiving movies, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles remains an ’80s classic. The iconic comedy stars Steve Martin as Neal Page, a jerk of a marketing man who desperately wants to get home for Thanksgiving dinner. Opposite Martin is the legendary John Candy as Del Griffith, an overly clingy traveler Page becomes stuck with. It’s the perfect movie to bring families together this season, parents can share a classic with their children who haven’t seen it yet! Plus, it has everything in it: the holiday rush, a whole lot of laughs, and the true meaning of Thanksgiving!

What’s Cooking? (2000)

Where to stream: Amazon Prime

Most likely don’t remember What’s Cooking, a classic Thanksgiving flick from 2000 starring Julianna Margulies and Kyra Sedgwick. However, they should! Its a thoughtful film viewers should revisit more often. In What’s Cooking,, we see how a Latino, Vietnamese, Jewish, and African American families gather to prepare and celebrate Thanksgiving dinner, each in their own way. However, one thing remains constant through each tale: family love…and family arguments. Check out What’s Cooking if you’re looking for something a little more thoughtful this holiday.

Addams Family Values (1993)

Where to stream: Netflix

Wish we could celebrate Halloween 364 days a year, even on Thanksgiving? Well, look no further than Addams Family Values, the ’90s film adaptation of the classic show! It’s a hilarious take on Turkey Day, one spent with the spookiest, kookiest family in America. Its a sequel to the 1991 Addams Family film, not no worries if you haven’t seen it! Values centers around the family trying to save Uncle Fester from a horrible gold digger and Wednesday’s struggles with her school’s Thanksgiving production. Because who said Thanksgiving movies can’t be goth?

Home For The Holidays (1995)

Where to stream: Amazon Prime

Home For The Holidays became a cult film for its brutal honesty. Let’s face it: while often lovely and heartwarming, going home for the holidays can also feel overwhelming and stressful. In this dramedy – Jodie Foster’s directorial debut – Holly Hunter plays a single mother who returns home for the holidays, despite a less-than-stellar relationship with her family. However, that’s the whole point of the holidays! Home for the Holiday also features an early Robert Downey Jr.! With his Marvel run having recently come to an end, now’s the perfect time to revisit his early work in this ’90s classic.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)

Where to stream: Amazon Prime

There’s no Thanksgiving without A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving! Like the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Thanksgiving also became a classic families watch every year. Despite its age, it came out in 1973, the cartoon still resonates with viewers of all ages. This classic will live on forever! In fact, Food YouTuber Binging With Babish even tried to recreate the famous Thanksgiving meal Snoopy and his friends make… be sure to check it out.

Sources: Good Housekeeping, O! Magazine.