Best Thanksgiving Movies

After you gobble up your turkey, enjoy Thanksgiving curled up on the couch with a good holiday movie. These family-friendly flicks are some of the best Thanksgiving-theme movies of all time.


These fantastic Thanksgiving movies showcase the holiday and feature themes about family connections and thankfulness. Press "play" and watch one today!

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Rating: Not rated

Synopsis: In this animated Thanksgiving classic, Peppermint Patty and the Peanuts gang convince Charlie Brown to host a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Avalon (1990)

MPAA Rating: PG

Synopsis: This drama chronicles several generations of Polish-Jewish immigrants living in Baltimore over a series of Thanksgivings.

Dutch

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Synopsis: This 1991 comedy follows working-class Dutch Dooley (Ed O'Neill) as he drives cross-country to collect his girlfriend's son from boarding school -- all in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Home for the Holidays

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Synopsis: A mom played by Holly Hunter sees her career and relationship with her daughter flounder as she heads home for the Thanksgiving holiday to stay with her fractious, funny family.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

MPAA Rating: Not rated

Synopsis: Wonder why this film makes our Thanksgiving list? The black-and-white classic tale of Santa kicks off with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Mouse on the Mayflower

MPAA Rating: Not rated

Synopsis: Pilgrims weren't the only ones on the Mayflower -- this flick follows a clever animated mouse as he makes the stormy trip to America and participates in its first Thanksgiving.

Pieces of April

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Synopsis: Quirky, red-headed April Burns (Katie Holmes) scours her apartment complex (and its memorable residents) for a working stove to bring family together in this Thanksgiving dinner flick.

Pocahontas

MPAA Rating: G

Synopsis: An animated masterpiece from the Disney vault, this fictionalized retelling of the Pocahontas and John Smith romance includes a wise tree named Grandmother Willow.

Rugrats: A Rugrats Thanksgiving

MPAA Rating: Not rated

Synopsis: This energetic romp chronicles the Pickles' Thanksgiving feast, which is highlighted by a live turkey showing up at the door.

Squanto: A Warrior's Tale

MPAA Rating: PG

Synopsis: A high-action tale about a young warrior who is abducted and enslaved, then flees for his freedom, Squanto re-envisions the life of a resourceful Native American in the early 1600s.

Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving

MPAA Rating: Not rated

Synopsis: This collection of three stories includes A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving, a tale about how Rabbit's worries about Thanksgiving dinner nearly upend the holiday.

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