10 Thanksgiving Day Movies to Watch After the Big Meal

This is a sweet way to squeeze in some extra quality time at home this holiday.

Once the big turkey dinner is over, pop some popcorn, queue up a feel-good family flick, and settle in for a good old-fashioned movie night. We've rounded up a few of our favorite movies to binge-watch while you digest your turkey feast, including holiday classics like A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and movies with themes of thankfulness like The Blind Side. And if you're celebrating at home this year, you could even plan a virtual movie night with family or friends.

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

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Steve Martin, John Candy, and Kevin Bacon star in this comedy about one man's struggle to make it home in time for Thanksgiving dinner. This feel-good flick will remind you of just how thankful you are to be home.

Rent It: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles ($4, Amazon Prime Video)

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Home for the Holidays

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After losing her job and learning that her teenage daughter would rather spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend than with her, Claudia Larson takes a trip home to spend a chaotic Thanksgiving with her family.

Stream It: Home for the Holidays ($4, Amazon Prime Video)

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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

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It's not truly Thanksgiving until we've watched Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang prepare their feast. This family-friendly flick is a holiday must-watch, and you can usually watch it for free on Freeform.

Buy It: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving DVD ($10, Amazon)

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Miracle on 34th Street

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OK, yes, this is technically a Christmas movie. But since the opening scene showcases the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, there's no shame in starting the holiday movie marathons a few weeks early!

Rent It: Miracle on 34th Street ($4, Amazon Prime Video)

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Autumn in New York

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Watch Richard Gere and Winona Ryder develop an unexpected love story in this sweet, romantic flick. As the title suggests, this movie has all the classic autumn scenes in New York City—perfect for a Thanksgiving Day movie marathon.

Rent It: Autumn in New York ($4, Amazon Prime Video)

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Addams Family Values

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You may think of this as a Halloween flick, but there's a comical Thanksgiving play scene that'll have the whole family laughing. It's rated PG-13, so it may be a bit too spooky for younger kids.

Rent It: Addams Family Values ($4, Amazon Prime Video)

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You've Got Mail

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You've Got Mail isn't just a classic '90s rom-com, it's also a must-watch holiday flick. Watch Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan fall in love after the classic Thanksgiving grocery store scene.

Rent It: You've Got Mail ($4, Amazon Prime Video)

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Little Women

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This classic film is a classic film for any holiday season. Watch as Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth endure trials and celebrate triumphs in 1800s New England. While a newer version came out recently, we'll always love the 1994 film.

Rent It: Little Women ($4, Amazon Prime Video)

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Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

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There's no holiday tradition we love more than a good Hallmark movie marathon; luckily, the selection doesn't limit you to Christmas. Queue up this feel-good Thanksgiving story right after the Macy's parade, or stream it while you wait for the newest Hallmark Christmas movie premiers.

Buy It: Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade ($10, Amazon)

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The Blind Side

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Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, which is why The Blind Side is the perfect choice for your post-turkey dinner movie night. This heartwarming movie includes a few funny Thanksgiving scenes and a whole lot of football.

Rent It: The Blind Side ($4, Amazon Prime Video)

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