7 Thanksgiving Movies You Need to Watch

When everyone thinks about holidays movies, they instantly go to Home Alone and What a Wonderful World. Don’t get me wrong I love those movies, but Thanksgiving movies are greatly underrated. Here are a few you need to watch:

1. Planes, Trains and Automobiles  

This is a great movie starring Steve Martin and John Candy.  This movie is about a man’s struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with a man that is his polar opposite.

2. Pieces of April  

This movie stars Katie Holmes. Katie plays a daughter who invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her place for Thanksgiving.

3. Home For the Holidays  

This is a hilarious movie about a woman who lost her job, made out with her former boss and then finds out she’s alone on Thanksgiving because her daughter is planning on spending it with her boyfriend.  This movie stars Holly Hunter and Robert Downey Jr.

4.  Hannah and Her Sisters

This movie stars Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, and Dianne Wiest.  The movie is about two thanksgivings that are two years apart.  Hannah’s husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her crazy ex-husband starts a relationship with her sister Holly.  

5. Stagecoach 

 This is about a group of people traveling in a stagecoach to find their journey get more complicated by the threat of Geronimo.  This movie stars John Wayne and Claire Trevor.

 6. The Ice Storm

  This movie is about a 1973 suburban Connecticut middle class family who experiments with casual sex, drinking, and also have Thanksgiving.  This movie stars Kevin Kline and Joan Allan.

7. Broadway Danny Rose 

This movie is about a talent agent who attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with this mistress.  This movie stars Woody Allen and Mia Farrow.

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