Ahh, home for the holidays with the entire family. What could possibly go wrong? We have come to expect certain things at these special times. Things like the weirdness and dysfunctionality will always fly in these situations. All we can do is accept and embrace. Oh…and of course find an escape. Here’s your escape route. These are 7 of the best Thanksgiving movies to watch after your big meal, and help quiet things down or enliven them, if that’s what your family needs.
Sure, it’s a holiday about giving thanks. It’s also a holiday to reflect, reminisce and be grateful. Sometimes, it’s just about sitting together in the same room, no words necessary. Movie watching is the perfect activity for everyone. Of course, not everyone will agree on one movie. However, if you present this list of 7 of the best Thanksgiving movies to watch after your big meal, there will likely be at least one you can agree on.
Options, We Need Thanksgiving Movie Options
With some assistance from Rotten Tomatoes and Wikipedia I’ve compiled a list that presents options for everyone. And the options range from quintessential sentimental flicks to very non-traditional options. In the end, they are all movies about families, friends and our connections. With families comes plenty of drama, comedy. love and dislike.
Here, you will find films that focus on the positive, like Planes, Trains and Automobiles. There’s a family-friendly classic Peanuts favorite included, as well as one that steers off the Thanksgiving path some, but is definitely family focused, in the movie Knives-Out.
I’ve seen most of these great pieces of entertainment, and a little of some of them. But, I am definitely going to revisit a few of these over my visit back home to see my parents. I love turning my kids on to some of the older ones, like The Big Chill. Take a look at the list, revisit for yourself and throw the names out at your holiday get-together. What other Thanksgiving related movies would you add to this list?