Best Of, Thanksgiving Movies.

When it comes to movies and TV specials, Thanksgiving is like Cinderella. Neglected by her stepsisters Halloween and Christmas, both of which get uglier and uglier each year with commercialization. Every horror movie ever made is perfect for watching on Halloween and god knows there seems to be no end to production of Christmas-related movies and TV shows.

This is my attempt at listing some of the Thanksgiving films and Tv specials that i could think of.
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1.
The New World (2005)
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The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas. (135 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
2.
Home for the Holidays (1995)
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After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be former boss and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family. (103 mins.)
Director: Jodie Foster
 
3.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
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A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
4.
Scent of a Woman (1992)
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A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated. (156 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
 
5.
Avalon (1990)
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A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land. (128 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
6.
Four Brothers (2005)
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Four brothers look to avenge their mother's death. (109 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
7.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
Episode: The One with the Rumor (2001)
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Will, an old friend of Ross' is in town and Monica invited him for Thanksgiving dinner. Will used to... (22 mins.)
 
8.
Addams Family Values (1993)
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A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love. (94 mins.)
 
9.
Pieces of April (2003)
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A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner. (80 mins.)
Director: Peter Hedges
 
10.
Rescue Dawn (2006)
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A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War. (120 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
11.
Funny People (2009)
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When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act. (146 mins.)
Director: Judd Apatow
 
12.
The Ice Storm (1997)
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In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut , 1973, middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control. (112 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
13.
Nobody's Fool (1994)
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A stubborn man past his prime reflects his life of strict independence and seeks more out of himself. (110 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
 
14.
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
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Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly. (107 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
15.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973 TV Special)
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Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner. (30 mins.)
 
16.
The Last Waltz (1978 Documentary)
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A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band. (117 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
17.
Spider-Man (2002)
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When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
18.
The House of Yes (1997)
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A mentally unbalanced young woman - who is convinced she is Jackie Kennedy - flies into a murderous rage when her brother returns home to reveal he is engaged. (85 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
 
19.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
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The gang remember and share with each other their worst Thanksgivings. (22 mins.)
 
20.
Holiday Engagement (2011 TV Movie)
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Afraid to tell her family she's been dumped, Hillary hires an actor to play her fiancé during a 4-day Thanksgiving weekend at her parents' house. (97 mins.)
Director: Jim Fall
 
21.
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994)
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Historically inaccurate chronicle of Squanto's life prior to and including the arrival of the "Mayflower" in 1620. (102 mins.)
Director: Xavier Koller
 
22.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973 TV Special)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner. (30 mins.)
 
23.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
Episode: He Is Risen (2001)
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Tensions rise between Tony and Ralphie until circumstances demand that they resolve their differences. Meadow gets involved with Jackie's son, and ends up in trouble. (55 mins.)
 
24.
Holiday Inn (1942)
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At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer. (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
25.
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
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A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street. (103 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
“ Another flick that takes place more during X-Mas than thanksgiving, however since we have more than enough Christmas flicks, i associate this one to Thanksgiving to even things out even a bit. (Even though thats an impossibility.) ” - Eric-Scissorhands
 
26.
A Time to Remember (2003 TV Movie)
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An artist and single mother returns to her childhood home to patch things up with her mother who has Alzheimers disease. (88 mins.)
Director: John Putch
 
27.
Alice's Restaurant (1969)
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A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
28.
Pocahontas (1995)
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An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia. (81 mins.)
“ For the Kids... ” - Eric-Scissorhands
 
29.
What's Cooking? (2000)
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In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions... (109 mins.)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
 
30.
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
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In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster. (84 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
31.
The War at Home (1996)
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Haunted by his experiences in the Vietnam War, a young man returns home and has trouble adjusting back to civilian life, his family and his stern father. (123 mins.)
Director: Emilio Estevez
 
32.
One Special Night (1999 TV Movie)
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Robert, a general contractor, is visiting his ailing wife in a nursing home. When it's time for him to leave... (92 mins.)
Director: Roger Young
 
33.
The Daytrippers (1996)
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When a happily married woman discovers a love letter written by her husband to an unknown party, she enlists her dysfunctional family to discover the truth. (87 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
 
34.
Dutch (1991)
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To get to know his girlfriend's son, a working-class good guy volunteers to pick him up from a prep school, only to learn that her son isn't the nicest kid. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Faiman
 
35.
Smart People (2008)
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Into the life of a widowed professor comes a new love and an unexpected visit from his adopted brother. (95 mins.)
Director: Noam Murro
 
36.
Tadpole (2000)
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Coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy, Oscar, who falls in love with his stepmother, Eve. (78 mins.)
Director: Gary Winick
 
37.
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008 TV Movie)
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Inspired by a short story, Isabella Caldwell is a high-society woman in late-1800's New York. When Isabella's... (90 mins.)
Director: Graeme Campbell
 
38.
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
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An ambitious debut for writer/director Bart Freundlich charting the unrest with a family who gather together for thanks giving. (93 mins.)
Director: Bart Freundlich
 
39.
Blood Rage (1987)
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As kids, Todd is institutionalized for a murder whilst his twin goes free. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighborhood. (82 mins.)
Director: John Grissmer
 
40.
Son in Law (1993)
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Having gotten a taste of college life, a drastically changed farm girl returns home for Thanksgiving break with her best friend, a flamboyant party animal who is clearly a fish out of water in a small farm town. (95 mins.)
Director: Steve Rash
 
41.
Boogeyman (2005)
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A young man tries to deal with the childhood terror that has affected his life. (89 mins.)
Director: Stephen Kay
 
42.
Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
All Mitch Snider wants for his family is a traditional holiday feast with the relatives. The problem is that he doesn't have any... (91 mins.)
Director: Neal Israel
 
43.
ThanksKilling (2009)
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A homicidal turkey axes off college kids during Thanksgiving break. (70 mins.)
Director: Jordan Downey
 
44.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
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A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing. (114 mins.)
Director: Les Mayfield
“ HONORABLE MENTION:

Technically its an X-Mas flick, however it begins during the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
 
45.
Thanksgiving (????)
A real feature film version based on the fake grindhouse trailer.
“ Something to look forward too. ” - Eric-Scissorhands