Thanksgiving Movies & Shows

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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.
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.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
Nobody's Fool (1994)
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Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee... (110 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
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
 
15.
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. (106 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
16.
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
 
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.
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
 
19.
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
 
20.
Alice's Restaurant (1969)
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A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
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
 
23.
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
 
24.
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
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
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
 
28.
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
 
29.
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
 
30.
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
 
31.
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
 
32.
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
 
33.
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
 
34.
Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003 TV Movie)
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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
 
35.
ThanksKilling (2009)
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A homicidal turkey axes off college kids during Thanksgiving break. (70 mins.)
Director: Jordan Downey
 
36.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
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When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. (96 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
 
37.
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
 
38.
The Big Chill (1983)
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A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends. (105 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
39.
For Your Consideration (2006)
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Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz. (86 mins.)
 
40.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
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When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day. (91 mins.)
Director: Steve Carr
 
41.
Bean (1997)
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The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum. (89 mins.)
Director: Mel Smith
 
42.
Jack and Jill (2011)
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Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave. (91 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
 
43.
Tower Heist (2011)
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When a group of hard-working guys find out they've fallen victim to their wealthy employer's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence. (104 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
 
44.
She's Gotta Have It (1986)
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Story of a woman and her three lovers. (84 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
45.
Rocky (1976)
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Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
 
46.
Thanksgiving (2014)
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It's Thanksgiving, and Amy and Alex are in love. But Alex's plans to marry his girlfriend are disrupted by the arrival of Will -- A stranger... (85 mins.)
 
47.
Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade (2012 TV Movie)
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As Chicago gears up for its annual Thanksgiving Day parade, Emily Jones, an eager parade coordinator is shocked when Henry Williams... (90 mins.)
Director: Ron Oliver
 
48.
The Thanksgiving House (2013 TV Movie)
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When a Boston lawyer inherits a house in Plymouth from her late aunt, she has no idea she may have inherited a historical treasure...
Director: Kevin Connor
 
49.
The Best Thanksgiving Ever (2017)
When Kevin is witness to the holiday heartbreak of his life, Brad and friends come to the rescue with a disastrous guys night out.
Director: J.D. Shapiro
 
50.
A Family Thanksgiving (2010 TV Movie)
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A lawyer trying to make partner is shown the joys of living a more balanced life. (87 mins.)
Director: Neill Fearnley
 
51.
The Thanksgiving Visitor (1967 TV Movie)
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This TV movie is based on Truman Capote's childhood memories of living with his aunts in rural Alabama during the Depression...
Director: Frank Perry
 
52.
The Thanksgiving Treasure (1973 TV Movie)
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Addie tries to invite her father's sworn enemy over for Thanksgiving dinner in the hopes of ending their long-standing feud. (77 mins.)
Director: Paul Bogart
 
53.
Thanksgiving (2006 Short Film)
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On a day when everyone is giving thanks, four friends sat down for Thanksgiving dinner. With a knock at the door... (10 mins.)
Director: Scott Ennis
 
54.
Home Sweet Home (1981)
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An escaped mental patient steals a station wagon and makes his way to the Bradleys' Thanksgiving celebration, where he plans to make them a little less thankful... (85 mins.)
Director: Nettie Peña
 
55.
Stagecoach (1966)
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On the stagecoach to Cheyenne, a mixed group of passengers must work together to survive the arduous journey and the Indian attacks. (115 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
56.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
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The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
57.
Grindhouse (2007)
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Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's homage to exploitation double features in the 60s and 70s with two back-to-back cult films that include previews of coming attractions between them. (191 mins.)
 
58.
Familiar Strangers (2008)
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Asks the question, Is it really possible to relate to ones parents and siblings after being replaced by the family dog? . . . Perhaps as friends - weird friends? (86 mins.)
Director: Zackary Adler
 
59.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
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The gang's plans for Thanksgiving go awry after they get locked out of Monica and Rachel's apartment. (22 mins.)
 
60.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
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Sibling rivalry between Monica and Ross dominates Thanksgiving proceedings when the gang decide to play a game of football. (22 mins.)
 
61.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
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Chandler desperately tries to earn Joey's forgiveness. Monica accidentally gets ice in her eye and her doctor turns out to be Richard's son. (22 mins.)
 
62.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
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The gang remember their worst Thanksgivings. (22 mins.)
 
63.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
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Ross is forced to reveal the reason why Jack and Judy don't like Chandler. Rachel tries to make dessert for the gang. Joey and Ross try to get out of Thanksgiving when they are invited to hang out with Janine and her dancer friends. (22 mins.)
 
64.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
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It's Thanksgiving and the friends and Tag are preparing for dinner. Phoebe secretly keeps a dog she... (22 mins.)
 
65.
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.)
 
66.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
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Rachel's middle sister shows up at Thanksgiving and causes arguments amongst the gang. (22 mins.)
 
67.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
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Joey, Ross, Rachel and Phoebe convince Monica and Chandler to host Thanksgiving, however the four of them end up arriving to dinner an hour late. (22 mins.)
 
68.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
Episode: The One with the List (1995)
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Ross makes a list of pros and cons to decide whether to be with Julie or Rachel. Meanwhile, Monica gets a job making food with a disgusting synthetic chocolate substitute. (22 mins.)