Thanksgiving Films

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1.
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
 
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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.
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
 
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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
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
About Last Night... (1986)
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A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends. (113 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
“ Features a Thanksgiving scene. ” - Useless_Chick_23
 
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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
 
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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
 
10.
Speak (2004)
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After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak. (89 mins.)
Director: Jessica Sharzer
“ Features a Thanksgiving scene in which D.B. Sweeney resorts to drastic measures in order to thaw a frozen turkey. Also featuring a young, pre-Twilight Kristen Stewart. ” - Useless_Chick_23
 
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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.)
 
12.
ThanksKilling (2009)
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A homicidal turkey axes off college kids during Thanksgiving break. (70 mins.)
Director: Jordan Downey
 
13.
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
 
14.
Alice's Restaurant (1969)
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A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
15.
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
 
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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
 
17.
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
 
18.
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.)
“ Celebrate T-Day with Tony and the gang. ” - Useless_Chick_23
 
19.
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
 
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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
 
21.
A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993 TV Movie)
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Setting for Reunion is Thanksgiving 1963. (120 mins.)
Director: Harry Harris