Brrr … it’s getting cold outside! We knew it would happen, didn’t we? And since our attention is shifting from outdoor activities to indoor fun for this holiday season, why not plan some epic movie nights? Need some ideas? Check out this list of movies that all have something to do with Thanksgiving.
And don’t forget to schedule a tune-up for your heating system, to make sure it’s ready to keep you warm this winter. And you can enjoy your movie nights in cozy comfort. Happy Thanksgiving!
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) – This classic never gets old. Join the Peanuts gang as they try to have the best Thanksgiving ever, even with a challenging menu and plans gone awry.
Rocky (1976) – Revisit this sleeper hit that took the world by storm. Starring Sylvester Stallone, this story of Rocky, a down-and-out boxer, had a budget of $1 million, was made in 28 days, and earned $225M in global box office receipts.
The Big Chill (1983) – 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. All-star cast includes Kevin Kline, Jeff Goldblum and Glenn Close.
Hannah and her Sisters (1986) – 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. Starring Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest and Michael Caine.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) – A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. Starring Steve Martin and John Candy.
Dutch (1991) – 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. Starring Ed O’Neill, Ethan Embry and JoBeth Williams.
Home for the Holidays (1995) – 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. Starring Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft and Robert Downey Jr.
National Lampoon’s Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003) – All Mitch Snider wants for his family is a traditional holiday feast with the relatives. The problem is that he doesn’t have any. Starring Bryan Cranston, Judge Reinhold.
Pieces of April (2003) – A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner. Starring Katie Holmes and Oliver Platt.
Pocahontas (1995) – An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia in this Disney animation.
You’ve Got Mail (1998) – Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet. Starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.
The New World (2005) – The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas. Starring Colin Farrell, Q’orianka Kilcher and Christopher Plummer.
The Blind Side (2009) – The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. Starring Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw.