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The 22 best Thanksgiving movies to watch after a turkey feast


There’s nothing better than getting cozy on the couch and watching a heartwarming movie after your Thanksgiving feast.

Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving with your loved ones or spending the day hanging out with each other, there are plenty of movies to keep you entertained.

By compiling the ratings of critics from top review sites, Rotten Tomatoes and Meta Critic, and averaging the ratings of the movie to get a final result, Newsweek has a list of the 22 best movies to watch to keep your Thanksgiving celebrations going.

Of Miracle on 34th Street at Little womansee the list below.

1. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947).
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The original 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street came out on top as the best Thanksgiving movie to watch this year, with an average score of 92%.

Miracle on 34th Street featured a star-studded Hollywood cast including Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn and Gene Lockhart, and is the perfect movie to watch to get you excited for Christmas, which is right around the corner.

You can look Miracle on 34th Street through Prime Video now.

2. Krisha (2015)

close behind Miracle on 34th Street with a score of 90.5% is the American drama of 2015 Krisha.

The gripping film stars Krisha Fairchild as herself and is directed by her nephew, Trey Edward Shults.

Krisha follows the story of a troubled woman in her sixties who has been estranged from her family for several years. For Thanksgiving Day, she wants to reunite with her family and cook them the perfect meal.

Krisha is streaming on Paramount+ now.

3. The Humans (2021)

Humans is an American psychological drama starring Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell, Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun and June Squibb.

The hilarious yet haunting film takes place on Thanksgiving Day and sees the Blake family experience an unsettling presence, leading to boiling family tensions.

4. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

The 22 best Thanksgiving movies to watch after a turkey feast
Steve Martin and John Candy in Planes, Trains and Automobiles
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Planes, trains and automobiles is the classic comedy you’ll want to watch this Thanksgiving.

Starring Steve Martin and John Candy, the hilarious film follows the couple as they try to make sure Neal gets back to Chicago in time for Thanksgiving.

Planes, trains and automobiles is streaming on Paramount+ now.

5. The Ice Storm (1997)

The ice storm is a gripping drama film based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Rick Moody.

The film stars Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Katie Holmes, Glenn Fitzgerald, Jamey Sheridan and Sigourney Weaver, and is set during Thanksgiving 1973.

The ice storm follows two upper-class Connecticut families who experience the enormous social change of the 1970s, including sex, drugs, and women’s rights, and how they come to terms with it.

You can look The ice storm via Showtime and Paramount+ now.

6. April Pieces (2003)

April Pieces is a 2000s classic you won’t want to miss this Thanksgiving.

The film follows April, played by Katie Holmes, as she tries to cook Thanksgiving dinner for her estranged family.

April Pieces is streaming now on Hulu.

7. Avalon (1990)

Film nominated for Oscars and Golden Globes Avalon should be on your Thanksgiving list to watch this year.

With Armin Mueller-Stahl, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, Joan Plowright and Elijah Wood, Avalon is the third in director Barry Levinson’s series of semi-autobiographical films, following dinner and Tin men.

Avalon follows themes of Jewish assimilation into American life, including the celebration of Thanksgiving.

8. Soul Food (1997)

soul food is a 1997 comedy-drama starring Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach, Mekhi Phifer, Jeffrey D. Sams, Irma P. Hall, Gina Ravera and Brandon Hammond.

The laugh-aloud film follows the trials and tribulations of an extended African-American family as they gather for dinner every Sunday.

soul food is available to watch via HBO Max.

9. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

The 22 best Thanksgiving movies to watch after a turkey feast
Hannah and her sisters
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Hannah and her sisters is the star-studded Thanksgiving classic, written and directed by Woody Allen.

The film tells the overlapping stories of an extended family over two years, beginning and ending on Thanksgiving Day.

Famous faces appearing in Hannah and her sisters include Mia Farrow, Michael Caine, Dianne Wiest, Barbara Hershey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

10. Woman’s Perfume (1992)

If you’re an Al Pacino fan, you won’t want to miss The scent of a woman this Thanksgiving.

For his performance in the 1992 drama, Pacino won the Oscar for Best Performance and the film itself received nominations for Best Director, Best Picture and Best Screenplay Based on Previously Produced or Released Material. .

The scent of a woman tells the story of a college student who takes a job helping a (not very friendly) blind veteran.

The scent of a woman is available to watch on Disney+.

11. The Vicious Kind (2009)

Adam Scott, Brittany Snow, Alex Frost and JK Simmons star in the 2009s The vicious kind.

The dark comedy-drama follows the story of Peter (played by Alex Frost) who brings his new girlfriend Emma (Brittany Snow) home for Thanksgiving, only for his younger brother Caleb (Adam Scott) to fall in love with her.

12. Addams Family Values ​​(1993)

The 22 best Thanksgiving movies to watch after a turkey feast
Christina Ricci, who plays Wednesday Addams, swinging meat in a scene from ‘Addams Family Values’, 1993.
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Following the release of Wednesday on Netflix, fans may want to watch the 1993 film, Addams Family Values.

The film is a sequel to The Addams Family (1991) and sees Morticia (Anjelica Huston) and Gomez Addams (Raul Julia) celebrate the arrival of their little son Pubert into the world.

However, siblings Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and Pugsley (Jimmy Workman) aren’t too happy with the new addition to their family.

13. Little Women (2019)

The 22 best Thanksgiving movies to watch after a turkey feast
Little Women is Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved children’s book
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The six-time Oscar-nominated film Little womandirected by Greta Gerwig, is a must.

It is the seventh adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel and follows the lives of the March sisters – Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth – as they grow up in Concord, Massachusetts, in the 19th century.

Little woman features an ensemble cast including Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel and Chris Cooper.

Little woman is streaming on Netflix now.

14. The Big Cold (1983)

The 22 best Thanksgiving movies to watch after a turkey feast
Director Lawrence Kasdan (front) stands with the male cast of his film, ‘The Big Chill’, on location, 1983. L-R: Actors Tom Berenger, Jeff Goldblum, Kevin Kline and William Hurt.
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Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly and JoBeth Williams star in The big thrill.

The heartwarming film follows a group of college friends who reunite 15 years after the death of their friend Alex.

You can look The big thrill now through HBO Max.

15. Funny People (2009)

by Judd Apatow funny people is a hilarious comedy-drama starring Seth Rogen, Adam Sandler, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman.

The feel-good movie follows a famous comedian who befriends an aspiring comedian after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

If you want to watch funny peopleyou can watch the movie through Hulu now.

16. You’ve Got Mail (1998)

The 22 best Thanksgiving movies to watch after a turkey feast
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in “You’ve Got Mail” (Warner Bros.)
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Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in the classic ’90s romantic comedy, You have an email.

The plot sees Joe (Tom Hanks) and Kathleen (Meg Ryan) fall in love online, only to find they are actually business rivals in the real world.

17. Home for the Holidays (1995)

Home for the holidays is the perfect movie for the family to sit down and watch together this Thanksgiving.

The film follows the story of Claudia Larson whose life began to crumble around her after losing her job. Faced with spending Thanksgiving alone, Claudia leaves Chicago to spend her first Thanksgiving in many years with her dysfunctional family.

Home for the holidays is streaming on Netflix now.

18. The Blind Side (2009)

The blind side is an Oscar-nominated biographical sports drama starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Lily Collins and Kathy Bates.

Directed by John Lee Hancock, The blind side tells the extraordinary true story of Michael Oher, an American football player who overcame his difficult upbringing to play in the NFL.

19. Grumpy Old Men (1993)

grumpy old men is the perfect winter romantic comedy to watch this Thanksgiving.

If you are a fan of grumpy old menthe good news is that there is a sequel, titled Grumpier old men for your pleasure.

grumpy old men is streaming on Hulu now.

20. The House of Yes (1997)

Parker Posey plays Jackie-O Pascal in The house of yesa young woman recently released from a psychiatric hospital obsessed with Jackie Kennedy.

The dark film, which features themes of incest, divided critics at the time. For her performance, Posey won the prestigious Special Recognition for Acting Sundance Movie, but her co-star Tori Spelling received a Razzie Award nomination.

The house of yes is available now on Prime Video so viewers can make up their own minds about the film.

21. Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow (2015)

If you’re not too full of your turkey feat, Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow may be the perfect Thanksgiving movie for you.

The Lifetime TV movie is set around the Thanksgiving holiday and sees a family visiting a farm in the town of Turkey Hollow.

However, when they get there, they are chased by an elusive 10-foot-tall monster that threatens to ruin Thanksgiving for the whole town.

22. The Fingerprint Myth (1997)

Last but not least, The Myth of Fingerprints made the top 20 Best Thanksgiving Movies with an average score of 55%.

The film, directed by Bart Freundlich, stars Blythe Danner, Roy Scheider, Noah Wyle and Julianne Moore as a dysfunctional family that reunites in New England to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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