The 22 Best Thanksgiving Movies of All Time

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Thanksgiving is the biggest travel day in America, and for good reason: Thousands flock to be with birth families and families of choice, to share a meal, some old stories and maybe a little drama. What better way to partake in these stories than at the dinner table, followed by cramming the television for that great American pastime: the Hollywood crowd-pleaser? Although the T-Day movie is not a traditional tradition Christmas classic or the summer blockbuster, you’ll be surprised to find an abundance of turkeys in both classic films and cult comedies. Ahead, some of our favorite Thanksgiving stories on the big screen.

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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)

Although it is not quite as well known as Charlie Brown’s Christmas or Halloween offer, this chapter in the lovable loser’s saga is just as charming. Peppermint Patty invites herself, Marcie, and the gang over to Charlie’s for Thanksgiving, where they ponder the meaning of gratitude. A full meal is shown, but no parents seem to be involved. The magic of the holidays!

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Addams Family Values (1993)


Home for vacation (1995)


For your consideration (2006)


Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)


Pieces of April (2003)


Planes, trains and cars (1987)


The scent of a woman (1992)


Miracle on 34th Street (1947)


Mistress America (2015)

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