What better way to celebrate the great American holiday that reminds you of being grateful each November than with a lineup of awesome Thanksgiving themed movies? Because this is that time of the year when you can relax, spend quality time with your family and watch a good old fashioned movie marathon while enjoying some delicious turkey leftovers. Below you have ten movies that should definitely go on you watch-list for this weekend.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman as his only companion. Directed by John Hughes, starring Steve Martin and John Candy.


Pieces of April (2003)


A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner. Directed by Peter Hedges, starring Katie Holmes.


Home for the Holidays (1995)

After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their crazy antics. Directed by Jodie Foster, starring Holly Hunter and Robert Downey Jr.


Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah’s husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly. Directed by Woody Allen, starring Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher and Woody Allen.


ThanksKilling (2009)

Yes, there actually IS a horror comedy about Thanksgiving out there. And the plot sounds so bad that it could actually be awesome: a homicidal turkey axes off college kids during Thanksgiving break. Directed by Jordan Downey. Personally, I was stunned after watching the trailer.


The Ice Storm (1997)

1973, suburban Connecticut: middle class families experimenting with casual sex, and drinking find their lives out of control. Directed by Ang Lee, starring Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood and Tobey Maguire.


Alice’s Restaurant (1969)

Arlo Guthrie’s song is converted into a motion picture. Directed by Arthur Penn.


Son in Law (1993)

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. Directed by Steve Rash, starring Carla Gugino and Pauly Shore.


The New World (2005)

A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.  Directed by Terrence Malick, starring Colin Farrell, Q’orianka Kilcher and Christian Bale.


A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)

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. Directed by Bill Melendez and Phil Roman.


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