After Halloween, the next big festivity on people’s minds is Christmas, not Thanksgiving. This is enough explanation for the shortage of Thanksgiving movies– we’re all left with Christmas movies. Well, that’s why we’ve done the work of compiling must-watch, wholesome Thanksgiving movies for you to enjoy on Turkey Day. Here are five of the best movies to feel the Thanksgiving Day vibe.
Garfield’s Thanksgiving (1989)
This is a lighthearted movie that focuses on the reason we gather for Thanksgiving– the food. Interestingly, the movie shows us how different people see the food tradition and the whole Thanksgiving festive.
It follows the relatable story of John, who doesn’t know how to go about making an impressive Thanksgiving dinner. On the other hand, it also shows us the misery of Garfield, who was placed on a diet a day before Thanksgiving.
The best Thanksgiving movies are those that highlight happenings that we can relate to, and that’s why “Krisha” is a Thanksgiving must-watch. It is a semi-autobiographical movie that will keep your eyes glued to the screen.
It is the story of a family that receives an unexpected visitor, an estranged aunt, during a Thanksgiving dinner. Of course, things got dramatically interesting, and the feast became a bit sickening. Let’s just say it’s a movie you’ll watch more than once.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)
Speaking of movies people love to watch on Thanksgiving, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” is one of the most popular choices. It’s a funny, kid-friendly movie that highlights the pressure of making everything perfect on Thanksgiving Day.
This movie follows the story of Charlie Brown and everything (and there are many things) that goes wrong as he tries to make a Thanksgiving meal. It’s another Thanksgiving movie that most of us can relate to.
One True Thing (1998)
This movie is perfect for a Thanksgiving reflection on the things that really matter; if you’re looking for an emotional movie with the complete Turkey Day vibe, “One True Thing” is a movie you should indulge in.
This movie is about a young woman who travels home only to discover that her mother is seriously sick and that it may be the family’s last Thanksgiving together. The movie reminds us to value what we have instead of yearning for more.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)
This movie remains one of the best to watch during the Thanksgiving season because of how funny it is. Aside from being hilarious, the movie reminds us to be grateful for a family to go home to on Thanksgiving.
This comedy follows the stressful and funny journey of John Candy and Steve Martin to their family homes for Thanksgiving dinner. Of course, they had several stressful experiences– but it highlights the real struggles we face just to travel home.