10 Best Thanksgiving Movies

What better way to celebrate the holidays with your family than a good old-fashioned movie night – and these are the best Thanksgiving movies around!

From heartwarming family dramas to hilarious comedies to dark dramas, there are plenty of movies that capture the essence of Thanksgiving.

These movies aren’t all about getting stuffed with turkey or about the familial meltdowns that happen at so many turkey dinner gatherings.

Enjoy the crazy movies as well as the sappy one.

My personal favorite? Planes, Trains and Automobiles. I have to watch it every Thanksgiving!

Be sure to check out these additional Thanksgiving activities!

This post contains affiliate links.

 10 Best Thanksgiving Movies

10 Best Thanksgiving Movies | Mommy Evolution

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness, reflection and gratitude.

Whether it’s spending time with family and friends, sharing a meal or watching a movie, this holiday is all about connecting with others and celebrating the good things in life.

While there are many Thanksgiving traditions to enjoy, watching movies is a great way to relax and get into the spirit of the season (both good and bad!!)

Best Thanksgiving Movies

Mom Smarter! Not Harder

Get mommy insights, tips and tricks directly to your inbox.

    We won’t send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.


    1. Planes and Trains is a classic! On this list I have to admit I LOVE Scent of a Woman. Al Pacino is the best! And Chris O’Donnell, so cute. I haven’t seen most of the others, looks like I’ll have to watch some over the holidays. Thanks for another great list!

      1. You’re more than welcome, Lisa! If you’re planning on watching with the grandchildren, just know that a couple of these films are really for adults — most notably The House of Yes and The Ice Storm. Happy viewing!

    2. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is a must every year for my family, but this year will be special because it will be the first time my daughter will get to watch it as well!

    3. Fun list! I think I’ve only seen a couple of those movies. I might have to try out a “new” one from the list and really get in the Thanksgiving mood.
      Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty link party.

    4. I just saw Pieces of April for the first time last year – really good. I forgot that House of Yes took place then. I loved that movie. But, Charlie Brown is my absolute favorite!

    5. Love the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. But I’m surprised “Home for the Holidays” didn’t make your list. All about Thanksgiving and Families. Love it, watch it every year, just wish they didn’t take our Lord’s name in vain.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *