Turkey, pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, and a good post-meal movie with loved ones to wash it all down...isn't that what this all-American holiday is about? Here are Thanksgiving films worth gobbling up. Dig in!
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Woody Allen's film begins and ends with Thanksgiving dinner, as it follows the troubled relationship between three sisters (Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey, Dianne Wiest) and the men they're involved with--plus their constantly bickering parents.
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Love your family? Well, mostly. Like them? Maybe not always. Jodie Foster's second directing effort starred Holly Hunter as a woman dreading the trip home to Chicago for dinner with her dysfunctional fam. It's one of those beloved holiday favorites almost everyone can identify with in some way.
The Ice Storm (1997)
It's the weekend after Thanksgiving 1973, and one New England family is spiraling out of control. Then a massive ice storm hits. Things are about to get colder...
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
This dark comedy sees Warren (Noah Wyle) come home for the first time in three years. Why'd he stay away so long? Maybe his nympho sister, distant brother, immature younger sister and overbearing dad had something to do with it.
Free Birds (2013)
Two turkeys travel back in time to change history and get themselves off the Thanksgiving menu for good. Does it work? You'll have to watch to find out.
Pieces of April (2003)
Katie Holmes is terrific in this T-giving tale about a capricious girl estranged from her family who decides to host dinner for them, including her dying mother.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)
Are there better road trip comedies than this one? We think not. Steve Martin is an uptight businessman who becomes unwilling compadres with John Candy's slovenly salesman when they're both stranded on the way home for Thanksgiving. You'll never think of pillows the same way again.
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Al Pacino plays a wacky blind retiree who takes a young student (Chris O'Donnell) along on a wild weekend in New York, when the poor kid just wanted to make a few bucks over Thanksgiving break.
The House of Yes (1997)
As looney-tunes Jackie-O, Parker Posey is obsessed with her twin brother, with whom she reenacts Kennedy's death with spaghetti and tomato sauce. Not a scenario you want to bring your new fiancée into, especially at Thanksgiving.