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1. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.
Votes: 112,569 | Gross: $49.53M
2. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
Votes: 37,342 | Gross: $2.65M
3. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973 TV Short)
TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
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.
4. Home for the Holidays (1995)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be former boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family.
Votes: 10,974 | Gross: $17.52M
5. Dutch (1991)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
To get to know his girlfriend's son, a working-class good guy volunteers to pick him up from a prep school, only to learn that her son isn't the nicest kid.
Votes: 10,938 | Gross: $4.60M
8. Addams Family Values (1993)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy
The Addams Family try to rescue their beloved Uncle Fester from his gold-digging new love, a black widow named Debbie.
Votes: 72,889 | Gross: $48.92M
At camp, Wednesday is cast as Pocahontas in Gary's saccharine Thanksgiving play.
9. Grumpy Old Men (1993)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.
Votes: 40,594 | Gross: $70.17M
10. Son in Law (1993)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 16,450 | Gross: $36.45M
11. Julie & Julia (2009)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.
Votes: 98,676 | Gross: $94.13M
12. Hanging Up (2000)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
A trio of sisters bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close.
Votes: 11,412 | Gross: $36.05M
13. Must Love Dogs (2005)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
A forty-something preschool teacher looks to the personals for a change of pace and a relationship, with hilarious results.
Votes: 29,526 | Gross: $43.89M
14. The Ultimate Gift (2006)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Family, Romance
A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift," with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might be.
Votes: 16,751 | Gross: $3.44M
15. Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy
All Mitch Snider wants for his family is a traditional holiday feast with the relatives. The problem is that he doesn't have any. That is until he gets an invitation in the mail from his ... See full summary »
16. An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 88 min | Drama
Inspired by a short story. Isabella Caldwell is a high-society woman in late-1800's New York. When Isabella's estranged daughter Mary becomes ill and is too proud to ask her mother for ... See full summary »
17. Scent of a Woman (1992)
R | 156 min | Drama
A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.
Votes: 238,953 | Gross: $63.90M
Charlie Simms is a student at an exclusive New England prep school. Unlike most of his peers, Charlie was not born to a wealthy family. To pay for a flight home to Oregon for Christmas, Charlie accepts a temporary job over Thanksgiving weekend looking after retired Army Ranger Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, whom Charlie discovers to be a cantankerous, blind alcoholic.
18. Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade (2012 TV Movie)
TV-G | 84 min | Drama, Romance
An eager Thanksgiving parade coordinator is shocked when a wealthy consultant is hired to analyze its finances. Faced with teaching him that the parade means so much more to her than money, she finds herself reluctantly falling for him.
20. The Thanksgiving House (2013 TV Movie)
TV-G | 85 min | Drama, Family, Romance
When Boston lawyer Mary Ross inherits a house in Plymouth from her late aunt, she has no idea she may have inherited a historical treasure. Mary's initial desire to sell the house is ... See full summary »
21. Sweet November (1968)
Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A woman lures emotionally crippled men into affairs, then helps them repair their lives.
Votes: 922 | Gross: $2.18M
Sarah and Charlie
22. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Votes: 62,929 | Gross: $40.08M
The story is told in three main arcs, with most of it occurring during a 24-month period beginning and ending at Thanksgiving parties hosted by Hannah (Mia Farrow) and her husband, Elliot (Michael Caine). Hannah serves as the stalwart hub of the narrative; most of the events of the film connect to her.
23. Sweet November (2001)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A workaholic executive, and an unconventional woman agree to a personal relationship for a short period. In this short period she changes his life.
Votes: 81,715 | Gross: $25.29M
She decides she will not continue the relationship to protect Nelson from being hurt. Nelson complies, but then stages a surprise return during the Thanksgiving holiday, giving her gifts that remind her of their happy times.
24. Spider-Man (2002)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
Votes: 653,356 | Gross: $403.71M
At the Osborn and Parkers' Thanksgiving dinner, Norman deduces Spider-Man's true identity after noticing a cut on Peter's arm which he saw on Spiderman; the Green Goblin subsequently attacks and hospitalizes Aunt May.
25. The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Votes: 273,210 | Gross: $255.96M
One night, Leigh Anne notices Michael walking on the road, shivering in the cold, when she learns he intends to spend the night huddled outside the school gym. Despite her husband Sean's (McGraw) misgivings, she invites him to stay the night at their house. The next morning, Leigh Anne catches Michael attempting to leave the house quietly. She asks him to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with her family. Slowly Michael becomes a member of the Tuohy family
26. Prisoners (2013)
R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.
Votes: 543,804 | Gross: $61.00M
Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) and his wife Grace (Maria Bello) attend a Thanksgiving dinner at the home of their friends, Franklin (Terrence Howard) and Nancy (Viola Davis) Birch. The children go for a walk in the neighborhood and approach a campervan that is parked outside a house nearby. There is music playing, which suggests there is somebody inside. After dinner, both families' younger daughters, Anna Dover and Joy Birch, go missing.
27. The Object of My Affection (1998)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pregnant New York City social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.
Votes: 17,899 | Gross: $29.11M
Nina and George decide to invite Paul and his elderly acting mentor, Rodney, for Thanksgiving. Paul stays the night and has sex with George, resulting in a fallout between George and Nina
28. Free Birds (2013)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history, and get Turkeys off the Thanksgiving menu for good.
Votes: 21,317 | Gross: $55.75M
29. Garfield's Thanksgiving (1989 TV Short)
Not Rated | 24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Finds Jon with a love interest-a veterinarian who orders Garfield on a diet-and then comes for Thanksgiving dinner!
30. A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving (1998 Video)
22 min | Animation, Short, Family
It's Thanksgiving time in the Hundred Acre Wood and Winnie the Pooh and all his friends bring food for the big dinner. Piglet brings acorns, Pooh brings honey, Owl brings biscuits, Gopher ... See full summary »
31. The Thanksgiving Visitor (1968 TV Movie)
60 min | Biography
This TV movie is based on Truman Capote's childhood memories of living with his aunts in rural Alabama during the Depression. It is Christmas, and time for his quirky Aunt Sook to make her ... See full summary »
34. Holiday Engagement (2011 TV Movie)
TV-G | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Afraid to tell her family she's been dumped, Hillary hires an actor to play her fiancé during a four-day Thanksgiving weekend at her parents' house.
Always struggling in life and love, Hillary Burns (Bonnie Somerville) constantly feels the pressure to marry from her demanding mother, Meredith (Shelley Long). Finally, this holiday season, she thinks she finally has it right. Hillary assures her meddling mother that her handsome new fiancé is coming to the Burns’ family home for Thanksgiving weekend to finally meet her crazy clan. But when the workaholic lawyer suddenly breaks up with her, Hillary has to scramble to find a replacement or risk facing her mother’s wrath. After posting an ad online, she hires David (Jordan Bridges), an out-of-work actor, to pose as her fiancé in front of her mom, her dad (Sam McMurray) and her snobbish sister Trish (Haylie Duff). Soon, her fake engagement starts to feel real when she begins falling for David. Can Hillary find a way to turn this replacement into the real deal? Or will her overbearing mother find out the truth before the holiday is through?
35. The National Tree (2009 TV Movie)
TV-G | 88 min | Drama
A teenager has his Sitka Spruce tree chosen to be planted outside the White House as the new national Christmas Tree.
It features Andrew McCarthy and Evan Williams as father and son on a road-trip from Oregon to Washington, D.C transporting their own Sitka Spruce tree on a truck to be planted across from the White House on Thanksgiving