Thanksgiving comes around every year on the final Thursday of November. Even though it is an American holiday, it’s a great excuse to gather with friends and family and enjoy a meal together.
In the lead-up to the day, Reel Dialogue’s Russ Matthews has created a list of films that celebrate the holiday.
Films for young viewers
- Free Birds
- Instant Family
Reel Dialogue pick: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) (Apple)
Synopsis: 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.
Films for the whole family
- Dan in Real Life
- Grumpy Old Men
- North By Northwest
- Scent of a Woman
Reel Dialogue pick: The Blind Side (Apple)
Synopsis: 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.
Other Thanksgiving movie options
- Home for the Holidays
- Holiday Inn – You’ll be singing “I’ve Got Plenty to Be Thankful For”
- Knives Out
Reel Dialogue’s favourite Thanksgiving film: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Apple)
Synopsis: A Chicago advertising man must struggle to travel home from New York for Thanksgiving, with a lovable oaf of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. Starring: Steve Martin, John Candy
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