Hope Breakfast Movie Challenge: Thanksgiving – Hope 103.2

Hope Breakfast Movie Challenge: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving movies the whole family will love, now all you had to do is decide what to watch first....and cook the popcorn.

By Ally BarnesFriday 19 Nov 2021Hope BreakfastMoviesReading Time: 2 minutes

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
  • Avalon
  • 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.

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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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