Seated snugly between Halloween and Christmas you find the holiday of Thanksgiving. A day spent with family, a turkey, football, topped off with gravy, and maybe arguments with relatives.
Somewhere beneath the mountain of mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, you find a holiday reserved for being grateful and giving back to those who supported you for another year and that you made it this far.
However, in the year 2020, Thanksgiving is sadly canceled. The 16-hour cooking time of the ceremonial dinner will this year be a 3-minute wait for the microwave to 'Ding!'. As you sit down to feast on this frozen dinner, why not join us and our TV friends for some good entertainment? To get into the Thanksgiving spirit, here we have gathered the best holiday movies to set the mood. FILMANDTV.com will provide you with turkey-themed movies available for online streaming so you will not feel alone during the holiday. Check out our list below with all the best movies for the season all ready to be streamed on Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and iTunes. Coupled with great movies we have quick-and-easy links to your favorite streaming platforms to make your watching experience easier and your Thanksgiving dinner will not get cold
In the mood for a re-watch? Fancy-up your TV dinner with wine and get nostalgic with classics like "Pocahontas", "Addams Family Values" or rom-com favorite "You've Got Mail".
Spend Turkey Day in New York with critically acclaimed "Scent of a Woman" starring legendary actor Al Pacino, or with "Hannah and her Sisters". Katie Holmes also has a Thanksgiving dinner in her tiny New York apartment to which she invites her ill mother, in "Pieces of April".
Don't want to see any actual real humans? Watch a bunch of turkeys in "Free Bird" trying to get turkey off the dinner menu, or a fox pulling off a grand heist in Wes Anderson's precious "Fantastic Mr. Fox". Continuing the animal motif, the cunning lasagna-loving cat Garfield in "Garfield's Thanksgiving" is a classic, and so is the holiday TV-special master Snoopy in "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving".
The legendary rock band, The Band, recorded their last concert on Thanksgiving Day 1976. A historical evening, The Band invited musicians and singers such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Muddy Waters for the evening, joining the band on stage. The movie is directed by rock music enthusiast and filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who has made several music documentaries in his career. In 2019, the concert movie received the honorable selection to be preserved in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.
While "The Last Waltz" takes place on Thanksgiving, "The Daytrippers" is spent on the day after. This indie piece starts on Long Island but is quickly thrown into the busy streets of Manhattan. We follow the whole family as they are cooped up in the family wagon as they try to chase down a family member's husband, suspected to have cheated on her.
In our Thanksgiving list below, you find all the best and beloved Thanksgiving movies ever. With an easy-to-stream way of enjoying movies and TV series, FILMANDTV.com will make your holiday weekend even more relaxed with guaranteed quality movie picks. With just a few clicks you will be streaming great holiday movies on a trusted platform such as Netflix or HBO by using the handy links on the movies page.
As we are now living in a socially distanced way-of-life, feel free to share this list with your friends and family. That way you can decide on a movie to watch together - but apart - via your video chat of choice!
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