There are lots of really awesome and fun holidays that happen throughout the year, but it seems that the ones that take place near the end of each year are the ones that are the most popular. Some people believe that the last few months of the year are the best ones.
But there are also some really great films that have some scenes that are centered on Thanksgiving. Some of them are not as popular as the movies that are about other holidays, but that doesn’t mean they are not as enjoyable. Here are some really good movies that everyone should check out since Thanksgiving is just around the corner.
10 Scent Of A Woman
There are lots of scenes in this movie that do not have anything to do with Thanksgiving, but there is one truly unforgettable dinner scene that does take place on that date. Scent Of A Woman stars Al Pacino, who does some of the finest acting of his career in this movie.
Some of the other stars in the film are Bradley Whitford, Chris O’Donnell, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The very memorable Thanksgiving dinner scene in this movie ends with one of the characters being in a headlock, so it really interesting to watch, and definitely not a scene that anyone will want to miss when they are preparing to celebrate the holiday.
9 A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is a true holiday classic that no one will want to skip, especially when Thanksgiving is close. There are lots of really interesting facts about this movie that even some of the biggest fans of it might not know.
One of those things is the fact that Lucy only appears in the beginning of the film. After that, she is not in it anymore. Another fun fact is that Peppermint Patty usually refers to Charlie as “Chuck,” but this movie shows the first of a few times when she actually calls him Charlie Brown. Watching this every year is a tradition for many people.
8 What’s Cooking?
This Thanksgiving film is a really interesting, yet underrated, movie that focuses on four different families as they try to navigate through the busy holiday season together. It came out in 2000, and it really does not get the recognition it deserves.
Some of the themes in this film are very serious, but that is part of the charm of it. A few of them include pregnancy, a strained marriage, and some other things that usually cause a bit of drama between family members. This movie is not very popular, but it is definitely worth checking out. It is very relatable.
7 For Your Consideration
This movie was written and directed by Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy, and it is another well-received movie that has a connection to Thanksgiving. Many parts of the film are not necessarily about the holiday, but the movie that some of the characters are working on in it does.
This film is about actors who are making a movie. At first, the title of the film they are making is Home For Purim, but later on in the movie, the title actually gets changed. The second title the filmmakers come up with (and end up sticking with) is Home For Thanksgiving.
6 Miracle On 34th Street
Miracle On 34th Street focuses a lot on Christmas, but it is technically a Thanksgiving movie. People who are equally excited about both of those holidays will probably be big fans of this movie since it focuses so heavily on both of them.
The reason why this is considered a movie that is actually about both of those holidays is because the beginning of it is about a man replacing the guy who was set to play Santa Clause for the Macy’ Thanksgiving Day parade. So if Thanksgiving was not a thing, it is possible that this movie would have never existed.
5 The Daytrippers
This Thanksgiving movie is not very popular, but it is loaded full of very talented actors. The Daytrippers is a movie that features the talent of Hope Davis, Stanley Tucci, Parker Posey, and Live Schreiber, among many other people.
This film has some dramatic situations in it, but it is also pretty funny as well. The main character in this movie finds something that makes her believe that her husband is being unfaithful to her. After she gets the hint that something weird is happening, she goes to her mom for advice, and all of this takes place during Thanksgiving. She then goes to New York to find out the truth.
4 Pieces Of April
This Thanksgiving film is a really serious movie, and it focuses heavily on the relationships a bunch of family members share with each other. Pieces Of April came out in 2003, and it is one of Katie Holmes’ lesser-known movies.
Some of the other cast members that are in this movie are Alison Pill, Patricia Clarkson, and Oliver Platt. Katie plays April Burns, a New Yorker who is preparing to host her odd and dysfunctional family during Thanksgiving. While the movie shows her planning to cook dinner for them, it also shows the family on their trip to go see her.
3 You’ve Got Mail
While You’ve Got Mail is not exactly considered to be a classic holiday film, there are some part of it that take place around Thanksgiving. There is one particularly funny scene that takes place on Thanksgiving in this movie, and it is after Joe has figured out that his online love interest is the woman who is a bit of a threat to his business.
But on the other hand, she has not figured it all out yet. He is having some trouble trying to figure out what to do about the situation, which makes it funny. But what makes it funnier are the sassy characters in the background of this scene.
2 Home For The Holidays
Home For The Holidays is a 1995 Thanksgiving movie that has a little something for everyone in it. The movie has a bit of drama, comedy, and romance in it, plus it does a great job of getting its’ viewers ready for Thanksgiving.
One fun fact about this film is that it was the first movie Jodie Foster ever directed. The main star of it is Holly Hunter, who plays a very down-on-her luck woman named Claudia Larson. Another popular movie star that is in it is Robert Downer Jr., who plays a character named Tommy Larson. Dylan McDermott stars in it as well.
1 Planes, Trains, And Automobiles
Planes, Trains, And Automobiles is probably one of the most popular Thanksgiving movies that exists. Steve Martin and John Candy play the two main characters in it, and there is even a small part that is played by Kevin Bacon. Viewers can spot Kevin during the scene when Steve’s character is trying to get a cab. For those who do not know, this movie is about the two main characters trying to get home in time to celebrate Thanksgiving.
There are lots of behind the scenes facts about this movie that fans of it probably do not know. A good example is the fact that there was originally supposed to be a very mature scene in it, but the scene was cut later on.