American Thanksgiving is on Thursday, November 23 this year and while us Canadians have already celebrated ours (over a month ago), it’s still nice to partake with our neighbours to the south.
Instead of cooking another turkey dinner, here’s a list of Thanksgiving movies you can watch this week to celebrate American Thanksgiving.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Directed by John Hughes, this classic Steve Martin and John Candy road trip comedy is a yearly must-watch. Planes, Trains and Automobiles is available to watch on VOD services in Canada. It’s also available on 4K Blu-ray if you want to add it to your collection.
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Set around two Thanksgivings two years apart, Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters is a great look at how complicated family and relationships can be. Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Barbara Hersey and Carrie Fisher star. Hannah and Her Sisters is available to watch on Prime Video Canada.
Pieces of April (2003)
One of Katie Holmes’ best films, Pieces of April is a very underrated, enjoyable, indie Thanksgiving movie. Patricia Clarkson, Oliver Platt and Alison Pill also star. Pieces of April is available to watch on VOD services in Canada.
Home For the Holidays (1995)
Holly Hunter is a charm in this film about a woman dealing with her life falling apart while navigating family drama at Thanksgiving. Robert Downey Jr., Steve Guttenberg and Claire Danes also star. Home For the Holidays is available to watch on VOD services in Canada.
Free Birds (2013)
Free Birds is an animated Thanksgiving movie you can watch with the whole family. The movie is about two turkeys who travel back in time to try to change the Thanksgiving tradition of eating turkey dinner. Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler and George Takei. Free Birds is available to watch on Prime Video Canada.
The House of Yes (1997)
Parker Posey stars in this twisted comedy-drama about a mentally unstable woman who doesn’t handle the news well of her brother being engaged when he brings home his fiancée for Thanksgiving. Josh Hamilton and Tori Spelling also star. The House of Yes is available to watch on Hollywood Suite on Demand.
Have a favourite Thanksgiving movie? Share it in the comments below or on our Facebook page. And if you’re already planning ahead, find out where to watch the best Christmas movies this year in Canada.
Photo credit: A scene from Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Courtesy Paramount Home Entertainment.