20 Movies Like Thanksgiving

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Planes, Trains & Automobiles” is a comedy film about two mismatched travelers, Neal and Del, who are forced to journey together to reach their destination for Thanksgiving, encountering a series of hilarious and chaotic misadventures along the way.

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays
Home for the Holidays
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 56/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Chris Radant, W.D. Richter
Actors: Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, Robert Downey Jr.
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Home for the Holidays” is a 1995 comedy-drama film about a woman named Claudia who, after losing her job and facing family dysfunction, spends Thanksgiving with her eccentric family. The movie explores the ups and downs of family dynamics and the challenges of finding solace and acceptance during the holiday season.

Pieces of April

Pieces of April
Pieces of April
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 80 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 15 wins & 22 nominations total
Writer: Peter Hedges
Actors: Katie Holmes, Oliver Platt, Patricia Clarkson
Language: English, Mandarin
Country: United States
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“Pieces of April” is a comedy-drama film that follows a young woman named April as she attempts to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner for her estranged family, showcasing the challenges and unexpected moments that arise along the way. The movie explores themes of family, forgiveness, and the power of human connection.

The Ice Storm

The Ice Storm
The Ice Storm
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award8 wins & 33 nominations total
Writer: Rick Moody, James Schamus
Actors: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver
Language: English
Country: France, United States
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“The Ice Storm” is a drama film set in the 1970s that explores the dysfunctional relationships and infidelities within two suburban families during a Thanksgiving weekend. As a severe ice storm approaches, the characters navigate their own personal crises, revealing the hidden desires and secrets that lie beneath their seemingly perfect lives.

The Myth of Fingerprints

The Myth of Fingerprints
The Myth of Fingerprints
Internet Movie Database: 6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 9 nominations
Writer: Bart Freundlich
Actors: Julianne Moore, Roy Scheider, Noah Wyle
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Myth of Fingerprints” is a drama film that explores the complex dynamics of a dysfunctional family as they gather for Thanksgiving. The movie delves into the unresolved conflicts and secrets that arise, challenging the characters’ relationships and their understanding of their own identities.

Dutch

Dutch
Dutch
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 17%
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry, JoBeth Williams
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Dutch movie is about a young woman who embarks on a journey of self-discovery after a life-altering event, confronting her past and embracing her future. It explores themes of love, loss, and the complexities of human relationships.

What’s Cooking?

What's Cooking in Paris
What's Cooking in Paris
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
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Runtime: 85 min
Genre: Action, Comedy
Awards: N/A
Writer: Jacques Besnard, Jean Halain, Louis de Funès
Actors: Louis de Funès, Bernard Blier, Maria-Rosa Rodriguez
Language: French, German, Spanish
Country: France
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“What’s Cooking?” is a comedy-drama film that follows four ethnically diverse families as they prepare for Thanksgiving dinner, highlighting their cultural differences and challenges. The movie explores themes of family, tradition, and the complexities of modern American life.

The House of Yes

The House of Yes
The House of Yes
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 62%
Metacritic: 54/100
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Runtime: 85 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 6 nominations
Writer: Wendy MacLeod, Mark Waters
Actors: Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Tori Spelling
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The House of Yes” is a dark comedy about a dysfunctional family gathering during a Thanksgiving weekend. The film explores themes of obsession, incestuous desires, and the consequences of a twisted family dynamic.

Hannah and Her Sisters

Hannah and Her Sisters
Hannah and Her Sisters
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 27 wins & 26 nominations total
Writer: Woody Allen
Actors: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine
Language: English
Country: United States
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Hannah and Her Sisters is a film about the complex relationships among three sisters and their respective partners, exploring themes of love, infidelity, and existential crises in the midst of family dynamics.

The New World

The New World
The New World
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 63%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 135 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 34 nominations total
Writer: Terrence Malick
Actors: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer
Language: English, Algonquin, Inuktitut
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“The New World” is a historical drama film that tells the story of the English settlers’ arrival in Jamestown, Virginia, and their encounters with the Native American inhabitants, particularly Pocahontas, exploring themes of love, colonization, and cultural clash.

The Blind Side

The Blind Side
The Blind Side
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 129 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 9 wins & 30 nominations total
Writer: John Lee Hancock, Michael Lewis
Actors: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Blind Side” is a biographical sports drama film based on the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless and underprivileged teenager who is taken in by a wealthy family. With their support and guidance, he overcomes adversity and goes on to become a successful professional football player.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
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Runtime: 25 min
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy
Awards: Won 1 Primetime Emmy. 1 win & 1 nomination total
Writer: Charles M. Schulz
Actors: Todd Barbee, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea
Language: English
Country: United States
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“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” is a classic animated film that follows Charlie Brown and his friends as they prepare and celebrate Thanksgiving together. The movie explores themes of friendship, gratitude, and the importance of coming together during the holiday season.

Free Birds

Free Birds
Free Birds
Internet Movie Database: 5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 20%
Metacritic: 38/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Scott Mosier, Jimmy Hayward, David I. Stern
Actors: Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Dan Fogler
Language: English, Russian
Country: United States, Canada, Japan, Australia
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The Free Birds movie is about two turkeys who travel back in time to the first Thanksgiving in order to change the traditional menu and save their kind from becoming the main dish.

Grumpy Old Men

Grumpy Old Men
Grumpy Old Men
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 65%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: Mark Steven Johnson
Actors: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Grumpy Old Men” is a comedy film about two lifelong neighbors and friends who constantly feud with each other, but eventually team up to outwit a woman who moves into their neighborhood and becomes the object of their affection.

Son in Law

Son in Law
Son in Law
Internet Movie Database: 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 32%
Metacritic: 33/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Patrick J. Clifton, Susan McMartin, Peter M. Lenkov
Actors: Pauly Shore, Carla Gugino, Lane Smith
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Son in Law” is a comedy film about a college student named Rebecca who brings her eccentric farm-raised friend Crawl home for Thanksgiving, leading to hilarious and unexpected chaos as he tries to fit into her suburban family’s lifestyle.”

The Oath

The Oath
The Oath
Internet Movie Database: 5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 63%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Awards: N/A
Writer: Ike Barinholtz
Actors: Ike Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish, Nora Dunn
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Oath” is a dark comedy film about a politically divided family who gather for Thanksgiving, only to be thrown into chaos when the government announces a loyalty oath that must be signed by citizens. As tensions rise, the family must navigate their differences and confront the absurdity of the situation to survive the holiday.

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 40%
Metacritic: 24/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: N/A
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Great Outdoors” is a comedy film about a family vacation gone awry when a man’s obnoxious brother-in-law shows up uninvited, causing chaos and hilarity in their outdoor adventures. The movie follows their misadventures as they navigate through mishaps, wildlife encounters, and family dynamics.

Funny People

Funny People
Funny People
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 146 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 3 nominations
Writer: Judd Apatow
Actors: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Funny People” is a comedy-drama film that follows a famous comedian who is diagnosed with a terminal illness, leading him to reflect on his life and relationships. He forms an unlikely friendship with a struggling comedian, as they navigate the challenges of the entertainment industry and confront their own personal demons.

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill
Internet Movie Database: 3.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 3%
Metacritic: 23/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 14 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Ben Zook, Steve Koren, Adam Sandler
Actors: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Jack and Jill movie is a comedy about a man named Jack who is forced to endure a visit from his obnoxious twin sister Jill during the Thanksgiving holiday, leading to a series of comedic mishaps and misunderstandings.

The Hollars

The Hollars
The Hollars
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 88 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Jim Strouse
Actors: Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Hollars” is a comedy-drama film about a man named John Hollar who returns to his hometown when his mother falls ill, and he must confront his dysfunctional family and face his own personal struggles. The film explores themes of family, love, and the complexities of relationships in a heartfelt and humorous way.

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