Thanksgiving: 10 best movies to watch with your family

For those who celebrate it, Thanksgiving is a busy affair — between meeting relatives, making sure the filling doesn’t burn, and trying to buy a last-minute cake, the day often flies by — and yet there is always some time to fill.

Maybe you’re done with the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Perhaps the Westminster Dog Show — a Thanksgiving staple — hasn’t started yet. Or maybe dinner is over and everyone wants to gather in front of the TV and digest in peace.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the 10 best Thanksgiving movies to watch with loved ones before, during, or after the celebrations.

Some feature famous Thanksgiving scenes or references, while others are just heartwarming, family-friendly movies.

Click through the gallery below to browse our top 10 picks:

You can read our explainer to understand the cultural and historical significance behind the holiday, which falls on this Thursday.

Weather forecasts are also available ahead of the bank holiday weekend which is usually a busy travel time. Thanksgiving: 10 best movies to watch with your family


JOE HERNANDEZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JOE HERNANDEZ joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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