Looking for the best movies to watch on Thanksgiving 2016? We’ve got you covered! We’re sharing some of our favorite flicks from throughout the years that everyone will love! After the family fills up on turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, there’s nothing quite like cuddling up together on the sofa for a movie marathon! Watch one while your food settles or make a whole night of it with a few feel-good films. Check out our favorites, then tell us yours!
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Best Movies to Watch on Thanksgiving 2016
The Blind Side
The Blind Side is a 2009 biographical sports drama movie that is based on the 2006 book titled The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. It is based on the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless young man who was taken in by a caring and devoted family. He would go on to become a professional football player, currently playing offensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers. The Blind Side stars Quinton Aaron as Michael Oher, Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy and Tim McGraw as Sean Tuohy.
The New World
The New World is a 2005 romantic historical drama movie that focuses on the English exploration of Jamestown, Virginia and highlights some of the most reputable characters in history including Captain John Smith, Captain Christopher Newport, Pocahontas and John Rolfe. The New World stars Colin Farrell as Captain John Smith, Christopher Plummer as Captain Christopher Newport, Q’orianka Kilcher as Pocahontas and Christian Bale as John Rolfe.
Free Birds is a 2013 computer-animated buddy comedy movie that focuses on two turkeys, Reggie and Jake, who are from two different worlds but they team up together to go back in time to alter the course of history, getting turkey off the Thanksgiving menu. Free Birds stars the voice cast of Owen Wilson as Reggie and Woody Harrelson as Jake.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration is a 2009 computer animated holiday comedy movie that features 4 different episodes. In Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration, the 3 boys take part in a Thanksgiving play at school. In Food for Thought, Alvin must pass his American History final or he will fail the class. In Cookie Chomper, the chipmunks adopt a stray kitten. And in Dave’s Getting Married, the boys love the idea of Dave and Marsha getting married, until they discover she has three kids of her own. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration stars the voices of Ross Bagdasarian Jr, who plays the voices of Alvin Seville, Simon Seville and Dave Seville and Janice Karman, who plays the voice of Theodore Seville.
The National Tree
The National Tree is a 2009 family drama movie about Rock Burdock, a teenage boy whose Sitka Spruce tree was chosen as the National Christmas Tree to be planted on the lawn of the White House. In the film, the tree was originally going to be bulldozed because Andrew McCarthy’s character is selling his home. The National Tree stars also stars Evan Williams as Rock Burdock. This heartwarming story will inspire your whole family!
10 thoughts on “Best Movies for Families to Watch On Thanksgiving”
Great recs. The only one I haven’t seen is The New World. That cast though! I didn’t know Farrell and Bale were on that movie.
movies have always been part of our family gathering as far back as I can remember. I can remember watching yogi bears and his friends and then later it was more movies they were all great
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I don’t know why The Blind Side made me emotional the last time I saw it, but it did. I guess I’m getting more emotional as I get older lol. Definitely a great movie to watch.
I’ve never seen some of these, we will have to check them out!
I love that Alvin made the list! My kids love that movie. We also watch Home Alone, every year, on Thanksgiving night.
These are all awesome and it’s nice to sit down and just watch with the kids after dinner on Thanksgiving! I really appreciate this list!
These are great!
Oh! Yayyy! An original Alvin made it to the list!!! I need to rewatch some of these this thanksgiving 🙂
I love watching any kind of movies. I’ll definitey watch this with my family. 🙂
I’ll have to keep some of these movies in mind for sure! I think I’d enjoy The New World. I’ve never seen it.