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10 Thanksgiving Movies You Can Stream Now to Celebrate Our Most Tragically Overlooked Holiday


I look forward to watching my favorite Thanksgiving movies each year the way some friends look forward to bingeing on holiday films. Call me weird, but I’ve always preferred Turkey Day, with its emphasis on friendship, food, and feeling grateful for our bounty. 

If you’re looking to give the underdog holiday its due, fight the Christmas creep with these movies with Thanksgiving scenes dedicated to turkey, stuffing, and awkward family dinners.

1. ‘Planes, Trains, and Automobiles’ (1987)

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This is the definitive Thanksgiving movie and by far the one I absolutely must watch every year. Starring Steve Martin and John Candy, this hilarious comedy follows an uptight businessman (Martin) struggling to get home for Thanksgiving and Dell Griffith (Candy) the traveling salesman who becomes the thorn in his side and unlikely travel companion when their flight to Chicago is canceled.  This film legitimately never gets old and never fails to make me laugh and shed a tear or two at the heartwarming ending.

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