20 Best Family Thanksgiving Movies To Make Your Holiday Season A lot Better

November is just about to end and one of our favorite holidays of the year is just here which is Thanksgiving. It is a holiday that we all love to celebrate and enjoy as it not only brings joy to us but lots of good food too. Spending time with your loved ones is one of the biggest perks of this national holiday and if you want to enjoy some more quality time with your family after having a good dinner then nothing works better than planning a family movie night. So if you are thinking about something like this then we have compiled a list of the 20 Best Family Thanksgiving Movies for you so that it will be easier for you to select and enjoy. 

1. Garfield’s Thanksgiving

So we are starting our list with an animated, short comedy movie which is from the ’90s but still in 2022 it will remain one of the most classic and outstanding movies for thanksgiving movie night. Garfield is the major character in this movie and he is soo excited for the thanksgiving dinner but his excitement turns into extreme sadness after he came from the vet who put him on an extreme diet because of his overweight. 

IMDb Ratings: 7.7/10

Run Time: 24 minutes

Release date: November 22, 1989

2. Little Women

A romantic dramatical movie that revolves around the story of the 4 March sisters Jo, Amy, Beth, and Meg who wants to live their life on their own terms and without any restrictions. This Oscar-winning movie is not something ordinary, its storyline, acting skills, costumes, and almost everything are really appreciable. Greta Gerwig directed this masterpiece and it is one of the best options for thanksgiving movies. 

IMDb Ratings: 7.8/10

Run Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Release date: December 25, 2019

3. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

This classic 90’s movie is another animated comedy movie in the list of best family thanksgiving movies. It is short, humorous, simple, nostalgic, and the winner of the Primetime Emmy Awards. It’s Thanksgiving Time at Charlie Brown’s for Peppermint Patty and her friends. He attempts to prepare a Thanksgiving party with Woodstock, Snoopy, and Linus.

IMDb Ratings: 7.7/10

Run Time: 25 minutes

Release date: November 20, 1973

4. Holidate

A perfect romantic comedy movie Holidate is going to be a perfect choice for a thanksgiving movie night as it is full of amazing romantic content. Young pretty Emma Roberts and handsome Luke Bracey are the main characters of the movie and they are not so happy about being single during the holiday season so they decide to o be each other’s platonic plus-ones for an entire year. 

IMDb Ratings: 6.1/10

Run Time: 1 hour 44 minutes

Release date: October 28, 2020

5. National Treasure

Action, adventure, and mystery – National Treasure is all about it. The name of the movie gives you hints about what it is all about. It revolves all around treasure hunting. Its plot was written in such a good way that it will keep the user interested for long hours. 

IMDb Ratings: 6.9/10

Run Time: 2 hours 11 minutes

Release date: November 19, 2004

6. The Humans

A movie that is all about drama – The Humans. It was directed by Stephen Karam. The Blake family from Pennsylvania has gathered in the lower apartment of his daughter in Manhattan to celebrate Thanksgiving with Erik Blake and his three generations. In the late hours of the night, the group faces their deepest fears as darkness begins to fall outside. 

IMDb Ratings: 6.2/10

Run Time: 1 hour 48 minutes

Release date: November 24, 2021

7. Scent of a Woman

This thanksgiving, surprise the ladies of your house with this particular movie as it is loved by almost every woman out here, especially moms. But if you are thinking that this movie is only for ladies then you are absolutely wrong because it is a perfect family thanksgiving movie that is a must-watch. 

IMDb Ratings: 8.0/10

Run Time: 2 hours 36 minutes

Release date: January 8, 1993

8. Home Alone

This Oscar-nominated movie Home alone is a must-watch this holiday season without this movie your holidays will be incomplete. It is a perfect family movie that is full of humor and comedy. Chris Columbus directed this movie and he did an amazing job. 

IMDb Ratings: 7.7/10

Run Time: 1 hour 43 minutes

Release date: November 16, 1990

9. You’ve Got Mail

Rom-com movies are one of the best choices for the thanksgiving family movie night. The movie has 2 beautifully shot thanksgiving scenes that will definitely bring the spirit of thanksgiving to your heart. The chemistry between Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan is something very cute and worth watching. 

IMDb Ratings: 6.7/10

Run Time: 1 hour 59 minutes

Release date: December 18, 1998

10. Home for the Holidays

The holiday season will be incomplete without the movie Home for the Holidays. It has soo much drama, romance, and comedy. Robert Downey Jr. and Dylan McDermott are the souls of this movie and they are enough to make your mood better. 

IMDb Ratings: 6.5/10

Run Time: 1 hour 43 minutes

Release date: November 13, 1995

11. Miracle on 34th Street

Drama, fantasy, and family love – Miracle on 34th Street is all about it. A dreamy fantasy movie that will bring you to your childhood era with its beautifully written plot. It revolves around the story of a pretty little girl who meets a real Santa Claus who was her favorite Christmas present. 

IMDb Ratings: 6.6/10

Run Time: 1 hour 54 minutes

Release date: November 18, 1994

12. What’s Cooking?

Viewers are introduced to four different families celebrating Thanksgiving in the movie. Even though their backgrounds are different, they face similar challenges, such as irreversible kitchen mishaps. The movie features some of the most beautiful and talented stars which include Victor Rivers, Joan Chen, Mercedes Ruehl,  Julianna Margulies, and more. 

IMDb Ratings: 6.9/10

Run Time: 1 hour 49 minutes

Release date: December 1, 2000

13. For Your Consideration

If you want to enjoy a comedy movie for the family thanksgiving movie night then this is the perfect option for you. Christopher Guest is the director of this masterpiece and he did an amazing job which is clearly visible in the movie. 

IMDb Ratings: 6.3/10

Run Time: 1 hour 26 minutes

Release date: November 26, 2000

14. Sweet November

Sweet November is all about sweet love and lots of romantic scenes. If you are planning a movie night with your soulmate then this is the movie that you need to watch for sure. This movie is enough to make rekindle your love all over again. 

IMDb Ratings: 6.7/10

Run Time: 1 hour 59 minutes

Release date: February 16, 2001

15. Eat Pray Love

This movie is a visual treat for you. Not just the beautiful actress but its storyline is also very well written. Eat Pray Love is a biographical drama that has lots of romance. The movie revolves around the story of a married woman who is unhappy with her life so she got divorced and give her life a new beginning. 

IMDb Ratings: 5.8/10

Run Time: 2 hours 13 minutes

Release date: August 13, 2010

16. Fantastic Mr. Fox

This is an Oscar-nominated movie animation movie is all about comedy and adventure. A nocturnal, instinctive story is all about Mr. Fox and his wild outstanding ways of heckling hens, taking turkeys, and drinking cider. If you think that this movie is only for kids then you are absolutely wrong because it is a perfect option for a family movie night. 

IMDb Ratings: 7.9/10

Run Time: 1 hour 27 minutes 

Release date: November 25, 2009 

17. Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

Your thanksgiving is incomplete without watching this amazing show. Chicago’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade and love are the only two things around which the movie revolves and it is definitely going to make your thanksgiving much more entertaining. 

IMDb Ratings: 6.7/10

Run Time: 1 hour 24 minutes 

Release date: November 4, 2012 

18. Ratatouille

Ratatouille is an Oscar-winning animated comedy movie that revolves around a rat who wants to become a culinary expert but his daily was not in favor. The movie is full of humorous content and a great storyline which will make sure the viewers will stick to their seats for a long time. 

IMDb Ratings: 8.1/10

Run Time: 1 hour 51 minutes 

Release date: June 29, 2007

19. Toy Story 4

No one can’t miss Toy Story during the holiday season. It is a thanksgiving delight for both adults and kids. This animated movie is full of adventurous content and would be a visual treat for everyone. 

IMDb Ratings: 7.7/10

Run Time: 1 hour 40 minutes 

Release date: June 21, 2019

20. Hoosiers

Last but not least is Hoosiers, it is a movie that was nominated 2 times for Oscars. If you and your family are fans of sports then you are going to love this show a lot. 

IMDb Ratings: 7.4/10

Run Time: 1 hour 54 minutes 

Release date: February 27, 1987

Final Words

These are the top 20 best family thanksgiving movies that you can watch with your family to make your thanksgiving a lot better. Grab your blankets and snacks and tune into your favorite show right now. 

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