Thanksgiving festivities are generally filled with feasting and catching up with family members. But, what to do when the dishes are cleared and everyone is enjoying a delightful “food coma”? Why not turn on one of these on-theme movies, which range from film festival favorites to kid-friendly animation movies. Best of all, all of these movies are ready to stream on Amazon!
For an artsy Thanksgiving film, try Krisha. Krisha follows a woman who returns to the family she abandoned on Thanksgiving Day. It is tense, moving story won the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the 2015 South-by-Southwest Film Festival.
Free Birds (2013)
For a film that kids and adults will enjoy, try Free Birds. Voiced by Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, and George Takei, this animated movie follows two time-traveling turkeys attempting to change the traditional Thanksgiving menu at the very first feast.
Home for the Holidays (1995)
This 1990s favorite still tugs at the heartstrings! In-Home for the Holidays, viewers watch as Claudia Larson gets fired from her job and ditched by her daughter, who’s chosen to spend the holiday with her boyfriend instead. But, by the end of the movie, Claudia gains a new outlook on life and the holiday.
Tower Heist (2011)
Thanksgiving movies don’t have to involve heartwarming storylines. In the comedy Tower Heist, a crew of characters hatches a plan to steal from their employer during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, after their pensions are taken in a Ponzi scheme.
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