A List Of Ultimate Feel-Good Thanksgiving Movies For The Whole Family
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Looking for the perfect family movie to watch with with your kids on Thanksgiving Day? You’ve come to the right place!
Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for everyone and everything in your life, so movies that focus on gratitude are the best films to watch on Thanksgiving Day.
With that said, we’ve created a list of the best Thanksgiving films to watch with the entire family.
Not all of these movies are centered around Thanksgiving Day (and many don’t even include the big feast), but they do focus on the concept of gratitude (and some football), and they’re perfect for the whole family to watch after the big dinner.
Best Thanksgiving Movies For The Whole Family
1. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)
Things don’t go exactly as planned when Charlie Brown and Snoopy attempt to prepare a Thanksgiving meal for his friends. This 1973 animated film is a heart warming classic that teaches everyone the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
2. Pocahontas (1995)
Pocahontas is a 1995 animated historical film based on the life of a Native American woman named Pocahontas. During the time of English settlers, Pocahontas bravely saves the life of John Smith—an Englishman she falls in love with, by preventing him from execution by her people.
3. Free Birds (2013)
Free birds is a fun Thanksgiving movie for kids that’s full of funny moments. It’s about two turkeys who go back in time to prevent their ancestors from becoming Thanksgiving dinner, but will they succeed?
4. Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow (2015)
While the Emerson siblings, Tim and Annie, quickly grow bored without the Internet, they soon try to track the Howling Hoodoo, an elusive monster the locals dismiss as a legend. It’s a fun Thanksgiving movie from the quirky mind of Jim Henson that your kids will have a blast watching!
5. Homeward Bound—The Incredible Journey (1993)
Left behind by their owners, three pets go on an adventure to reunite with their family. It’s an adventurous and nostalgic family-friendly movie that’s perfect to watch around Thanksgiving. The inner 90s kid in you will love this film!
6. Little Giants (1994)
Little Giants is a fun 90s movie about two brothers who find themselves at odds when they coach opposing pee-wee football teams. This nostalgic movie has some of the best 90s actors (like Rick Moranis), and your kids will absolutely love the plot.
7. The Good Dinosaur (2015)
The Good Dinosaur is an epic computer animated film about a Dinosaur named Arlo, who embarks on an epic journey to find his way home after he falls into a river that sweeps him away. Along the way he learns about forgiveness, trust and appreciation of family. It’s a beautiful film, and great to watch during the autumn months.
8. Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
If you need some 80s nostalgia this Thanksgiving, definitely watch “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids”. This movie contains both a fun plot and the meaning of family. Plus, they eat a massive Turkey at the end.
9. We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (1993)
A time traveling scientist goes back to prehistoric times and feeds dinosaurs a magic cereal that increases their intelligence – next they land in modern New York City for a series of comic adventures, and even find themselves in the Thanksgiving Day parade!
10. An Arthur Thanksgiving!
Your younger children will love “An Arthur Thanksgiving”. As Arthur and his family are getting ready for Thanksgiving, Pal disappears to go on his own adventure. So friends, family and the rest of Elwood City try to get Pal home. Will they be able to celebrate the best Thanksgiving yet?
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