There’s no better feeling than hitting the couch after stuffing your face with copious amounts of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving.
That post-meal movie is just as crucial to a successful Thanksgiving as all the dinner fixings.
While there’s plenty of Christmas holiday programming available, the Thanksgiving Day pickings are slim.
But don’t worry, we’ve narrowed it down to these fantastic, family-friendly movies that will bring the whole family together even after they’ve spent countless hours arguing at the dinner table.
Come prepared with this list. We promise it’ll save you time scrolling through Netflix. Just sit back, grab a glass of wine, and enjoy.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)
"Charle Brown" movies are the heart of the holidays. The beloved Thanksgiving special teaches important lessons about friendship and gratitude that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. You can stream the classic on Apple TV+.
Murder Mystery (2019)
Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler bring you a classic "who-dun-it" murder mystery after they jet off to Europe to reignite their relationship and get framed for murder. The flick will keep you guessing, Jen and Adam keep you laughing, and you’ll be thankful your family vacations were never this bad. Watch it on Netflix!
Free Birds (2013)
Not only does this film feature some of TV and film’s funniest — Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, George Takei — but the plot is peak Thanksgiving. Two birds travel in time to the first Thanksgiving in hopes of changing the traditional menu and saving all of turkey-kind. Watch Free Birds on Amazon Prime.
The Addams Family Values
"Addams Family Values" earned the honor of being a Thanksgiving classic simply because of that one scene. You know which one I'm talking about. It isn’t your average re-enactment of what went down between the pilgrims and the Native Americans, but it’s iconic, nonetheless. You can watch it on Amazon Prime.
Let It Snow (2019)
The millennial version of “Love, Actually,” brings together several high school students in unexpected ways after a snowstorm hits a small town on Christmas Eve. You can stream it on Netflix now.
Tower Heist (2011)
Add a little action and adventure to your Thanksgiving. The Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy led film is all about getting revenge on the elite. When employees of an apartment complex lose their pensions in a Ponzi scheme, they concoct a plan to steal back their money from the corrupt of Wall Street. Check it out on Amazon Prime.
Just Friends (2005)
Before there was Blake Lively, there was Amy Smart and Anna Faris, two women competing for the love and affection of nerd-turned-hot-shot-record-executive, Chris. It’s the romantic comedy that’ll make you laugh so hard your sides will hurt. Watch it on Amazon Prime.
Holiday in the Wild (2019)
If you're looking for a film to inspire your next travel adventure, look no further. "Holiday in the Wild" is a modern update to the Julia Roberts-led “Eat Pray Love.” Kate (Kristen Davis) embarks on her second honeymoon solo after her husband files for divorce. Not only does she find herself, she also finds a hunky man and some adorable baby elephants. Stream the original on Netflix!