As the holidays are quickly approaching, Thanksgiving is a time to spend with loved ones. Whether that is with your family or friends is up to you. Either way, make sure you order some Papa John’s Pizza for your holiday movie marathon. Here are some movies to get you started!

Movies to Watch While You Gobble Turkey

  1. Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Released in 1987, this Thanksgiving classic is sure to bring you a few laughs. If you haven’t seen it before, it is a must-see on this list and it stars Steve Martin and John Candy. You can even find it on Netflix!
  2. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. This is a classic for every Thanksgiving, especially if you have small children. Released in 1973, this film never gets old!
  3. Pieces of April. This film was released in 2003 and stars Katie Holmes. It is about a girl who invites her estranged family, including her dying mother, to Thanksgiving dinner at her apartment.
  4. Funny People. Starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogan and Leslie Mann, this 2009 film is sure to leave you laughing and crying at the same time. About a man with no friends and terminal Leukemia, he hires are caregiver and invites him to Thanksgiving.
  5. Pocahontas. This may not be a movie that comes to your mind first for Thanksgiving but it should be! This classic Disney film portrays a part of history (although not completely accurate) that led to the first official Thanksgiving. This is a must-see if you have children that are watching these movies with you!
  6. The New World. Another film based on Pocahontas, yet not such a children’s film. Released in 2005, it stars Colin Farrell and Christian Bale and is perfect for a movie marathon with girlfriends.
  7. Scent of a Woman. Released in 1992 and starring Al Pacino, this is a story of how the lives of a retired lieutenant colonel and an English prep school student can completely change over the Thanksgiving holiday. Did we mention that Al Pacino plays a blind man? That is enough to put this on the list.
  8. Nobody’s Fool. For a family related tear jerker, this is the film you need to see. Released in 1994, the film stars John Newman as an old man who no longer has a relationship with his son or family. They all end up moving back to the town he lives in to rekindle the relationships with him over Thanksgiving.
  9. Home for the Holidays. This 1995 comedy about family will lighten up the list. After losing her job, Claudia Larson learns that her daughter is also planning on spending Thanksgiving with her boyfriend instead. She has to spend Thanksgiving with her crazy family and it is a hilarious adventure.
  10. Hannah and Her Sisters. This 1986 comedy and drama is about Hannah and her two sisters. It follows their lives for two Thanksgivings and even details how Hannah’s husband and ex-husband fall for her two sisters. You do not want to miss this comedy this holiday season.

These films should keep you busy over Thanksgiving break! Let us know your favorite.