Top 10 Thanksgiving Movies

by Eric Melin on November 22, 2011

in Top 10s

Lists of the Top 10 Thanksgiving Movies don’t seem to change much year to year.

That’s because there isn’t really a big glut of Thanksgiving movies getting made in Hollywood. It’s been four years since I wrote what I think is the definitive list of the Top 10 Thanksgiving Movies.

The thing is, I still haven’t seen Jodi Foster‘s Home for the Holidays.

I know, I know. Sacrilege. There’s this big cult that’s grown up around that movie or something and its threatening to become a cultural force to be reckoned with, kind of like that sad, half-entertaining, half-abominable Christmas movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. (Ugh, don’t get me started on that one. We “settle” a lot and ask so little of our movies sometimes…)

So to some people, Home for the Holidays will be a glaring omission. (To others, they’ll be sad I didn’t include the 1972 killer-turkey movie Blood Freak or Thankskilling, but that’s another story.)

Anyway, the reason I’m writing this blog post about the best Thanksgiving movies ever is because I wanted to modify my Top 10 Thanksgiving Movies list, but couldn’t. There’s no reason to.

The idea behind this perfect movie list was to combine some films that give you:

1. The traditional warm family feeling you get from Thanksgiving …

with some films that

2. Make you feel weird and uncomfortable to be around your family (like most of us do on Thanksgiving) …

and

3. Include the really fantastic movies that do both of those at the same time.

Oh yeah, and don’t forget the sickest, funniest Thanksgiving-related movie I’ve ever seen, courtesy a filmmaker who I rarely like. (See the short film featured in #6.)

Anyway, I’m pretty proud of this Top 10 Thanksgiving Movies list, so rather than re-publishing it, I’m just linking a whole bunch to it in this new article.

Enjoy and have a Happy Turkey Day!

 

 

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers and regular critic for KCTV5. He’s a member of the BFCA, VP of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also the current 2013 Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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1 ASHLEY November 22, 2011 at 7:05 pm

BEST THANKSGIVING MOVIE OF ALL TIME IS SON-IN-LAW WITH PAULY SHORE lol

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