There’s nothing better than cozying up on the couch and watching a heartwarming movie after your Thanksgiving feast.
Whether celebrating Thanksgiving with your loved ones or spending the day with lots of ‘me’ time, there are plenty of movies to keep you entertained.
By aggregating critic scores from top review sites, Rotten Tomatoes and Meta Critic, and averaging the film scores to get one final result, Newsweek Here’s a list of the top 22 movies to watch to get your Thanksgiving celebration going.
from Miracle on 34th Street who little womenCheck out the list below.
1. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
The original 1947 edition of Miracle on 34th Street It came out on top as the best Thanksgiving movie to watch this year with an average score of 92 percent.
Miracle on 34th Street It featured a star-studded Hollywood cast including Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwynne, and Jean Lockhart, and is the perfect movie to watch to get you excited for Christmas, which is just around the corner.
can see Miracle on 34th Street Now via Prime Video.
2. Agriculture (2015)
close behind Miracle on 34th Street 2015 is the American Drama with 90.5 percent marks Agriculture.
The gripping movie stars Krisha Fairchild herself and is directed by her nephew, Trey Edward Shults.
Agriculture Follows the story of a troubled 60-year-old woman who has been estranged from her family for many years. For Thanksgiving Day, she wants to reunite with her family and cook them the perfect meal.
Agriculture Streaming now on Paramount+.
3. Human (2021)
human beings is an American psychological drama film starring Richard Jenkins, Jayne Howdyshell, Amy Schumer, Benny Feldstein, Steven Yeun, and June Squibb.
The fun but scary movie takes place on Thanksgiving and sees the Blake family experience an unsettling apparition, which escalates family tensions.
4. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Planes, trains, and automobiles This is the classic comedy you want to watch thanks to.
Starring Steve Martin and John Candy, the hilarious movie follows the couple as they try to make sure they get home to Chicago in time to thank Neil.
Planes, trains, and automobiles Streaming now on Paramount+.
5. The Ice Storm (1997)
The Ice Storm is a gripping drama film based on Rick Moody’s 1994 novel of the same name.
The film stars Kevin Kline, John Allen, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Katie Holmes, Glenn Fitzgerald, Jamie Sheridan, and Sigourney Weaver, and is set during Thanksgiving 1973.
The Ice Storm Follows two upper-class Connecticut-based families living through the great social changes of the 1970s, including sex, drugs, and women’s rights, and how they come to cope with it.
can see The Ice Storm Now via Showtime and Paramount+.
6. A Piece of April (2003)
Pieces of April A noughties classic you won’t want to miss this Thanksgiving.
The film follows April, played by Katie Holmes, as she tries to prepare Thanksgiving dinner for her estranged family.
Pieces of April Now streaming on Hulu.
7. Avalon (1990)
Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated film Avalon It should be on your Thanksgiving must-see list this year.
Starring Armin Müller-Stahl, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, John Plowright, and Elijah Wood, Avalon The semi-autobiographical film by director Barry Levinson is the third in the series, followed by After Dinner and tin man
Avalon Follows themes of Jewish assimilation into American life, including celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday.
8. Soul Food (1997)
soul food is a 1997 comedy-drama film starring Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach, Mekhi Phifer, Jeffrey D. Sams, Irma P. Hall, Gina Ravera and Brandon Hammond starred.
The laugh-out-loud movie follows the trials and tribulations of an extended African-American family as they come together for dinner every Sunday.
soul food Available to watch via HBO Max.
9. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Hannah and her sisters is a star-studded Thanksgiving classic, written and directed by Woody Allen.
The film tells the overlapping stories of an extended family over two years, beginning and ending on Thanksgiving.
Famous faces appear Hannah and her sisters Includes Mia Farrow, Michael Caine, Dianne Wiest, Barbara Hershey, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
10. Scent of a Woman (1992)
If you’re a fan of Al Pacino, you won’t want to miss it The scent of a woman Thank you for this.
For his performance in the 1992 drama film, Pacino won an Oscar for Best Performance and the film itself received nominations for Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Screenplay Based on Previously Produced or Published Material.
The scent of a woman Tells the story of a college student who takes a job helping the (not very friendly) blind.
The scent of a woman Available to watch on Disney+.
11. The Vicious Kind (2009)
Adam Scott, Brittany Snow, Alex Frost, and JK Simmons star in 2009 evil type
The dark comedy-drama follows the story of Peter (played by Alex Frost) who brings his new girlfriend Emma (Brittany Snow) home for Thanksgiving, only for her younger brother Caleb (Adam Scott) to become infatuated with her.
12. Addams Family Values (1993)
Hot on the heels of the release Wednesday On Netflix, fans want to watch the 1993 movie, Addams Family Values.
The film is a sequel The Addams Family (1991) and Morticia (Anjelica Huston) and Gomez Adams (Raul Julia) celebrate the arrival of their baby boy into the world.
However, siblings Wednesday (Christina Ritchie) and Pugsley (Jimmy Workman) aren’t too happy about the new addition to their family.
13. Little Women (2019)
A six-time Oscar-nominated film little womenDirected by Greta Gerwig, a must watch.
It is the seventh adaptation of the 1868 Louisa May Alcott novel and follows the lives of the March sisters—Joe, Meg, Amy, and Beth—as they come of age in 19th-century Concord, Massachusetts.
little women The cast includes Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, and Chris Cooper.
little women Now streaming on Netflix.
14. The Big Chill (1983)
Starring Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilley and Jobeth Williams. big chill
The heartwarming film follows a group of university friends who reunite 15 years after the death of their friend Alex.
can see big chill Now via HBO Max.
15. Funny People (2009)
of Judd Apatow funny man is a hilarious comedy-drama starring Seth Rogen, Adam Sandler, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, and Jason Schwartzman.
The feel-good film follows a famous comedian who befriends an aspiring comedian after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis.
If you want to see funny manYou can now watch the movie via Hulu.
16. You Got Mail (1998)
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in the classic 90s rom-com, You got mail.
The plot sees Joe (Tom Hanks) and Kathleen (Meg Ryan) fall in love online, only to discover they are business rivals in the real world.
17. Home for the Holidays (1995)
Home for the holidays It’s the perfect movie for the family to sit down and watch together this Thanksgiving.
The movie follows the story of Claudia Larsson whose life begins to crumble around her after she loses her job. Faced with spending Thanksgiving alone, Claudia leaves Chicago behind to spend the first Thanksgiving in many years with her dysfunctional family.
Home for the holidays Now streaming on Netflix.
18. The Blind Side (2009)
The unseen side is an Oscar-nominated biographical sports drama film, starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Lily Collins, and Kathy Bates.
Directed by John Lee Hancock, The unseen side Tells the extraordinary true story of Michael Oher, an American football player who overcame his troubled upbringing to play in the NFL.
19. Grumpy Old Men (1993)
An angry old man This is the perfect winter romantic comedy to watch this Thanksgiving.
If you are a fan An angry old manThe good news is that there is a sequel, titled Grumpier old man For you to enjoy.
An angry old man Now streaming on Hulu.
20. The House of Yes (1997)
Parker Posey stars as Jackie-O Pascal Ho’s houseA young woman has just been released from a psychiatric hospital who is obsessed with Jackie Kennedy.
The dark film, which contains themes of adultery, divided critics at the time. For her performance, Posey won the prestigious Sundance Special Recognition for Acting Film, while her co-star, Tori Spelling, received a Razzie Award nomination.
Ho’s house The film is now available to watch on Prime Video for viewers to make up their own minds about.
21. Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow (2015)
If you are not very satisfied with your Turkish achievements, Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow May be the perfect Thanksgiving movie for you.
The Lifetime television movie is set around the Thanksgiving holiday and sees a family move to a farm in the town of Turkey.
However, when they get there, they are chased by an elusive 10-foot-tall monster that is threatening to ruin Thanksgiving for the entire town.
22. The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Last but not least, The Myth of Fingerprints Made the top 20 best Thanksgiving movies with an average score of 55 percent.
Directed by Bart Freundlich, the film stars Blythe Danner, Roy Scheider, Noah Wyle and Julianne Moore as a dysfunctional family who gathers in New England to celebrate Thanksgiving.