5 Best Thanksgiving Movies

Nov. 8, 2017, 5:07 p.m.

Thanksgiving is almost here and to help you get in the holiday mood, we have 5 amazing movies that are heartwarming.

Sure, they're not all centered around the proverbial dining table, but these movies do have one thing in common: reminders that we can be thankful for lots of things at Thanksgiving or any time of year.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

This festive flick, starring Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn, is most often associated with Christmas, but the film actually opens during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Since the Christmas season essentially starts the day after Thanksgiving, the movie is totally on the theme.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

Watching the antics Steve Martin's quirky, high-strung character must endure — just to make it home for Thanksgiving dinner with his family — will leave your sides aching.

The Blind Side (2009)

It's hard not to get choked up while watching Michael Oher — a homeless 17-year-old — have Thanksgiving dinner for the first time with the Tuohys. It's this moment that makes him realize how welcome he really is (and makes us realize just how thankful we are for our own family and friends).

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)

Charlie Brown and his gang never fail to give us the warm and fuzzies so, of course, you should curl up for this installment Charles Schulz's holiday TV special.

Grumpy Old Men (1993)

Combining two old neighbors (who haven't gotten along ever since they were children) with a mutual love interest makes for one interesting storyline — and one funny Thanksgiving scene.

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