The Thanksgiving holiday is quickly coming, which means it is almost time to prepare the turkey, potatoes, corn, and stuffing. If you eat too much turkey on Thanksgiving, you may find yourself feeling sleepy after the chemical tryptophan begins to take effect.
So, if you’re looking for something to watch this holiday season, there are a few films about Thanksgiving dinner and other meals you could like. There’s a lot to be grateful for this holiday season.
1. Soul Food
Although there are no overt connections between this film and the Thanksgiving holiday, the themes explored in both have many similarities. The family’s struggles with their health are at the heart of Soul Food. The family is thrown into disarray when the matriarch, who has diabetes, goes into a coma during the procedure to amputate her leg.
Since her impending leave threatens to disrupt family traditions, everyone will need to pull together to continue holding Sunday meals as often as usual. Soul Food isn’t a Thanksgiving movie, but all the delicious food shown on screen is certain to make you hungry.
2. Home for the Holidays
The Thanksgiving flick Home for the Holidays may provide some levity to the season with its romantic comedy elements. A single mother in Home for the Holidays finds out that her adolescent daughter has other plans for Thanksgiving. So she heads back to her hometown to celebrate Thanksgiving with her crazy clan.
This film includes an A-list cast and is a riot of hilarity. The picture is led by three fantastic actors: Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., and Anne Bancroft.
3. What’s Cooking?
In other words, what are you preparing? It is a wonderful comedy that I highly recommend viewing this Thanksgiving. And What Are You Making? Four different families from different backgrounds get together for Thanksgiving dinner. We all have our special traditions and funny exchanges over the holidays, as well as unpleasant and stressful concerns and delicious food to share with our loved ones.
4. Julie & Julia
The film Julie & Julia is a biopic about the life of the legendary chef Julia Child in her early years, and the story of a young New Yorker called Julie Powell. She challenges herself to prepare all 524 dishes from Child’s cookbook in one year. Meryl Streep plays Julia Child, and the film’s script is inspired by Child’s writings. Additionally, the film has nothing to do with Thanksgiving per se, but there are plenty of scenes involving food that are sure to make you hungry for a holiday feast.
5. Fantastic Mr. Fox
Fantastic Mr. Fox is a film directed by Wes Anderson and based on Roald Dahl’s children’s book of the same name. This film was not made specifically as a Thanksgiving picture. Still, the themes of plenty and abundance of food, familiar family dynamics, and the changing of seasons have made it a fixture of the holiday. Fantastic The plot of Mr. Fox centers on the title character as he faces the repercussions of his thievery.
6. The Oath
In The Oath, a dysfunctional family spends Thanksgiving together. What you’ve said seems about correct. After the U.S. government demands that all citizens sign a loyalty pledge promising allegiance by the day after Thanksgiving, a family gets together for a Thanksgiving meal. There are some surprising realistic moments when political perspectives collide, and confrontations ensue in this comedy.
7. Instant Family
Another comedy that isn’t explicitly about Thanksgiving but has sequences with the holiday and its cuisine is Instant Family. This video follows two parents as they take in three children. They are in over their heads after going from having no children to having three. During Thanksgiving, a famous scene includes a “word war” that is just priceless.
8. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, perhaps the most well-known Thanksgiving film, is required viewing on holiday itself. This adaptation of the Peanuts comics centers on Charlie Brown and his efforts to prepare for his yearly Thanksgiving feast. The typical shenanigans follow, and some cute animated figures cause a commotion just before the feast. One of the film’s biggest features is the epic feast, which features an assortment of mouthwatering dishes.
9. Free Birds
Free Birds takes a different tack than most other films by focusing on the meal itself, which, unlike in most other films, determines it does not want to be eaten before it is eaten. Two turkeys travel across time in Free Birds to save their species from being eaten during the first Thanksgiving. This movie is great for kids and is a lot of fun to watch, but you shouldn’t show it to them before dinner.
Feature image: Pixabay
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