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Movie Challenge: Thanksgiving

By: Ally Barnes

Thanksgiving comes around every year on the final Thursday of November. Even though it is an American holiday, it’s a great excuse to gather with friends and family and enjoy a meal together.

In the lead-up to the day, Reel Dialogue’s Russ Matthews has created a list of films that celebrate the holiday.

Films for young viewers

  • Free Birds
  • Instant Family

Reel Dialogue pick: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) (Apple)

Synopsis: Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown’s for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.

a charlie brown thanksgiving trailer

Films for the whole family

  • Dan in Real Life
  • Avalon
  • Grumpy Old Men
  • North By Northwest
  • Scent of a Woman

Reel Dialogue pick: The Blind Side (Apple)

Synopsis: The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

the blind side official trailer

Other Thanksgiving movie options

  • Home for the Holidays
  • Holiday Inn – You’ll be singing “I’ve Got Plenty to Be Thankful For”
  • Knives Out

Reel Dialogue’s favourite Thanksgiving film: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Apple)

Synopsis: A Chicago advertising man must struggle to travel home from New York for Thanksgiving, with a lovable oaf of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. Starring: Steve Martin, John Candy

planes,tr ains and automobiles official trailer

Get more great movie recommendations and reviews here.

Article supplied with thanks to Hope Media.

Feature image: The Blind Side Facebook

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