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Thanksgiving Movies

If watching football isn’t your favorite activity to engage in after the turkey dinner is over, check out some Thanksgiving-inspired movies.

The Pilgrims held a feast of gratitude after surviving a devastating winter followed by a plentiful harvest on the American continent. The fictionalized adventures of these early arrivals are portrayed in the animated movie Pocahontas. A live action version of the story unfolds in The New World.

The essence of family comes under scrutiny in Barry Levinson’s introspective story of an immigrant family and the pursuit of the American Dream in Avalon.

The Macy’s Day Parade, held on Thanksgiving, kicks off the holiday season. This famous event also serves as the focus of the classic movie Miracle on 34th Street and the 1994 remake.

While Home for the Holidays is stuffed with profanities and mature sexual themes, this peek into the lives of a dysfunctional family that bumbles its way through a Thanksgiving feast is one that some viewers will relate to during this festive season.