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10 Perfect Thanksgiving Movies: 'Hook,' 'Home Alone' & More

From family high jinks to foodie flicks, we've got you covered

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Let's be real: you're going to spend time with your family and your food on Thanksgiving, and you might even watch some #football. But you've got hours and hours and hours to kill, it's getting cold outside and the wide universe of feature films has never been so easily accessible. So spend your Thanksgiving with a few—or all?—of these thematically appropriate movies.

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1 / 10

‘Hook’ (1991)

It's got those cozy Steven Spielberg family values, plus a scene where Robin Williams' Peter Pan and his buddies conjure a spectacular feast solely from their imaginations!

2 / 10

‘Little Miss Sunshine’ (2006)

Few screwed-up movie families are this heartwarming. Mychael Danna and DeVotchKa's score is an all-time great, and the cast—Steve Carell, Abigail Breslin, Toni Collette, Alan Arkin, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear—is unimpeachable.

3 / 10

‘Addams Family Values’ (1993)

If only for Wednesday Addams' timeless monologue that derails a Thanksgiving play at Camp Chippewa:

"We can not break bread with you. You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now, my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations. Your people will wear cardigans, and drink highballs. We will sell our bracelets by the roadsides, you will play golf and enjoy hot hors-d'oeuvres. My people will have pain and degradation; your people will have stick shifts. The gods of my tribe have spoken, they have said, 'Do not trust the pilgrims, especially Sarah Miller. And for all these reasons I have decided to scalp you—and burn your village to the ground."

4 / 10

‘Hungry’ (2014)

This Kickstarter-funded documentary follows the competitive eating industry and a few of its stars. Be strategic with which side of dinner you watch it on.

5 / 10

‘Ratatouille’ (2007)

Unless you're in the contingent that finds this Pixar jewel difficult to stomach vis-à-vis its rodent protagonist, there's never a bad time for Ratatouille. Beautiful animation, gooey center, cooking scenes galore.

6 / 10

'Home Alone' (1990)

That bustling McCallister family dinner will probably hit a chord with you at Thanksgiving, even if Home Alone's a Christmas movie. And this is the time we officially start turning to the next round of holiday fare.

7 / 10

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ (2002)

Steer yourself out of cultural monotony with this top-notch rom-com about an overbearing, overbearingly quirky Greek family. Opa!

8 / 10

‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ (1987)

Once Home Alone gets you missing John Candy, there's nowhere to turn but the all-time Thanksgiving classic that is Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

9 / 10

'Julie & Julia' (2009)

If we're just playing the odds, chances are you aren't the one who prepared/will prepare Thanksgiving dinner. But if you ate, or are about to eat some dope food, and are feeling culinarily inspired and guilty about your non-contribution, this one—with Meryl Streep as Julia Child—should get you over the edge and into the kitchen.

10 / 10

‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ (2001)

Because nothing puts your dysfunctional clan into perspective like this Wes Anderson classic.


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