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Thanksgiving (Movies)

Looking for movie night ideas? Here are some DVDs with a Thanksgiving theme.

A family Thanksgiving

Attorney Claudia is focused entirely on her career. She is about to miss the family get-together at Thanksgiving when a mysterious force whisks her into an alternate reality that shows her what life would be like if she married a husband and had children instead of putting her job first

Squanto : a warrior's tale

Indian brave Squanto is kidnapped from America and taken to England to be put on display as a savage. He escapes and when he returns home he brings peace among Pilgrims and a tribe, thus bringing the first Thanksgiving

The new world : Extended cut

Captain John Smith leaves the Jamestown fort to explore and trade with the Indians, but he is captured. Princess Pocahontas asks her father to spare Smith's life and they fall in love. When he returns to Jamestown, he finds the people starving. Pocahontas brings supplies, but while saving them English, she falls in disgrace with her people. When the Indians realize that the English will not leave their country, they attack. After a bloody battle, the English trade Pocahontas and lodge her in the fort to protect their families. With the return of Captain Newport, Smith is promoted and sent back to England. He asks a friend to tell Pocahontas that he drowned during the trip. Pocahontas is civilized and baptized by the English and John Rolfe proposes and marries her. Many years later, she hears that Captain Smith is alive, and she has to decide if she keeps her marriage or follows her heart

Home for the holidays

Claudia Larson is a divorced single mom who just lost her job and now has to fly home for the traditional family Thanksgiving in Baltimore. From the plane, she calls for reinforcements--and her brother Tommy makes it down from Boston with a little surprise: a handsome friend named Leo. Between dropping the turkey in their sister's lap and a few fist fights on the front lawn, Claudia and Tommy recapture their childhood and Claudia and Leo explore the sweet possibility of romance

Planes, trains and automobiles

Neal Page (Martin) wants to fly home to spend Thanksgiving with his family. Del Griffith (Candy) leads Page on a hilarious, cross-country, wild goose chase that keeps him from tasting his turkey

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving: When Peppermint Patty and a group of hungry pals show up at Charlie Brown's house expecting food, Charlie Brown is too wishy-washy to refuse. With the help of Linus, Snoopy and Woodstock a very unusual feast is prepared. The Mayflower voyagers: Charlie Brown and his friends show us what the voyage of the Mayflower would have been like and how the colonists settled into their new land

An old fashioned Thanksgiving

Things are so bad for recently widowed Mary Bassett and her three children that this Thanksgiving they may not even be able to afford a turkey. When Mary's wealthy and estranged mother comes for a visit, it will take more than money to heal the emotional wounds that exist between mother and daughter. Includes featurette

Holiday reunion

Against the wishes of his wife and kids, Mitch Snider is determined to have a traditional Thanksgiving holiday with all the relatives. And it looks like that's what he will have once he receives an invitation from his long-lost cousin Woodrow in Idaho. However, cousin Woodrow and his family turn out to be nuttier than a holiday fruitcake

Pieces of April

Family outcast April lives in a beat-up apartment in New York's Lower East Side with her boyfriend, Bobby. In order to spend some time with her dying mother, April invites her conservative suburban family to her place for a Thanksgiving feast. While she frantically tries to complete the meal, the family drives in from Pennsylvania sharing less-than-pleasant opinions about April's lifestyle. Her dad tries to think positively, while sister Beth flaunts her good-girl status and brother Timmy captures it all on film

While you were sleeping

A lonely young woman saves the life of a handsome stranger she has fallen in love with from afar. His family mistakes her for his fiancee, and she goes along because she likes his offbeat family so much. Matters take a hilarious turn when she meets and falls in love with her make-believe lover's brother

What's cooking?

"What happens when families come together for Thanksgiving? Almost anything! Tale of four very different families, as they cook up some tasty holiday surprises: love betrayal and even a few outrageous secrets! And, ultimately, discover the astonishing power love has to reconnect us all"--Container

The ref

An unfortunate cat burglar becomes trapped in a fate worse than jail when he takes a bickering couple and their annoying relatives hostage

The ice storm

Follows a family's emotional crises in the suburbs of the '70s during an ice storm

Scent of a woman

Hoping to earn extra money, an innocent and reserved scholarship student at an exclusive prep school agrees to look after a blind, retired Lieutenant Colonel, who takes him off for a wild weekend in New York City

The house of yes

Marty takes his fiancee home to meet the family and the family's shockingly hilarious secrets are out!

Hannah and her sisters

A look at three sisters and the relationship they have with one another, and with the men in their lives

Son-in-law

L.A.'s funkiest college student, Crawl, is hilariously out of his element when he spends Thanksgiving at the family farm of a straitlaced college co-ed

Alice's Restaurant

"In the late '60s, a changing social and political climate inspired a new generation to create a lifestyle outside the mainstream. Twenty-two year-old Arlo's journey to find a place for himself and his music includes a visit to his dying father in the hospital, gigs in New York and romps with his friends Alice and Ray, who run a small restaurant in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. And when an incident at Alice's Restaurant plays a pivotal role in Arlo's avoidance of the draft, it send him down a road that he will consider a small price to pay to keep his freedom and his beliefs"--Container

Dutch

Dutch Dooley picks up his girlfriend's son from boarding school in Atlanta, and sets out to drive to Chicago for Thanksgiving. He thinks it's a good chance for them to get acquainted, but Doyle turns out to be an upper class brat. Their cross-country battles land them in big trouble and make it doubtful whether they'll ever make it home

Desperate crossing : the untold story of the Mayflower

From their self-imposed exile in Holland to their perilous crossing of the Atlantic, to their first year in the new world, Desperate Crossing is the definitive story of how the Pilgrims came to live and prosper in an unfamiliar land

Jacques Pepin's Thanksgiving celebration

In this special one-hour tribute to turkey with all the trimmings, we get a peek at how one of the world's greatest French chefs prepares Thanksgiving dinner in his American home

The Turkey Bowl

Patrick Hodges, a former small-town high school quarterback now a high-powered Chicago businessman, hasn't returned to his tiny Midwestern town in years. But his old friends have lured him back for Thanksgiving to force him to finish the legendary Turkey Bowl, a football game that was snowed out fifteen years ago. Patrick must risk his future to lead his ragtag team against their bitter crosstown rivals, ultimately realizing how much he misses the simpler life and the girl that got away

Alvin and the chipmunks. Alvin's Thanksgiving celebration

Alvin, Simon, and Theodore perform in a play, remember famous moments in American history, take care of a kitten, face Dave's upcoming marriage, and more, while celebrating Thanksgiving

Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow

The story follows a recently divorced dad and his two kids as they travel to celebrate Thanksgiving with their eccentric Aunt Cly in the rustic town of Turkey Hollow. Exploring the mysterious surrounding woods leads the kids to discover the secret of the legendary Howling Hoodoo. When a scheming neighbor threatens to take Aunt Cly's farm, the family enlists surprising new friends to help save the farm, and Thanksgiving
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