Thanksgiving is a time for togetherness... it's an occasion to be spent in the warm and loving company of family, loved ones and friends enjoying turkey roast and pumpkin pies with them. Thanksgiving is also an opportunity to renew the ties that bind us with the ones we love... it is a time for remembering, cherishing and being thankful for all the good things you have been blessed with. So it's time to say 'Happy Thanksgiving'

Monday, October 30, 2006

Top Thanksgiving Movies

Gathered around the dinner table, watching football or eating turkey is quite an usual way to celebrate Thanksgiving. This time however, I am also planning to lay my hands on some of the most popular Thanksgiving movies and screen them during the party for the elders as well as the kids, just to add a little Hollywood flavor to the festive spirit of Thanksgiving this year.
Woody Allen's 1986 film, 'Hannah and her sisters' would top the list as the best Thanksgiving movie where Hannah's clan gathers to celebrate in a grand apartment. Hearts are broken but get mended as well in startling ways. This movie about the drama that ensues in the life of three sisters acts as an amazing mood refresher. Next comes, Jodie Foster's directorial debut, 'Home for the Holidays'. Thanksgiving dinner with the family can be at times a provoking yet hilarious experience. Presented in a truly marvelous fashion, this film is a must see. Others in the list are:
'The House of Yes'- Parker Posey won a Special Recognition Award at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival for her outstanding performance of a mentally deranged and jealous young sister unable to bear the site of her older brother's girlfriend at the Thanksgiving party in this film.
'The Ice Storm'- Starring Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tobey Maguire, Elija Wood and Christina Ricci, this film triumphs in re-creating the atmosphere of boredom and despair experienced by married couples in the suburbs of USA during the 70s.
'Rugrats Thanksgiving'- Watching the little midgets chart out a master plan to save the poor turkey from being roasted alive is sure to make you all laugh incessantly with the entire family.
'Plains Trains and Automobiles'- With Steve Martin and John Candy starring, this film caters to satisfy just about any palette.
'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving'- Though not technically a film, this Emmy award winning TV show where Snoopy and Woodstock plan the most unusual Thanksgiving party dinner of popcorn, toast and jellybeans for their friends, is a treat to watch and guffaw at with amusement.

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Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

If I may be so bold to add one to your list, I thoroughly enjoyed the charming "Pieces of April" from a few years back .. Even the presence of Tom Cruise's worse half couldn't ruin that little holiday gem

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