11 Movies to Get You Ready for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away.  So to get you in the mood, Mental Floss put together a list of movies that include a Thanksgiving scene.  Here they are:

1.  “Addams Family Values” (1993):  Wednesday Addams gives a speech about the injustices done to Native Americans during her camp’s reenactment of the first Thanksgiving.

2.  “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” (1987):  Steve Martin’s character is trying to make it home in time for Thanksgiving.

3.  “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947):  Yeah I know, you’re thinking “Hey that’s a Christmas movie!”  But it opens with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, so hey, it counts!

4.  “The Ice Storm” (1997):  It includes a scene with a Thanksgiving dinner with a not-so-nice speech.

5.  “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (1973):  This might be my favorite “Peanuts” holiday special.  Snoopy’s Thanksgiving feast with toast, jelly beans, and popcorn?  Yes please.

6.  “Spider-Man” (2002):  It includes a Thanksgiving dinner.

7.  “You’ve Got Mail” (1998):  It takes place during the holiday.

8.  “The Humans” (2021):  It also takes place on Thanksgiving.

9.  “Scent of a Woman” (1992):  Chris O’Donnell plays a student who looks after a blind Al Pacino during Thanksgiving break.

10.  “Home for the Holidays” (1995):  You might be able to relate to this one.  It’s just another dysfunctional family sharing a Thanksgiving dinner.

11.  “The Gold Rush” (1925):  Charlie Chaplin prepares a Thanksgiving dinner.