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Thanksgiving is one of the most awaited American holidays when people plan Thanksgiving feasts, and family gatherings and exchange a lot of love and greetings. People feel very excited about it and make their plans ahead of time. The best thing about Thanksgiving this year is that people can meet each other in person rather than online. Therefore, people might have some special feelings for each other this year.

Thanksgiving carries some unique sentiments apart from the feast. Since there will be family/friends gatherings, you can add a few amazing movies for the occasion to your list. You can ask the guests to select a movie themselves or ask them to select from a list of movies that you can suggest. Also, you can add a little Thanksgiving or fall-based theme to add more to the environment and the occasion. However, do not spend too much money on it, as it will add more to your budget.

If you are a Spectrum Silver or Spectrum Bundles Play user, you can get great help as Spectrum offers different movie channels in HD that will air your favorite movies. You can also find these bundles very budget-friendly and get you all the fun and entertainment you need for your guests. For now, let’s have a look at the different movies you can watch on Thanksgiving:

Scent of a Woman

Cast: Al Pacino, Gabrielle Anwar, Chris O’Donnell, Philip Seymour Hoffman, James Rebhorn, Rochelle Oliver, Richard Venture, Tom Riis Farrell, Bradley Whitford, Nicholas Sadler, Sally Murphy, Todd Louiso, Matt Smith, Frances Conroy, Gene Canfield, Ron Eldard, June Squibb and others.

The movie revolves around a scholarship student who takes up a temporary job of watching over retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade for Thanksgiving weekend. Frank is a blind and highly decorated Vietnam War veteran. Meanwhile, Charlie and another student named George Willis Jr., witness a group setting up a prank to humiliate their headmaster in public.

Eventually, the headmaster learns about Charlie and George who witnessed the prank and offers Charlie a letter of recommendation to attend Harvard University as a bribe to name the perpetrators.

During the dinner at the Oak Room, Frank states his intention to commit suicide. The next day, they pay an uninvited visit to Frank’s brother’s home who lives in White Plains for Thanksgiving dinner. There, Charlie learns about the cause of Frank’s blindness. Frank deliberately provokes everyone at dinner and ends up in a heated confrontation with Randy.

On returning to New York City, Frank learns about Charlie’s problem at school and advises him to become an informant and bag his admission to Harvard. He also warned him that might submit to the headmaster’s pressure in the long run. They go to a restaurant and meet Donna who was waiting for her date. Frank leads her to the dance floor and performs the most iconic tango in movie history. The movie also has the most iconic speech about loyalty, integrity, and student life.

IMDB Rating: 8.0

Free Birds

Cast: Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Lesley Nicol, Amy Poehler, Kaitlyn Maher, Scott Mosier, Robert Beltran, Jeff Biancalana, Danny Carey, Josh Lawson, Lauren Bowles, Dwight Howard, George Takei, Keith David, Colm Meaney, Jason Finazzo, Dan Fogler, Jimmy Hayward, Carlos Alazraqui, and others.

The movie revolves around Reggie who always feared Thanksgiving because turkeys are always on the Thanksgiving menu. He attempts to warn the others in his flock and becomes an outcast. Soon the other turkeys realize what is going on and they throw him outside to save themselves.

Surprisingly, he is named the “pardoned turkey” by the President of the United States and is headed to Camp David. There he enjoys his routine of having pizza and watching Mexican telenovelas. Soon, Reggie gets kidnapped by Jake, a Turkey Freedom Front member. He tells him that he is instructed by “The Great Turkey” to take Reggie back in time to the first Thanksgiving and omit turkeys from the Thanksgiving menu.

They steal a time machine from a Government facility and head back to the first Thanksgiving in the year 1621, where they get ambushed by colonial hunters and get rescued by local turkeys. The movie is about a turkey’s struggle to save the other turkeys from Thanksgiving and introduce other food options for humans.

IMDb Rating: 5.8


In the end, one can say that these are some cool movies you can add to your Thanksgiving movie list. They will add more fun to your Thanksgiving dinner and will entertain your guests in a better way.