Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in some countries – Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It usually starts as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Thanksgiving is known for the age-old tradition of thousands traveling to be with birth families and families of choice, to share a meal, some old stories, and maybe a little drama. Thus, family drama, food fights – especially around the turkey on the table -love, reconciliation, gifts are things to watch out for in a Thanksgiving theme movie.So, whenever the time is to be spent with family during Thanksgiving; below are all-time blockbuster Thanksgiving movies to watch.
1. Addams Family Values
This is a 1993 American film. The members of the queer Addams Family are up to more macabre and shrill antics in this sequel, and this time around, it is Gomez Addams (Raul Julia), his wife - Morticia (Anjelica Huston) and the whole Addams family that are up for a surprise. Gomez and Morticia are celebrating the arrival of a baby boy and their two other children - Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and Pugsley (Jimmy Workman) are not too happy about the new addition and try their best to eliminate the infant. The new parents then hired a nanny - Debbie Jelinsky (Joan Cusack) to keep the kids in line and to take care of new baby. However, this brought about an unexpected treacherous twist as the nanny’s presence leads to a climax in the plot. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Scott Rudin and written by Paul Rudnick; this movie was well received and was nominated for ‘Academy Awards,’ and ‘Golden Globe Awards.’ The good thing is this movie won a ‘Golden Raspberry Award’ for Worst Original Song for the Tag Team track ‘Addams Family (Whoomp!).’ This movie is on the list as a must watch for its holiday setting, its many myths about the holiday and its macabre laughs (supernatural dark comedy).
2. Home for the Holidays
‘Home for the Holidays’ is a 1995 family comedy-drama film with its plot around single mother - Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter), who has lost her job and fears to lose her relationship with her daughter, travels alone to her childhood home for an explosive holiday dinner with her dysfunctional family. Claudia soon got tired of her parents, her long-suffering sister (Cynthia Stevenson), her snobby brother-in-law (Steve Guttenberg) and her nutty aunt (Geraldine Chaplin). But the evening gets interesting when sparks of love fly between Claudia and her brother's handsome friend Leo Fish (Dylan McDermott). This movie is Jodie Foster's directorial debut and if you want to get into the holiday mood with the food and all, do watch this movie.
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