What are the best Thanksgiving movies? Don't expect Hollywood to provide answers. Each year, the studios bank on Thanksgiving weekend for a major box-office boost. There's something about stuffing bread into a chicken's bum, stuffing family under one roof to engage in political discourse, and condensing the holiday cheer associated with December holidays into the final beats of November that sends the masses running to the nearest multiplex. Go figure.
While TV has Turkey Day more than covered, what doesn't get a boom each year is the output of Thanksgiving-themed movies. As if a few days of wailing grandmothers and spiked apple ciders don't translate to laid-back entertainment -- c'mon, suits, give the people what they want! Thankfully, a few daring directors have risen to the occasion of America's gluttonous holiday and delivered piping-hot feature films for you to take in. Here are the best Thanksgiving movies ever made, which basically just means most of the only Thanksgiving movies ever made (sorry, Dutch, you're not good).