Most Popular Thanksgiving Dinner Movies and TV Shows
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1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Votes: 392,017 | Gross: $206.46M
2. Superhero Movie (2008)
PG-13 | 75 min | Action, Comedy
Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.
Votes: 60,008 | Gross: $26.64M
3. Fracture (2007)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An attorney intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.
Votes: 170,257 | Gross: $39.02M
6. Across the Universe (2007)
PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, History
The music of The Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.
Votes: 101,866 | Gross: $24.34M
7. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
R | 93 min | Comedy
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.
Votes: 110,740 | Gross: $49.53M
8. Rudy (1993)
PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.
Votes: 50,772 | Gross: $22.75M
9. The Roommate (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Thriller
When college freshman Sara arrives on campus for the first time, she befriends her roommate, Rebecca, unaware that the girl is becoming dangerously obsessed with her.
Votes: 33,237 | Gross: $37.30M
10. Stuck in Love. (2012)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.
Votes: 79,167 | Gross: $0.08M
12. The Lookout (2007)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.
Votes: 54,866 | Gross: $4.60M
13. Youth in Revolt (2009)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, Nick Twisp sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she'll be the one to take away his virginity.
Votes: 70,488 | Gross: $15.28M
14. The Object of My Affection (1998)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pregnant New York City social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.
Votes: 17,649 | Gross: $29.11M
15. The Tomorrow Man (2019)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Romance
Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. These two people will try to find love.
Votes: 225 | Gross: $0.35M
17. ...and justice for all. (1979)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent.
18. The Ultimate Gift (2006)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Family, Romance
A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift," with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might be.
Votes: 16,565 | Gross: $3.44M
21. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
R | 103 min | Comedy
A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.
Votes: 14,558 | Gross: $62.13M
22. Pieces of April (2003)
PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Drama
A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.
Votes: 19,332 | Gross: $2.53M
24. Art School Confidential (2006)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.
Votes: 16,103 | Gross: $3.30M
25. Martian Child (2007)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Votes: 19,244 | Gross: $7.49M
26. Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (1998 TV Movie)
93 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
After a mysterious blackout, a son goes out to investigate and captures footage of actual aliens. When the aliens follow him and his brothers back to their home, all hell breaks loose.
28. The Oranges (2011)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The enduring friendship between the Walling and Ostroff families is tested when Nina, the prodigal Ostroff daughter, returns home for the holidays after a five-year absence and enters into an affair with David, head of the Walling family.
Votes: 12,064 | Gross: $0.36M
29. Music from Another Room (1998)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy... See full summary »
30. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Musical
Marjorie Winfield's engagement to Bill Sherman, who has just arrived home from fighting in World War I, serves as the backdrop for the trials and tribulations of her family.
31. The War at Home (1996)
R | 123 min | Drama
Haunted by his experiences in the Vietnam War, a young man returns home and has trouble adjusting back to civilian life, his family and his stern father.
Votes: 2,127 | Gross: $0.04M
33. All I Want for Christmas (2007 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 86 min | Family, Romance
Anxious to help his struggling, widowed mom SARA, 10 year old JESSIE enters a national video contest. But Jessie's winning entry, "All I Want for Christmas is a Husband for my Mom," has ... See full summary »
35. Fifty Pills (2006)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Darren Giles has lost his college scholarship, can't work up the courage to ask out the girl of his dreams and doesn't have the cash to stay in college another semester. Unless he can ... See full summary »
36. What's Cooking? (2000)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents... See full summary »
Votes: 2,372 | Gross: $1.04M
39. Family of Cops (1995 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A police detective's oversexed daughter is charged with murder when someone kills the wealthy married man she slept with.
41. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973 TV Special)
Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.
42. The Christmas Box (1995 TV Movie)
G | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy
A ski-shop owner reluctantly moves himself, his wife, and his daughter in to an estate as live-in help for an elderly widow. While struggling to balance his career and family life, he has recurring dreams about an angel.
43. An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 88 min | Drama
Inspired by a short story. Isabella Caldwell is a high-society woman in late-1800's New York. When Isabella's estranged daughter Mary becomes ill and is too proud to ask her mother for ... See full summary »
44. All You Need (2001)
105 min | Drama
Beth's life was going backwards. Her husband suddenly walks out on her, she has an alcoholic mother, an ambivalent father and so she decides to begin making a change by going back to school in order to take charge of her life.
45. Death on Demand (2008)
R | 90 min | Horror
"Wealthy college student Richard Sachs arranges a web broadcast contest originating from a local haunted house. He entices three young couples to spend Halloween night in the abandoned ... See full summary »
46. Garfield's Thanksgiving (1989 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Finds Jon with a love interest-a veterinarian who orders Garfield on a diet-and then comes for Thanksgiving dinner!
47. Three Desperate Men (1951)
Not Rated | 71 min | Crime, Western
When they learn that their brother Matt Denton (Ross Latimer) is awaiting trial in California, charged with train robbery, deputies Tom Denton (Preston Foster) and Fred Denton (Jim Davis) ... See full summary »
49. The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't (1972 TV Movie)
30 min | Animation
A talking squirrel must save the holiday by rescuing a young Pilgrim boy and a young Native American boy that has gone missing in the woods on Thanksgiving day.