8 Movies With Thanksgiving Scenes That'll Make You Excited, Ranked

men sitting under plane one smiling with his arm around the other who is unhappy
Planes, Trains & Automobiles via Paramount Pictures

Take a little break from the turkey to enjoy one of your favorite Thanksgiving movies!

There's something about holiday movies that get us extra excited for the seasons to change. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you've definitely put some thought into movies with holiday scenes.

From humorous and animated Thanksgiving films, to the more serious and dramatic ones, you're bound to love at least one. There's a ton of movies out there with Thanksgiving scenes, and we've put together a list of 8 of our favorites. Go ahead and sort through the list, ranking your top choices as you go!

Home For The Holidays

Home For The Holidays via Paramount Pictures

Single mother, Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) heads to her own parents' house for Thanksgiving when her daughter decides to opt out of the holiday.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving via ABC

A Peanuts classic, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving airs in prime time every November.


Dutch via 20th Century Fox

This film follows Dutch (Ed O'Neill) who is tasked with driving his new girlfriend's son home for Thanksgiving.

Miracle On 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street via 20th Century Fox

Kirs Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) in thrown into filling in for Santa in the Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, and he surprisingly makes a huge hit!

National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion

National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion via National Lampoon Productions

This film follows a family's trip to see their hippie cousin for Thanksgiving in Idaho.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Planes, Trains & Automobiles via Paramount Pictures

Neal Page's (Steve Martin) flight home to his wife for Thanksgiving gets rerouted, and he must deal with the consequences in the meantime.

Jack And Jill

Jack and Jill via Columbia Pictures

This film tells the humorous story of twin siblings who dread having to spend Thanksgiving together.

Free Birds

Free Birds via Relativity Media

This heartwarming animated film tells the story of two turkeys who travel back in time in effort to prevent turkeys from becoming a Thanksgiving dinner.