Thanksgiving as its name implies is a way to say thanks to God for the blessings of the harvest.

Although, the day has historical roots in religious and traditional culture.

Thanksgiving is celebrated on different dates throughout the world during the autumn season.

In the United States, it is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November, and in Canada, it is celebrated on the 2nd Monday of October.

The national holiday is observed on this day in various countries such as Brazil, the Philippines, Liberia, and others.

People celebrate this day by attending church events, sharing family meals, and watching sports events, movies, and series.

This year, Thanksgiving Day is observed on November 23, 2023. So, if you are also celebrating Thanksgiving this year and thinking of watching some good stuff with your family then the below blog is for you.

It contains an awesome collection of the best Thanksgiving movies that you can watch on your favorite online streaming platform.


An inspiring biography sports movie “Rudy” is directed by American famous director David Anspaugh.

The story of the movie is about a young boy Daniel Eugene Rudy. Rudy is a very football player and he dreams of playing football at Notre Dame.

Due to a lack of money and grades, he was unable to be admitted to the major college football team.

He tried many times but due to one or another reason he failed, the best of Rudy is, that he never gives up and his continued efforts work one day.

He fulfilled his dreams and played at Notre Dame.

You can watch this heartwarming motivating Thanksgiving movies with your family members, especially with your kids.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

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The Big Chill

Directed by Lawrence Kasdan, The Big Chill is a comedy emotional thanksgiving movies that is good to watch on Thanksgiving.

The movie story follows a group of seven classmates from the University of Michigan who reunite after 15 years at their friend’s funeral named Alex.

Alex is a bright student, and his friends are now achieving greater heights in their professions, as one becomes a gossip magazine journalist, one running shoe magnate, one is a doctor, one is a lawyer, and others, thinking why Alex has committed suicide.

All of them are shocked by his death, re-evaluate their lives, and decide to re-establish the friendship bond and innocence in life.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video


The seventh installment of the Rocky film series, Creed is the inspiring Thanksgiving movie directed by Ryan Coogler.

The story of the movie focuses on Adonis Johnson. Johnson is the son of the late boxing champion Apollo Creed.

He wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and become the top heavyweight boxing wrestler. For this, he needs good training and guidance.

Eventually, Rocky Balboa, a good former wrestler, and his father’s rival in previous times, becomes friends and agrees to give training to Johnson.

Later, with Rocky’s guidance, Johnson faces various challenges and even deadlier opponents than his father.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Planes, trains, and automobiles

Comedy-filled American movie “Planes, trains and Automobiles” is a perfect example of misfortunes that happened in someone’s life.

Directed by John Hughes, the story of the movie focuses on an advertising executive Neal Page, and a salesman Del Griffith.

Neal is on a business trip and decides to go back to Chicago, to celebrate Thanksgiving with them.

But a large number of misfortunes surround him. First, he took a flight that was delayed and later diverted to some other place.

He then decides to go through the train but due to a locomotive breakdown, the train is unable to move.

Then he decides to go by bus but due to certain issues he is unable to get it and at last, after various issues and problems Neal reaches home by car.

In all his misfortune journey, Del played a major role. Del meets Neal during his flight and accompanies him to his home in Chicago.

Ego issues happened between the two men but in the end, everything was sorted out and both enjoyed Thanksgiving.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video


Ed Harris directed “Pollock” which is an interesting biography movie that you watch with your family on the special day of Thanksgiving.

Based on Jackson Pollock: An American Saga by Steven Naifeh and George White Smith, the movie has an inspirational story.

Set in 1940, it focuses on a painter named Jackson Pollock.

Pollock lives in a small apartment with his sister-in-law and brother in New York City. He is an alcoholic person and loves to drink every time.

But his life takes a U-turn when he meets an artist Lee Krasner. Lee offered him a contract to make paintings for him.

Initially, his paintings were not much appreciated by the people but later on, his work was liked by people.

At the time, his personal life has also become a challenging task for him.

How does he manage between his personal and professional life? What happened to his painting career? All you know when you watch this Thanksgiving movies.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

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Last Update: November 22, 2023