The annual celebration of Thanksgiving is heartfelt, warm, and fun. From preparing the table with a delicious spread to pouring your gratitude via letters in a jar, this holiday feast won’t be complete without a movie or two to cap the night. Gather everyone in the living room and laugh and cry with these entertaining films:
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
This 1987 comedy film featured Steve Martin as a very sensitive marketing executive and John Candy as the overly talkative salesman who shared a three-day adventurous journey while trying to get home from New York in time for Thanksgiving.
Prepare to cry as you hope and dream with Saroo Brierley (played by Dev Patel) who went on an emotional journey to finding his mother and brother after being separated for a long time. This phenomenal drama movie will capture your hearts and will surely fill you with gratitude on the essence of family and life.
Hailed as one of Time Magazine’s top 10 films (2017), Girls Trip will make you laugh. This box-office hit follows the life and friendship of a group of four women who went to New Orleans to attend the Essence Musical Festival. This comedy film will remind you of the importance of reconnecting with your best buddies who stick with you through the good times and bad.
This Netflix original is helmed by Boong Joon-ho and featured an ensemble cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Ahn Seo-hyun and Byun Hee-bong. Okja presents entertainment with creative imaginations that highlight the importance of family and love.
A recipient of five Academy Award nominations, this comedy-drama film takes you to hilarious adventures and will make you cry and reflect on life’s greatest lessons in the midst of trials and tribulations.