Thanksgiving Movies: 12 Films To See In Theatres Or Online

By @ZoeMintz on

Whether your Thanksgiving tradition involves watching football or Black Friday campouts, sometimes the best way to sooth your stuffed stomach is to head to the movies.

A slew of flicks are opening on Nov. 27, making Turkey Day and the following holiday weekend prime time to catch the latest blockbusters or at least escape your in-laws for a couple hours.

Below is a list of movies opening on Thanksgiving:

1. Frozen – view a synopsis here.

2. Homefront – view a synopsis here.

3. Oldboy – view a synopsis here.

4. Black Nativity – view a synopsis here.

5. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (opens Nov. 29) – view synopsis here.

AMC Movie Theatres, Regal Cinemas and Cinemark (which includes Century Threatres) are all open on Thanksgiving Day. Check your local listings to see show times.

If football isn’t your thing, don’t fret. Netflix, iTunes and Amazon Instant Video have tons of Thanksgiving-themed movies to keep you (and the kids) in the Turkey Day mood:

1. Scent of a Woman – Available on Netflix, Amazon and iTunes

2. Ice Storm – Available on Amazon and iTunes

3. Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Available on Netflix, Amazon and iTunes

4. Pieces of April – Available on Amazon and iTunes

5. The Big Chill – Available on Amazon and iTunes

6. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – Available on Neflix, Amazon and iTunes

7. Funny People – Available on Amazon and iTunes

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