Nothing does it like a belly full of delicious home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner for a family to gather on the couch in front of the TV, and the weekend that follows the holiday is the perfect time to watch a great movie together. Here's a list with some interesting picks, from holiday-themed dramas to even horror to ring in the holiday season with your family.

1. Home for the Holidays

Starting this list off with a Thanksgiving-themed movie, "Home for the Holidays," is a holiday classic released in 1995 and directed by acclaimed actress Jodie Foster. The flick is reminiscent of those little rifts and bittersweet moments that family holidays are often shrouded in.

2. Drive My Car

The Japanese drama revolves around a widowed actor, who hires a young girl to be his chauffeur. How they develop a special relationship along the way unravels the movie, making it an interesting pick to watch with the family on Thanksgiving weekend. "Drive My Car" is available to stream on HBO Max.

3. Crimes of the Future

David Cronenberg's directorial "Crimes of the Future" is a horror movie that follows the storyline of how humans are evolving to digest plastic. It also shows various transformations and mutations that the human body undergoes, which will make for an interesting watch, especially for those familiar with the dangers of microplastics. The flick is available on Hulu.

4. The Humans

Yet another Thanksgiving-themed movie, but this one is a psychological drama that revolves around three generations of a family who come together to celebrate the holiday in Manhattan, New York. The movie stars Steven Yeun, Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Jayne Houdyshell and Richard Jenkins.

The flick is helmed by director Stephen Karam and it is available to watch on Showtime and VOD (Video on demand).

5. 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas

This holiday movie is great to watch anytime between Thanksgiving and Christmas as the movie follows the story of a man, played by Jeremy Morris, who is obsessed with Christmas decorations and ends up getting into trouble with his neighbors. The flick is helmed by director Becky Read.

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