Nothing says holiday season like stuffing your face and spending the rest of the day on the couch. There might be some family time thrown in there, but you can all gorge on turkey and pumpkin pie together before you put on sweatpants and hunker down in the living room for the rest of the day. And thanks to some of the Thanksgiving movies you can stream on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, there are options for everyone. Thanksgiving is no Christmas, so you won't find a plethora of Hallmark-inspired romantic comedies centered around the holiday of giving thanks and feasting, but you will find some choice movies to get you in the holiday spirit.
I like to think of Thanksgiving as the real jumping off point for the holidays. I might already have my Christmas tree up, but Thanksgiving is the time when it's finally socially acceptable to talk about the holidays out loud without getting eye rolls and grunts in return. And there's no better way to usher in the holiday season than with a marathon of Thanksgiving movies on streaming platforms. The 2011 direct to stream movie A Holiday Engagement on Netflix should help quench that romantic comedy thirst, however. It's about a girl who hires someone to be her boyfriend when she goes home for Thanksgiving. Obviously they fall in love, or at least that's my initial thought because, well, movies.
Or, you can teach your kids part of the truth behind Thanksgiving with Addams Family Values on Hulu. Wednesday Addams is basically my spirit animal as she wreaks havoc on the summer camp play about pilgrims and Native Americans. But across all three streaming platforms, there are Thanksgiving movies to watch with the family or alone after you've had enough family time to last you until the next holiday.