Food, family and football: Thanksgiving-themed flicks to suit your holiday needs

A foodie favorite. Photo Credit: VH1.com

A foodie favorite. Photo Credit: VH1.com

Ah, Thanksgiving. A holiday simply about the joys of some of the three best F words out there: friends, family and food. But what about “flicks?” Movies are known for coming out this time of year but there’s nothing that necessarily comes to mind when you think about what movies to watch over this particular holiday. Have no fear, we have composed a list of some of the best movies to watch during the Thanksgiving season.

“Julie and Julia”: This movie is perfect for this time of year simply because of all the glorious food that is shown through out it, for one thing. It’s almost comforting to watch knowing that good food is in your near future as well. Plus an adorable Meryl Streep as Julia Child, paired with an equally adorable Stanley Tucci is nothing short of fantastic. And we can’t forget the wonderful Amy Adams with a pre-Mindy Project Chris Messina. Revisit this 2009 foodie favorite. You won’t regret it.

Are you Annie? Photo Credit: Seattle Magazine

Are you Annie? Photo Credit: Seattle Magazine

“Sleepless in Seattle”: With just a touch of holiday spirit in there, but not enough to be labeled a “Christmas movie.” This Nora Ephron classic is perfect for Thanksgiving. It is beautiful, fun, romantic and is a great way to kill time while your turkey cooks.

“Click”: This surprisingly emotional Adam Sandler comedy feels important to watch this time of year. It has a true message that reminds you to appreciate your family, no matter how fast paced and complicated life can get. Isn’t that what Thanksgiving is all about? Remembering what’s important? Well, that and eating lots of carbs.

“Remember the Titans”: It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without one football flick thrown in there right? And when it comes to sports movies, this one takes the cake. Or the pie. Whatever. Based on the feel good true story it will give you the emotion of thanksgiving, with the football some people seem to crave on that day.

A football and emotion fix. Photo Credit: American Football Films

A football and emotion fix. Photo Credit: American Football Films.

Any Harry Potter Movie: Lots of family time is a great excuse for one thing: A Harry Potter Movie marathon. The films fit any time period, and seem to go perfect with a roaring fireplace and all your Thanksgiving leftovers. Lots of people see this as a Christmas thing, well at least ABC Family does, but hey we say, why wait? Break Harry out for Thanksgiving.

What movies do you love to watch this time of year? Let us know in the comments below!

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