Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Movie Scenes: Something to Swallow

As you iron your elastic-band pants and get ready to gobble down your not so fat-free Thanksgiving meal, here’s a list of the Top 5 Thanksgiving scenes in movies, along with an extensive list of others you may want to check out IF you’re feeling gluttonous.

5. Little Fockers (2010) – Robert DeNiro’s character passes on the turkey carving duties to his son-in-law played by Ben Stiller. Stiller slices his finger and blood goes shooting everywhere. Not the best movie, but let this be a lesson to BE CAREFUL when you’re cutting your bird!
4. Pieces of April (2003) - Katie Holmes’ character invites her family over for Thanksgiving and all they do on the drive from Pennsylvania to New York is talk badly about her. When her oven stops working, she runs up and down the stairs of her building trying to borrow a neighbor’s stove.
3. Home for the Holidays (1995) –Robert Downey, Jr.’s character accidentally flings the turkey at Cynthia Stevenson’s character and she has a complete meltdown. The whole family starts cracking up and Downey, Jr. takes a Polaroid of her. He then compares the look on her face in the photo to a baboon.
2. Addams Family Values (1993) - Christina Ricci is playing Pocahontas at a summer camp re-enactment of the first Thanksgiving. Everything’s going great until Wednesday tells everyone not to trust the pilgrims, then starts scalping them and burning their village to the ground.
1. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) – John Candy, Steve Martin… say no more! But I will. A hilarious and heartwarming film that could easily be watched and enjoyed every year. It’s filled with laugh out loud scenes and the whole movie is about getting home for Thanksgiving, but my favorite part is… “Where’s your other hand?” Between two pillows.” “Those aren’t pillows!!!”

The Ice Storm
Son in Law
You’ve Got Mail
The House of Yes
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (Yes, there is a Thanksgiving scene)
Broadway Danny Rose
The Blind Side
Funny People
Scent of a Woman
Thanksgiving Trailer from Grindhouse
Money Pit
About Last Night… (1986)
About Last Night (2014)
Grumpy Old Men
Hannah and Her Sisters
Nobody's Fool
Raising Arizona
Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale
The New World
Alice’s Restaurant
American Gangster
Antwone Fisher
The Doors
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Easy Virtue
Four Brothers
Hit & Run
Holiday Inn
Home of the Brave
Jack and Jill
Palo Alto
Mighty Joe Young (1949)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Pie in the Sky
Primary Colors
Rescue Dawn
Rocky II
She's Gotta Have It
Starting Over
Brokeback Mountain
Free Birds
For Your Consideration
The Object of My Affection
The Other Sister
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Tower Heist
What’s Cooking?
The Myth of Fingerprints
The War at Home
The Last Waltz

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