6 Movies To Watch This Thanksgiving Break!

Since Thanksgiving is upon us we wanted to remind you that there are still movies you need to watch before the Christmas season starts. Here are 6 that need to be on your list this weekend!

Tower Heist

This hilarious 2011 heist movie starring Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Eddie Murphy, and others follows a gang of vengeful exclusive tower employees who target a wealthy tower resident during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after losing their pensions due to his scheme.

Where to watch: Peacock

Free Birds

A lucky turkey named Reggie gets to live a carefree lifestyle after being pardoned by the President until fellow fowl Jake recruits him for a history-changing mission. Jake and Reggie time travel to 1621, just before the first Thanksgiving. The plan is to keep all turkeys from becoming the staple holiday dinner.

Where to watch: Starz

Scent Of A Woman

When his job looking after a blind former army officer (played by Al Pacino), turns into a wild adventure in New York, a prep school teen’s Thanksgiving week goes completely off the rails.

Where to watch: Available to rent on Amazon Prime and Apple TV+

The House Of Yes

This film is about a guy named Marty (Josh Hamilton) who brings his girlfriend (Tori Spelling) home for Thanksgiving to meet his not-all-there family. Parker Posey plays Marty’s twin sister, who has recently been released from a psychiatric hospital and is obsessed with all things Jackie O.

Where to watch: Pluto or rent on Apple TV+

Planes, Trains And Automobiles

In this beautiful 1987 film, a charming man named Neal Page (Steve Martin) is a complete control freak. His flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas due to a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray as he attempts to return to Chicago on time to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and their children.

Where to watch: Paramount+, Amazon Prime, and Pluto

Pieces Of April

This dramedy follows April Burns, the eldest daughter in a dysfunctional family, who lives with her boyfriend Bobby in a small tenement apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Despite her estrangement from her parents, Jim and Joy, as well as her younger siblings, Beth and Timmy, she chooses to invite them to Thanksgiving dinner. Joy, who is dying of breast cancer, is expected to have her last Thanksgiving with her family.

Where to watch: HBO Max

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Nick Lambrou

Nick Lambrou is a senior at Emerson College, majoring in Media Art Production with a concentration on Filmmaking. He is an intern at AfterBuzz TV and Better Together with Maria Menounos.