When it comes to holiday entertainment, Thanksgiving gets the short shrift. Compared to the oodles of horror movies we get every Halloween and festive films every Christmas, Thanksgiving has a very, very small cinematic foot print. So when Thanksgiving night comes, it can be hard to find a movie or TV show to watch that will please you and any of the people you’re spending the holiday with. So we pulled together 13 movie and TV show options that we hope will be just the thing you’re looking for.
You could, of course, travel to Stars Hollow and the world of “Gilmore Girls,” with its cozy fall vibes and always dramatic family dinners. Or opt for a very crowd-pleasing Adam Sandler movie, which are always full of over-the-top jokes but also heartwarming family moments (often including his actual family). Or there are other shows with family vibes you could turn to, like “Virgin River” and “Derry Girls,” as well as cozy films like “Falling Inn Love” or “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Whatever you pick, it’ll be the perfect way to unwind after a big Thanksgiving dinner.
Ahead, here are 13 movies and TV shows on Netflix that make perfect Thanksgiving entertainment this year.
Additional reporting by Victoria Edel