9 Best Thanksgiving Movies On Netflix To Watch On 23rd Nov 2017
Are you and your family or significant other looking for great Thanksgiving Movies On Netflix to watch? You have come to the right place! In this article, you’ll discover nine different movies from classics to the latest releases.
Aside from planning Thanksgiving dinners, the next thing people worry about during the Holiday season is what to do after the dishes are cleaned and the leftovers, if any, are stored.
If you have no time to prepare activities or games for restless children and exhausted adults for the evening following turkey day, movies are here to rescue you!
1. Deep (2017)
Deep is the latest among all mentioned in this thanksgiving movies list. To be released on Netflix on Nov. 23, it is about an adventurous young dumbo octopus named Deep who is driven out of his home because of a large accident that destroys his home.
The movie features a post-apocalyptic view of the ocean in the year 2100 when humanity has already abandoned the earth. However, a large colony of sea creatures remains to thrive in the deepest areas of the ocean.
Deep and his friends: Alice, a slightly mentally disturbed deep-sea shrimp and Evo, a clumsy and socially awkward angler fish go on an adventure to save their colony after their loved ones are trapped.
The Kraken, the guardian of the abyss, then sends the trio to a journey to find a new home, along which they are joined by an enthusiastic moray eel, Maura. Together, they travel to different places like the Titanic, and the City of New York submerged in water.
As they face daunting foes and awkwardly hilarious situations, will they be able to find a new home and save what is left of the oceans?
2. A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)
One of the most entertaining comedy Thanksgiving movies, A Bad Moms Christmas is the sequel to last year’s Bad Moms.
The movie follows the lives of the three exhausted, undervalued moms Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell), and Carla (Kathryn Hahn), as they rebel against what is expected of them during Christmas time.
And as if making the holiday season perfect for their families was not enough to challenge, their own moms decide to visit and make things harder.
Will Christmas turn out to be a disaster after all they tried to do to make everything work, or will these three moms save their wits along with it?
3. Mudbound (2017)
Next on this Thanksgiving day parade of movies is Mudbound, another new movie to be released on Netflix and in choice theaters on November 17. It is an American period drama based on the novel by Hillary Jordan.
It tells the story of a couple of World War II veterans as they return home to Mississippi and cope with issues of PTSD and racism.The two families, one white and one black, face the harsh realities of friendship, farming, and prejudice during the era.
Starring Mary J. Blige, Jason Clarke and Carey Mulligan and directed by Dee Rees, the movie captures the emotions and truths about the post-world war era and the relationships of black sharecroppers and white landowners back in those times.
4. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)
In this Netflix documentary, director Chris Smith features actor Jim Carrey’s transformation into the legendary comedian and performer Andy Kaufman.
It uses 100 hours worth of footage from the set of Milos Forman’s “Man on the Moon”.
The product of the stitched-together footages is a highly entertaining yet deep and meaningful movie that reveals the secrets and the madness behind the art of performance, comedy, and fame. It also dwells on the issue of when a certain joke has actually gone too far.
5. Coco (2017)
From the creators and director of Toy Story 3, Pixar’s most recent creation follows Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez), a music-loving lad and Dante, his dog.
Before they know it, Miguel and Dante find themselves in the Land of the Dead as Miguel struggles to discover the mystery behind their family’s ban on music.
Miguel also strives to prove his talent and achieve his dream of someday becoming a musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Follow the two in their marvelous task and extraordinary discoveries about Miguel’s family history.
This movie also comes with a bonus exclusive short spinoff from the award-winning hit Frozen, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.
6. Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)
Daddy’s Home 2 is sure to be another one of your favorite Thanksgiving family movies. Similar to A Bad Moms Christmas, this movie shows the complications of holiday family gatherings, especially when co-dads Brad Whitaker and Dusty Mayron are desperately trying to raise a common family.
Dusty’s ex-wife Sara marries Brad, so the two men who have very little in common, take turns taking care of Sara and Dusty’s children. When they are finally getting along, their juvenile and fragile relationship is put to the test.
The entire family decides to get together during the holidays, and both Brad and Dusty’s dads visit and intrude, threatening to tear the family apart.
Will Dusty and Brad succeed in preventing their fathers from ruining their trip, or must they face the consequences?
7. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Of course, this is one of the most-loved classic movies to watch on Thanksgiving or the holiday season. Directed by Henry Selick and written by Caroline Thompson, this movie is perfectly tucked in between Halloween and Christmas.
The stop-motion film follows Jack Skellington, king of pumpkins and Halloweentown as he starts on a boring routine of scaring people and accidentally discovers Christmastown.
Jack becomes confused about the concept of Christmas and later decides to take control of it by kidnapping Santa Claus and assuming his role. This movie combines the thrill of fantasy dreaming and the spirits of two back-to-back holidays.
8. Kubo And The Two Strings (2016)
Kubo (Art Parkinson) is a young boy living with his mother. He lives a colorful life of story-telling and all his mother wants is to protect him by giving him a strict curfew.
Once Kubo breaks his mother’s one and only rule, he is forced to meet his evil celestially powerful relatives and falls into a quest to retrieve his birthright. He is accompanied by two sidekicks, a monkey, and a beetle, both of whom will prove to be more important towards the end.
This creative film unbelievably and masterfully combines aesthetics with the style and substance of the story in a single action-filled and touching adventure.
9. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
Another new spinoff from the timeless tale of “A Christmas Carol”, this movie tells the events of how the author Charles Dickens came up with the story that has redefined the special holiday that we have come to know today.
Inspired by true-to-life events woven together with a vivid imagination, this movie recounts how Dickens brought the characters like Tiny Tim, Ebenezer Scrooge, and Ghosts of a Christmas Past to life.
This movie is scheduled to be released on November 22 in the US and December 1 in the United Kingdom.
With these nine Thanksgiving movies on Netflix, your family will surely enjoy the spirit of the Holidays!
Serve a few favorite snacks, make sure everyone is warm and cozy, and watch these movies together in your home. I’m sure everyone, old and young, will love to spend more time with each other for more holidays to come.
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