Thanksgiving Movies For The Family

November 21st, 2017Thanksgiving Movies For The Family

Ah, Thanksgiving, a time for turkey (or, tofurkey, of course), togetherness and hardcore family time. Sitting around the dinner table with your loved ones is one way to connect, but there is nothing like a good movie to bring people together and here are Movie Pilot's top picks to see in theaters this holiday season.

Thor: Ragnarok

There is nothing like a full-blown Marvel romp to get everyone in high spirits, and early reviews suggest that Thor: Ragnarok is more fun than its titular character can shake a hammer at.

Vividly injected with Taika Waititi's infectious sense of humor and catapulting viewers on a truly transcendent journey through space in full IMAX glory, this is a movie that all the family is sure to enjoy.

Daddy's Home 2

Sure it might be Thanksgiving, but if you're part of more of fun, Christmas crazy family clan then Daddy's Home 2 might deliver the festive laughs for you this fall.

The comedy romp follows a father and stepfather who form an unlikely unit in a doomed attempt to ensure their kids have the best Christmas humanly possible. Throwing a new set of dads into the mix by introducing the stepdads' dads, Daddy's Home 2 promises more slapstick chaos than the original and some serious star power in the form of Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson and John Lithgow.

Justice League

Not letting Marvel's Thor offering steal all of the thunder this Thanksgiving, DC has pulled out the big guns and thrown together an ensemble movie with a more expansive portfolio of superheroes than we've ever seen on the big screen before.

The hype behind this movie that draws the likes of Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, The Flash and Aquaman together is enormous and the 17th of November is the date to see if Justice League has the strength to live up to it.


Following a fifth grade kid who has facial differences entering a mainstream middle school for the first time, Wonder is a truly uplifting Thanksgiving movie that has huge potential to warm the hearts of the whole family.

With a masterful performance from the supremely talented Jacob Tremblay (Room) as the spirited August Pullman, this Stephen Chbosky directed movie explores themes of compassion and acceptance in a deeply moving way.

The Star

If a movie has the mighty Oprah's blessings, it's probably got something going for it, and this is a gift that The Star proudly boasts.

This animated feature, offering comedy aimed at both younger children and adults alike, The Star tells the untold story of the animals we are all so familiar with from nativity scenes.

The Man Who Invented Christmas

We are all familiar with the heartwarming tale of A Christmas Carol featuring Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey to welcome the spirit of love and compassion into his frosty old heart, but The Man Who Invested Christmas delivers it with a twist.

Telling the tale as a Dickens biography, The Man Who Invented Christmas traces the wild imagination and influences that inspired Charles Dickens to tell the enduring Christmas story.


Produced by Pixar and released by Disney — both studios who know how to bring the warm fuzzies in a big way on Thanksgiving — Coco promises to be a visually stunning piece of magical storytelling for the holiday season.

Following a young boy named Miguel who is drawn by his passion for a musician named Ernesto de la Cruz to fight his family's generations-long ban on all things musical, Coco takes us on a deep dive into the land of the dead and shows the value of pursuing what you love.