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Thanksgiving Movies on Amazon Prime

Get ready to feast on more than just turkey this Thanksgiving season as we embark on a cinematic journey filled with laughter, heartwarming moments, and a dash of holiday chaos.

Amazon Prime is serving up a cornucopia of Thanksgiving movies that are sure to add extra flavor to your holiday festivities. Whether you're in the mood for heartwarming family dramas, side-splitting comedies, or even a touch of historical insight, Amazon Prime has a cinematic spread that caters to every palate.

Join us as we carve into the cinematic delights available on the streaming platform and discover the perfect Thanksgiving movie to savor this holiday season.

What themes are in Thanksgiving movies?

Thanksgiving movies typically revolve around a few central themes that capture the spirit of the holiday. These include:

  1. Family: Many Thanksgiving films explore complex family dynamics, showcasing both the love and tension that can arise when relatives gather.
  2. Gratitude: As the name of the holiday suggests, many of these movies highlight the importance of being grateful for what we have, even in the face of adversity.
  3. Togetherness: Thanksgiving is often portrayed as a time to come together with loved ones, and this theme is prevalent in many films about the holiday.
  4. Acceptance and Compromise: Considering the varied personalities at family gatherings, many Thanksgiving movies highlight themes of acceptance and compromise.
  5. Love and Relationships: Whether budding romantic relationships or deepening familial bonds, love is a common thread in many Thanksgiving films.
  6. Friendship: In these films, friends often play a crucial role. They sometimes substitute for family, enhancing the sense of unity and camaraderie.
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These themes are what make Thanksgiving movies so relatable and enjoyable, reminding us of our own experiences during this special time of year.

Thanksgiving Movies on Amazon Prime

These movies are all available with your Prime Video subscription.

Grab your popcorn and let the Thanksgiving movie marathon begin!

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Pamela Mitchell, Jacob A. Ware (Actors)

1. Drinksgiving: A comedy that follows a group of friends navigating the chaos and hilarity that ensue during the pre-Thanksgiving celebration known as “Drinksgiving.”

Holiday Hostage
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Maggie Wheeler, Don Stark, Bunny Levine (Actors)

2. Holiday Hostage: A suspenseful thriller where a family gathering takes an unexpected turn when they become hostages during their Thanksgiving dinner, revealing hidden secrets and testing familial bonds.

A Thanksgiving Tale
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Paul Fusco, Lisa Buckley, Bob Fappiano (Actors)

3. A Thanksgiving Tale: A heartwarming family drama that weaves together multiple narratives during Thanksgiving, exploring love, forgiveness, and the power of coming together.

Home for the Holidays
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft (Actors)

4. Home for the Holidays: A comedy-drama centered around a quirky family reunion for Thanksgiving, highlighting the joys and challenges of returning home and reconnecting with loved ones.

Best Thanksgiving Ever
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jay Seals, Eric Roberts, McKinley Freeman (Actors)

5. Best Thanksgiving Ever: A lighthearted comedy where everything that can go wrong during Thanksgiving does, leading to a series of comical events that make it the most memorable holiday ever.

Wolf Tale: Legend of the First Thanksgiving
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tantoo Cardinal (Actor)

6. Wolf Tale: Legend of the First Thanksgiving: An animated adventure that reimagines the first Thanksgiving with a wolf as the unlikely hero, bringing laughter and valuable lessons to the table.

The Very First Thanksgiving
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Therese Plummer (Actor)

7. The Very First Thanksgiving: A historical drama that recreates the original Thanksgiving, depicting the interactions between the Pilgrims and Native Americans and the origins of this celebrated tradition.

Jive Turkey
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Max Allen, Dru Hepkins, Erica L. Taylor (Actors)

8. Jive Turkey: A fun and funky film that puts a unique spin on Thanksgiving, blending humor, music, and a touch of retro flair.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chris Elliott, Amy Sedaris (Actors)

9. Thanksgiving: A classic Thanksgiving movie that captures the essence of the holiday, focusing on family, gratitude, and the joy of sharing a meal together.

Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Anthony Hopkins, Jenny Agutter, Richard Crenna (Actors)

10. {FREE} Mayflower: The Pilgrims’ Adventure: A historical drama chronicling the journey of the Mayflower and the Pilgrims' challenges and triumphs as they establish the foundation for the Thanksgiving celebration.

The Pilgrim's Progress
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • David Thorpe, John Rhys-Davies, Kristyn Getty (Actors)

11. The Pilgrim’s Progress: A cinematic exploration of the Pilgrims' journey to America, their struggles in the New World, and the development of Thanksgiving as a symbol of unity.

American Experience: The Pilgrims
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Roger Rees (Actor)

12. American Experience: The Pilgrims: A documentary providing a comprehensive look at the Pilgrims' story, their impact on American history, and the evolution of Thanksgiving.

The Miracle That Saved America
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Seth Adam Smith (Actor)

13. The Miracle That Saved America: A historical drama portraying a pivotal moment or event that had a profound impact on the course of American history, perhaps centered around Thanksgiving. 

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