24 Really Good Thanksgiving Movies For Kids and Adults

Need good Thanksgiving movies for kids for family Thanksgiving sleepovers, family movie night or things to do with kids on Thanksgiving? Check out our list of animated Thanksgiving movies, turkey movies, classic Thanksgiving flicks and holiday movies for all ages — some old-fashioned holiday films you’ve never heard of!

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Good Thanksgiving Movies for Kids and Don’t-Miss Family Holiday Movies

Need Thanksgiving movies family ideas, fun kids movies for the holiday, or want a Thanksgiving cartoon for kids? Here’s a huge list of Thanksgiving movie animated ideas to Thanksgiving movies for older kids and adults! Whether you’re looking for Disney holiday movies or a fun family comedy, check out these movies for Thanksgiving…

Are there any kids Thanksgiving movies?

Best Thanksgiving Movies To Watch With Kids:

    • An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving
    • Free Birds (aka: the Thanksgiving turkey movie)
    • Thanksgiving With The Carters
    • A Garfield Thanksgiving
    • Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow
    • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
    • Blind Side
    • Dora’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
    • Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration
    • Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving

    Don’t miss the full list of Thanksgiving movies for families, kids Thanksgiving movie description, and movie rating below — something for the whole family to watch! Answers to what do families watch on Thanksgiving and what movies have a Thanksgiving theme!

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    These are our picks for Thanksgiving movies for kids and family! Be sure to check the rating to know which Thanksgiving movies kid friendly for your age groups. They’re the best Thanksgiving movies for kids to watch and enjoy with parents and family on the holiday!

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    PRO TIP: Check your streaming services for free Thanksgiving movies (e.g. Netflix, Disney Plus, Prime, etc.)! Online movie services usually highlight a holiday movie playlist for different holidays!

    An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

    An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving is one of those awesome, wholesome Hallmark Thanksgiving movies. (Who needs Disney Thanksgiving movies when you have Hallmark, right?) It is set in the 1880s and focuses on a mother and her children as you tries to figure out how to feed them and the rich grandmother that tries to help. Will it reconcile the family? You’ll have to watch to find out!

    MOVIE RATING: ALL AUDIENCES

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

     

    Free Birds

    Free Birds is one of those funny Thanksgiving movies animated cartoons that kids will love. Two turkeys who don’t really like each other work together to try to get people to stop eating turkeys for Thanksgiving.

    Funny for Thanksgiving cartoons movies!

    (If you’re looking for turkey cartoon movies or animated turkey movies, add this!)

    MOVIE RATING: PG

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

     

    Thanksgiving With The Carters

    The Carters get together each year for Thanksgiving to share surprises with each other, but it doesn’t always go as planned (as family Thanksgiving often don’t!).

    If you need a break from Thanksgiving movies cartoons and want something for the older kids, try this!

    MOVIE RATING: 13+

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

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    Thanksgiving With The Carters 2: Second Helping

    The second film in the Thanksgiving With The Carters series follows the Carters to a cabin in the woods. However, Thanksgiving gets ruined and the family works to save it. AGAIN.

    MOVIE RATING: 16+

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

    Garfield’s Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving might be ruined ruined when Jon suddenly decides to put Garfield on a diet on Thanksgiving, of all days!

    Great family movie for Thanksgiving if you have a mix of ages and one of those short, funny Thanksgiving animation movies.

    MOVIE RATING: 7+

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

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    Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow

    The kids are surprised when there’s no technology when they end up on their Aunt’s farm in Turkey Hollow. Out of boredom, they decide to follow a legend of a monster for the area.

    One of the silliest and funniest Thanksgiving movies, good for a Thanksgiving movie cartoon for kids of all ages.

    MOVIE RATING: PG

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

     

    Home For Harvest

    Home For Harvest is a heartwarming (and cheesy) fall move about a journalist that gets sent home to do a story during the Fall Harvest Festival and ends up deciding between the big city and moving back to her small town.

    One of those sweet family Thanksgiving movies that young to old will enjoy as a family movie Thanksgiving watch.

    MOVIE RATING: NR (NOT RATED)

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

     

    A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

    A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is animated movie with the Peanuts gang (and our favorite Thanksgiving dinner — Jelly beans, popcorn, toast, and more!). You must watch this as one of your classic Thanksgiving movies, so add this to your thanksgiving movie for kids!

    Great for Thanksgiving movies for preschoolers, too, especially if you’re looking for Thanksgiving movies rated G.

    One of the best Thanksgiving animation movie choices!

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    MOVIE RATING: ALL

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

     

    Blind Side

    The Blind Side isn’t about Thanksgiving, but it is about football — which has a large part in Thanksgiving for many people. You will get all the feels watching a family adopt a local teen who becomes a major football star.

    If you’re a football family, definitely add this to your best movies to watch on Thanksgiving.

    (It does have Thanksgiving in movies!)

    MOVIE RATING: PG-13

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

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    Dora’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Dora and Boots have to save Thanksgiving after part of Dora’s boat float for the parade floats away!

    Great family Thanksgiving movie for all ages.

    MOVIE RATING: ALL

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

    Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration

    Alvin and the rest of the Chipmunks celebrate Thanksgiving with a play and other Thanksgiving fun.

    Another funny best Thanksgiving movies for families if you have younger kids and older kids.

    MOVIE RATING: NR

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

    The Thanksgiving Treasure

    The Thanksgiving Treasure follows the Mills family in 1940s during their everyday lives, including Thanksgiving.

    Sweet for best family Thanksgiving movies.

    MOVIE RATING: NR

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

    Family Thanksgiving

    Family Thanksgiving is about a woman who puts work above all else. When magic transports the woman into a new life, she gets to see all the things she’s been missing.

    MOVIE RATING: NR

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

    The Thanksgiving Promise

    The Thanksgiving Promise is an older, made-for-TV movie about a boy and a goose who is supposed to become part of Thanksgiving dinner. The boy appeals to his dad and the community and tries to save the goose from being part of Thanksgiving.

    MOVIE RATING: NR

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    A Walton Family Thanksgiving Reunion

    It doesn’t get more wholesome than the country, farm-living Walton family! A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion rejoins the family members as they gather again for a Thanksgiving celebration.

    One of the great Thanksgiving movies for everyone (and if you want Thanksgiving movie classics ideas).

    One of my favorite movies to watch Thanksgiving!

    MOVIE RATING: NR

    WATCH THE SPECIAL EPISODE HERE

    Arthur Thanksgiving

    Arthur’s family prepares for a fun Thanksgiving, until Pal disappears and plans have to be put on hold to find Pal.

    Another good Thanksgiving movie for preschoolers / Thanksgiving movie for kindergarten idea or alternatives to Thanksgiving day TV!

    MOVIE RATING: NR

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

    A Looney Tunes Thanksgiving

    A Looney Tunes Thanksgiving follows Bugs and Daffy in different Thanksgiving situations.

    Funny Thanksgiving animated film shorts!

    MOVIE RATING: NR

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

    Home For The Holidays

    If you’re looking for Thanksgiving comedy movies for teens and adults, Home For The Holidays is a funny Thanksgiving movie about a dysfunctional family that tries to survive the holiday together.

    Funny Thanksgiving themed movies for older kids and adults.

    MOVIE RATING: PG-13

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

    The Thanksgiving Movie

    The Thanksgiving Movie is a (SURPRISE!) Thanksgiving movie where a grumpy pirate parrot tries to ruin Thanksgiving fun for everyone else.

    MOVIE RATING: NR

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

    Turkey Day

    Turkey Day is a Thanksgiving animated movie where Turk the Turkey gets hypnotized and they have to cancel Thanksgiving celebrations.

    Fun for Thanksgiving movies for kindergarten / Thanksgiving shows for kindergarten and up (or if you want a turkey day cartoon or day after Thanksgiving cartoon).

    MOVIE RATING: NR

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

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    Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving

    Winnie the Pooh Seasons of Giving isn’t just a Thanksgiving cartoon.

    Instead, this film covers a variety of different holidays, including Thanksgiving, with everyone’s favorite Winnie the Pooh characters.

    One of the best Thanksgiving cartoons / holiday animated movies for young kids!

    MOVIE RATING: NR

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

    Pete the Cat Room at the Table & Founders Day

    Pete the Cat Room at the Table & Founders Day are actually an episode (#5) in the Pete the Cat series. The family must decide whether they want to invite strangers over to Thanksgiving dinner.

    Fun for G rated thanksgiving movies!

    MOVIE RATING: ALL

    WATCH THE EPISODE HERE

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    You can’t have Thanksgiving without this 1987 John Hughes classic about two strangers who are at odds, but soon become united when they find themselves stranded together due to flights and trains being canceled on Thanksgiving Day.

    If you’re looking for Thanksgiving movies comedy dark humor, this is it!

    **Rated R and best for older teens and adults

    MOVIE RATING: R

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

    National Lampoon’s Holiday Reunion (Thanksgiving Family Reunion)

    Holiday Reunion follows a family who visits some unconventional relatives for holiday dinner. Another movie if you’re looking for funny Thanksgiving comedy movies for tweens/teens and adults.

    Good thanksgiving movie for a laugh!

    MOVIE RATING: PG-13

    WATCH THE MOVIE HERE

    What’s your vote for best Thanksgiving movie? Do you have favorite Thanksgiving films, educational Thanksgiving movies, Thanksgiving kid shows, or holiday cartoons you love? Let us know and we’ll add it to our ultimate list of family Thanksgiving movies!

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    Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Harvest! We hope you have fun with these family movies to watch on Thanksgiving!

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