No way you'll be able to leave your grandmother's house today? No worries, we have you (and your relatives) covered with some Thanksgiving-themed streaming choices from Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.
The House of Yes (1997)
You thought your family was dysunctional? Let Parker Posey convince you otherwise. Marty Pascal (Josh Hamilton) is coming home for Thanksgiving and bringing his new, secret fiancee, Lesly (Tori Spelling), along with him to surprise the family. Little do they know how much this will upset Marty's mentally unstable sister, Jackie (Posey). Guns, incest, and turkey - now gather 'round the TV everyone.
A family holiday might just be incomplete without a John Hughes film, especially when it's Dutch. After his girlfriend's ex-husband has to cancel Thanksgiving plans with their son, Doyle, Dutch Cooley (Ed O'Neil) decides to bring Doyle home from boarding school himself, igniting a crazy road trip and the most unlikey of friendships.
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Amazon Instant Video
If there aren't enough of these sitting around the table, more grumpy old men - Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau - will entertain you for sure. John (Lemmon) and Max (Matthau) play ex-best friends from childhood who have a petty, fifty-year-old vendetta, until Ariel (Ann-Margaret) moves to town, who really gives them something to fight over.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)
Amazon Instant Video
Just one more John Hughes movie, promise - only because nothing brings the family together like Steve Martin and John Candy. Uptight and overworked Neal (Martin) is trying to make it home in time for Thanksgiving when he gets stuck with Del (Candy), his polar opposite, for the whole way home.
Best. Thanksgiving. Movie. Ever. Especially if there are plenty of kids in your extended family. The ultimate female protagonist, Pocahontas proudly defended and stood by her tribe, even after her love, Captain John Smith, was shot and had to return home to England - you go girl.
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