It isn’t Thanksgiving if you’re not falling asleep in front of the television surrounded by your family. Netflix has some of the essential Thanksgiving classics streaming right now for you to unbuckle your pants and pass out to.
THEY’RE THE BEST OF FRIENDS… AND THEY’VE GOT THE SCARS TO PROVE IT.
Ed O’Neil plays Dutch Dooley, an “every man” who meets a girl way out of his league. When her ex-husband ditches their son for Thansgiving, Dutch volunteers to pick him up from a prep school….only to learn that her son’s not the nicest kid. It’s a classic “immovable object vs. unstoppable force” movie where the kid played by Ethan Randall is a total dick. He starts off pouring trash onto a freshly cleaned floor right in front of the janitor. It’s a really fun film that is now a Thanksgiving watch for me 2 years running.
PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES
WHAT HE REALLY WANTED WAS TO SPEND THANKSGIVING WITH HIS FAMILY. WHAT HE GOT WAS THREE DAYS WITH THE TURKEY.
If you don’t watch Planes, Trains & Automobiles every Thanksgiving you’re doing it wrong. A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion. Super funny and full of great characters.
HANG ON TO YOUR NUGGETS
In this irreverent, hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.
ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES
THE FAMILY JUST GOT A LITTLE STRANGER
Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new “black widow” nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to add Fester to her collection of dead husbands.
THE ICE STORM
IT WAS 1973, AND THE CLIMATE WAS CHANGING.
In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her husband’s lies. Their son, Paul, home for the holidays, escapes to the city to pursue an alluring rich girl from his prep school. Young, budding nymphomaniac, Wendy Hood roams the neighborhood, innocently exploring liquor cabinets and lingerie drawers of her friends’ parents, looking for something new. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century.
THE BIRD CAGE
COME AS YOU ARE.
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé’s right-wing moralistic parents.