1.) Rocky: You knew this was going to be on this list! For my money this is one of the greatest films ever and it just happens to involve Thanksgiving! Rocky and Adrian have their first date... "Yeah, to you it's Thanksgiving; to me it's Thursday." Classic! Great film and it will make you feel good!
2.) Rocky 2: Part two of the Rocky saga takes place about a year later and Creed has challenged him to another fight... This time on Thanksgiving, Adrian and Rocky's anniversary! Rocky win's after spending most of his training at Adrian's bedside... Adrian finally wakes up she say's one on my favorite lines of all time in a movie.
Adrian: There's one thing I want you to do for me.
Rocky Balboa: What's that?
This is an incredibly moving scene and almost always makes my eyes glassy! And he does win and guess what? I think we are all thankful when Rocky exclaims... YO ADRIAN! I DID IT!!!
3.) Dutch : This is an under appreciated film that is great for the Thanksgiving season! This film is another moving film written by the late great John Hughes! I love this film because it's truly about being thankful for the things you have! And it really drives home the fact that you don't need to have anything more than to be the w/ the people you love to be thankful! It's funny, dramatic and emotional, all of which John Hughes was a master of creating. If you don't know this film it's very special!
4.) Planes, Trains and Automobiles : Another incredible John Hughes film that tugs at the heart strings! It's very similar to Dutch in tone and really focuses on the feeling of being home w/ the people you love! I can't say enough about this film so I will just tell you to watch it! I have to share one of the funniest scenes in the film. It might be offensive to some, but it's all in Steve Martins delivery! Reading it probably doesn't do it justice, but for those of you who have seen it enjoy remembering!
Car Rental Agent: [cheerfully] Welcome to Marathon, may I help you?
Car Rental Agent: How may I help you?
Neal: You can start by wiping that fucking dumb-ass smile off your rosey, fucking, cheeks! And you can give me a fucking automobile: a fucking Datsun, a fucking Toyota, a fucking Mustang, a fucking Buick! Four fucking wheels and a seat!
Car Rental Agent: I really don't care for the way you're speaking to me.
Neal: And I really don't care for the way your company left me in the middle of fucking nowhere with fucking keys to a fucking car that isn't fucking there. And I really didn't care to fucking walk, down a fucking highway, and across a fucking runway to get back here to have you smile in my fucking face. I want a fucking car RIGHT FUCKING NOW!
Car Rental Agent: May I see your rental agreement?
Neal: I threw it away.
Car Rental Agent: Oh boy.
Neal: Oh boy, what?
Car Rental Agent: You're fucked!
I think I am going to leave it at that! I hope you enjoy the Holiday and that you take stock in how lucky you are! Take care and be safe! Hug the people you love because you never know when they will be gone.