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5 Best Thanksgiving Movies for iPad Viewing

Looking to relax at home over the Thanksgiving holidays? Need a good movie recommendation? There are indeed plenty of Thanksgiving-themed films, and many of them are really great.

You’ve no doubt already got A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving filled in on your calendar for Thanksgiving viewing after a day of parades and football, but save some time to watch a good holiday film or two.

So take notes, because here is our list of the Top Five Best Thanksgiving Movies for your iPad viewing pleasure

Hannah and Her Sisters

This 1986 Woody Allen offering is a more complicated, intense option. The film documents several Thanksgiving celebrations of three unsettled sisters and their families. New York serves as the backdrop to the script, which won Allen an Oscar. If you don’t mind ups and downs and especially Woody Allen, this may be the Thanksgiving Day movie for you.

Home for the Holidays

Jodie Foster directs this laugh-out-loud Thanksgiving Day ode to familial dysfunction. Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr. and Anne Bancroft helm the ensemble cast. We’re not going to spoil this overlooked cinematic gem for you except to say that your family will be looking a whole lot better after watching. And isn’t that the greatest gift of all?

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

The reigning champ of Thanksgiving movies, and with good reason. Constantly hilarious, featuring great performances by the two leads whose balance of chemistry and antagonism fills makes every scene great, it turns out to also have a great deal more emotional depth than you expect.

The Ice Storm

Nothing says “Thanksgiving” like key parties and ’70s-era suburban angst, and the American debut of director Ang Lee features both of those things. It also features winning early performances by Christina Ricci, Tobey Maguire, and Elijah Wood.

Pieces of April

What is it about Thanksgiving Day that brings out the crazy? “Pieces of April” stars Katie Holmes (a.k.a. Mrs. Tom Cruise) as a young woman who attempts to reconnect with her family by inviting them to Thanksgiving dinner at her Lower East Side New York apartment. Another film that will likely have you feeling better about your kin.

The 5 best Thanksgiving movies above, out now on DVD, that are worth considering. Here is a detailed guide on how to play DVD movies on iPad with the best 3rd-party DVD to iPad Converters.