Thanksgiving Day movies are a perfect way for the family to relax together after a huge Thanksgiving meal, when everyone is too stuffed to do anything else. Most movies on this Thanksgiving movie list are heartwarming family films, and if the family is sitting in front of the TV anyway, a Thanksgiving themed movie would be a nice way to spend the time before the gang is up for leftovers and pumpkin pie.
So here is the first of MovieSister's Top Ten List of movies to watch on Thanksgiving Day and through the whole weekend:
A wonderful nostalgic portrait of a Polish Jewish immigrant family, following their dreams by coming to America, to a place called Avalon. Each member of the family works to make enough money to send for the next sibling. We follow their lives from poverty through prosperity as the Krichinksy family sees the future in the thing called television. Much of the movie centers around Thanksgiving, and though Avalon might not be for everyone, if you enjoy stories about family and The American Dream, be sure to get a copy of Avalon for your DVD collection.
Starring a young Elijah Wood, the movie is beautifully acted by a superb cast including Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Kevin Pollak. Written and directed by Barry Levinson, a fictionalized story of his life, is better known for such movies as Rain Man, Bugsy, and Good-Morning Vietnam.
|VHS: AVALON...AIDAN QUINN-ELIZABETH PERKINS...NEW||US $4.77||18d 10h 2m|
|Mists Of Avalon (2001) - Used - Dvd||US $2.73||13d 3h 46m|