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wordtoyamotha
11-19-04, 03:06 PM
Any recommendations for a feature length dvd to show the family on Thanksgiving? Doesn't necessarily have to appeal to young kids.

Crocker Jarmen
11-19-04, 03:15 PM
Clearly, Planes Trains and Automobiles.

ShagMan
11-19-04, 03:15 PM
Shrek (2)?

buckee1
11-19-04, 03:22 PM
Definately <b>Planes, Trains and Automobiles</b>! Easily one of the funniest holiday films around!

You might also want to try <b>Home For the Holidays</b> W/Holly Hunter(1995) equally very, very funny!

Artman
11-19-04, 03:25 PM
Mostly recent films...wasn't sure if you wanted holiday-themed or not.

Pirates of the Carribean
Count of Monte Cristo
Spider-man (too bad 2 comes out the following wk)
X-Men, X2
Mask of Zorro
LOTR's (long though)
Master and Commander (might bore some though, depending who you ask)
Catch me if you can
Frequency

'R' but not very offensive:

Last Samarai
Open Range (see Master and Commander)

Drexl
11-19-04, 03:29 PM
Re: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles:

You might not want your effing kids to effing hear the effing dialogue in the effing scene where effing Steve Martin goes on an effing tirade at the effing airport. :)

SFranke
11-19-04, 03:35 PM
Originally posted by Drexl
You might not want your effing kids to effing hear the effing dialogue in the effing scene where effing Steve Martin goes on an effing tirade at the effing airport. :)

Oh boy...

prp2
11-19-04, 03:40 PM
Oh boy what?

buckee1
11-19-04, 03:53 PM
"Those aren't pillows!!""

Big Worms
11-19-04, 04:19 PM
Originally posted by crazypetedotcom
Oh boy what?

Have you seen the movie?

Green Jello
11-19-04, 04:22 PM
A Christmas Story works well. If goes from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

Tarantino
11-19-04, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by Green Jello
A Christmas Story works well. If goes from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

That's what I'd say. The best holiday movie out.

Or Christmas Vacation.

Maybe Elf?

The Charlie Brown holiday movies?

Crazee4DVDs
11-19-04, 05:07 PM
The original, Miracle On 34th Street is a wonderful kick-off to the holiday season and it does start on Thanksgiving Day.

Gattman
11-19-04, 05:11 PM
Pieces Of April

kornboy
11-19-04, 06:47 PM
Id say Santa Clause 2, YA! lol, I think Tim Allen is a riot in that movie, especially when they make the clone santa, good stuff..

RobCA
11-19-04, 06:58 PM
The House of Yes :D

SFranke
11-19-04, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by crazypetedotcom
Oh boy what?

You're fucked.

Copenhagen
11-19-04, 07:18 PM
Originally posted by Gattman
Pieces Of April :up:

Easy
11-19-04, 08:03 PM
I like The Homecoming (pilot for The Waltons). Very well done holiday movie with a great cast. Really a Christmas story but I like to watch it Thanksgiving to kick off the season.

Iron_Giant
11-19-04, 08:18 PM
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Jingle all the Way

LasVegasMichael
11-19-04, 08:38 PM
As everyone else has said, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is, quite possibly, the best Thanksgiving movie of all time.

It can be had for $8.99 at Costco last time I checked.

CTGuyInTX
11-19-04, 09:23 PM
Barry Levinson's "Avalon"

nightmaster
11-19-04, 09:28 PM
Thanksgiving means It's A Wonderful Life and Planes, Trains And Automobiles.

lwhy?
11-19-04, 09:34 PM
To Kill a Mockingbird

Chad
11-19-04, 09:35 PM
It's obviously not feature length, but on the Garfield Holiday Celebrations DVD, there's "Garfield's Thanksgiving"...and you're covered for Christmas and next Halloween as well. ;)

jfoobar
11-19-04, 10:19 PM
I'm gonna go out on a limb and suggest Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

"Train don't run outta Wichita...lessen you're a hog or a cattle."

SFranke
11-19-04, 10:26 PM
I recall that NBC ran Home Alone annually for a few Thanksgivings. Didn't they run Jurassic Park on the same night, or am I thinking of another holiday?

Walter Neff
11-21-04, 06:54 PM
How about the original "Die Hard?" Only a couple bad words in it, and a little bit of violence. And may appeal more to the men than the women. But it's, uh, holiday-themed!

Oh, never mind...

Mike Lowrey
11-21-04, 07:20 PM
How about Blade II?

MoviePage
11-21-04, 08:38 PM
It may be a bit difficult to find, but Criterion Collection: Salo is fun for the whole family, and perfect for watching while eating pumpkin pie and other holiday treats!

Ginwen
11-21-04, 11:49 PM
When I was a kid, they always showed My Fair Lady and Doctor Doolittle on TV on Thanksgiving (no idea why, but they did), so I'll probably watch My Fair Lady (since I don't have Doctor Doolittle).

Kuma-kun
11-22-04, 01:26 AM
Originally posted by RobCA
The House of Yes :D
:eek: :lol: Wow, what a way to start the holidays! I caught it on tv once and went away scarred.

WingKongExpress
11-22-04, 06:59 AM
Originally posted by Kuma-kun
:eek: :lol: Wow, what a way to start the holidays! I caught it on tv once and went away scarred.
The House of Yes is my favorite comedy but anyone who thinks that is family viewing is in desparate need of therapy. Incest and murder - fun for the whole family.

Snowmaker
11-22-04, 07:00 AM
Originally posted by Green Jello
A Christmas Story works well. If goes from Thanksgiving to Christmas. It will be on TBS that evening I'm sure, just like every year.

ianholm
11-22-04, 08:47 AM
Another vote for <i>Pieces of April</i>


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