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Thanksgiving movies: 5 delectable films to watch post-turkey

Save room for our handful of cinematic sides, the most excellent Thanksgiving movies to finish off your feast


Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and while your stomach may be growling with visions of golden-baked fowl, we know you’ll need some couch potato-approved viewing fare, too. Unlike classic Christmas movies, Thanksgiving is most commonly used as a dramatic springboard—often ironically—for domestic dysfunction. We recommend loosening your belt after that Thanksgiving dinner and watching the tension unfold onscreen (better than in the dining room) in these five flicks.

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She’s Gotta Have It
Movies, Comedy

She’s Gotta Have It (1986)

Spike Lee’s essential indie debut boasts a snippy Thanksgiving dinner hosted by the lovely Nola Darling (Tracy Camilla Johns), who invites three suitors to the same Brooklyn table. Lee’s Mars Blackmon steals the night with his Jesse Jackson story and the retort, “What do you know? You’re a Celtics fan.”

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