November 25th, 2011
09:33 AM ET
Turkey Day is officially over for most Americans, but the holiday has only just begun in my household.
I have another Cajun-injected, deep-fried turkey waiting to be carved, a slew of great football waiting to be watched, and my favorite Thanksgiving movies to extend the celebration.
Of course, we still have some weeks left before really having to confront the annual post-holiday season depression. But to keep the spirit of excess and thankfulness from fading, take comfort on Black Friday with this week’s list. It’s dedicated to movies related to carving the turkey.
So if you’re ready to heat up some leftovers and take a shopping break, check out any of the following Thanksgiving films. What are your favorites that you'd suggest watching this holiday weekend?
1. "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" (1987): “Those aren’t pillows!” – Neal Page
2. "Avalon" (1990): “You cut the turkey without me?!?!” – Gabriel Krichinsky
3. "Home for the Holidays" (1995): “Well, that was absurd, let's eat dead bird!” – Leo Fish
4. "Rocky" (1976): “WHAT DO I OWE YOU, PAULIE? WHAT DO I OWE YOU? I treat you good! I cook for you! I cleaned for you! I pick up your dirty clothes! I take care of ya, Paulie! I don't owe you nothin'! And you made me feel like a loser! I'M NOT A LOSER!” – Adrian’s Thanksgiving rant
5. "Dutch" (1991): “You might be the toughest little whacker at the junior high, but in my world, you're about as worrisome as a cloudy day.” – Dutch Dooley (John Hughes' second best holiday road trip film, the first of which is topping this week’s list).
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