Thanksgiving movies with Ian

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Some Thanksgiving movies are “Tower Heist,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” “Thankskilling” and “Free Birds.”

Ian Mallory and Adam Zerman

If you’re looking for a fun movie to watch with family and friends leading up to Thanksgiving, check out these favorites:

“Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” (Comedy): When main character Neal Page is rushing to get home to his family for Thanksgiving, his flight ends up being rerouted because of a snowstorm. The plane lands in a city in Kansas and suddenly Page’s sanity begins to dwindle. To make matters worse, Page, a control freak focused on getting home, is forced to stay with a very talkative guy named Del Griffith. The two of them are forced to find a way to work together to get home for Thanksgiving.

“Thankskilling” (Horror): This film series is about a vicious turkey that finds college kids and stops at nothing to kill them over Thanksgiving break. The only way to get rid of the turkey is to burn it at the stake while saying a demonic prayer backwards. This 70-minute film is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

“Tower Heist” (Comedy): Lead character Josh Kovacs is the building manager of a very luxurious apartment building in NYC when a famous resident, who is a Wall Street enthusiast and investor, is arrested for the theft of $2 billion. This man was supposed to be investing for clients, including Kovacs and all the employees of the building. Kovacs must find a way to steal the money — but how? Hint: He uses the Thanksgiving Day Parade to help!

“Jack and Jill” (Comedy): Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler) is an ad executive who hates Thanksgiving and all holidays because it means his twin sister Jill (who’s also played by Adam Sandler) is coming to town. This year, Jack decides he wants to try and fix his relationship with his sister and he invites her to stay through Hanukkah. That is, until actor Al Pacino, who is starring in one of Jack’s commercials, takes a liking to Jill.

“Free Birds” (Animated Comedy): The President has pardoned one lucky turkey named Reggie, who gets to live his life cage-free. Within the movie, Reggie, (Owen Wilson) is recruited by Jake (Woody Harrelson) to go on a mission back in time to 1621 where he is given the chance to prevent turkeys from ever making it onto the Thanksgiving menu.

Bonus Film: If you’re looking to get into a more festive, Christmas mode, check out this hauntingly holly jolly animation!

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” (Animation/Fantasy): The film follows lead character Jack Skellington who is Halloweentown’s infamous Pumpkin King. He is bored in Halloweentown and goes on a spontaneous adventure to Christmastown.