20 movies to stream this Thanksgiving. And an obvious plus one.

During a recent Slack conversation, editors and reporters from Inquirer Features rattled off their top picks for cozy movie-watching at home. From rom-coms and holiday classics to rousing animation and sun-drenched wish-granting, these are the 20 movies you’d be streaming over the Thanksgiving long weekend. (Also an additional movie selection because Philly.)

Let’s start with a classic. “Holidays always depress me.” Charlie Brown starts brooding early on in the Christmas special. Then things get really weird and dark, very quickly. But there is a happy ending with friends who double as family. Vince Guaraldi’s Jazz Score is the perfect autumnal soundtrack.

Watch it on Apple TV.

Another classic, this Steve Martin and John Candy star is about people trying to get home in time for Thanksgiving dinner, while overcoming whatever obstacles come along the way. It all ends well at the dinner table, with family and with new friends.

Watch it on Apple TV.

On Thanksgiving Day 1976, Canadian-American rock group The Band played their lavish final concert at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. Martin Scorsese filmed it and the resulting documentary, The last waltzis hailed as one of the best concert films of all time, complete with appearances from Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Neil Young and more.

Watch it on Apple TV.

A story about going on an adventure, meeting new friends and then finding your way back home. What could be a better watch with a side of hot chocolate? Perfect if you want to introduce the wonders of Oz to a new generation of kids.

Watch it on TNT, TBS, HBO Max.

If you drive to visit family, be careful of the shortcuts you take. You could just step into a magical world like Chihiro in the Miyazaki classic, spirited away. If you’re new to the world of Studio Ghibli, this is an excellent place to start.

View on Amazon Prime.

Tune in as a cricket team takes on the British in colonial India to revolt soaring taxes. Perhaps this is the year you sit and learn the rules of cricket. If sport isn’t your thing, watch the Hindi film with its exquisite soundtrack by Oscar winner AR Rahman.

Watch it on Netflix.

Instead of sports, maybe you want to brush up on your English novels? Follow Elizabeth Bennet as she falls in love (and then again) with Mr. Darcy. There are several adaptations (ahem, Colin Firth), but we strongly recommend the 2005 version.

View on Amazon Prime.

Another novel-to-film adaptation that’s an all-time favorite. While some of us argued about whether Jo or Amy was right, we still decided that the modern version of Greta Gerwig is our top pick. Check it out with your siblings and don’t forget the tissues.

Watch it on YouTube.

With the temperatures dropping, who wouldn’t want to escape to sunny Tuscany and soak up the romance? At least vicariously, you can do that with this winning Diane Lane-led film.

View on Paramount Plus.

Take another proxy vacation with Queen Latifah in one of her most adorable roles as Georgia Byrd, a humble New Orleans saleswoman who aspires to be a chef. After a misdiagnosis causes her to reconsider her life, Byrd makes friends and influences people at a luxury Euro mountain hotel, and we’re all the better for it.

View on Amazon Prime.

Five dogs head to Philadelphia to compete in the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show, along with their humans and a litany of trainers and handlers. View the mockumentary with your pets to make them grateful to have you in their lives. (The Inquirer attended this year’s real National Dog Show, hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia and held annually the weekend before Thanksgiving. Read our story and view our photos at inquirer.com/dogshow.)

watch best on show on showtime.

» READ MORE: Five things to know about going to the National Dog Show (yes, you can boop the floofs)

What would a Christmas feast be without a rom-com? With this one, you can survive the struggles of navigating the season as a single but then settle in well to live happily ever after.

Watch it on Netflix.

We’ll throw in another rom-com for good measure. Watch ex-boyfriends Ali Wong and Randall Park reunite for a messy but sweet relationship. Very real and very comfortable, for those who like their rom-coms with a pinch of practicality.

Watch it on Netflix.

So you can be thankful that you’re no longer at that job you hated or that your boss isn’t Miranda Priestly.

Check it out on Peacock.

It’s Thanksgiving, so this list has to have something about food on it. Join apprentice witch Kiki as she works in a bakery, hopping on a broomstick to deliver cats and other goods, and finding herself along the way. Another classic from Studio Ghibli.

Watch it on YouTube.

The film is an adaptation of the 1967 folk song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre” by Arlo Guthrie, who also stars in the film. A series of post-Thanksgiving garbage disposal events form the core of the film. Make sure you clean up before you sit down for it.

View on Amazon Prime.

Your family may be crazy, but they’re definitely not completely crazy. Gather them around a small screen and get ready for a values ​​education from the Addams and brace yourself for some macabre laughs.

Watch it on Netflix.

Single during the holiday season? Don’t worry, the patroness of singleness, Bridget Jones, never disappoints. You’ll be thankful you at least don’t eat blue soup.

View on Amazon Prime.

The perfect Friendsgiving watch. Best enjoyed with friends who are more than family. Don’t miss a very young Adam Driver who tries to date Frances but fails.

Watch it on YouTube.

It’s never too early to start your Christmas list, and what better day to get off to a promising start? Join Pee-wee, Little Richard, Magic Johnson and the Playhouse as they prepare to party and receive gifts from Santa. Watch Grace Jones emerge from a box to be delivered to the White House. Suitable for viewers aged 2-102.

View on iTunes.

Who are we kidding? All Rocky movies are meant to be watched year-round, so Thanksgiving should be no exception.

Start with the 1976 OG, then climb up from here.

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