List of films set around Thanksgiving

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  • Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (1998) - A family is terrorized by extraterrestrial creatures while celebrating Thanksgiving.
  • Blood Rage (1983) - A psychopath goes on a homicidal rampage after the twin brother he framed for murder years earlier escapes on Thanksgiving.
  • Boogeyman (2005) - Around Thanksgiving, a man is stalked by the entity that haunted his childhood.
  • Home Sweet Home (1981) - An escaped mental patient embarks on a killing spree over Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Intensity (1997) - A young woman encounters a serial killer while visiting a friend's family for Thanksgiving, then follows him to try and rescue a teenager he's abducted.
  • Kristy (2014) - A college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts.
  • Thanksgiving (2006; short film) - Two couples are taken captive and tortured by a sadist during Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Thanksgiving (2006) Directed by Bobby Ray Akers Jr. - Spectre, a college film student, takes his film crew to a deserted campground to finish his thesis film over Thanksgiving break.
  • Thanksgiving (2007; short film) - An insane, turkey-obsessed pilgrim commits a series of random murders on Thanksgiving. Directed by Eli Roth.
  • ThanksKilling (2009) - A group of students are hunted by a demonic turkey during Thanksgiving break.
  • ThanksKilling 3 (2012)



  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon, a 1953 musical film, features a scene in which the boy Wesley (Billy Gray) tries to save his pet turkey by stealing another turkey for his family's Thanksgiving dinner.
  • The Last Waltz, a 1978 documentary film directed by Martin Scorsese about The Band's farewell concert, which took place on Thanksgiving Day in 1976
  • Miracle on 34th Street, a 1947 comedy-fantasy spanning from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Remade for television in 1973 and theatrically in 1994.

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