Best Thanksgiving Movies for Kids

For kids, Thanksgiving is all about having delicious food with family, playing games, enjoying the festive holiday season, and watching movies. Because watching a perfect thanksgiving movie is fun for both, adults and kids. At the same time, it gives the message of being grateful for everything we have.

We know deciding on a perfect movie for kids is time-taking. So, today we are proving you with a list of the Best Thanksgiving Movies for Kids, that your kids can watch this Thanksgiving season.

S. No Movie Name Release Year Age Rating
1. Toy Story 1995 G
2. Home for the Holidays 1995 R
3.  Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2009 PG
4. The Blind Side 2009 PG-13
5. Garfield’s Thanksgiving 1989 G
6. Addams Family Values 1993 PG-13
7. The Thanksgiving Treasure 1973
8. Dutch 1991 PG-13
9.  Mouse on the Mayflower 1968 TV-G
10. Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow 2015 PG

Let us discuss the Best Thanksgiving Movies for Kids one by one.

Toy Story

Woody, a cowboy doll belonging to a young boy whose name is Andy, sees his position as Andy’s favorite toy jeopardized when his parents buy him a Buzz Lightyear action figure. The Buzz thinks he is a spaceman on a mission to return to his home planet. When Andy’s family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz must escape the clutches of maladjusted neighbor Sid Phillips and reunite with their boy.

Director John Lasseter
IMDB Rating 8.3/10
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Release Year 1995
Distributor Buena Vista Pictures

Home for the Holidays

After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be former boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family.

Director Jodie Foster
IMDB Rating 6.5/10
Genre Romance, Comedy, Drama
Release Year 1995
Distributor Paramount Pictures

 Paul Blart: Mall Cop

A shopping mall is taken by a gang of crooks, it is up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.

Director Steve Carr
IMDB Rating 5.2/10
Genre Comedy, Action, Crime
Release Year 2009
Distributor Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

The Blind Side

It is an untold story of Michael Oher, a homeless and disturbed boy. He became an American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring family.

Director John Lee Hancock
IMDB Rating 7.6/10
Genre Biography, Drama, Sports
Release Year 2009
Distributor Warner Home Video

Garfield’s Thanksgiving

Jon falls for Garfield’s veterinarian–who puts Garfield on a diet–and invites her to Thanksgiving dinner.

Director Phil Roman, Gerard Baldwin, Bob Nesler
IMDB Rating 7.7/10
Genre Animation, Comedy
Release Year 1989
Distributor CBS

Addams Family Values

The members of the family are up to more macabre antics in this sequel. Gomez Addams and his wife, Morticia are celebrating the arrival of a baby boy. But siblings Wednesday and Pugsley are none too happy about the new addition and try their best to eliminate the infant. When nanny Debbie Jelinsky appears to keep the kids in line her presence leads to an unexpected twist.

Director Barry Sonnenfeld
IMDB Rating 6.8/10
Genre Drama, Fantasy
Release Year 1993
Distributor Paramount Pictures

The Thanksgiving Treasure

Addie tries to invite her father’s enemy over for Thanksgiving dinner. Addie is in the hopes of ending their feud.

Director Paul Bogart
IMDB Rating 7.8/10
Genre Drama,
Release Year 1973
Distributor CBS


New Jersey drug dealer who makes moves on the street while facing a high-profile court case.

Director Peter Faiman
IMDB Rating 6.5/10
Genre Comedy, Drama
Release Year 1991
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox

 Mouse on the Mayflower

The Mayflower journey is seen through the experiences of a church mouse.

The Emmerson family heads to the quaint town of Turkey Hollow to visit Aunt Cly. Tim and Annie quickly grow bored without the Internet, and soon try to track the Howling Hoodoo, an elusive monster the locals dismiss as a legend.

Director Kirk R. Thatcher
IMDB Rating 5.5/10
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family
Release Year 2015
Distributor Lifetime Television

Hope your kids will have lots of fun while watching these Best Thanksgiving Movies for Kids.

Happy Thanksgiving….

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