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11 Thanksgiving Movies You Can Watch Right Now 

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Thanksgiving is an opportunity to feast on some prime holiday films, ranging from family dramas to black comedies to horror and suspense flicks. We've gathered our favorite turkey-day movies that are available to stream on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, so that you have options this week when you escape the dinner table.

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Addams Family Values

Addam's Family Values is technically not a Thanksgiving movie, but it inexplicably features a Thanksgiving pageant put on during a summer camp. Wednesday and Pugsley Addams, made miserable by a pair of perky counselors and one seriously brown-nosing mean girl, get their revenge by hijacking the play and enlightening the parents in the audience with a dark and more realistic explanation of the holiday. (Netflix)

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The Ice Storm

Christina Ricci probably told her agent, "Put me in Thanksgiving movies," because she's in this one as well, this time as a precocious and listless teenager. Directed by Ang Lee, this critically-acclaimed film examines the ennui of 1970's suburbia via the unravelling of two Connecticut families over the Thanksgiving holiday. The cast includes a seductive Sigourney Waver, the always amazing Joan Allen and an understated Kevin Kline. (Netflix)

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ThanksKilling

ThanksKilling is terrible. The holiday-themed horror comedy features a shit-talking, murderous turkey puppet, topless pilgrims, film school-quality acting and every tired horror trope imaginable. And it's definitely not going to be rewarded for its positive portrayal of women. But the film's complete lack of quality also makes for an addictive, can't-look-away viewing experience. It also helps that the surly, killer turkey is not one to shy away from corny Thanksgiving puns like "You got stuffed!" (Hulu Plus)

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ThanksKilling 3

Yes, they made a sequel, thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. The second installment of the holiday slasher franchise is an even more terrible and raunchier film that involves puppets, what's described as a bisexual space worm, and, of course, our favorite crass, murderous turkey, who this time is on the hunt for the last copy of ThanksKilling 2, which is a film that actually doesn't exist. (Hulu Plus)

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House of Yes

This extremely dark comedy focuses on the Pascal family's Thanksgiving night during a hurricane. Parker Posey is outstanding as the obsessive Jackie-O. And Tori Spelling of all people surprisingly hold her own. Apparently Donna Martin graduates acting class. (Netflix)

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Pieces of April

April, played by Katie Holmes, invites her estranged family to Thanksgiving in her tiny walk-up apartment.(Amazon)

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles

This comedy starring Steve Martin and the late John Candy follows their misadventures trying to get Martin's character home for Thanksgiving day. (Netflix)

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Scent of a Woman

This film, starring Oscar-winner Al Pacino, is home to one of the most awkward Thanksgiving dinner scenes in movie history. (Amazon)

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Tadpole

Sigourney Weaver is the older woman in this romantic comedy that takes place over a 15-year-old boy's Thanksgiving break. (Netflix)

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Home Sweet Home

The Hulk himself, Lou Ferrigno, stars in this 1981 slasher where all the killing (almost!) takes place on Thanksgiving. (Netflix)

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Unknown

In this action thriller, Liam Neeson regains consciousness on Thanksgiving Day after a four-day coma and must, literally, take back his life. (Amazon)

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Thanksgiving is an opportunity to feast on some prime holiday films, ranging from family dramas to black comedies to horror and suspense flicks. We've gathered our favorite turkey-day movies that are available to stream on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, so that you have options this week when you escape the dinner table.

(Photo via A Marked Man)

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