What to watch on Netflix this Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving. It is a time to gather with loved ones to reflect, eat and be together. In the midst of all that, you can turn to streaming services like Netflix to find something to watch. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up some of our holiday favorites.

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Addams Family Values

Raúl Juliá, Anjelica Houston, Christina Ricci and Christoper Lloyd in Addams Family Values
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There is no family quite like the Addams family. There is a good chance that many of you are looking forward to seeing a new take on this wacky bunch by watching the series. Wednesday that is coming to Netflix, but we also recommend you go back to one of the original movies that still lasts all these years. Specifically, it is from 1993. Addams Family Values who is still as sharp and funny as ever. there is a delight angelica huston as matriarch Morticia Addams, the late great raúl julia like the patriarch Gomez Adams, and a silent but foolish Christopher Lloyd like Uncle Fester Addams.


However, the real star of the show is one of the youngest members of the family. This Cristina Ricci as Wednesday Adams, who delivers an iconic and hilarious performance. Extremely sarcastic and fed up with all the adult nonsense, this movie reaches a climax when she wreaks havoc at the merry Chippewa Camp where she’s been sent against her wishes. It is there that she gets the part of Pocahontas in a shallow Thanksgiving play. Although she initially refuses to participate, she later pretends to play along before finally wrecking everything. It’s a pinnacle in the series and remains one of the best movies the whole family should come together to watch.


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And once you’re done reviewing the past… embrace the present! The new adaptation arrives today on Netflix. Instead of a clear remake that follows the creepy, weird, and fantastical antics of the Addams Family, this live-action series focuses on the daughter, Wednesday. Now played by the scream queen Jenna Ortega, everyone’s favorite deadpan, pigtailed teen is the center of attention. The show picks up to Wednesday when she attends Nevermore Academy, and she has no problem with her new classmates not liking it. She’s gothier than ever: if she wears color, her skin may melt from her bones. Watching the trailer, the show seems full of murder, monsters, and dark secrets, as well as the usual trials and tribulations of high school: friends, romance, and homework. The show also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones like Morticia, luis guzman like Gomez and freid armisen as Uncle Fester, as well as the OG Wednesday, Christina Ricci. If you love the Addams Family but want more hours of content, Wednesday it is a perfect choice. – emma kieley

she has to have it


We know this also has a series reviewing it, but skewer readsoriginal movie, she has to have it, is one that deserves your time this holiday season. Released in 1986, it has historical significance as it was Lee’s first feature film that would launch her career. A black and white drama, go on Tracy Camila Johns as Nola Darling, an artist living in Brooklyn while in a polyamorous relationship with three partners. There are more than a few aspects of the movie that are bleak in a way that you’re not in complete control of and would probably be a bit much for younger audiences, though the moment you get together for Thanksgiving dinner among all the the characters still cut through all the noise.

The wonder

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the next is The wonder, a more mature film that reflects on faith and storytelling in a way that makes it worth watching as we all sit down to enjoy our own Christmas traditions. stars Florence Pugh as Lib Wright, a 19th century nurse who is called in to observe what some believe to be a miracle: a girl who can survive without food. It’s a messy but riveting experience that’s elevated not only by her performances but also by her impressive score. Although it won’t be for everyone, it’s atmospheric in a way that deserves a spot on your vacation watch list.

wendell and savage

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Back in the world of animation is the vibrant and wonderful stop-motion film that is wendell and savage. A welcome return for the director. henry selick, sees him collaborating with the co-writer jordan peele in a magnificent fusion of their respective narrative sensibilities. Following a young woman whose life is turned upside down by a tragic accident who returns home to find that her town has been plunged into darkness, she will have to face the forces of the underworld and her own grief to try to fix it. things. Premiering for the first time at the Toronto International Film Festival, it is a work that has one of the best closing needle drops of the year that captures the power of a rebellious spirit and a community with a beating emotional heart.

marriage story


On the other side of this is marriage story, a film about two people who grow further and further apart and the pain that this generates. Although he has mostly become known to broader audiences for his many memes of adam driver hitting a wall, he sees it too and Scarlett Johansson giving great performances that are honest and funny. For all the ways he exposes relationship problems, he comes to a cathartic conclusion that captures something unexpectedly profound about family like nothing else.

He got over it!

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Funny nicole byer Dazzle as the reigning queen of blunders in the Netflix series He got over it! This fun baking competition pits hobby bakers against each other and challenges them to recreate cakes, cookies and other sweet treats that are trending on social media. Competition tasks are often outside or well beyond the challengers’ domains of expertise, forcing these contestants to step out of their comfort zones and into the fun world of improv. Byer judges together with a French pastry chef Jacques Torres and several guest judges. Netflix has produced a wide variety of He got over it! spin-offs thanks to the success of the series. If you’re looking to see a bunch of fun fails this Thanksgiving, He got over it! is the cooking competition show for you. -Rebecca Landman

when harry met sally

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You know we had to include when harry met sally on this list since it’s just a classic rom-com that also has some of the best sweaters to get you in the mood for the holidays. Follow billy crystal like harry and meg ryan as Sally, two friends who begin to develop feelings for each other, although they fear that becoming too close could compromise their friendship. Each artist bounces off each other perfectly and there are so many memorable moments that still hit the funny bone. Also, there’s a scene stealing turn at the end. carrie fisher that becomes a highlight every time she’s on screen.

The Mitchells against the machines

The Mitchells against the machines

there’s just something about The Mitchells against the machines that hits a cinematic sweet spot. It’s a sentimental but goofy animated journey about a family who, you guessed it, must battle an army of machines that threaten to take over the world as we know it. It doesn’t help that this crisis arises when the family is on a journey that has already had many bumps along the way, as they are more than a little dysfunctional. However, they soon discover that everything that makes them different will make them humanity’s last hope for survival. The finale in particular is joyous in every way, capping off a lovely journey that can bring your family together along the way.

Is it cake?

Hamburger Pie in 'Is It Pie?'

Netflix continues to build on its legacy as the weirdest baking competition show producer with Is it cake? hosted by comedian mikey day, Is it cake? is a peculiar baking competition show. An incredibly specific sect of pastry chefs who specialize in creating confections that resemble real inanimate objects battle it out with one another to fool various comedic judges into believing that the cakes they’ve baked aren’t actually cakes at all. After the baking portion of the show winds down, various comedic judges, changing from episode to episode, are challenged to identify which items in front of them are cakes. Host Mikey Day then tests the judges’ theories by cutting up their options with a big knife. The bakers competing in this show are incredibly talented, and it’s often really hard to guess which creations are actually cakes. Watch this show with your family this Thanksgiving and see if you too can guess… Is it cake?!?! -Rebecca Landman


Ben Whishaw as Paddington in 'Paddington Bear'

We know everyone has a lot of love for the sequel, but the original paddington It’s just as wonderful to watch with the family. After traveling to London, the young Paddington (ben whishaw) meets a kind family who takes him in and soon finds out that this furry guy can soon change their lives too. Shenanigans abound in this closing out of a crowd-pleasing selection.

money ball

money ball philip seymour hoffman
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How not to be romantic with baseball? Even if you’re not a sports fan, money ball It’s one of those movies that you can’t stop watching once it’s released. Brimming with sizzling dialogue, a great score that emerges at just the right moments, and a heart-breaking background about family, it’s a piece of work that may never go out of style.

The Great British Baking Show

The Great British Baking Show: The Great British Baking
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Known in the UK as The Great British Baking, Netflix is ​​home to The Great British Baking Show Collections 5-10 in the US Most Recently Featured by Comedians noel field Y matt lucas and judged by paul hollywood Y Prue Leith, The Great British Baking Show challenge amateur bakers to enter the famous Bake Off tent and compete week after week in rigorous challenges devised by Hollywood and Leith. While legacy challenges like Bread Week and Baking Week return season after season, each challenger cohort must also face new unknown prompts that test their knowledge and skills. Watching these home bakers compete for the title of Star Baker week after week is both stressful and heartwarming. The show regularly features the loveliest competitors and is a Thanksgiving extravaganza the whole family can enjoy. -Rebecca Landman

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