20 Streaming Netflix Movies for Thanksgiving Family Watching (list)

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Many families enjoy catching up with each other during Thanksgiving and watching Netflix is a great way to do that. It’s also a great way to keep you from visiting other—more tempting—online locations. Netflix has added a lot of new movies to its list over the past year, but there are still a few of the old favorites that everyone loves. Here are 20 of the hottest streaming movies on Netflix for your family Thanksgiving holiday at home.

By the time you’re done reading, it should be time to start the Thanksgiving feast. Kick off the holiday season with some laughs since the oven will be too hot to turn on afterward.

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

In his new weekly comedy show, Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show) explores the larger trends shaping our fragmented world.

Tidying up with Marie Kondo

Hailed by critics and the public alike, the community-driven KonMari Media movement has swept the globe, with people uncluttering and organizing their homes and lives based on the Japanese consultant's 4-step method.

The Standups

The Standups may just be Netflix’s most underrated show. Each episode is hosted by popular comedians and features some of their best and funniest stand-up bits.


This 2010 Walt Disney film follows the story of a princess who is turned into a princess tree. When she is finally returned to her original human form, she is not what you would expect.

The story takes you on a fun adventure of getting the lady seen in an unfavorable light into the ball, and shows you that beauty is more than skin deep.

This is a funny movie that is perfect for the whole family. The music is upbeat and the story is fun.

It is another of the movies on Netflix that has earned a 5-star rating for customer satisfaction.