Happy Thanksgiving! I’m just practicing for all the text messages and DMs I’m planning to send today to friends and family most of which are engaged in holiday celebrations and family dinners. But if you’re like me, and Turkey Day gets overwhelming; grab the remote, your favorite snacks, a soft pillow and comfy blanket and join me on the couch for some good streaming this weekend.
Certainly, there’s the Soul Food classic and She’s Gotta Have it, Thanksgiving scene to watch (you could also throw on Who’s Cooking?, which is 20+ years old, if cross cultural feasting is your thing). BLAC curated a short list of our favorite Thanksgiving-inspired movies, ensuring there’s enough entertainment to keep you glued to the remote.
1. Four Brothers on Pluto TV
When their adoptive mother is gunned down in a store robbery, four brothers decide to investigate the murder and find the killers themselves, but not all is what it seems.
2. Antwone Fisher on Amazon Prime Video
Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins, with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.
3. Prisoners on Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video
4. Tower Heist on Peacock
5. She’s Gotta Have It on Netflix
Story of a woman and her three lovers. Nola Darling can’t decide what kind of man she wants to date, so she decides to date three at the same time. The first is Greer Childs, a rich, handsome narcissist. Then there’s Jamie Overstreet, a stable, overprotective alpha male. Finally, there’s Mars Blackmon, a timid geek with a heart of gold. Unfortunately, while each suitor has his virtues, Darling just can’t seem to make up her mind.
6. What’s Cooking? on Tubi
Four families in LA of different ethnicities (Latino, Asian/Vietnamese, African and Jewish) gather together for Thanksgiving dinner. You are invited to a tasty Thanksgiving dinner that will all at once transport you to four different worlds and take you home again. On the menu this November are turkey, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie — but also tamales, spring rolls, kugel, mac & cheese, love, betrayal, sibling rivalry, prejudice, politics, uninvited guests, unexpected accidents, outrageous conversations — and all the other succulent and spicy surprises that arise when modern families come together for an annual meal.