POLL RESULTS: What is the greatest Thanksgiving movie?
The food has finally settled and the relatives have returned home, signaling the end of Thanksgiving, and ComingSoon.net’s poll for the best film set around the holiday has concluded! With over 1200 votes from our reader, the results are in, check them out below!
What is the greatest Thanksgiving movie?
#1. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (48%, 610 votes)
#2. Rocky (10%, 129 votes)
#3. Spider-Man (2002) (9%, 110 votes)
#4. Addams Family Values (6%, 82 votes)
#5. Miracle on 34th Street (4%, 49 votes)
It’s oft-cited as both the best film for the holiday and the stars’ careers and readers agree Planes, Trains & Automobiles is the greatest Thanksgiving film of all time by a landslide margin. The Steve Martin & John Candy-led comedy was way ahead of the rest of the pack, which saw a diverse range of genres including sports drama with Rocky, blockbuster comic book adaptation Spider-Man, dark comedy sequel Addams Family Values and iconic holiday drama Miracle on 34th Street.
Here are the rest of the results:
Four Brothers (3%, 41 votes)
Home for the Holidays (3%, 40 votes)
The Blind Side (2%, 28 votes)
Rocky II (2%, 26 votes)
Scent of a Woman (2%, 26 votes)
Prisoners (2%, 23 votes)
You’ve Got Mail (1%, 19 votes)
North by Northwest (1%, 16 votes)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (1%, 15 votes)
Tower Heist (1%, 14 votes)
Holiday Inn (1%, 13 votes)
The Ice Storm (1%, 10 votes)
The Big Chill (1%, 9 votes)
Funny People (1%, 7 votes)
Traitor (0%, 2 votes)
Primary Colors (0%, 2 votes)
For Your Consideration (0%, 1 vote)
The range of genres to cover the holiday is wide, with the comedy genre seeing the most entries with hits including Addams Family Values, The Big Chill, For Your Consideration, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Tower Heist and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. There have also been plenty of introspective dramas set during the holiday, including Primary Colors, The Ice Storm, Scent of a Woman, Home for the Holidays and Funny People.
Even the action and mystery genres have seen films set around the holiday, with Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man featuring part of its story set during the month of November, including a tense dinner sequence with Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker and Willem Dafoe’s Norman Osbourne, as well as the cult favorite Four Brothers, Don Cheadle-led Traitor and acclaimed Denis Villeneuve-helmed thriller Prisoners. The sports genre has also seen its fair share of Thanksgiving films including the first two Rocky installments and the Oscar-winning The Blind Side.