Thanksgiving is upon us, and while some may be busy basting turkeys or whipping up pumpkin pies, there’s a growing movement of millennials who prefer a more laid-back approach to the holiday – Thanksgiving and Chill. If you’re looking to trade the traditional dinner for a cozy movie marathon with friends or family, you’re in the right place. Get ready for a cinematic feast with our carefully curated movie marathon ideas that will keep you entertained from appetizers to leftovers!

1. Friendsgiving Flicks: Kick off your Thanksgiving and Chill marathon with classic episodes of “Friends.” Whether it’s the one with the turkey on Joey’s head or the unforgettable Thanksgiving football game, these episodes are the perfect blend of laughter and nostalgia.

Friends the show

2. Animated Feast: Keep the mood light with an animated movie marathon. From Pixar’s heartwarming “Ratatouille” to the family-friendly “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” these animated gems are sure to warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.

Ratatouille the movie

3. Nostalgic Classics: Take a trip down memory lane with a marathon of 80s and 90s classics. From “Home Alone” to “Planes, Trains & Automobiles,” these films are the cinematic equivalent of comfort food, perfect for a Thanksgiving binge.

Home Alone the movie poster

4. Culinary Quest: Turn your Thanksgiving movie marathon into a culinary adventure with food-focused films. “Julie & Julia,” “Chef,” and “Ratatouille” will not only entertain you but also inspire some delicious post-movie cooking experiments.

Chef the movie poster

5.Harry Potter Harvest: Transform your living room into Hogwarts for a magical movie marathon. Follow Harry and his friends from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” to “The Deathly Hallows” for an enchanting escape that spans the entire Thanksgiving weekend.

Harry Potter the movie

6. Superhero Spread: Dive into the Marvel or DC universe with a superhero movie marathon. Whether you’re Team Iron Man or Team Wonder Woman, there’s no shortage of action-packed films to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Iron Man the movie

7. Cozy Rom-Coms: Embrace the warm and fuzzy feelings with a romantic comedy marathon. From classics like “When Harry Met Sally” to modern gems like “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” these films are the perfect complement to a cozy Thanksgiving evening.

Harry Met Sally the movie

8. Spacesgiving Saga: Blast off into space with a sci-fi movie marathon. Explore galaxies far, far away with “Star Wars” or embark on a mind-bending journey with films like “Interstellar” and “The Martian.”

Star Wars the movie

9. Thanksgiving Horror Hits: For those who prefer a dash of spookiness with their stuffing, indulge in a Thanksgiving horror movie marathon. Films like “Thankskilling” and “Kristy” will add a thrilling twist to your holiday.

ThanksKilling the movie

10 Mood-Boosting Musicals: End your Thanksgiving and Chill marathon on a high note with a musical extravaganza. From “La La Land” to “The Greatest Showman,” these toe-tapping films will leave you singing and dancing your way into the holiday season.

La La Land the movie

Conclusion: Ditch the stress and embrace the chill with a movie marathon that suits your vibe. Whether you’re into laughter, romance, or intergalactic adventures, there’s a film lineup to make your Thanksgiving memorable and cozy. Grab the popcorn, hit play, and let the Thanksgiving and Chill festivities begin!

About the author

Shea Kushnir (she/her) is currently working as the Digital Marketing Manager for Jubilance. She is a recent Masters of Communication Graduate from Clark University. In her free time, she writes film scripts and poetry. Shea is passionate about sharing powerful stories through various types of creative media.
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