Food, Family and Psycho Turkeys: 12 Off-the-Wall Thanksgiving Movies

From dysfunctional dinners to killer birds, these films will make for some interesting post-feast viewing — or clear the room in a hurry

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'Big Night' (1996)

You could argue that the last thing you might want to watch after stuffing yourself for hours is a movie filled with so much gorgeous-looking, heavy-carb Italian food. But gluttonous viewing or not, there's one scene at the end of this indie comedy-drama that warrants this masterpiece being here: Walking into his restaurant's kitchen after a long, hard night, Stanley Tucci's Secondo starts to whip up some eggs in real time. His estranged brother, Primo (played by Tony Shalhoub), enters. Secondo silently scoops the remainder of the delicacy on to a plate and offers it to his sibling. Everyone eats. Barely a word is spoken, and yet the sequence says more about forgiveness, family and the power of a great frittata than any line of dialogue ever could.

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