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

'Eat Drink Man Woman' (1994)

You say you want a selection that puts both family and food front and center? Ang Lee's tale of a Taiwanese master chef and his three daughters revolves around elaborate, opulent meals and the reminder that children must eventually pull away from their parents in order to mature. The often fraught feasts that this widower prepares may be weekly instead of annually, but otherwise, this funny, sentimental story fits the holiday to a tee. A dad tries to learn to let go, his kids attempt to find their way without forgetting their roots, and the members of a family try to understand each other (or at least not kill each other), all while dinner is being served — it's a Thanksgiving movie in all but name.

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