In the spring and summer, a long holiday weekend might mean going to the beach or a cookout, or at least feeling obligated to do something outside. But when it's cold out, a holiday weekend is all about piling on some blankets and watching TV shows or movies until it's time to eat again. So if you're looking for something to watch on Netflix this Thanksgiving, these family saga movies are great candidates — either for watching with family, or for watching alone while you hide from family.
Thanksgiving is known for being a dramatic time for families — or at least a time where you might get sick of being around people — so maybe you'll just need everyone to shut up for two hours and watch Mamma Mia!. Or maybe you need to feel like your family at least doesn't have the same multi-generational weirdness that's in Rumor Has It. Or, hey, you probably aren't searching through the Ozarks for your missing dad, but that story in Winter's Bone does make for a solid film worth digging into.
Whether you're looking for a comedy, a drama, a thriller, or an animated movie that will make anyone who watches it cry, the following movies about families are available on Netflix now.