If you're cozying up inside after the holiday and are looking for Thanksgiving-related watching material, or just the latest new series, we picked out five shows and movies that will pair nicely with turkey and cranberry sauce.
If you love a classic Thanksgiving episode: Friends
When you're looking for televised Thanksgiving high jinks, there's no better place to go than Monica's apartment. Sure, the Friends-like How I Met Your Mother (on Hulu) has its own Thanksgiving tradition, "Slapsgiving," revolving around the series' recurring "slap bet" gag, and WKRP in Cincinnati has a turkey-related joke for the ages, but Friends made its Thanksgiving episodes a tradition. Our personal favorite is Season 5's "The One With All the Thanksgivings."
Stream it on Netflix.
If you love Spike Lee: She's Gotta Have It (2017)
Spike Lee is coming to Netflix with a TV version of his acclaimed 1986 film. The new She's Gotta Have It echoes the original, telling the story of Nola Darling (this time played by DeWanda Wise) and her three lovers. The new version updates Nola into a Brooklyn twentysomething artist trying to balance her life and her lovers, a model (Cleo Anthony), an investment banker (Lyriq Bent) and hipster (Anthony Ramos). All ten episodes drop on Thanksgiving day, so they might just be the dessert you were waiting for.
Stream it on Netflix.
If you love superheroes and hormonal teens: Marvel's Runaways
The new series, the first three episodes of which will be out Thanksgiving week (the rest will be dropped weekly), from the creators of The O.C., adapts the beloved comic book series of the same name about a group of teenagers who find out their parents are actually evil. Like, supervillain-level evil. The teens have to band together (some with newfound superpowers or tech) to stop them. Of course, there's romance and drama along the way.
Stream it on Hulu.
If you appreciate the woes of holiday travel: Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Getting from point A to point B during the holidays always seems impossible, but it's not nearly as funny as when Steve Martin and John Candy are the woebegone travelers. Director John Hughes' 1987 comedy holds up as one of the funniest holiday films.
Stream it on Starz.
If you don't mind some Christmas in your Thanksgiving movie: The Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
You may think of Miracle as a Christmas movie, but the action kicks off at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you consider Thanksgiving weekend to be the start of the holiday season, you may be in the mood for this classic story of a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus, and the lives he changes.
Stream it on Amazon.