Thanksgiving Movies Quiz

Answers to last week’s Renee Zellweger quiz here.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and one of my favorite movies is about one man’s struggle to get home for Thanksgiving (it’s #1).  So, I thought I’d feature some other movies that featured the day for giving thanks.  See if you can identify these movies by their quotes or stills.  Leave the # and your answer.  No googling.  That’s cheating and no fun!

1. Planes, Trains, & Automobiles Wrighty’s Reads

Neal: What’s the flight situation?
Del: Simple. There’s no way on earth we’re going to get out of here tonight. We’d have more luck playing pickup sticks with our butt-cheeks than we will getting a flight out of here before daybreak.
Neal: I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
Del: Yeah, but by the time the airline cancels this flight, which they will sooner or later, you’d have more of a chance to find a three-legged ballerina than you would a hotel room.
Neal: Are you saying I could be *stuck* in Wichita?
Del: I’m saying you *are* stuck in Wichita.


Adele: I’m giving thanks that we don’t have to go through this for another year. Except we do, because those bastards went and put Christmas right in the middle, just to punish us.  (picture Anne Bancroft saying this)

3. Pieces of April – Calila

 April: [discussing old-fashioned turkey shaped salt and pepper shakers that Bobby bought] We had these when I was a kid.
[pause]  The one time Joy let me hold them she said, “Be careful, they’re worth more than you are.”

Bobby: Well, that’s terrible.
April: Next year they were gone.
Bobby: So, what happened?
April: A hammer I was holding fell on them.
(picture Mrs. Tom Cruise)

4. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Wrighty’s Reads




(Miss Sigourney Weaver and Bebe Neuwirth are showing us their backs)

7. Joan Chen as Trinh Hguyen, Kristy Wu as Jenny Nguyen (daughter) and Kieu Chinh as Grandma Nguyen in "What's Cooking?" WHAT’S COOKING?


Mickey: I had a great evening; it was like the Nuremberg Trials.

(picture Woody Allen)

9. Dutch‘Nise

 Dutch: Listen you little son of a bitch, you could’ve killed someone with a stunt like that. That poor bastard was on his way home to see his family and because you wanted to play some kind of a spoiled brat prank, you put his life in jeopardy. Now what gives you the right to do that?
Doyle: I guess I didn’t think about that.
Dutch: Well you better start thinking about a little something else besides your own spoiled ass! I took on this idiotic assignment because I love your mother. I gotta wonder how nuts I am. Man I’ve met some scum in my life but you beat all, man, you are absolutely worthless. You know what, this is a full blown mission, you’re not gonna beat me. I’ve had my head split open, my nose mashed, I’ve been kicked and beat and left for dead, and when I set you on your mama’s doorstep, you’re gonna be one whipped little puppy.

(picture Ed O’Neil)

10. Son-In-Law – Calila

Walter: Lets chow down and munch on some grindage!

(picture Lane Smith.  Don’t know him?  Pauley Shore is also in this one)

15 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Movies Quiz

  1. Mary says:

    I knew #1 and I saw #3 a couple of years ago (strange movie – yet kind of good, lol). I can’t remember the title, though.

    #3 was different. 1/3 of time title is there.

  2. wordlily says:

    I agree that #7, if not The Joy Luck Club, is probably based on an Amy Tan book.

    Nope. #4 has four families getting ready for Thanksgiving. I hadn’t even heard of it, but now I might have to check it out!

  3. Calila says:

    #3 is Pieces of April

    so embarrassed I know this but I love the movie #10 is from Son-In-Law

    and I feel like I know #5 and can’t place it..worse than not knowing at all. LOL

    2 is great! I haven’t seen #5, but I think I’m going to have to after reading about it.

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