It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and whether it is long, or short, unremarkable, or even a true vacation for you, we can always count on one thing: Netflix. Because after all the turkey, the mashed potatoes, the candied yams, and even the pumpkin pie, you’re gonna want a different kind of comfort: MOVIES IN BED (or on the couch) WITH A BLANKET. And if you have a loved one to cozy up and watch movies with, you have at least one thing to be very thankful for this year. And and and! Good news: We have compiled a list of the best movies to watch snuggled up on the couch this season. You are welcome.
If you have never seen this enchanted film, don’t hesitate to throw it on. Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack fall in love through a series of missed opportunities and, well, serendipity. Romantic, seasonal, and streaming on Netflix right now. Get to it.
Though relatively unknown, Hollidaysburg is a great story of love, friendship, and Thanksgiving! A group of friends come together after their first stint at college and have to learn to deal with everyone’s new lives. (Relatable, good looking people, Thanksgiving — it’s perfect.)
3. Love Actually
Look, I am never going to write a list about movies, or the holidays, or significant others, or friendship, or British people, or Hugh Grant, without including Love Actually. This movie has everything and everyone should watch it all of the time.
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
It’s sad, sure, but it is poignant, beautiful, and a great conversation piece for after the movie ends. Maybe not the best to watch with your S.O., but at least you will be reminded of how lucky you are to have one another.
5. 2 Days in New York
Chris Rock and Julie Delpy play a couple who enjoys a very peaceful life until her family comes to town. I feel like all couples can relate to this movie on some level — plus, it’s hilarious. (Chris Rock, obviously.)
6. Moonrise Kingdom
I am suggesting this because Life Aquatic isn’t on Netflix (for some frustrating reason and I will always be mad about) but Moonrise Kingdom is also excellent. Everyone deserves a quirky Wes Anderson break over the holidays, and this tale of romance is a very unique one.
Come on. It’s three and a half hours of cuddling up, quoting the movie, and crying a little bit. What else would you want to watch?
Because you didn’t get enough Bill Murray with Moonrise Kingdom and everyone knows their relationship and holiday vacation deserves more Bill.
9. Coming to America
Coming to America is hilarious, nostalgic (for those of us who obsessively watched Eddie Murphy’s movie collection as children), and for some reason, really perfect for this time of year.
What a random movie suggestion, amirite? Dutch takes place at Thanksgiving and will tickle your nostalgic funny bone. Plus, it’s a John Hughes so you can count on it to entertain you both.
11. Forrest Gump
There is never a bad time to watch Forrest Gump, but snuggling up with the cold outside and a plate of leftover Thanksgiving food just makes it all the better.
12. Son in Law
For absolutely no explicable reason, I really loved Son in Law as a kid. Pauly Shore is obnoxious but funny, Carla Gugino is beautiful and hilarious, and what better movie to watch with your S.O. than a movie about lying to your family on Thanksgiving?
13. 50 First Dates
Because Adam and Drew make a great couple, and I am assuming you and your partner do as well. (And this movie is adorable.)
14. Step Up
At best, Step Up is just okay, but there is a reason it’s worth watching: DANCING. That and — it is pretty romantic to watch Jenna and Channing Tatum fall in love. (They’re so cute, you guys.)