Let's Talk Hollywood Turkey: Thanksgiving Movie Quiz

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The holidays and great family stories go hand-in-hand.If you think you're an ace at Thanksgiving movie trivia, put your turkey where your mouth is, and take this quiz!

What movie was John Hughes first where he directed adult leads?

John Hughes is perhaps best known for his teen angst films, like "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club," but he also wrote "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles," which helped launch Steve Martin and John Candy into the '80s comedy A-list.

This film by director Ang Lee features early performances by Christina Ricci and Elijah Wood.

"The Ice Storm" stars Christina Ricci and Elijah Wood as young neighbors who get cozy during a Thanksgiving ice storm.

What 1969 film that prominently features a Thanksgiving dinner is based on a popular '60s-era song?

"Alice's Restaurant" is an on-screen rendition of Arlo Guthrie's song "Alice's Restaurant" that takes viewers through 1960s pop culture, including anti-war sentiments.

This film, which focuses on a family that gathers for Thanksgiving, is named for a song on Paul Simon's 1986 album "Graceland."

"The Myth of Fingerprints" is a 1997 American drama named after Paul Simon's song "All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints."

Holly Hunter stars as a single mom who spends Thanksgiving with her dysfunctional family at her childhood home in this funny film.

When her teen daughter opts out of Thanksgiving, single mom Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) travels alone to her childhood home for an explosive holiday dinner.

Pauly Shore pretends to be engaged to a small-town farm girl in this silly 1993 Thanksgiving comedy.

"Son in Law" is about Los Angeles resident Crawl, who befriends Becca, a small-town farm girl who's attending college at University of California, Los Angeles. Crawl eventually wins over her family during the Thanksgiving holiday.

The writer, director and producer of the Thanksgiving dramedy "Funny People" is also behind Hollywood blockbusters like "Knocked Up," "Bridesmaids" and "Anchorman."

"Funny People" is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by Judd Apatow.

What 1986 film begins and ends with family Thanksgiving dinners?

"Hannah and Her Sisters" tells the intertwined stories of an extended family over two years and begins and ends with Thanksgiving dinners.

The central point of this film is when the main character decides to take garbage to the town dump after Thanksgiving dinner.

The plot of "Alice's Restaurant" is based on Arlo Guthrie's famous song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" and a true incident from his life that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965.

In 2005, the Library of Congress selected this film for preservation in the United States National Film Registry .

While it's most famously associated with Christmas, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade also plays a big role in "Miracle on 34th Street."

What critically acclaimed '80s movie is reported to have a deleted scene with friends preparing Thanksgiving dinner together?

"The Big Chill" director Lawrence Kasdan shot a flashback scene where the reunited baby boomers prepare Thanksgiving dinner with the friend (Kevin Costner) whose death brought them together.

This 2005 British-American romantic historical drama film by Terrence Malick depicts the founding of the Jamestown, Virginia, settlement.

"The New World" was inspired by the historical figures Captain John Smith, Pocahontas of the Powatan Native American tribe and Englishman John Rolfe.

What is director Judd Apatow's longest film?

"Funny People," which is about a middle-aged stand-up comedian turned movie star (Adam Sandler) and features a Thanksgiving dinner, is Apatow's longest running film.

What prime-time TV special originally aired on CBS on November 20, 1973, and won an Emmy Award in 1974?

"A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" is an animated TV special based on Charles Schulz's popular comic strip "Peanuts." It still airs every November at prime time.

Despite receiving mixed reviews, this silly film that centers around Black Friday shopping has a cult following.

A single father (Kevin James) works as a mall as a security guard, and as the holidays approach, he gets his time to shine when thieves shut down the mall and take hostages.

What Woody Allen film won Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress?

Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters" begins and ends at Thanksgiving parties.

This film stars Katie Holmes as a young woman who invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.

"Pieces of April" stars Katie Holmes as April Burns, who decides to make a Thanksgiving dinner for her family in her tiny New York City apartment, even though she doesn't get along with them.

What film is a remake of Dino Risi's 1974 Italian film "Profumo di Donna"?

In "Scent of a Woman," main character Charlie Simms takes care of the blind Lt. Col. Frank Slade over Thanksgiving weekend.

What 2008 drama stars Nick Cannon as a marine on a four-day leave from Camp Pendleton before being deployed to Iraq?

In the 2008 Sundance Film Festival drama "American Son," Mike Holland (Nick Cannon) spends his leave celebrating Thanksgiving with his family.

What 1992 drama tells the story of a prep school student who takes a job as an assistant to a blind, medically retired Army officer?

Al Pacino and Chris O'Donnell star in this movie about a blind retired lieutenant army colonel and a prep school student who spend Thanksgiving in New York.

This 2013 3-D animated film follows Reggie the turkey, who has always been afraid of Thanksgiving for its turkey-filled menu.

"Free Birds" is about Reggie the turkey, an outcast from his farm-based flock who ends up receiving a presidential pardon and tries to turn Thanksgiving into a turkey-free holiday.

Although this film initially received mixed reviews, it was later hailed as one of the best films of the decade.

"The New World" received numerous awards and nominations for its cinematography, score and for Q'orianka Kilcher's performance as Pocahontas.

"Pieces of April," about a woman who invites her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving, was named for a 1972 hit song by which act?

"Pieces of April" by Three Dog Night reached No. 6 on Billboard's U.S. adult contemporary chart.

What Thanksgiving thriller centers around twin brothers, Todd and Terry?

In "Blood Rage," Terry goes on a homicidal rampage after the twin brother he framed for murder years earlier escapes on Thanksgiving.

What film is based on Anna Quindlen's real life?

"One True Thing," which features a tense Thanksgiving dinner, is based on Anna Quindlen's struggle to deal with the death of her mother due to ovarian cancer.

What Thanksgiving short film includes a dinner feast of buttered toast, pretzel sticks, popcorn and jelly beans?

In "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," Snoopy serves guests two slices of buttered toast, a handful of pretzel sticks, popcorn and jelly beans.

Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for her performance in which film that featured a Thanksgiving scene?

Bullock won an Oscar for "The Blind Side" which showed the Touhy family initially eating their Thanksgiving dinner in front of the TV.

This critically panned movie featured Ed O'Neill retrieving his girlfriend's son from boarding school in time for Thanksgiving.

"Dutch" was the name of this gem.

This movie featured not one, not two but four different Thanksgivings.

"What's Cooking?" was about four different households in Los Angeles celebrating Thanksgiving and starred Joan Chen, Julianna Margulies, Kyra Sedgwick and Alfre Woodard.

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