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Let's Talk Hollywood Turkey: Thanksgiving Movie Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles"
  • "Home Alone"
  • "Uncle Buck"

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

  • "The Wedding Banquet"
  • "The Ice Storm"
  • "Pushing Hands"

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

  • "Born on the Fourth of July"
  • "Alice's Restaurant"
  • "Rocky"

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

  • "You Can Call Me Al"
  • "The Boy in the Bubble"
  • "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.

  • "The Wedding Banquet"
  • "Home for the Holidays"
  • "The Ice Storm"

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

  • "Class Act"
  • "Son in Law"
  • "For Keeps"

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

  • Judd Apatow
  • John Hughes
  • Seth Rogen

What 1986 film begins and ends with family Thanksgiving dinners?

  • "Children of a Lesser God"
  • "Hannah and Her Sisters"
  • "A Room with a View"

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

  • "Alice's Restaurant"
  • "Alice's Diner"
  • "Alice"

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

  • "The Wizard of Oz"
  • "It's a Wonderful Life"
  • "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"
  • "St. Elmo's Fire"
  • "Top Gun"

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

  • "The New World"
  • "Pocahontas"
  • "The Last of the Mohicans"

What is director Judd Apatow's longest film?

  • "Superbad"
  • "Anchorman"
  • "Funny People"

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

  • "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"
  • "Garfield's Thanksgiving"
  • "The Wonderful World of Disney"

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

  • "Paul Blart: Mall Cop"
  • "Clerks"
  • "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"

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

  • "Mighty Aphrodite"
  • "Hannah and Her Sisters"
  • "Deconstructing Harry"

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"
  • "Go"
  • "The Gift"

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

  • "Pushing Hands"
  • "Son in Law"
  • "Scent of a Woman"

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

  • "American Son"
  • "Son in Law"
  • "Dutch"

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?

  • "Scent of a Woman"
  • "School Ties"
  • "Son in Law"

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

  • "Free Birds"
  • "Angry Birds"
  • "Reggie"

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

  • "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery"
  • "The New World"
  • "1492"

"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?

  • Three Dog Night
  • Sly and the Family Stone
  • Blue Oyster Cult

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

  • "Blood Rage"
  • "Boogeyman"
  • "Thankskilling"

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

  • "One True Thing"
  • "That Was Your Mother"
  • "Pushing Hands"

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

  • "South Park: A History Channel Thanksgiving"
  • "Bart vs. Thanksgiving"
  • "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"

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

  • "The Blind Side"
  • "Speed 2"
  • "Crash"

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

  • "Married With Children"
  • "Dutch"
  • "Little Giants"

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

  • "Home for the Holidays"
  • "Four Thanksgivings"
  • "What's Cooking?"