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How to Convert and Backup Blu-Ray Thanksgiving Movies?

"I received an Avatar Blu-ray disc mailed from one of my friends as Thanksgiving gift. Now, I would like to copy Avatar Blu-ray disc to computer so that I needn’t insert and eject the disc frequently and get a backup for safekeeping. What kind of Blu-ray backup software should I use and how to copy Thanksgiving Blu-ray discs?"

Many people watch movies during Thanksgiving holiday. There are a lot of HD movies to watch for Thanksgiving, most of which are available in Blu-ray disc. It is very important to get a copy of Thanksgiving Blu-ray disc to computer or another disc, no matter for safekeeping or convenient playback on portable players.

On this page, we would like to recommend you top 12 Thanksgiving themed movies to watch for your Thanksgiving holiday and 3 different ways to watch Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies with different Blu-ray tools for HD Thanksgiving movies.

Part 1: Top 12 Thanksgiving Themed Movies

There are quite a lot of wonderful Thanksgiving themed movies to recommend. You could get Thanksgiving movies for kids and families, Thanksgiving comedy movies, religious Thanksgiving movies, and so on.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

In New York the marketing executive Neal Page wants to travel home to Chicago for Thanksgiving. He has difficulties getting a taxi and his flight is cancelled. He meets in the airport the clumsy and talkative shower curtain ring salesman Del Griffith who has taken his cab and they travel side-by-side to Chicago. However the bad weather shuts down O'Hare Airport and they land at Wichita, Kansas. They both want to go to Chicago and they decide to travel together. Along their journey Neal changes his viewpoint about Del Griffith and his own behavior.

Pieces of April

In a very poor zone of New York, April Burns and her boyfriend, the Afro-American Bobby, are preparing to receive April's family for thanksgiving dinner. While Bobby tries to borrow a suit for himself, April realizes that her stove is broken. She tries desperately to find a neighbor that can let her cook the turkey, since she does not want to fail (again) with her family. Meanwhile, in a suburb of Pennsylvania, her dysfunctional family is preparing to travel to New York. While driving, the relationship between the Burns and their black-sheep April is disclosed through the conversations between her father Jim, her resented mother Joy, her brother, her sister and her grandmother.

Hannah and Her Sisters

During a Thanksgiving Day party we make acquaintance with a numerous and problematic family. The leading characters are three sisters: Lee, the woman of Frederick, an old misanthrope painter; Holly, who dreams of becoming a writer, or an actress, or who knows who...; Hannah, famous actress, beautiful, intelligent, good mother, good wife, good sister, in short perfect, the pivot of the family. The balance begins to break up when Hannah's husband, Elliot, falls in love with Lee, who leaves Frederick. Holly goes through a deep crisis and meets Mickey, the former husband of Hannah, a hypochondriac TV producer. The affairs evolve and at the last Thanksgiving ...

Son in Law

Country girl Rebecca (Carla Gugino) has spent most of her life on a farm in South Dakota, and, when she goes away to college in Los Angeles, Rebecca immediately feels out of place in the daunting urban setting. She is befriended by a savvy party animal named Crawl (Pauly Shore), who convinces the ambivalent Rebecca to stay in the city. When Thanksgiving break rolls around, Rebecca, no longer an innocent farm girl, invites Crawl back to South Dakota, where he pretends to be her fiancé.

The House of Yes

Marty, a college student in New York, decides to pay his family a visit in their ancient and imposing house in D.C. He makes two mistakes, one is bringing his fiancé, Lesly with him, and the other is coming at all. As soon as he gets home, things begin to go wrong, and although the mother, Mrs. Pascal hides the kitchen knives, she isn't able to prevent disaster. It soon becomes clear that Marty and his sister, the unbalanced Jackie-O are just a little too affectionate towards each other, and everything untoward that could happen, does, in this unusual comedy.

Grumpy Old Men

John Gustafson (Jack Lemmon) and Max Goldman (Walter Matthau) are two curmudgeonly neighbors who have been at each other's throats for years. The rivalry of the former friends intensifies when Ariel (Ann-Margret) comes along and provides a love interest for both of them. When Max finds out that John is experiencing family troubles and financial ruin, however, he steps in to help. Their bond is further cemented when John has a health scare and Max makes the ultimate sacrifice for his friend.

Scent of a Woman

Frank is a retired Lt. Col. in the US army. He's blind and impossible to get along with. Charlie is at school and is looking forward to going to college. To help pay for a trip home for Christmas, he agrees to look after Frank over Thanksgiving. Frank's niece says this will be easy money, but she didn't reckon on Frank spending his Thanksgiving in New York.

Dutch (1991)

Working man Dutch (Ed O'Neill) is dating the divorced Natalie (JoBeth Williams), and he offers to drive her stuffy 13-year-old, Doyle (Ethan Randall), from his private school in Atlanta to his mother's home in Chicago for Thanksgiving. Doyle is not interested as he blames Natalie for the divorce and wants nothing to do with Mom's new boyfriend, especially given the man's lowly, working-class roots. This pairing makes for a journey filled with bickering, mishaps and, eventually, bonding.


"Pocahontas," a 1995 Disney animated film, offers a fictionalized look at Native American Pocahontas and Englishman John Smith as English settlers meet Powhatan Indians in Jamestown. It also makes a nice follow-up to the realities of "The New World," and we especially like suspending disbelief when Pocahontas visits Grandmother Willow, an advice-offering tree spirit. The movie's sure to bring back memories for the teenagers who viewed it as toddlers, and it's perfect for helping a new generation of children wile away a pleasant hour.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

When Peppermint Patty and her friends finagle Charlie Brown into serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, it's up to Woodstock and Snoopy to make the day a success. Thanks to daring dishes like buttered toast and popcorn, and a memorable struggle with an uncooperative folding chair, Snoopy lends his own brand of wordless charm to the day's events. As the gang gathers around a ping-pong table for their unique meal, the true meaning of Thanksgiving shines through. A classic for parents and grandparents alike - and sure to become a fast favorite of younger generations.

The Blind Side

Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a homeless black teen, has drifted in and out of the school system for years. Then Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and her husband, Sean (Tim McGraw), take him in. The Tuohys eventually become Michael's legal guardians, transforming both his life and theirs. Michael's tremendous size and protective instincts make him a formidable force on the gridiron, and with help from his new family and devoted tutor, he realizes his potential as a student and football player.

The New World

Arriving with a British expedition in Virginia in 1607, Capt. John Smith (Colin Farrell) is captured by Native Americans. His life is spared thanks to Pocahontas (Q'orianka Kilcher), daughter of the tribe's chief. Smith and Pocahontas fall in love, to the mutual dismay of the Native Americans and the British. Smith is sent away, and his death is reported. An unhappy Pocahontas marries settler John Rolfe (Christian Bale). When Smith turns up alive, Pocahontas is torn between the two men.

Part 2: How to Rip and Convert Thanksgiving Blu-ray Movies

All these top Thanksgiving movies are now available in Blu-ray/DVD discs, which provide HD movie experience. Sometimes however, we may want to watch these Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies on our iPad or other media players. What should we do then?

You could use Leawo Blu-ray Ripper to do this. As a professional Blu-ray converter, It could rip and convert Blu-ray movies to MP4, MKV, MOV, WMV, AVI, etc., and even Blu-ray to lossless MKV or lossless MP4 freely regardless of disc protection and region restriction. With advanced disc decrypting feature, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper could handle nearly all available Blu-ray discs and DVD discs. Leawo Blu-ray Ripper offers multiple useful bonus features:  choose preferred subtitles, audio tracks and angle (only for multi-angle Blu-ray/DVD) to keep in output file, like, edit Blu-ray movies like trimming Blu-ray video length, adding image or text watermark, applying 3D effect, etc., set output video and audio parameters, etc.

The below steps would show you how to rip and convert Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies to videos for playback on various media players and devices. Firstly, you need to download and install Leawo Blu-ray Ripper on your computer. Note: It’s a module built in Leawo Prof. Media.

Step 1: Add source Thanksgiving Blu-ray

Launch Leawo Prof. Media and then open the “Convert” module to enter the “Convert” module. You could then freely add Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies from Blu-ray recorder drive, computer folder or ISO image file.

Step 2: Set output format

Click the drop-down box right before the big green “Convert” button on the sub-menu bar, and choose “Change” to choose MP4 Video from the “Format > Common Video” group or other formats as output format.

Step 3: Adjust parameters

You adjust video and audio parameters of output format, including: video codec, quality, bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, channel, audio codec, resolution, etc. After setting output format, open the drop-down button right before the big green “Convert” again and then choose “Edit” option to enter the “Profile Settings” panel to do this.

Step 4: Set output directory

Afterwards, click the big green “Convert” button on the sub-menu bar and then set output directory in the “Save to” box on the popup sidebar.

Step 5: Convert Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies

After that, click the bottom “Convert” button to start ripping and converting Thanksgiving Blu-ray movie to video files.

It won’t take you long to get the final converted video file. You could view the entire converting process. After conversion completes, you could then freely watch Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies on any media player or device as you like.


  • During loading Thanksgiving Blu-ray disc, 3 different loading modes are available: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. Main Movie is recommended for storage saving.
  • After loading Thanksgiving Blu-ray/DVD disc, you could select subtitles and audio tracks for output, play back Friends episodes, edit Friends videos by adding watermark or 3D effect, etc.
  • Leawo Blu-ray Ripper could decrypt and rip Blu-ray discs, but requires internet connection.

Part 3: How to Copy and Backup Thanksgiving Blu-ray Movies

Within Leawo Prof. Media, you could see a Blu-ray/DVD Copy module, which enables you to copy and back up Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies to computer hard drive or blank disc easily. It’s Leawo Blu-ray Copy. Leawo Blu-ray Copy could copy and backup Blu-ray/DVD movies from either disc, folder or ISO files to computer or blank disc in a few clicks without quality loss. It helps you get an exact copy of your Thanksgiving Blu-ray/DVD discs.

The below steps would show you how to copy and back up Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies in detail.

Step 1: Get Thanskgiving Blu-ray movie ready

Insert your Thanksgiving themed movie’s Blu-ray/DVD disc into the Blu-ray/DVD recorder drive if you want to copy and back up Thanksgiving Blu-ray disc. Get Thanksgiving Blu-ray folder/ISO image file ready if you want to copy Thanksgiving movie from Blu-ray folder or ISO image file.

Step 2: Load Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies

Under the “Copy” module, click the "Add Blu-ray/DVD" button to add inserted Thanksgiving Blu-ray/DVD disc from the drive, or Thanksgiving Blu-ray folder/ISO image file.

Step 3: Choose Copy Mode


After loading, set copy mode (Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode) and output disc type at the bottom left corner. Main Movie is recommended. You could also choose subtitles and audio tracks after setting copy mode, and select output disc type at the bottom left corner.

Step 4: More backup settings

Click the big green "Copy" button on the top-right corner to call out backup setting panel, where you need to set the "Copy to", "Disc Label", "Save to". “Copy to” option allows multiple choices. If you want to copy Thanksgiving Blu-ray disc to another blank disc but have only one Blu-ray recorder drive, choose to copy Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies to Folder or ISO image file to save on computer first, and then repeat this process to copy generated Blu-ray folder/ISO image file to blank disc.

Step 5: Copy Thanksgiving Blu-ray movie

Click the "Copy" button at the bottom of the sidebar to start copying Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies.

David Brooks

David Brooks

With long-term dedication into the latest market demands and technologies, the author has become an expert in posting practical, in-depth and user-oriented how-tos, tutorials, recommendations, reviews, and more digital multimedia solutions in Blu-ray, DVD, video, audio, picture, Apple utilities, etc.

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