It’s Thanksgiving again. Many people would choose to stay at home and watch some Thanksgiving movies with family or friends. A lot of wonderful Thanksgiving themed Blu-ray movies are unveiled and available now, like the animation Free Birds, the comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles, etc. 5 best Thanksgiving movies are presented in this post, and if you want to watch these Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies on your iPad tablets or TV, the post would be helpful as well.
Part 1: 5 Best Thanksgiving Movies for Watching on Thanksgiving Holiday
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Jodie Foster’s black comedy starts off with heroine, Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter), getting fired – and unfortunately for the single mother, things only go downhill from there. Her only child, Kitt (Claire Danes), decides to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, leaving Claudia to fend for herself with her absurdly dysfunctional family over the holiday break. The film features an embarrassment of scene-stealing performances, with the standouts being a young and loose Robert Downey Jr as Claudia’s gay brother, and Geraldine Chaplin as their eccentric aunt Grady.
The Ice Storm (1997)
Ang Lee’s second English-language drama doesn’t make for cheery family viewing, but chances are the deeply perturbing dysfunction on display during a Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 1973 will make you feel that much better about your own family’s dynamics. Kevin Kline, Joan Allen and Sigourney Weaver head the cast as disaffected suburbanites who pepper up their bland lives with adultery and booze. To get a taste for the caustic nature of Lee’s film, watch the scene below, in which a young Christina Ricci offers a stinging prayer over Thanksgiving dinner.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
George Seaton’s black-and-white family classic is a Christmas viewing tradition for many, but it also makes for an ideal post-Thanksgiving dinner watch given how prominently the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade features into the storyline. Think of it as a transition movie from one holiday to another.
Still Alice (2014)
Nothing bonds a family like a good, long wail. In that respect, Still Alice doesn’t disappoint. Julianne Moore won her first Oscar after four nominations for her devastating portrayal of Alice Howland, a linguistics professor who at the outset of Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s drama, discovers she has early onset familial Alzheimer’s. The film’s most heart-rending scene sees Alice struggle to get through a Thanksgiving dinner without forgetting the names of her guests, including her daughter, played by Kristen Stewart.
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Al Pacino won an Oscar for his role in this heartwarming film about a young prep-school gent (Chris O’Donnell) who is hired to take care of a blind retired army colonel (Pacino) over Thanksgiving break. Martin Brest’s film is a by-the-books feel-good drama, but Pacino’s tour-de-force performance is brash and unpredictable, and makes the treacly material easier to digest.
Part 2: How to Convert Blu-ray Thanksgiving Movies with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper?
Detailed guide on how to convert Blu-ray Thanksgiving movies to common/HD videos is offered in this part, so that you could watch Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies on any device or player as you like anytime anywhere. Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is used as a Blu-ray Thanksgiving movie converter to help you convert and rip Blu-ray Thanksgiving movies to video files or extract music off Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies to save in different formats for different purposes.
Guide on how to convert and rip Blu-ray Thanksgiving Movies with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper:
Step 1: Download, install and run this Blu-ray Thanksgiving movie converter on your computer. If you’re using a Mac, please download and install the Mac version.
Step 2: Add Blu-ray movies about Thanksgiving
On the main interface of this Blu-ray Thanksgiving movie converter, click "Add Blu-ray/DVD" button to load your Thanksgiving movies Blu-ray disc or folder. You could add Thanksgiving movies in either Blu-ray disc or Blu-ray folder for converting. Make use of the 3 different loading modes (Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode) to add only desired movie clips you want to convert.
Step 3: Set output profile
Click the drop-down box next to the "Add Blu-ray/DVD" button, then select "Change" tab to select a format as output profile. Select profile based on your media player or device specs. If you want to convert Blu-ray Thanksgiving themed movies to computer, go to "Format" group and select desired one. If you want to convert Blu-ray Thanksgiving themed movies to devices like iPad, go to "Device" tab to find corresponding device icon.
By clicking "Edit" option after you check the drop-down box, you could change video codec, audio codec, bit rate, aspect ratio, resolution, frame rate, channel, and other parameters based on your media player or device specs. This would make the output files meet your player or device more.
Note: If you just want to extract music off Blu-ray Thanksgiving themed movies, right click target Blu-ray title and select "Edit" option. Then on the new popup editing panel, go to the "Trim" tab and select the clip where your music lies in with the limiters on the slidebar. Click "OK" to save. Then go back and open the Profile setting panel to select desired output audio format from "Audio" group.
Step 4: Rip Blu-ray Thanksgiving movies
Return to the main interface after you’ve done with the profile settings. Click the big green "Convert" button. On the popup window,set a folder as target directory in the "Save to" option. Then click the "Convert" button at the bottom to start to rip Blu-ray Thanksgiving movies.
Well, after conversion, you could freely transfer the converted Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies to any player or device for playback.
Tips: For successful converting, please make sure your computer gets a Blu-ray drive if you want to convert Blu-ray disc, and computer well connected to the Internet for smooth Thanksgiving movies Blu-ray disc converting.
Part 3: Video Demonstration of Blu-ray Ripping Process of Leawo Blu-ray Ripper
Visual learners can watch the video demonstration of Leawo Blu-ray Ripper to learn how to rip Blu-ray movies about Thanksgiving.