One of the time-honored traditions of Thanksgiving for a number of people is the act of eating way too much before retiring to the local couch to quietly digest. It’s a period of much reflection, and sometimes regret, but there’s little to no actual activity involved beyond just sitting there, hoping not to die. We know that feel. So, to make the whole process that much smoother, here’s five movies to watch instantly on Netflix during your Thanksgiving food coma.
Some of these are genuinely good movies, and some can only be truly be appreciated by paying half-attention at best. That’s what makes Thanksgiving the perfect time to watch them, as most of your energy will be spent digesting instead.
No. 1 | Wild Wild West
There's just no good time to watch Wild Wild West. Of all the Will Smith vehicles out there, this is by far the strangest. Stranger than even Hancock, and that's saying a lot. Even so, there's still something amusing about the whole thing. Don't let the one opportunity to unabashedly watch this odd steampunk monstrosity pass you up.
No. 2 | Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
If for no other reason, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life deserves to be included in this list purely because of the scene pictured alone. You just can't beat Monty Python, though.
No. 3 | Tucker & Dale vs Evil
Alan Tudyk is amazing. In case you weren't already aware, now you know. Tucker & Dale casts the man as something of a redneck, but he still manages to be incredibly charming. There's a bit of gore in this one, though, so it might best be left for near the end of your digestion lest there be unfortunate side effects.
No. 4 | His Girl Friday
There's really nothing out there these days that's quite like His Girl Friday. Without resorting to spoilers, let's just say that the two fast-talking leads are worth their weight in gold. Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell truly shine, and it'd be a shame to not use this time to give the movie a chance.
No. 5 | Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
This movie definitely falls into the category of "awful if you're paying attention." Just be glad you didn't pay to see it in theaters like this writer did. Dylan Dog is a fun enough romp for what it is, though, and is worth giving a look if you're really opposed to moving from the couch.
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