Thanksgiving is officially upon us and though many are already celebrating Christmas and looking for December 25th-themed films to watch, some of us are still in the mood for the here and now and that means watching one of the only Thanksgiving-themed movies, we're talking the raunchy John Candy, Steve Martin-starring Planes, Trains & Automobiles. The hit film from 1987 is a staple of the season and though sometimes mistaken for a Christmas movie is one of our only Thanksgiving titles. Despite its popularity the film has a limited streaming options with really only three places to watch it online: fuboTV, AMC+, and Philo. Subscribers to those three services can watch the film for free but others eager to watch will need to pay on Amazon, Vudu, and the like.
Among the many fans of Planes, Trains & Automobiles are comedian Ryan Reynolds, who previously announced he was on a mission to find the recorded theme song for the film that was unreleased. As the story goes, Elton John and lyricist Gary Osborne wrote a song for the film but after negotiations between the studio and their record label broke down the song was buried and never heard. The rumors of such a song were corraborated by reporting from the time. As if the love for Planes, Trains & Automobiles couldn't get bigger, imagine if it had an Elton John theme song. Now imagine a proposed remake starring Will Smith and Kevin Hart, it was announced and might happen!
Read what fans of Planes, Trains & Automobiles have to say about watching the film in 2021 below!
Brings a tear
I love the classic Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. John Candy brings so much tenderness, sweetness, and comedy. Another one that sometimes brings a tear in the best of ways:)— Kelly Marie (@KMintheAM) November 25, 2021
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. A Thanksgiving classic!— Bob Dobalina (@outonthepatio) November 25, 2021
My night is complete
Planes Trains and Automobiles is on AMC. My night is complete!!!!— BJ Gauna (@bodaciousTKE) November 25, 2021
Never gets old
Planes Trains and Automobiles will always be a Thanksgiving must watch in my house. Never gets old. pic.twitter.com/h4jrQnwyRD— This Space For RENT (@RVLara23) November 25, 2021
My favorite Thanksgiving
Planes, Trains and Automobiles will remain my favorite Thanksgiving movie. This ain't even up for debate 😂 pic.twitter.com/3h4vvXGK0u— JackAttackDX #WeAreAmbush (@JackAttackDX) November 25, 2021
Family better listen
If my family doesn’t put on Planes Trains and Automobiles while I’m down there I’m gonna break all their shit— Chris Piss (@RynMlry) November 25, 2021
Is it the only one...?
Is "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" the only Thanksgiving movie worth watching?— psudonym (@psuedofolio) November 25, 2021
Now wait a minute
Is it me or does the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles score sound exactly like They Live?#HappyThanksgiving— Solomon Eddie (@DrSolomonEddie) November 25, 2021
‘Planes, Trains, and Automobiles’ for the perfect Thanksgiving Eve outdoor movie! pic.twitter.com/fTjFB0vjZu— JimBoyle (@jameswboyle) November 25, 2021