1947 | Unrated directed by William Wyler
After returning home in glory, a group of World War II veterans experience a range of emotions as they try to assimilate back into "normal" life in a society that has stopped being thankful for the sacrifices they made.
1946 | Unrated directed by Frank Capra
In the wake of a financial crisis, bank manager George Bailey wonders if the world would be a better place without him. He's proven completely wrong as he learns how thankful his family and friends are for his place in their lives.
1997 | Rated R directed by David Fincher
A wealthy businessman receives a mysterious invitation to join in a game that will play out in his everyday life. He jumps at the chance to relieve the tedium that plagues him. When the game spirals out of control, he realizes he is glad to be alive after all.
1945 | Unrated directed by David Lean
During her weekly outing into town, British housewife Laura strikes up a friendship with a charming, handsome doctor. She finds herself tempted to trade her safe, domestic haven in for an adulterous adventure, only to discover a wellspring of gratitude for her husband's loyalty and quiet love.
1987 | Rated PG-13 directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
An ex-con and an ex-cop kidnap one of the Arizona quintuplets in hopes of creating the family they couldn't have on their own. On the run from the law and a bunch of outlaws, their journey leads them to be grateful for the joys they have always had.
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