2. “The Big Chill” (1983)
Bless the millennials who have recently popularized the concept of “Friendsgiving,” the gathering of friends rather than family for a Thanksgiving meal. However, one must look to 1983’s seminal classic “The Big Chill” for the origin of “Friendsgiving.” Granted, this group of old college friends came together under much less rosy of circumstances than turkey and stuffing. “The Big Chill” follows a group of long lost college friends who reunite after one of their friends commits suicide. From there, long dormant emotions bubble to the surface as they all reconcile how each and every one of them has changed over the decades. However, make sure to blast “The Big Chill” soundtrack while cooking for maximum fun. We swear you’ll be able to taste the difference in your turkey.