R-movies you don't want to miss during Thanksgiving

R-movies you don't want to miss during Thanksgiving

Never too bloody for such an occasion.

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on your life and look at what great and wonderful things are in it. For many, it's family and a good job or other loved ones. While I am thankful for those, I am also thankful for the four days of non-stop movie watching I can do while slowly digesting 30 pounds of turkey.

Some of my favorite movies to watch are series that I wouldn't have the time to sit through had it not been for a turkey coma. The Missing in Action series starring the one and only Chuck Norris is a classic set that never fails to enjoy.

If you want to make it a little crazy, then go for an entire weekend of Chuck Norris greatest hits. Just stay away from Walker Texas Ranger and those Bowflex infomercials. Stick to Invasion U.S.A. and the like.

Stallone's Rambo series helped me make it through many post-Thanksgiving nights. Whether he's taking on a small town sheriff or giant Russian helicopters, John Rambo never gives up. What I love about Rambo isn't just that he's one kick butt soldier, but he's also emotionally damaged. Some of the talks between him and Richard Crenna are the best in action movie history.

While I think we can all agree that the Rambo series peaked at Rambo II, don't let that stop you from enjoying the whole series this week. There are far too many series to list all of them, but here are some more of my favorite: Lethal Weapon, Pumpkinhead for the horror lovers, Puppet Master, Hellraiser, etc.