My favorite Christmas movies

by leshashk | created - 4 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public

A list of titles that carry the Christmas mood in one way or another

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1. My Little Pony: Best Gift Ever (2018 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 44 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

In this one-hour Christmas-themed special, the Mane Six and Spike are each hoping to find the best gift ever for Hearth's Warming.

Directors: Denny Lu, Mike Myhre, Jim Miller | Stars: Tara Strong, Andrea Libman, Ashleigh Ball, Cathy Weseluck

Votes: 407

2. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 495,857 | Gross: $285.76M

3. One Magic Christmas (1985)

G | 89 min | Family, Fantasy

An angel must show a mother the true meaning of Christmas. It's not just presents and materialistic things, but the people she cares about.

Director: Phillip Borsos | Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Gary Basaraba, Harry Dean Stanton, Arthur Hill

Votes: 3,339 | Gross: $13.68M

4. My Big Night (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

74 Metascore

During the never-ending TV taping for a New Year's Eve program, peoples personal lives clash and eventually explode out into the open.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Raphael, Mario Casas, Pepón Nieto, Blanca Suárez

Votes: 4,154

5. Die Hard 2 (1990)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

67 Metascore

John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 341,518 | Gross: $117.54M

6. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

46 Metascore

One year after Kevin McCallister was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself stranded in New York City - and the same criminals are not far behind.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 315,334 | Gross: $173.59M

7. The Polar Express (2004)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis

Votes: 182,949 | Gross: $183.37M

8. Arthur Christmas (2011)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

69 Metascore

Santa's clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with Grandsanta to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than two hours.

Directors: Sarah Smith, Barry Cook | Stars: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 53,458 | Gross: $46.46M

9. Love Actually (2003)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney

Votes: 441,302 | Gross: $59.70M

10. The Family Man (2000)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

42 Metascore

A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Piven

Votes: 104,886 | Gross: $75.79M

11. While You Were Sleeping (1995)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

A hopelessly romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle

Votes: 93,814 | Gross: $81.06M

12. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 411,888

13. Batman: Arkham Origins (2013 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

Years before the Arkham incidents, the neophyte Dark Knight finds himself the target of an open murder contract courtesy of Black Mask that draws eight of the world's deadliest assassins and a new criminal named The Joker.

Director: Benoit Richer | Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, JB Blanc

Votes: 12,017

14. A Christmas Story (1983)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family

77 Metascore

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz

Votes: 133,770 | Gross: $20.61M

15. Krampus (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

49 Metascore

A boy who has a bad Christmas accidentally summons a festive demon to his family home.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman

Votes: 65,181 | Gross: $42.59M

16. 8 Women (2002)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

64 Metascore

One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman!

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart, Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve

Votes: 29,639 | Gross: $3.08M

17. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

49 Metascore

The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki

Votes: 162,904 | Gross: $71.32M

18. Lost Christmas (2011)

PG | 89 min | Drama

Urban fairytale set in Manchester. A series of tragic events that blight a young boy's life are reversed one Christmas Eve, giving him and those around him the happy ending that they were destined to have.

Director: John Hay | Stars: Eddie Izzard, Larry Mills, Jason Flemyng, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 1,284

19. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

Votes: 35,120 | Gross: $4.05M

20. Batman Returns (1992)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

68 Metascore

While Batman deals with a deformed man calling himself the Penguin wreaking havoc across Gotham with the help of a cruel businessman, a female employee of the latter becomes the Catwoman with her own vendetta.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

Votes: 278,231 | Gross: $162.83M

21. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Director: Burny Mattinson | Stars: Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Hal Smith, Will Ryan

Votes: 10,996 | Gross: $21.00M

22. Four Christmases (2008)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

41 Metascore

A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn, Mary Steenburgen, Robert Duvall

Votes: 66,721 | Gross: $120.15M

23. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

74 Metascore

An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall

Votes: 452,678 | Gross: $56.36M

24. The Night Before (II) (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy

58 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, three lifelong friends spend the night in New York City looking for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Jillian Bell, Lizzy Caplan

Votes: 67,754 | Gross: $43.04M

25. Jingle All the Way (1996)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

34 Metascore

A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson

Votes: 94,757 | Gross: $60.57M

26. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010–2020)
Episode: A Hearth's Warming Tail (2016)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Starlight Glimmer has a case of the holiday blues, so Twilight tries to help cure her by reading one of her favorite Hearth Warming's Eve stories, A Hearth's Warming Tale.

Directors: Denny Lu, Tim Stuby, Jim Miller | Stars: Kelly Sheridan, Tara Strong, Andrea Libman, Ashleigh Ball

Votes: 463

27. 'R Xmas (2001)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

55 Metascore

A New York drug dealer is kidnapped, and his wife must try to come up with the money and drugs to free him from his abductors before Christmas.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Drea de Matteo, Lillo Brancato, Lisa Valens, Ice-T

Votes: 1,337 | Gross: $0.00M

28. Detskiy mir (1982)

78 min | Comedy, Romance

A middle-aged jeweler is falling in love with a glorious woman. She, raising a son alone, is in no hurry to reciprocate a fan.

Director: Valeri Kremnyov | Stars: Donatas Banionis, Natalya Gundareva, Yaroslav Esinovskiy, Valeriy Zolotukhin

Votes: 21

29. Curly Sue (1991)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A homeless man and his young companion, who survive by conning people, meet a woman who may need them even more than they need her.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch, Alisan Porter, John Getz

Votes: 20,622 | Gross: $33.69M

30. Six Degrees of Celebration (2010)

90 min | Comedy

One of the biggest Russian hits in years, this epic comedy shows how the largest country on the planet can come together on New Year's. (Russian with English subtitles)

Directors: Timur Bekmambetov, Yaroslav Chevazhevskiy, Ignas Jonynas, Dmitriy Kiselev, Aleksandr Voytinskiy | Stars: Dmitry Medvedev, Alina Bulynko, Sergey Pokhodaev, Ivan Urgant

Votes: 3,023

31. Yolki 2 (2011)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy

Film is a collection of several interlinked stories that happen on the New Year's eve.

Directors: Aleksandr Baranov, Levan Gabriadze, Dmitriy Kiselev, Aleksandr Kott | Stars: Evgeniya Abramova, Irina Arkhipova, Dato Bakhtadze, Pavel Barshak

Votes: 2,216

32. Yolki 3 (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two years has passed - Boris and Zhenya's one year- old son's bring friends to the psychiatric hospital on the New Year's eve. Little Nastya, whose parents separated two beloved dogs from one another, tries to help them .

Directors: Levan Gabriadze, Aleksandr Karpilovskiy, Olga Kharina, Dmitriy Kiselev, Aleksandr Kott, Anton Megerdichev, Ekaterina Telegina, Zaur Zaseyev | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Ivan Urgant, Sergey Svetlakov, Tatyana Dogileva

Votes: 1,412

33. And Here's What's Happening to Me (2012)

72 min | Comedy, Drama

31th of December. Moscow impossible traffic jams. Haste without results, help from which no one becomes easier. Conversations about the endless little things in which life passes - and ... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Shamirov | Stars: Yuriy Kutsenko, Viktor Shamirov, Aleksandra Petrova, Olesya Zheleznyak

Votes: 713

34. Radio Days (1987)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

74 Metascore

A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Mike Starr, Paul Herman

Votes: 32,092 | Gross: $14.79M

35. Bad Santa (2003)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, John Ritter

Votes: 136,458 | Gross: $60.06M

36. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

PG-13 | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

73 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo discover a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Tôru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto, Shôzô Îzuka

Votes: 32,702 | Gross: $0.13M

37. Klaus (2019)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

65 Metascore

A simple act of kindness always sparks another, even in a frozen, faraway place. When Smeerensburg's new postman, Jesper, befriends toymaker Klaus, their gifts melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday traditions.

Directors: Sergio Pablos, Carlos Martínez López | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Will Sasso

Votes: 111,933



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