Christmas and the holiday season is a time to watch movies about Santa Claus, Christmas spirit and families, both good and bad, celebrating the holiday season. However, Christmas season is also a good time of the year to set a movie that has very little to do with Christmas. Here is a look at some of the best of these non-traditional holiday movies to watch at Christmas this year.
Kevin Spacey and Judy Davis are an unhappily married couple kidnapped by a criminal who escapes from a burglary gone wrong during the holiday season. He has them take him to their house, where their son is, and this criminal has no idea what he is getting involved with. The couple feuds non-stop and Leary’s character has to play referee to keep from going insane. By the end, their son wants to leave with Leary and he has to find a way to escape the entire mess.
Bruce Willis is John McClane, a NYPD detective in Los Angeles trying to reconcile with his wife. When he gets to the building her Christmas party is taking place in, he finds himself in the middle of a hostage situation with a deadly master criminal named Hans Gruber. McClane has to find a way to save his wife and stop Hans before the film concludes with the Christmas classic “Let it Snow.”
As the saying goes, “you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not get them wet or feed them after midnight.” “Gremlins” is a black comedy that takes place during the Christmas season when a young man (Zach Galligan) purchases a Mogwai as a pet, but soon learns that, if he breaks some very important rules, he will end up overrun by evil little gremlins.
The entire movie starts off with a bit of black Christmas gloom when a family dumps their baby into a river because of his grotesque look. The baby grows into the Penguin and then returns years later, during the Christmas holiday, to seek vengeance on the normal people of Gotham City. While Batman sets out to stop the bad guy, the entire darkness of the film contrasts with the white snow of the holiday season.
“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”
Shane Black, the man who wrote “Lethal Weapon,” made his directorial debut with “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.” The movie stars Robert Downey Jr. as a thief who escapes from a botched robbery and ends up in a casting call for a movie. He impresses the director with his outburst and they cast him. They team him with a private investigator (Val Kilmer) to train him for the movie. It remains known as the movie that re-launched Downey’s career.
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