With Christmas approaching, the classics such as a Christmas Tale, Home Alone etc will start airing on TV. Here are some incredible movies that often get ignored but still deliver heaps of heartwarming Christmas spirit.
While You Were Sleeping (1995) – A modern take on Sleeping Beauty. The first draft of the screenplay originally had a leading male working the ticket booth who falls for a girl in a coma. So glad they changed it. Far less creepy and more Sandra Bullock is always the way to go.
Trading Places (1984) – Just a little bit over 100 years when Mark Twain’s ‘Prince and the Pauper’ enters the public domain, this modern take comes along with two of the funniest actors in the primes.
The Family Man (2000) – It’s an updated version of Mr. Destiny which was a take on It’s A Wonderful Life, but there’s a certain sweetness this movie delivers in spades.
Batman Returns (1992) – Couldn’t have had a better cast or story. I love the Chris Nolan take on Bruce Wayne and Gotham, but nothing beats Michael Keaton as Batman or as anything really.
Gremlins (1984) – How is this a children’s movie? Oh yeah, ‘cos it’s amazing.
Die Hard (1988) – One of the greatest action movies of the 80s and forever. This gave the genre a break from muscles and machine guns and cast sensitive, funny and vulnerable Bruce Willis from Moonlighting, the detective show that didn’t take itself seriously.
Rocky 4 (1985) – How can I not have a Sly Stallone movie on the list? Also this movie has the best training montage in any movie ever. “DRAGOOO!”
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