100 Films Challenge 2014

The Challenge: To Watch 100 Films I Have Never Seen Before By The End Of 2014
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1.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
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Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. (180 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
2.
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2011)
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An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation. (96 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
3.
The Artist (2011)
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A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
 
4.
The English Teacher (2013)
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An English teacher's life is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York. (93 mins.)
Director: Craig Zisk
 
5.
Silence of the Heart (1984 TV Movie)
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Skip Lewis is a 16 year old, who's been through some stuff. Like he has been having academic problems... (100 mins.)
 
6.
Devil's Due (2014)
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After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. (89 mins.)
 
7.
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
When a young man becomes the target of a malevolent entity, he must uncover its true intentions before it takes complete control of him. (84 mins.)
 
8.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
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Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization. (124 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
9.
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
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When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness. (98 mins.)
 
10.
Monsters University (2013)
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A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends. (104 mins.)
Director: Dan Scanlon
 
11.
Hours (2013)
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A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. (97 mins.)
Director: Eric Heisserer
 
12.
Rush (2013)
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The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. (123 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
13.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
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Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids. (95 mins.)
 
14.
Gravity (2013)
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Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them alone in space. (91 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
15.
Hannibal (2001)
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Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced FBI agent Clarice Starling and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim. (131 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
16.
Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas (2009)
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The true story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Feifer
 
17.
Deadfall (2012)
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A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration. (95 mins.)
 
18.
The Brass Teapot (2012)
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When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go. (101 mins.)
Director: Ramaa Mosley
 
19.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (134 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
20.
American Hustle (2013)
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A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. (138 mins.)
 
21.
Abducted: The Carlina White Story (2012 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A baby abducted at birth and raised by the woman who took her, eventually discovers she is a missing child, reconnects with her birth parents, and struggles with choosing between her two identities. (86 mins.)
 
22.
TalhotBlond (2012 TV Movie)
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Thomas Montgomery, a married father of two young daughters, gets seduced by the world of online gambling and chat rooms where a virtual romance and sexual obsession ultimately leads to the murder of an innocent man. (87 mins.)
Director: Courteney Cox
 
23.
Salem Falls (2011 TV Movie)
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A man with a troubled past tries to settle down in a small town, finds love and then ends up being the target of a witch hunt. (89 mins.)
Director: Bradley Walsh
 
24.
She Made Them Do It (2013 TV Movie)
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The true story of convicted felon Sarah Pender who has been found guilty of masterminding a double murder. (90 mins.)
Director: Grant Harvey
 
25.
Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Rob Lowe stars as Florida prosecutor Jeff Ashton in this riveting, true-life drama based onthe infamous Casey Anthony murder trial that shocked and enraged the American public. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Werner
 
26.
Life of Pi (2012)
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A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. (127 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
27.
Breakdown (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the middle of the desert. (93 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Mostow
 
28.
A Killer Among Us (2012 TV Movie)
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After the shocking murder of her mother, a girl helps a police detective by searching her home for clues that they hope will lead to the perpetrator.
Director: Bradley Walsh
 
29.
LUV (2012)
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An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes. (94 mins.)
Director: Sheldon Candis
 
30.
Cinderella Man (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s. (144 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
31.
Noah (2014)
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A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world. (138 mins.)
 
32.
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
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John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces. (98 mins.)
Director: John Moore
 
33.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
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As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier. (136 mins.)
 
34.
Showgirls (1995)
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Nomi, a young drifter, arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls. (128 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
35.
The Art of the Steal (2013)
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Crunch Calhoun, a semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get his old gang back together to pull off one last heist. (90 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Sobol
 
36.
Frozen (2013)
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When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. (102 mins.)
 
37.
The Quiet Ones (2014)
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A university professor and a team of students conduct an experiment on a young woman, uncovering terrifyingly dark, unexpected forces in the process. (98 mins.)
Director: John Pogue
 
38.
Pompeii (2014)
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A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him. (105 mins.)
 
39.
Runner Runner (2013)
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When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur. (88 mins.)
Director: Brad Furman
 
40.
Ruby Sparks (2012)
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A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence. (104 mins.)
 
41.
Baby Sellers (2013 TV Movie)
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Inspired by true events, the Lifetime Original Movie, Baby Sellers, exposes the shocking international criminal enterprise of infant trafficking. Stars Emmy winner Jennifer Finnigan and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kirstie Alley. (87 mins.)
Director: Nick Willing
 
42.
Gangster Squad (2013)
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It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city. (113 mins.)
Director: Ruben Fleischer
 
43.
Flight (2012)
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An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling. (138 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
44.
The Internship (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment. (119 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
 
45.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. (117 mins.)
 
46.
Oblivion (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself. (124 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kosinski
 
47.
Admission (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption. (107 mins.)
Director: Paul Weitz
 
48.
Inspector Mom: Kidnapped in Ten Easy Steps (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Set against the backdrop of the latest craze - ballroom dancing - Maddie Monroe must discover the identity of dangerous kidnappers and bring them to justice before her best friend becomes their next victim. (90 mins.)
Director: Brad Keller
 
49.
Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Fin and April are on their way to New York, until a Category 7 Hurricane spawns heavy rain, storm surges and deadly Sharknadoes. (95 mins.)
 
50.
The Last Keepers (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
When the teenage daughter of a reclusive family of artists falls in love with an unusual boy at school, she awakens mysterious powers and discovers ancient family secrets that will change her life forever. (85 mins.)
 
51.
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. (125 mins.)
 
52.
Jarhead (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home. (125 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
53.
Underdogs (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young man named Amadeo sets off on an unexpected adventure with the players of his beloved Foosball game. (106 mins.)
 
54.
Brave (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. (93 mins.)
 
55.
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in. (88 mins.)
 
56.
22 Jump Street (2014)
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After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. (112 mins.)
 
57.
He Loves Me (2011 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Dr. Nick seems to have a happy marriage with real estate agent Laura and a daughter. No, they each have sexual affair with others... (85 mins.)
Director: Jeff Renfroe
 
58.
The Boxtrolls (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. (96 mins.)
 
59.
Emperor (2012)
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As the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, General Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S. (105 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
 
60.
Dangerous Mind of a Hooligan (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
Five criminals unknown to each other are hired to complete a bank robbery. What should have been a smooth operation soon descends into paranoia, violence and horror. (78 mins.)
Director: Greg Hall
 
61.
Saved! (2004)
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When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her. (92 mins.)
Director: Brian Dannelly
 
62.
Thor (2011)
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The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. (115 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
63.
Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (2013)
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See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages. (87 mins.)
 
64.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
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When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. (102 mins.)
Director: Dean DeBlois
 
65.
The Mistle-Tones (2012 TV Movie)
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A talented singer forms a musical group and challenges her rivals to a competition on Christmas Eve. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Hoen
 
66.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
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The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. (110 mins.)
Director: Jon M. Chu
 
67.
Faster (2010)
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An ex-con gets on a series of apparently unrelated killings. He gets tracked by a veteran cop with secrets of his own and an egocentric hit man. (98 mins.)
 
68.
Snitch (2013)
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A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son, who was imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal. (112 mins.)
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
 
69.
Fallen (2006 TV Movie)
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Aaron is a high school jock with a promising future. But on his 18th birthday, his life forever changes when his incredible powers emerge... (81 mins.)
Director: Mikael Salomon
 
70.
Young Adult (2011)
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Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter. (94 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
 
71.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
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Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. (123 mins.)
 
72.
Holiday in Handcuffs (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A struggling artist working as waitress kidnaps one of her customers to bring home and meet her parents at Christmas. (86 mins.)
Director: Ron Underwood
 
73.
Valentine's Day (2010)
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Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day. (125 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
74.
The Tall Man (2012)
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When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children. (106 mins.)
Director: Pascal Laugier
 
75.
The Ugly Truth (2009)
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A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests... (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Luketic
 
76.
This Christmas (2007)
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A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years. (117 mins.)
 
77.
Saving Christmas (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.6/10 X  
Kirk is enjoying the annual Christmas party extravaganza thrown by his sister until he realizes he needs to help out Christian... (80 mins.)
Director: Darren Doane
 
78.
Closed for Winter (2009)
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Tells the story of a woman's journey to overcome the events of the past and to find a way to move on. It is a story of dark secrets and the power of and celebration of letting go. (85 mins.)
Director: James Bogle
 
79.
Snow Day (2000)
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When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed. (89 mins.)
Director: Chris Koch
 
80.
Surviving Christmas (2004)
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A lonely, obnoxious young millionaire pays a family to spend Christmas with him. (91 mins.)
Director: Mike Mitchell
 
81.
A Christmas Kiss (2011 TV Movie)
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After a spontaneous kiss, a struggling designer ends up falling in love with her demanding boss's boyfriend as she decorates his home for a Christmas party. (96 mins.)
Director: John Stimpson
 
82.
The Christmas Ornament (2013 TV Movie)
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A widow plans to give Christmas festivities a miss, as they bring back too many memories of her late husband. (83 mins.)
Director: Mark Jean
 
83.
Fir Crazy (2013 TV Movie)
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To help those looking to purchase this movie, it is also known as "Oh Christmas Tree" (87 mins.)
Director: Craig Pryce
 
84.
Deck the Halls (2006)
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Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space. (93 mins.)
Director: John Whitesell
 
85.
Fred Claus (2007)
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Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole. (116 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
 
86.
Finding Christmas (2013 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Sean, who runs a New York City advertising agency, and Owen, a small-town handyman and musician, swap residences for the holidays...
 
87.
What Happens in Vegas (2008)
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A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money. (99 mins.)
Director: Tom Vaughan