Christmas Movies

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1. My Reputation (1946)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance

A recent widow meets an army major while skiing and despite pressures from friends and family becomes romantically involved with him.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Warner Anderson, Lucile Watson

Votes: 1,160

2. The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy

A young boy receives a rocking horse for Christmas and soon learns that he is able to pick the winning horse at the races.

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Valerie Hobson, John Howard Davies, Ronald Squire, John Mills

Votes: 962

3. Remember the Night (1940)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A shoplifter and her prosecutor fall in love, creating tensions for his career and family.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson

Votes: 4,005 | Gross: $0.17M

4. The Holly and the Ivy (1952)

Approved | 80 min | Drama

A heartwarming tale of an English minister and his family reunited at Christmas time. Their story includes a remembrance of their World War II trials.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Celia Johnson, Margaret Leighton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 734

5. Merlusse (1938)

72 min | Comedy, Drama

Merlusse is a teacher in an all-boys boarding school - pupils hate him since he smells, has a glass eye and is very strict. When Christmas Eve arrives most boys leave school to spend the ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Pagnol | Stars: Henri Poupon, André Pollack, Annie Toinon, Thommeray

Votes: 144

6. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer

Votes: 18,432 | Gross: $7.57M

7. Room for One More (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy

A fairly well-to-do family takes in two troubled orphans.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Lurene Tuttle, Randy Stuart

Votes: 1,746

8. Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

Andy has problems raising the last payment for a used car and juggling three pretty girls with an upcoming country club dance scheduled.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker

Votes: 1,497

9. Susan Slept Here (1954)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

On Christmas Eve, a struggling Hollywood scriptwriter receives a very unexpected present: juvenile delinquent Susan Landis.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Dick Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Anne Francis, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 1,365

10. Little Orphan Annie (1932)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

Daddy Warbucks has to go on a long trip, leaving Annie alone. While wandering the street, Sandy leads Annie to discover Mickey, who is crying. Mickey's grandmother recently died, and he is ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Mitzi Green, Buster Phelps, May Robson, Matt Moore

Votes: 48

11. Christmas Holiday (1944)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A young femme fatale-type woman realizes that the man she married is an incorrigible wastrel.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly, Richard Whorf, Dean Harens

Votes: 1,074

12. Mrs. Parkington (1944)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

A widowed matriarch reminisces about her family fortunes, including her romance with a financier/mine owner.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Edward Arnold, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 1,202

13. Christmas Eve (1947)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

To save her fortune from a designing nephew, Matilda Reed must locate her three long-lost adopted sons in time for a Christmas Eve reunion.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: George Raft, George Brent, Randolph Scott, Joan Blondell

Votes: 428

14. Trail of Robin Hood (1950)

Passed | 67 min | Musical, Western

Retired actor Jack Holt is raising Christmas trees for sale at a cost which permits every family to have one. A commercial tree company tries to drive Holt out of business. Roy saves the day, of course.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones

Votes: 192

15. Wine, Women and Horses (1937)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Gamblers Jim Turner and Valarie part company in Chicago and agree to meet at Saratoga with Jim stopping off at Barrowville en route. There, Jim meets George Mayhew and Eight Ball, a ... See full summary »

Director: Louis King | Stars: Barton MacLane, Ann Sheridan, Dick Purcell, Peggy Bates

Votes: 68

16. Kind Lady (1935)

76 min | Thriller, Drama

Mary Herries is a rich woman with a habit of contributing to those less fortunate than her. On her way home from a concert on Christmas Eve she discovers a poor, would-be artist outside her... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Aline MacMahon, Basil Rathbone, Mary Carlisle, Frank Albertson

Votes: 279

17. Nine Boys, One Heart (1948)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

During the Christmas season, Christine, a singer and her friends find themselves penniless. She falls asleep and dreams that she goes to heaven, followed by her friends. Waking her back on ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Friedland | Stars: Édith Piaf, Les Compagnons de la Chanson, Lucien Baroux, Marcel Vallée

Votes: 17

18. Murderers Among Us (1946)

85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

After returning from a concentration camp, Susanne finds an ex-soldier living in her apartment. Together the two try to move past their experiences during WWII.

Director: Wolfgang Staudte | Stars: Hildegard Knef, Elly Burgmer, Erna Sellmer, Hilde Adolphi

Votes: 1,805

19. Meet John Doe (1941)

Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan

Votes: 11,066

20. The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Gladys George

Votes: 11,528

21. Lost Souvenirs (1950)

135 min | Drama

Suppose lost and found objects could talk... But they can! At least four of them... : -A statuette of Osiris remembers how two ex-lovers, a model and a good for nothing who claimed to be an... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Bernard Blier, Pierre Brasseur, Suzy Delair, Danièle Delorme

Votes: 98

22. Desert Pursuit (1952)

Approved | 71 min | Western

In the mid-late 1800's camels were imported to various regions of the American southwestern deserts as pack animals and natives from the middle eastern countries came along as drivers and ... See full summary »

Director: George Blair | Stars: Wayne Morris, Virginia Grey, George Tobias, Anthony Caruso

Votes: 70

23. Saloon Bar (1940)

76 min | Thriller

Against a background of Christmas and the pending arrival of another baby for the landlord, a group of pub locals lead by bookie Joe Harris set out to prove that former customer Eddie ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Gordon Harker, Elizabeth Allan, Mervyn Johns, Joyce Barbour

Votes: 133

24. Dangerous Nan McGrew (1930)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

Dangerous Nan McGrew is the sharp-shooting expert of a traveling medicine show that is stranded in the Canadian northwest at the snowbound hunting lodge of wealthy Mrs. Benson. Nan is ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Helen Kane, Victor Moore, James Hall, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 36

25. Beloved Jim (1917)

60 min | Drama

Jim Brockton had three interests in life: His nephew, Donald: the Trinity, three friends of different nationalities, but united by their love for Jim; and a faithful dog named Lady. His ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Paton | Stars: Harry Carter, Priscilla Dean, J. Morris Foster, Charles Hill Mailes

26. Youth for the Kingdom (1945)

60 min | Drama

While carolling, a young girl discovers that her neighbors have lost the spirit of Christmas.

Director: Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Gloria Marlen, Charles Trowbridge, Alice Fleming, Shirley Doble

27. The Great Rupert (1950)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Family

A little squirrel with lots of charm accidentally helps two poor, down-but-NOT-out families overcome their obstacles.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Jimmy Durante, Terry Moore, Tom Drake, Frank Orth

Votes: 842

28. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

After losing her young son, Edna Gladney opposes the unfair laws discriminating against children whose parents are unknown, and opens an orphanage for those children.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Felix Bressart, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,553

29. Bright Eyes (1934)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Jane Darwell, Judith Allen

Votes: 1,878

30. 3 Godfathers (1948)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Western

Three outlaws on the run find a dying woman in the desert who gives birth to a baby. The mother entrusts the care of the child to the three men.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 7,568

31. Bush Christmas (1947)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In Australia, five children pursue horse thieves through the mountains.

Director: Ralph Smart | Stars: Chips Rafferty, John Fernside, Stan Tolhurst, Pat Penny

Votes: 360

32. Christmas in July (1940)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

When the co-workers of an ambitious clerk trick him into thinking he has won $25,000 in a slogan contest, he begins to use the money to fulfill his dreams. What will happen when the ruse is discovered?

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, Alexander Carr

Votes: 2,954

33. Heidi (1937)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Family, Musical

A plucky little orphan girl gets dumped abruptly into her gruff, hermit grandfather's care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Treacher, Helen Westley

Votes: 3,778

34. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

A New York City swindler has until Christmas to come up with the $10,000 he owes a gangster, prompting him to go into scamming overdrive.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield, Frank Tashlin | Stars: Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, Lloyd Nolan, Jane Darwell

Votes: 1,519

36. The Miracle of the Bells (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Drama

Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film, back to her hometown for burial. To arouse public ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Alida Valli, Frank Sinatra, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 742

37. Mr. Soft Touch (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When he learns that a gangster has taken over his nightclub and murdered his partner, returning WW2 hero Joe Miracle steals the money from the club's safe and hides in a settlement home, while the mob is on his tail.

Directors: Gordon Douglas, Henry Levin | Stars: Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes, John Ireland, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 419

38. Penny Serenade (1941)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance

A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Beulah Bondi, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 5,711

39. The Right to Be Happy (1916)

50 min | Drama, Fantasy

Scrooge was a "grouch," the greatest the world of literature has ever known. His former partner, Jacob Marley, had been dead more than seven years when the eventful Christmas Eve closed in ... See full summary »

Director: Rupert Julian | Stars: Rupert Julian, John Cook, Claire McDowell, Frankie Lee

Votes: 16

40. We're No Angels (1955)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Three Devil's Island escapees hide out in the house of a kindly merchant and repay his kindness by helping him and his family out of several crises.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray, Joan Bennett

Votes: 7,338

41. Come to the Stable (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

Two nuns arrive unannounced in the small New England town of Bethlehem, where they recruit various townspeople to help them build a children's hospital.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 989

42. Fitzwilly (1967)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

A butler and the staff of an eccentric aged philanthropist whose family wealth is exhausted engage in larceny and crimes to maintain her lifestyle and provide funds for her charitable activities.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Barbara Feldon, John McGiver, Edith Evans

Votes: 1,123

43. The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Musical

Patricia O'Grady is the daughter of Irish Vaudeville performer, Rosie O'Grady, and is being raised along with her sisters by her father who believes the Vaudeville life contributed to his ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: June Haver, Gordon MacRae, James Barton, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 345

44. Bundle of Joy (1956)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

After finding a baby outside an orphanage, a salesgirl receives sympathy from those around her, including her boss' son, as they all assume the baby is hers.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Adolphe Menjou, Tommy Noonan

Votes: 919

45. Sun Valley Serenade (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

When Phil Corey's band arrives at the Idaho ski resort its pianist Ted Scott is smitten with a Norwegian refugee he has sponsored, Karen Benson. When soloist Vivian Dawn quits, Karen stages an ice show as a substitute.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Sonja Henie, John Payne, Glenn Miller, Milton Berle

Votes: 1,242

46. Crooks Anonymous (1962)

88 min | Comedy, Crime

Forsdyke, a pathological petty thief subjects himself to a strict correction course run by a wealthy ex-con Widdowes and his Crooks Anonymous organization. Forsdyke's young and innocent ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Julie Christie

Votes: 432

47. Kathy O' (1958)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

A publicity man tries to hide a child film star's brattiness from a magazine writer, who happens to be his ex-wife.

Director: Jack Sher | Stars: Dan Duryea, Jan Sterling, Patty McCormack, Mary Fickett

Votes: 119

48. Sally and Saint Anne (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy

Sally O'Moyne, a good-natured but awkward school-girl lives with her extended and eccentric Irish-American clan. One day at school, unable to find her lunch bucket, Sally says a prayer to ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Ann Blyth, Edmund Gwenn, John McIntire, Gregg Palmer

Votes: 114



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