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1. Rocky IV (1985)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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40 Metascore

Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 170,472 | Gross: $127.87M

2. A Christmas Story (1983)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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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: 122,212 | Gross: $20.61M

3. Flowers in the Attic (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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After the sudden death of their father, four children face cruel treatment from their ruthless grandmother.

Director: Deborah Chow | Stars: Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn, Kiernan Shipka, Mason Dye

Votes: 8,245

4. While You Were Sleeping (1995)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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67 Metascore

A hopeless 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: 84,588 | Gross: $81.06M

5. The Christmas Secret (2014 TV Movie)

TV-G | 120 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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While her life is falling apart, single mom Christine finds a magical family heirloom that leads to love and good fortune during Christmas.

Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Bethany Joy Lenz, John Reardon, Susan Hogan, Michael Hogan

Votes: 2,193

6. The Santa Clause (1994)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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57 Metascore

When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 85,605 | Gross: $144.83M

7. Things to Come (1936)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

6.7
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The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott

Votes: 6,411

8. A Christmas Carol (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.8
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55 Metascore

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine

Votes: 92,192 | Gross: $137.86M

9. Four Christmases (2008)

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

5.7
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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: 58,385 | Gross: $120.15M

10. The Best Man Holiday (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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59 Metascore

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs

Votes: 14,019 | Gross: $70.53M

11. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Not Rated | 127 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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81 Metascore

A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Émile Vallée

Votes: 30,257

12. The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

4.8
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38 Metascore

A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark.

Director: David L. Cunningham | Stars: Alexander Ludwig, Ian McShane, Christopher Eccleston, Frances Conroy

Votes: 14,264 | Gross: $8.79M

13. This Christmas (2007)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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63 Metascore

A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years.

Director: Preston A. Whitmore II | Stars: Regina King, Columbus Short, Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba

Votes: 7,675 | Gross: $49.12M

14. Santa's Slay (2005)

R | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.4
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Santa Claus is actually a demon who lost a bet with an Angel, so he becomes the giver of toys and happiness. But when the bet is off, he returns to his evil ways.

Director: David Steiman | Stars: Bill Goldberg, Douglas Smith, Emilie de Ravin, Robert Culp

Votes: 8,433

15. The Search for Santa Paws (2010 Video)

G | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.7
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Magic dogs and an elf team up with two children to rescue Santa who has lost his memory.

Director: Robert Vince | Stars: Reese Alexander, Diedrich Bader, Sahar Biniaz, Danny Woodburn

Votes: 2,066

16. All I Want for Christmas (1991)

G | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.0
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A brother and sister attempt to bring their divorced parents back together for Christmas.

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: Harley Jane Kozak, Jamey Sheridan, Ethan Embry, Kevin Nealon

Votes: 4,023 | Gross: $14.81M

17. Happy Christmas (2014)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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70 Metascore

After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny's influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness.

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham

Votes: 7,240 | Gross: $0.03M

18. Christmas in Wonderland (2007)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

4.9
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Three children and their father move from Los Angeles, California to Edmonton, Alberta. When they go shopping at West Edmonton Mall, they find counterfeit cash, inadvertently help catch crooks, and make a discovery about Santa.

Director: James Orr | Stars: Matthew Knight, Chris Kattan, Cameron Bright, Preston Lacy

Votes: 1,902 | Gross: $0.08M

19. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 6,933

20. Christmas Evil (1980)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.

Director: Lewis Jackson | Stars: Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull, Andy Fenwick

Votes: 4,983

21. A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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On Christmas Day, Santa brings two lonely people together. But can love overcome deception?

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Kelli Williams, Patrick Muldoon, Charles Durning, Bruce Thomas

Votes: 2,735

22. One Magic Christmas (1985)

G | 89 min | Family, Fantasy

6.6
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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: 2,730 | Gross: $13.68M

23. A Christmas Visitor (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: William Devane, Meredith Baxter, Dean McDermott, Reagan Pasternak

Votes: 868

24. Santa Baby (2006 TV Movie)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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Mary Class is a highly successful business executive - who just happens to be the daughter of Santa Claus. But when her father falls ill, Mary returns to the North Pole and the life she ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Jenny McCarthy, Ivan Sergei, George Wendt, Kandyse McClure

Votes: 1,509

25. The Santa Suit (2010 TV Movie)

TV-G | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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Hunter Toys CEO Drake Hunter turned his father's company from a cozy quality manufacturer into a ruthless, profitable business. After denying his staff any festive generosity again, the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vaughn | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Jodie Dowdall, Derry Robinson, Rosemary Dunsmore

Votes: 678

26. 'Twas the Night (2001 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Family

5.6
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A mischievous 14-year-old boy and his irresponsible uncle almost ruin Christmas when they decide to take Santa's new high-tech sleigh for a joyride.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Josh Zuckerman, Brenda Grate, Bryan Cranston, Jefferson Mappin

Votes: 683

27. A Christmas Snow (2010)

TV-PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.2
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A woman refuses to celebrate Christmas, because of her father abandoning his family during the holiday.

Director: Tracy Trost | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Muse Watson, Cameron Ten Napel, Anthony Tyler Quinn

Votes: 555

28. Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 74 min | Animation, Family

5.7
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With big plans and Christmas just around the corner, Barbie and her sisters pack their suitcases to visit Aunt Millie; but, instead, they wind up in a snow-capped and super-festive little town. Is this going to be the best Christmas ever?

Director: Mark Baldo | Stars: Diana Kaarina, Jennifer Waris, Rachel Harrison, Nevada Brandt

Votes: 737

29. The Christmas Star (1986)

TV-G | 94 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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A counterfeiter finds the true meaning of the holidays.

Director: Alan Shapiro | Stars: Edward Asner, Rene Auberjonois, Jim Metzler, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 288

30. Housewife, 49 (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, War

7.8
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In the late 1930s Nella Last, a housewife aged 49, living in Barrow-in-Furness on the North West English coast,agrees to send details of her routine to the Mass observation project,a ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Victoria Wood, David Threlfall, Christopher Harper, Ben Crompton

Votes: 632

31. Lost Christmas (2011)

PG | 89 min | Drama

7.1
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Orphaned the previous Christmas young Goose looks after his demented grandma, selling stolen goods to soft-hearted fence Frank on his Manchester estate. One Christmas Eve Goose meets ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,110

32. Christmas in Canaan (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 96 min | Drama, Family

7.1
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DJ and Rodney don't like each other from the start. Rodney thinks DJ is an ignorant white farm boy, and DJ thinks Rodney acts too smart for his own good. After a school bus scuffle between ... See full summary »

Director: Neill Fearnley | Stars: Billy Ray Cyrus, Tom Heaton, Jaishon Fisher, Zak Ludwig

Votes: 464

33. Lost Holiday: The Jim & Suzanne Shemwell Story (2007 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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In Idaho, an estranged couple are trapped in a blizzard while on vacation just before Christmas.

Director: Gregory Goodell | Stars: Jami Gertz, Dylan Walsh, Aaron Pearl, Julia Maxwell

Votes: 179

34. Christmas Carol (1978 TV Movie)

55 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.6
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In this one-man show starring Rich Little, Ebeneezer Scrooge (played by Rich as W.C. Fields) hates Christmas, and it's up to the Ghosts of Christmas Past (played by Rich as Humphrey Bogart)... See full summary »

Director: Trevor Evans | Star: Rich Little

Votes: 252

35. The Ghost of Greville Lodge (2000)

TV-PG | 88 min | Family, Mystery

5.6
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Inquisitive teenage orphan James is invited to stay at his uncle's country mansion. He explores the property and discovers the house holds many mysterious secrets.

Director: Niall Johnson | Stars: Jon Newman, Prunella Scales, Marc Danbury, Emma Powell

Votes: 265

36. Broken Nation

Action, Adventure, Western | Pre-production

A post apocalyptic vision of 7 individuals who make a pact to stand side by side in desperate times against a new power government intent on ruling with an iron fist across the British Isles.

Directors: Belinda Green-Smith, Rick McLeod | Stars: Keith Duffy, Nick Cornwall, Kerry Newton, Rick McLeod

37. The Christmas Wife (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama

6.6
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A widower not wanting to face his first Christmas alone responds to an ad for "social introductions".

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Jason Robards, Julie Harris, Don Francks, James Eckhouse

Votes: 293

38. Ms. Scrooge (1997 TV Movie)

G | 87 min | Fantasy, Drama

5.4
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A retelling of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Katherine Helmond, Michael Beach, John Bourgeois

Votes: 341

39. A Hobo's Christmas (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.2
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An old hobo finds the family he walked out on 20 years before.

Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Barnard Hughes, Gerald McRaney, Wendy Crewson, William Hickey

Votes: 289

40. Christmas at the Riviera (2007 TV Movie)

94 min | Comedy

6.0
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The assistant manager of a seaside hotel is left to run the building over the Christmas period.

Directors: Mark Bussell, Justin Sbresni | Stars: Alexander Armstrong, Darren Boyd, Anna Chancellor, Warren Clarke

Votes: 165

41. Christmas Truce of 1914 (2014 Video)

4 min | Short, History

8.8
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Sainsbury's Christmas ad commemorates the extraordinary events of Christmas Day, 1914, when the guns fell silent and two armies met in no-man's land, sharing gifts - and even playing football together.

Director: Ringan Ledwidge

Votes: 16

42. The One Who Loved You (2018)

Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

3.8
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Director: Jan Pachl | Stars: Pavel Reznícek, Sona Norisová, Lívia Bielovic, Eva Holubová

Votes: 17

43. Christmas Carol (1984 TV Movie)

Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Boutron | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Pierre Clémenti, Georges Wilson, Lisette Malidor

Votes: 82

44. Pink Panther: Pinkadelic Pursuit (2002 Video Game)

Animation, Action, Adventure

6.5
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Pink has inherited a fortune from his late adventurer uncle but he must first beat a dozen or so platforming 2.5D levels to unlock all the rooms in his uncle's mansion to get to the treasure.

Director: Benjamin Fleury

Votes: 17

45. John Lewis: The Bear & the Hare (2013 Video)

2 min | Animation, Short

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46. Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade (2007 TV Special)

Documentary

6.8
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Come celebrate the holidays with the Walt Disney World® Christmas Day Parade and hosts Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest plus an unprecedented parade of talent. Plus, see all your... See full summary »

Director: Ron de Moraes | Stars: Mark Ballas, Sabrina Bryan, Cheryl Burke, Helio Castroneves

Votes: 25

47. CivvyStreet (1988 TV Movie)

57 min | Drama

6.9
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Life in Albert Square circa 1939-1945.

Director: Julia Smith | Stars: Gary Olsen, Karen Meagher, Avis Bunnage, Linda Robson

Votes: 13

48. Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade (2003 TV Special)

120 min | Musical, Family

7.5
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Director: Ron de Moraes | Stars: Clay Aiken, Ian Aylett, Lance Bass, Orlando Brown

Votes: 24

49. Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade (2008 TV Special)

Documentary

5.7
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Director: Ron de Moraes | Stars: Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest, David Archuleta

Votes: 15

50. Disney Parks Christmas Parade Special (2009 TV Special)

Reality-TV

8.2
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The 2009 Disney Parks Christmas Parade Special with musical performances, interviews, and parades.

Director: Ron de Moraes | Stars: Kris Allen, Samantha Brown, Cheryl Burke, Nick Cannon

Votes: 10



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