It’s a time when everyone’s spirits are on a rise and we’re all looking for something to liven us up. A lot of people find inspiration in festive settings and the likes, which is what we will be looking into here. Christmas comes once every year, but the products of the season have potential to last till eternity.
Take the examples of movies, for instance, we’ve got awesome films to remember even decades later like The Matrix, Die Hard, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Home Alone. The creative juices flow for writers as Christmas offers them a somewhat easy setting with potential for more.
We are all attracted to films with big star names. The films you find enjoyable because it features your favorite actor/actress can be a pain to watch for someone else. However, it goes without saying that films which star famous actors have a higher chance of being seen by more people, no matter how ridiculous the plot may be. As time passes, these films are pretty much forgotten from the minds of the casual, but live on for the most ardent of fans.
Here are 7 Christmas Movies You May Have Forgotten.
7. Bad Santa 2
Bad Santa was a pleasant surprise for some movie lovers. At least we got a Christmas film with R-rated material that still had a lot of heart in it. Bad Santa 2’s announcement stirred some uneasiness over its quality next to its predecessor. It undid all the development from previous happenings in the film and relied mainly on fan interest.
Bad Santa 2 didn’t do so well at the box office either; perhaps it will be best remembered under its prequel’s shadow.
6. Rise of the Guardians
Rise of the Guardians raked in a decent amount of reviews upon release. But, the film also made to follow suit with the superhero frenzy; combining Christmas with The Avengers in this team-up.
Despite this tactic, Rise of the Guardians didn’t do well at the box office
It’s interesting to note the number of A-listers in this movie: Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine, Jude Law, amongst others. At least, its good reviews exceed the average Rotten Tomato rating of the actors.
5. Surviving Christmas
Ben Affleck starred in a series of flops and not-so-good movies in the early 2000s; Surviving Christmas is definitely one of those flops.
Synopsis: Affleck’s character pays a family to pose as his own to impress his girlfriend; that is until he falls for the fake family’s daughter. Ben Affleck fans are the only ones who may view this movie as a funny misstep in his career. We’re glad learnt from his missteps.
4. Ghost of Girlfriends Past
When you think of romantic comedy, Matthew McConaughey (that is one really difficult name to spell and pronounce) definitely comes to mind. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is a decent film, it just doesn’t rank high among Matthew’s other romance films.
The plot of the movie generally involves Matthew’s character being haunted by the ghosts of his exes and it made for a good laugh.
3. The Family Man
Starring Nicholas Cage, The Family Man is a film about a man who woke up in an alternate life; a life he could’ve had if only he’d one different decision when he was younger.
It’s a feel-good film but it’s not remembered much because it was essentially a spin on It’s a Wonderful Life in a romantic comedy sense.
2. Just Friends
Just Friends is a romantic comedy where a formerly overweight dude sheds his weight and returns to his hometown for Christmas looking handsome and Ryan Reynolds-like. Yes, the movie stars Ryan Reynolds! Ryan plays Deadpool now so only staunch Reynolds fans would recall Just Friends.
Just Friends is a really sweet film that throws in the charm of Christmas into every scene. And yes, it has a happy ending.
1. Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
This movie was more of a nostalgia act because it relied on the success of the previous Beauty and the Beast Movies. However, die hard Disney fans still loved it.
The 1997 animated movie revisits the characters from the Disney favorite; Beauty and the Beast, as Belle tries to conquer the Beast’s skepticism about the Christmas season.
Which of these Christmas movies did you forget? Let us know in the comments.