10 Christmas Movies That Will Make You Feel Good
A bit of reckoning with the past year, a bit of getting rid of the bonds of the past and of course a lot of hope for the future... Here are 10 movies that will make you excited for the new year!
1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
It's a Frank Capra masterpiece that not only tops the lists of the best Christmas movies, but also the best of cinema history. The film, which is remembered with the magnificent harmony of James Stewart and Donna Reed, tells the audience that a businessman, who is depressed due to successive events and thinks about death, rediscovers the meaning of life with the help of a woman.
2. Joyful Life (2009)
The film by Yılmaz Erdoğan, inspired by the movie 'Wonderful Life', is the story of a man who has to disguise himself as Santa Claus in a shopping mall in order to earn a living for his family. While the character of Rıza, created by Erdoğan, is among the unforgettables of Turkish cinema, the film underlines the beauty of life in a unique way.
3. Dr. Seuss' how the Grinch stole Christmas (2000)
The film, directed by Ron Howard, takes place in a small town called Whoville. The only concern of the townspeople is to buy other people very nice gifts. The Grinch, who overlooks this town from the top of Crumpit Mountain, hates Christmas and all he wants is to make them regret waiting for it. The Grinch is a movie that has already taken its place among the unforgettable with Jim Carrey's great performance.
4. The Polar Express (2004)
Don't look at it as it looks like a children's movie. Here is a movie by Robert Zemeckis that adults can watch without blinking. A little boy who no longer believes in Santa Claus due to bad memories from the past, jumps on a very strange train and takes to roads he never knew. This train travels to the North Pole, where Santa Claus resides.
5. Gremlins (1984)
When it comes to New Year's Eve, family comes to mind first, but we can also think of the family a little broader. “Gremlins” is perfect for watching a Christmas-appropriate movie with cousins and friends. There is no one who doesn't watch Gizmo, the little creature brought home by the unsuccessful inventor Red Peltzer, multiplying rapidly and turning into trouble on New Year's Eve, but New Year's Eve may be the ideal day to watch it once again.
6.Un conte de Noel (2008)
As you know, Christmas means a little bit of family. Sometimes things go wrong when the family gets together. The film, directed by French director Arnaud Desplechin, tells the story of the Vuillard family coming together on New Year's Eve. But when the family is crowded and the film is French, the wounds of the past inevitably begin to change and an effective drama emerges.
7. Joyeux Noel (2006)
The production by Christian Carion tells a different Christmas story inspired by a true story. In the First World War, the Germans on one side and the French and Scots on the other are fighting relentlessly. However, on New Year's Eve, both sides declare a one-night truce and meet in the middle of the trenches and celebrate the New Year. A poignant tale of people tasked with killing each other, showing each other pictures of their children and sighing.
8. Home Alone (1990)
Maybe we've all watched it many times, but let's admit it, no one would like to miss the opportunity to watch the fun adventure of Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin, once again, which started when his family forgot about him while his family went to France for Christmas vacation.
9. Die Hard (1988)
After all these years, we are not surprised by what happened to New York Police Department Detective John McClane. Because, in the first story, he went to the New Year's Eve party to fix things with his wife. This first adventure of the character immortalized by Bruce Willis is the promise of pure fun.
Bad Santa (2003)
Maybe the year you left behind has been very bad and you want to crown it by watching a really bad movie, and then encounter good things. The film directed by Terry Zwigoff, which tells the story of two thieves disguised as Santa Claus to steal, takes its place at the bottom of the list as an option for fun bad movie lovers.