Much-Better Alternatives To Formulaic Holiday Films

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Everywhere you turn, networks are trotting out their tired, formulaic holiday viewing selections. Even if they're new movies and shows, they're still following the same exact beats, in lockstep. It's enough to make you go full-Grinch.

But hold off on those plans to harass all the Whos down in Whoville. We've got some outside-the-box movie and show recommendations guaranteed not to roll your eyes out of their sockets.


CRACKEDcO COM Want to sprinkle a little comic action into your holiday viewing this year? Think about Iron Man 3. Aside from the finale happening on C


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On Her Majesty's Secret Service makes a surprisingly great Christmas movie. Its star George Lazenby makes it wildly underrated, and it features scenes

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Tired of Die Hard? Ghostbusters II is another fun holiday action movie. The script is by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis (just like the first movie's), a

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CRACKED COM THE LION KING IS A PAssover MOVIE. A king that returns to free his people from a tyrant he's related to? Hamlet never did that, but Moses

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No Easter is complete without a viewing of The Matrix Cout.i IC While not an explicit Christian allegory, it represents everything about the season: C

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Much-Better Alternatives To Formulaic Holiday Films

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DAW OF THE DEA This horror classic from director George A. Romero is surprisingly fun to watch around Thanksgiving! Its themes of consumerism work wit

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This Independence Day, check out Live Free or Die Hard. Instead of saving hostAGes, John McClane spends his July 4th weekend saving AMERICA CRACKED.cO


CRACKED CO COM REINDEER CAIMES This raunchy thriller takes place in December and has some lovely Christmas moments, particularly at the end when Affle

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Craving for films with a Christmas vibe (but not the cheesiness of your average Christmas movies)? Pour yourself a mug of hot chocolate and go on a Ha

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Laurel and Hardy's Babes in Toyland (aka March of the Wooden Soldiers) is my Christmas must-see movie. Sure, it's a fun holiday tale about how good tr

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CRACKEDcO Looking for the perfect Father's Day movie to watch with your dad? Boot up Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. 00 S The film shows you that fami

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Some of the Fast and Furious films the perfect are Thanksgiving movies. They have dinner as a family and are grateful for their meal. CRACKED

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Tangerine is the best transgender- prostitute Christmas movie shot on iPhones you'll ever see. On Christmas Eve, after serving a 28-day prison sentenc

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Harold & Kumar is a cult trilogy of stoner comedies that ends with a Christmas movie. DOUBLE FEATURE A VERY HAROLD DAKUMAR KUMAR Ubiteastle HAROLD&KUM

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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale tells a Santa Claus origin story that involves Santa's frozen body being uncovered at an ancient burial mound in Finlan

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What better way to truly celebrate Mother's Day, than with a story about motherly devotion. That is Sarah Connor's story in Terminator 2: CRACKED.COM


CRACKED.COM Looking for a Fourth of July movie but not into war stories? 30 SANLoT IHE This beloved classic celebrates the American pastime in a fully


Mad Max Fury Road is a great movie to celebrate the Passover. This post-apocalyptic movie features a story about the liberation of slavery from the ev

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It's mean to rob a third-tier holiday of its own movie. A GROUNDHOG DAY Gheistnas! 2 But, GROUNDHOG DAY works great as a Christmas film. There's a sno

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BATMAN RETURNS Any movie with the line Mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it, is ABSOLUTELY a Christmas movie.

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CRACKED COM Halloween is synonymous with candy and spooks. You can get your share of sweetness and spooks from the famously creepy Willy Wonka & the C

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The team spirit and the winter setting make Cool Runnings the perfect Christmas movie. CRACKED COM

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MEANGIRLS is the perfect movie to watch on Christmas. Not only is it a movie that won't fail to make you laugh no matter how many times you watch it,

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If you're craving a family-friendly Christmas movie that doesn't think its viewers are morons, try Babe. BABE It's about a pig who narrowly avoids bei

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang features enough Christmas decorations and costumes to get you into the holiday spirit. If you are looking for a Christmas-themed f

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If you want some spice with your Christmas, consider Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide shut. This movie is set during Christmas and has all the essentials:

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DOes a zombie Christmas movie sound fun to you? If yes, watch Anna and the Apocalypse. It's a musical horror-comedy about a zombie apocalypse ravaging