Christmas is comingand with it also lunches, dinners, get-togethers, and (obviously) even the holidays. More free time available, therefore, especially to relax. Netflix has certainly thought of everyone: to those who love Christmas, and to those who hate it, expanding the catalog with a conspicuous range of films to choose from.
Let’s see together, therefore, what can be the 10 best Christmas movies (but not only) from catch up on Netflix in this festive and, hopefully, holiday atmosphere. Before going into the list, we confirm that movie descriptions are all spoiler free. Enjoy the reading!
1) Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro (2022)
Netflix has definitely accomplished one of his best investmentsproducing this new transposition of Pinocchio. Del Toro manages to rejuvenate the story of Collodi’s puppet giving her anew setting, but tremendously effective. There stop motion technique it’s a stellar voice cast, then, they help to make everything more magical. He laughs, he cries (a lot), but one thing is certain: even if you are not a fan of the story of Pinocchio, you will love him.
2) Klaus (2019)
Another investment in animation from Netflix (which, to be honest, was robbed of an Oscar in 2020) that tells a reinterpretation of the origins of Santa Claus. Don’t be fooled by the premises: the story is much more interesting and engaging than you might think, and tears of emotion are guaranteed here too.
3) Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (2022)
Another Netflix production in animation, this time we go more on the classic. And in fact, if you have already cried all your tears with Christmas Carol of Mickey Mouseyou can always try again with this. The original voice cast is superb, including Luke Evans, Olivia Colman and Jonathan Pryce. AND’ yet another version of Charles Dickens’ masterpiece? Yup. It’s worth giving it a chance just because Christmas Carol it’s a story that remains beautiful after all this time? Of course.
4) Saga of Knives Out (2019-2022)
Rian Johnsonafter his Episode VIII Of Star Wars argued to exhaustion, decides to change gender and focus on yellow, succeeding very well. What comes out is a film based on one very classic investigation of a crime in the familybut which actually hides several twists. Johnson handled it so well that Knives Out got one Oscar nomination for Original Screenplay, and the December 23 the second chapter arrives on the Netflix catalog of the saga, centered on the mysteries that our Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) has to solve in two completely different contexts.
5) The 5 legends (2012)
Dreamworks churned out this in 2012 film centered on the story of the five Guardians, specifically: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Sandman (no, not Gaiman’s, but still the king of dreams) and Jack Frost, the latest addition. But why was Jack chosen to fill the role of Guardian? Certainly not a masterpiece, but a beautiful film that carries with it a beautiful message – perfectso, for the Christmas mood.
6) The Grinch (2000)
Call this movie a Christmas classic it’s a euphemism. Jim Carrey puts on the Grinch suit (which actually corresponded to 7 hours of makeup) and takes us to Chinonsò, in the cave where this creature lives – precisely, the Grinch – that hates Christmas. But a little girl, Cindy, will arrive to upset the evil plans of the green monster who would like to steal Christmas. Ron Howard never was so colorful throughout his filmographylittle but sure.
7) Fantastic Beasts Saga (2016-2022)
Also this time we recommend two films in one: it is the prequel saga which brings us back in the world of Harry Potter long before the events of the main storyline. We are in the ’20s, and we witness the vicissitudes of magizoologist Newt Scamander first in New York, and then in Paris. Obviously, things are much more complicated than they seem. Sadly, it’s maybe unone of the shipwrecked projects worse than Warner of recent years, but the films are still very enjoyableand in their own way, Christmas.
8) The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2000-2003)
Netflix blesses our Christmas holidays bringing in catalog uone of the best products of the last 20 years on a cinematic level. Peter Jackson’s beloved trilogy takes us to Tolkien’s Middle-earth and tells the immortal story of Frodo and the Ring, the Fellowship and the evil Sauron. There is no better time of the Christmas holidays to shoot the cinematic milestone marathon.
9) Hook – Captain Hook (1991)
And seen that there was talk of masterpieces, let’s put another one on the list. Spielberg in 1991 makes us fly back to Neverlandand Peter Pan has to rediscover his origins after so many years spent in the real world. Cast-wise, it’s a Royal Rumble: Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman give us wonderful performances, e John Williams will move you to tears (for a change) with his music. Highly recommended.
10) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Other animated film (Oscar winner in 2019)recommended this time not so much because it is “Christmas”, but more because it is truly a gem of its kind. The director trio Persichetti, Ramsey and Rothman have experienced a new way of doing animation with this film, and the result is a Spider-Man story that offers many emotionswhile being one real feast for the eyes. Furthermore, recovering it now is decidedly propitious: in fact, the sequel arrives in theaters in June 2023, Across the Spider-verse (of which a first one has also come out teasers).
Bonus: Brian of Nazareth (1979)
Let’s go back in time to recommend another classic… Which maybe it would be more suitable for Easter. Brian of Nazarethindeed, it is there almost irreverent parody of the life of Jesus made by Monty Python, but which actually hides a few lessons on religious fanaticism. In short, it makes no sense to recommend it as a Christmas film, but it makes a lot of sense recommend it as a movie available on Netflix to catch up for the holidays.
With Monty Python we close this list of 10 movies to watch this Christmas on Netflix. So we just have to wish you a good vision, and above all happy holidays!