miércoles, 8 de diciembre de 2010

Películas relacionadas con la navidad, no mucho

Esta lista es de películas relacionadas con la Navidad, en realidad aquellas películas, de cualquier tipo y de dudables valores, que tienen escenas de navidad. Recomendamos, fuertemente, ver las otras listas de películas de navidad, aunque de todas formas aquí hay películas muy buenas, tanto cristianas como no.

Películas relacionadas con la Navidad

Esta lista contiene películas en que el tema de navidad es más accidental en la trama. La época de Navidad puede ser parte de la historia, o aparecer en una escena en particular, pero como en Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), no es el tema central de la película.

* 3 Godfathers (1948) — At Christmastime in the Old West, three cowhands find a woman dying in childbirth, and deliver the baby to civilization in a parody of the Biblical story of the Magi.

* 29th Street (1991) — When a man wins the first New York State Lottery on Christmas Eve, instead of celebrating, he throws a rock through a church window. Based on a true story.

* About a Boy (2002) — A bachelor enjoys a life of ease thanks to the royalties from a Christmas song his father composed.

* An Affair to Remember (1957) — Lovers are parted after a planned liaison is thwarted by a car accident. Film climaxes on Christmas Eve.

* All That Heaven Allows (1955) — Lonely widow seeks love with younger gardener in the face of her adult children's disapproval. Includes a memorable Christmas scene.

* Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) — Songwriter Dave Seville takes in three chipmunks, who can sing, during the Christmas season. The movie features the classic "Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)".

* American Psycho (2000) — Serial killer Patrick Bateman takes a break from his reign of terror to attend a Christmas party given by his fiancée.

* Annie Hall (1977) — A scene has Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) forced to attend a Christmas party in Hollywood.

* The Apartment (1960) — A young executive climbs the corporate ladder by loaning out his apartment to bosses for their extramarital trysts. The bulk of the film takes place between Christmas and New Year's Eve.

* The Associate (1996) — A woman making it on Wall Street by creating a pretend male partner. During Christmas Eve, she is hounded by everyone about the fictional man she created. Eventually she finds out that the man is inducted into the hall of fame.

* Auntie Mame (1956) — One scene has free-spirited eccentric Mame Dennis attempting to support herself as a Macy's sales clerk during the holidays.

* Babe (1995) — The segment "Pork is a Nice Sweet Meat" takes place on Christmas Day.

* Batman Returns (1992) — Batman battles the Penguin, Catwoman, and a corrupt industrialist during the Christmas holiday.

* Ben-Hur (1959) - Christ's Nativity is depicted in the prologue

* Bell, Book and Candle (1958) — Modern-day witch tries to woo unsuspecting publisher. The first part of the film takes place at Christmas.

* The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) — An easygoing priest and a no-nonsense nun try to save their run-down school. Scenes include a Christmas pageant.

* Black Christmas (1974, remade 2006) — A stranger terrorizes sorority girls during the holiday break.

* Das Boot (1981) — German U-boat makes a perilous mission during World War II. Includes a Christmastime scene aboard a supply ship.

* Boys Town (1938) — Features a Christmas Sequence in the middle.

* Brazil (1985) — Begins when, during the holidays, a man is arrested by the secret police who mistake him for a terrorist due to a misprinted file. Near the end, the main character is visited by his boss who is dressed as Santa Claus on his way to a charity event.

* Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) — The title character is introduced to her primary love interest at her parents' Christmas party, among several holiday-themed scenes.

* Bright Eyes (1934) — Young girl (Shirley Temple) becomes center of custody battle after being orphaned on Christmas morning.

* La Bûche (AKA Season's Beatings) (1999) — Woman reunites with her estranged daughters during Christmas following the death of her second husband.

* Cast Away (2000) — On Christmas Eve a FedEx plane crashes near an uninhabited island, where the only survivor lives for the next four years.

* Catch Me If You Can (2002) — An FBI agent pursues an identity-changing con artist over a period of several years. A number of scenes take place on different Christmases.

* Christmas Evil (1980) — Psychotic killer spends the holiday punishing the naughty as Santa Claus.

* The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) — C.S. Lewis tale, in which the return of Christmas to the frozen fantasy world of Narnia is the first sign of its liberation.

* Citizen Kane (1941) — An early scene shows the young Charles Foster Kane receiving a sled as a Christmas gift from his guardian, Mr. Thatcher.

* Cosmopolitan (2003) — An unexpected romance blossoms over the holidays, and undergoes shifts on Christmas and New Years.

* Desk Set (1957) -Features people decorating the department store for the holidays.

* Die Hard (1988) — On Christmas Eve, terrorists seize control of a Los Angeles skyscraper.

* Die Hard 2 (1990) — On Christmas Eve, terrorists seize control of air traffic control at a Washington DC airport.

* Diner (1982) — Old childhood friends, now grown, get together during the holidays in 1959 Baltimore.

* Donnie Brasco (1997) — FBI agent infiltrates '70s crime family. A scene has characters celebrating Christmas by exchanging cards stuffed with hundred-dollar bills.

* Don't Open Till Christmas (1984) — A Santa murderer stalks the streets of London.

* Edward Scissorhands (1990) — A man with scissors for hands adjusts to life in suburbia after the death of his creator, and later he sees the Christmas holiday season.

* Elves (1990) — Neo-Nazis impregnate a teenage waitress with one of Santa's elves.

* Enemy of the State (1998) — A man is pursued by rogue agents, after he unknowingly obtains incriminating evidence on them, while shopping for Christmas gifts for his family.

* Eyes Wide Shut (1999) — Around Christmas, a man goes on a sexual odyssey that leads to a mysterious orgy and possibly murder.

* Falling In Love (1984) — Married strangers meet while Christmas shopping and begin a friendship that gradually blossoms into love.

* Fanny and Alexander (1982) — Opening scenes take place at Christmas.

* Funny Farm (1988) - A couple buys their dream farmhouse in the country, but end up divorcing. They attempt to sell their farmhouse by bribing the local townspeople to create the perfect fantasy Christmas to impress prospective buyers.

* Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007) — Nudist aliens take over the world, and the Planet Express crew are made homeless at Christmas. Also, Santa Claus helps in the final battle.

* Ghostbusters II (1989) — The entire film is set during Christmas and New Years season in New York City, and a Christmas tree is visible during at least one scene.

* Go (1999) — Three intertwining plots that happen to involve one drug deal on Christmas Eve in Los Angeles.

* The Godfather  (1972) — Christmastime in 1945 forms the backdrop for several murders in Mafia crime drama.

* Going My Way (1944) — Young priest is mentored by his aging predecessor in urban parish. Film concludes with a Christmas Eve scene.

* Goodfellas (1990) — A scene has the mobster protagonists celebrating Christmas after pulling off the Lufthansa heist in December 1978.

* The Great Ziegfeld (1936) — A scene has the Broadway impresario lavishing his family with Christmas presents.

* Gremlins (1984) — Bad things happen when a Christmas gift gets wet.

* Grumpy Old Men (1993) — Elderly bachelors vie for the affections of a widow. Film has some Christmas Eve scenes.

* Harry Potter films — Several of the films have scenes that take during Christmastime with the characters exchanging gifts.

* Heatwave (1982) — Conflict over a planned housing development comes to a boil during a brutally hot Christmas season in Syndey, Australia.

* Hot Rods to Hell (1967) — Man recovering from Christmas Eve car accident finds himself and family harassed by teenage punks en route to new job as motel owner.

* The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) — Naive mail clerk is installed as president of a manufacturing company. Film takes place during the holiday season.

* I Am Legend (2007) — A viral outbreak occurs on Christmas Eve, and quickly spreads across the entire planet.

* The Ice Harvest (2005) — A seemingly perfect crime on Christmas Eve spirals out of control.

* In Bruges (2008) — Two Irish hit-men hide out in Belgium during the holiday season.

* Jack Frost (1996) — Murderous snowman terrorizes a small town during the holidays.

* Just Friends (2005) — Record producer inadvertently comes home for Christmas 100 pounds lighter, and tries to rekindle the flame with his high school crush; hilarity ensues.

* Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) — A crook poses as an actor and gets tangled up in a crime during a Christmas setting.

* Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) — Trying to secure a new job in order to obtain legal custody of his son, Ted Kramer interviews for one (and gets it) during an office Christmas party.

* Lady and the Tramp (1955) — The film opens and closes around Christmas.

* Lady in the Lake (1947) — Noir mystery takes place on Christmas Eve.

* Legion (2010) — God loses faith in humankind and sends his angels to slaughter them all on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, Charlie's baby is born, and is deemed the new savior of mankind.

* Lethal Weapon (1987) — A young suicidal cop is partnered with a veteran officer to solve a murder during the holidays.

* The Lion in Winter (1968) — Christmas 1183 is the setting for palace intrigues with King Henry II and family. Remade in 2003.

* Little Women (1933) — Includes scenes of the March family at Christmastime. Remade in 1949, 1978, and 1994.

* Look Who's Talking Now (1993) — The Ubriacco family struggles to be together for Christmas.

* Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) — Teenager tries to find romance as Christmas approaches.

* Love Story (1970) — Romance blossoms between wealthy law student and doomed schoolteacher. A scene has the young man raising money by selling Christmas trees.

* Make the Yuletide Gay (2009) — An openly gay college student struggles with concealing his sexual orientation from his parents when he goes home for Christmas.

* Mame (1974) — Musical version of Auntie Mame, with Lucille Ball in the title role. Includes the song "We Need a Little Christmas".

* The Matador (2005) — Businessman and hit man strike up an odd friendship. The second half of the film takes place during the Christmas season.

* Mean Girls (2004) — Teenage schoolgirls sing and dance to '"Jingle Bell Rock."

* Meet John Doe (1941) — A newspaper reporter turns a bum into a national hero, but the man threatens to commit suicide by leaping from the town hall after he's exposed as a fraud. The climax takes place on Christmas Eve.

* Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) — In one chapter, a Missouri family has itself a merry little Christmas.

* Metropolitan (1990) — Young upper-class collegians attend holiday balls and bond during Christmas break in Manhattan.

* A Midnight Clear (1992) — American and German soldiers spend an uneasy Christmas together in WW2 France.

* Millions (2004) — Two young British brothers, one very religious, clash over how to spend a chance acquisition of £229,520 (later revealed as stolen) before the fictional conversion to the Euro takes place on or near Christmas Day.

* The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) — Small-town girl finds herself pregnant after marrying a departing soldier while intoxicated. Film climaxes on Christmas Eve.

* Moonstruck (1987) — Romantic comedy-drama takes place during, or just prior to, the holiday season.
* Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941) -takes place in or around the holiday season.

* Never Say Goodbye (1946) — Artist attempts to win back his ex-wife as Christmas approaches.

* The Night of the Hunter (1955) — The final scenes of the film have the children enjoying Christmas since the capture of their pursuer.

* The Odessa File (1974) — Political thriller is set around Christmas, and has "Christmas Dream" as its theme song.

* Ordinary People (1980) — Affluent suburban family struggles with the aftermath of one son's death and the other's attempted suicide. Includes some Christmas scenes.

* P2 (2007) — A businesswoman is pursued by a psychopath after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve.

* Penny Serenade (1941) — Tearjerker includes a child's Christmas pageant scene.

* Period of Adjustment (1962) — Two couples hash out their marital difficulties on Christmas Eve.

* The Proposition (2005) — In 1880s Australia, a captured outlaw is given until Christmas Day to find and kill his murderous older brother.

* Rabbit Test (1978) — A man gets pregnant and spoofs the Nativity.

* The Ref (1994) — A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.

* Rent (2005) — The first half of the movie takes place on Christmas Eve and the days leading up to the new year. The second half of the movie shows the events of the next year, with the movie ending on Christmas Eve.

* Rocky IV (1985) — An epic boxing match between the USSR's Captain Ivan Drago and the USA's Rocky Balboa on Christmas Day.

* 'R Xmas (2001) — Drug dealer is abducted for ransom just before Christmas

* Santa Claws (1996) — Horror-movie actress is stalked by a fan while shooting a Christmas-themed film.

* Serendipity (2001) — Opening scene set to Cool Yule at Bloomingdale's during the Christmas rush. John and Sara meet when they both reach for the same pair of gloves, which they are buying to be Christmas presents.

* Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) - The controversial slasher film about a murderous Santa Claus. It was followed by four sequels.
o Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)
o Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989)
o Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation (1990)
o Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1992)

* Since You Went Away (1944) — WW2 homefront drama climaxes on Christmas Eve.

* Sleepless in Seattle (1993) — Woman responds to plea from lonely widower on Christmas Eve radio program.

* Soldier (1998) — Includes a Christmas party among the settlers before Todd's exile.

* Stalag 17 (1953) — American POWs fight among themselves a few days before Christmas.

* Stowaway (1936) — Chinese orphan (Shirley Temple) stows away on a ship and is cared for by an American couple. Temple sings "That's What I Want for Christmas" in the final scene.

* Sun Valley Serenade (1941) — Musician falls in love with Norwegian refugee during holiday gig at Idaho ski resort.

* The Sure Thing (1985) — La hostilidad se transforma en romance cuando estudiantes universitarios viajan por el país durante las vacaciones de Navidad.

* Tales from the Crypt (1972) — El primer segmento de esta antología de terror es sobre una mujer que asesina a su esposo en su casa en Noche Buena, y no puede llamar a la policía porque un loco en un disfraz de San Nicolás está fuera de la casa.

* The Thin Man (1934) — Misterio cómico de asesinato tiene varias escenas de Navidad.

* Three Days of the Condor (1975) — Thriller de espionaje tiene lugar durante la época de Navidad.

* To All a Good Night (1980) — Un Santa asesino asecha a las adolescentes universitarias.

* Tokyo Godfathers (2003) — Un trío de hombres si hogar (un acohólico ex atleta, un adolescente que se escapó de casa y un viejo transexual) son redimidos cuando descubren a un infante abandonado en Navidad.

* Toy Story (1995) — La última escena tiene lugar en Navidad.

* Trading Places (1983) — Un hombre adinerado y uno pobre cambian lugares como parte de un experimento en la época de Navidad.

* Trapped in Paradise (1994) — Tres hermanos roban el banco de un pueblo en Noche Buena, y son forzados a pasar la Navidad con la gente del pueblo, atrapados por la nieve.

* A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) — Memorias de una niña pasando a la adolescencia en el cambio de siglo en Brooklyn, incluye escenas de un árbol de Navidad y relacionadas.

* The Victors (1963) — La escena en que el soldado Slovik es ejecutado por deserción está acompañada por canciones de Navidad de Frank Sinatra.

* The War of the Roses (1989) — Incluye varias escenas de Navidades.

* When Harry Met Sally (1989) — Incluye varias Navidades y escenas de Ano Nuevo relacionadas.

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