Christmas is right around the corner but are you already tired of all the mainstream wholesome Christmas movies? If so, here’s an action-packed selection of unconventional Christmas movies to go with that eggnog. A classic selection hand-picked from Amazon Prime Video.
Billy’s father gets him a pet with three very specific instructions. However, when Billy doesn’t follow them, he ends up unleashing a horde of monsters that terrorises a small town. This classic was directed by Joe Dante and stars Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates as well as Hoyt Axton. The special effects and animatronics are quite remarkable for its era. Amazon Prime Video.
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Following the death of his wife, Los Angeles police detective Martin Riggs becomes reckless and suicidal. Reassigned and partnered with Roger Murtaugh, they uncover a massive drug-trafficking ring. Lethal Weapon was directed by Richard Donner and stars Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Gary Busey. A suspense action packed classic. Amazon Prime Video.
Die Hard (1988)
Detective John McClane arrives in LA hoping to spend Christmas with his estranged wife. However, he learns that his wife has become one of the hostages in an office building, he pursues relentlessly. This al-time classic is the vision of Director John McTiernan and stars Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman as well as Bonnie Bedelia. Amazon Prime Video.
Batman Returns (1992)
When a corrupt businessman and the Penguin scheme to take over Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda. This Batman classic was directed by the Tim Burton and stars Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer. Catch Michael Keaton acting in one of his most memorable roles in Hollywood. Amazon Prime Video.
American Psycho (2000)
Patrick Bateman, a wealthy investment banker, hides his psychopathic ego from his friends. Later, his illogical fantasies escalate and he submits to an uncontrollable bloodlust. A suspense horror classic directed by Mary Harron and stars Christian Bale, Reese Witherspoon as well as Chloë Sevigny. Amazon Prime Video.
Bad Santa (2003)
Rather than spreading good cheer, Willie, a swindler dressed up as Santa, and his elf partner Marcus try to rob a mall. Their motive fails when the thief befriends an eight-year-old boy. A naughty Christmas classic by Director Terry Zwigoff, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox and Lauren Graham. If dark obscene humour is to your liking, you’ll love this one. Amazon Prime Video.