*Really* Unconventional Christmas Movies

Die Hard has become a conventional Christmas film. Same thing with the Shane Black movies and Gremlins. For this list, these are true unconventional Christmas movies: films which prominently feature the holiday season in its plot line or have significant Christmas/Nativity themes, but you probably wouldn't initially think of them as being about Christmas. Also, they're all pretty dark, intense, or violent. Enjoy.

  • Children of Men
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • The Proposition
  • Tangerine
  • Prometheus
  • Eastern Promises
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • In Bruges
  • First Blood
  • Frozen River
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • Psycho
  • Die Hard 2
  • Carol
  • Decalogue III
  • Brazil
  • The Bourne Identity
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Phantom Thread
  • Deep Red
  • Morvern Callar