*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 truly unconventional Christmas movies: films which prominently feature the holiday season in its plot or have significant Christmas/Nativity themes or scenes, but you might not initially think of them as being very Christmasy, as most are pretty dark, intense, or violent. Enjoy.

  • The 400 Blows
  • The Bourne Identity
  • Brazil
  • Carol
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Children of Men
  • The Conversation
  • Decalogue III
  • Deep Red
  • Die Hard 2
  • Eastern Promises
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • First Blood
  • The French Connection
  • Frozen River
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • In Bruges
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Morvern Callar
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • Phantom Thread
  • Primer
  • Prometheus
  • The Proposition
  • Psycho
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Tangerine