Uncommon Festive Films

The perfect Christmas movie should be an emotional rollercoaster. Laughing one minute - and crying the next. If you’ve not done both when the credits roll, it’s time to dip into one of the following blockbusters that we’ve chosen, which are guaranteed to keep you entertained through the holidays.

8 Uncommon Festive Films

Cast Away (2001)

Chart the beard growth of Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland (a fedEx executive) whose plane crashes over the Pacific Ocean. With only a washed-up volleyball for island entertainment, it makes for some interesting viewing

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Even if it’s just to see Jeff Bridges as “the Dude”. Never before has cardigan-wearing been taken so seriously.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

Robert Downey Jr. moves to Los Angeles and hooks up with gay detective Val Kilmer for a crash test in how to become a successful private eye. With a film-noir style narration, it’s one to watch after a sherry (or two).

Catch Me if You Can (2002)

A veritable roll call of Hollywood royalty star in Spielberg’s stylish, confident comedy about a teenage fraudster.

Forrest Gump (1994)

“Life is like a box of chocolates”, said Forrest. Add this to your viewing list, and then run off the Christmas indulgences in a pair of chinos, just like Tom Hanks did in this sentimental blockbuster.

Die Hard (1988)

A gun-toting Bruce Willis in a vest? What’s not to love?

Interstellar (2014)

An impressive science fiction hit that stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway as astronauts on a mission to the wormholes of Saturn, in a nail-biting bid to find a new planet for humankind to inhabit.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

A briefcase toting Ben Stiller directs and stars in this American adventure story of a man on the hunt to find his own destiny.