12 Movies to Watch Over the Holiday Break

By McGraw-Hill Higher Education


December 17, 2018

12 Movies to Watch Over the Holiday Break
  1. Private Life (Netflix)

    The magnificent Katheryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti team up to portray a married couple in their 40s struggling with starting a family. Nominated for several Spirit Awards (but robbed of a Golden Globe nom!) this black comedy is a dark horse for the Oscars.


  2. Black Panther (Netflix)

    One of the best superhero films to come out in years, this Marvel film is likely to be nominated for a best picture Oscar. The action-packed journey through Wakanda with it’s star-studded cast is a do not miss film.


  3. Wind River (Netflix)

    A hidden gem lost in the shuffle of 2017, this chilling thriller tackles the mysterious murder of a young girl on a remote Native American Reservation and the FBI agent and local game tracker who are investigating.


  4. Dumplin’ (Netflix)

    An outspoken plus-size teenager, and daughter of former beauty queen, signs up for her mom’s pageant in this feel good comedy. Also, Dolly Parton. Who doesn’t like some Dolly Parton in their lives?


  5. Miracle on 34th Street (Hulu)

    The 1994 version (sorry purists!) is on Hulu. Need I say more?


  6. Sorry to Bother You (Hulu)

    Do you want weird? I’ve got weird for you. Ambitious, funny, scathing, and a wildly off the walls ending. Summaries don’t do this film justice, check it out.


  7. Love, Simon (HBO)

    Your teen or tween will be decidedly in to this sweet love story about a 17-year-old boy who hasn’t told his family or friends he’s gay but has fallen for an anonymous classmate online.


  8. Wonder (Hulu)

    Based on a bestselling novel, this film tells the heartwarming and inspiring story of a young boy born with facial differences who is entering the 5th grade and mainstream school for the first time.


  9. Game Night (HBO)

    Does the idea of sitting down for a “friendly” family game night during the holidays send you into a blind panic? Try suggesting watching this dark comedy about the perils of a game night gone horribly wrong instead.


  10. Beauty and the Beast (Netflix)

    Looking for a familiar-but-not-seen-a-thousand-times classic for the whole family? Try Disney’s live action version of Beauty and the Beast.


  11. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Netflix)

    “Anything worth doing, is worth doing to perfection”. This feel-good documentary about Jira Ono, considered to be the world’s greatest sushi chef, will satisfy your movie cravings.


  12. Christmas Prince & A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (Netflix)

    Do you like cheese? Looking for a Hallmark holiday movie without all the commercials? Pop the popcorn and let the silliness of these two holiday romance films wash over you.

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