The holiday season is a magical time of the year. The first snow is falling, the air smells like cinnamon and candy canes, and we get to spend time with our closest friends and family.

It's also the time of year where we all get time off work or school automatically, without wasting those vacation days you've been saving up. This means we have tons of time to kill if we're not jetting off to the warmest beach to enjoy a fruity cocktail.

The best way to kill all that time is by grabbing your family members, heating up some hot cocoa and lighting a fire, and putting on a movie marathon! It's the best time of the year for movies, so why not take advantage of it and relax the right way.

In the following pages you'll find all the best movies to watch on Netflix this holiday season including your classic Christmas movies, romantic movies that will make you believe in true love, intense dramas, comedy movies that will keep you laughing all night, and action packed superhero movies!


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Elf

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

It wouldn't be a holiday season if you didn't watch Elf at least once. Elf is one of those classic, feel-good Christmas movies that will lift your spirits as soon as you watch it. It also stars Will Ferrell so you know you're bound to get a good laugh or two in watching this one!


How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Somehow this classic Christmas movie only scored slightly above passing on Rotten Tomatoes, but I'm sure I'm not the only one that thinks it deserves a much higher score. This movie tells the hilarious tale of The Grinch as he turns from heartless to heartfelt with the help of a young who-girl.


A Very Murray Christmas

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

This movie stars Bill Murray on Christmas Eve and tons of other big Hollywood names. You can find Miley Cyrus, George Clooney, Rashida Jones, Amy Poehler and Micheal Cera all packed into this one Christmas movie!


Arthur Christmas

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

This 3D animated movie will reignite your love of Christmas! It answers the question that all kids are wondering: how does Santa deliver all his presents in just one night?


The Night Before

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Seth Rogen, Joseph-Gordon Levitt and Anthony Mackie star in this hilarious Christmas Eve movie that will leave you laughing for sure. The trio meet for their annual Christmas Eve reunion where they set out to find the holy grail of Christmas Eve parties.


Love Actually

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

If you're looking for a truly romantic Christmas movie, then you know you've got to be watching Love Actually. Watch multiple different lives, love stories and family dramas intertwine in this romantic classic!


Miracle On 34the Street

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

This movie was remade back in the mid-90s and originally in the 1940s but it will still get you into the Christmas spirit. A woman and her young daughter don't really believe in Christmas, but when the woman hires a man at Macey's who's named Kriss Kringle and soon reveals that he's the real Santa Claus, everything changes.


The Holiday

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Although this movie got a pretty low score on Rotten Tomatoes by the critics, 80% of the audience who voted liked this movie, so you know it must be pretty good. This movie stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two women who switch houses in order to find new passions in their lives.


Scrooged

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

A young Bill Murray stars as the most mean and depraved man on Earth, a truly heartless business man. He is visited by 3 ghosts: the ghost of Christmas past, present and future to show him the error of his ways.


Just Friends

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Ryan Reynolds stars in this funny Christmas movie as a man who always had a crush on his best friend in high school but she rejects him. 10 years later he loses weight, transforms himself and becomes a womanizer. He returns back home and runs into his old flame and realizes those feelings are still there.


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Silver Linings Playbook

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Bradley Cooper plays a 30 something year old man that moves back in with his parents after he loses his house, his marriage and his job. He meets a girl played by Jennifer Lawrence who's dealing with problems of her own. She offers to help them with his marriage problems as long as he does something in return.


Sixteen Candles

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

This is one of those classic high school movies that show the true struggles that teenagers go through, but so much better. On the night before her sister's wedding, her entire family forgets her birthday and an entire evening of events unfolds.


Beginners

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

This unique movie is really enjoyable to watch for a cozy night in this holiday season. It explores the funny and exciting parts of falling in love that surprising bring up memories of his father.


13 Going On 30

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

When a 13 year old girl wishes that she would turn 30, it comes true and now she's living in her 30 year old self's life. Her mind however, hasn't matured with her body and finds her 30 year old life not as glamorous as she expected.


Amelie

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Amelie, a creative Parisian woman who lived a lonely childhood due to her misdiagnosed heart condition, is looking for love as an adult. It's a whimsical romantic comedy that will leave you laughing and loving it the whole way through.


Punch-Drunk Love

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Adam Sandler stars in this dark romantic comedy where he plays a lonely, desperate and vulnerable man who eventually meets a quirky woman who he quickly falls in love with.


Greenberg

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Ben Stiller plays a guy who moves to Los Angeles to house sit at his brother's house and figure out his life. He eventually sparks a romance with his brother's assistant.


The Switch

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

This movie is ridiculous but completely hilarious and will definitely keep you laughing. It stars Jennifer Anniston as a middle-aged woman who hasn't met anyone yet but wants to have a child. She throws an insemination party where he best friend played by Jason Bateman who gets drunk and switches the sample with his own.


Hitch

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Will Smith plays 'dating doctor' in this hilarious romantic movie. He claims that he can match anyone with their soul mates in just 3 dates, so when Kevin James' character comes to him wanting to be matched to New York's most eligible bachelorette he finds a true challenge.


Clueless

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

This classic high school movie is on so many people's favourite movie lists for a very good reason. It's funny, Cher's character is totally ridiculous and we get to support her amazing relationship with Paul Rudd! What could be better than that?


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The Breakfast Club

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

The Breakfast Club is one of those amazing movies that is completely timeless. Everyone can relate to the family struggles the high school students in this John Hughes' classic that brings out so many emotions.


To The Bone

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

This Netflix Drama starring Lilly Collins was just released this year and it stirred up a lot of conversation surrounding eating disorders that most people don't feel comfortable discussing in their every day lives. Collins plays a young girl struggling with anorexia and shows how she face the long road to recovery.


Forrest Gump

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

It's hard not to fall in love with the character of Forrest Gump while watching this timeless flick available on Netflix. Tom Hanks plays an Alabama man with a front row seat to all the most memorable events near the end of the 20th century.


Breakfast At Tiffany's

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Audrey Hepburn stars in one of her most famous movies, Breakfast At Tiffany's as a socialite. Her neighbour is a struggling writer who becomes enamoured with her, but quickly figures out she's more complicated than she seems.


Hidden Figures

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Hidden Figures is an amazingly uplifting movies that celebrates the overlooked, yet crucial, black women that helped make American history. These women were instrumental in sending Americans into space in the 60s.


The Shawshank Redemption

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

A man is convicted of a double murder and sentenced to life in prison even though he insists he is innocent. While in prison Morgan Freeman's character dubs him most likely to crack under the pressures of the realities of prison life.


Pulp Fiction

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

This 90s classic starring Uma Thurman and John Travolta is a must-watch and rewatch like 500 times. It's crazy, violent and intense but incredibly entertaining to watch.


The Hunger Games

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

A dystopian world where The Capitol rules over all the other Districts is shown in this famous film starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. Tributes are chosen from each District to participate in the deadly televised game.


Catch Me If You Can

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Leonardo DiCaprio plays a master con artist whose skills lie in check fraud and Tom Hanks who plays a successful doctor, lawyer, and co-pilot all before the age of 21.


American Hustle

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

A ton of big names bless our screens in this movie including Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner. This film displays the biggest scandals in American history.


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Step Brothers

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

This movie is so ridiculous it's funny, which is maybe why not all viewers who voted on Rotten Tomatoes loved it. It's the story of two grown men that still live with their parents are forced to move in together after their parents marry.


Don't Think Twice

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

If you're looking for a hilarious and easy to watch movie this holiday season, this is the one. It has an amazing score on Rotten Tomatoes because it's relatable yet funny. It follows a troupe of improv actors after one of their own hits the big time but the rest of the cast has to come to terms with the fact that not all of them will.


Tucker And Dale Vs. Evil

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

This is half a horror and half a comedy movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat and laughing the whole time. When two hillbilly's head to the woods for a vacation, they run into a group of college students that think they're out to murder them.


Mean Girls

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

You really can't go wrong by watching Mean Girls. I think we can all agree this is one of the best high school comedies ever made. Not only are the cliques accurate but they push them over the edge and make it that much more entertaining to watch.


The Incredible Jessica James

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

This funny and relatable Netflix original is the story of Jessica James, an aspiring NYC playwright, who is going through a painful breakup. She ends up bonding with a man who is also going through a similar situation.


The To Do List

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

This hilarious movie starring Aubrey Plaza as she dedicates an entire summer to exploring her sexuality before she leaves for college in the fall. She makes a list of all the 'activities' she wants to try that she missed out on in high school.


The 40 Year Old Virgin

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Steve Carell plays a 40-year old man who still has yet to lose his virginity in this comedy flick. His friends decide to search for a woman to help him with his unfortunate situation which leads to some crazy situations.


It's Complicated

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep play a divorced couple with children who end up starting an affair after Alec's character has remarried. Meryl's character has to deal with the fact that she is now the other woman.


Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

This is the classic story of a high school trouble maker who decides to play hooky from school with his friends. His goal is to make it the best skip day of his high school career before graduation.


Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

After his famous actress girlfriend dumps him for another man, Jason Segel's character decides to take a trip to Hawaii to try to get over her. Once he gets there he finds his ex and her new boyfriend are staying at the exact same resort.


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Thor

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Marvel Universe's Thor stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and more in their action packed roles. It spans from Earth in the present day to the mysterious land of Asgard.


Captain America: Civil War

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johanson, and Chris Evans star in this action packed super hero movie. The Avengers team work together to keep humanity safe in this exciting movie!


Logan

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

This movie takes place in the future, in 2029 after almost all of the mutants are gone. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine is wasting his days away in a hideout at the Mexican border when a woman appears with an urgent request that brings him out of hiding again.


Spider Man 3

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

In the third instalment of this movie series, Spider Man not only has to face his enemies in real life but also the darkness that is growing inside them.


The Incredible Hulk

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Scientist Bruce Banner has an alter ego that causes him to morph into an incredibly strong yet horrific creature that is capable of horrible things. He decides to search the world for an antidote.


X Men Days Of Future Past

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

In this movie the X Men team fights in a war to save their species. It takes place across two time periods, the past and the future. They join forces with their younger selves from the past for an interesting and unique movie.


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