Top 10 Alternative Christmas Movies

Sharlto Copley had not acted professionally before District 9 and had no intention of pursuing acting.

The real Frank Abagnale Jr. appears in Catch Me If You Can as the French policeman who arrests Leo.

Keanu Reeves gave US$80 million of his US$114 million salary for "The Matrix" movie to special effects and makeup staff.


Top 10 Alternative Christmas Movies

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Life of Pi (2012)
127 min|Adventure, Drama, Fantasy|November 21, 2012
7.9Rating: 7.9 / 10 from 538,362 users
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

The Jerk (1979)
94 min|Comedy|December 14, 1979
7.2Rating: 7.2 / 10 from 49,416 users
A simple minded, sheltered country boy suddenly decides to leave his family home to experience life in the big city, where his naivety is both his best friend, and worst enemy.

The Secret of NIMH (1982)
82 min|Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller|July 16, 1982
7.6Rating: 7.6 / 10 from 33,258 users
To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.

A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
104 min|Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, War|July 14, 2019
8.1Rating: 8.1 / 10 from 17,235 users
A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.


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The scene with Jenny on the ground outside her house in Forrest Gump is similar to painting, Christina’s World.

William Goldman’s original script title for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy. The names were reversed when Paul Newman took on the role of Butch

The actor who did the voice for Bambi as a young boy, Donnie Dunagan, went on to become the youngest drill instructor in Marines history. Technically, Bambi served three tours in Vietnam.

James Caan improvised the, now immortal, phrase “Bada-Bing” on the set of The Godfather.

After watching Star Wars James Cameron decided to quit his job as a truck driver to enter the film industry.

Liam Payne from One Direction has a fear of spoons.

Samuel L. Jackson used the word mother-fucker to overcome his stammer/stutter.

The 1976 film “Rocky” was shot in 28 days.

James Woods fired his agent upon learning – after the movie was shot – that Quentin Tarantino wanted him for a part in Reservoir Dogs.

Harry Potter and author JK Rowling share the same birthday.

Stanley Kubrick would reportedly call Stephen King at 3am to ask him questions about The Shining. According to King, one famous exchange had the director ask the author, “Do you believe in God?”. When he replied in the affirmative Kubrick yelled “I knew it!” and slammed the phone down.

Sulley from Monsters, Inc. originally had tentacles instead of legs. They were changed because it was thought tentacles would be distracting. The second version of the character was designed with legs, but no arms.

That means that Tangled cost more to make than James Cameron’s Avatar.

It’s believed that the movement of Ariel’s hair while underwater was based on footage of the astronaut Sally Ride in zero gravity.

The Horse Head used in the movie "The Godfather" was real.

Peter Ostrum, Charlie from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, never acted in another movie after that and is now a veterinarian.

Alfred Hitchcock’s, Psycho (1960) was the first American film ever to show a flushing toilet.

In 2002, Steven Spielberg finally finished college after a 33-year hiatus. He turned in Schindler’s List for his student film requirement.


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