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Ghostbusters II(1989)

PG
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 1,526 votes)

Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.

Die Hard(1988)

R
| 2h 11min | Action, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 4,200 votes)

NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when, minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

Rocky IV(1985)

PG
| 1h 31min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 1,548 votes)

After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.

Gremlins(1984)

PG
| 1h 46min | Fantasy, Horror, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 2,411 votes)

When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.

Mickey's Christmas Carol(1983)

3.8/5 (with 318 votes)

It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, featuring Scrooge McDuck as his namesake and inspiration Ebenezer Scrooge and Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit. This film was based on a 1972 audio musical entitled Disney's A Christmas Carol. It is a twenty-four minute animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions as an accompaniment to a re-release of The Rescuers.

Directed by Burny Mattinson

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence(1983)

R
| 2h 4min | Drama, History, War
3.7/5 (with 138 votes)

Island of Java, 1942, during World War II. British Major Jack Celliers arrives at a Japanese prison camp, run by the strict Captain Yonoi. Colonel John Lawrence, who has a profound knowledge of Japanese culture, and Sergeant Hara, brutal and simpleton, will witness the struggle of wills between two men from very different backgrounds who are tragically destined to clash.

A Christmas Carol(1984)

PG
| 1h 41min | Drama, Fantasy, TV Movie, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 97 votes)

An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2(1987)

R
| 1h 28min | Comedy, Horror
2.3/5 (with 45 votes)

After being traumatized by his brother Billy's murderous rampage years earlier, Ricky Caldwell has become a serial killer himself and is now living in a mental hospital. Relating his story to a psychiatrist, Ricky recounts the details of their murder sprees and vows to avenge his brother's death.

Santa Claus: The Movie(1985)

PG
| 1h 48min | Kids & Family, Fantasy, Adventure
3.2/5 (with 85 votes)

The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the man who eventually became Santa Claus was given immortality and chosen to deliver toys to all the children of the world. The second half moves into the modern era, in which Patch, the head elf, strikes out on his own and falls in with an evil toy manufacturer who wants to corner the market and eliminate Santa Claus.

He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special(1985)

3.4/5 (with 14 votes)

In this special Christmas episode of the He-Man and She-Ra cartoons, their sidekick Orko accidentally gets beamed to Earth during a test of a new spy satellite. Orko manages to get back Planet Eternia, but brings along two Earth children, Alisha and Manuel, with him. Since it's Christmastime on Earth, the kids are naturally filled with the holiday spirit, but this overflowing goodwill attracts the unwelcome attention of the Horde Prime and Skeletor. Will the combined power of He-Man, She-Ra and the spirit of Christmas be enough to stop them?

Directed by Ernie Schmidt, Bill Reed - With John Erwin

A Christmas Story(1983)

PG
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 428 votes)

The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.

Silent Night, Deadly Night(1984)

R
| 1h 19min | Thriller, Horror
2.9/5 (with 106 votes)

Little Billy witnesses his parents being brutally murdered by Santa. Years later, when he has to fill in for an absent in-store Santa Claus, his childhood trauma materializes once again.

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Vice Versa(1988)

PG
| 1h 38min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.0/5 (with 70 votes)

A mysterious oriental skull transforms a father into his son, and vice versa.

Christmas Evil(1980)

R
| 1h 40min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
2.7/5 (with 52 votes)

A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.

Directed by Lewis Jackson - With Jeffrey DeMunn, Brandon Maggart

Trancers(1984)

PG-13
| 1h 17min | Science Fiction, Crime
3.0/5 (with 57 votes)

Angel City trooper Jack Deth is sent back in time from 2247 to 1985 L.A. to inhabit the body of his ancestor. Deth's assignment is to find his archenemy, Whistler, who turns people into zombies, before the fiend is able to kill all the ancestors of the future's governing council.

Fanny and Alexander(1982)

R
| 3h 8min | Fantasy, Drama, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 249 votes)

As children in the loving Ekdahl family, Fanny and Alexander enjoy a happy life with their parents, who run a theater company. After their father dies unexpectedly, however, the siblings end up in a joyless home when their mother, Emilie, marries a stern bishop. The bleak situation gradually grows worse as the bishop becomes more controlling, but dedicated relatives make a valiant attempt to aid Emilie, Fanny and Alexander.

Prancer(1989)

G
| 1h 39min | Drama, Kids & Family, Fantasy
2.9/5 (with 29 votes)

Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in town. She hides the reindeer in her barn and feeds it cookies, until she can return it to Santa. Her father finds the reindeer an decides to sell it to the butcher, not for venison chops, but as an advertising display.

A Garfield Christmas Special(1987)

3.6/5 (with 24 votes)

Garfield, Jon and Odie go to Jon's family farm for Christmas, where Garfield finds a present for Grandma.

Directed by Phil Roman

One Magic Christmas(1985)

G
| 1h 28min | Kids & Family, Fantasy
2.9/5 (with 30 votes)

Ginny Grainger, a young mother, rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas, thanks to the unshakable faith of her six-year-old daughter Abbie and Gideon, Ginny's very own guardian angel.

Game Over(1990)

1h 27min | Thriller, Horror, Action
3.1/5 (with 25 votes)

Thomas, a very intelligent and resourceful child, is left alone with his beloved and fragile granddad on Christmas Eve, when a psychopath dressed as Santa Claus breaks into their mansion and starts chasing them. Thomas will do whatever he can to save himself and his granddad, leaving much of his childhood innocence behind.

Babes In Toyland(1986)

2.9/5 (with 28 votes)

11-year-old Lisa has no time for toys; she's too busy taking care of her siblings and cooking for her mother. During the Christmas Eve blizzard, Lisa travels to Toyland in Wizard of Oz-like fashion and arrives just in time for a wedding. Young Mary Contrary is about to marry mean, old Barnaby Barnacle, despite the fact that she loves Jack Be Nimble. Lisa tries to stop this terrible wedding and, together with her new friends, discovers that Barnaby wants to take over Toyland. Lisa, Mary, Jack, and Georgie Porgie ask the Toymaster for help, but he can't help them as long as Lisa doesn't truly believe in toys.

Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out!(1989)

1h 30min | Horror
1.9/5 (with 18 votes)

Ricky Caldwell, the notorious 'Killer Santa Claus', awakens from a six-year coma after being kept alive on life-support by a slightly crazed doctor experimenting with ESP and other special abilities. Ricky targets a young, clairvoyant blind woman, named Laura, whom is traveling with her brother Chris, and his girlfriend Jerri to their grandmother's house for Christmas Eve, and Ricky decides to go after her, leaving a trail of dead bodies in his wake.

The Man from Majorca(1984)

1h 47min | Thriller, Crime, Action
3.3/5 (with 9 votes)

In the aftermath of a daring post office robbery on Saint Lucy’s Day, two Stockholm vice cops venture into a world of corruption, cover-ups and murder stretching across all levels of society, from the streets to the government.

Roots: The Gift(1988)

PG
| 1h 33min | Drama, History, TV Movie
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

On Christmas Eve 1770, a young African warrior, who three years prior had been captured and sold into slavery in America, leads a desperate group of runaway slaves as they attempt to reach freedom in the North.

Directed by Kevin Hooks - With LeVar Burton

Don't Open Till Christmas(1984)

R
| 1h 26min | Thriller, Horror, Mystery
2.8/5 (with 11 votes)

Somebody with very little Christmas spirit is killing anyone in a Santa suit one London holiday season, and Scotland Yard has to stop him before he makes his exploits an annual tradition.

The Dorm That Dripped Blood(1982)

R
| 1h 28min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
2.7/5 (with 12 votes)

A crazed killer stalks college students who gave up their vacation to clean a deserted dormitory.

The Christmas Toy(1986)

3.2/5 (with 11 votes)

The Christmas Toy is a 1986 Emmy Award nominated television film produced by The Jim Henson Company, featuring Jim Henson's Muppets. Rugby the Tiger who remembers how he was the Christmas Toy last year, and thinks he's going to be unwrapped again this year.

The Little Troll Prince(1987)

3.6/5 (with 10 votes)

A little troll prince escapes his kingdom, perched atop a tall mountain in Norway, for the human world, where a family teaches him the true meaning of Christmas.

Directed by Ray Patterson

Nutcracker: The Motion Picture(1986)

G
| 1h 29min | Kids & Family, Fantasy, Music
3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

The colorful holiday classic is finally brought to the big screen, designed by famed children's story author and artist Maurice Sendak, and written for the first time to be as close as possible to the original story. A lavish, exciting and heart-warming celebration of dance, of music, and of life. Based upon the Pacific Northwest Ballet's original production.

Directed by Carroll Ballard

Mr. Krueger's Christmas(1980)

3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

Willy Krueger, a lonely and aging widower, lives in a basement apartment with only his cat George for company. Finishing his work for the day as the custodian for the building, he ventures out on Christmas Eve to buy a tree and on the way, he imagines he is a well-dressed gentleman while peering at some fine tailoring in a shop window along the snowy street. Returning home, he falls asleep listening to an LP by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, dreaming that he is conducting them in carols of the season. Awakening to find some carollers outside his window, he beckons them to visit him offering hot chocolate, but they leave after only one song. In trimming the tree, he places upon it the mittens left behind by Clarissa, the youngest of the carolling group. Handling figures of the small nativity beneath his tree, Willy finds himself in the manger for the very first Christmas.

Directed by Kieth Merrill - With James Stewart
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