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Christmas With A Bang: Part 2

Tired of Christmas being a simple, boring, and family friendly time of year? Do you prefer action, drama, pathos, and explosions? Try these movies that take place during the Holidays but center more on dramatic story telling and/or action.

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Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

An undead cop spends the holidays finding the people that killed him, and it isn't to spread Christmas cheer.Trailer
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An undead cop spends the holidays finding the people that killed him, and it isn't to spread Christmas cheer.

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Die Hard 2 (1990)

John McClane is at it again on Christmas Eve. This time he's stuck in an airport as some terrorists attempt to set free their leader. Not if John has anything to say about it.Trailer
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John McClane is at it again on Christmas Eve. This time he's stuck in an airport as some terrorists attempt to set free their leader. Not if John has anything to say about it.

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Batman Returns (1992)

Gotham is now under a new threat. Penguin and Catwoman seek out their own goals throughout the Holidays, even by framing Batman for murder. But seriously, don't these two know...this is Batman? You don't mess around with the Bat.Trailer
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Gotham is now under a new threat. Penguin and Catwoman seek out their own goals throughout the Holidays, even by framing Batman for murder. But seriously, don't these two know...this is Batman? You don't mess around with the Bat.

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Money Train (1995)

Two foster brothers that are also transit cops have two completely different lifestyles. One has everything he could want. The other has lost everything. So, he plans a heist on the subway car known as the money train.Trailer
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Two foster brothers that are also transit cops have two completely different lifestyles. One has everything he could want. The other has lost everything. So, he plans a heist on the subway car known as the money train.

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The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

Samantha has been suffering from amnesia. When she bumps her head, she begins to remember more and more rather deadly things, until she comes to the conclusion that she is an assassin. Not only that, but some of her old friends and enemies are on the hunt to find her, and kill her.Trailer
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Samantha has been suffering from amnesia. When she bumps her head, she begins to remember more and more rather deadly things, until she comes to the conclusion that she is an assassin. Not only that, but some of her old friends and enemies are on the hunt to find her, and kill her.

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L.A. Confidential (1997)

After a massacre has occurred in L.A., three very different cops with their own methods and ideas of justice, are tasked with finding those responsible.Trailer
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After a massacre has occurred in L.A., three very different cops with their own methods and ideas of justice, are tasked with finding those responsible.

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Enemy of the State (1998)

A family man out doing his Christmas shopping was given evidence of a murder. Completely unaware, the ones associated with the murder invade his life and strip him of everything.Trailer
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A family man out doing his Christmas shopping was given evidence of a murder. Completely unaware, the ones associated with the murder invade his life and strip him of everything.

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Go (1999)

Three young adults out looking for a rush do what they can to sell and score drugs, sex, and fun. While focusing on what they want, the narrative follows from three different points of view.Trailer
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Three young adults out looking for a rush do what they can to sell and score drugs, sex, and fun. While focusing on what they want, the narrative follows from three different points of view.

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The Minus Man (1999)

A loaner drives the country with no real destination. He appears to be ordinary and simple as well as calm. However, he murders anyone that is unhappy with their lives.Trailer
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A loaner drives the country with no real destination. He appears to be ordinary and simple as well as calm. However, he murders anyone that is unhappy with their lives.

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Reindeer Games (2000)

After taking his dead cell mate's identity when getting out of jail to get his girl, Rudy is mistaken for Nick Cassidy. It just so happens that Nick had an extensive amount of knowledge of the richest Casino and some thieves want what Nick knows. Unfortunately for Rudy, they think he is Nick.Trailer
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After taking his dead cell mate's identity when getting out of jail to get his girl, Rudy is mistaken for Nick Cassidy. It just so happens that Nick had an extensive amount of knowledge of the richest Casino and some thieves want what Nick knows. Unfortunately for Rudy, they think he is Nick.

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High Crimes (2002)

A lawyer finds out that her husband has been using a different name and identity. He also has been arrested for the murder of some Latin villagers during his term in the Marines.Trailer
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A lawyer finds out that her husband has been using a different name and identity. He also has been arrested for the murder of some Latin villagers during his term in the Marines.

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Ice Harvest (2005)

A pornographer and a crooked attorney have stolen two million dollars from their mob boss. Now, they just need to lay low for a few hours before they can leave town.Trailer
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A pornographer and a crooked attorney have stolen two million dollars from their mob boss. Now, they just need to lay low for a few hours before they can leave town.

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A thief while on the run from the cops, stumbles onto a reading for a movie. Ironically, he gets the part of a detective. To further understand his "character" he is to shadow a real detective for a case. However this case gets wrapped up into something crazy that was not expected as the two bicker over what is reality and what is only in the movies.Trailer
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A thief while on the run from the cops, stumbles onto a reading for a movie. Ironically, he gets the part of a detective. To further understand his "character" he is to shadow a real detective for a case. However this case gets wrapped up into something crazy that was not expected as the two bicker over what is reality and what is only in the movies.

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Frozen River (2008)

Single mothers, down on their luck and desperate, turn to a life of smuggling over the frozen river.Trailer
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Single mothers, down on their luck and desperate, turn to a life of smuggling over the frozen river.

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In Bruges (2008)

Two hitmen in Bruges botch up their assignment. Guilt stricken, they await their ruthless boss to figure out what to do. So they have to wait in Belgium for a few hours...which is the last place one of them wants to be.Trailer
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Two hitmen in Bruges botch up their assignment. Guilt stricken, they await their ruthless boss to figure out what to do. So they have to wait in Belgium for a few hours...which is the last place one of them wants to be.

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Legion (2010)

After God loses faith in humanity, he sends a legion of angels to destroy the human race. However, a group of strangers in a desert diner will see what they can do to save mankind.Trailer
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After God loses faith in humanity, he sends a legion of angels to destroy the human race. However, a group of strangers in a desert diner will see what they can do to save mankind.

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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

An archeological dig unearths Santa Claus. After a some children go missing, a boy and some hunters trap Santa and look to sell him back to the corporation that dug him up. Let's not forget the elves wanting back their boss...Trailer
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An archeological dig unearths Santa Claus. After a some children go missing, a boy and some hunters trap Santa and look to sell him back to the corporation that dug him up. Let's not forget the elves wanting back their boss...

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Iron Man 3 (2013)

After Tony Stark's home is attacked by a terrorist, he must use his ingenuity to power up his suit, save his girl and save the president from The Mandarin.Trailer
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After Tony Stark's home is attacked by a terrorist, he must use his ingenuity to power up his suit, save his girl and save the president from The Mandarin.

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