Holiday Movie List

Sharing my holiday movie list for your viewing pleasure.

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Last month, I watched Father of the Bride for the very first time! I didn’t grow up watching movies and never really got into movies as an adult. “I’m not a movie person,” I declared to Brian. But after watching FOTB and LOVING it, something clicked.  Perhaps, I haven’t been watching the right movies!

I shared my FOTB moment on my Instagram stories and hundreds of messages flooded in with classic movie recommendations! Cue all the Nancy Meyers references. Can you believe that I had no idea who she was before this?!  Simultaneously, I had messages from others who wanted me to share the movie list because they, too, felt the same as I did towards movies.  Thank you to everyone for making holiday movie nights a thing for me. If you’re looking for some good holiday movie recommendations, see the list below.

Holiday Movie Recommendations for Grown-ups:

Please note: I have not looked up ratings or researched these movies, yet. This list encompasses all of the recommendations from my Instagram community. 

**Indicates multiple recommendations

  • Father of The Bride**
  • Father of the Bride – Part 2**
  • Father of the Bride Original with Spencer Tracy**
  • The Holiday**
  • Love Actually**
  • You’ve Got Mail**
  • Serendipity**
  • The Proposal**
  • Time Traveler’s Wife
  • The Notebook**
  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids
  • Dirty Dancing**
  • Top Gun
  • Age of Adeline
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Ticket to Paradise
  • Sleepless in Seattle**
  • Sense & Sensibility**
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding
  • The Family Man
  • The Sound of Music
  • Ben Hur
  • Family Stone**
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  • Bridget Jones Diary
  • About a Boy
  • 4 Weddings and A Funeral
  • Notting Hill**
  • While You Were Sleeping**
  • Sabrina
  • Little Women
  • Home for the Holidays
  • When Harry Met Sally**
  • Stepmom**
  • Something’s Gotta Give
  • The First Wive’s Club
  • Pretty Woman
  • Julie & Julia
  • Devil Wears Prada
  • Pride & Prejudice**
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Leap Year
  • Working Girl
  • Baby Boom
  • Under the Tuscan Sun**
  • Sister Act
  • Mamma Mia
  • Sweet Home Alabama**
  • A Walk to Remember
  • It’s a Wonderful Life**
  • About Time**
  • The Terminal
  • Out of Africa
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Steel Magnolias**
  • Don’t Tell Mom, The Babysitter’s Dead
  • Clueless
  • Because I Said So
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  • 15 Going on 30
  • Dan in Real Life
  • Runaway Bride
  • Point Break
  • La La Land
  • Legally Blonde
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Scent of a Woman
  • Overboard
  • Return to Me
  • An Affair to Remember
  • The Bishop’s Wife (with Cary Grant)
  • Indiscreet
  • Practical Magic
  • The Gathering (with Ed Asner and Maureen Stapleton)
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Auntie Mame
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • It’s Complicated
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • White Christmas
  • Waking Ned Devine
  • The Wedding Date

Holiday Comedy Movie Recommendations for Grown-ups:

  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Tommy Boy
  • Great Outdoors with John Candy**
  • Uncle Buck with John Candy**
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles with John Candy**
  • Old School
  • Wedding Crashers
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation**

Holiday Movie Recommendations for the Entire Family:

  • Mary Poppins
  • Home Alone**
  • Home Alone – Part 2**
  • Elf
  • The Grinch
  • The Parent Trap**
  • The Princess Bride**


Grab some popcorn and enjoy! Wishing you the happiest of holidays!


Sweetest Regards, Patti