6. While You Were Sleeping
Release Year: 1995
Written by Daniel G. Sullivan and Fredric LeBow
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Starring Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle, Glynis Johns, Jack Warden
While You Were Sleeping is easily one of the best romantic Christmas movies on Netflix!
In the movie, Lucy (Sandra Bullock), a young, single woman working as transit fare collector in Chicago, falls in love with Peter (Peter Gallagher), a daily traveler, from afar. On Christmas, Peter is robbed and shoved on the tracks. Lucy saves him from a train, but Peter remains in a coma. After a huge misunderstanding at the hospital, Lucy pretends to be Peter’s fiancee.
While the premise is a bit dark for a Christmas movie, While You Were Sleeping is a great love story, if you’re into romantic comedies. It’s definitely worth a watch or two this holiday season.
For her performance in the film, Sandra Bullock was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical.