Best Christmas Movies on Netflix (2017)

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The Ref
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5. The Ref

Release Year: 1994

Written by Richard LaGravenese and Marie Weiss

Directed by Ted Demme

Starring Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey

In The Ref, Lloyd and Caroline Chasseur (Kevin Spacey and Judy Davis), a married couple with their relationship on the fritz, are taken hostage by Gus (Denis Leary) in their own home after a robbery attempt goes wrong on Christmas Eve. There’s a big problem, though: The Chasseur family is on their way to Lloyd and Caroline’s house for dinner.

Overall, the film has a pretty dark premise for a Christmas movie. However, the film is playful in its tone and doesn’t seem to take itself to seriously, which is always good for a dark comedy.

If you’re a fan of dark comedy, The Ref is one of your go-to Christmas movies on Netflix this year. If you’re not interested in dark comedy and some disturbing sequences of events, I’d probably stay away from The Ref… The choice is yours…

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