Genre: Animation, Historical
Date released: 1997
Anastasia is an animated retelling of the lost daughter of Russia’s last czar. Beautifully drawn with amazing songs, it is easy to compare Anastasia with many of Disney’s greats.
But the charm of Anastasia is that it’s bold in tackling a serious tone. It is not easy feat to tell a story based on an infamous historical event, while making it appealing for all ages.
Seemingly dark at first, Anastasia packs a good mix of drama, romance and fantasy. Plus, it is atmospherically similar to Christmas, with its emphasis on music and togetherness.
If your family consists of young adults then Anastasia is perfect family film because it is not watered down as a children-only film.
So if you’re scratching your head over a movie you want to catch this Christmas, give the above movies a try!