20 stunning Christmas movies starring your favorite Marvel actors

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18. Linda Cardellini in Daddy’s Home 2

Release Year: 2017

Directed By: Sean Anders

Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, Scarlett Estevez, Owen Vaccaro, Alessandra Ambrosio, Didi Costine, Bill Burr, Chelsey Sullenberger, Liam Neeson, Daniel DiMaggio

Linda Cardellini might not be one of the main Avengers (and for shame!), but she’s an irreplaceable piece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In fact, the Emmy Award-nominee has been an irreplaceable piece of many pop culture institutions, including but not limited to Freaks and Geeks, Legally Blonde, Scooby-Doo, ER, and most recently Netflix’s smash hit dark comedy Dead to Me. Cardellini has also appeared alongside Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in the Daddy’s Home films, the second of which takes place during Christmastime for raucous, family-filled laughs.

Daddy’s Home 2 follows 2015’s sleeper hit Daddy’s Home and finds Dusty (Mark Walhberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) coming together to make sure Christmas goes smoothly for their children. However, when their equally polar opposite fathers Kurt (Mel Gibson) and Don (John Lithgow) touch down to spend the holiday with the family, their plans change into a chaotic Christmastime (mis)adventure.

Cardellini plays Sara, Brad’s wife and Dusty’s ex-wife who winds up caught in the middle of the middle-aged men madness. Watch Hawkeye’s wife take on the fiercest Christmas comedy duo around in Daddy’s Home 2.