Movies like A Christmas Carol 1984

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A Christmas Carol (1984)
 7.8
 12K
A Christmas Carol (1984)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, dramatic, light, talky, earnest ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: redemption, christmas, ghost, holiday, self discovery, reconciliation, reform, miser, family, supernatural, family relations, misfit, supernatural ability, parents and children, hopes, coldhearted, unfulfillment, power relations, greed, happy ending, time travel, rich man, christmas movie, ghost story, supernatural power ...
Time: 19th century, future, victorian, victorian era, 70s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, new york

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Most similar movies to A Christmas Carol

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family, christmas, redemption, hopes, family relations, holiday and happy ending mostly in Fantasy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like A Christmas Carol: Jack Frost (1998), Scrooge (1970), The Secret Garden (1993), Prancer (1989), It's a Wonderful Life (1946). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, exciting, humorous, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, ghost, holiday, redemption, life changing experience, snow, regret, disney, rich and poor, human nature, greed, coldhearted ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, future
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 32K
Jack Frost (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: reincarnation, christmas, snowman, family, holiday, redemption, friends, hopes, love and romance, fish out of water, parents and children, self discovery ...
Place: denver colorado, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: holiday, ghost, redemption, christmas, puppet, childhood, change of heart, family, puppets, escapades, nothing goes right, goofy hero ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, future, 18th century
Place: england, london, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Christmas Carol (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840's London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: ghost, redemption, regret, holiday, christmas, supernatural, charity, fish out of water, friendship, friends, coldhearted, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, future, 1800s, victorian ...
Place: turkey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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A Christmas Carol (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, emotional, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: holiday, road not taken, self discovery, introspection, ghost, human spirit, redemption, family relations, nagging and grouching, disorder, supernatural, hopes ...
Time: victorian era, victorian
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 9K
Scrooge (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The classic Charles Dickens' Christmas ghost tale told in musical form.
Style: semi serious, feel good, offbeat, humorous, visually appealing ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, redemption, christmas, generosity, miser, money, supernatural ability, time travel, family, destiny, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, future, 70s
Place: london, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
An American Christmas Carol (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the people whose possessions Slade had seized ...
Style: emotional, touching, atmospheric, serious
Plot: ghost, redemption, christmas, great depression, power relations, coldhearted, reform, righting the wronged, bittersweet, family, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: childhood, orphan, countryside, old mansion, girl, little girl, friendship, garden, secret, family, sick child, paralysis ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: india, england, europe, yorkshire, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.4
 4K
Prancer (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, small town, family relations, friendship, reindeer, barn, farm, family, mischievous children, heroes, misfit ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desperation, life changing experience, angel, christmas, family, holiday, suicide attempt, self discovery, small town, alternate reality, road not taken, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 226
Ebenezer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Western, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: No overview found.A Wild West retelling of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol," with Scrooge as a land baron, gunfighter, and card cheat who is visited by three spirits who attempt to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.
Style: feel good, humorous, offbeat, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, ghost, christmas, old west, boss and employee, redemption, small town life, fish out of water, family life, family relations, supernatural, family ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.5
 106K
Field of Dreams (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: farm, baseball, ghost, miraculous event, regret, reconciliation, small town, road trip, recluse, doctor, hearing voices, sport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: iowa, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 359
Ms. Scrooge (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Television movie updating Charles Dickens' story, "A Christmas Carol." Businesswoman Ebenita Scrooge treats her employees and customers poorly. She has no time for Christmas or the holiday spirit. On Christmas Eve, she is visited by ...
Style: captivating, touching, thought provoking
Audience: family outing
Plot: scrooge, christmas, change of heart, time travel, ghost, miser, regret, one night, christmas movie, boy, old woman, job interview ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 83K
Scrooged (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips ...
Style: humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, witty, light ...
Plot: christmas, ghost, back from the dead, redemption, supernatural, hopes, power relations, showbiz, ratings, boss and employee, holiday, television ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
It's Christmas, Carol! (2012)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of driven, heartless, publishing executive, Carol Huffman, who on Christmas eve is visited by the ghost of her former boss, Eve. Eve tells Carol that she has lost sight of the things that are truly important in life and that she is there ...
Style: feel good, captivating, exciting, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, supernatural, boss and employee, relationship vs career, miraculous event, power relations, obnoxious boss, ambition, workplace, time travel, businesswoman, christmas carol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1985, 2010s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A little girl discovers dreams can come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the 'secret' about Santa a long time ago. But after ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, miraculous event, santa claus, holiday, friendship, hopes, department store, family, fairy, family relations, youth, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Santa Clause (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Scott Calvin is an ordinary man, who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is knocked unconscious. When he and his young son finish Santa's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole, where Scott learns ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, toys, holiday, father son relationship, family relations, christmas tree, santa claus, child custody, christmas eve, family, adventure, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away and they have to move up to Yorkshire without him. The three open-hearted children soon make many friends including their Old Gentleman whom they regularly wave to ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, emotional, nostalgic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage girl, railway station, countryside, adventure, family, human spirit, friendship, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, victorian, 1800s ...
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Canterville Ghost (1996)
Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a teenaged girl moves to England, with her brothers and parents into the ancient Canterville Hall, she's not at all happy. Especially as there's a ghost and a mysterious re-appearing bloodstain on the hearth. She campaigns to go back ...
Style: captivating, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, redemption, friendship, estate, haunted house, family relations, curse, girl, prank, palaces castles and temples, escapades, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 6K
Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, human becomes animal, dog, talking dog, dog movie, family relations, family life, human becoming an animal, getting home, starting over, afterlife, family ...
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Carol Christmas (2003)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Carol Christmas follows the basic plot of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, but the story has been modernized. The traditional "Scrooge" character is a talk show host named Carol.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, starting over, disorder, family relations, road not taken, hopes, holiday, talk show host, hollywood, supernatural, ghost, friends ...
Time: 2000s
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomasina is the pet cat of Mary McDhui, the daughter of Scottish veterinarian Andrew McDhui. When Thomasina falls ill, McDhui declares that the pet should be put down. But when Mary and her father try to bury the cat, Lori MacGregor (Susan ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: pets, dealing with death, animal life, cat, veterinarian, family, family life, afterlife, adventure, terminal illness, family relations, village ...
Time: 1910s
Place: scotland, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Christmas Cupid (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sloan is beautiful, stylish, and on the fast track to success at her public relations firm. After her client Caitlin ends up in a coma and becomes her own personal ghost of Christmas past, present, and future; she finds out first hand that her ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: ghost, christmas, self discovery, introspection, love and romance, supernatural, couples, lovers reunited, road not taken, redemption, true love, scrooge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.7
 170
Mr. Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A young father struggling to make ends meet on a Depression-era salary can't afford to buy his 5-year-old daughter what she's expecting Santa Claus to bring her for Christmas. The surprise, uplifting ending is guaranteed to put even the ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: power relations, redemption, family gatherings, when the parents are away, parents and children, miraculous event, road not taken, family life, boss and employee, family relations, disorder, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
One Magic Christmas (1985)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ginny Grainger, a young mother, rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas, thanks to the unshakable faith of her six-year-old daughter Abbie and Gideon, Ginny's very own guardian angel.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: christmas, family relations, small town, family, holiday, redemption, bittersweet, dysfunctional family, fish out of water, miraculous event, innocence lost, americana ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 828
My Santa (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young, single mother, Jen, begins to lose her faith in the magic of Christmas. However, when she takes her son Eric to see the local mall Santa, Jen immediately feels an attraction and connection with Chris, the young, attractive man filling the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: fall in love, single mother, holiday, secret identity, family relations, couples, love and romance, magic, looking for love, falling in love, love triangle, single parent ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Christmas Clause (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A stressed out lawyer and mother of three gets her yuletide wish when she wishes to see what her life would be like if she had chosen to pursue her career in Law rather than marrying and becoming a working mother.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, road not taken, starting over, hopes, unfulfillment, family, dull life, christmas, destiny, youth, escapades, love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
FairyTale: A True Story (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story
Style: fairy tale, touching, semi serious, humorous, whimsical ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, family relations, world war one, single parent, family, friendship, heroes, hopes, supernatural ability, miraculous event, siblings relations, friends ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s, year 1917
Place: england, london, europe, africa, yorkshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Calvin Carter, a successful business executive, has it all, but neglects those closest to him. On Christmas Eve, all that changes when the sign on his office building falls on him. He awakes in a hospital bed, attended to by Angie, a nurse who soon ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: hospital, christmas, redemption, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, introspection, misfit, disorder, holiday, selfishness, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Miracle in Manhattan (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mrs Merkle (or Mrs. Miracle as she is know by some) finds herself in a toy department of a department store that is having all kinds of financial problems, but leave it to this kind lady as she will get the Christmas spirit flowing very freely at ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, department store, wizards and magicians, family relations, parents and children, miraculous event, love and romance, hopes, winter, friendship, couples, supernatural ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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