Movies like A Christmas Story

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A Christmas Story (1983)
 7.9
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A Christmas Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, cult film, nostalgic, affectionate, reflective ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, childhood, nostalgia, obsession, family relations, bully, small town, snow, little boy, chinese restaurant, love and romance, family, toys, teacher, youth, couple relations, dreams, parents and children, family life, society, couples, mischievous children, elementary school, disorder ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa

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Most similar movies to A Christmas Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and realistic films with plots about family, family relations, youth, disorder, family life, parents and children and children mostly in Comedy, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like A Christmas Story: The Santa Clause (1994), It Runs in the Family (1994), Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005), The Parent Trap (1961), Problem Child (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Christmas Story 2 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The original traditional one-hundred-percent red-blooded two-fisted all-american christmas continues five years later with Ralphie, Randy mom and the old man. This time Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: christmas, family life, eccentric family, family, youth, holiday, teaching the ways of the world, love, society, adventure, destiny, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, toys, holiday, christmas eve, child custody, family, adventure, christmas party, magic, father son relationship, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
It Runs in the Family (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is now summer in the Parker family; and the usual amount of numerous events are happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully with, the Old Man is in battle with their hillbilly ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family life, disorder, contests and competitions, family, love and romance, nothing goes right, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, family relations, father son relationship, family feud ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy,
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: large family, family vacation, family relations, mischievous children, teenage life, competition, holiday, family, eccentric family, parents and children, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, new york, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Parent Trap (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places (surprise!) so as to meet the parent they never knew, and then contrive to reunite them.
Style: feel good, touching, sweet, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: twins, parents and children, family relations, summer camp, mischievous children, family life, family, reunion, single parent, summer, love and romance, lookalikes ...
Time: year 1961, 1960s, 60s
Place: california, boston, massachusetts, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
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Problem Child (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ben Healy (John Ritter) and his social climbing wife Flo adopt Junior a fun-loving seven year old. But they soon discover he's a little monster as he turns a camping trip, a birthday party and even a baseball game into comic nightmares. But is ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, feel good, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: mischievous children, adoption, disorder, troublemaker, kidnapping, parents and children, brat, best friends, friends, spoiled brat, orphanage, farce ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
All I Want for Christmas (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family relations, dysfunctional family, reunion, santa claus, young heroes, couples, eccentric family, disorder, love and romance, mischievous children, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Jingle All the Way 2 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Larry's daughter wants only one thing for Christmas - a talking bear. His daughter's step-dad intends to make sure that Larry can't get one.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas, family relations, family life, parents and children, goofy hero, family, small town, disorder, chases and races, race against time, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a widower with 10 children marries a widow with 8, can the 20 of them ever come together as one big happy family?
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, teens
Plot: children, family life, adoption, sisters, love and romance, siblings relations, couple relations, fall in love, single parent, childhood, doctors, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Parental Guidance (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, family relations, punishment, eccentric family, family reunited, teaching the ways of the world, family life, golden years, youth, mischievous children, disorder, protective parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.0
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Deck the Halls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.
Style: feel good, humorous, dark humor, light, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, neighbor, small town, suburbs, feud, rivalry, couple relations, social relations, family, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, massachusetts, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.6
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Switchmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: All Ira Finkelstein wants for Christmas is...Christmas. Unfortunately, his parents are sending him to Florida to be with his Grandparents. Ira's spirit soars as he manages to land in Christmas Town, USA, instead.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, follow your dream, disorder, mischievous children, youth, switching roles, parents and children, family relations, friends, family, hopes, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, family, suburban life, holiday, christmas party, family gatherings, disorder, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, family life, parents and children, christmas eve ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, peru, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Jingle All the Way (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, after he misses his son's karate exposition, his son tells Howard that he wants for Christmas is an action figure ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, toys, father son relationship, toy, family, family life, parents and children, christmas party, fish out of water, family relations, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota, united states, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Leave It to Beaver (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cleavers are an all-American family living in Ohio - wise father Ward, loving mother June, teen-age son Wally and 8-year-old "Beaver" Theodore. Beaver hopes to get a bike as a gift from his father and to please him tries out for his school ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, football movie ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: when the parents are away, family relations, family, family life, parents and children, prank, mischievous children, nothing goes right, child as adult, fish out of water, friendship, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the first day of his new school year, a fifth grade boy squares off against a bully and winds up accepting a dare that could change the balance of power within the class.
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: bully, parents and children, friendship, family, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, love and romance, family relations, couples, friends, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 19K
My Dog Skip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, americana, baseball, dog, family, child's point of view, lifestyle, youth, world war two, coming of age, dog movie ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 41K
Fred Claus (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Fred Claus and Santa Claus have been estranged brothers for many years. Now Fred must reconcile his differences with his brother whom he believes overshadows him. When an efficiency expert assesses the workings at the North Pole and threatens to ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, family relations, north pole, family, snow, sibling relationship, imaginary, toys, disorder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: tower bridge london, illinois, chicago illinois, sydney australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Christmas Caper (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Grinch-like thief retreats to her hometown in Connecticut after a con goes bad and gets stuck baby-sitting her niece and nephew until their parents can make it home for Christmas. She spends most of her time devising ways to even the score with ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: crime gone awry, love and romance, disorder, homecoming, family life, family relations, dishonesty, christmas, small town, cons and scams, youth, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Ultimate Christmas Present (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A girl steals a weather machine from Santa Claus, to make a snow day. The machine breaks, and causes an out of control snowstorm.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, wish come true, best friends, family, mischievous children, youth, hopes, supernatural, disorder, holiday, imaginary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 8K
House Arrest (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: High-schooler Grover Beindorf and his younger sister Stacy decide that their parents, Janet and Ned, are acting childishly when they decide to divorce after 18 years of marriage, so they lock them up in the basement until they'll sort out their ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: husband wife relationship, divorce, family relations, family, family problems, parents and children, family life, couples, children, love, dysfunctional family, hostage ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Eve's Christmas (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A wealthy and successful career woman gets a second chance in life when a magical wish transports her back in time eight years to when she walked away from her fiance to lead a business life in New York.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, contemplative ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: one more chance, road not taken, redemption, self discovery, wish come true, family life, love and romance, couples, obnoxious boss, hopes, holiday, time travel ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Man of the House (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben Archer is not happy. His mother, Sandy, has just met a man, and it looks like things are pretty serious. Driven by a fear of abandonment, Ben tries anything and everything to ruin the "love bubble" which surrounds his mom. However, ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: single parent, parents and children, family relations, family problems, mischievous children, family, opposites attract, dysfunctional family, male friendship, male bonding, child as adult, family life ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: toys, santa claus, magic, christmas, holiday, prank, christmas party, family, chaos, disorder, mistaken identity, christmas eve ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Christmas in Wonderland (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three kids and their Dad move from L.A to Edmonton. When they go shopping at West Edmonton Mall they find counterfeit cash. They inadvertently help catch the crooks, and later make a discovery about Santa
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, forgery, family, siblings relations, family life, cons and scams, disorder, adventure, crimes, mischievous children, save the day, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, family life, follow your dream, journalism, youth, power relations, parents and children, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Little Nicholas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, family relations, friendship, plan gone awry, friends, parents and children, family life, little boy, school, children, family, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Estranged from his father, college student Jake is lured home to New York for Christmas with the promise of receiving a classic Porsche as a gift. When the bullying football team dumps him in the desert in a Santa suit, Jake is left without ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, road movie ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, family outing, pre-teens ...
Plot: christmas, race against time, college, on the road, desert, adventure, youth, family, comedy of errors, teenage life, fish out of water, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, california, usa, nebraska, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
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Blizzard (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young girl's aunt tells her the tale of a young ice skater and an enchanted reindeer.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, self discovery, friendship, mischievous children, family life, youth, parents and children, fish out of water, hopes, miraculous event ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Admiral Frank Beardsley returns to New London to run the Coast Guard Academy, his last stop before a probable promotion to head the Guard. A widower with eight children, he runs a loving but tight ship, with charts and salutes. The kids long for a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, large family, mischievous children, siblings relations, family life, family relations, blended family, parents and children, opposites attract, eccentric family, single parent, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%