Movies like The Christmas Tree

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The Christmas Tree (1996)
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The Christmas Tree (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story about a forming friendship between an elderly nun, Sister Anthony, and New York's Rockefeller Center's head gardener Richard Reilly, who wants to fell a tree she's been growing for decades and move it to New York for Christmas display.
Plot: friendship, nun, holiday, inspiration, female director, christmas, christmas movie, gardener, tree, friend, unlikely friendships, christmas tree
Place: new york, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to The Christmas Tree

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, realistic and semi serious films with plots about friendship, family relations, christmas, family, youth, friends and holiday mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like The Christmas Tree: Christmas Angel (2012), Christmas with Holly (2012), A Christmas Memory (1997), A Dog Named Christmas (2009), An American Girl Holiday (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The National Tree (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teenager has his Sitka Spruce tree chosen to be planted outside the White House as the new national Christmas Tree.
Plot: christmas, road trip, christmas tree, teenager, grandmother grandson relationship, christmas lights, falling in love, christmas decoration, single father, single parent, grandmother, hand camera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Christmas Angel (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl tries to prove that the mysterious old lady next door is really an angel, when some of the neighborhood kids’ Christmas wishes. Olivia is not like most fifth graders. She is being raised by Melinda, a single mother who works at a ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas movie, wish come true, single parent, christmas eve, holiday, family, family relations, parents and children, friendship, youth, friends, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Christmas with Holly (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After being dumped at the alter on her wedding day, Maggie Conway moves to the island town of Friday Harbor in Washington State, where she meets Mark Nagle, the local coffee shop owner.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, feel good
Plot: christmas, death in the family, basset hound, brother brother relationship, gift, loss of mother, friend, girl, loyalty, coffee shop, thanksgiving, toy store ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
A Christmas Memory (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried.
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, small town, christmas, friends, adult virgin, golden years, love and romance, buddies, youth, family life, eccentric family ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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A Dog Named Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, adoption, pets, dog, boy dog relationship, family relations, mentally challenged, animal life, friendship, family, christmas movie, holiday ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Christmas Contract (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It’s Jolie’s first time going back home to Louisiana since her devastating break-up with Foster Burke. Seeing him is inevitable as their parents run the town’s annual Christmas Market together, but when she discovers Foster is bringing home a ...
Style: light, captivating, emotional, sincere
Plot: christmas, holiday, dinner, in laws, writers, love, fall in love, romance, couples, friendship, getting home, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, friendship, young heroes, orphan, rich and poor, teenage life, master and servant, family, uncle niece relationship, best friends, society, friends ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Silver Bells (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Manhattanite Catherine O'Mara (Heche) bonds with a young man who has run away from his father. When the father returns to New York a year later to sell his Christmas trees, he and Catherine cross paths.
Plot: christmas, false identity, farmer, photographer, father son relationship, christmas tree, intensive care, children's choir, kiss, family relations, falling, museum ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.2
 2K
Little Crumb (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The film is based on the popular Dutch childrens book by Chris van Abkoude. In a Dutch port in 1921 lives a 10-year-old orphan boy known to everyone simply as Little Crumb (Ruud Feltkamp). His poverty-stricken mother Lize van Dien (Thekla Reuten) ...
Plot: female director, family relations, adoptive mother, hopes, father son relationship, hit by a car, orphan, boy, friendship, friend, dog, pianist ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Christmas Oranges (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a town not so far away and a time not so long ago, baby Rose was left on the porch of Greenwoods Orphanage, where Mrs. Hartley (Nancy Stafford) and the children under her tender care become her family. But when tragedy strikes, Rose (Bailee ...
Style: sincere, touching, social, compassionate
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, orphanage, orphan, kindness, friendship, life is a bitch, bereavement, child protagonist, orange, influenza, song
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Only Clouds Move the Stars (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eleven year old Maria has lost her little brother to cancer. Having disappeared into herself, her mother is no longer there for Maria and her father struggles to keep the family together. Maria meets Jacob, who is the same age as she, but with a ...
Plot: female director, girl, death of son, friend, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, mourning, family relations, mother daughter relationship, death of brother, friendship, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Christmas in Canaan (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the 1960s, Christmas in Canaan is a drama about a black family and a white family that learn to love each other out of their Christian beliefs.
Style: atmospheric, light, captivating, sentimental
Plot: christmas, racial prejudice, family relations, childhood, african american, father son relationship, farm, friendship, love, society, rivalry, christmas movie ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Rip Girls (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A teen-age girl and her father come to an island on Hawaii, they find a closer relationship to each other and think about changing the island. During her adventures, Sydney finds friends, a new hobby with her fantastic photography, and the truth ...
Style: inspirational, colourful, captivating
Plot: friendship, teenage girl, surfing, father daughter relationship, teen romance, female director, male female relationship, friend, teenage boy
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Northpole: Open for Christmas (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A successful businesswoman, Mackenzie, inherits her beloved aunt's inn, and chooses to restore the hotel to its original grandeur only to sell it right before Christmas. Unbeknownst to Mackenzie, she receives some unexpected help from a team of ...
Style: feel good, light, sincere, humorous
Plot: christmas, happy ending, hotel, family, friendship, love, romance, business, society, youth, rivalry, elf ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, youth, family relations, family life, school, family, brother sister relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, mother daughter relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
An American Girl Adventure (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Pre-American Revolution Virginian girl whose love for the outdoors leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Felicity loves horses, and though her parents plead with her to remain indoors, she years to ride the open plains. When Felicity comes into ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, rescue, best friends, hopes, adventure, young heroes, animal life, family life, parents and children, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Our First Christmas (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Cindy and Tom Baer-Neil have been married for nearly a year, each having lost their first spouse. With the holidays just around the corner, Cindy and Tom are determined to make the new family’s first Christmas perfect. But their respective ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, funny, entertaining
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, conflict, holiday, brother brother relationship, party, life philosophy, family tradition, family relations, adaptation, husband wife relationship, mischievous children, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Wish For Christmas (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a high school senior finds out from her parents that she must miss the town's winter dance in order to attend church, she successfully wishes their faith away, bringing disastrous consequences to her family and community. To restore their ...
Style: christian film, feel good, light, humorous, entertaining
Audience: family outing
Plot: holiday, christmas, atheist, prayer, religion, faith, church, family problems, prejudice, stereotypes, lifestyle, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Alan & Naomi (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Naomi, a young refugee from Nazi-occupied Paris, moves into Alan Silverman’s building in New York, he does his best to avoid her. But despite Naomi's strange behavior and the language barrier, they slowly develop a deep and touching ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: world war two, haunted by the past, friendship, family relations, post traumatic stress disorder, battles, misfit, coming of age, against humanity, dealing with death, youth, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Two and a Half Heroes (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 52 min.
Story: It is the story of the unusual friendship that develops between Luka and Umut, two very different boys who meet by chance on the streets of Stuttgart. While Luka, the mute, communicates only through a bizarre hand puppet, the talkative Umut barely ...
Plot: youth, bully, friendship, friend, teenage boy, teenager, boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Child's Christmas in Wales (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: It's Christmas Eve in Wales. A young boy named Thomas is excited about the holiday, but he's also disappointed because it's raining instead of snowing. His grandfather gives him an old snow globe as an early Christmas present and ...
Plot: memory, santa claus, christmas, food, gift, toy, flashback, christmas eve, grandfather grandson relationship, aunt nephew relationship, husband wife relationship, prank ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, family relations, friendship, family life, pets, nursing, coming of age, orphan, wounded animal, farm, rabbit, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the Ozark Mountains during the Great Depression, Billy Coleman works hard and saves his earnings for 2 years to achieve his dream of buying two coonhound pups. He develops a new trust in God as he faces overwhelming challenges in adventure ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, follow your dream, family relations, animal life, contests and competitions, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, mountain, friends, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Moonlight & Mistletoe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After three years, Nick's estranged daughter Holly returns home to find the spirit of Christmas in Santaville has dwindled, taking the family business with it. What starts out as an attempt to bail out her dad, ends up rekindling Holly's ...
Style: light, captivating, feel good, entertaining
Plot: santa claus, business, father daughter relationship, small town, christmas, gift, race against time, save the day, love, romance, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Scotland 1865, An old shepherd and his little Skye terrier go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by anyone, and takes to sleeping on his master's grave in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, anthology
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dealing with death, countryside, adoption, friendship, family relations, animal life, friends, pets, master, caretaker, dog movie ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946 wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father, is bitter and refuses due to events from the family's past.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, young heroes, mischievous children, crumbling marriage, youth, single parent, family problems, family gatherings, eccentric family, homecoming ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hiroshima Maiden (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: "You have to think about whether they're really your friends," Johnny's dad says when Johnny talks to him about the grief his pals have been giving him lately. The other boys haven't exactly tried to understand why Dad ...
Plot: atomic bomb, husband wife relationship, fbi, prejudice, spy, disfigured face, surgery, disfigurement, father son relationship, friendship, reenactment, japanese girl ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: hiroshima japan, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Gingerbread Romance (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Successful architect Taylor Scott is poised for a promotion and a move to Paris but before that’s decided, her boss tasks her with creating a life-sized gingerbread house for a holiday competition. She partners with pastry chef Adam Dale, and ...
Style: light, feel good, funny, sweet
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, male female relationship, adaptation, romance, couples, love affair, lifestyle, escapades, society, love, happy ending, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The First of May (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Cory (Dan Byrd) is a foster child nobody wants. Carlotta (Academy Award-nominee Julie Harris) is an elderly woman the world has forgotten. Together, they find friendship and family when they join a traveling circus. Also features Mickey Rooney and ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: circus, adoption, retirement home, baseball, adventure, youth, golden years, orphan, hopes, power relations, sport team, starting over ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Summer's End (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, small town, society, hopes, youth, family problems, family relations, friends, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%