Movies like Deck the Halls

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Deck the Halls (2006)
 4.9
 20K
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: humorous, feel good, dark humor, light, funny, idiotic, semi serious, realistic, clever, ridiculous ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, neighbor, family, rivalry, small town, parents and children, social relations, suburbs, couple relations, ambition, feud, dream, unlikely friendships, christmas lights, couples, friends, friendship, eccentric family, small town life, suburban life, teenage life, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, massachusetts, latin america

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Most similar movies to Deck the Halls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, realistic and semi serious films with plots about family, family relations, disorder, youth, parents and children, catastrophe and runaway mostly in Comedy, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Deck the Halls: Home Alone (1990), Christmas with the Kranks (2004), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), A Christmas Story (1983), Jingle All the Way 2 (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 402K
Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, holiday, when the parents are away, crime gone awry, home alone, young heroes, danger, precocious child, neighbor, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, france, illinois, chicago illinois, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Plot: christmas eve, family, christmas party, holiday, suburban life, christmas, family gatherings, nothing goes right, parents and children, disorder, family life, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: latin america, peru, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Baker brood moves to Chicago after patriarch Tom gets a job coaching football at Northwestern University, forcing his writer wife, Mary, and the couple's 12 children to make a major adjustment. The transition works well until work demands ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, siblings relations, nothing goes right, children, prank, husband wife relationship, new job, aspiring actor, chaos, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Christmas Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 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, humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, childhood, chinese restaurant, essay, snow, small town, love and romance, family, obsession, bully, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, family dinner, nothing goes right, eccentric family, neighbor, farce, family gatherings, down on your luck, family, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas, nothing goes right, family, small town, race against time, holiday, parents and children, family relations, disorder, family life, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Jingle All the Way (1996)
Genre: 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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, satirical ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: christmas, toy, santa claus, holiday, family, jealousy, fish out of water, suburbs, race against time, christmas party, puppet, toys ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, uplifting
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, family life, family, small town, holiday, teenage life, youth, friends, disorder, mischievous children, parents and children, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Surviving Christmas (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Drew Latham is an executive leading an empty, shallow life with only wealth on his side. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, he revisit his old childhood home in the hope of reliving some old holiday memories – but he finds that the house in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, absurd, idiotic, semi serious ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, couple relations, suburbs, nothing goes right, looking for love, eccentric family, loneliness, parents and children, happy ending, dysfunctional family, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Dennis the Menace (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mr. Wilson's ever-present annoyance comes in the form of one mischievous kid named Dennis. But he'll need Dennis's tricks to uncover a collection of gold coins that go missing when a shady drifter named Switchblade Sam comes to town.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: mischievous children, family, prank, friendship, nothing goes right, neighbor, runaway, criminal, when the parents are away, suburbs, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: bully, worm, underdog, parents and children, coming of age, family, couples, friends, contests and competitions, couple relations, friendship, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 550
Down and Derby (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A local Pinewood Derby competition transforms an average group of dads into overzealous rivals desperate to build the winning car. As egos swell, the kids are lucky if they get to pick the paint color. While the dads are busy with outlandish ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: martial arts, athlete's life, family, supportive spouse, resort, sport, small town, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, parents and children, child as adult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Life with Mikey (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Michael Chapman was once a child TV star. But when he grew up, he couldn't get work. So he and his brother, Ed start their own talent agency that specializes in child acts. They can't seem to find the next big thing and they have to deal ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: precocious child, tv commercial, christmas, talent agent, family, actor's life, single parent, child star, friendship, artists and showbiz, mischievous children, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, semi serious, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: holiday, mischievous children, rivalry, lake, family, teenage life, parents and children, father, siblings relations, eccentric family, nothing goes right, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wisconsin, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, job interview, siblings relations, young heroes, parents and children, bad luck, school, one day, mischievous children, family relations, friends, birthday party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 6K
Nativity! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Martin Freeman is lovelorn teacher Mr Maddens, a former am-dram star whose girlfriend (Ashley Jensen) dumped him over Christmas five years ago and upped sticks, inexplicably, to La-La Land. Yuletide cheer is not his forte, but he's forced to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, school play, school, teachers and students, family, mischievous children, holiday, desire for fame, ambition, artists and showbiz, youth, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: children, family, adoption, couple relations, single parent, siblings relations, fall in love, family life, love and romance, marriage, parenthood, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 24K
Good Burger (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two hapless youths lead their burger joint in a fight against the giant fast-food chain across the street.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, based on sketch comedy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, competition, fast food restaurant, family, screwball, buddies, job, teenage life, friends, underdog, contests and competitions, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A boy witnesses his mother kissing what he believes to be is the real Santa Clause and retaliates with mischief.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, goofy hero, family, mischievous children, holiday, single parent, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, mistaken identity, road not taken ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 34K
Old Dogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to sew up the contract, Dan gets a surprise: a woman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: camp, best friend, family, nothing goes right, parents and children, family relations, fish out of water, disorder, brother sister relationship, comic violence, father son relationship, competition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 26K
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: humorous, dark humor, feel good, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: mischievous children, adoption, disorder, kidnapping, troublemaker, orphanage, parents and children, friends, best friends, chase, runaway, serial killer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 7K
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: divorce, children, basement, dysfunctional family, family, suburbs, mischievous children, single parent, crumbling marriage, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 12K
Summer Rental (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, screwball, underdog, family vacation, rivalry, nothing goes right, couples, romance, love and romance, disorder, couple relations, summer vacation ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: christmas, magic, son, toy, christmas party, santa claus, holiday, family, prank, parents and children, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, single parent, prank, parents and children, family, family problems, family relations, suburbs, parenthood, opposites attract, custody, childhood ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 14K
Sleepover (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As their first year of high school looms ahead, best friends Julie, Hannah, Yancy and Farrah have one last summer sleepover. Little do they know they're about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Desperate to shed their nerdy status, they ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: teenager, high school, clubbing, youth, friends, teenage love, high school life, love and romance, family relations, rivalry, teenage life, slumber party ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, not serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, punishment, chores, children, baseball, eccentric family, elderly, house, family relations, golden years, mischievous children, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 476
Switchmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: jewish, christmas, mischievous children, switching roles, family, youth, disorder, follow your dream, parents and children, hopes, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: family, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, opposites attract, mischievous children, eccentric family, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, intrigue, blended family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, semi serious, feel good, road movie, idiotic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: christmas, on the road, desert, college, holiday, family, race against time, buddies, comedy of errors, adventure, hidden identity, misfit partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new york, nebraska, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%