Movies like Ernest Saves Christmas

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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
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 10K
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a skeptical kiddie-show host to take over the post of Father Christmas.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, light, melancholic, surreal, entertaining, intense, offbeat, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, family relations, mischievous children, prank, save the day, teenage life, misfit, partners, nothing goes right, fish out of water, mistaken identity, goofy hero, when the parents are away, magic, violence, unlikely friendships, justice, solitude, heroes, fugitives, mad scientist, danger, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida

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Most similar movies to Ernest Saves Christmas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, melancholic and light films with plots about family, disorder, destiny, dialogue, mentor, fight scenes and fantasy world mostly in Comedy, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Ernest Saves Christmas: Fred Claus (2007), Ernest Scared Stupid (1991), Ernest Goes to Camp (1987), The Santa Clause 2 (2002), Dennis the Menace (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, holiday, family relations, santa claus, north pole, family, snow, sibling relationship, imaginary, toys, disorder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: tower bridge london, chicago illinois, london, illinois, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Well-intentioned, eternally bumbling Ernest P. Worrell accidentally releases an evil demon from its sacred tomb. As the demon flexes its power and goes on a ruinous rampage, good-guy Ernest tries to step in to save the town from mass destruction. ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, feel good, not serious, idiotic ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: halloween, treehouse, troll, danger, evil, family, magic, youth, escapades, mischievous children, rivalry, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents while stopping a shady strip mining company from closing the camp as well.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, twist ending, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: farce, summer camp, camp, family, buddies, gang, mischievous children, goofy hero, partners, juvenile delinquency, misfit, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, magic, christmas, holiday, prank, santa claus, christmas party, family, mistaken identity, disorder, chaos, elf ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: feel good, not serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: mischievous children, prank, family, friendship, nothing goes right, when the parents are away, neighbor, children, suburbs, criminal, runaway, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2001)
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, couples, disorder, family gatherings, mischievous children, fish out of water, couple relations, single parent, family relations, mistaken identity, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
A Dennis the Menace Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Dennis The Menace version of A Christmas Carol where Mr. Wilson plays his own version of Scrooge. While Dennis has problems of his own with the neighborhood bully, he does his best to try and give Mr. Wilson the Christmas Spirit. Dennis causes his ...
Style: feel good, light, sincere, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: mischievous children, holiday, family, family relations, miraculous event, friends, precocious child, christmas movie, neighbor, angel, christmas, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 2000s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Call Me Claus (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: If She's Going To Save Christmas, She's Got Some Big Shoes To Fill.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, nothing goes right, haunted by the past, fish out of water, redemption, disorder, goofy hero, misfit, ghost, santa claus, family life, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Ernest Goes to Africa (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The title says it all. There's a mix up involving stolen diamonds which Ernest has (naturally) made into a yo-yo and given to his would be girlfriend, Rene. But Rene wants a man of action, and doesn't think that Ernest fits the bill. After ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, idiotic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, yo yo, family, mistaken identity, treasure hunt, family life, heist, escapades, nothing goes right, partners, adventurer ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Ernest in the Army (1998)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ernest P. Worrell is now in the military as a soldier. Once he begins, him and his team investigates a dictator who was responsible for the wars in the nearly village. Suddenly, Ernest finds a lost boy and has to keep him safe until his father ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, satirical, cult film ...
Plot: parody, family, golf, escapades, boot camp, disorder, anti hero, basic training, family life, military life, silly humor, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jed Clampett and kin move from Arkansas to Beverly Hills when he becomes a billionaire, after an oil strike. The country folk are very naive with regard to life in the big city, so when Jed starts a search for a new wife there are inevitably plenty ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, satirical, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: hillbilly, fish out of water, culture clash, billionaire, social differences, cons and scams, goofy hero, odd couple, oil, family, father daughter relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: beverly hills, arkansas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank employee, while Ernest undergoes Nash's sentence to the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: prison, electric chair, escapades, confined, crime gone awry, cons and scams, dishonesty, danger, misfit, criminal heroes, goofy hero, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
A Simple Wish (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy godmother, magic, family, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ability, down on your luck, wish come true, mischievous children, parents and children, father daughter relationship, satire ...
Place: new york, nebraska, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
70%
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Now that Santa and Mrs. Claus have the North Pole running smoothly, the Counsel of Legendary Figures has called an emergency meeting on Christmas Eve! The evil Jack Frost has been making trouble, looking to take over the holiday! So he launches a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: santa claus, christmas movie, christmas, holiday, deception, north pole, family, disorder, hidden identity, nothing goes right, family life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.1
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Snow Day (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed..
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, chase, school, youth, teachers and students, teenage life, eccentric family, siblings relations, high school life, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.1
 16K
Daddy Day Camp (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Seeking to offer his son the satisfying summer camp experience that eluded him as a child, the operator of a neighborhood daycare center opens his own camp, only to face financial hardship and stiff competition from a rival camp.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, mischievous children, family relations, competition, colonel, family, farce, escapades, buddies, goofy hero, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.0
 23K
Kazaam (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shaquille O'Neal as a rapping genie protects a little boy.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, feel good, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: genie, mischievous children, family, wish come true, young heroes, friendship, youth, rivalry, supernatural ability, partners, misfit, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty ...
Style: humorous, light, fairy tale, funny, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, holiday, village, redemption, rescue, social misfits, disorder, dishonesty, fish out of water, social relations, magic ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Little Monsters (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, young heroes, family, adventure, mischievous children, child as adult, fish out of water, supernatural ability, imaginary, best friends, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "bigfoot". They think it's dead ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wildlife, sasquatch, fish out of water, family, adventure, friendship, parents and children, hunting, family relations, kindness, bad smell, hamburger ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.5
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Elf-Man (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An Elf is left behind by Santa to help rescue the Harper family from a lousy Christmas. The Elf and the family get more than they bargained for, as the kids help the Elf discover his special powers and true identity as a budding superhero.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, save the day, supernatural ability, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, danger, family, wish come true, miraculous event, magic, elf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.4
 36K
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: camp, family relations, best friend, fish out of water, family, nothing goes right, parents and children, disorder, comic violence, brother sister relationship, twins, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, tokyo, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, family outing, pre-teens, 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 ⇓
64%
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Christmas elf accidentally takes off in Santa's sleigh, crash lands in a small town, and loses the magic toy bag. Beethoven must rescue the elf, recover the bag from greedy crooks, and return the sleigh to Santa in time to save Christmas.
Style: exciting, semi serious, feel good, humorous, light
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, pets, best friends, escapades, hopes, family, partners, chases and races, save the day, adventure, race against time, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wilby Daniels, a successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog. Somehow he has to keep his change a secret and find just what is causing it, all the while eluding the local dog ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, psychotronic, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, lawyer, conspiracy, district attorney, family, farce, pets, getting home, danger, youth, misfit, mischievous children ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, iowa, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five disparate kids snowed in at the airport on Christmas Eve learn some lessons about friendship when they launch a bid to get back to their families and outsmart a disgruntled airport official who wants to keep them grounded.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, christmas, disorder, when the parents are away, fish out of water, christmas eve, airport, youth, child as adult, christmas tree, happy ending, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: iowa, pennsylvania, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Master of Disguise (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A sweet-natured Italian waiter named Pistachio Disguisey at his father Fabbrizio's restaurant, who happens to be a member of a family with supernatural skills of disguise. But moments later the patriarch of the Disguisey family is kidnapped ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, melancholic, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, kidnapping, family, heroic mission, supernatural, confined, rescue, supernatural ability, danger, master villain, disorder, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Son of the Mask (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Australia, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist, finds himself in a predicament when his dog stumbles upon the mask of Loki. Then after conceiving an infant son "born of the mask", he discovers just how looney child raising can be.
Style: humorous, absurd, idiotic, light, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: mischievous children, baby, mask, supernatural ability, chaos and mayhem, adventure, superhero, parallel world, parents and children, intrigue, misfit, heroes ...
Time: 2000s
Place: pakistan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%