Movies like Hogfather

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Hogfather (2006)
 7.5
 10K
Hogfather (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 189 min.
Story: It's the night before Hogswatch, usually a time of joy on Discworld, but there are suspicious going-on and the criminal underworld is abuzz. The beloved Hogfather - the jolly bearer of glee and pork-related gifts for children everywhere - has vanished. Suddenly, Discworld's entire mythical system is under threat. The fate of this magical time rests in the hands of a very motley group: A band of wizards headed up by a mystical university president named Mustrum Ridcully (Joss Ackland), a loyal manservant called Albert (David Jason), a level-headed governess called Susan Sto Heilt (Michelle Dockery), and her grandfather, who happens to be - Death (Marnix van den Broeke).
Style: dark fantasy, humorous, semi serious, dark, enigmatic, captivating, entertaining, offbeat, parody, weird ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: death, christmas, fantasy world, holiday, santa claus, wizards, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, family, curses spells and rituals, disguise, supernatural, disappearance, magic, parallel world, humour, fairy, mystery, family secret, monster, heroes, missing person, alternate reality, god or devil ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california

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Most similar movies to Hogfather

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and light films with plots about family, magic, adventure, fantasy world, danger, mentor and imaginary mostly in Fantasy, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Hogfather: The Colour of Magic (2008), Jabberwocky (1977), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Kids of the Round Table (1995), Jumanji (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Colour of Magic (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
TV show
Story: As Rincewind involuntarily becomes a guide to the naive tourist Twoflower, they find themselves forced to flee the city of Ankh-Morpork to escape a terrible fire, and begin on a journey across the Disc. Unknown to them, their journey & fate ...
Style: exciting, humorous, light, enigmatic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, magic, heroes, wizards, heroic mission, dragon, curses spells and rituals, danger, imaginary, good versus evil, unlikely hero ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 14K
Jabberwocky (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, parody, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beast, village, adventure, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, goofy hero, imaginary, danger, heroes, palaces castles and temples, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, exciting, feel good, humorous, light
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, pets, santa claus, escapades, best friends, hopes, family, chases and races, adventure, save the day, race against time, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: fairy tale, stylized, humorous, semi serious, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, santa claus, village, redemption, holiday, materialism, rescue, family, disorder, social misfits, fish out of water ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Kids of the Round Table (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in modern times, Alex finds King Arthur's sword Excalibur and must prove himself worthy of it.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, time travel, adventure, child protagonist, heroic mission, mischievous children, wizards and magicians, battles, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, escapades, magic ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 321K
Jumanji (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, board game, jungle, childhood, mischievous children, getting home, young heroes, disappearance, animals, parallel world, magic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 19th century, 60s, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Neverending Story III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
Style: feel good, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, family, fantasy world, adventure, book, heroic mission, parallel world, imaginary, youth, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 71K
Nanny McPhee (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, sweet, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, nanny, mischievous children, family relations, curses spells and rituals, childhood, magic, parents and children, bully, family, family values, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Lilly the Witch The Dragon and the Magic Book (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Italy, Austria
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Lilly was a normal girl with a healthy sense of adventure. That is, until she finds a magical book, complete with a funny little dragon, "Hector". With the help of her new friend and the book, Lilly has the ability to time-travel and truly ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: curses spells and rituals, witch, family, imaginary, adventure, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, teaching the ways of the world, supernatural, youth, disorder, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.6
 668
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: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, save the day, supernatural ability, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, danger, family, miraculous event, wish come true, elf, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.
Style: dark fantasy, serious, exciting, light, stylized ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, puppetry, good versus evil, race against time, adventure, mission, crystal, wizards, escapades, imaginary, puppet, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 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, christmas movie, holiday, deception, north pole, family, disorder, nothing goes right, hidden identity, family life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 12K
Santa Claus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the old man who eventually became Santa Claus was given immortality and chosen to deliver toys to all the children of the world. The second half moves into the modern era, in which ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family, adventure, holiday, village, heroic mission, village life, fish out of water, disorder, against the odds, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 61K
Time Bandits (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young history buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they've purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, absurd, cult film ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: time travel, treasure, alternate dimension, adventurer, adventure, map, good versus evil, magic, giant, burglary, heroic mission, dwarf ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, ancient greece, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, family, holiday, family relations, north pole, snow, sibling relationship, imaginary, toys, disorder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: tower bridge london, chicago illinois, london, illinois, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Return to Halloweentown (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As Halloweentown prepares to celebrate its 1,000th anniversary, Marnie Piper and her brother Dylan return to Witch University, where trouble is in session from the Sinister Sisters and from someone who's plotting to use Marnie's powers for ...
Style: feel good, exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: witch, halloween, heroic mission, magic, college, adventure, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, mysterious character, youth, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.9
 1K
Yonderland (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A bored young mum steps through a portal and discovers a world of incompetent knights, monks who are incapable of lying, and a race of people intent on firing the cleverest amongst them into the sun.
Style: exciting, light, humorous, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, escapades, family, bored housewife, magic, female protagonist, life philosophy, help, disorder, kindness, palaces castles and temples ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 242K
Hook (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fairy, childhood, adventure, duel, kidnapping, pirate, good versus evil, rescue, self discovery, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, big ben london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.9
 46K
The Witches (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young boy named Luke and his grandmother go on vacation only to discover their hotel is hosting an international witch convention, where the Grand High Witch is unveiling her master plan to turn all children into mice. Will Luke fall victim to the ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, dark fantasy, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: witch, hotel, adventure, good versus evil, magic, mouse, coven, young heroes, supernatural, chocolate, witches, heroic mission ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, child custody, toys, holiday, christmas eve, family, adventure, christmas tree, christmas party, magic, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: magic, fairy godmother, family, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ability, down on your luck, wish come true, mischievous children, parents and children, father daughter relationship, heroes ...
Place: new york, nebraska, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, family relations, save the day, prank, mischievous children, nothing goes right, partners, mistaken identity, teenage life, when the parents are away ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 744
Mr. St. Nick (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kelsey Grammer stars as Nick St. Nicholas, a Miami-based playboy philanthropist who is about to make his life complete by wedding the girl of his dreams, gorgeous TV weathercaster Heidi Gardelle (Elaine Hendrix). Not known to the general public is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: santa claus, christmas, rescue, family business, parents and children, family life, disorder, beach, family relations, wedding, destiny, heroes ...
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
humour movies
477
dark movies
2066
enigmatic movies
4188
fairy movies
295
 7.3
 206K
Gremlins (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.
Style: feel good, humorous, suspenseful, scary, light ...
Audience: horror for children, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: christmas, supernatural, monster, deadly creature, pets, small town, holiday, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue, danger, escapades, human animal relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mr. Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island, is critically low. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to get more. Meanwhile, Thomas is fending off attacks by the nasty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, brutal, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: train, friendship, rescue, family, adventure, family life, heroic mission, parents and children, good versus evil, young heroes, rivalry, adventurer ...
Time: 2000s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, contemporary
Place: america, toronto ontario canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Super Mario Bros. (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Japan, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mario and Luigi, plumbers from Brooklyn, find themselves in an alternate universe where evolved dinosaurs live in hi-tech squalor. They're the only hope to save our universe from invasion by the dino dictator, Koopa.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, save the world, rescue, good versus evil, heroic mission, family, heroes, escapades, parallel world, transformation, monster, dinosaur ...
Time: 90s, future, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: All Lodge wants is for his gaming group to finish their adventure. Unfortunately, they're more interested in seducing barmaids, mooning their enemies, and setting random villagers on fire. Desperate to rein in his players, Lodge injects two ...
Style: talky, parody, stylized, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: adventure, escapades, parallel world, supernatural ability, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, rivalry, magic, lone hero, gangsters, dark hero, loneliness ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Halloweentown High (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Marnie Piper prepares to begin a new school year, she asks the Halloweentown Hot Witches' Council to work toward openness between Halloweentown and the mortal world. She proposes to bring a group of Halloweentown students to her own high school ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, stylized, offbeat
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, date night, pre-teens ...
Plot: halloween, hereditary gift of witchcraft, magic, witchcraft, witch, friends, supernatural, friendship, vengeance, wizards and magicians, imaginary, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 400
The Snow Queen (2005)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 56 min.
Story: When Gerda befriends penniless Kay their growing friendship is cut short as one cold winter night a fragment of glass pierces Kay's eye, turning his heart cold. Enchanted by the Snow Queen he is swept away on her chariot over the glittering ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, captivating, sincere
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, rescue, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, hopes, danger, escapades, youth, rivalry, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: objects come to life, magic, miraculous event, accountant, friendship, family, mysterious character, prodigy, toys, save the day, goofy hero, boss and employee ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%