Movies like How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
 6.2
 240K
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 creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos, whom he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriending the Grinch.
Style: fairy tale, stylized, humorous, semi serious, light, funny, sweet, feel good, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, imaginary kingdom, village, redemption, male protagonist, holiday, thief, materialism, surrealism, rescue, family, villain turns good, social misfits, disorder, silly humor, fish out of water, dishonesty, social relations, magic, christmas party, farce, recluse, outcast, vengeance ...
Time: 2000s

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Most similar movies to How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about family, children, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, destiny and fantasy world mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Elf (2003), The Cat in the Hat (2003), Fred Claus (2007), Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007), Miracle on 34th Street (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
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Elf (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, christmas spirit, santa claus, father son relationship, goofy hero, elf, toys, fish out of water, corporate world, north pole, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Style: feel good, stylized, fairy tale, touching, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, fantasy world, social differences, children, family, candy, chocolate, contests and competitions, adventure, family relations, factory, mysterious character ...
Time: 2000s
Place: bavaria, denver colorado, switzerland, india, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Cat in the Hat (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Conrad and Sally Walden are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: talking cat, imaginary kingdom, goofy hero, family relations, adventure, friendship, disorder, getting home, fish out of water, rescue, mischievous children, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 44K
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family, holiday, family relations, north pole, snow, sibling relationship, toys, disorder, redemption, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, year 1993 ...
Place: illinois, sydney australia, tower bridge london, chicago illinois, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas ...
Style: feel good, christmas special, semi serious, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, monster, family, social misfits, fish out of water, dog, villain turns good, christmas eve, obsession, materialism, snow ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, death in the family, dishonesty, children, inheritance, child in peril, young heroes, siblings relations, loss of mother, escapades, rescue ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Japan, France, UK, 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, motivational, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: objects come to life, magic, miraculous event, accountant, friendship, family, mysterious character, prodigy, toys, wizards and magicians, goofy hero, save the day ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A little girl discovers dreams can come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the 'secret' about Santa a long time ago. But after ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: santa claus, christmas, miraculous event, holiday, hopes, friendship, department store, family, misfit, single parent, youth, store ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: santa claus, reindeer, magic, christmas, holiday, prank, christmas party, toys, family, mistaken identity, disorder, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco
⇓ 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 ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, suburban life, christmas party, family gatherings, disorder, nothing goes right, family life, parents and children, contests and competitions, christmas eve ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, peru, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 20K
Descendants (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of Disney's classic villains: Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: good versus evil, teenage protagonist, disney, witch, villain, teenager, fairy godmother, high school, happy ending, imaginary kingdom, adventure, family ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green, who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that the children are fighting a war of their own ...
Style: captivating, touching, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: nanny, countryside, family, mischievous children, farm, world war two, save the day, wartime life, family life, disorder, family relations, objects come to life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 36K
Jack Frost (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sexy, touching ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: snowman, reincarnation, christmas, family, holiday, redemption, self discovery, fish out of water, parents and children, family life, family relations, disorder ...
Place: denver colorado, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Christmas & Co. (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Christmas is on its way and with it disaster. The 92,000 responsible for manufacturing children's toys all become sick at the same time! It's a tough moment for Santa, better known as Father Christmas. He's left no choice: he must ...
Style: light, semi serious, feel good, funny, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, children, gift, christmas eve, magic, christmas party, snow, rescue, childhood, celebration ...
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 146K
Matilda (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, fairy tale, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: telekinesis, school, supernatural ability, child abuse, young heroes, eccentric family, mischievous children, teachers and students, little girl, parents and children, power relations, child prodigy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Santa Clause (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, child custody, christmas eve, toys, holiday, family, adventure, christmas party, magic, father son relationship, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Bedtime Stories (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Skeeter Bronson is a down-on-his-luck guy who's always telling bedtime stories to his niece and nephew. But his life is turned upside down when the fantastical stories he makes up for entertainment inexplicably turn into reality. Can a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: miraculous event, family, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, nothing goes right, life turned upside down, escapades, disorder, disney, adventure, imagination, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1974, 2000s ...
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, reindeer, holiday, deception, north pole, family, christmas eve, disorder, hidden identity, nothing goes right, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The owner of a bank (Miss Bitterman) wants to own the Muppet Theatre so she can build a nightclub over it. After she tricks Pepe into giving her the only copy of the contract between her father and the Muppets, she changes it so the Muppets have ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, witty, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, muppets, puppet, goofy hero, friendship, puppetry, theater, friends who live together, family, disorder, friends, rave ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rivalry, down on your luck, supernatural ability, wish come true, parents and children, mischievous children, father daughter relationship, family relations, heroes ...
Place: nebraska, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Perfect Holiday (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.
Style: feel good, sweet, light, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: santa claus, family, christmas, romance, single parent, couple relations, african american, christmas party, farce, brother brother relationship, breakup, children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, save the day, prank, mischievous children, family relations, misfit, partners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
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, splatter ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: train, rescue, friendship, family, adventure, rivalry, escapades, young heroes, adventurer, good versus evil, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada, america, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.4
 2K
Snow (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in San Ernesto, California with only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden needs to rescue a young reindeer from a zoo.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, christmas, reindeer, fish out of water, fall in love, daring rescue, adventure, escapades, love and romance, hidden identity, race against time, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Son of the Mask (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
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, light, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baby, superhero, mischievous children, supernatural ability, chaos and mayhem, adventure, intrigue, misfit, parallel world, parents and children, mythology, dog ...
Time: 2000s
Place: pakistan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 300K
Shrek the Third (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to return to his cozy swamp and live in peace and quiet, so when he finds out there is another heir to the throne, they set off to bring ...
Style: humorous, fairy tale, feel good, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, date night ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, princess, dragon, family, prince, happy ending, donkey, rescue, funeral, cat, adventure, queen ...
Time: middle ages, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. ...
Style: feel good, colourful, funny, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: talking animals, adventure, rescue, determination, jungle, friends, fantasy world, family, friendship, elephant, teacher, save the day ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.3
 8K
Pinocchio (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fish out of water, obsessive quest, mischievous children, adventurer, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, disorder, young heroes, escapades, rescue, misfit ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, family outing, teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, toys, father son relationship, family, parents and children, family life, christmas party, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fish out of water, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 13K
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, touching, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, rescue, family, adventure, heroic mission, child as adult, fish out of water, village life, village, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%