Movies like How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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 things. The village is sure to have a sad Christmas this year.
Style: feel good, christmas special, semi serious, colourful, atmospheric, humorous, cult film, whimsical, touching, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, monster, family, imaginary, social misfits, fish out of water, dog, villain turns good, christmas eve, obsession, snow, heart, surrealism, materialism, christmas tree, sleigh, generosity, adventure, village, heroes, friends, misfit, obsessive quest, gem ...
Time: 60s, 1960s

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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 light films with plots about family, christmas, disorder, holiday, imaginary, adventure and santa claus mostly in Family, Animation and Fantasy genres. Some movies like How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: The Grinch (2018), A Christmas Carol (2009), The Polar Express (2004), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Grinch (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Grinch hatches a scheme to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration.
Style: light, sincere, touching, entertaining, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, christmas movie, optimism, surrealism, small town, fight, happy ending, life philosophy, love and romance, family relations, best friends, justice ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, exciting, humorous, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, redemption, ghost, holiday, disney, greed, snow, regret, life changing experience, rich and poor, christmas eve, human nature ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, future ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Polar Express (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Style: feel good, touching, stylized, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, magic, belief, santa claus, adventure, train ride, christmas movie, holiday, self discovery, north pole, young heroes, computer animation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, dark, surreal, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing
Plot: halloween, dark fantasy, christmas, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, holiday, goth, fish out of water, good versus evil, objects come to life, loneliness, monster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Feeling forgotten by the children of the world, old St. Nick decides to skip his gift-giving journey and take a vacation. Mrs. Claus and two spunky little elves, Jingle and Jangle, set out to see to where all the season's cheer has disappeared. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: elf, christmas, santa claus, mischievous children, friends, siblings relations, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, parents and children, imaginary kingdom, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, intellectual, christmas special
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: small town, christmas, santa claus, americana, small town life, fish out of water, disorder, delivery, hopes, journalism, hidden identity, family ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, new york state, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Prep & Landing (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, exciting, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: workplace, rookie, santa claus, escapades, partners, family, imaginary, workplace situations, holiday, partnership, christmas, computer animation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Mickey, Minnie, and their famous friends Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto gather together to reminisce about the love, magic and surprises in three wonder-filled stories of Christmas past.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, anthology
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, adventure, wish come true, mistaken identity, fish out of water, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, switching roles, family, young heroes, hidden identity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: stylized, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale, whimsical ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, santa claus, village, redemption, holiday, materialism, rescue, family, disorder, social misfits, fish out of water ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Ireland, France, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, colourful, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, magical, hi-tech, race against time, family, escapades, letter, imaginary, adventure, computer animation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, toronto ontario canada, mexico, cuba, tanzania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but is a frustrating struggle. ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, director, family, animal life, family relations, misfit, heroes, youth, young heroes, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz ...
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Sam the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his glowing nose, teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. They run into ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: misfit, imaginary kingdom, toys, island, christmas, dentist, snowman, winter, reindeer, santa claus, family, adventure ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After mis-hearing a radio broadcast about Santa canceling his Christmas trip due to an injured reindeer, Olive the dog decides to travel to the North Pole and volunteer to be a replacement. Unfortunately, Olive must deal with an evil postman ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, christmas special
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, escapades, daring rescue, goofy hero, misfit, mischievous children, heroes, rescue, danger, odd couple, save the day, mad scientist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Fairly Odd Christmas (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: After Timmy Turner causes Santa amnesia he must become the new Santa in order to save Christmas.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, wish come true, holiday, imaginary, disorder, friends, elf, save the day
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Shrek the Halls (2007)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: The Christmas tree isn't the only thing green in this new holiday classic. Shrek is back and trying to get into the spirit of the season. After promising Fiona and the kids a Christmas they'll remember, he is forced to take a crash course ...
Style: fairy tale, christmas special, humorous, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: holiday, friendship, family, fish out of water, adventure, escapades, odd couple, family life, family gatherings, imaginary kingdom, cat, christmas tree ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A discarded silk top-hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren, after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, fairy tale, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, friendship, snowman, adventure, family, good versus evil, young heroes, unlikely partners, heroes, misfit, rescue ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Santa Claus, Mickey Mouse and all his Disney pals star in an original movie about the importance of opening your heart to the true spirit of Christmas. Stubborn old Donald tries in vain to resist the joys of the season, and Mickey and Pluto learn a ...
Style: light, humorous, feel good, not serious, anthology
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, family relations, christmas, holiday, anthropomorphic animal, self discovery, friends, adventure, family, imaginary, uncle nephew relationship, anthropomorphism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Boxtrolls (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, good versus evil, friendship, family, young heroes, steampunk, prejudice, fish out of water, danger, escapades, disorder ...
Time: victorian, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, family relations, wedding, mischievous children, santa claus, danger, escapades, friendship, family, imaginary, good versus evil, rescue ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Saving Santa (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa's Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa - twice.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, time travel, christmas, north pole, reindeer, save the day, adventure, fish out of water, danger, escapades, disorder, elf ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Santa narrates the story of Buddy's travels to New York City to meet the father he never knew he had. Along the way his unrelenting cheer transforms the lives of everyone he meets and opens his father's eyes to the magic of Christmas.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: obsessive quest, imaginary, friends, family, escapades, holiday, elf, christmas, disorder
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: toys, toy, adventure, friendship, family, good versus evil, imaginary, christmas, danger, escapades, getting home, talking animals ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Yogi's First Christmas (1980)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yogi, Boo Boo and Cindy are awakened from hibernation and join their friends' Christmas activities while interfering with 2 villians' efforts to ruin the holiday.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, escapades, best friends, family, save the day, adventure, animal life, disorder, friends, friendship, hotel, children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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How Murray Saved Christmas (2014)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: One-hour animated special surrounding a surly deli owner Murray Weiner, who is forced to step into Santa's shoes for one Christmas and bumbles his way into doing a great job.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: escapades, disorder, misfit, family, imaginary, legends and myths, save the day, holiday, christmas, toys, elf, santa claus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: When a huge snowstorm leaves everyone stranded, Mickey and all of his guests at the House of Mouse, including Pooh, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel and many more of his old and new friends, break out the cookies and hot chocolate to help Donald ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, stylized, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: disney, christmas, mermaid, cartoon duck, imaginary kingdom, partners, family, adventure, family gatherings, family relations, friends, buddies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Pinocchio's Christmas (1980)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: Geppetto prepare for Christmas, Pinocchio joins a puppet show to earn money for a present. There he meets and elopes with the beautiful girl puppet Julietta, leaving Geppetto alone and worried.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, adventure, family relations, disorder, in the woods, friends, puppets, money raising, youth, imaginary, escapades, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Snowman (1982)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
Story: A young boy makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, which comes to life at midnight and takes the boy on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, cult film
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, christmas, holiday, northern lights, snowman, youth, hopes, heroes, friendship, young heroes, disorder, misfit ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brighton, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 99K
Paddington (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary ...
Style: sweet, touching, humorous, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family, adventure, children, goofy hero, bear, kids and family, fish out of water, talking animals, anthropomorphic animal, jungle, animals, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, peru, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales (1979)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: A TV movie special that compiles of a few Looney Tunes episodes centered around an episode of a Christmas Carol, with the part of Scrooge played by Yosemite Sam.
Style: exciting, stylized, feel good, humorous, not serious
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: miraculous event, human nature, curses spells and rituals, redemption, rivalry, family, prank, chases and races, chase, imaginary, escapades, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
Style: exciting, touching, fairy tale, witty, colourful ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, christmas, adventure, childhood, friendship, legends and myths, santa claus, belief, holiday, imaginary, dreams ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, new york, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%