Movies like I'll Be Home for Christmas 1998

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I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
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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 identification or money to help him make the journey. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Allie, does not know where he is, and accepts a cross-country ride from Jake's rival, Eddie.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, road movie, idiotic, funny, nostalgic, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, date night, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, comedy of errors, race against time, college, on the road, desert, adventure, youth, family, teenage life, friendship, getting home, disorder, nothing goes right, fish out of water, self discovery, hidden identity, holiday, sabotage, selfishness, bribe, santa claus suit, cross country trip, school, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, california, usa, nebraska, iowa, wisconsin

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Most similar movies to I'll Be Home for Christmas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, semi serious and entertaining films with plots about family, family relations, disorder, youth, christmas, destiny and farce mostly in Comedy, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like I'll Be Home for Christmas: A Christmas Story 2 (2012), Leave It to Beaver (1997), Larger Than Life (1996), Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (2008), Too Cool for Christmas (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, humorous, light, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: christmas, family life, family, eccentric family, youth, holiday, teaching the ways of the world, society, destiny, love, adventure, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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95%
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, satirical ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: when the parents are away, family relations, family, family life, parents and children, prank, nothing goes right, mischievous children, child as adult, fish out of water, friendship, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Larger Than Life (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Motivational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rescue, on the road, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fish out of water, inheritance, hitchhiker, elephant, adventure, animal life, animals ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While trying to avoid an obsessed girl, rocker Drake Parker meets a young girl, who makes him promise to give her family the best Christmas ever. Later, at the Premiere's first ever Christmas party, a group of teens start to make trouble. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, nothing goes right, mischievous children, family, lifestyle, youth, family relations, friends, disorder, step siblings, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Too Cool for Christmas (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 16 year-old Lindsay decides to give Santa Claus an extreme makeover.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, friendship, eccentric family, disorder, family relations, self discovery, fish out of water, parents and children, teenage life, youth, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: feel good, humorous, funny, light, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, neighbor, small town, suburbs, feud, rivalry, family, unlikely friendships, social relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, massachusetts, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 ⇓
78%
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: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: parents and children, single parent, mischievous children, family problems, family relations, family, opposites attract, dysfunctional family, male friendship, male bonding, child as adult, family life ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
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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, funny, not serious, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, when the parents are away, holiday, child protagonist, home invasion, kids and family, youth, children, neighbor, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, america, paris france, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Ultimate Christmas Present (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A girl steals a weather machine from Santa Claus, to make a snow day. The machine breaks, and causes an out of control snowstorm.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: santa claus, christmas, wish come true, mischievous children, best friends, family, youth, supernatural, hopes, disorder, holiday, imaginary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.1
 12K
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, weatherman, chase, high school, school, youth, teenage life, siblings relations, fish out of water, high school life, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Blizzard (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young girl's aunt tells her the tale of a young ice skater and an enchanted reindeer.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, self discovery, young heroes, mischievous children, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, fish out of water, parents and children, family life, hopes, miraculous event, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Uptight New York City executive, Michael Cromwell, pursues his soon-to-be ex-wife to South America and returns home with the son he never knew he had -- a boy raised in a tribal village in Brazil. Armed with only his blowgun, the 13-year-old ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, jungle, parents and children, eccentric family, mischievous children, disorder, nothing goes right, teenage boy, 13 year old, stock broker, family relations ...
Place: new york, venezuela, usa, brazil, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, suburban life, christmas party, nothing goes right, disorder, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, contests and competitions, christmas tree ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, peru, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 ⇓
70%
The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Bannister family including former K-9 police hero Zeus (voiced by Mario López) is back, and this time they're spending their holidays at a beautiful Rocky Mountain resort. But toss in an unexpected visit from cocky Uncle Randy (Casper Van ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, light
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: animal life, save the day, pets, family, family relations, christmas movie, christmas, dog, golden retriever, adventure, love, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, semi serious, humorous, exciting, touching ...
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family gatherings, disorder, single parent, couples, fish out of water, mischievous children, family relations, couple relations, misfit, mistaken identity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Switchmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, follow your dream, disorder, mischievous children, youth, switching roles, parents and children, family relations, friends, family, hopes, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, reindeer, christmas, fish out of water, fall in love, escapades, daring rescue, adventure, dishonesty, love and romance, hidden identity, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: christmas, talent agent, precocious child, tv commercial, family, youth, single parent, artists and showbiz, actor's life, mischievous children, friendship, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
A Christmas Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 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, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, childhood, mischievous children, nostalgia, family relations, bully, small town, obsession, chinese restaurant, little boy, snow ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 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 ⇓
67%
 3.8
 569
Cool Dog (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jimmy lives in the tranquil town of Eagle Rock, Louisiana, with his father, stepmother and his best friend Rainy, a German Shepherd. When Jimmy's father gets a promotion, the family must relocate to an apartment in New York City that has a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: forceful separation, friendship, pets, on the road, save the day, family life, disorder, road trip, dog, dog movie, farce, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 5.3
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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: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: best friend, camp, family relations, 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: tokyo, miami, vermont, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: school, underdog, mischievous children, friendship, family, parents and children, family relations, disorder, vengeance, teenage life, chaos and mayhem, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.3
 11K
First Kid (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Some say that to be the leader of a country is one of the loneliest jobs in the world. But being the child of a world leader can be doubly so. Constantly surrounded by security officers, restricted in movements and having almost every waking moment ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: white house, bodyguard, usa president, friendship, family, fish out of water, mischievous children, secret agent, secret agents, shopping mall, school dance, boxing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.6
 344
Santa Hunters (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Four children trIn Santa Hunters, Alex and his cousins Zoey (Yde) and Richard (Coronel) create an elaborate setup of traps to catch Santa on tape, but their plan backfires when they realize that seeing Santa will cause him to lose his Christmas ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, escapades, track down, youth, adventure, santa claus, friendship, legends and myths, imaginary, young heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, realistic, humorous, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, christmas, disorder, christmas tree, when the parents are away, fish out of water, christmas eve, happy ending, airport, youth, child as adult, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, iowa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Call Me Claus (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: If She's Going To Save Christmas, She's Got Some Big Shoes To Fill.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, nothing goes right, fish out of water, haunted by the past, disorder, redemption, misfit, goofy hero, ghost, family life, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
65%