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What If... (2010)
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What If... (2010)
Original name: What if...
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Fifteen years ago, Ben Walker made a decision to leave his college sweetheart and ultimately his faith, in order to pursue a lucrative business opportunity. Now with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancé, he is visited by an angel, who gives him a glimpse into what his life would look like had he followed his calling.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, light, sincere, captivating, humorous, feel good
Plot: fish out of water, angel, family, family relations, spirituality, family life, lifestyle, disorder, miraculous event, misfit, parents and children, destiny, society, redemption, introspection, husband wife relationship, marriage, father daughter relationship, church, pastor, sermon, religious, religions or cults, hopes, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, touching and semi serious films with plots about family relations, family, parents and children, hopes, disorder, family life and christmas mostly in Drama, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like What If...: The Family Man (2000), Family for Christmas (2015), The Christmas Clause (2008), My Future Boyfriend (2011), Three Days (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Family Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his ...
Style: feel good, sincere, touching, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, destiny, road not taken, rich and poor, life changing experience, alternate reality, family relations, workaholic, singleness, fish out of water, lifestyle change, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2000, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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100%
Family for Christmas (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: At the height of her career, investigative journalist Hannah Dunbar finds herself wondering what would have been had she stayed with the love of her life, Ben, 10 years before. When Santa Claus hears her “what ifs?” as a Christmas wish, he ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, humorous, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, date night
Plot: christmas, husband wife relationship, second chance, destiny, family values, transformation, road not taken, fish out of water, lifestyle, family relations, lifestyle change, life changing experience ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Christmas Clause (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A stressed out lawyer and mother of three gets her yuletide wish when she wishes to see what her life would be like if she had chosen to pursue her career in Law rather than marrying and becoming a working mother.
Style: light, humorous, sincere, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, road not taken, family, hopes, unfulfillment, starting over, dull life, christmas, destiny, escapades, happy ending, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Future Boyfriend (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: P-A-X-497/341, aka “Pax” , a curious young man from the well-ordered but loveless future, travels to present day New Orleans in search of romance novelist Elizabeth Barrett – whose book he has come upon during an archeological dig in the year ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, lifestyle, obsessive quest, fall in love, love and romance, romance, misfit, destiny, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Three Days (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ten years ago, Andrew married his childhood sweetheart, Beth. Now Andrew's a high-powered literary agent, but his relationship with his wife has not fared as well. When Beth is tragically killed just days before Christmas, an angel gives Andrew ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, captivating
Plot: angel, death of wife, second chance, marriage, christmas, love and romance, husband wife relationship, death, holiday, yoga, literary agent, dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 461
Heaven's Door (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Julie Taylor has a problem how to cope with a pending divorce, find meaningful employment, live with her mother's constant advice and raise her two children. In their small rural town it isn't so much what people say as what they believe. ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, light, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, supernatural, family, social relations, youth, small town life, miraculous event, small town, family relations, parallel world, religions or cults, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 778
Uncle Nino (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A distant, slightly dysfunctional family is brought closer together when the father's long-estranged Uncle Nino comes from Italy to Chicago for a surprise visit.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family gatherings, family life, family relations, couples, optimism, society, fish out of water, parents and children, uncle, family reunited, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.8
 203
Mr. Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A young father struggling to make ends meet on a Depression-era salary can't afford to buy his 5-year-old daughter what she's expecting Santa Claus to bring her for Christmas. The surprise, uplifting ending is guaranteed to put even the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, family, road not taken, family life, disorder, family relations, ghost, hopes, obnoxious boss, when the parents are away, parents and children, miraculous event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Santa Con (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Small-time con man Nick DeMarco is ordered by his parole officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during the holidays...and he hates it. Near the end of his first shift, he hastily promises a young boy, Billy, that Santa will ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, parents and children, family, moral dilemma, family relations, wish come true, introspection, store, santa claus, love, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Christmas Spirit (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cynical youth whose mother is about to lose her job right before the holidays is visited by a magical Christmas spirit.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family life, youth, family relations, unemployment, parents and children, supernatural, friendship, miraculous event, family, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Preacher's Wife (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all this, his church is coming under threat from property ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: church choir, christmas, hopes, gospel, angel, reverend, family, romance, family relations, couples, bishop, disorder ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Dream of Christmas (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a restless young married woman is granted a wish by a Christmas Angel to be single again, she soon discovers her new life isn't what she bargained for, and embarks on a quest to win her husband back.
Style: thought provoking, feel good, inspirational, sweet, humorous
Audience: date night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: christmas, alternate reality, husband wife relationship, introspection, road not taken, character change, family, lifestyle change, lifestyle, rich and poor, life philosophy, life changing experience ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Touched by an Angel (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Touched by an Angel is an American drama series that premiered on CBS on September 21, 1994 and ran for 211 episodes and nine seasons until its conclusion on April 27, 2003. Created by John Masius and produced by Martha Williamson, the series stars ...
Style: inspirational, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: hopes, angel, supernatural, family, religions or cults, destiny, human spirit, miraculous event, working undercover, good deed, employer employee relationship, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 368
A Lobster Tale (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cody Brewer, a quiet New England fisherman isn't doing too well for himself. His wife feels neglected, and his son keeps getting picked on by the school bully. While out collecting his lobster traps one day, Cody finds a strange green moss that ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, light, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, family relations, family life, family, moral dilemma, fisherman, supernatural, social relations, friendship, rivalry, down on your luck, superhuman powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 227
Heaven Sent (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eddie, a fourteen-year-old juvenile delinquent of sorts, collides with a car during a petty theft and dies in the hospital. Due to some confusion in heaven, however, he is given three days to clean up his life with the help of a beginner angel - and ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, parents and children, destiny, redemption, family life, reincarnation, profanity, starting over, family relations, misfit ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 910
Puppy Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When single mom Megan Nolan moves to a new town, she feels guilty for uprooting her ten-year-old daughter Caitlin. Seeing that the little girl's only friend is a neighbor's dog, Megan decides to adopt a shelter pet for Caitlin. She ...
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: dog, romance, parents and children, family relations, family, fall in love, single parent, pets, hopes, friendship, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 215
Mo (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Every kid wants to be cool and fit in - life's a blast even when you're different. When Mo's reflection is revealed, he sees a body that doesn't quite resemble any of his peers. Here, he tells the tale of his youth, growing up on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, teenage life, youth, social misfits, society, parents and children, physical appearance, hopes, optimism, family problems, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 442
Mary Christmas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Californian widower Joel Wallace, a successful businessman, is a great catch in a grand mansion, but absorbed by his work. His daughter Felice writes to a TV Christmas special, hoping for a 'new mammy'.
Style: touching, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, nanny, single parent, christmas, hopes, family life, parents and children, fall in love, tv show, wish come true, romance, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Ramona and Beezus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ramona is a little girl with a very big imagination and a nose for mischief. Her playful antics keep everyone in her loving family on their toes, including her older sister Beezus, who's just trying to survive her first year of high school. ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, aunt niece relationship, family relations, family life, youth, disorder, siblings relations, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, father daughter relationship, money problems, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Madea Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.
Style: sincere, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, christmas, parents and children, family life, family, nothing goes right, friendship, society, adventure, family problems, disorder, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, young heroes, adventure, odd couple, friendship, against the odds, disorder, adoption, fish out of water, parents and children, youth, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
One Magic Christmas (1985)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ginny Grainger, a young mother, rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas, thanks to the unshakable faith of her six-year-old daughter Abbie and Gideon, Ginny's very own guardian angel.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: christmas, family relations, small town, santa claus, family, holiday, redemption, bittersweet, dysfunctional family, americana, human nature, miraculous event ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Prancer Returns (2001)
Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This holiday-themed children's film offers a unique take on the legend of Santa Claus and his tiny reindeer. In this movie, a young boy finds a deer in the forest he is sure is Santa's beloved Prancer. Determined to return the creature to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: reindeer, santa claus, christmas, child's point of view, mischievous children, young heroes, mistaken identity, child as adult, fish out of water, danger, youth, orphan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Winky's Horse (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There is only one thing Winky wants: a horse, a real horse to ride. But horses are expensive. Fortunately it is the season of Sinterklaas; Winky just asks Sinterklaas for a horse. Than everything will work out alright. Or will it?
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: shopping mall, family, family life, fish out of water, family relations, holiday, misfit, youth, friends, disorder, hopes, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.1
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Opposite Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The world goes backwards on Opposite Day. The kids become adults, and the adults become kids.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: child as adult, family, parents and children, disorder, fish out of water, switching roles, hopes, misfit, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, wish come true, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Where Hope Grows (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him. Today, he ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: mentally challenged, human spirit, friendship, redemption, family problems, misfit, parents and children, human nature, optimism, small town, cause and meaning, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Ana Maria in Novela Land (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ana Maria is having a bad day until she magically switches places with the main character of her favorite telenovela. As she struggles to escape from Novela Land, Ana Maria finally understands why her real life was such a mess.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, love and romance, fish out of water, parallel world, family relations, switching roles, imaginary, tv show, disorder, twentysomething life, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.3
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7th Heaven (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday night programming, and was originally broadcast from ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, suburbs, suburban life, society, teenage love, parenthood, husband wife relationship, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Change of Plans (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Sally and Jason Danville's life are turned upside down when a tragic accident suddenly names them the caretakers of four young children.
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: custody, adoption, parents and children, life turned upside down, family life, couple relations, disorder, family, orphan, youth, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
What I Did for Love (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Call him a city slicker. Call him a tenderfoot. But don't call him a member of the family--yet. Rising L.A. lawyer James White is going home for the holidays with his fiancée, Sadie Ryder, to finally meet her family in rural Pine Gap. After ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, meet the parents, farm, win over, family relations, couples, family life, wedding, fish out of water, parents and children, father in law son in law relationship, domineering father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%