Movies like The Polar Express

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The Polar Express (2004)
 6.6
 157K
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: stylized, touching, feel good, semi serious, fairy tale, sentimental, breathtaking, colourful, scenic, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, snow, adventure, train ride, santa claus, nerd, gift, faith, bell, beard, ticket, belief, holiday, family, north pole, youth, heroes, misfit, self discovery, disorder, young heroes, fish out of water, train travel, train, magic ...
Time: 50s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to The Polar Express

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family, adventure, friends, christmas, imaginary, heroes and disorder mostly in Animation, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Polar Express: A Christmas Carol (2009), The Pagemaster (1994), Rise of the Guardians (2012), Arthur Christmas (2011), Santa's Apprentice (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, ghost, holiday, redemption, regret, supernatural, life changing experience, human nature, elderly, dreams, rich and poor, greed ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, future
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 19K
The Pagemaster (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tyler knows a lot about accidents. So much so, he is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While in an old library, he is mystically transported into the unknown world of books, and he ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, library, imaginary kingdom, getting home, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, fish out of water, fantasy world, imagination, lone hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, colourful, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, adventure, legends and myths, belief, childhood, holiday, dreams, heroes, santa claus, save the world, heroic mission ...
Place: saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
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: humorous, exciting, colourful, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, magical, santa claus, race against time, family, letter, escapades, elf, adventure, clumsiness, reindeer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, idaho, toronto ontario canada, mexico, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Santa's Apprentice (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Australia, France, Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Santa doesn't want to retire, but rules are rules and he must train someone to replace him. The lucky winner, to be chosen from among millions of children, must be named Nicholas, be an orphan and have a pure heart. On the other side of the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, teaching the ways of the world, family, friendship, orphan, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, santa claus, retiring, power relations, elderly, workplace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, 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, feel good, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: misfit, imaginary kingdom, island, christmas, dentist, reindeer, santa claus, winter, snowman, toys, family, adventure ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Genre: Animation, Short, 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, christmas special ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, friendship, snowman, adventure, family, good versus evil, young heroes, mischievous children, escapades, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)
Genre: Animation, Short, 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: christmas, toy, adventure, friendship, family, imaginary, getting home, danger, talking animals, good versus evil, kids and family, hopes ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Genre: Animation, Short, 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, humorous, semi serious, feel good, christmas special ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, director, peanuts, family, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, heroes, contests and competitions, underdog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Christmas Is Here Again (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When the evil Krad steals Santa's toy bag, he crushes the holiday spirit- and over time, the world's children forget all about Christmas. Now, a wide-eyed orphan and her band of friends will embark on the polar adventure of a lifetime, as ...
Style: feel good, offbeat, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: orphan, christmas, santa claus, disorder, buddies, youth, danger, best friends, optimism, family life, animal life, wizards and magicians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, christmas, mischievous children, misfit, disorder, fish out of water, good versus evil, rescue, friendship, rivalry, danger, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 2K
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: humorous, semi serious, not serious, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: time travel, christmas, north pole, reindeer, santa claus, elf, imaginary, heroes, family, when the parents are away, save the day, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Short, 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 ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, colourful, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, dog, monster, family, imaginary, social misfits, fish out of water, villain turns good, christmas eve, obsession, generosity ...
⇓ 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: feel good, humorous, not serious
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, holiday, christmas, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, parents and children, love and romance, adventure, family, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, partners ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, touching, semi serious, humorous, christmas special
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: mischievous children, christmas, santa claus, escapades, danger, family, imaginary, family relations, rescue, friendship, good versus evil, wedding ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.2
 11K
The Snowman (1982)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, 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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, snowman, christmas, misfit, friends, wish come true, family, friendship, fish out of water, disorder, youth, adventure ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brighton, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A collection of Winnie the Pooh's memorable holiday adventures, as Winnie, Piglet, and Tigger set out to find the right ingredients for Winter, Rabbit learns how to manage a complicated Thanksgiving dinner, and everyone gets a special visit ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, donkey, kangaroo, tiger, rabbit, thanksgiving, disorder, buddies, partners, family life, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Care Bears Movie (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The Care Bears have their work cut out for them, because Nicolas, a lonely magician's assistant, is about to fall under the evil influence of a bad spirit who lives in an ancient magic book -- it seems Nicolas will do just about anything for ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, orphan, family, adventure, rescue, imaginary, wish come true, siblings relations, danger, animal life, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 51K
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: humorous, exciting, feel good, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, fantasy world, friendship, adventure, family, young heroes, disorder, danger, escapades, fish out of water, steampunk, prejudice ...
Time: victorian
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.3
 812K
Toy Story (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from ...
Style: touching, humorous, exciting, witty, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: toys, friendship, adventure, friends, rivalry, jealousy, rescue, teamwork, family, dinosaur, cowboy, foe turned friend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, friends, family relations, adventure, switching roles, mischievous children, young heroes, imaginary, family, teaching the ways of the world, wish come true ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When the mysterious Toy Taker grabs all of Santa's toys, it looks like the children will miss out on Christmas. But everyone's favorite reindeer, Rudolph, comes to the rescue with his lovable friends: Hermey the elf, Yukon Cornelius the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: island, family relations, friends, partners, disorder, obnoxious boss, family life, rivalry, friendship, misfit, heroes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 2000s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)
Genre: Animation, Short, 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, daring rescue, escapades, save the day, mischievous children, family, adventure, heroes, goofy hero, odd couple, misfit, mistaken identity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 21K
Pete's Dragon (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, small town, dragon, invisibility, presumed dead, orphan, part animation, family, adventure, young heroes, imaginary, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, redemption, doom, gold, miser, christmas, family, heroes, unfulfillment, hopes, imaginary, road not taken ...
Time: future
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: knight, legends and myths, prophecy, throne, owl, rise to the top, king arthur, adventure, family, destiny, hopes, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: middle ages, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Charlie B. Barker and Itchy Ford are back with Sasha and the gang having a Dicken's of a time as they try to save Christmas from Carface and an evil spirit that wishes to use dogs all over the world to ruin Christmas forever.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: dog, christmas, cafe, unlikely partners, adventure, down on your luck, family, heroes, escapades, hopes, family relations, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.9
 484K
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggen, owner of Al's Toy Barn kidnaps Woody. Andy's toys mount a daring rescue mission, Buzz ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, clever ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: friendship, collector, teamwork, greed, toys, villain, theft, escape, airplane, toy comes to life, objects come to life, adventure ...
Time: 1990s
Place: mine, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Who or what exactly is a Heffalump? The lovable residents of the Hundred Acre Wood -- Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga and the rest of the pack -- embark on a journey of discovery in search of the elusive Heffalump. But as is always ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sweet, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: happy ending, friendship, winnie the pooh, family, elephant, disney, talking animals, children, forest, adventure, childhood, storytelling ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 3K
Jack Frost (1979)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: In this delightful animated tale, Pardon-me Pete (Buddy Hackett), the official groundhog of Groundhog Day, tells the story of Jack Frost, who falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begs Father Winter to make him human so that she can see ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, knight, love and romance, daring rescue, family, couples, buddies, infidelity, kidnapping, danger, village, adventure ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%