Movies like The Polar Express

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The Polar Express (2004)
 6.6
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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, cult film, 3d animation, fairy tale, nostalgic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: christmas, train ride, magic, belief, adventure, santa claus, christmas movie, train travel, holiday, self discovery, north pole, fish out of water, dream, young heroes, faith, snow, boy, beard, ticket, miraculous event, good versus evil, life philosophy, family, computer animation, self doubt ...
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, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family, christmas, escapades, disorder, adventure, friendship and imaginary mostly in Animation, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Polar Express: A Christmas Carol (2009), Klaus (2019), Arthur Christmas (2011), Toy Story 2 (1999), Rise of the Guardians (2012). 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, redemption, holiday, rich and poor, greed, christmas eve, disney, snow, life changing experience, regret, human nature ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, future, 1840s
Place: england, europe, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 8.2
 116K
Klaus (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A postman is posted to a frozen town in the North - where he discovers Santa Claus is hiding out.
Style: sincere, feel good, funny, thought provoking, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, postman, kindness, friendship, small town, good versus evil, love, island, re-education, children, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, holiday, santa claus, magical, race against time, family, escapades, hi-tech, letter, imaginary, adventure, reindeer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, cuba, toronto ontario canada, tanzania, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 546K
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, cult film, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, toys, computer animation, collector, teamwork, greed, escape, villain, theft, heroes, toy comes to life, objects come to life ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, witty, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: fairy, christmas, good versus evil, childhood, adventure, holiday, legends and myths, belief, imaginary, santa claus, friendship, dreams ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, new york, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.2
 13K
The Snowman (1982)
Genre: Animation, Short, 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, touching, feel good, humorous, 2d animation ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, christmas, holiday, northern lights, snowman, friends, disorder, young heroes, misfit, wish come true, hopes, heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 207K
Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, ...
Style: surreal, gothic, dark fantasy, dark, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: parallel world, heroine, weirdo, talking animals, monster, adventure, alternate reality, family, danger, rescue, secret place, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 8.3
 922K
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, exciting, humorous, stylized, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, toys, adventure, friends, rescue, jealousy, disney, rivalry, teamwork, bad guy, foe turned friend, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Tigger Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: As it happens, everybody - Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Roo, Rabbit, Owl - is busy preparing a suitable winter home for Eeyore. When everything they do seems to get undone by Tigger's exuberant bouncing, Rabbit suggest Tigger go outside and find other ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: friendship, tiger, rescue, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, young heroes, disorder, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, imaginary, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: tiger, friendship, rabbit, donkey, christmas, kangaroo, family, youth, escapades, adventure, heroes, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: feel good, christmas special, semi serious, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, monster, family, fish out of water, social misfits, imaginary, dog, villain turns good, christmas eve, obsession, surrealism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: disney, toys, adventure, friendship, family, good versus evil, imaginary, christmas, getting home, escapades, danger, talking animals ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: exciting, stylized, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: orphan, christmas, adventure, animal life, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, fish out of water, heroic mission, optimism, escapades, goofy hero, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 22K
The Pagemaster (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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: touching, feel good, semi serious, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, magic, fantasy world, book, young heroes, getting home, imaginary, fish out of water, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, imagination ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, 3d animation ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, friendship, christmas, holiday, anthropomorphic animal, self discovery, friends, family, imaginary, adventure, uncle nephew relationship, anthropomorphism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: elf, santa claus, christmas, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, fish out of water, parents and children, show tunes, friends, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, danger, escapades, santa claus, family, imaginary, rescue, friendship, good versus evil ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, 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, siblings relations, friendship, misfit, youth, contests and competitions, underdog, young heroes, artists and showbiz ...
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Lorax (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Style: feel good, entertaining, fairy tale, colourful, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: computer animation, tree, childhood, friendship, deforestation, disney, environmentalism, obsessive quest, greed, justice, family, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Santa's Apprentice (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Australia, France, Ireland, UK
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, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, family, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, orphan, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, santa claus, power relations, imaginary, aging, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shrek the Halls (2007)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
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, escapades, adventure, odd couple, family gatherings, family life, imaginary kingdom, donkey, cat ...
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, intellectual, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: small town, christmas, santa claus, disorder, delivery, americana, small town life, fish out of water, journalism, hidden identity, family, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york state, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: feel good, stylized, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friends, disorder, misfit, escapades, adventure, imaginary, obnoxious boss, imaginary kingdom, friendship, contests and competitions, partners, family ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, offbeat, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, time travel, christmas, north pole, reindeer, save the day, adventure, fish out of water, disorder, escapades, danger, elf ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, danger, escapades, mischievous children, rescue, unlikely partners ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Miser Brothers' Christmas (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A Miser Brothers' Christmas is a sequel to the classic 1974 television special The Year Without a Santa Claus. The stop-motion animated special, produced by Warner Brothers Television Animation (owners of the post-1973 Rankin/Bass animated ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, save the day, family relations, good versus evil, family, rivalry, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, miser, brother brother relationship, elf ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: escapades, disorder, imaginary, family, misfit, legends and myths, save the day, holiday, christmas, santa claus, diner, toys ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Merry Madagascar (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: The Zoosters are back in an all-new holiday adventure. When Santa and his reindeer crash onto the island of Madagascar it's up to Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman and those wacky penguins to save Christmas. Get ready for a sleigh full of laughs in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, stylized, not serious, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, friendship, talking animals, family, escapades, holiday, disorder, imaginary, animal life, save the day, penguins, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madagascar, new york, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: misfit, daring rescue, odd couple, save the day, heroes, mad scientist, escapades, buddies, rescue, partners, mischievous children, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Flight Before Christmas (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Finland, Denmark, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young reindeer who suffers from vertigo learns to overcome his fear, takes flying lessons from a clumsy flying squirrel and heads to the North pole to save a troubled Santa and his fleet of flying reindeer.
Style: exciting, feel good, light, sincere, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, adventure, friends, family, holiday, animal life, society, destiny, family tradition, family relations, power relations, teaching the ways of the world ...
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%