Movies like The Polar Express

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The Polar Express (2004)
 6.6
 209K
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, 3d animation, touching, stylized, christmas special, scary, fairy tale, sentimental, breathtaking, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, magic, adventure, dream, railway, train, family, snow, winter, good versus evil, life philosophy, santa claus, self discovery, boy, north pole, northern lights, belief, fish out of water, friendship, miraculous event, teenager, self doubt, new year, catastrophe ...
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, touching and clever films with plots about family, adventure, computer animation, children, transformation, friendship and childhood mostly in Animation, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Polar Express: A Christmas Carol (2009), Rise of the Guardians (2012), Toy Story 2 (1999), Coraline (2009), The Pagemaster (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 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, colourful, light, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, ghost, disney, redemption, snow, scrooge, time travel, greed, christmas eve, regret, life changing experience ...
Time: future, victorian era, 1840s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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: touching, fairy tale, witty, exciting, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: holiday, dreams, christmas, good versus evil, belief, childhood, adventure, fairy, friendship, family, save the world, santa claus ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.9
 581K
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, funny, emotional, humorous, sad ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: toy comes to life, toys, friendship, chase, disney, escape, theft, villain, doll, toy store, cowboy, anthropomorphism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 231K
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: gothic, surreal, dark fantasy, dark, scary ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: monster, family, adventure, alternate reality, parallel world, children, heroine, secret place, weirdo, clue, fantasy world, imagination ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
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: christmas special, colourful, atmospheric, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, obsession, christmas eve, fish out of water, social misfits, winter, change of heart, villain turns good, dog, adventure ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 24K
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: melancholic, touching, feel good, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, adventure, mischievous children, wizards, dragon, imagination, parallel universe, children, magic wand, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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: stylized, humorous, colourful, touching, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, santa claus, adventure, redemption, family, race against time, escapades, runaway, magic, good versus evil, christmas eve ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tanzania, idaho, toronto ontario canada, cuba, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, fairy tale, witty, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: holiday, christmas, family, friendship, escapades, adventure, fish out of water, odd couple, family life, family gatherings, donkey, destiny ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 115K
The Lorax (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, France
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: entertaining, colourful, feel good, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: disney, family, environmental, childhood, deforestation, adventure, justice, talking animals, friendship, environmentalism, young heroes, ecology ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Tigger Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: Japan, USA
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, sentimental, intense, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, winnie the pooh, adventure, disney, rescue, heroic mission, escapades, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, disorder, tiger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 991K
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, funny, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: toys, friendship, disney, rescue, rivalry, adventure, friends, toy comes to life, bad guy, teamwork, birthday party, threat ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
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: christmas special, touching, feel good, talky, breathtaking ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, winter, dog, family, tree, melancholy, children, jazz, snow, powerful ending, bittersweet ...
Place: minnesota
⇓ 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, entertaining, sweet, light, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: toys, disney, friendship, adventure, good versus evil, christmas, talking animals, family, getting home, escapades, dinosaur, superhero ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, semi serious, touching, humorous, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, family relations, mischievous children, santa claus, escapades, family, good versus evil, rescue, friendship, wedding, holiday, winter ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, christmas special, humorous, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, friendship, family relations, self discovery, family, adventure, friends, anthropomorphism, uncle nephew relationship, cartoon mouse, winter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, orphan, reindeer, adventure, young heroes, best friends, goofy hero, escapades, animal life, optimism, heroic mission, wish come true ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 149K
Klaus (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, thought provoking, feel good, touching, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, postman, santa claus, friendship, children, small town, kindness, re-education, christmas present, friends, letter, toys ...
Time: future, 19th century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, 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, tear jerker, allegory, affectionate, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, magic, friendship, good versus evil, adventure, family, snowman, school, animals, happy ending, runaway ...
Time: 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada, Hong Kong
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, semi serious, touching, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, disorder, friends, obnoxious boss, adventure, escapades, misfit, imaginary kingdom, family, contests and competitions, partners, friendship ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, 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: feel good, touching, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: winnie the pooh, disney, friendship, family, children, talking animals, adventure, childhood, life philosophy, elephant, happy ending, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Winnie the Pooh (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
Story: During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Pooh convinces Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by ...
Style: humorous, witty, sweet, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: disney, friendship, talking animals, bear, adventure, love, winnie the pooh, escapades, goofy hero, goodhearted, tiger, pig ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A little boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of, until he unleashes an old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself.
Style: humorous, stylized, scary, psychological, clever ...
Audience: kids, teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: family, king, fantasy world, princess, adventure, steampunk, lone hero, sexualized violence, culture clash, redemption, demon, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 336K
Moana (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
Style: colourful, touching, fairy tale, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: disney, ocean, magic, adventure, disney princess, girl, island, happy ending, mythology, destiny, family, young girl ...
Place: polynesia, pacific ocean, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 83K
Trolls (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lovable and friendly, the trolls love to play around. But one day, a mysterious giant shows up to end the party. Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the ...
Style: colourful, light, sweet, humorous, visually appealing ...
Audience: kids, teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: adventure, friendship, family, princess, happy ending, music, troll, disney, good versus evil, hugging, transformation, dancing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.3
 834K
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home ...
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, sad, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: toys, adventure, friendship, friends, escape, toy comes to life, family, objects come to life, anthropomorphism, college, dog, escapades ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Once upon a time... in the far away kingdom of Dor... lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, humorous, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, mouse, adventurer, friendship, hopes, daring rescue, self discovery, society, rebellion, escapades, anthropomorphic mouse, anthropomorphic animal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Eliza and Debbie are two sisters who don't always get along. But their relationship is put to the test when Debbie's life is in danger, and Eliza might have to give up her power to talk to animals....
Style: humorous, clever, feel good, semi serious, scary ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, rescue, eccentric family, supernatural, supernatural ability, mischievous children, friendship, heroic mission, escapades, youth, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, london, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 71K
The Grinch (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: 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, 3d animation, sincere, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: christmas, villain turns good, holiday, optimism, happy ending, fight, small town, justice, love and romance, family relations, best friends, life philosophy ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 625K
Frozen (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, touching, exciting, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens ...
Plot: princess, disney, sisters, magic, disney princess, snow, snowman, adventure, power of love, wizards and magicians, family, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: This animated adventure goes back in time to the Care Bears' first-ever Caring Mission, when True Heart Bear and Noble Heart Horse touch down on Earth to boost the spirits of some unhappy kids at summer camp. But the evil Dark Heart has other ...
Style: feel good, humorous, scary, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: summer camp, friendship, good versus evil, family, talking animals, magic, happy ending, animals, disney, transformation, unlikely friendships, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%