Movies like Prancer Returns

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Prancer Returns (2001)
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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 the North Pole and his rightful destiny, the child overcomes the cynicism of his family to teach them and us a lesson about the true spirit of Christmas.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, youth, santa claus, mischievous children, reindeer, mistaken identity, child as adult, fish out of water, young heroes, orphan, parents and children, family life, disorder, legends and myths, road not taken, rescue, prank, holiday, village, heroes, family, friends, misfit, family relations, village life ...

Most similar movies to Prancer Returns

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family, family relations, youth, disorder, christmas, family life and christmas movie mostly in Family, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Prancer Returns: My Santa (2013), The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), Blizzard (2003), Christmas Story (2007), The Night They Saved Christmas (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Santa (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young, single mother, Jen, begins to lose her faith in the magic of Christmas. However, when she takes her son Eric to see the local mall Santa, Jen immediately feels an attraction and connection with Chris, the young, attractive man filling the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, looking for love, single mother, fall in love, holiday, secret identity, magic, couples, family relations, love and romance, love triangle, heir ...
Time: 2010s
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100%
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, clever, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, magic, native american, toys, toy comes to life, boy, family, toy soldier, time travel, coming of age, cowboy ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brooklyn new york city, london, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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100%
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 1K
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: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, youth, self discovery, mischievous children, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, friendship, parents and children, family life, miraculous event, hopes, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Christmas Story (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Finland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas loses his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the orphaned boy together. Once a year - at Christmas - Nikolas moves to a new home. To show his gratitude, Nikolas ...
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, orphan, apprentice, friendship, toys, village, young heroes, selflessness, winter, holiday, secret ...
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Night They Saved Christmas (1984)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An oil company is exploring two Arctic sites for oil. The needed blasting at the first site rocks Santa Claus' North Pole village. He realizes that any blasting at the second site will destroy his home. He enlists the aid of a woman and her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, oil, youth, father son relationship, north pole, santa claus, arctic, brother brother relationship, saving christmas, holiday, disorder, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.4
 5K
Prancer (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, light, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, small town, reindeer, snow, father daughter relationship, single father, farm, family, santa claus, widower, girl ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Nutcracker (1993)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Marie falls asleep and dreams herself into a fantastic world in which her toys become larger than life. She meets up with the Nutcracker Prince who takes her on a journey to his kingdom and defends her from the ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, ballet, family relations, young heroes, rescue, family, disorder, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, escapades, youth, dancing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, couple relations, disorder, family relations, family gatherings, couples, single parent, mischievous children, fish out of water, holiday, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 4.8
 216
Mr. Christmas (2004)
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, youth, family, road not taken, obnoxious boss, ghost, hopes, family relations, disorder, parents and children, miraculous event, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Once Upon a Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Can Santa's daughter turn naughty to nice and save Christmas?
Style: touching, uplifting, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family life, eccentric family, heroic mission, mischievous children, save the day, family problems, one last chance, disorder, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.2
 295
Kids World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: What would you wish for if you were eleven and could have anything in the world? Your parents don't understand you. Your teenage brother is constantly getting you in trouble...for things he did! You're in love with the twelve-year-old girl ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, suspense
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: youth, teenage life, child as adult, experiment gone awry, friendship, young heroes, mischievous children, adventure, disorder, family life, wish come true, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas (2010)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Santa sets off on his Christmas duties a day early, crashes into the Fox family's house, ends up with amnesia and loses his magic sack of presents, he needs help! But the Fox family are a modern and broken family. Can they help him? The ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sincere, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, memory loss, save the day, family relations, parents and children, family life, wish come true, saving christmas, youth, amnesia, heroes ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, youth, odd couple, adventure, young heroes, friendship, against the odds, rescue, pets, mischievous children, fish out of water, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Search for Santa Paws (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the tradition of disney's classic holiday tales comes a heartwarming movie about the power of giving and the true meaning of christmas. Discover how the legendary friendship of Santa Claus and Santa Paws began in the inspiring original film, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog, santa claus, christmas, friendship, youth, adventure, pets, animal life, orphan, save the day, young heroes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Rascal (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: disney, youth, family relations, getting home, young heroes, family, pets, adventure, best friends, misfit, mischievous children, friendship ...
Time: 60s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: santa claus, shopping mall, horse, holiday, family life, fish out of water, family, family relations, hopes, youth, young heroes, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the joker Tommy Tricker plays some practical jokes on some of his friends, his best friend Ralph, a stamp collector, discovers the secret of "stamp travel" to make him travel around the world on a stamp to bring back the mysterious ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friends, exploitation, family relations, travel, disorder, young heroes, mischievous children, misfit, getting home, heroes, family, pirate ...
Place: australia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.0
 426
The Snow Queen (2005)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 56 min.
Story: When Gerda befriends penniless Kay their growing friendship is cut short as one cold winter night a fragment of glass pierces Kay's eye, turning his heart cold. Enchanted by the Snow Queen he is swept away on her chariot over the glittering ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, captivating, sincere
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, adventure, good versus evil, rescue, heroic mission, rivalry, escapades, hopes, daring rescue, youth, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, feel good, sincere, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, road not taken, wish come true, dull life, starting over, unfulfillment, family, hopes, society, holiday, youth, teaching the ways of the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, fish out of water, fall in love, daring rescue, adventure, escapades, love and romance, hidden identity, race against time, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nick's plan to let fate bring his wife to him must be altered because he must replace his father as Santa Claus on December 26. Ernst, the right-hand man to several generations of Santas, generates a list of potential mates. Nick dutifully sets ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, hidden identity, road not taken, looking for love, family problems, romance, couples, love affair, family life, fall in love, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The White Pony (1999)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The search for a mystical pony in Ireland.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, magical creature, family relations, unicorn, magic, youth, mischievous children, escapades, heroes, misfit, hopes ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 2K
Angels Sing (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, youth, haunted by the past, family relations, family life, friendship, mysterious character, parents and children, coming of age, holiday, family, christmas movie
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Mrs. Santa Claus (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Santa Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive, only to end up stranded in the multi-cultural neighbourhood of Manhattan's Lower East Side of the early 1900s.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, couple relations, mistaken identity, family life, fish out of water, love and romance, family, youth, mischievous children, dishonesty, family relations ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, family relations, youth, parents and children, unemployment, supernatural, friendship, miraculous event, dog, family, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 105
A Dog's Tale (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anything is possible when the Professor tells Tim about a supernova that grants wishes. Unfortunately, when Tim's wish doesn't go as planned, he finds himself in a dog's body!
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: youth, child as adult, adventure, mischievous children, treasure hunt, wish come true, escapades, heroes, family life, daring rescue, hopes, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.0
 796
Mr. St. Nick (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kelsey Grammer stars as Nick St. Nicholas, a Miami-based playboy philanthropist who is about to make his life complete by wedding the girl of his dreams, gorgeous TV weathercaster Heidi Gardelle (Elaine Hendrix). Not known to the general public is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, parents and children, family business, family life, rescue, disorder, beach, empire, factory, destiny, heroes ...
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 576
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, youth, follow your dream, mischievous children, disorder, family, hopes, switching roles, family relations, friends, parents and children, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Santa Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Puppy Paws (the fun-loving son of Santa Paws) gets bored, he finds Budderball on Santa's naughty list and figures he's just the dog to show him how to be an ordinary pup. When the magical Christmas Icicle starts to melt however, and ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, sweet, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dog, christmas, santa claus, adventure, save the day, holiday, hopes, owner dog relationship, disney, pets, happy ending, christmas present ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Luck of the Irish (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: youth, basketball, disney, family relations, teenage life, friendship, adventure, family life, child as adult, teenager, love, holiday ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%