Movies like Prancer Returns

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Prancer Returns (2001)
 5.6
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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: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, reindeer, christmas, child's point of view, mischievous children, fish out of water, mistaken identity, child as adult, young heroes, youth, orphan, parents and children, family life, danger, disorder, legends and myths, road not taken, imaginary, christmas movie, rescue, prank, magical creature, village, family, heroes ...

Most similar movies to Prancer Returns

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, feel good, humorous and touching films with plots about family, family relations, disorder, youth, friends, young heroes and friendship mostly in Family, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Prancer Returns: The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), Prancer (1989), My Santa (2013), Blizzard (2003), Benji: Off the Leash! (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, light, clever, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: toy comes to life, toys, friendship, adventure, family, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, parallel world, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 4K
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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, small town, family relations, friendship, reindeer, barn, farm, family, mischievous children, heroes, misfit ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.5
 833
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: fall in love, single mother, holiday, secret identity, love and romance, family relations, couples, magic, falling in love, looking for love, love triangle, single parent ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 950
Blizzard (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young girl's aunt tells her the tale of a young ice skater and an enchanted reindeer.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, teaching the ways of the world, mischievous children, young heroes, friendship, self discovery, hopes, fish out of water, family life, youth, parents and children, miraculous event ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, adventure, odd couple, young heroes, friendship, against the odds, adoption, fish out of water, parents and children, disorder, mischievous children, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: touching, feel good, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: santa claus, orphan, apprentice, friendship, toys, village, christmas, young heroes, selflessness, secret, carpenter, family relations ...
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.1
 260
Kids World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, suspense
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, child as adult, friendship, experiment gone awry, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, disorder, danger, rescue, best friends, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 985
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, young heroes, hopes, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: feel good, semi serious, stylized, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ballet, young heroes, rescue, family, danger, family relations, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, disorder, escapades, christmas movie, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, orphan, pets, santa claus, christmas, dog, save the day, adventure, young heroes, disorder, memory loss, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 394
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: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, child as adult, school, parents and children, fish out of water, adoption, family life, friendship, disorder, friends, animal life, getting home ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, save the day, heroic mission, eccentric family, family life, one last chance, disorder, youth, family problems, dysfunctional family, family gatherings ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2002)
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, humorous, semi serious, exciting, touching ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, couples, family relations, fish out of water, family gatherings, couple relations, disorder, mischievous children, single parent, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero ...
⇓ 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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friends, family relations, miniaturization, part animation, youth, mischievous children, imaginary, rivalry, orphan, young heroes, rescue, danger ...
Place: australia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disorder, friends, village, friendship, legends and myths, danger, family, rescue, save the day, adventure, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 533
Miracle (2000)
Genre: Family, Musical, Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: What do you do if you're twelve years old, your mum is a neurotic babbler, your best friend is hitting on the girl you love, and you're the only guy in your class who doesn't yet sport pubes ...? For Dennis P. there's only one ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, family relations, teenage life, mischievous children, young heroes, wish come true, parents and children, child as adult, family, hopes, best friends, magic ...
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 171
The White Pony (1999)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Kyrgyzstan, Ireland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The search for a mystical pony in Ireland.
Style: feel good, humorous, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, countryside, misfit, young heroes, wish come true, friendship, family life, village life, village, legends and myths ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Five Children and It (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Psammead is 'It', an ancient, irritable, ugly sand fairy, which five children find one day in a gravel pit. As a reward for finding him, It grants the children one wish a day, the results of which will last until sunset.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: wish fulfillment, adventure, heroes, young heroes, mischievous children, youth, disorder, fish out of water, rivalry, danger, supernatural, parents and children ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Last Day of Summer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Luke Malloy is freaking out. He doesn't want tomorrow to come because tomorrow means starting Middle School...saying goodbye to summer break and hello to homework. And even worse, hello to getting picked on by Meat, the terrible torturer of new ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, light
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens
Plot: time loop, skateboarding, summer, boy, introspection, friends, hopes, teenage life, young heroes, youth, disorder, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.4
 8K
Pinocchio (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: obsessive quest, mischievous children, adventurer, fish out of water, rescue, misfit, escapades, danger, young heroes, disorder, friendship, teaching the ways of the world ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, feel good, humorous, basketball movie
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, adventure, friendship, teenage life, child as adult, family life, youth, basketball, battles, friends, disorder, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, sincere, funny, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: santa claus, memory loss, christmas, save the day, family relations, parents and children, family life, family, elf, wish come true, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 385
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: semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, sincere, captivating
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, imaginary kingdom, adventure, heroic mission, rescue, good versus evil, hopes, danger, rivalry, youth, imaginary, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 3K
Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, rescue, animal rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, adventure, heroes, small town life, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Santa Clause (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Scott Calvin is an ordinary man, who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is knocked unconscious. When he and his young son finish Santa's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole, where Scott learns ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, toys, holiday, father son relationship, family relations, christmas tree, santa claus, child custody, christmas eve, family, adventure, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Ramona and Beezus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, aunt niece relationship, family relations, youth, family life, disorder, siblings relations, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship, money problems, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 2K
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, touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: zoo, reindeer, christmas, fall in love, fish out of water, adventure, escapades, daring rescue, race against time, dishonesty, love and romance, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 11K
Santa Claus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the old man who eventually became Santa Claus was given immortality and chosen to deliver toys to all the children of the world. The second half moves into the modern era, in which ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family, adventure, holiday, heroic mission, child as adult, against the odds, village, disorder, fish out of water, village life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large colorful egg deposited on a farm by a shooting star is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, toddlers, family outing
Plot: adventure, family, chase, disorder, friends, show tunes, anti heroes, rescue, escapades, babies and infants, heroes, misfit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A little girl discovers dreams can come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the 'secret' about Santa a long time ago. But after ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, miraculous event, santa claus, holiday, hopes, friendship, department store, family, fairy, family relations, youth, single parent ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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