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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
 6.7
 26K
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Original name: Rare Exports
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Finland, Norway, France, Sweden
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland and an "archeological" dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn't the one you want coming to town. When all the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa's elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare - a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies, and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing.
Style: dark humor, humorous, captivating, christmas horror, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, stylized, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christmas, ancient mystery, holiday, beast, tombs and skeletons, legends and myths, young heroes, buried truth, santa claus, expedition, elf, small town, lapland, adventure, archeological dig, youth, heroes, archaeologist, graphic violence, fictional reality, powerful corporation, danger, imaginary, child in peril, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe

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Most similar movies to Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, exciting, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about danger, adventure, heroes, escapades, supernatural, imaginary and transformation mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Horror genres. Some movies like Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale: Big Game (2014), Krampus (2015), Hogfather (2006), Ragnarok (2013), Santa Buddies (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.4
 31K
Big Game (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Finland, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Air Force One is shot down by terrorists, leaving the President of the United States stranded in the wilderness. 13-year old Oskari is also in that wilderness, on a hunting mission to prove his maturity to his kinsfolk by tracking down a deer, but ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, president, survival, adventure, unlikely partners, partners, in the woods, terrorist, secret service, conspiracy, catastrophe, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: finland, europe, norway, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 61K
Krampus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A horror comedy based on the ancient legend about a pagan creature who punishes children on Christmas.
Style: dark humor, scary, suspenseful, dark, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, supernatural, legends and myths, demon, dark fantasy, monster, child in peril, blizzard, power outage, santa claus, danger, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.5
 9K
Hogfather (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
Story: It's the night before Hogswatch, usually a time of joy on Discworld, but there are suspicious going-on and the criminal underworld is abuzz. The beloved Hogfather - the jolly bearer of glee and pork-related gifts for children everywhere - has ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark, enigmatic, offbeat ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: dark fantasy, christmas, fantasy world, death, holiday, wizards, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, family, curses spells and rituals, disguise ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.9
 8K
Ragnarok (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen discovers that the Oseberg ship hides a secret from the Viking Age. Along with his two children put Sigurd out on a quest to find the truth. The mystery leads them into "No Man's Land" between Norway and ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: norse mythology, ancient mystery, vikings, adventure, viking, danger, legends and myths, escapades, riddles and clues, adventurer, obsessive quest, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, ancient history
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Santa Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
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, sweet, light, fairy tale, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, adventure, save the day, pets, hopes, holiday, dog, santa claus, christmas movie, owner dog relationship, christmas present, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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 ⇓
52%
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, captivating, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: giant, imaginary kingdom, adventure, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, youth, save the princess, heroic mission, princess, magic, family, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 9K
Santa's Slay (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Santa Claus is actually a demon who lost a bet with an Angel, so he becomes the giver of toys and happiness. But when the bet is off, he returns to his evil ways.
Style: christmas horror, semi serious, suspenseful, scary, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, good versus evil, santa claus, angel, serial killer, vengeance, grandfather grandson relationship, slasher, small town, save the day, satan, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 194K
Gremlins (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.
Style: feel good, humorous, suspenseful, scary, light ...
Audience: horror for children, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: christmas, supernatural, monster, deadly creature, pets, small town, genetically altered, holiday, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue, danger, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 79K
Goosebumps (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After moving to a small town, Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets next door neighbor Hannah, the daughter of bestselling Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine. When Zach unintentionally unleashes real monsters from their manuscripts and ...
Style: exciting, humorous, scary, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: horror for children, pre-teens, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: teenagers, werewolf, good versus evil, monsters, adventure, monster, book, imaginary, magic, escapades, ventriloquist dummy, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Demon's Rook (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young boy named Roscoe finds a portal to another world where he is taught magic by an elder demon known as Dimwos. Dimwos raises the boy into manhood, revealing to him many secrets.
Style: exciting, scary, serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: demon, magic, supernatural, adventure, parallel world, experiment gone awry, escapades, danger, heroes, ancient mystery, curses spells and rituals, portal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
48 Christmas Wishes (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Holiday magic has never gleamed brighter as Santa’s Elves head out on an adventure to bring every boy and girl their Christmas wish while also bringing a family back together in this heartfelt Christmas movie from Gaumont. After accidentally ...
Style: humorous, sincere, feel good, sweet, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: santa claus, elf, christmas, christmas present, holiday, society, gift, friendship, christmas eve, romance, small town, pet dog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 68K
Trollhunter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.
Style: scary, suspenseful, humorous, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: troll, legends and myths, giant, hunting, monster, hunter, secret government organization, adventure, survival, conspiracy, mountain, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Highway to Hell (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Charlie and Rachel run away from home to get married in Las Vegas. But they get attacked by a zombie who takes Rachel with him to hell, where she will become one of Satan's brides
Style: semi serious, scary, dark humor, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: rescue, supernatural, undead, zombie, chase, imaginary, adventure, danger, good versus evil, on the road, woman in danger, legends and myths ...
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens (2008)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When Billy turns 11 on November 11 he realises he is no ordinary boy.
Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 486
Magic Silver (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Norway
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Princess Bluerose is a small gnome living deep in the Norwegian mountains. A small community of gnomes is responsible for making the transition between daylight and night. This is called the magic hour, and is created by the magic silver which only ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, entertaining, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wizards and magicians, young heroes, adventure, imaginary kingdom, family, danger, escapades, fairy, mountain, courage, prophecy, princess ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Dragon Pearl (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When teenagers JOSH (Louis Corbett) and LING (Li Lin Jin) join their respective parents, CHRIS (Sam Neill) and Dr LI (Wang Ji) on an archaeological dig in China they encounter something trapped beneath a temple beyond their wildest imagination. A ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ancient mystery, wizards and magicians, legends and myths, heroic mission, adventure, teenage life, supernatural, child as adult, wish come true, rivalry, danger, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.6
 2K
The Hexer (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Poland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The TV series and the film were loosely based on Andrzej Sapkowski's book series The Witcher (Wiedźmin).
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, offbeat
Plot: legends and myths, adventure, supernatural ability, supernatural, good versus evil, heroes, danger, sword and sorcery, battles, magic, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.6
 514K
Zombieland (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to ...
Style: funny, dark humor, absurd, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, post apocalypse, danger, road trip, plague, chaos and mayhem, parody, chaos, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, hollywood star, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 69K
Solomon Kane (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A nomadic 16th century warrior, condemned to hell for his brutal past, seeks redemption by renouncing violence, but finds some things are worth burning for as he fights to free a young Puritan woman from the grip of evil.
Style: gothic, rough, bleak, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, sword and sorcery, dark fantasy, supernatural, gothic horror, danger, sorcerer, heroes, tough heroes, witch, adventure, murder ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dead Before Dawn (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A bunch of college kids accidentally unleash an evil curse that causes people to kill themselves and turn into Zombie Demons, aka ZEMONS!
Style: not serious, scary, humorous, dark humor
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, save the day, danger, youth, chaos and mayhem, adventure, occult, young heroes, heroes, gory, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 218
Superbror (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "Superbrother" tells the story of Anton, a 10 year old boy desperate for, he says, an older and true brother as Buller, his brother, is autistic. Always distracted looking at the sky, Anton receives an unexpected visit from some stranger ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, wish come true, young heroes, adventure, superhuman powers, social misfits, disorder, mentally challenged, youth, family relations, family, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Knights of Badassdom (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Three best friends and dedicated roleplayers take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario as a live action role-playing game. Trouble arises when a prop spellbook purchased from the internet ends up being a genuine grimoire and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, satirical, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: role playing, murder, adventure, succubus, misfit, deadly creature, supernatural, disorder, evil force, escapades, buddies, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Sleeping Beauty (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a young Prince and his trusted aid learn of a beautiful Princess's cursed eternal slumber, they embark on a journey to rescue her. They must battle an evil queen and legions of undead monsters before she will be free.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, bleak, semi serious ...
Plot: fairy, forest, supernatural, zombie, adventure, escapades, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, danger, battles, gory, undead ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
WitchSlayer Gretl (2012)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Twenty years after his encounter with the witch, a grown-up Hansel returns to the haunted forest, seeking revenge.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, adventure, supernatural, danger, bounty hunter, wizards and magicians, witch, heroes, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, in the woods ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 38K
The Witches (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young boy named Luke and his grandmother go on vacation only to discover their hotel is hosting an international witch convention, where the Grand High Witch is unveiling her master plan to turn all children into mice. Will Luke fall victim to the ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: witch, hotel, adventure, good versus evil, mouse, young heroes, chocolate, magic, coven, supernatural, heroic mission, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 59K
Fright Night (1985)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nobody believes teenager Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) when he discovers that his suave new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige (Chris Sarandon), is a vampire. So when the bloodsucker starts stalking Charley, he turns to has-been actor Peter Vincent ...
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, suspense, vampire comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, mysterious character, small town, transformation, werewolf, youth, danger, obsessive quest, teenage life, blood, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
John Dies at the End (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A new drug promises out-of-body experiences, but users are coming back changed forever, and an otherworldly invasion of Earth is underway.
Style: absurd, dark humor, not serious, cult film, surreal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: portal, invasion, buddies, save the world, alternate reality, fictional reality, out of body experience, anti heroes, anti hero, monster, drugs/alcohol, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Accident prone teenager, Percy discovers he's actually a demi-God, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus' lightning is stolen. Percy must master his new found skills in order to prevent a war between the Gods that could devastate ...
Style: exciting, epic, humorous, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: superhuman powers, legends and myths, adventure, young heroes, best friends, monster, good versus evil, danger, greek mythology, heroes, imaginary, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, nashville tennessee, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Incident at Loch Ness (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The German film director Werner Herzog sets out to the Scottish Highlands to make a documentary, "Enigma of Loch Ness", exploding the myth of the Loch Ness Monster. Meanwhile, another documentary film crew is making a film about Werner ...
Style: humorous, enigmatic, absurd, satirical, intense ...
Plot: legends and myths, mysterious place, obsessive quest, disorder, nothing goes right, danger, monster, filmmaking, film within a film, chaos, lake, loch ness monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%