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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
 6.6
 29K
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: humorous, captivating, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, atmospheric, thought provoking, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: beast, ancient mystery, christmas, holiday, santa claus, dark humor, legends and myths, hidden truth, young heroes, tombs and skeletons, elf, expedition, small town, adventure, archeological dig, lapland, heroes, youth, archaeologist, graphic violence, fictional reality, nudity (full frontal - brief), powerful corporation, silly humor, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, exciting, semi serious and suspense films with plots about danger, adventure, escapades, transformation, heroes, supernatural and monster mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Horror genres. Some movies like Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale: Krampus (2015), Big Game (2014), Ragnarok (2013), Goosebumps (2015), Santa Buddies (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 72K
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: scary, dark fantasy, semi serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, christmas, legends and myths, demon, dark humor, beast, creature, monster, child in peril, blizzard, santa claus, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, normandy, florida, alaska, hawaii ...
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 5.4
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Big Game (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Finland, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 110 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, forest, adventure, unlikely partners, partners, terrorist, secret service, conspiracy, catastrophe, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: finland, europe, washington d.c., pentagon, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, adventure, viking, legends and myths, escapades, adventurer, riddles and clues, obsessive quest, archaeologist, mystery, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 87K
Goosebumps (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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, semi serious, scary, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids, girls' night, horror for children
Plot: monster, good versus evil, magic, werewolf, adventure, youth, fantasy world, escapades, ventriloquist dummy, family, small town, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, sweet, fairy tale, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, dog, santa claus, adventure, save the day, hopes, holiday, pets, owner dog relationship, happy ending, christmas present, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 10K
Santa's Slay (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
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: semi serious, suspenseful, scary, slasher, humorous ...
Plot: santa claus, good versus evil, murder, angel, serial killer, vengeance, dark humor, grandfather grandson relationship, small town, killer santa claus, save the day, satan ...
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42%
A Boy Called Christmas (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and ...
Style: captivating, inspirational, thought provoking
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, elf, holiday, magical, search for father, boy, magic, santa claus, snow, reindeer, adventure, never give up ...
Place: finland
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41%
 7.0
 68K
Fright Night (1985)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
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, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, mysterious character, supernatural, small town, youth, teenage life, obsessive quest, violence, neighbor, suburbs, werewolf, transformation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.2
 13K
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, touching, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, rescue, family, adventure, heroic mission, child as adult, fish out of water, village life, village, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic, disturbing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 73K
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: dark fantasy, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: troll, hunting, legends and myths, cryptozoology, forest, giant, mountain, monster, secret government organization, hunter, adventure, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 218K
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: teens, pre-teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: christmas, supernatural, monster, deadly creature, pets, small town, holiday, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue, escapades, human animal relationship, genetically altered ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 10K
Hogfather (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 189 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: dark fantasy, humorous, semi serious, dark, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: exciting, touching, witty, fairy tale, colourful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Now that Santa and Mrs. Claus have the North Pole running smoothly, the Counsel of Legendary Figures has called an emergency meeting on Christmas Eve! The evil Jack Frost has been making trouble, looking to take over the holiday! So he launches a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: santa claus, christmas, reindeer, holiday, deception, north pole, family, christmas eve, disorder, hidden identity, nothing goes right, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 15K
Jabberwocky (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, parody, light ...
Audience: teens
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Time: middle ages
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: captivating, sweet, sincere, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: santa claus, holiday, small town, gift, friendship, society, romance, christmas eve, christmas, christmas present, elf, mother daughter conflict ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Company of Wolves (1984)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An adaptation of Angela Carter's fairy tales. Young Rosaleen dreams of a village in the dark woods, where Granny tells her cautionary tales in which innocent maidens are tempted by wolves who are hairy on the inside. As Rosaleen grows into ...
Style: gothic, fairy tale, dark fantasy, surreal, gothic horror ...
Plot: werewolf, beast, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, haunted by the past, supernatural, dangerous animal, mind game, stalking, coming of age, surrealism ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, bounty hunter, witch, forest, rivalry, escapades, heroes, wizards and magicians, brother sister relationship, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, obsessive quest, mysterious place, disorder, nothing goes right, monster, filmmaking, chaos, lake, loch ness monster, beautiful scenery, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In their quest to confront the ultimate evil, Percy and his friends battle swarms of mythical creatures to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Style: exciting, stylized, epic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Krampus Unleashed (2016)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In pursuit of buried treasure, a group of fortune hunters unearth an ancient demonic summoning stone that holds a terrible curse and awakens a timeless evil, the Krampus. After centuries of slumber, Krampus has awoken with a thirst for blood.
Style: intense, dark, disturbing, suspense, christmas horror
Plot: monster, demon, chase, creature, legends and myths, beast, christmas, supernatural power, deadly creature, santa claus, visceral, destruction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Mysterious Island (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A cinematic adaptation of Jules Verne's 1874 novel "The Mysterious Island", the story begins during the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia. Five northern POWs make the decision to escape the ...
Style: intense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: beast, escapades, deadly creature, catastrophe, adventure, sea disaster, runaway, american civil war, survival, fantasy world, union soldier, escape ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mother Krampus (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the myth of Frau Perchta, a witch that comes on the 12 days of Christmas taking children each night.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, mystical, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: beast, christmas, curse, holiday horror, myth, mystery, mysticism, supernatural, evil witch, brutality, legends and myths, supernatural power ...
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36%
 5.7
 545
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, entertaining, captivating, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, adventure, wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, family, escapades, fairy, mountain, prophecy, courage, save the day, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: semi serious, captivating, exciting, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: fairy, forest, supernatural, zombie, escapades, adventure, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, battles, sleeping beauty, undead, castle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, friendship, pets, dog, christmas, adventure, orphan, animal life, save the day, young heroes, youth, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 49K
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, dark fantasy, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: witch, magic, hotel, adventure, good versus evil, mouse, coven, young heroes, supernatural, chocolate, heroic mission, children ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: scary, semi serious, suspense, humorous, psychotronic ...
Plot: rescue, supernatural, undead, zombie, chase, legends and myths, woman in danger, on the road, adventure, good versus evil, dark humor, devil ...
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%