Movies like Santa Claus

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Santa Claus (1985)
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Santa Claus (1985)
Original name: Santa Claus: The Movie
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 Patch, the head elf, strikes out on his own and falls in with an evil toy manufacturer who wants to corner the market and eliminate Santa Claus.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, offbeat, semi serious, sentimental, nostalgic, light, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family, adventure, holiday, village, heroes, against the odds, village life, mad scientist, danger, heroic mission, escapades, disorder, fish out of water, rescue, child as adult, cons and scams, toys, elf, snow, street kid, north pole, prophecy, legend ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Santa Claus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, semi serious and light films with plots about family, disorder, family relations, adventure, christmas, children and santa claus mostly in Family, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Santa Claus: The Santa Clause (1994), Santa Buddies (2009), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), Miracle on 34th Street (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, toys, holiday, christmas eve, child custody, family, adventure, christmas tree, christmas party, magic, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, fairy tale, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, santa claus, adventure, dog, save the day, pets, hopes, holiday, christmas movie, owner dog relationship, christmas present, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, humorous, semi serious, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, santa claus, village, redemption, holiday, materialism, rescue, family, disorder, social misfits, fish out of water ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 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, christmas movie, holiday, deception, north pole, family, disorder, nothing goes right, hidden identity, family life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: toys, friendship, toy comes to life, adventure, family, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, parallel world, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, miraculous event, holiday, friendship, hopes, department store, family, couples, disorder, misfit, youth ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Elf (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, christmas movie, holiday, elf, christmas spirit, santa claus, goofy hero, father son relationship, corporate world, fish out of water, north pole, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, south pole, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, reindeer, zoo, christmas, fish out of water, fall in love, escapades, daring rescue, adventure, hidden identity, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Fred Claus (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Fred Claus and Santa Claus have been estranged brothers for many years. Now Fred must reconcile his differences with his brother whom he believes overshadows him. When an efficiency expert assesses the workings at the North Pole and threatens to ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, family relations, north pole, family, snow, sibling relationship, imaginary, toys, disorder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993, 2000s, 20th century ...
Place: tower bridge london, london, chicago illinois, sydney australia, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Snow 2: Brain Freeze (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: It's three days before Christmas, and Nick Snowden forgets about spending early Christmas with his wife, Sandy due to pressure at work. After a fight, Nick walks through a magical mirror and ends up with amnesia. Now it's up to Sandy to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, disorder, good versus evil, danger, rivalry, supportive spouse, save the day, escapades, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An all-new Disney holiday classic is born - Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups. Starring a brand-new litter of the cutest talking pups ever - Hope, Jingle, Charity, and Noble - it's perfect for the whole family. When Mrs. Claus travels to Pineville, ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, dog, christmas, adventure, family relations, friends, stowaway, disorder, pets, animal life, family gatherings, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: toys, santa claus, magic, christmas, holiday, prank, christmas party, family, disorder, chaos, mistaken identity, disney ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Jingle All the Way (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, after he misses his son's karate exposition, his son tells Howard that he wants for Christmas is an action figure ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, toys, father son relationship, toy, family, family life, parents and children, christmas party, fish out of water, family relations, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, orphan, pets, santa claus, dog, christmas, adventure, save the day, young heroes, memory loss, youth, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: reindeer, santa claus, christmas, child's point of view, mischievous children, young heroes, mistaken identity, child as adult, fish out of water, danger, youth, orphan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he has to learn to act responsibly. This film shows you ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, heroes, rescue, danger, imaginary, young heroes, escapades, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Christmas & Co. (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Christmas is on its way and with it disaster. The 92,000 responsible for manufacturing children's toys all become sick at the same time! It's a tough moment for Santa, better known as Father Christmas. He's left no choice: he must ...
Style: light, feel good, semi serious, funny, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, children, christmas eve, gift, magic, snow, christmas party, celebration, toy, childhood ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: friends, wise man, village, friendship, legends and myths, save the day, rescue, danger, heroes, adventure, family, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Elf-Man (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An Elf is left behind by Santa to help rescue the Harper family from a lousy Christmas. The Elf and the family get more than they bargained for, as the kids help the Elf discover his special powers and true identity as a budding superhero.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, save the day, supernatural ability, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, danger, family, wish come true, miraculous event, magic, elf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Master of Disguise (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A sweet-natured Italian waiter named Pistachio Disguisey at his father Fabbrizio's restaurant, who happens to be a member of a family with supernatural skills of disguise. But moments later the patriarch of the Disguisey family is kidnapped ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, melancholic, parody ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, kidnapping, family, heroic mission, supernatural, rescue, confined, danger, supernatural ability, disorder, master villain, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "bigfoot". They think it's dead ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wildlife, sasquatch, fish out of water, family, adventure, friendship, parents and children, hunting, family relations, kindness, bad smell, hamburger ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, family relations, save the day, prank, mischievous children, nothing goes right, partners, mistaken identity, teenage life, when the parents are away ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Noelle (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kris Kringle's daughter, Noelle, sets off on a mission to find and bring back her brother, after he gets cold feet when it's his turn to take over as Santa.
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, light, entertaining ...
Plot: elf, christmas eve, christmas, north pole, santa claus, family business, christmas movie, fish out of water, brother sister relationship, disorder, buddies, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this sequal to "Escape From Witch Mountain," Tia and Tony leave their safe refuge on witch mountain for a trip to Los Angeles. Tony is kidnapped by the evil Dr. Gannon and his spinster partner Letha and brainwashed into helping Gannon ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, psychotronic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: mad scientist, kidnapping, gang, supernatural, family, nuclear holocaust, adventure, disney, siblings relations, heroic mission, chases and races, escapades ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Siblings Kate and Teddy try to prove Santa Claus is real, but when they accidentally cause his sleigh to crash, they have to save Christmas.
Style: light, sincere, atmospheric, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas, christmas spirit, children, loss of father, reindeer, firefighter, brother sister relationship, holiday, brother, imaginary character, journey ...
Place: massachusetts, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
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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, semi serious, touching, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: child as adult, adventure, mischievous children, escapades, heroes, treasure hunt, wish come true, animal life, hopes, daring rescue, danger, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 238K
Hook (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: fairy, childhood, adventure, duel, kidnapping, pirate, good versus evil, rescue, self discovery, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Gnome-Mobile (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: car chase, kidnapping, mental institution, family, adventure, chase, magic, good versus evil, show tunes, friends, family relations, disorder ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Little Monsters (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, horror for children, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, young heroes, family, adventure, mischievous children, child as adult, fish out of water, supernatural ability, imaginary, best friends, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, show tunes, anti hero, imaginary kingdom, escapades, youth, danger, misfit, heroes, young heroes ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%