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 humorous, feel good, semi serious and light films with plots about family, adventure, disorder, catastrophe, adaptation, runaway and children mostly in Family, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Santa Claus: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), The Santa Clause (1994), Santa Buddies (2009), The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), Miracle on 34th Street (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: humorous, light, fairy tale, funny, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, village, redemption, holiday, social misfits, disorder, dishonesty, fish out of water, social relations, rescue, magic ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
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, 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 ⇓
89%
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%
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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, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: santa claus, christmas movie, christmas, holiday, north pole, deception, family, nothing goes right, hidden identity, family relations, disorder, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 ⇓
75%
 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 ⇓
73%
Veritas, Prince of Truth (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kern has to fight an evil menace that could destroy the earth when Veritas, his favorite comic book hero, comes to life and seeks his help.
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, self discovery, escapades, rivalry, family, danger, battles, injustice, legends and myths, superhero, friendship, supernatural ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 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, fish out of water, friendship, heroes, rescue, danger, imaginary, young heroes, escapades, coming of age, mischievous children ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, toys, santa claus, father son relationship, toy, family, parents and children, family life, christmas party, fish out of water, family relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: reindeer, santa claus, christmas, child's point of view, mischievous children, young heroes, fish out of water, mistaken identity, child as adult, orphan, danger, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.6
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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, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, family relations, santa claus, family, disorder, redemption, goofy hero, north pole, sibling relationship, nothing goes right, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: tower bridge london, london, illinois, chicago illinois, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 ⇓
68%
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, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, kidnapping, family, heroic mission, supernatural, danger, confined, rescue, supernatural ability, master villain, disorder, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, vegetarian, bigfoot ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
67%
 3.5
 616
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: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: save the day, supernatural, supernatural ability, miraculous event, wish come true, family, danger, escapades, imaginary, magic, elf, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, disorder, heroic mission, supernatural ability, space and aliens, good versus evil ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Snow 2: Brain Freeze (2008)
Genre: 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: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: memory loss, christmas, santa claus, amnesia, supportive spouse, rivalry, family, danger, good versus evil, save the day, escapades, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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 ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
65%
 6.8
 231K
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: family outing, pre-teens, 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 ⇓
65%
 7.2
 96K
Paddington (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary ...
Style: sweet, touching, humorous, colourful, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family, adventure, goofy hero, bear, kids and family, fish out of water, anthropomorphic animal, children, jungle, escape, disorder, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, peru, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, child in peril, animal life, disorder, family relations ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, family relations, save the day, prank, mischievous children, nothing goes right, partners, teenage life, fish out of water, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Elmo loves his fuzzy, blue blanket, and would never let anything happen to it. However, a tug-of-war with his friend Zoe sends his blanket to a faraway land, and Elmo in hot pursuit. Facing life without his cherished blanket, Elmo musters all of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: puppet, rescue, family, puppets, adventure, friendship, escapades, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, friends, disorder ...
Place: sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.9
 213K
Elf (2003)
Genre: 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, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, christmas spirit, elf, christmas movie, goofy hero, father son relationship, santa claus, fish out of water, corporate world, north pole, orphan, new job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, south pole, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, young heroes, family, adventure, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, child as adult, supernatural ability, best friends, imaginary, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, children, christmas eve, gift, magic, christmas party, snow, christmas decorations, christmas tree, sleigh ...
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra bets against the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, that her people are still great, even if the times of the Pharaohs has long passed. She vows (against all logic) to build a new palace for Caesar within three months. Since ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: ancient egypt, adventure, ancient rome, heroic mission, heroes, against the odds, superhero, cleopatra, architect, magic, secret identity, supernatural ability ...
Time: ancient world, ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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