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: sexy, feel good, humorous, sentimental, light, unusual plot structure, sweet, slasher, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, adventure, family, magic, immortality, toys, north pole, reindeer, love, catastrophe, race, indians, time, children, natural disaster, island, friendship, death, beautiful scenery, internet, justice, lone hero, kids and family ...
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, christmas, disorder, family relations, santa claus, holiday and christmas movie mostly in Family, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Santa Claus: The Santa Clause (1994), Miracle on 34th Street (1994), The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996), Santa Buddies (2009), The Indian in the Cupboard (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Santa Clause (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: feel good, touching, sweet, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, disney, toys, christmas eve, child custody, family, adventure, father son relationship, magic, toy maker ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
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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, light, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, lawyer, court, children, childhood, justice, department store, winter, friendship, family ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Czech Republic, France
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: touching, humorous, feel good, fairy tale, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, adventure, family, youth, escapades, mischievous children, heroes, disorder, family relations, friends, teaching the ways of the world, friendship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, fairy tale, sweet, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dog, christmas, santa claus, adventure, save the day, holiday, hopes, owner dog relationship, disney, happy ending, pets, christmas present ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, fairy tale, feel good, humorous, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, magic, family, toy comes to life, native american, toys, time travel, escapades, toy soldier, cowboy, coming of age ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brooklyn new york city, london, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: feel good, humorous, sweet, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, disney, reindeer, family, deception, christmas eve, north pole, fantasy world, disorder, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: humorous, feel good, funny, light, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, father son relationship, santa claus, christmas spirit, elf, winter, north pole, goofy hero, toys, adventure, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, usa, south pole, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: humorous, sentimental, light, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, santa claus, family relations, toys, north pole, sibling relationship, redemption, snow, husky dog, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, year 1993, future, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: sydney australia, chicago illinois, illinois, paris france, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, pre-teens ...
Plot: santa claus, christmas, holiday, disney, magic, reindeer, family, toys, prank, christmas party, mistaken identity, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, melancholic, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, father son relationship, holiday, toys, family, adventure, christmas party, parents and children, family life, postman, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, fish out of water, fall in love, daring rescue, adventure, escapades, reindeer, love and romance, hidden identity, race against time, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, dog, christmas, pets, friendship, adventure, youth, animal life, orphan, save the day, young heroes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, reindeer, santa claus, mischievous children, youth, young heroes, child as adult, fish out of water, mistaken identity, orphan, family life, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, funny, feel good, light, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, santa claus, holiday, family, villain turns good, redemption, magic, surrealism, silly humor, dog, farce ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Snow 2: Brain Freeze (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, family relations, escapades, good versus evil, rivalry, supportive spouse, save the day, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, problem child, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dog, santa claus, christmas, family relations, adventure, family gatherings, pets, youth, family, disorder, stowaway, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Kate Pierce is reluctantly spending Christmas with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son Jack. But when the North Pole and Christmas are threatened to be destroyed, Kate and Jack are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus.
Style: light, sincere, feel good, captivating, funny
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, christmas season, imaginary character, teenager, christmas present, family relations, good versus evil, magic, save the day, journey, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, entertaining, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, pirate, adventure, fairy, kidnapping, magic, family, good versus evil, rescue, duel, destiny, creativity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, big ben london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, semi serious, feel good, funny, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, children, gift, christmas eve, magic, christmas party, snow, rescue, childhood, celebration ...
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso,and her pet monkey, Mr. Neilson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, light, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, little girl, friendship, family, magic, children, greed, family relations, rescue, young heroes, disorder, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, atmospheric, sincere, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, christmas spirit, reindeer, firefighter, holiday, brother sister relationship, loss of father, brother, winter, teenager, children ...
Time: future
Place: massachusetts, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, oil, father son relationship, north pole, santa claus, arctic, brother brother relationship, saving christmas, youth, holiday, disorder, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, save the day, supernatural, supernatural ability, escapades, family, miraculous event, wish come true, magic, youth, elf, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, melancholic, light, surreal, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, magic, unlikely friendships, violence, save the day, prank, mischievous children, family relations, misfit, partners ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, melancholic, not serious, feel good, parody ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: kidnapping, adventure, family, stupidity, disguise, supernatural, heroic mission, grandfather grandson relationship, father son relationship, investigation, supernatural ability, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, palermo italy, costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
One Magic Christmas (1985)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ginny Grainger, a young mother, rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas, thanks to the unshakable faith of her six-year-old daughter Abbie and Gideon, Ginny's very own guardian angel.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, emotional, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, disney, coming of age, small town, holiday, dysfunctional family, redemption, family, bittersweet, magic, death ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: touching, humorous, feel good, light, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: disney, magic, family, youth, adventure, chase, good versus evil, car, talking animals, gnome, raccoon, school ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
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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: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christmas, christmas eve, elf, santa claus, brother sister relationship, north pole, family business, fish out of water, holiday, disney, disorder, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
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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: touching, sweet, feel good, funny, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, bear, animals, children, talking animals, kids and family, goofy hero, jungle, adoption, friendship, taxidermist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, peru, united kingdom, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: christmas, santa claus, orphan, apprentice, friendship, toys, village, young heroes, selflessness, winter, holiday, secret ...
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%