Movies like The Santa Clause

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The Santa Clause (1994)
 6.5
 93K
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 he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed, Father Christmas.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, fairy tale, sweet, funny, light, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, toys, holiday, father son relationship, family relations, santa claus, christmas eve, child custody, christmas tree, family, adventure, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, self discovery, workaholic, couples, dishonesty, disorder, fish out of water, mistaken identity, deal, christmas party, magic, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois

Most similar movies to The Santa Clause

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, family, christmas, disorder, holiday, happy ending and santa claus mostly in Family, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Santa Clause: Elf (2003), Jack Frost (1998), Christmas & Co. (2017), Santa Claus (1985), My Santa (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: toys, christmas, holiday, magic, prank, christmas party, santa claus, son, toy, family, christmas movie, wedding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 5.4
 32K
Jack Frost (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: reincarnation, christmas, snowman, family, holiday, redemption, friends, hopes, love and romance, fish out of water, parents and children, self discovery ...
Place: colorado, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, 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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 5.5
 833
My Santa (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young, single mother, Jen, begins to lose her faith in the magic of Christmas. However, when she takes her son Eric to see the local mall Santa, Jen immediately feels an attraction and connection with Chris, the young, attractive man filling the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: fall in love, single mother, holiday, secret identity, love and romance, family relations, couples, magic, falling in love, looking for love, love triangle, single parent ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 39K
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 ⇓
45%
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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: 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%
The Perfect Holiday (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.
Style: feel good, sweet, light, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: santa claus, family, romance, single parent, christmas, couple relations, african american, christmas party, farce, breakup, brother brother relationship, children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 4K
Prancer (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, small town, family relations, friendship, reindeer, barn, farm, family, mischievous children, heroes, misfit ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
40%
 4.4
 18K
The Shaggy Dog (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The tale of a workaholic dad-turned-dog who finds that being man's best friend shows him the most important job - being a great dad.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: human becomes animal, family, human becoming an animal, dog, experiment gone awry, pets, transformation, parents and children, disorder, family life, genetic engineering, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 6K
Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, dog, human becomes animal, talking dog, dog movie, family relations, family life, human becoming an animal, getting home, starting over, afterlife, family ...
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
36%
A Christmas Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, childhood, nostalgia, family relations, bully, obsession, small town, chinese restaurant, snow, little boy, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Calvin Carter, a successful business executive, has it all, but neglects those closest to him. On Christmas Eve, all that changes when the sign on his office building falls on him. He awakes in a hospital bed, attended to by Angie, a nurse who soon ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: hospital, christmas, self discovery, redemption, couple relations, introspection, friendship, disorder, misfit, holiday, selfishness, couples ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Christmas Do-Over (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A ne'er do well father and ex-husband who always raced his way through the holidays is forced to relive Christmas Day time and again until he gets it right in this family oriented fantasy comedy starring Jay Mohr. It's Christmas time once ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time loop, holiday, hopes, love and romance, family, disorder, couples, family relations, obnoxious boss, christmas, female director ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 2K
Santa Baby (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mary Class is a highly successful business executive - who just happens to be the daughter of Santa Claus. But when her father falls ill, Mary returns to the North Pole and the life she left behind to take over for her dad and implement her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: homecoming, family gatherings, family life, family business, parents and children, family, disorder, estrangement, legacy, christmas movie, santa claus, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, family, holiday, suburban life, christmas party, nothing goes right, family gatherings, disorder, parents and children, family life, contests and competitions, christmas eve ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, peru, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A boy witnesses his mother kissing what he believes to be is the real Santa Clause and retaliates with mischief.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, touching ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, couples, family relations, fish out of water, family gatherings, couple relations, disorder, mischievous children, single parent, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Chilly Christmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Bobby Cole and his dog Chilly are best friends, living happily in their Southern California beach house. But when Bobby's father Patrick (C. Thomas Howell), a single parent and police detective, accepts a job in New York City, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, dog, christmas, family relations, disorder, parents and children, crimes, youth, father son relationship, single parent, best friends, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, touching, feel good, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: christmas, family relations, small town, family, holiday, redemption, bittersweet, dysfunctional family, fish out of water, miraculous event, innocence lost, americana ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Uptight New York City executive, Michael Cromwell, pursues his soon-to-be ex-wife to South America and returns home with the son he never knew he had -- a boy raised in a tribal village in Brazil. Armed with only his blowgun, the 13-year-old ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, jungle, eccentric family, parents and children, mischievous children, disorder, nothing goes right, teenage boy, 13 year old, family relations, stock broker ...
Place: new york, venezuela, usa, brazil, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Christmas Clause (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A stressed out lawyer and mother of three gets her yuletide wish when she wishes to see what her life would be like if she had chosen to pursue her career in Law rather than marrying and becoming a working mother.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, road not taken, starting over, hopes, unfulfillment, family, dull life, christmas, destiny, youth, escapades, love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nick's plan to let fate bring his wife to him must be altered because he must replace his father as Santa Claus on December 26. Ernst, the right-hand man to several generations of Santas, generates a list of potential mates. Nick dutifully sets ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, hidden identity, road not taken, looking for love, family problems, romance, fall in love, love affair, family life, couples, parents and children, christmas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Pete's Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An overlooked middle child finds himself in the unexpected spotlight when he realizes his family's terrible Christmas day keeps repeating. As the only one experiencing the day over and over, he decides to use his unique gift to give the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: time loop, christmas, starting over, family relations, teenager, parents and children, youth, family, siblings relations, hopes, homecoming, female director ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Miracle in Manhattan (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mrs Merkle (or Mrs. Miracle as she is know by some) finds herself in a toy department of a department store that is having all kinds of financial problems, but leave it to this kind lady as she will get the Christmas spirit flowing very freely at ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, department store, wizards and magicians, family relations, parents and children, miraculous event, love and romance, hopes, winter, society, holiday, friendship ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%