Movies like Surviving Christmas

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Surviving Christmas (2004)
 5.4
 25K
Surviving Christmas (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Drew Latham is an executive leading an empty, shallow life with only wealth on his side. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, he revisit his old childhood home in the hope of reliving some old holiday memories – but he finds that the house in which he was raised is no longer the home in which he grew up.
Style: feel good, humorous, absurd, funny, entertaining, light, captivating, clever, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, suburbs, holiday, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, couple relations, looking for love, eccentric family, family relations, family life, family problems, parents and children, disorder, loneliness, pretense, millionaire, deception, husband wife relationship, christmas season, childhood home, family, farce, rich man, escapades, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois

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Most similar movies to Surviving Christmas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and funny films with plots about family relations, family, disorder, couples, happy ending, destiny and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Surviving Christmas: Four Christmases (2008), Christmas with the Kranks (2004), Deck the Halls (2006), Overboard (1987), The Holiday (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Four Christmases (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brad and Kate have made something of an art form out of avoiding their families during the holidays, but this year their foolproof plan is about go bust -- big time. Stuck at the city airport after all departing flights are canceled, the couple is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, family relations, holiday, couple relations, dysfunctional family, in-laws, parents and children, comedy of errors, eccentric family, family gatherings, nothing goes right, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, suburban life, christmas party, family gatherings, disorder, nothing goes right, family life, parents and children, contests and competitions, christmas eve ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, peru, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 28K
Deck the Halls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, parents and children, neighbor, small town, suburbs, feud, rivalry, unlikely friendships, social relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, massachusetts, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 58K
Overboard (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Heiress, Joanna Stayton hires carpenter, Dean Proffitt to build a closet on her yacht -- and refuses to pay him for the project when it's done. But after Joanna accidentally falls overboard and loses her memory, Dean sees an opportunity to get ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: love and romance, family life, rich woman poor man, memory loss, parents and children, family relations, mischievous children, yacht, romance, dishonesty, social differences, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 280K
The Holiday (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Two women, one (Cameron Diaz) from America and one (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man (Jude Law, Jack Black) but realizes that the imminent ...
Style: feel good, romantic, light, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: christmas, love and romance, fall in love, holiday, couples, happy ending, looking for love, vacation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, christmas party, snow, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, england, london, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
All I Want for Christmas (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, kids, date night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, divorced parents, dysfunctional family, family relations, young heroes, eccentric family, couples, hopes, love and romance, mischievous children, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 239K
Just Go with It (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone ...
Style: feel good, humorous, ridiculous, not serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, family outing, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, romance, pretense, couple relations, office romance, single mother, deception, couples, plastic surgery, marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1988, year 2011 ...
Place: hawaii, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, witty, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, family relations, nothing goes right, family life, eccentric family, single parent, siblings relations, human nature, parents and children, family problems, weekend ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Love the Coopers (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family, christmas eve, large family, family relations, parents and children, nothing goes right, family gatherings, couple relations, couples, mother daughter relationship, happiness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1946, 60s
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five disparate kids snowed in at the airport on Christmas Eve learn some lessons about friendship when they launch a bid to get back to their families and outsmart a disgruntled airport official who wants to keep them grounded.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, when the parents are away, christmas, christmas eve, disorder, fish out of water, airport, happy ending, child as adult, youth, rescue, family ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, iowa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Betsy's Wedding (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper and her straight-laced investment-banker fiancé, Dylan Walsh, just want an intimate little wedding reception, but Betsy's father, Eddie, a Long Island construction contractor, feels so threatened by ...
Style: feel good, humorous, talky, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, dysfunctional family, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, romance, parents and children, construction worker, gangsters, father daughter relationship, stereotypes, happy ending ...
Time: 80s
Place: long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 112K
Little Fockers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get in with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, Jack's suspicions ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: in-laws, nothing goes right, family relations, family disapproval, parents and children, eccentric family, youth, disorder, suburbs, comedy of errors, family gatherings, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Madea Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.
Style: captivating, sincere, light, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, christmas, parents and children, family life, family, friendship, society, adventure, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, strong female presence, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, family gatherings, family dinner, farce, neighbor, eccentric family, nothing goes right, down on your luck, family relations, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Miami Rhapsody (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gwyn Marcus has always wanted a marriage like her parents. She has just accepted the proposal of her boyfriend Matt, but she has misgivings about their future together. Her fear of commitment grows as she learns of the various affairs that her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, neurotic, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, romance, parents and children, couple relations, infidelity, couples, looking for love, eccentric family, love affair, fall in love, dysfunctional family, marital problem ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their annual family reunion/grudge match. Reluctantly ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sexy, road movie, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: interracial romance, family relations, on the road, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family life, mischievous children, parents and children, siblings relations, road trip, family, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, missouri, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Forces of Nature (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ben Holmes, a professional book-jacket blurbologist, is trying to get to Savannah for his wedding. He just barely catches the last plane, but a seagull flies into the engine as the plane is taking off. All later flights are cancelled because of an ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, road movie, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, destiny, unlikely couple, opposites attract, looking for love, travel, disorder, nothing goes right, infidelity, fall in love, on the road, cataclysm ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hawaii, miami, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
My Boss's Daughter (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a young man agrees to housesit for his boss, he thinks it'll be the perfect opportunity to get close to the woman he desperately has a crush on – his boss's daughter. But he doesn't plan on the long line of other houseguests ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, funny, parody ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: farce, fish out of water, workplace, nothing goes right, romance, disorder, goofy hero, misfit, estate, boss and employee, looking for love, obnoxious boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Admiral Frank Beardsley returns to New London to run the Coast Guard Academy, his last stop before a probable promotion to head the Guard. A widower with eight children, he runs a loving but tight ship, with charts and salutes. The kids long for a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: large family, family, family relations, mischievous children, blended family, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, opposites attract, eccentric family, couple relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.5
 267
Meeting Daddy (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An aspiring writer from New York visits his girlfriend's eccentric family in Georgia.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, family relations, love affair, fish out of water, eccentric family, opposites attract, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, breakup, family problems, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa, georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, christmas, romance, single parent, couple relations, african american, christmas party, farce, brother brother relationship, breakup, children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Meet the Parents (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good ...
Style: humorous, ridiculous, witty, funny, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: wedding, comedy of errors, meet the parents, family gatherings, family disapproval, cia, nurse, marriage, nothing goes right, love and romance, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 12K
Milk Money (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three young boys pool their money and pay V, a kindhearted prostitute, to strip for them. Afterward, she drives them home to the suburbs -- but then her car breaks down. It's just as well, though, because a mobster named Waltzer is after her, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: prostitute, gangsters, suburbs, matchmaking, father son relationship, mob boss, teenage life, fall in love, fish out of water, family life, looking for sex, frame up ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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A December Bride (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Aspiring interior designer Layla is dreading the Christmastime wedding of her cousin who’s marrying Layla’s ex-fiancé. Although Seth is the one responsible for introducing the bride and groom, she begrudgingly accepts his offer to be her date ...
Style: romantic, entertaining, humorous, feel good, light
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, happy ending, holiday, deception, wedding, pretend relationship, looking for love, opposites attract, fall in love, new love, unlikely couple, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Meet the Fockers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Hard-to-crack ex-CIA man, Jack Byrnes and his wife, Dina head for the warmer climes of Florida to meet son-in-law-to-be, Greg Focker's parents. Unlike their happily matched offspring, the future in-laws find themselves in a situation of ...
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, meet the parents, eccentric family, parents and children, nurse, father in law son in law relationship, farce, family disapproval, jewish, culture clash, young lovers, comedy of errors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Martin Lawrence leads an all-star cast, including Cedric the Entertainer, Mo'Nique, and Mike Epps, in the hit comedy "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins." When a celebrated TV show host (Lawrence) returns to his hometown in the South, his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: black american, family relations, homecoming, couples, siblings relations, parents and children, introspection, african american, brother brother relationship, cousin cousin relationship, brother sister relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
'Til There Was You (1997)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two strangers, whose paths are always crossing, finally meet when fate steps in. It took them twenty years to fall in love at first sight.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, childhood friend, best friend, neighbor, support group, dating, romance, single parent, opposites attract, looking for love, unfulfilled love, parent child relationship ...
Time: 90s, 60s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
View from the Top (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A small-town woman tries to achieve her goal of becoming a flight attendant.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: stewardess, flight attendant, friendship, airplane, romance, follow your dream, workplace situations, rise to the top, love and romance, unfulfilled love, workplace, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco, california, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 5K
Peeples (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story follows what happens when a child psychologist surprises his girlfriend by showing up at her political family's annual get-together at their Sag Harbor vacation home only to find them desperately in need of therapy.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: eccentric family, nothing goes right, family gatherings, disorder, couple relations, couples, family relations, fish out of water, sexual content, meet the parents, marriage proposal, african american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
This Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This year Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are ...
Style: light, sweet, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family relations, christmas, family problems, human nature, parents and children, family life, redemption, estrangement, interracial relations, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%