Movies like Holiday in Handcuffs

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Holiday in Handcuffs (2006)
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Holiday in Handcuffs (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A ne er-do-well thirty-something (Melissa Joan Hart) attempts to appease her family by kidnapping herself an attractive boyfriend (Mario Lopez) for the family Christmas. Despite unlikely odds and dysfunctional family moments, the two fall in love and share a magical Christmas.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, captivating, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, family, christmas, love and romance, family relations, meet the parents, parents and children, nothing goes right, romance, couples, kidnapping, crimes, grownups, wilderness, eccentric family, performer's life, dull life, family holiday, prison, abduction, artist, party, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

Most similar movies to Holiday in Handcuffs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about love and romance, family relations, romance, fall in love, couples, christmas and parents and children mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Holiday in Handcuffs: My Fake Fiance (2009), Holiday Engagement (2011), Puppy Love (2012), Total Chaos (2014), Merry In-Laws (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Fake Fiance (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jennifer and Vince, virtual strangers, find themselves strapped for cash and decide to stage a fake engagement and wedding just for the gifts
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: pretend relationship, wedding, family relations, fall in love, engagement, couples, romance, secret identity, true love, pretense, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Holiday Engagement (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thirty-something Hillary Burns has spent her life trying to get the approval of her parents, most specifically her judgmental mother, Meredith Burns, thus far without success. Part of that approval for Hillary is to marry the right man. That's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, family gatherings, romance, fall in love, couples, disorder, unlikely couple, cons and scams, parents and children, pretending to be someone else, wedding, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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100%
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Puppy Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When single mom Megan Nolan moves to a new town, she feels guilty for uprooting her ten-year-old daughter Caitlin. Seeing that the little girl's only friend is a neighbor's dog, Megan decides to adopt a shelter pet for Caitlin. She ...
Style: feel good, touching, light, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: dog, romance, parents and children, family relations, fall in love, family, hopes, single parent, pets, friendship, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A wedding planner looks to persuade her mother not to marry a man she's only known for a brief period of time, until an unexpected development forces her to re-examine her feelings.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, event planner, christmas, romance, couples, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, party, ritual, love, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Total Chaos (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Total Siyapaa is an upcoming Hindi romantic comedy film directed by Eshvar Niwas and written by Neeraj Pandey.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, meet the parents, culture clash, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, society, disorder, couple relations, love and romance, nothing goes right, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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23%
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Merry In-Laws (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When down-to-earth Alex says yes to her boyfriend's marriage proposal, she has no idea that her future-in-laws are none other than Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love and romance, meet the parents, eccentric family, family relations, family life, couples, parents and children, christmas, disorder, family, family gatherings, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
One Christmas Eve (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A series of mishaps threaten a recently divorced mom's attempts to make her two kids' first Christmas "without dad" perfect.
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: nothing goes right, family relations, disorder, single parent, family, parents and children, christmas eve, christmas, life turned upside down, fall in love, puppy, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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22%
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Cinnamon (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: University professor Madeline Walters isn’t doing too well in the dating game. Good men are hard to find, so she’s happy spending time with her Maltese puppy Cinnamon, and her precocious teenage daughter Chloe.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: save the day, pets, talking dog, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, single parent, nothing goes right, christmas, friendship, rivalry, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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A Princess for Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After her sister and brother-in-law's tragic death, an American woman who is the guardian for her young niece and nephew is invited to a royal European castle for Christmas by her late brother-in-law's father, the Duke of Castlebury. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: holiday, love and romance, prince, fall in love, christmas, life turned upside down, family relations, butler, princess, castle, christmas eve, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Holly stopped believing in Santa Claus after her wish to meet the man of her dreams never came true. So Santa sets her up with Ryan, who isn't entirely truthful about himself. Now Holly faces a dilemma: marry her current boyfriend, Ted, or fall ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, family outing, date night
Plot: wish come true, singleness, true love, opposites attract, looking for love, fall in love, fish out of water, misfit, couples, disorder, family life, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
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Suzie Gold (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Suzie Gold is a twentysomething torn between the nice Jewish boy her family is keen on and the non-Jewish boy she loves.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, love and romance, couples, society, family relations, love triangle, fall in love, parents and children, family gatherings, interracial relations, unrequited love, wedding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Flirting with Forty (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A divorcee has a passionate affair with a much younger surfing instructor in Hawaii.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, surfing, romance, thirtysomething life, family relations, unlikely couple, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, couples, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Jatt & Juliet 2 (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A sequel to the hit Punjabi romantic comedy.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: disorder, unlikely couple, law enforcement, fall in love, love and romance, couples, opposites attract, romance, mission, chase, fish out of water, misfit
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, punjab
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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In the Mix (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A successful DJ named Darrel (Usher), managed to rescue a powerful mobster one night. In order to repay Darrell, the mobster, Frank Pacelli, gives him the task of protecting his daughter, Dolly (Chriqui)
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: betrayal, interracial relations, gangsters, unlikely couple, forbidden love, fall in love, couples, family relations, hidden identity, rivalry, romance, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
An Accidental Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Separated after 15 years of marriage, Vicki and Jason are set up by their two teenage children to spend a Christmas vacation together on the beach. But their family vacation is further complicated when Vicki's boss and Jason's gorgeous ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, christmas, couple relations, family, couples, destiny, romance, beach, wizards and magicians, love and romance, starting over, frame up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Old, New, Borrowed and Blue (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Katrine is to be married. Her fiancé is gorgeous, their appartment is luxurious and her future in-laws are wealthy. Katrine only has one problem: she sometimes finds it difficult to tell the truth, and this sends her on a round-about jaunt with an ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Plot: unlikely couple, life turned upside down, introspection, love and romance, fall in love, disorder, couple relations, family relations, romance, couples, wedding, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Mary Christmas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Californian widower Joel Wallace, a successful businessman, is a great catch in a grand mansion, but absorbed by his work. His daughter Felice writes to a TV Christmas special, hoping for a 'new mammy'.
Style: touching, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, nanny, single parent, christmas, hopes, family life, romance, parents and children, tv show, fall in love, wish come true, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Undercover Christmas (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jake Cunningham is an uptight,workaholic FBI agent from a wealthy family. Jake is assigned to protect Brandi O'Neill, cocktail waitress, after she turns in her billionaire boyfriend for tax fraud.Jake is called home unexpectedly during the ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, unlikely couple, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, social differences, parents and children, couples, cop witness relations, parent grown child relationship, opposites attract, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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A Christmas Romance (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julia Stonecypher is finding it difficult to get into the Christmas spirit. Having recently lost both her husband and her job, Brian Harding, the vice president of the local bank arrives on her doorstep amid a snowstorm, to inform Julia that her ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, family outing
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I Do...Knot (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sebastian is very lucky with women, going to parties and getting drunk every night. His mother asks him to change his way of life but he refuses to stop partying and meeting new women. One day, after one night of serious partying he wakes up with a ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: romance, couples, couple relations, fall in love, womanizer, wedding, family relations, parents and children, singleness, lifestyle, love and romance, battle of the sexes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Surprised by Love (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of a young businesswoman who tries to convince her uptight parents to accept her current boyfriend and instead finds herself falling for an old high school flame.
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, disorder, couples, family relations, in laws, jealousy, friendship, romance, family gatherings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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David & Layla (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, sparks fly when a Jew and a Muslim fall in love in New York. David (David Moscow), TV host of "Sex & Happiness", becomes smitten with the voluptuous Layla (Shiva Rose) - a mysterious, sensual dancer who ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: meet the parents, forbidden love, culture clash, love and romance, couples, fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, hopes, family relations, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, middle east, jerusalem, israel ...
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19%
Hitched for the Holidays (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A couple of single adults agree to pose as each others significant other throughout the holidays to keep their meddling families from harassing them, only to find that their feelings for each other are real.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Au Revoir Taipei (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kai (Jack Yao), who works at his parent's noodle shop by day and spends his nights in a bookstore to learn French, decides to go to Paris after his girlfriend, who recently left for Paris, dumps him by phone. Then the local neighborhood mafia ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, couples, disorder, nothing goes right, love and romance, misfit, fish out of water, gangsters, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, paris france, taiwan, asia, taipei
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19%
Finding Christmas (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mother Ryan has just about given up on dating after her divorce, happily accepting her young son as the most important man in her life. That all changes when Ryan's brother Owen, also feeling unlucky in love after a bad breakup, swaps ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, couples, fall in love, single parent, family relations, looking for love, romance, gold digger, brother sister relationship, small town, veterinarian ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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The Santa Con (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Small-time con man Nick DeMarco is ordered by his parole officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during the holidays...and he hates it. Near the end of his first shift, he hastily promises a young boy, Billy, that Santa will ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, moral dilemma, parents and children, family, family relations, wish come true, introspection, store, santa claus, love, friendship, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
A Golden Christmas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a magical summer together, a nine-year-old boy whispers his heart into the ear of a best friend. With a loyal, golden dog by their side, the boy and girl bury a time capsule of keepsakes then they go their separate ways. Years later, looking ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, christmas, family, starting over, getting home, pets, parent grown child relationship, dog, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, realtor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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18%
Engeyum Eppodhum (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Engeyum Eppodhum revolves around a group of passengers traveling in two different buses, each having their own past and a reason for their travel. The most prominent among these passengers is the love track between Kathiresan (Jai), Manimegalai ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: destiny, romance, love affair, wooing, couples, fall in love, store, village, hospital, unlikely couple, friendship, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
A Christmas Wedding Tail (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jennie Garth of "90210" stars as Susan, an unemployed Los Angeles museum curator and widowed single mom temporarily living in a small California town with her three sensitive sons. Jake (Brad Rowe of "General Hospital") is a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: looking for love, family relations, pets, fall in love, romance, couples, holiday, disorder, family life, christmas, pet dog, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Very Merry Mix-Up (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Shop owner Alice Chapman is nervous to meet her future in-laws at Christmas, especially because she is arriving ahead of her new fiance Will Mitchum. Alice’s trip becomes more stressful when her luggage is lost and her phone is damaged, leaving her ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, fall in love, christmas, disorder, destiny, parents and children, romance, love and romance, hopes, holiday, misunderstanding, in-laws ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
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18%