Movies like One Christmas

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One Christmas (1994)
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One Christmas (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: TV film that was to be Katherine Hepburn's last performance. Based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known in New Orleans in the 1930s..
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, ghost, youth, parents and children, self discovery, family life, hopes, dysfunctional family, road not taken, family problems, human nature, family gatherings, dishonesty, buddies, redemption, single parent, countryside, homecoming, estrangement, child as adult, eccentric family, unfulfillment, cons and scams, bittersweet, christmas ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, alabama

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Most similar movies to One Christmas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about family relations, hopes, parents and children, family problems, family life, youth and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like One Christmas: A Christmas Memory (1997), Charlie & Me (2008), Taliesin Jones (2000), Waterproof (2000), Saint Maybe (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Christmas Memory (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried.
Style: uplifting, semi serious, realistic, feel good, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, friendship, family relations, christmas, small town life, family gatherings, countryside, adult virgin, eccentric family, family life, friends, buddies ...
Place: southern usa
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95%
 6.7
 239
Charlie & Me (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When her beloved grandfather Charlie suddenly falls ill, twelve year-old Casey finds herself making some life or death decisions - and learning to live with the consequences.
Style: uplifting, feel good, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, single parent, love and romance, hopes, elderly, friends, self discovery, death in the family, golden years, dealing with death, chess ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.3
 254
Taliesin Jones (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: miraculous event, teenage boy, coming of age, self discovery, family problems, hopes, redemption, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family life, child illness, secret society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946 wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father, is bitter and refuses due to events from the family's past.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family life, custody, eccentric family, small town, small town life, parents and children, family gatherings, family problems, single parent ...
Time: 70s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.5
 431
Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, homecoming, gang, family problems, family life, parents and children, redemption, heist, self discovery, dysfunctional family, aging, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.1
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Saint Maybe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lonely teen troubled by a past family tragedy is suspicious of his sister-in-law, believing she is being unfaithful. His confrontation with his brother sets off a series of tragic events.
Style: emotional, feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: church, family relations, redemption, tragedy, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, single parent, babies and infants, youth, hopes, orphan ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.6
 338
Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, estrangement, family gatherings, unfulfillment, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
 525
Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental
Plot: family relations, society, youth, introspection, haunted by the past, self discovery, teenage life, family problems, friends, hopes, orphan, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.8
 599
Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, family problems, bittersweet, single parent, hopes, family, parents and children, friendship, death in the family, child's point of view, widow, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.8
 210
Mr. Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A young father struggling to make ends meet on a Depression-era salary can't afford to buy his 5-year-old daughter what she's expecting Santa Claus to bring her for Christmas. The surprise, uplifting ending is guaranteed to put even the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, youth, road not taken, obnoxious boss, ghost, hopes, family relations, disorder, redemption, miraculous event, family life, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.9
 687
The Gathering (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Adam Thornton learns that he only has a little time left, he decides that he wants to make peace with his family. Only problem is that most of his family are not exactly fond of him because he walked out on his wife and of his stubborn nature ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: family gatherings, terminal illness, family relations, bittersweet, unfulfillment, single parent, golden years, life is a bitch, elderly, hopes, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
In the Gloaming (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, aids, bereavement, terminal illness, human nature, dysfunctional family, introspection, family life, self discovery, homecoming, death in the family, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.8
 896
Tiger Warsaw (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father who is now a semi-invalid. After 15 years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, graphic violence, family life, family gatherings, cons and scams, parents and children, drug abuse, addiction, teenage life, homecoming, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 1K
Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, culture clash, parents and children, human nature, youth, single parent, suburbs, family in crisis, family relations, prank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Christmas Child (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A life-sized nativity leads a man to learn about his past and lost family.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, captivating, feel good
Plot: christmas, redemption, haunted by the past, self discovery, parents and children, human nature, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, rehabilitation, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Where Hope Grows (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him. Today, he ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: mentally challenged, friendship, human spirit, redemption, optimism, human nature, misfit, family problems, parents and children, small town, cause and meaning, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Follow The Stars Home (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two brothers - one virtuous, one feckless - are in love with the same woman. She falls for Brother Wrong, carrying a torch for him even after he deserts her. But Brother Right remains steadfast and available. What's unusual here is why the bad ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, unfulfilled love, single parent, couples, babies and infants, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, family problems, disability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
All Roads Lead Home (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is about a 12 year old girl who loses her mother in an automobile accident. Her father struggles with the loss of his wife and trying to raise his young daughter who believes her father is partly responsible for her mother's death. ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, countryside, family problems, farm, hopes, dealing with death, single parent, death in the family, healing power, family relations, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 4.6
 149
The Dark Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Dark Horse is a story of struggle and redemption. Dana, a ballet teacher, reluctantly returns to her childhood home to discover it is about to be sold. To save the farm, and the family, she must tame her mother's dangerous black horse, and ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, horse ranch, equestrian, homecoming, hopes, family problems, parents and children, family life, farm, family in crisis, rider horse relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Christmas Comes Home to Canaan (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Bobber undergoes experimental surgery to help him walk again, Daniel Burton falls in love with his beautiful rehabilitation doctor and invites her to spend Christmas at the farm.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: hopes, romance, rehabilitation, christmas, family life, parents and children, young man, human nature, unlikely friendships, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, bittersweet, surgical operation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Gun Hill Road (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, bilingual
Plot: family relations, homecoming, going straight, starting over, estrangement, family problems, crimes, dysfunctional family, redemption, hopes, parents and children, transsexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Sister, Sister (1982)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Heated confrontations and revelations result when a divorcee returns with her young son to the home of her two sisters.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, small town, starting over, hopes, love and romance, dishonesty, single parent, family problems, life turned upside down, favoritism among siblings, money raising ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, hopes, youth, self discovery, farm, poverty, bittersweet, social relations, small town life, countryside, small town ...
Time: 50s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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When I Find the Ocean (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, estrangement, family life, pets, youth, hopes, wilderness, child's point of view, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, couples, family problems, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, child illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, family relations, parents and children, family life, family, hopes, bittersweet, family gatherings, wish come true, friendship, family problems, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Homecoming (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When their mother disappears, a group of siblings are forced to fend for themselves, and make their way on their own. They eventually meet their grandmother, a loner who is reluctant to take them in. Based on the novel by Cynthia Voigt.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estrangement, grandmother, child abandonment, orphan, misfit, hopes, youth, family relations, family problems, siblings relations, mental illness, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.4
 662
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, hopes, elderly, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family problems, aging, youth, parents and children, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Carry Me Home (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: mentally challenged, countryside, wooing, prank, dysfunctional family, self discovery, hopes, family problems, couples, society, single parent, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%