Movies like The Christmas Martian

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The Christmas Martian (1971)
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The Christmas Martian (1971)
Original name: Le martien de Noël
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A martian comes to a small town in Quebec and becomes friends with the town children. He gives them candy to get the children into his spacecraft. This alarms the parents but he wins them over and they have a great big Christmas party.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, canadian science fiction
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, space and aliens, youth, friendship, family, spacecraft, friends, family relations, small town life, benign alien, imaginary, small town, alien encounter, christmas, alien
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to The Christmas Martian

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and sentimental films with plots about family, youth, family relations, adventure, friends, friendship and disorder mostly in Family, Sci-Fi and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Christmas Martian: Can of Worms (1999), Mac and Me (1988), Monkey in the Middle (2014), Santa Hunters (2014), Stepsister from Planet Weird (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.0
 802
Can of Worms (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teen is visited by aliens after he broadcasts a message into space.
Style: offbeat, humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: satellite, spacecraft, misfit, cooking and food, space wars, getting home, family, pets, save the world, youth, benign alien, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.4
 11K
Mac and Me (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC) escaping from nefarious NASA agents, is befriended by a young boy in a wheelchair. Together, they try to find MAC's family from whom he has been separated.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: nasa, alien encounter, friendship, family relations, single parent, extraterrestrial, adventure, family, benign alien, imaginary, youth, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Monkey in the Middle (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chris has just moved to the East Coast, and already his workaholic father is encouraging him to make new friends. Luckily football (soccer) practice is starting up, and Chris meets a few kids on the team-including his cute neighbor Mara. When Mara ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, single parent, disorder, youth, animal life, friendship, coming of age, friends, family, mischievous children
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.5
 316
Santa Hunters (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Four children trIn Santa Hunters, Alex and his cousins Zoey (Yde) and Richard (Coronel) create an elaborate setup of traps to catch Santa on tape, but their plan backfires when they realize that seeing Santa will cause him to lose his Christmas ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, adventure, track down, youth, escapades, santa claus, friendship, chases and races, legends and myths, imaginary, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Scoot & Kassie's Christmas Adventure (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Luke Perry stars in this heartwarming "tail." Kassie, her friends and her dog, Scoot, organize a holiday fundraiser, but must protect the cash from some crooks in order to save Christmas.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, family, youth, single parent, escapades, friends, animal life, family relations, small town, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Stepsister from Planet Weird (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A teenager's life is disrupted when her mother falls in love with an alien.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: alien, family, fish out of water, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, youth, misfit, remarry, life turned upside down, high school life, benign alien ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Children of Noisy Village (1986)
Genre: Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Children of Noisy Village (Swedish: Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn) is a 1986 film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on books by Astrid Lindgren. The movie starred Anna Sahlin and premiered in December 6, 1986 ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, escapades, family, adventure, youth, mischievous children, friends, disorder, village, village life, children, lake ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.6
 155
Stardust (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A scientist finds his newest invention; a microchip that infuses inanimate objects with human qualities co-opted by the company he works for, which wants to capitalize on his findings. Knowing his creation can be used for evil purposes, he stashes ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, androids and robots, family, obnoxious boss, adventure, workplace, danger, imaginary, rescue, a.i., family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Body Troopers (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: Norway
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A little kid shrinks himselfs so that he can travel into the body of his grandfather. Here he has to kill the kidney-stone his grandfather is suffering from.
Style: humorous, offbeat, surreal, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: heroes, chases and races, adventure, danger, youth, chase, family, save the day, escapades, young heroes, friends, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.8
 18K
Earth to Echo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and ...
Style: exciting, stylized, sentimental, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ufo, alien, friendship, adventure, buddies, investigation, benign alien, family, escapades, youth, young heroes, suburbs ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, emotional, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: benign alien, alien, ufo, first contact, nasa, friendship, adventure, healing power, flying saucer, levitation, suburbs, alien contact ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Space Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: B-Dawg, Mudbud, Budderball, and all the rest of the Buddies are back, but this time, they're setting their sights even higher -- as in, the moon! With the help of their new pals Spudnick (voiced by Jason Earles) and Gravity, these pooches are ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, captivating, tense
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: rescue, moon, dog, space travel, survival, family life, adventure, space and aliens, partners, friendship, disorder, buddies ...
Time: 2000s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Lightning Point (2012)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Story: When a spaceship carrying pretty, teen aliens Zoey and Kiki lands in the quiet Australian surf town of Lightning Point, the girls have to befriend local surfiegirl Amber and let her in on their secret. But while the duo learns about Earth, surf and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: surfing, secret identity, beach, teenage life, youth, alien encounter, undercover, benign alien, friendship, small town, intergalactic, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Good Witch's Wonder (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cassie Nightingale (Bell) finds herself with only days to plan her stepson Brandon's (Knight) wedding to Tara (Leggat) when the happy couple unexpectedly pushes up the date for their big day. Meanwhile, Martha (Disher), the newly elected mayor ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, uncover truth, friendship, family, family relations, small town, friends, imaginary, small town life, social relations, chores, smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Kids Who Saved Summer (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A group of youngsters trying to save their playground from an unscrupulous developer who wants to build a factory there.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, family relations, disorder, friends, family life, youth, family, mischievous children, factory, friendship, deception, park ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Return of Tommy Tricker (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Welcome to the world of stamps with Tommy Tricker and friends as they learn the magic of travelling through time and space for the mere price of the postage. Though of course, nothing is as easy as it seems as they soon learn when they try to rescue ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, imaginary, rescue, family, race against time, adventure, youth, young heroes, siblings relations, danger, escapades, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The 12 Dogs of Christmas (2005)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This holiday tale has all the elements of a classic heartwarmer--cuddly dogs, small town spirit, and even a full-fledged Christmas pageant. Set during the meager years of the Great Depression, 12 DOGS OF CHRISTMAS follows the story of Emma, a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, sentimental, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: school, christmas, lifestyle, family, animal life, holiday, puppy, great depression, dog, dogcatcher, pets, destiny ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 2K
Project: ALF (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six years ago, the space alien, ALF, was on his way back to his new home...When the Alien Task Force finally caught him. Now, the story continues to where the series ended. ALF is now protected by the Alien Task Force, but the leader wants to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: benign alien, family, escapades, space and aliens, chase, on the run, misfit, rescue, adventure, chases and races, puppets, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.4
 14K
CJ7 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ti, a really poor construction worker that struggles to keep his son, Dicky, in private school, mistakes an orb he finds in a junkjard for a toy which proves to be much, much more once the young boy starts to play with it.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: ufo, school, benign alien, little boy, toys, martial arts, family relations, alien, family, extraterrestrial, parents and children, youth ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero (2012)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's "Christmas time" at the Baker household, and Bailey is at it again. Worried that he will not get any presents from Santa because he's been a bad doggie, Bailey learns about a mysterious Native American Indian called the ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family life, friendship, siblings relations, getting home, on the road, family relations, hopes, dog, christmas, escapades, coming of age, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Electric Grandmother (1982)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: To a family whose children are traumatized by the death of their mother, help comes in a most bizarre way. They receive three pieces, that when joined together, give a recording for an offer for an electric grandmother. They go to a bizarre factory, ...
Style: offbeat, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, imaginary, golden years, nanny, bittersweet, death in the family, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, homecoming, family relations, young heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: christmas, dog, friends, disorder, family, animal life, pets, stowaway, family relations, family gatherings, youth, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.1
 704
Gooby (2009)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Imagine if you'd had a six-foot tall monster to help you through the rough times when you were 11! Willy is terrified about moving into the family's new house. He's convinced it's filled with evil space aliens out to get him. In ...
Style: sincere, feel good, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: buddies, friends, youth, family relations, mischievous children, bear, adventure, friendship, supernatural, toy comes to life, family, shopping mall ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Not Quite Human II (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chip, the android boy is back. This time, he is off to college, suffering from a computer virus and in love with Roberta, another android. Will there be a happy ending?
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: computer virus, college, misfit, a.i., social misfits, imaginary, family relations, social relations, campus, power relations, programmer, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Ultimate Christmas Present (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A girl steals a weather machine from Santa Claus, to make a snow day. The machine breaks, and causes an out of control snowstorm.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: santa claus, christmas, wish come true, best friends, family, mischievous children, supernatural, disorder, hopes, youth, holiday, imaginary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Girl from Mars (1991)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young girl who has telekinetic powers also claims to be a visitor from Mars. The girl's father and a scientist who has befriended her try to discern exactly who she is and what is happening.
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Plot: environmentalism, space and aliens, adventure, youth, goofy hero, danger, benign alien, heroes, getting home, save the world, single parent, androids and robots ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Jim and the Pirates (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jim Olsson, eight years old, lives in a small, boring town.His father has passed away recently but comes back in Jim's fantasies to tell stories. In his daydreams Jim has all kinds of adventures.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, dealing with death, family relations, social relations, small town life, small town, parents and children, supernatural, adventure, family, ghost, surrealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Zenon: The Zequel (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Zenon Kar is 15 and lives on a space station which the military has taken over and is dismantling. She receives a mysterious signal and must convince everyone that it's from aliens who have come to help them.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: space station, benign alien, mischievous children, adventure, youth, escapades, family, space and aliens, culture clash, alien encounter, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Jett Jackson: The Movie (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jett Jackson, who is the star of Silverstone, is considering quitting Silverstone when it is given a three year extension. During the filming of the last episode, Jett is accidently sucked into Silverstone's world when a prop malfunctions. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, feel good, exciting
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: teenage life, child as adult, adventure, fish out of water, youth, young heroes, family life, rivalry, movie star, getting home, friends, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, spacecraft, robot, children, space travel, alien encounter, christmas, santa claus, disorder, imaginary, space and aliens, benign alien ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%