Movies like A Christmas Carol 1977

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A Christmas Carol (1977)
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A Christmas Carol (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: "If I could work my will, every idiot that goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips would be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly in his heart" So spoke the immortal words of Christmas’ most famous miser, Charles Dicken’s Ebenezer Scrooge. Too mean to join in with the festivities; he sits alone on Christmas Eve. The scene is set for a visitation by the ghost of his late business partner, Marley, now bound to earth by eternal chains and his introduction to the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. For it is they who will take him through his life to face the truth about himself…
Style: christmas horror
Plot: christmas, scrooge, ghost, redemption, holiday, compassion, christmas movie
Time: victorian era, 1840s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, touching, sentimental and christmas horror films with plots about christmas, christmas movie, holiday, christmas carol, ghost, scrooge and christmas season mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like A Christmas Carol: Ebbie (1995), Ms. Scrooge (1997), Last Christmas (1999), Angel in the Family (2004), Finding John Christmas (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An American Christmas Carol (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the people whose possessions Slade had seized ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: christmas, ghost, winter, great depression, redemption, holiday, bittersweet, power relations, coldhearted, reform, righting the wronged, supernatural ...
Time: 1930s
Place: new england, usa
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Ebbie (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, lifetime, switching roles, sister, scrooge, marketing, ghost, death, christmas carol
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82%
A Christmas Carol (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840's London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge ...
Style: christmas special, semi serious, atmospheric, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, miser, redemption, regret, scrooge, benefactor, transformation, clerk, ghost, holiday, charles dickens, victorian england ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, 1840s
Place: turkey, london
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80%
A Christmas Carol (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, emotional, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: scrooge, christmas, self discovery, road not taken, ghost, human spirit, introspection, redemption, supernatural, disorder, family relations, hopes ...
Time: victorian era
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Ms. Scrooge (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Television movie updating Charles Dickens' story, "A Christmas Carol." Businesswoman Ebenita Scrooge treats her employees and customers poorly. She has no time for Christmas or the holiday spirit. On Christmas Eve, she is visited by ...
Style: captivating, touching, thought provoking, sad
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, time travel, miser, scrooge, change of heart, ghost, boy, regret, christmas spirit, urban setting, dog, elderly woman ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island
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73%
A Christmas Carol (1984)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
Style: atmospheric, touching, sexy, sentimental, compassionate ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, miser, scrooge, ghost, holiday, afterlife, charles dickens, family, business, happy ending, greed, transformation ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, future, 70s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Carol for Another Christmas (1964)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Director Joseph Mankiewicz's first work for television, the 90-minute ABC drama was publicized as having an all-star cast (which meant that names of some supporting cast members were not officially released). In Rod Serling's update of ...
Style: christmas horror
Plot: christmas, afterlife, post apocalypse, ruins, christmas eve, redemption, world war one, loss of son, ghost, nephew, anti war, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s
Place: hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Christmas Carol (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 55 min.
Story: In this one-man show starring Rich Little, Ebeneezer Scrooge (played by Rich as W.C. Fields) hates Christmas, and it's up to the Ghosts of Christmas Past (played by Rich as Humphrey Bogart), Present (played by Rich as Columbo) and Future ...
Style: parody, christmas horror, one man show
Plot: christmas, charles dickens, holiday, christmas eve, miser, scrooge, christmas carol
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Last Christmas (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young boy's dream of finding his dead father comes true when his father visits him as an angel. But things turn sour when he discovers that his father was not the hero he imagined him to be.
Plot: christmas, father son relationship, family relations, ghost, journey, angel, surrealism, past
Place: london
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57%
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, talky, not serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, ghost, muppets, childhood, family, greed, time travel, disney, talking animals, adventure, fantasy world ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1840s, future, victorian era
Place: england, london, usa, europe
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54%
Angel in the Family (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sarah Bishop and her estranged sister Beth are reunited after their father Buddy suffers a mild stroke. Buddy, who's never accepted the loss of his wife Lorraine, wants only one thing-to return home for Christmas. With sweet memories of a life ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sweet
Plot: christmas, afterlife, love, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, miraculous event, widower, death of wife, christmas season, christmas eve, loss of loved one, beautiful scenery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Christmas Carol (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 173 min.
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Story: London, 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man, despises the Christmas holiday. Over the course of Christmas Eve night he is visited by three ghosts to show him his past, present and future.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: christmas eve, scrooge, employer employee relationship, miser, christmas, ghost, spirit, greed, poor family, introspection, afterlife, haunted house ...
Time: victorian era, future, 1840s, 19th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Finding John Christmas (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a photojournalist (David Cubitt) photographs a mysterious stranger performing an act of bravery, the act quickly becomes headline news and the town dubs the stranger "John Christmas". After seeing the photo, Kathleen McAllister ...
Plot: christmas, empire, photographer, newspaper, medical examination, brother, competition, emergency room, christmas movie
Time: future
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48%
Scrooge & Marley (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Scrooge & Marley is a modern variation on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Recounted from a gay sensibility with heart, comedy & music, the magic of Dickens' timeless tale of a man's redemption comes alive from a ...
Style: queer cinema
Plot: christmas, gay, lgbtq, redemption, ghost, nightclub, holiday, scrooge, love, family relations, christmas carol
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Scrooged (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips ...
Style: humorous, funny, parody, light, talky ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christmas, ghost, redemption, supernatural, holiday, greed, back from the dead, television, happy ending, christmas eve, tv show, time travel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Different Kind of Christmas (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When you're the city attorney you don't need the kinds of problems that her father was giving her. After her mother died, her father began doing his "Santa Schick," as she called it, much more intensely... which meant that he ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, youth, holiday, father daughter relationship, family relations, christmas movie, santa claus suit
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Scrooge (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The classic Charles Dickens' Christmas ghost tale told in musical form.
Style: visually appealing, unusual plot structure, touching, sentimental, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, ghost, dancing, redemption, family, destiny, supernatural ability, childhood, death, solitude, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, 70s, 1860s
Place: london, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Holiday Calendar (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A talented photographer stuck in a dead-end job inherits an antique Advent calendar that may be predicting the future -- and pointing her toward love.
Style: sweet, light, sincere, romantic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: christmas, dating, christmas present, holiday, friendship, gift, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, predicting the future, male female relationship, changing lives, love and romance ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Naughty or Nice (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Krissy Kringle receives a delivery intended for Santa Claus. A magical book that shows if a person has been naughty or nice. She uses the book's power to find out about those around her, which leads to some very unusual and unintended ...
Style: entertaining, sweet, captivating, disturbing
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, christmas season, love and romance, romance, friendship, christmas eve, supernatural power, self discovery, hopes, christmas present, looking for love, curses spells and rituals ...
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36%
Northpole: Open for Christmas (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A successful businesswoman, Mackenzie, inherits her beloved aunt's inn, and chooses to restore the hotel to its original grandeur only to sell it right before Christmas. Unbeknownst to Mackenzie, she receives some unexpected help from a team of ...
Style: light, feel good, humorous, sincere
Plot: christmas, santa claus, female protagonist, holiday, north pole, childhood memory, inheritance, love interest, small town, family, winter, love ...
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34%
Scrooge and Marley (2001)
Genre: Musical, Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Ebenezer Scrooge is back in a made-for-TV film produced by Coral Ridge Ministries. The ill-tempered miser is played by skilled Christian actor Dean Jones, widely acclaimed for his acting ability in St. John in Exile and well-known for many Disney ...
Style: surreal
Plot: christmas, atheist, transformation, greed, church, separation, christmas carol
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
How Sarah Got Her Wings (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Good Samaritan Sarah Fitzpatrick has a fatal accident just before Christmas, and finds herself in the lobby before the gates of Heaven. Certain that she will be let in, she is shocked to find that her name is not on the reservation list. However, ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, feel good, light
Plot: christmas, saving a life, rescue, christmas eve, love affair, angel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, kindness, unlikely partners, love and romance, happy ending, female protagonist ...
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Lisa's trip home to Evergreen for the holidays finds her shepherding an effort to save the town's beloved general store, fulfilling the wishes of a Christmas past and finding a romance full of Christmas magic.
Style: light, entertaining, romantic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, holiday, society, small town, christmas spirit, friendship, childhood memory, love, happy ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, romance, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Mr. Miracle (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Heavenly angel Harry Mills is sent to Earth on a trial assignment to intervene in the life of a woman who needs help getting her life on track after the death of her father. With a deadline of Christmas day, he attempts to help her heal in order to ...
Style: sincere, humorous, light, romantic, feel good
Plot: christmas, angel, holiday, teacher, guardian angel, christmas season, english teacher, love and romance, magic, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, naivete, young girl ...
Time: 2010s
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34%
An Old Fashioned Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving continues. Isabella and Tilly pay a visit to Ireland, hoping Isabella's long-ago suitor, the Earl of Shannon, can assist Tilly in getting her writing published.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing, sincere
Plot: christmas, grandfather granddaughter relationship, conspiracy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jealousy, american abroad, cheating fiancee, fiance fiancee relationship, holiday, greed, rivalry, deception ...
Time: victorian era
Place: dublin ireland, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Christmas Box (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A ski-shop owner reluctantly moves himself, his wife, and his daughter in to an estate as live-in help for an elderly widow. While struggling to balance his career and family life, he has recurring dreams about an angel.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: christmas, dream, family life, old woman, angel, mansion, workaholic, recurring dream, living together, hopes, family, destiny ...
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
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33%
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Ebenezer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Western, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: No overview found.A Wild West retelling of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol," with Scrooge as a land baron, gunfighter, and card cheat who is visited by three spirits who attempt to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental, christmas horror ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, ghost, small town, family relations, disorder, social relations, misfit, starting over, family, hopes, supernatural, boss and employee ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Christmas Tree (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A French-American millionaire (William Holden), his girlfriend (Virna Lisi) and his war buddy (Andre Bourvil) try to grant his dying son's every wish.
Plot: christmas, wolf, father son relationship, cancer, radiation, christmas tree
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32%
Miracle on 34th Street (1973)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is.
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, chess, mother daughter relationship, department store, single mother, single parent, court hearing, cynicism, attorney, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
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31%
Christmas Story (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Finland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas loses his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the orphaned boy together. Once a year - at Christmas - Nikolas moves to a new home. To show his gratitude, Nikolas ...
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, orphan, apprentice, friendship, toys, village, young heroes, selflessness, winter, holiday, secret ...
Place: finland, europe
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31%