Movies like A Christmas Carol 1977

If you like "A Christmas Carol" you are looking for movies about / with christmas, scrooge, holiday, ghost, compassion and redemption themes of Drama and Fantasy genre shot in UK.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
A Christmas Carol (1977)
 6.7
 352
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…
Plot: christmas, scrooge, holiday, ghost, compassion, redemption
Time: victorian era, 1840s

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to A Christmas Carol

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, touching, sentimental and humorous films with plots about christmas, holiday, ghost, scrooge, redemption, family and hopes mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like A Christmas Carol: Ebbie (1995), Ms. Scrooge (1997), Last Christmas (1999), Scrooge & Marley (2012), The Holiday Calendar (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 629
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.
Plot: christmas, death, switching roles, ghost, marketing, scrooge, sister
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: touching, serious, emotional, atmospheric
Plot: ghost, redemption, christmas, great depression, road not taken, family, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, supernatural, hopes, obnoxious boss, reform ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: redemption, christmas, ghost, holiday, reconciliation, reform, self discovery, miser, family, supernatural ability, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, future, victorian, victorian era, 70s ...
Place: england, europe, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.4
 356
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
Audience: family outing
Plot: scrooge, christmas, time travel, miser, change of heart, ghost, christmas movie, regret, boy, one night, female ghost, christmas season ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
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: atmospheric, semi serious, feel good, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, regret, redemption, christmas, holiday, supernatural, charity, coldhearted, urban, misfit, friendship, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, 1800s, victorian england ...
Place: turkey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, angel, journey, past, ghost, family relations, surrealism
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: sentimental, feel good, emotional, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: holiday, self discovery, road not taken, introspection, ghost, human spirit, hopes, disorder, family relations, nagging and grouching, redemption, supernatural ...
Time: victorian era, victorian
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: holiday, christmas, puppet, childhood, ghost, change of heart, family, puppets, escapades, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fish out of water ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, future, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
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 ...
Plot: christmas, ghost, nightclub, gay, holiday, redemption, scrooge, family relations
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: light, sweet, romantic, sincere
Plot: christmas, christmas calendar, friendship, holiday, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gift, magic, love interest, interracial romance, christmas present, best friends, photograph ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Time of Her Life (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two ghosts, separated by time, who have roamed the grounds of a historic English mansion, searching for each other are brought together by Ally (LAURA PENNEYCARD), a photography student who is experiencing dreams she can't explain and Emmett ...
Plot: ghost, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Finding John Christmas (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, newspaper, photographer, brother, medical examination, emergency room, competition
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ...
Plot: professor, doctor, coffin, loss of son, uncle, ghost, ship, cold war, soldier, child with gun, hat, refugee camp ...
Time: 1910s, 1940s
Place: hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 9K
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: humorous, feel good, offbeat, semi serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, redemption, christmas, time travel, generosity, money, miser, supernatural ability, family, destiny, youth, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era, future, 70s
Place: london, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Wish For Christmas (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a high school senior finds out from her parents that she must miss the town's winter dance in order to attend church, she successfully wishes their faith away, bringing disastrous consequences to her family and community. To restore their ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christmas, holiday, atheist, telephone, faith, prayer, praying, texting, desire, religion, sms, cell phone ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 83K
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, atmospheric, witty, semi serious, light ...
Plot: christmas, ghost, back from the dead, redemption, supernatural, showbiz, hopes, power relations, ratings, boss and employee, holiday, television ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future, year 1971, 50s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Our First Christmas (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Cindy and Tom Baer-Neil have been married for nearly a year, each having lost their first spouse. With the holidays just around the corner, Cindy and Tom are determined to make the new family’s first Christmas perfect. But their respective ...
Plot: christmas, conflict, holiday, gift, boy, father son relationship, party, bed, brother brother relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Salted Christmas (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Faith Filled Christmas" (formerly Salted Christmas), produced by Manifest Pictures, is a faith-based, comedy film centering around one family and their desire to replicate the example of Jesus as they celebrate the Christmas season. The ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christmas, christian, adoption
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
Angel in the Family (2004)
Genre: Drama
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 ...
Plot: christmas, father daughter relationship, love, miraculous event, sister sister relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: united states of america, atheist, separation, church, christmas, transformation, greed
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 920
Three Days (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ten years ago, Andrew married his childhood sweetheart, Beth. Now Andrew's a high-powered literary agent, but his relationship with his wife has not fared as well. When Beth is tragically killed just days before Christmas, an angel gives Andrew ...
Style: sincere, captivating, sentimental, touching
Plot: angel, christmas, second chance, marriage, love and romance, death of wife, husband wife relationship, death, holiday, yoga
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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.
Plot: christmas, santa claus, single mother, court hearing, holiday season, calling parent by first name, letter read aloud, cane, single parent, bearded man, chess, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The National Tree (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teenager has his Sitka Spruce tree chosen to be planted outside the White House as the new national Christmas Tree.
Plot: christmas, falling in love, grandmother, grandmother grandson relationship, single father, single parent, blog, holiday season, christmas tree, fire, christmas decoration, christmas lights ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 458
Paper Angels (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An abused wife leaves her alcoholic husband and moves with her children to another town. There their lives become entwined with another family in trouble.
Plot: christmas, father figure, locker room, gift, teenager, public humiliation, father son relationship, party, dressing room, abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Calvin Carter, a successful business executive, has it all, but neglects those closest to him. On Christmas Eve, all that changes when the sign on his office building falls on him. He awakes in a hospital bed, attended to by Angie, a nurse who soon ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: hospital, christmas, redemption, self discovery, misfit, introspection, disorder, friendship, couple relations, holiday, selfishness, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: feel good, sweet, light, romantic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: holiday, christmas, christmas spirit, society, small town, childhood memory, fall in love, escapades, romance, human spirit, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
⇓ 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: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: dream, christmas, family life, hopes, couple relations, family, family problems, couples, family relations, estate, self discovery, destiny ...
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Christmas Carol (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 50 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: one man show
Plot: scrooge, christmas eve, christmas, parody, miser, christmas carol
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, happy ending, hotel, friendship, love, family, society, youth, rivalry, romance, business, elf ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 228
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: sentimental, feel good, offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, ghost, christmas, misfit, old west, redemption, supernatural, starting over, fish out of water, social relations, family life, small town life ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%