Movies like The Man Who Saved Christmas

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The Man Who Saved Christmas (2002)
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The Man Who Saved Christmas (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Alfred Carlton Gilbert invented the Erector Set and is trying to get it onto the toy shelves of the country. A.C. is startled to be summoned to the White House, where top officials ask him to convert the toy factory into a weapons manufacturing company for the duration of the war. "No" is really not an option, for fear of being labeled unpatriotic so the switch is made. Later, government officials ask A.C. to be their spokesman for a campaign to avoid "toy giving" for the coming holidays and buy war bonds instead. With a young son himself, who looks forward to Christmas like any other child, what will A.C. do this time?
Style: touching, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war one, ambition, against the odds, obsession, fighting the system, parents and children, family life, nothing goes right, eccentric family, factory, fish out of water, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, business, christmas, family, family relations, misfit, single parent, disorder, pregnancy, party, con artists, magic trick, steampunk ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s
Place: washington d.c.

Most similar movies to The Man Who Saved Christmas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, feel good, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, family, parents and children, family life, youth, disorder and christmas mostly in Family, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Man Who Saved Christmas: Benji: Off the Leash! (2004), The Christmas Star (1986), Prancer Returns (2001), The Good Witch's Family (2011), Rascal (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, young heroes, adventure, odd couple, against the odds, friendship, rescue, youth, fish out of water, adoption, disorder, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Christmas Star (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Horace McNickle (Edward Asner) is a two-time felon serving prison time for counterfeiting. On the week before Christmas, he escapes from prison dressed as Santa Claus due to his uncanny resemblence to St. Nick resulting from his long white beard and ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: suburbs, holiday, christmas, eccentric family, dishonesty, disorder, family, mischievous children, suburban life, nothing goes right, when the parents are away, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A boy witnesses his mother kissing what he believes to be is the real Santa Clause and retaliates with mischief.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, family relations, single parent, couples, disorder, couple relations, mischievous children, family gatherings, fish out of water, mistaken identity, misfit, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Prancer Returns (2001)
Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This holiday-themed children's film offers a unique take on the legend of Santa Claus and his tiny reindeer. In this movie, a young boy finds a deer in the forest he is sure is Santa's beloved Prancer. Determined to return the creature to ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: reindeer, santa claus, christmas, mischievous children, young heroes, fish out of water, child as adult, mistaken identity, danger, disorder, family life, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Good Witch's Family (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young witch visits her cousin in a small town during a heated mayoral election race. Her kind-hearted cousin, the town’s beloved “good witch” and newlywed with two teenage step-kids, is running for office, but must keep her family from ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: eccentric family, supernatural, supernatural ability, nothing goes right, family life, family relations, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, witch, small town, family, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Rascal (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, disorder, pets, animal life, family life, child as adult, youth, adoption, misfit, child in peril, friends, school ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five-time Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Henry Winkler stars in The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, the story of what happens when you open your heart to the power of Christmas. Disenchanted single mom Jennifer Cullen (Brooke Burns) is a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, single parent, against the odds, love affair, family gatherings, romance, eccentric family, family life, disorder, couples, matchmaking, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Once Upon a Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Can Santa's daughter turn naughty to nice and save Christmas?
Style: touching, semi serious, uplifting, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, save the day, heroic mission, mischievous children, family life, eccentric family, family gatherings, parents and children, one last chance, youth, dysfunctional family, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Winky's Horse (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There is only one thing Winky wants: a horse, a real horse to ride. But horses are expensive. Fortunately it is the season of Sinterklaas; Winky just asks Sinterklaas for a horse. Than everything will work out alright. Or will it?
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: shopping mall, family, fish out of water, family life, family relations, holiday, disorder, young heroes, hopes, misfit, youth, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, disorder, single parent, family relations, family, parents and children, christmas eve, life turned upside down, fall in love, puppy, strong female presence, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 4K
Prancer (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, small town, friendship, family relations, reindeer, barn, farm, family, young heroes, heroes, siblings relations ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 394
Mary Christmas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: single parent, family relations, nanny, christmas, parents and children, fall in love, wish come true, romance, hopes, love and romance, family, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two brothers' lives are changed forever when they hit the road to a snowbound Alaskan village. Brother Ray and Pete had been feuding for years. So, when their ailing father asks them to drive a semitruck full of gifts and supplies from ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pregnancy, christmas, family gatherings, village life, parents and children, family, rebelliousness, generosity, siblings relations, village, family life, social relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Double Teamed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Heather and Heidi play volleyball for their school team, when their family decides that they need to go to a bigger school so that they will have a better chance for scholarships. But at the new school, the twins are discovered by the basketball ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, high school, human spirit, ambition, contests and competitions, against the odds, rivalry, family relations, follow your dream, siblings relations, family, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 2K
Angels Sing (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, haunted by the past, family relations, family life, mysterious character, parents and children, friendship, youth, family
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Miracle in Lane 2 (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Young tween Justin Yoder, who's known for his outgoing demeanor and wit despite being confined to a wheelchair, dreams to be like his athletic older brother and propels himself into the world of soapbox derby racing. It's a field he's ...
Style: sincere, humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, family life, misfit, disability, isolation, miraculous event, race, family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 13K
Cadet Kelly (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hyperactive teenager Kelly is enrolled into a military school when her new stepfather becomes the Commandant. At first she has problems fitting in and taking orders until she tries out for the drill team.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: military school, cadet, fish out of water, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, leadership, military base, ambition, youth, contests and competitions, parents and children, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Nanny Express (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With their mother dead, Emily and Ben torment their nannies to quit as fast as their father hires them. Till a nanny named Kate shows up and slowly wins Ben over. That's bad enough, but when her father and Kate start to fall in love, Emily sets ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: nanny, love and romance, mischievous children, single parent, teenage life, family life, parents and children, matchmaking, prank, family relations, family, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Christmas Angel (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl tries to prove that the mysterious old lady next door is really an angel, when some of the neighborhood kids’ Christmas wishes. Olivia is not like most fifth graders. She is being raised by Melinda, a single mother who works at a ...
Style: realistic, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas eve, christmas movie, single parent, holiday, family, family relations, friendship, wish come true, parents and children, youth, friends, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
It Runs in the Family (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is now summer in the Parker family; and the usual amount of numerous events are happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully with, the Old Man is in battle with their hillbilly ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family life, family, contests and competitions, disorder, eccentric family, youth, family relations, nothing goes right, love and romance, parents and children, father son relationship, family feud ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 544
Kart Racer (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Watts Davies is estranged from his dad, a former International Karting Federation (IKF) champion. Watts's resolve to race in the upcoming IKF Regional Championships rekindles their relationship as they pursue the dream together.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: teenage life, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, youth, tragic hero, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Spencer's Mountain (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: mountain, family relations, family, family life, family problems, family gatherings, family in crisis, americana, couples, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: wyoming, tokyo, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Change of Plans (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Sally and Jason Danville's life are turned upside down when a tragic accident suddenly names them the caretakers of four young children.
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, parents and children, custody, life turned upside down, couple relations, family, disorder, family life, couples, orphan, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: when the parents are away, hopes, family, parents and children, miraculous event, road not taken, boss and employee, unfulfillment, youth, family gatherings, ghost, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Coming Home for Christmas (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sisters Kate and Melanie haven’t spoken to each other in years since a hurtful scene at Melanie’s wedding. Their parents, Wendy and Al, have let the pain of their daughters’ absence drive a wedge between them, and their tensions have led to a ...
Style: feel good, sweet, light, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, eccentric family, family life, family problems, siblings relations, family gatherings, parents and children, family, dysfunctional family, reunion, family relations, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Call Me Claus (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: If She's Going To Save Christmas, She's Got Some Big Shoes To Fill.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, nothing goes right, haunted by the past, fish out of water, redemption, misfit, ghost, goofy hero, disorder, santa claus, family life, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Color of Friendship (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mahree Bok lives on a farm in South Africa. Her father is a policeman who cannot hide his joy when activist Steve Biko is caught by the South African authorities. Piper Dellums is the daughter of a US congressman from California and who lives in a ...
Style: semi serious, touching, contemplative, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: racism, culture clash, family relations, interracial relations, friendship, teenage love, parents and children, injustice, discrimination, youth, family problems, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1968, year 1977
Place: usa, africa, california, south africa, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, emotional
Plot: family relations, crumbling marriage, family gatherings, young heroes, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, small town life, family problems, mischievous children, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 2K
What If... (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Fifteen years ago, Ben Walker made a decision to leave his college sweetheart and ultimately his faith, in order to pursue a lucrative business opportunity. Now with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancé, he is visited by an angel, who gives him ...
Style: sentimental, touching, light, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: fish out of water, family relations, family, angel, spirituality, disorder, family life, lifestyle, redemption, destiny, misfit, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Tsatsiki, Mum and the Policeman (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Little Tsatsiki, son of a single mother in Sweden, has never met his father, a Greek fisherman. Tsatsiki befriends a nice but straight-laced motorcycle policeman renting one of their rooms and decices he is the right guy for his mother, an amateur ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, elementary school, youth, family, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, obsession, suburbs, single parent, coming of age, boy ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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