Movies like Happy Hollowdays

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Happy Hollowdays (0000)
Happy Hollowdays (0000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, South Korea
Story: A Korean American family during the holidays. A play on words Happy Hollow (empty) days as opposed to feeling fulfillment (Full of love, success, joy, achievement) as explored through the relationships of the family and the three sisters. The youngest sister Melanie, and her boyfriend Layne are in a codependent relationship. Sanguine and her boyfriend are dreamers, together in a long distance relationship. The oldest sister Phyllis can be described as a modern day feminist who doesn't have time for a relationship yet constantly remembers Josh, her childhood love. The three sisters represent 3 temperaments used in psychology.
Plot: holiday, mother, father, korean american

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Most similar movies to Happy Hollowdays

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, semi serious, realistic and feel good films with plots about mother, father, christmas, holiday, family, friendship and family relations mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Happy Hollowdays: Wish For Christmas (2016), Different Eye (2017), The Christmas Tree (1996), A Level (2017), A Place To Be Loved (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, cell phone, religion, prayer, faith, praying, atheist, church, texting
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Different Eye (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Julia and her fiancé Mark's world is shattered when they find themselves with conservator-ship of Maria, a young woman with Downs Syndrome. Can Maria teach Julia to find the beauty in life's ups and downs, or will Julia and Mark's ...
Plot: promise, marriage, down syndrome, father, mother, lawyer, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family, while at the same time Dolly's father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. Meanwhile, an important ...
Plot: christmas, uncle, explosion, nightmare, inheritance, car, church, brooch, broom, blizzard, rat, musician ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Christmas Tree (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story about a forming friendship between an elderly nun, Sister Anthony, and New York's Rockefeller Center's head gardener Richard Reilly, who wants to fell a tree she's been growing for decades and move it to New York for Christmas ...
Plot: friendship, nun, holiday, inspiration, christmas, gardener, tree, friend, christmas tree
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.8
 125
A Level (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After getting through the O/L Examination with outstanding results, Anuththara with his friends eagerly look forward to experience their final years in school as seniors in the A/L class. They befriend Ahinsa and the other new girls who join their ...
Plot: coming of age, romance, family, school life, friendship, school, uncle, evidence, girlfriend, teacher, father, aunt ...
Place: sri lanka
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Place To Be Loved (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gregory Kingsley, a boy passed off onto social services by his natural mother and abused by his natural father, finds the foster family he is put into to be the type of family he needs and takes his natural mother to court to have her parental ...
Plot: mormon, 11 year old, social services, horse ranch, court case, walkman, boy, child, 12 year old, adoption, mother, father
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The globe trotting trip that Henry Jones, Jr. sets out on in the early 1900s next takes him and his family to Russia. A few acts of clumsiness puts Indy at odds with his father who is greatly displeased with Indy. Indy runs away into the Russian ...
Plot: fedora, travel, father, mother, adventurer
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: mother, dog, civil rights, pets, family life, friendship, youth, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, estrangement, racism, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 8.2
 240
Babruvahana (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Babhruvahana, like Arjuna at the beginning of the Kurukshetra war, faces a moral dilemma. Can he risk harming his parents? While Chitarangada alerts Arjuna to shoot an arrow at their son and take advantage of Babhruvahana’s momentary lapse due to ...
Plot: father, mother, king, horse, anger, prince, family, war
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Death of Innocence (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A mother travels to New York to see her daughter who is awaiting trial for murder. The mother is totally convinced of her daughter's innocence and does all she can to help her. As the trial progresses however, the mother begins to have doubts.
Plot: mother, daughter, mother daughter relationship, trial, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Home for the Holidays (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After their parents are killed in a terrible accident, the four McMurrin children live with their loving Aunt Martha. Martha wants to adopt the children but the town's bitter old banker stands in their way. However, the children's courage ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, small town, loss of father, bank, adoption, prank, accident, banker, aunt nephew relationship, loss of mother, foreclosure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Dog Named Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: animal life, mentally challenged, pets, family, boss and employee, obnoxious boss, family relations, adoption, holiday, boy dog relationship, barking dog, animal ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: single parent, christmas eve, family, christmas movie, wish come true, parents and children, friendship, family relations, friends, youth, holiday, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Long Good-Bye (2019)
Genre: Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A seventy-year-old retired school headmaster informs his wife and daughters that he has Alzheimer's disease. They are all concerned, but react differently due to their individual situations. The family watches as the husband and father ...
Plot: daughter, japanese woman, train, framed photograph, photograph, mother, father, japanese girl, based on a novel
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 225
Replacing Dad (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Linda and George live in a small town. He is the school principal. They are about to celebrate their 16th anniversary. She catches him with her daughter's young teacher, and has to deal with the kids, the town and her love to him.
Plot: school, husband wife relationship, divorce, father, affair, mother
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 865
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 ...
Plot: christmas, death, angel, holiday, second chance, yoga, marriage
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: holiday, christmas, eccentric family, parents and children, suburbs, chases and races, when the parents are away, danger, youth, misfit, store, redemption ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Christmas for a Dollar (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father overwhelmed by doctor bills resulting from her ...
Plot: horse, friendship, school, lie, good deed, poverty, fight, teacher, prayer, disability, money, horse riding ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Mothers and Daughters (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Interwoven stories of what it is to be a mom seen through the lens of photographer Rigby Gray.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, humorous
Plot: mother daughter relationship, mother, daughter, holiday, anthology, photographer, mother daughter conflict, adoptive mother, mother child relationship, mother daughter reunion, pregnancy, paternity revealed ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Scrapwood War (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
Story: At their annual summer building club ‘Camp Scrapwood’, best friends Ziggy (12) and Bas (12) find themselves on opposing sides for the first time in their lives. At summer club, best friends Ziggy and Bas (12) are on opposing sides for the first ...
Plot: competition, chores, school, male bonding, boy, party, friendship, building, disguise, vandalism, father figure, dare ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: parents and children, mischievous children, family gatherings, crumbling marriage, eccentric family, young heroes, family life, small town life, family problems, youth, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 110
Eastalgia (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ukraine, Serbia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Ruslana floods her Munich flat, Vladan, a former Boxer from Serbia, comes to her rescue. It is the night when Ruslana's son Bogdan should finally come from Kiev. He rather falls in love with the spoiled pop-starlet Maria, for whom he is ...
Plot: drunk, separation, darkness, boxer, mother, father, sexuality, son, bus driver
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The New Classmate (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Behind the magnificent Taj Mahal lies a cluster of dingy homes where Chanda (35), a domestic help, lives with her 14-year-old daughter Appu. Chanda aspires and dreams that her daughter will study and embrace a better fate. When Appu tells her she ...
Plot: daughter, family, single mother, stealing money, education, maid, mother, classroom, teacher, dancing, doctor, school ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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A Journey Through Pines (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A daughter finds a journal her dad left behind, only to discover there was another woman in his life she knew nothing about. She sets out to find this woman and the reason her father never ended up with the woman he must have loved.
Plot: true love, father, daughter
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Heart of a Child (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Sandor Stern.
Plot: mother child relationship, mother, heart transplant
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
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: touching, feel good, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pregnancy, christmas, rebelliousness, village life, parents and children, family gatherings, family, siblings relations, generosity, social relations, family relations, family life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away and they have to move up to Yorkshire without him. The three open-hearted children soon make many friends including their Old Gentleman whom they regularly wave to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: children, teenage girl, countryside, railway station, adventure, family, human spirit, friendship, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, victorian, 19th century, 1800s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Children of Captain Grant (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Russia, USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Plot: farmer, journey, death of mother, rescue, captain, father
Time: 1850s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 368
The Story Lady (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Grace comes to live with her daughter and son-in-law, she is eager to find a way to be useful in the community. She loves to read stories to children, and decides to read one on public access television. The response is so strong that a large ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, fairy tale
Plot: single parent, tv show, old lady, golden years, parents and children, family, workplace situations, family life, elderly, workplace, media, aging ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Tomb Robbery Papyrus. Notes of a Past (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Spain, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A century long search for an important ancient Egyptian royal tomb ... its location defined by a discredited antique manuscript ... a young archaeologist believing in its veracity. The search for the key to break the antique code of the papyrus ... ...
Plot: past, museum, priest, desert, father, loyalty, temple, tomb, religion, destiny, resistance, pharaoh ...
Time: future
Place: north africa, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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