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, melancholy, 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, feel good, humorous and semi serious films with plots about family relations, holiday, mother, christmas, family, father and friendship mostly in Drama, Family and Biography genres. Some movies like Happy Hollowdays: Wish For Christmas (2016), The Christmas Tree (1996), Different Eye (2017), A Level (2017), Christmas for a Dollar (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, coin, outhouse, rocking chair, inheritance, guitar, angel, truck, prayer, rat, blizzard, father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, feel good, humorous, entertaining, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: holiday, christmas, religion, faith, prayer, church, atheist, wish come true, prejudice, lifestyle, life philosophy, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, inspiration, holiday, female director, unlikely friendships, gardener, christmas tree, christmas, friend, tree
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: grief, family, father, down syndrome, love, mother, lawyer, marriage, promise
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 7.4
 147
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: school life, coming of age, family, romance, love, mother, girlfriend, teacher, school, police, father, court ...
Place: sri lanka
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 ...
Style: disturbing, touching, feel good, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, love, father daughter relationship, poor family, father son relationship, siblings, poverty, christmas, horse, teaching the ways of the world, family values ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas movie, single parent, christmas eve, holiday, family, friendship, parents and children, wish come true, family relations, friends, youth, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, funny, humorous, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, conflict, holiday, brother brother relationship, party, parents and children, family tradition, family relations, parenthood, life philosophy, mischievous children, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, boy, horse ranch, adoption, 11 year old, mother, court case, child, walkman, father, social services, legal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, youth, hopes, estrangement, family life, wilderness, child's point of view, civil rights, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, christmas, holiday, disorder, family relations, child in peril, suburban life, cons and scams, redemption, parents and children, vengeance, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Secret of the Magic Gourd (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Secret of the Magic Gourd follows the wondrous adventures of a young schoolboy named Wang Bao. When Wang Bao discovers a magical gourd that can instantly grant his every wish, the awkward child suddenly becomes a hero amongst his curious ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, feel good, light, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: friends, family relations, hopes, family, magical object, wish fulfillment, desire, little boy, adventure, friendship, rivalry, escapades ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: anthology, sincere, captivating, humorous, touching
Plot: mother daughter relationship, mother, daughter, holiday, photographer, mother daughter reunion, mother daughter conflict, mother child relationship, adoptive mother, rock band, money problems, pregnancy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 4K
The Truth (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Fabienne is a star; a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns from New York to Paris with her husband and young child. The reunion between mother and daughter ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, sincere
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, mother, family, redemption, family relations, female protagonist, couples, autobiography, family problems, adaptation, love, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, footprint, murder, trial
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, young heroes, youth, crumbling marriage, mischievous children, single parent, family problems, family gatherings, eccentric family, homecoming ...
Time: 70s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, christmas, pets, boy dog relationship, dog, family relations, mentally challenged, animal life, friendship, family, christmas movie, holiday ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Home for Christmas (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mickey Rooney plays a weary old thief who befriends a young child. Home for Christmas is a 1990 Canadian made film about a young girl (Chantellese Kent) who wants a grandfather for Christmas. She chooses an elderly, homeless ex-con (Mickey Rooney) ...
Plot: christmas spirit, santa claus, elderly, estrangement, child's point of view, thief, holiday, ex convict, reconciliation, grandparent grandchild relationship, father son hug, girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.6
 114
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: separation, father, mother, son, sexuality, boxer, bus driver, darkness, drunk
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: female director, adventurer, mother, travel, fedora, father
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: female director, daughter, family, maid, doctor, friend, theft, mother slaps daughter, classroom, stealing money, single mother, education ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pregnancy, christmas, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, social relations, generosity, family, village, family life, rebelliousness, village life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: boy, bully, father figure, friendship, holiday, jealousy, public humiliation, party, competition, building, chores, vandalism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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 ...
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, captivating
Plot: adoption, children, aunt niece relationship, loss of mother, small town, accident, loss of father, christmas, orphan, happy ending, family relations, aunt nephew relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
All Roads Lead Home (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is about a 12 year old girl who loses her mother in an automobile accident. Her father struggles with the loss of his wife and trying to raise his young daughter who believes her father is partly responsible for her mother's death. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: countryside, family life, dysfunctional family, farm, family problems, hopes, dealing with death, death in the family, single parent, animal life, family relations, healing power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Long Good-Bye (2019)
Genre: Drama, 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 ...
Style: emotional
Plot: husband, cheerleader, bridge, earthquake, espionage, ketchup, watermelon, chopsticks, video call, husband wife relationship, sadness, woman crying ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 982
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, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: shopping mall, family life, fish out of water, family, family relations, holiday, hopes, young heroes, youth, misfit, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 379
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale
Plot: media, single parent, tv show, old lady, boss and employee, parents and children, aging, workplace, elderly, golden years, family, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family
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, feel good, semi serious, emotional, nostalgic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage girl, railway station, countryside, adventure, family, human spirit, friendship, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, victorian, 1800s ...
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ... ...
Style: atmospheric, intense, tense, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: past, archaeologist, museum, desert, religion, tomb, archaeology, valley, pharaoh, secret, father, destiny ...
Time: future
Place: london, venice, north africa, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%