Movies like I'll Be Home for Christmas 2016

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I'll Be Home for Christmas (2016)
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I'll Be Home for Christmas (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jackie Foster, a dynamic Assistant District Attorney and single mom, is looking forward to wrapping up her latest case and spending Christmas with Gracie, her adorable and precocious, eight-year old daughter. But when Jackie’s estranged dad, Jack , a gruff retired police officer, unexpectedly shows up at her door, they will be forced to confront old wounds.
Style: light, touching, feel good, melancholic
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: father daughter relationship, christmas, estranged father, granddaughter, family relations, family, grandfather granddaughter relationship, ex cop, assistant, city life, dog, traveler, father and daughter

Most similar movies to I'll Be Home for Christmas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, touching, realistic and semi serious films with plots about family relations, christmas, family, friendship, romance, parents and children and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like I'll Be Home for Christmas: A Dog Named Christmas (2009), Christmas Connection (2017), Puppy Love (2012), Christmas Town (2019), Christmas in the City (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sentimental, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, pets, dog, boy dog relationship, family relations, christmas, mentally challenged, animal life, friendship, family, christmas movie, holiday ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Christmas Connection (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Adventurous flight attendant Sydney’s plans for a tropical Christmas get delayed when she helps an unaccompanied minor get home to Chicago to her dad Jonathan, a handsome widower and investigative reporter. Faced with a shortage of out-going ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, romantic, visually appealing, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, family relations, friendship, family history, stewardess, chance meeting, escapades, fall in love, romance, family values, male female relationship, single father ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Puppy Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When single mom Megan Nolan moves to a new town, she feels guilty for uprooting her ten-year-old daughter Caitlin. Seeing that the little girl's only friend is a neighbor's dog, Megan decides to adopt a shelter pet for Caitlin. She ...
Style: feel good, touching, light, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: parents and children, romance, fall in love, family, family relations, dog, hopes, single parent, pets, friendship, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.9
 797
Christmas Town (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Lauren Gabriel leaves everything behind in Boston to embark on a new chapter in her life and career. But an unforeseen detour to the charming town of Grandon Falls has her discover unexpected new chapters - of the heart and of family - helping her ...
Style: light, feel good, sincere, entertaining, melancholic ...
Plot: christmas, love, romance, fall in love, couple relations, hopes, couples, family relations, friendship, family, life philosophy, small town
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Christmas in the City (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With the threat of having to close her father's candy store, Wendy and her six-year-old daughter Grace travel to the big city in hopes of making extra holiday cash to save the store. When she's offered a job in the toy department of ...
Style: feel good, touching, light, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: department store, christmas, city life, store, small town, family relations, new job, family business, parent child relationship, fired from the job, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Christmas Lodge (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Mary Tobin has wonderful memories of family gatherings at the Christmas Lodge. When she arrives for a weekend vacation, she quickly realizes that the lodge that she loves has fallen into serious disrepair. With a lack of funds and a looming ...
Style: uplifting, semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, true love, human spirit, wish come true, family relations, love and romance, romance, family gatherings, reunion, hopes, family, kiss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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The Santa Con (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Small-time con man Nick DeMarco is ordered by his parole officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during the holidays...and he hates it. Near the end of his first shift, he hastily promises a young boy, Billy, that Santa will ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, light, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, moral dilemma, parents and children, family, wish come true, family relations, store, introspection, santa claus, love, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, family life, youth, family, school, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, teacher student relationship, father daughter relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: sincere, touching, feel good, disturbing
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, love, father daughter relationship, christmas, father son relationship, poverty, siblings, poor family, horse, teaching the ways of the world, family values ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Moonlight & Mistletoe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After three years, Nick's estranged daughter Holly returns home to find the spirit of Christmas in Santaville has dwindled, taking the family business with it. What starts out as an attempt to bail out her dad, ends up rekindling Holly's ...
Style: light, captivating, entertaining, feel good
Plot: business, santa claus, father daughter relationship, christmas, small town, gift, race against time, romance, save the day, love, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family life, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, mysterious character, youth, friendship, family
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Twice Upon a Christmas (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Santa's first born daughter, Rudolfa, is secretly selling pieces of the North Pole, and eventually take over where she attempts to ruin Christmas, and replace Santa's workshop with a brand new casino. But Santa's lost daughter Kristin ...
Style: light, romantic, feel good, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, sister sister relationship, wedding, prayer, happy ending, supernatural, male female relationship, parents and children, fall in love, escapades, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Royal Christmas Ball (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Dateless for the Christmas ball, 39-year-old bachelor, King Charles of Baltania, tracks down his American college sweetheart, only to discover Allison has never been married, yet raised a 17-year-old daughter, Lily, who mathematically might be ...
Style: feel good, sweet, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, king, mother daughter relationship, second chance, parents and children, family reunited, princess, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, love, romance, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Christmas Getaway (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a reservation mix-up at a mountain resort forces a newly-single travel writer to share a cabin with a handsome widower and his precocious daughter over the holidays, their lives are transformed by the magic of Christmas and the unexpected power ...
Style: romantic, sincere, funny, feel good, light
Plot: single father, christmas, father daughter relationship, tradition, friendship, rivalry, disorder, dishonesty, love and romance, family, vacation, journalist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Christmas Wish (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: MARTHA EVANS has been abandoned by her ne'er-do-well husband, who took all their cash and left her homeless and virtually destitute with her two daughters and stepson. Martha leaves town in hopes of finding a job and a place to stay, she ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: single mother, christmas, small town, family, parents and children, down on your luck, christmas movie, money problems, car trouble, holiday season, prayer, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 413
Duke (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A homeless vet leaves his dying dog and best friend, Duke, on the doorstep of a clinic. The dedicated staff nurse Duke back to health, and then launch a campaign to locate the vet and re-unite him with his best pal.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: clinic, pets, family, war veteran, dog, therapy, parents and children, family relations, teenager, gift, embarrassment, homeless ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 391
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: realistic, feel good, uplifting, humorous, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: single parent, nanny, family relations, christmas, fall in love, hopes, tv show, wish come true, family life, parents and children, family, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Christmas Belle (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: With her California hometown in the rearview mirror, Belle heads north on business to catalog the sale of a large mansion. While the job is a dream, the client, Hunter Lowell, is not. But, as the two spend more time together, his icy demeanor begins ...
Style: sweet, feel good, light, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, christmas, love triangle, family business, family relations, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, rivalry, friendship, couples, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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A Golden Christmas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a magical summer together, a nine-year-old boy whispers his heart into the ear of a best friend. With a loyal, golden dog by their side, the boy and girl bury a time capsule of keepsakes then they go their separate ways. Years later, looking ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, animal life, family, getting home, starting over, pets, dog, realtor, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, christmas, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Ring of Endless Light (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When 15-year-old Vicky Austin, her sister Suzy and little brother Rob visit their grandfather on Seven Bay Island, Vicky faces several unexpected challenges. Her beloved grandfather, retired Reverend Eaton, seems to be seriously ill, but tries to ...
Style: serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, moral dilemma, animal life, youth, supernatural ability, ocean or sea, island, human animal relationship, precocious child, family relations, telepathy ...
Place: texas, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Best Christmas Party Ever (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: With the holidays approaching, a young party planner arranges a special Christmas party for a New York toy store. When a powerful corporation threatens to shut her down, she decides to follow her heart, moving forward with the party plans and ...
Style: feel good, light, sweet, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: rivalry, christmas, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, romance, friendship, male female relationship, opposites attract, love, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pregnancy, christmas, village, family gatherings, social relations, village life, family relations, family life, rebelliousness, generosity, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas movie, single parent, christmas eve, holiday, family, wish come true, family relations, friendship, parents and children, youth, friends, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Home for Christmas Day (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jane is a single mother dead set on protecting her teenage daughter Betsy from the harsh realities of life. When Betsy falls in love with an enlisted man, Jane tries her best to steer Betsy away from heartache. Little does Jane realize she and her ...
Style: light, humorous, captivating, feel good, romantic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, holiday, opposites attract, new love, love, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, second chance, hopes, military life, couples, romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Once Upon A Holiday (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When an actual, honest-to-goodness royal princess runs off from her official obligations and duties for a couple of days to see how the other half lives, she winds up falling for a good Samaritan who is unaware of her real identity during the ...
Style: romantic, feel good, sentimental, sweet, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, family outing
Plot: christmas, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, women, time travel, fall in love, love and romance, love story, character change, love, couples, looking for love, life philosophy ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Storm Rider (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spoiled 18-yr-old Dani Fielding's world is turned upside down when her father gets arrested for securities fraud, and she has to leave her upscale life in the city to stay with her gruff Uncle Sam out in the country. As Dani and her uncle ...
Style: touching, realistic, light, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, farm, youth, orphan, coming of age, friends, life turned upside down, self discovery, friendship, horse, couples, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
My Dog the Champion (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Champion is a "diamond in the rough" story about a dog named Scout, a cattle dog who decided she didn't like herding cattle. Scout's owner, Billy, a rancher struggling to stay in business, pegs her as a useless, broken tool and ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: countryside, city life, social misfits, youth, family relations, friends, alien encounter, teenage life, heroes, contests and competitions, ambition, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Christmas Romance (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julia Stonecypher is finding it difficult to get into the Christmas spirit. Having recently lost both her husband and her job, Brian Harding, the vice president of the local bank arrives on her doorstep amid a snowstorm, to inform Julia that her ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, feel good
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: eviction, christmas, couples, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, romance, life is a bitch, unlikely couple, family, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Christmas Under Wraps (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a driven doctor doesn't get the prestigious position she planned for, she unexpectedly finds herself moving to a remote Alaskan town. While she meets the locals and even starts a new romance, she has to learn to let the life she planned ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, christmas, fall in love, love and romance, social relations, family relations, doctor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, romance, small town life, family business, baby boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Eskil & Trinidad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Eskil moves from town to town with his father in Northern Sweden. He misses his mother and sucks at playing hockey, the main activity among the boys his age. Things changes when he meets Trinidad, a mysterious woman who lives outside society ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family, parents and children, family relations, village life, sport team, friends, youth, village, self confidence, ice hockey
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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