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

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, christmas, family relations, parents and children, hopes, love and romance and youth mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like I'll Be Home for Christmas: Christmas Lodge (2011), The Santa Con (2014), Angels Sing (2013), Christmas Getaway (2017), A Christmas Wish (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family relations, true love, human spirit, wish come true, reunion, romance, love and romance, family gatherings, family, hopes, kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: semi serious, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, family life, youth, school, family, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: sentimental, realistic, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, store, moral dilemma, introspection, estrangement, family problems, hopes, wish come true, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, friendship, parents and children, mysterious character, youth, family
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: christmas, single father, father daughter relationship, tradition, rivalry, friendship, vacation, love triangle, love and romance, family, destiny, journalist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: single mother, christmas, small town, family, parents and children, down on your luck, christmas movie, money problems, prayer, bullying, holiday season, car trouble ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: uplifting, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: nanny, single parent, christmas, hopes, parents and children, romance, fall in love, family, love and romance, tv show, family life, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: christmas, department store, small town life, urban, store, small town, family gatherings, city life, family relations, printer, candy store, champagne ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: touching, feel good, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: ocean or sea, terminal illness, love triangle, animal life, moral dilemma, family relations, island, youth, romance, teenage life, love and romance, supernatural ability ...
Place: texas, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
60%
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: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: rivalry, parents and children, social misfits, city life, teenage life, contests and competitions, heroes, family, friends, family relations, urban, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
59%
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, realistic, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, workplace, hopes, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, save the day, family, rivalry, christmas party, dinner, in laws, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Pete's Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An overlooked middle child finds himself in the unexpected spotlight when he realizes his family's terrible Christmas day keeps repeating. As the only one experiencing the day over and over, he decides to use his unique gift to give the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, starting over, family relations, teenager, time loop, youth, family, parents and children, siblings relations, hopes, homecoming, snowman ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Christmas Angel (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ashley has been on her own all her life. She feels even more alone this Christmas as she searches fruitlessly for a job. The seasonal cheer around her only rubs salt in her wounds as she scrapes by to support herself and her dog, Dash. But her ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: christmas, workplace, fall in love, couples, hopes, romance, human spirit, family, unemployment, friends, city life, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, hopes, love and romance, pets, single parent, fall in love, parents and children, family, lifestyle, family relations, dog, single mother
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Good Witch's Gift (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Almost as soon as Jake and Cassie decide to get married on Christmas Eve, complications arise.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, light
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: family, romance, supernatural, couple relations, curses spells and rituals, small town, wedding, gift, christmas, wizards and magicians, couples, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, urban, family relations, friends, snobbism, youth, best friends, friendship, hopes, parents and children, family, wish come true ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: eviction, life is a bitch, fall in love, love and romance, family, unemployment, family relations, family problems, couples, single parent, countryside, working class ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Princess for Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After her sister and brother-in-law's tragic death, an American woman who is the guardian for her young niece and nephew is invited to a royal European castle for Christmas by her late brother-in-law's father, the Duke of Castlebury. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love and romance, christmas, prince, castle, fall in love, life turned upside down, family relations, holiday, butler, fish out of water, princess, christmas eve ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mistletoe Over Manhattan (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Rebecca, Mrs. Claus (Tedde Moore) is worried that her exhausted, workaholic husband (Mairtin O’Carrigan) has lost his holiday spirit. She believes she can help him recapture his bliss and secretly heads to the one place she knows the spirit of ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, love and romance, couples, couple relations, romance, miraculous event, christmas, divorce, hopes, nanny, bad mother, gold digger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: orphan, friendship, young heroes, uncle niece relationship, rich and poor, teenage life, master and servant, family, family relations, best friends, society, social differences ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, single parent, against the odds, love affair, family gatherings, eccentric family, romance, matchmaking, disorder, couples, family life, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: feel good, realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, christmas, family relations, social relations, romance, love and romance, fall in love, small town life, doctor, father son relationship, christmas tree, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.7
 166
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, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: hopes, family gatherings, family, road not taken, when the parents are away, family relations, power relations, ghost, boss and employee, obnoxious boss, unfulfillment, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 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: touching, sentimental, light, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: fish out of water, family relations, family, angel, spirituality, lifestyle, disorder, family life, miraculous event, parents and children, redemption, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Sweetest Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two neighboring families in Florida, one black and one white, struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers, as their children become friends over the course of one summer and fall.
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, interracial relations, family, racism, youth, injustice, society, discrimination, family relations, friends, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
An American Girl Adventure (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Pre-American Revolution Virginian girl whose love for the outdoors leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Felicity loves horses, and though her parents plead with her to remain indoors, she years to ride the open plains. When Felicity comes into ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, rescue, hopes, best friends, family life, animal life, parents and children, young heroes, coming of age, horse riding, compassion, trust ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 45K
Little Women (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: family values, sister sister relationship, sisters, couple relations, parent child relationship, first love, love and romance, parents and children, life changing experience, everyday life, christmas, women ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%