Movies like Charley and the Angel

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Charley and the Angel
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charley is a workaholic family man that finds out from an angel that his "number's up" and he will be dying soon so he tries to change his ways and be a better husband and father with the time he has left.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, afterlife, hopes, family relations, family, gangsters, going straight, human spirit, miraculous event, love and romance, supernatural, unfulfillment, couples, guardian angel, generosity, bootlegging, prohibition, shop owner, hardware store, angel, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, great depression ...
Time: 30s
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It's a Wonderful Life
Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
USA
130 min.
 8.6
A Christmas Carol
Drama, Family, Fantasy
UK, USA
100 min.
 7.9
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Most similar movies to Charley and the Angel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, feel good, humorous and touching films with plots about family, hopes, redemption, family relations, destiny, runaway and happy ending mostly in Fantasy, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Charley and the Angel: The Littlest Angel (1969), Eve's Christmas (2004), One Magic Christmas (1985), Christmas Do-Over (2006), Grand Champion (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Littlest Angel
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adapted from the book by Charles Tazewell. Michael, a shepherd boy living in Biblical times, finds himself transported to Heaven on his eighth birthday. Michael doesn't fully understand where he is, or why he's there. A guardian angel ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, offbeat
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: young heroes, family, afterlife, adventure, destiny, miraculous event, hopes, youth, supernatural, orphan, custody, death in the family ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: jerusalem
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Eve's Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A wealthy and successful career woman gets a second chance in life when a magical wish transports her back in time eight years to when she walked away from her fiance to lead a business life in New York.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: redemption, road not taken, family life, hopes, family, obnoxious boss, self discovery, custody, time travel, wish come true, love and romance, holiday ...
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   86%
 
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One Magic Christmas
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ginny Grainger, a young mother, rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas, thanks to the unshakable faith of her six-year-old daughter Abbie and Gideon, Ginny's very own guardian angel.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, family, holiday, redemption, dysfunctional family, children, magic, small town, single parent, childhood, human nature, life & death ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   62%
 
Christmas Do-Over
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A ne'er do well father and ex-husband who always raced his way through the holidays is forced to relive Christmas Day time and again until he gets it right in this family oriented fantasy comedy starring Jay Mohr. It's Christmas time once ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: couples, obnoxious boss, time travel, family, hopes, love and romance, family relations, holiday, disorder, time loop, christmas, divorce
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   74%
 
 4.4
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Grand Champion
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 'Grand Champion' weaves the tale of a spunky young boy named Buddy and his prize-winning calf, Hokey, as they climb from the underdog position and up through the ranks of several Texas stock shows to ultimately win the coveted title of ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, underdog, young heroes, contests and competitions, small town, rise to the top, human spirit, friendship, family life, hopes, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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System:   65%
    User:   63%
 
A Simple Wish
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, family, witch, vengeance, mischievous children, kids and family, children, dog, supernatural ability, revenge, fantasy world, witches ...
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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System:   64%
    User:   68%
 
Heaven Can Wait
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A ...
Style: sentimental, witty, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: romance, afterlife, sport, screwball, murder, hidden identity, death, love affair, reincarnation, love story, supernatural romance, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
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System:   60%
    User:   51%
 
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The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family, miraculous event, small town, wish come true, family relations, couple relations, hopes, imaginary, youth, couples, soccer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   51%
 
 5.7
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Heaven Sent
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eddie, a fourteen-year-old juvenile delinquent of sorts, collides with a car during a petty theft and dies in the hospital. Due to some confusion in heaven, however, he is given three days to clean up his life with the help of a beginner angel - and ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: juvenile delinquency, starting over, family, redemption, reincarnation, teenage life, hopes, afterlife, imaginary, youth, parents and children, destiny ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
Christmas Cupid
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sloan is beautiful, stylish, and on the fast track to success at her public relations firm. After her client Caitlin ends up in a coma and becomes her own personal ghost of Christmas past, present, and future; she finds out first hand that her ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: introspection, family, self discovery, hopes, hollywood, love and romance, ghost, supernatural, christmas, redemption, true love, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   51%
 
The Preacher's Wife
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all this, his church is coming under threat from property ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: family, romance, christmas, marriage, clergy, holiday, unlikely couple, urban, opposites attract, couple relations, divorce, parents and children ...
Place: new york, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   53%
 
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The Kid
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, time travel, redemption, childhood, midlife crisis, changing the past or future, introspection, kids and family, road not taken, children, dog, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century, future ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, romance, love affair, family gatherings, family, against the odds, hopes, single parent, family relations, christmas, singleness, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   41%
 
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The Perfect Holiday
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: family, romance, christmas, love, divorce, holiday, single parent, children, looking for love, parenthood, parents and children, love and romance ...
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System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
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Snowmen
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Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three young friends find adventure and purpose in their attempts to set a Guinness World Record. Set in a wintry mountain town, the unpopular trio pursues fame through a series of schemes and stunts that eventually imperil their own lives. Along the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, family, obsessive quest, human spirit, small town, friendship, coming of age, child illness, caretaker, bully, ambition, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
A Christmas Carol
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, redemption, family, ghost, greed, ghosts, happy ending, supernatural ability, adaptation, scrooge, childhood ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, future, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
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Fluke
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, reincarnation, getting home, animals, death, talking animals, homeless, animal life, kids and family, hopes, chase ...
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System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
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Jack Frost
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, holiday, redemption, christmas, magic, parents and children, child as adult, reincarnation, natural disaster, death, chase, children ...
Place: denver colorado, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   41%
 
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Pinocchio
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio.
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, feel good, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, parents and children, miraculous event, adaptation, fish out of water, escapades, imaginary, youth, nose, disorder, obsessive quest, friendship ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
A Carol Christmas
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Carol Christmas follows the basic plot of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, but the story has been modernized. The traditional "Scrooge" character is a talk show host named Carol.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, hopes, hollywood, family, disorder, ghost, starting over, christmas, road not taken, family relations, supernatural, friends ...
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
Finian's Rainbow
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An Irishman, Finian, and his daughter Sharon, arrive in Rainbow Valley, a Southern town of tobacco sharecroppers in the state of Missitucky. The town has its own resident dreamer, Woody, who thinks that he might be able to put the town on the map by ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, fairy tale, lyrical, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: small town, racism, dancing, dance, mysterious character, magic, music, broadway, small town life, family, fantasy world, wish come true ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
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Oh, God!
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, biblical, feel good ...
Plot: god, religion, miraculous event, religions or cults, disorder, mentor, chase, hopes, jesus, life philosophy, destiny, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
The Butcher's Wife
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A clairvoyant woman thinks that she's met her future husband because she's seen him in a dream. They marry and he takes her back to his butcher shop in New York city, where her powers tend to influence everyone she meets while working in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, romantic, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love, supernatural ability, destiny, couple relations, magic realism, psychiatrist, lesbian, fall in love, love story, happy ending, love and romance ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
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Maid to Order
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spoiled Jessie Montgomery, whose wild behavior and spending excesses cause her well-meaning but exasperated millionaire father Charles to wish he never had her, is visited by fairy godmother Stella. In an effort to save Jessie, Stella casts a spell ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, friendship, coming of age, single parent, unlikely couple, family, parents and children, cinderella story, child as adult, destiny, mentor, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
 5.7
 2K
Kingdom Come
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, single parent, family, infidelity, death, rehabilitation, hip hop, introspection, self discovery, family drama, parents and children, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
 7.5
 8K
Scrooge
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The classic Charles Dickens' Christmas ghost tale told in musical form.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: redemption, family, ghost, destiny, christmas, childhood, dancing, dance, holiday, supernatural ability, death, music ...
Time: 19th century, future, 1860s, victorian era
Place: london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
It's a Wonderful Life
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sweet, compassionate ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: alternate reality, family, road not taken, friendship, self discovery, desperation, small town life, mentor, love, life philosophy, human nature, life changing experience ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
All I Want for Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: mischievous children, parents and children, family, siblings relations, family life, youth, family relations, christmas, disorder, hopes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   37%
 

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The Santa Clause 2
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, holiday, magic, toys, children, parents and children, happy ending, kids and family, disney, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
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The Family Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his ...
Style: sincere, sweet, inspirational, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: road not taken, midlife crisis, life changing experience, rich and poor, alternate reality, rich snob, life philosophy, family life, second chance, family relations, lost love, family man ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1987
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   38%
    User:   32%
 
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