Movies like Charley and the Angel

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Charley and the Angel (1973)
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Charley and the Angel (1973)
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, guardian angel, family, family relations, gangsters, going straight, human spirit, miraculous event, love and romance, supernatural, unfulfillment, couples, generosity, angel, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, great depression, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, prohibition, brother sister relationship, hardware store ...
Time: 30s

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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, humorous, feel good and touching films with plots about family, family relations, hopes, disorder, love and romance, christmas and redemption mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Charley and the Angel: Delivering Milo (2001), Christmas Do-Over (2006), Eve's Christmas (2004), Quigley (2003), A Carol Christmas (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Delivering Milo (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A guardian angel has 24 hours to convince a soul that life on Earth is worth the effort.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, touching
Plot: angel, guardian angel, hospital, pregnancy, tour guide, family life, family relations, ghost, redemption, custody, hopes, couples ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Christmas Do-Over (2006)
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: holiday, time travel, couples, obnoxious boss, family, hopes, love and romance, family relations, disorder, time loop, divorce, christmas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Eve's Christmas (2004)
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: redemption, road not taken, holiday, family life, hopes, family, obnoxious boss, self discovery, custody, time travel, wish come true, love and romance ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 348
Quigley (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: William Byron Hillman's family comedy Quigley stars Gary Busey as a cold-hearted billionaire. Early in the film he dies. After dying, he learns that he will only get into heaven if he learns lessons about compassion and selflessness. In order ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: hidden identity, adventure, odd couple, getting home, family, uninhibited rivalry, impossible love, supernatural romance, afterlife, reincarnation, family life, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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A Carol Christmas (2003)
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, redemption, hollywood, hopes, holiday, family, disorder, ghost, starting over, road not taken, family relations, supernatural ...
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Littlest Angel (1969)
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: young heroes, afterlife, family, adventure, destiny, miraculous event, hopes, youth, supernatural, orphan, custody, death in the family ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
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: wish come true, soccer, child birth, family, parents and children, miraculous event, small town, family relations, couple relations, hopes, imaginary, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 627
Grand Champion (2002)
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, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, underdog, young heroes, small town, contests and competitions, rise to the top, human spirit, friendship, family life, hopes, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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A Mom for Christmas (1990)
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around 11-year-old Jessica (Juliet Sorcey), whose mother died when she was three years old. Her father Jim (Doug Sheehan) is a workaholic with little time for his daughter. Just before the Christmas holiday season, Jessica wins a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, parents and children, family, holiday, miraculous event, imaginary, family relations, soup, mannequin, department store, christmas, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Christmas Cupid (2010)
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: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, ghost, introspection, family, self discovery, hollywood, hopes, love and romance, supernatural, redemption, true love, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nick's plan to let fate bring his wife to him must be altered because he must replace his father as Santa Claus on December 26. Ernst, the right-hand man to several generations of Santas, generates a list of potential mates. Nick dutifully sets ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: hidden identity, single parent, holiday, looking for love, romance, love affair, family, family gatherings, lovers reunited, road not taken, family life, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Elf-Man (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An Elf is left behind by Santa to help rescue the Harper family from a lousy Christmas. The Elf and the family get more than they bargained for, as the kids help the Elf discover his special powers and true identity as a budding superhero.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: save the day, family, wish come true, heroes, hopes, imaginary, supernatural, disorder, supernatural ability, rescue, miraculous event, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
12 Wishes of Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A woman whose dog was taken by her landlord follows her life coach's instructions to make 12 wishes for a better future, and watches in surprise as each of those wishes comes true in this Christmas fantasy for the entire family. Laura was ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: love and romance, life turned upside down, wish come true, christmas, hopes, fall in love, workplace, family, disorder, best friends, pets, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 200
My Ghost Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dog's ghost returns to help boy win a custody battle, fight bullies and find his loving but shy step-dad a nice girlfriend.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family life, family relations, ghost, family, supernatural ability, adventure, blind ambition, rescue, wizards and magicians, animal life, danger, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 37K
The Kid (2000)
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, redemption, changing the past or future, family, midlife crisis, introspection, road not taken, age difference, childhood memory, hopes, imaginary, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Canterville Ghost (1986)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young American couple inherits an English castle, only to find that it is haunted by the spirit of a disgraced ancestor, doomed to stay on the estate because of his cowardice. The only way he can escape is if one of his descendants performs an ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, supernatural, supernatural ability, palaces castles and temples, family, curses spells and rituals, redemption, chaos and mayhem, danger, escapades ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Max dies in an accident, he goes straight to hell. But the devil Barney makes him an offer: if he manages to get three innocent youths to sell him their souls in the next two months, he may stay on earth. Max accepts, and returns to earth, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, melancholic, scary ...
Audience: kids
Plot: redemption, bus, afterlife, family, destiny, wish come true, hopes, supernatural, devil, right hand man, happy ending, children ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 571
Superdad (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A dad tries to impress the daughter -- a soon-to-be college student he thinks is hanging around with a bad crowd.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: scholarship, college student, best friends, college, parents and children, family, parent child relationship, adolescence vs adulthood, child as adult, eccentric family, teenage life, coming of age ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Dirt Bike Kid (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his mother sends Jack off with money to buy groceries, he comes home with a magic supercharged dirt bike instead. His mother is furious, but when Jack uses the magic bike to save the local hot dog stand from the clutches of corrupt big ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, save the day, kids and family, miraculous event, family relations, family, social relations, friends, heroic mission, teenage life, wizards and magicians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Snowball Express (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they decide to try to fix it up and run it. But Martin Ridgeway, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: hotel, skiing, loan, family relations, family, disorder, friends, starting over, resort, against the odds, family life, inheritance ...
Time: 70s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Ramona and Beezus (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ramona is a little girl with a very big imagination and a nose for mischief. Her playful antics keep everyone in her loving family on their toes, including her older sister Beezus, who's just trying to survive her first year of high school. ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, aunt niece relationship, family, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, siblings relations, family life, youth, family relations, disorder, death of pet, cat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 707
Opposite Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The world goes backwards on Opposite Day. The kids become adults, and the adults become kids.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: switching roles, family, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, child as adult, wish come true, misfit, youth, family relations, disorder, siblings relations, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Miracle in Manhattan (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mrs Merkle (or Mrs. Miracle as she is know by some) finds herself in a toy department of a department store that is having all kinds of financial problems, but leave it to this kind lady as she will get the Christmas spirit flowing very freely at ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Plot: miraculous event, store, parents and children, road not taken, wizards and magicians, hopes, love and romance, family relations, coincidence, department store, christmas, winter
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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A Talking Pony!?! (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 16 year old JULIET BELLO lives on a ranch with her stepmother KIM and two irritating stepbrothers, CRAIG and PETE. Since her father died the ranch has been going downhill, until in desperation Kim has to entertain the offer from businessman ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: rivalry, farm, family, family relations, ranch, loss of wife, prank, horse, father son estrangement, allergy
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mrs. Santa Claus (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Santa Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive, only to end up stranded in the multi-cultural neighbourhood of Manhattan's Lower East Side of the early 1900s.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: santa claus, mischievous children, family, mistaken identity, family life, fish out of water, disorder, couple relations, righting the wronged, dishonesty, love and romance, youth ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Talking Cat!?! (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mysterious talking cat uses its powers of communication to enrich the lives of two different families, and bring them together.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, pets, single parent, animal, family relations, redemption, parents and children, family life, youth, disorder, friends, cat
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 2K
Little Ghost (1997)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on location in a spooky Italian villa with his Hollywood big-shot mom and her dorky boyfriend, twelve-year-old Kevin befriends a Renaissance-era girl ghost who helps him cause unrest on the set.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, friendship, mischievous children, family, palaces castles and temples, youth, family relations, disorder, supernatural, young heroes, parents and children, hopes ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Perfect Holiday (2007)
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, single parent, looking for love, parents and children, love and romance, couples, family relations, couple relations, fish out of water, disorder, christmas ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
One Magic Christmas (1985)
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, feel good, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, small town, holiday, family, redemption, single parent, human nature, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Christmas Clause (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A stressed out lawyer and mother of three gets her yuletide wish when she wishes to see what her life would be like if she had chosen to pursue her career in Law rather than marrying and becoming a working mother.
Style: touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: eccentric family, family gatherings, fish out of water, family, road not taken, dull life, hopes, unfulfillment, family relations, legal action, race against time, starting over ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%