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The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (1983)
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The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After experiencing several stressful situations within a short time --including the failure of the family business and the loss of her mother-- Janet Broderick becomes ill. Falling into a deep sleep, she dreams of returning to her hometown, taking her children with her to meet her deceased loved ones. Perhaps, during a Christmas reunion with her beloved family, she will find the answer to coping with her troubles.
Plot: holiday, family, parent child relationship, christmas, secret, dream, coma, grandmother, getting home, mother daughter relationship, aunt, back from the dead, tradition, old love, husband wife relationship, child in peril, aunt niece relationship, reunion, sweetheart, troubled marriage, falling through ice, flashback, christmas tree, loss of mother, sleigh
Place: new england

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Most similar movies to The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about family relations, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, holiday, family and father son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story: The National Tree (2009), A Hobo's Christmas (1987), Mothers and Daughters (2016), Toughlove (1985), Once Upon a Christmas Miracle (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The National Tree (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teenager has his Sitka Spruce tree chosen to be planted outside the White House as the new national Christmas Tree.
Plot: christmas, grandmother grandson relationship, christmas lights, falling in love, christmas decoration, single father, single parent, road trip, christmas tree, fire, grandmother, holiday ...
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95%
A Hobo's Christmas (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A hobo played by Barnard Hughes decides it's time to go home. Drifting from place to place, Hughes finds himself in his hometown of Salt Lake City at Christmas time. Here he hopes to close old wounds and be reunited with his unforgiving son ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: homelessness, christmas, family problems, family relations, estrangement, family, hopes, family gatherings, reunion, parents and children, father son relationship, piano ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, salt lake city utah
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77%
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, captivating, touching, sincere, humorous
Plot: mother daughter relationship, mother, daughter, holiday, photographer, mother daughter conflict, mother daughter reunion, mother child relationship, adoptive mother, pregnant woman, laptop, female photographer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The siblings of the Fitzgerald family must decide if the dad who abandoned them 20 years ago can come home for Christmas. Can the big Irish clan get past their grievances to be a family again?
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: family gatherings, christmas, reunion, homecoming, family relations, parents and children, sibling relationship, holiday, estranged father, irish american, brother sister relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: While newspaper writer Church struggles with the death of his wife, he receives a "special" assignment. He must answer a little girl's question about whether Santa Claus really exists.
Plot: family relations, trashcan, poor family, christmas decorations, eight year old, little girl, husband wife relationship, baby, shopping cart, 8 year old, pocket watch, letter ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Toughlove (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Charters family falls into despair over their drug-addicted son Gary. They discuss his problems through the "Toughlove" program in searching for answers.
Plot: drug addict, drug use, teenage angst, drug addiction, husband wife relationship, juvenile delinquent, father son relationship, teenage boy, family relations, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Once Upon a Christmas Miracle (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Told she would have less than a few months to live without a liver transplant, Heather Krueger’s time was running out when a kind stranger, Chris Dempsey, heard of her plight and discovered he was a perfect match. The two met and before long a ...
Style: romantic, entertaining, uplifting, touching, feel good
Plot: holiday, christmas, death threat, christmas movie, marine, christmas spirit, christmas eve, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, saving a life, happy ending, unlikely couple, transplant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Christmas Wish (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Returning to his home town after the death of the grandfather who raised him, slick and cynical Wall Street trader Will Martin (Neil Patrick Harris) feels decidedly out of place, and not at all in tune with the Christmas preparations being made by ...
Plot: holiday, golf, family secret, thanksgiving, flower, dead parents, dead husband, forgiveness, family dinner, investigation, santa claus, grandfather grandson relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Henry Thomas is out on parole in a small Texan town and, in the evenings, he is the lead singer in a band. He is being pressured by his foster mother to give up his singing and go back to school. His wife, Georgette, and young daughter unexpectedly ...
Style: sincere, psychological, gloomy, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: homecoming, small town, convict, singer, parole, prison, couple relations, small town life, starting over, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Women's Room (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A wife is sick and tired of her husband's infidelities, so she leaves home and goes back to grad-school. There she meets many self-confident women who help her find her own voice.
Plot: divorced divorcee, female friendship, feminism, women's liberation, lesbian, marriage, love, women's rights, self fulfillment
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Letter (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a Malaysian planter kills an employee of her husband one night, but her motive begins to appear not entirely truthful.
Plot: murder, blackmail, infidelity, deception, marriage, trial
Place: malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Hungary, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ada Harris, a London charwoman in the 1950's, sees a Dior dress and decides that she's going to own one. First, she scrimps and saves her money, but when she has enough, and takes a trip to Paris, she learns that buying an original couture ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: fashion, travel, family relations, obsessive quest, misfit, blind ambition, society, nothing goes right, self discovery, social differences, dream come true, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Nowhere to Run (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry's married to Marian and things are not going all that well, so he wants out but somehow feels that a divorce is not the answer. After developing a winning blackjack system, he hatches a plan that takes years of preparation: to fake his ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, private detective, suicide, secret
Place: las vegas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Love is Never Silent (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her deaf parents in this depression-era drama. A friend sees her turmoil and tells her she must find happiness on her own. However, the initial joy she finds ...
Plot: parent child relationship, sign language, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, guilt, deafness, deaf, great depression, marriage, family relations
Time: 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Three novels - three dramatic stories in the walls of the women's prison. The first story - a brand new, first went to prison inmates. The second - about a mother whose son has ceased to go to prison for visits. The third - about the ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: female director, women in prison, women's prison, parent child relationship, flashback, juvenile delinquent, strip search, undercover, police, domestic violence, marital abuse, drugs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Family Upside Down (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An elderly married couple find that as their physical and mental health deteriorates, they find themselves dependent more and more upon their grown children.
Plot: old age, family, aging, retirement home, husband wife relationship, heart attack, dying, grandmother grandson relationship, family relations, deathbed, grandfather grandson relationship, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Wizard of Loneliness (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A family drama.
Plot: world war two, female director, aunt nephew relationship, family relations, generation gap, grandmother, family secret, loneliness, mental patient, aunt, child's point of view, secret ...
Time: 1940s
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, gloomy, suspense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, secretary, addiction, alcoholic, drinking, violence, public relations, party, romance, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa
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41%
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The Shunning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: amish, family relations, identity crisis, family problems, religions or cults, hopes, youth, adoption, parents and children, self discovery, family in crisis, last wish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Christmas Visitor (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they lost their son to the Persian Gulf War. Now a stranger has ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: grief, gulf war, christmas, introspection, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, redemption, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Delicate Balance (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans three days in the life of Agnes and Tobias, an upper middle class couple who share their comfortable suburban Connecticut home with her acerbic alcoholic sister Claire. It is matriarch Agnes who helps the quartet maintain a delicate ...
Style: clever, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, unfulfillment, society, elderly, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, golden years, couples, family relations, family problems, uninvited guest ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Termini Station (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Termini Station is a Canadian made drama, released in 1989 and directed by Allan King. The film stars Colleen Dewhurst and Megan Follows as Molly and Micheline Dushane, a mother and daughter living in a small Northern Ontario town. Molly is an ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, small town, parent child relationship, family, poker, trailer park, nipples visible through clothing, braless, prostitution, mother daughter relationship
Place: ontario canada, canada
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38%
Blinded by the Light (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: David Bowers is a teenager who runs away from home to join a quasi-religious cult. His sister Janet is determined to find him, but almost winds up getting brainwashed by the cult herself.
Plot: cult, mind control, spirituality, father daughter relationship, parent child relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, freedom, religion, brother sister relationship, fanatic, parents ...
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37%
Two Kinds Of Love (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two kinds of love are experienced by young Ricky Schroder in this made-for-TV drama. One kind is the tenuous affection he extends to his estranged father when Schroder's mother unexpectedly dies. The other kind consists of the teasing ...
Plot: terminal illness, loss of wife, father son relationship, coming of age, death of wife, widower, workaholic, death of mother, estranged father, family relations, cancer, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Blackwater Lightship (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man in the final stages of AIDS is cared for by his sister and mother and grandmother.
Plot: aids, family relations, terminal illness, homosexuality, mother daughter relationship, reconciliation, grandmother
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, murder, small town, family relations, prophecy, curse, superstition, aunt niece relationship, tavern, all black cast, incest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
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36%
Me & You, Us, Forever (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 47 year old Christian man on the other side of an unwanted divorce thinks back on his first love from high school and wants to see her again.
Plot: family, high school sweetheart, christian propaganda, christian, faith, flashback, divorced man, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend reunion, regret, support group, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship
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36%
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Tigertail (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man reflects on the lost love of his youth and his long-ago journey from Taiwan to America as he begins to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, sincere, disturbing
Plot: father daughter relationship, dream, couple relations, couples, loveless marriage, family relations, unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, family, memories, love affair ...
Place: america
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35%
The Perfect Gift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A spoiled schoolgirl, her overworked executive mother, and a disillusioned young minister each receives an uplifting message about friendship, commitment, and the truest meaning of Christmas from a friendly, but mysterious drifter.
Style: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: christmas, friendship, brat, family relations, youth, hopes, parents and children, human spirit, high school, clergy, mysterious stranger, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Miracle in the Woods (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Quarreled sisters; Sarah and Wanda inherit property from their mother. It has always belonged to the family. Sarah insists on selling it as soon as possible because she has many difficulties. She goes there with her daughter; Gina. Wanda, on the ...
Plot: secret, hospital, sibling relationship, forest, sister sister relationship, cat, mother daughter relationship, african american, funeral, deep south, brother brother relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%