Movies like The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1983)
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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 48 min.
Story: This is a made for tv adaptation of Barbara Robinson's novel The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Loretta Swit of M*A*S*H stars as Grace Bradley who inherits the job of running her church's Christmas pageant when the woman who usually does it breaks her leg tripping over the extremely long wire she has on her telephone.Not only does Grace inherit this disaster it gets worse when the Herdman kids - all six of them. The Herdmans are notorious for abusing each other and stealing from and abusing other kids as well. They smoke, steal, lie, bully and generally create havoc in their town.Their father disappeared years earlier and mother works two shifts at the shoe factory to support herself and the kids while the kids run wild.But this WILL be the best Christmas pageant ever when the Herdman kids learn the Christmas story and about the true meaning of Christmas.
Plot: holiday, christmas, school, espionage, basketball, angel, cat, teacher, firefighter, religion, kitchen, christianity, family relations, doll, children, hospital, church, ambulance, bible, singing, star, boy, naughty child, bully, choir ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, light and realistic films with plots about family relations, family, youth, disorder, boy, children and friendship mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: A Christmas Story (1983), Nativity! (2009), Christmas with the Kranks (2004), Problem Child 2 (1991), Home Alone (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Christmas Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, childhood, mischievous children, nostalgia, small town, obsession, family relations, bully, chinese restaurant, little boy, snow ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: indiana, usa
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Nativity! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Martin Freeman is lovelorn teacher Mr Maddens, a former am-dram star whose girlfriend (Ashley Jensen) dumped him over Christmas five years ago and upped sticks, inexplicably, to La-La Land. Yuletide cheer is not his forte, but he's forced to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, peru, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Problem Child 2 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Junior and his father, Ben, move from Cold River to Mortville. Junior becomes threatened by Ben's desire to date again and find a new mother for Junior, and sabotages each of his dates.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, sequel to cult film ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: farce, prank, mischievous children, problem child, child, spoiled brat, neighborhood, vomiting, fall in love, parents and children, single parent, family ...
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: humorous, funny, not serious, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, when the parents are away, holiday, child protagonist, home invasion, kids and family, youth, neighbor, children, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, paris france, america, france ...
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Madeline (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic at solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. The biggest problem comes up when Lord Covington ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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29%
The Trouble with Angels (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Coming of age story for two girls, Mary Clancy and Rachel Devery, who find themselves as students at the St. Francis Academy, a catholic boarding school for girls. The story spans three years and follows the girls and their many pranks including ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 24K
Deck the Halls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, neighbor, small town, suburbs, feud, rivalry, unlikely friendships, couple relations, social relations, family ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Estranged from his father, college student Jake is lured home to New York for Christmas with the promise of receiving a classic Porsche as a gift. When the bullying football team dumps him in the desert in a Santa suit, Jake is left without ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, road movie ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the first day of his new school year, a fifth grade boy squares off against a bully and winds up accepting a dare that could change the balance of power within the class.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: bully, parents and children, friendship, family, contests and competitions, couples, friends, family relations, youth, rivalry, love and romance, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Katya and the Crocodile (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 66 min.
Story: It is the summer holiday and little Mísa Horák has taken a few animals from the school's so-called "Corner of Living Nature" home to care for. But when he brings home two Angora rabbits, a starling, a little monkey, a tortoise and a ...
Plot: girl, boy, little girl, hiding place, rabbit, little boy, monkey, turtle, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
'Twas the Night (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mischievous 14-year-old boy and his irresponsible uncle almost ruin Christmas when they decide to take Santa's new high-tech sleigh for a joyride.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family relations, cons and scams, family, on the run, dishonesty, disorder, mischievous children, imaginary, uncle nephew relationship, christmas eve, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Dennis the Menace Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Dennis The Menace version of A Christmas Carol where Mr. Wilson plays his own version of Scrooge. While Dennis has problems of his own with the neighborhood bully, he does his best to try and give Mr. Wilson the Christmas Spirit. Dennis causes his ...
Style: feel good, light, sincere, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Baker brood moves to Chicago after patriarch Tom gets a job coaching football at Northwestern University, forcing his writer wife, Mary, and the couple's 12 children to make a major adjustment. The transition works well until work demands ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Iqbal Farooq and the Secret Recipe (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The 13-year-old Iqbal is a charming, imaginative and fun boy, which, according to his father, is not enough if one is to succeed in the world. But when Iqbal, his little brother Tariq (11 years) and their friend Sille, accidentally blow up their ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, feel good, light, psychological
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Problem Child (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, funny, idiotic, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: mischievous children, adoption, farce, disorder, troublemaker, dark humor, kidnapping, parents and children, brat, best friends, friends, spoiled brat ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Jingle All the Way 2 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Larry's daughter wants only one thing for Christmas - a talking bear. His daughter's step-dad intends to make sure that Larry can't get one.
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Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sune's Summer (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: It's summer and Sune Anderssons family is planning a holiday in Greece. Sunes father, Rudolf is sulking because then he won't be able to go on his beloved fishing trip. But after seeing how much the Greek trip is going to cost, he comes up ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
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Story: Jessica has a big presentation in Palm Springs. There are a couple of problems though: her two kids who will do anything to get mom and dad back together again - even if they have to hack mom's phone or pose as a secretary to make sure ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not too bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures as the police web closes down on the supposed kidnappers.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 74 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: captivating, light, feel good, sincere, humorous
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Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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Duration: 88 min.
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Style: sentimental, humorous, emotional, light, touching ...
Audience: kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Third-grader Judy Moody sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life.
Style: feel good, realistic, not serious, humorous, 3d animation
Audience: family outing, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Wisecracking, gum-chewing 12-year-old Gilly is well known in the foster system. Totally unmanageable, she has stayed with more families than she can remember and has outwitted them all. After all, how can she settle down when her real mother, the ...
Style: entertaining, sincere, feel good, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Dennis the Menace (1987)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This movie puts Henk Ketcham's comic figure 'Dennis' into real life: While digging in his front garden, Dennis finds a big bone. To prove it's from a dinosaur, he persuades his father to invite an old buddy of him, Bowen Skyler ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Slappy and the Stinkers (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Five 2nd-grade kids who don't follow strict rules by their school principal Brinway are dubbed "Stinkers" by him. On the class visit to an aquarium the Stinkers decide that a sea lion called Slappy doesn't feel too good there, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Shelby: The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This isn't just a Christmas miracle... It's Christmas magic! In this heart-warming family tale, rescue dog Shelby manages to escape the dog pound on Christmas Eve and runs straight into the arms of little Jake (John Paul Ruttan, Robocop). ...
Style: light, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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