Movies like The Christmas Heart

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The Christmas Heart (2012)
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The Christmas Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tight-knit neighbors on Arthur Avenue have proudly lit Christmas luminaries for 40 years, but that long-standing tradition is cancelled this year when Matt Norman (Ty Wood), a teenage boy in the neighborhood, is hospitalized in desperate need of a heart transplant. As his parents Ann (Teri Polo) and Mike (Paul Essiembre) anxiously pray by his bedside, a donor is found, while in Detroit, a mother (Tess Harper) is in anguish at her own son’s bedside. When Matt's neighbors decide to honor him in the best way they know how, they just might help save his life.
Style: thought provoking, touching, sweet, captivating, entertaining, suspense
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, community, faith, christmas lights, teenager, boy, brother brother relationship, against the odds, hopes, moral dilemma, goodhearted, saving a life, coping, family relations, christmas movie, sick child, christian, christmas spirit, family drama, organ transplant, santa claus, party, basketball player, teenage boy, father son relationship ...
Place: detroit, cleveland ohio

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Most similar movies to The Christmas Heart

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, captivating, realistic and emotional films with plots about family relations, father son relationship, hopes, christmas, parents and children, husband wife relationship and happy ending mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like The Christmas Heart: Once Upon a Christmas Miracle (2018), A Bramble House Christmas (2017), Christmas Jars (2019), Christmas Crash (2009), The UnMiracle (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, feel good, romantic, uplifting, entertaining
Plot: christmas, holiday, christmas eve, christmas movie, unlikely couple, christmas spirit, saving a life, happy ending, organ donation, fall in love, death threat, miraculous event ...
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95%
A Bramble House Christmas (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While settling his father’s estate, Finn Conrad becomes suspicious as to why the man left a nurse $50,000. His dad knew her for less than two months before he died. Just before Christmas, Finn wants what to reclaim what he considers his family’s ...
Style: touching, romantic, disturbing, sweet, captivating
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: christmas, sick child, mother son relationship, single mother, happy ending, love, false identity, wish come true, male female relationship, medical experiment, opposites attract, fall in love ...
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92%
 7.3
 540
Christmas Jars (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Aspiring reporter Hope Jensen uncovers the remarkable secret behind a holiday phenomenon: money-filled glass jars anonymously given to people in need.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, sweet, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, christmas present, life philosophy, goodhearted, family values, young girl, benefactor, gratitude, help, hopes, family tradition, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Christmas Crash (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A husband, wife and their two daughters take a Christmas break at a lodge in the woods. There's evident tension between the couple. He's pulled by attention to his corporation and negotiations about a merger. Even on their vacation ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, lost in the woods, husband wife relationship, plane crash, sister sister relationship, family relations, transformation, struggle for survival, self discovery, coping, character change, air disaster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 258
The UnMiracle (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A suburban town is torn apart in the aftermath of an accidental teen drug overdose in this ensemble film exploring the mysteries of modern faith.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, suspense, unusual plot structure, contemplative ...
Plot: christian, faith, teenage girl, post traumatic stress disorder, junkie, brother brother relationship, high school, apology, overdose, drug use, drugs, drug overdose ...
Time: 21st century
Place: xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Our First Christmas (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Cindy and Tom Baer-Neil have been married for nearly a year, each having lost their first spouse. With the holidays just around the corner, Cindy and Tom are determined to make the new family’s first Christmas perfect. But their respective ...
Style: light, funny, humorous, feel good, entertaining
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, conflict, party, brother brother relationship, mischievous children, adaptation, family tradition, family relations, life philosophy, parenthood, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 222
Dad's Home (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ben Westman is a widowed father who has to take care of his two young children, Lindsay of twelve, and little Dylan of eight. Things get complicated when he is fired. Now, all three must remain together and try to overcome the situation in which ...
Style: touching, unusual plot structure, captivating, psychological, contemplative
Plot: single father, father son relationship, family relations, single parent, uncle nephew relationship, brother brother relationship, boy, parents and children, father and son, kids and family, fatherhood, parenthood ...
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Joyous Christmas (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Just before Christmas, bestselling author Rachel Kennedy returns to her hometown to host an event for her upcoming book. Though being home is difficult since losing her parents and losing touch with her brother, David, she finds strength from ...
Style: humorous, thought provoking, feel good, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, character change, saving a life, fund raising, chance meeting, christmas spirit, charity, introspection, help, happy ending, rise to the top, moral dilemma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Memories of Christmas (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Noelle was raised by the queen of Christmas. When she inherits her late mother’s house, she finds out that her mother had been hiring someone to decorate it — Dave. The deal is off, but Dave convinces Noelle to let him carry on the tradition. As ...
Style: funny, entertaining, light, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, holiday season, homecoming, happy ending, small town life, character change, moral dilemma, christmas spirit, family drama, christmas movie, family values ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
For the Love of a Child (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 1959, support from US troops based in Asia and later from the Sates enables two actresses to start a charity for mixed-race 'orphans' who are locally neglected as outcasts. Thus originates Childhelp, which later runs multi-disciplinary ...
Style: disturbing, touching, rough, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: orphan, rescue, selflessness, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, danger, life is a bitch, family problems, child abuse, graphic violence, child in peril ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: touching, inspirational, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, teachers and students, school, dedicated educator, social misfits, stuttering, family relations, understanding, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, atlanta georgia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Father for Brittany (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption process, leaving Keith to fight for Brittany's custody ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, adoption, family relations, life is a bitch, single parent, legal, domestic disturbance, youth, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Noel (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels sorry for another patient and meets his visitor. Meanwhile, Nina ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: christmas, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, angel, couple relations, jealousy, christmas eve, hospital, depression, mother daughter relationship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adoption, teenage pregnancy, teenage life, life turned upside down, family problems, family relations, youth, babies and infants, human spirit, family in crisis, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 20K
Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: uplifting, christian film, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, christian, family relations, christianity, fatherhood, gang, self discovery, human spirit, friendship, destiny, religions or cults, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Angel in the Family (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sarah Bishop and her estranged sister Beth are reunited after their father Buddy suffers a mild stroke. Buddy, who's never accepted the loss of his wife Lorraine, wants only one thing-to return home for Christmas. With sweet memories of a life ...
Style: sentimental, sweet, emotional, touching
Plot: christmas, love, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, miraculous event, christmas eve, death of wife, widower, loss of loved one, christmas movie, afterlife, christmas season
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 387
Ms. Scrooge (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Television movie updating Charles Dickens' story, "A Christmas Carol." Businesswoman Ebenita Scrooge treats her employees and customers poorly. She has no time for Christmas or the holiday spirit. On Christmas Eve, she is visited by ...
Style: touching, captivating, thought provoking
Audience: family outing
Plot: scrooge, miser, christmas, change of heart, time travel, ghost, one night, christmas movie, regret, boy, christmas carol, puppy ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 451
Saved by Grace (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retired police officer, despondent over the loss of his family, contemplates a dramatic decision which will change his life forever, until he meets a mysterious woman who, through her personal stories, gives him a reason to re-examine what is most ...
Style: christian film, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: christian, family relations, father son relationship, faith, prayer, love, fatherhood, husband wife relationship, father, grief, integrity, responsibility
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 108
Land Legs (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dom, 36 years old, is a sailor on board of the fishing boat Petit Gael II from the port of Les Sables d'Olonne, a small town in western France. He is used to leave for the open sea for at least three weeks in a row. Despite of his absences, his ...
Style: psychological, captivating, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: fisherman, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, teenager, children, divorced man, moral dilemma, family relations, family, parents and children, storytelling, ultrasound ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Go Toward the Light (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.
Style: captivating, emotional, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, family in crisis, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, doctor, 8 year old ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Lost Christmas (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Urban fairytale set in Manchester. A series of tragic events that blight a young boy's life are reversed one Christmas Eve, giving him and those around him the happy ending that they were destined to have.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, mysterious character, supernatural, supernatural ability, orphan, changing lives, youth, redemption, haunted by the past, a vision, saving a life, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 2K
All Saints (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for ...
Style: touching, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: refugee, pastor, salesman, church, farming, husband wife relationship, farmer, faith, garden, farm, old photograph, hopes ...
Place: asia, southeast asia, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
Story: "My Father My Lord" is an intimate and deeply disturbing story of the conflict between a father's love and his deep devotion to religion. A respected Orthodox Rabbi dotes on his only son but his religious strictures leave an emotional ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, religions or cults, rabbi, family tradition, family problems, family relations, hopes, society, life is a bitch, clergy, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: homelessness, christmas, estrangement, family relations, family problems, family gatherings, reunion, parents and children, hopes, family, police station, grandfather ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Season for Miracles (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A miracle occurs for a homeless family consisting of two wayward children and their protective aunt with the help of an angel. When a young woman's niece and nephew are threatened with foster care after her sister is hospitalized following yet ...
Style: serious, suspense, sincere, captivating, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: custody, christmas, life is a bitch, miraculous event, family problems, drug abuse, hopes, police officer, social worker, angel, will, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rhode island, illinois, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Family drama about a deaf and hearing couple who struggle to decide whether or not to give their deaf son a cochlear implant.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: deaf, medical examination, parent child relationship, therapy, father son relationship, family relations, family conflict, problem solving, deaf child, treatment, moral dilemma, disabled child ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: race against time, cure, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, unlikely partners, family problems, parents and children, doctors and patients, child illness, family in crisis, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The third installment of the Sarah trilogy provides a glorious and touching story of a family drawn together by adversity. On a cold winter day a stranger shows up at the farm. He is slow to reveal his identity. When they find out he is Jacobs ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, family life, parents and children, strong female presence, society, hopes, redemption, couple relations, americana, siblings relations, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in the Vietnamese countryside during the late 1980s, as told through the eyes of a 12 year old boy named Thieu. Thieu and his younger brother Tuong share and do everything together. Their days unfold like a whimsical and ...
Style: psychological, touching, sentimental, contemplative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: boy, fall in love, family relations, brother brother relationship, childhood, girl, innocence, coming of age, falling in love, 12 year old, 7 year old
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas movie, wish come true, single parent, christmas eve, holiday, family, parents and children, friendship, family relations, friends, youth, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%