Movies like The Christmas Wife

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The Christmas Wife (1988)
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The Christmas Wife (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The Christmas Wife is a made-for-cable television drama based on a story by Helen Norris. An aging and recent widower, not wanting to spend his first Christmas alone, responds to an ad in the newspaper which reads: "You are not alone. We make social arrangements of all kinds." When he visits the Social Arranger, he makes it very clear his only interest is in "social company" and is subsequently introduced to a woman who agrees to spend the holiday with him. The woman bids him to not ask any questions about her personal life, which harbors a secret that threatens their developing friendship, and could ultimately change both their lives.
Plot: christmas, loneliness, secret, old man, old woman, married woman, widower, christmas present, christmas dinner, companion, weekend, music box, cabin

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Most similar movies to The Christmas Wife

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about christmas, loneliness, family relations, redemption, hopes, depression and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Christmas Wife: Autumn Days (1963), Anima (1997), Salted Christmas (2017), Angel in the Family (2004), The Last Movie Star (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Autumn Days (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Luisa is a small-town girl who works in the bakery of the widower Don Albino. Luisa dreams of marrying and loves children. Just as Don Albino shows interest in her, Luisa announces that she will marry soon with Carlos, the driver of a rich house ...
Plot: bakery, widower, christmas, deception, nosy neighbor, wedding, loneliness, driver, lie, single woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
 68
Anima (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A reporter doing a story on taxidermy discovers an odd older couple that he becomes convinced are ex-Nazi's. The chief item leading to this belief is an odd puppet theater the couple operate in their basement that re-creates the Nazi era using ...
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, psychological, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: atrocity, taxidermy, stuffed animal, old man, filmmaker, old woman, puppet theater, taxidermist, secret, deadly, journalism, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Salted Christmas (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Faith Filled Christmas" (formerly Salted Christmas), produced by Manifest Pictures, is a faith-based, comedy film centering around one family and their desire to replicate the example of Jesus as they celebrate the Christmas season. The ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christmas, adoption, christian, care
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
60%
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The Last Movie Star (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vic Edwards was one of the biggest movie stars in the world, known for his mustachioed good looks and cocky swagger. With his Hollywood glory a distant memory, the now-octogenarian Vic is prompted to reassess his life with the passing of his beloved ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, tense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: old man, nostalgia, washed up star, hollywood, depression, actor's life, celebrity, aging, injury, artists and showbiz, loneliness, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, eight year old, christmas decorations, poor family, trashcan, holiday, typewriter, boy, shopping cart, 8 year old, brother sister relationship, widower ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 94
Fish Hawk (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hardened and embittered man turns his life around with the help of a farm boy in this uplifting family tale. Down on his luck and dependent on booze, Native American Fish Hawk (Will Sampson) changes his fate when he accepts a job hunting down a ...
Plot: native american, redemption, friendship, bar, sadness, dignity, farm, wilderness, dog, nature, bear, alcohol abuse
Time: turn of the century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.0
 294K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: hospital, secret, sibling relationship, mother daughter relationship, funeral, african american, cat, sister sister relationship, forest, deep south, brother brother relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.5
 128
Praxis (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Praxis peels away the layers of narrative even as Brian, the film's axis, struggles to create his true self. Brian, a writer on the verge of a breakdown, is aided by Joe and an Elusive Woman as he sifts through the fragments of his persona to ...
Plot: dream, tattoo, loneliness, bisexual, pill, skinny dipping, male nudity, pills, gay interest, gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
46%
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Paper Angels (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An abused wife leaves her alcoholic husband and moves with her children to another town. There their lives become entwined with another family in trouble.
Plot: christmas, abuse, father son relationship, father figure, party, locker room, gift, public humiliation, single mother, dressing room, teenager, salvation army ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Novena (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two men bond as one recovers from an attack and the other deals with the impending death of his grandmother.
Plot: crisis of faith, loneliness, materialism, bedridden, friendship, theology, guilt, silence, public health, religious faith, faith, wife abuse ...
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Useless Girl (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A teenage girl considered by everybody as "difficult" is sent to the village to live with her grandfather.
Plot: female director, destiny, teenage girl, loneliness, aggression, village, old man, parents
Place: ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 9K
Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, politics, political unrest, friends, against the odds, writer's life, female bonding, smuggling, female protagonist, fascism, culture clash, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, pre world war two, 50s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, austria, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, actor's life, lifestyle, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 427
Ellen Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home.
Style: touching, emotional, bleak, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, innocence lost, leaving home, society, youth, hopes, unfulfillment, family problems, self fulfillment, human spirit, against the odds, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Tender Is the Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Director Henry King's 1962 film adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel stars Jennifer Jones, Jason Robards Jr., Joan Fontaine, Tom Ewell, Paul Lukas and Jill St. John.
Plot: mental health, incest, man in swimsuit, composer, guardian, mental patient, woman smoking cigarette, police, nurse, flashlight, fireworks, love ...
Time: 1920s
Place: french riviera, france, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The People Next Door (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Seventies attempt at exposing the drug problems of suburban youth. Typical middle-class parents Wallach and Harris are horrified to discover that daughter Winters is strung out on LSD. They fight to expose the neighborhood pusher while struggling to ...
Plot: mental institution, lsd, drugs, parent child relationship, drug dealer, extramarital affair, drug
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 126
Fools (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A horror-movie actor falls in love with the unhappily married young wife of an attorney.
Plot: actor, love triangle, starting over, murder, extramarital affair, jealousy
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Drying Up the Streets (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An ex-junkie takes on seedy urban culture to try and locate his daughter.
Plot: father, daughter, runaway, stripper, breasts, group sex, porn industry, teenage daughter, rescue, father daughter relationship, pimp, rape ...
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 71
Secrets (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Etta Berter is a doctor's wife in 1905 who has been unable to have children. The couple has one adopted daughter but she has always wanted more children. Julie Harris's character is the family's cook and close companion to their ...
Plot: family secret, secret, church, troubled teen, family secrets, choir, teenage girl
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.6
 175
Speakeasy (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two men become unlikely friends after a minor traffic accident.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: family relations, self discovery, friendship, haunted by the past, hopes, redemption, homecoming, human nature, introspection, love and romance, mute or deaf, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 49
Suzie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Suzie, a 58 year old depressed taxi driver on the night shift. On Halloween, she finds a 10 year old autistic boy in the back seat of her taxi with 50$ and an address. As Suzie arrived at the father's address, she realizes the mess this family ...
Plot: autism, loneliness, taxi, depression, female director, parenting
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 9K
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 ⇓
41%
 6.5
 3K
Dear Santa (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Crystal, a rich party girl, finds a little girl's letter to Santa asking for a new mother, and she vows to win over the father and daughter before the holidays.
Style: feel good, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: christmas, love and romance, wish come true, couples, parents and children, family relations, single parent, unlikely couple, christmas eve, chef, letter to santa claus, win over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
St. John in Exile (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dean Jones is Saint John in this intimate, inspiring one-man presentation of John in exile on Patmos. Full of humor, strong in spirit, and resolutely committed to Christ, John shares his account of the events that changed the course of human ...
Style: one man show
Plot: filmed play, exile, old man, one-man show, evangelist, christian, live audience, christianity, apostle
Time: 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 22K
Away from Her (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, a wheel chair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.
Style: sincere, sentimental, melancholic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: elderly, marriage, alzheimer's disease, nurse, retirement home, true love, elderly lovers, human spirit, golden years, hopes, fighting illness, lovers apart ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 766
Midnight Clear (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve in the Arizona desert, a middle-aged man (Stephen Baldwin) and an old woman (K Callan) contemplate suicide. But through chance run-ins with strangers and perhaps some divine intervention, they cross paths and change each ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, humorous ...
Plot: church, christmas, life is a bitch, redemption, unemployment, family relations, love and romance, hopes, society, clergy, small town, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%