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, old man, widower, companion, married woman, secret, old woman, christmas dinner, christmas present, weekend, cabin, music box

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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 captivating films with plots about christmas, family relations, holiday, christmas tree, hopes, husband wife relationship and parents and children mostly in Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Christmas Wife: Autumn Days (1963), Salted Christmas (2017), Dear Santa (2011), Noel (2004), A Hobo's Christmas (1987). 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: wedding, christmas, bakery, widower, deception, nosy neighbor, psychology, loneliness, driver, lie, single woman
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100%
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, care, christian, adoption
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43%
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 ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, dream world, marriage crisis, death of mother, parent child relationship, family, tradition, mother daughter relationship, secret, husband wife relationship, flashback ...
Place: new england
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31%
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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: realistic, feel good, touching, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, wish come true, couples, family relations, unlikely couple, single parent, parents and children, chef, christmas eve, winter, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, humorous, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: christmas, love and romance, parents and children, hopes, angel, couple relations, jealousy, winter, christmas eve, gay interest, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: christmas, youth, irish, kitten, dead wife, christmas present, baby, husband wife relationship, little girl, mother daughter relationship, snow, boy ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, feel good, touching, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, homeless, homelessness, youth, homeless man, family problems, family relations, estrangement, family gatherings, parents and children, hopes, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, road trip, tree, father son relationship, single father, single parent, christian, fire, death of mother, girlfriend, grandmother, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Place: shanghai, mumbai india, utah, oregon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, single mother, family problems, family relations, social problems, bullying, relationship problems, family life, family, mother son relationship, parents and children, christian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Too Close for Christmas (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Hayley accepts an invitation to spend Christmas with her sister’s new in-laws, her seemingly perfect holiday takes a turn when Luke, Hayley's brother-in-law's brother, unexpectedly shows up. Still harboring a grudge against Luke for ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: christmas, sabotage, christmas season, male female relationship, love story, female protagonist, relationships, changing lives, relationship problems, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, love affair, lifestyle change ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
An Old Fashioned Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving continues. Isabella and Tilly pay a visit to Ireland, hoping Isabella's long-ago suitor, the Earl of Shannon, can assist Tilly in getting her writing published.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing, sincere
Plot: christmas, grandfather granddaughter relationship, conspiracy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jealousy, cheating fiancee, american abroad, fiance fiancee relationship, holiday, greed, rivalry, drunkenness ...
Time: victorian era
Place: dublin ireland, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ...
Style: entertaining, suspense, sweet, touching, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, sick child, community, faith, teenager, boy, brother brother relationship, saving a life, goodhearted, moral dilemma, against the odds, coping ...
Place: cleveland ohio, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, suspenseful, captivating, serious, christian film ...
Plot: christmas, church, redemption, life is a bitch, family relations, unemployment, society, clergy, hopes, love and romance, small town, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, touching, feel good, sweet
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, goodhearted, life philosophy, christmas present, life is a bitch, lifestyle, young girl, hopes, family values, benefactor, help, family tradition ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Ebbie (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, lifetime, switching roles, sister, scrooge, marketing, ghost, death
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Christmas on Division Street (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A good-natured homeless man and an ill-tempered student become good friends.
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: christmas, friendship, youth, homeless man, library, homeless, social differences, human spirit, redemption, down on your luck, friends, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, little boy, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, dignity, nature, bear, farm, wilderness, sadness, redemption, friendship ...
Time: turn of the century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: serious, realistic, mind bending, tense, scary ...
Plot: taxidermist, third reich, old woman, taxidermy, atrocity, old man, juvenile delinquent, mummy, journalism, on the run, filmmaking, farm ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, europe, usa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Television drama in which miners spend their Christmas Eve in a collapsed mine.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: christmas, cave, labor union, daring rescue, escapades, race against time, heroes, adventure, life is a bitch, workplace situations, disaster, catastrophe ...
Time: 50s, year 1951, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, restaurant, diary, forgiveness, christmas party, thanksgiving, grandmother grandson relationship, emerald, family secret, golf, family business ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: tense, sincere, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: aging, old man, nostalgia, washed up star, hollywood, celebrity, depression, actor's life, artists and showbiz, loneliness, lifestyle, woman on top ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nashville tennessee, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, melancholic, sentimental, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, alzheimer's disease, elderly lovers, marriage, tragedy, existentialism, true love, golden years, human spirit, hopes, fighting illness, lovers apart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: meditative, sincere, realistic, bleak, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, coincidence, depression, terminal illness, child prodigy, multiple storylines, social problems, redemption, infidelity, frog ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 50s, 1910s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, lost in the woods, plane crash, husband wife relationship, air disaster, sister sister relationship, character change, coping, family relations, self discovery, transformation, struggle for survival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sometime after the events in 'Lilies of the Field' (1963) Homer Smith returns to the Church he helped build to find the nuns have taken in a group of homeless children.
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, christian, catholic orphanage, catholic priest, nun, catholic, abbess, convent school, mother superior, convent, church, catholic school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Plot: christmas, family gatherings, estranged father, family relations, homecoming, sibling relationship, holiday, parents and children, brother sister relationship, siblings, family reunited, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ireland, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, friendship, self discovery, haunted by the past, hopes, love and romance, human nature, redemption, homecoming, introspection, mute or deaf, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.0
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Frost (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
Story: Time of darkness. Time of fire kindled against cold and fear. During the Holy Night, the seven year old Micha has to escape with his young mother Marianne from the violence of his drunken father... During their one week odyssey through frozen ...
Style: road movie
Plot: christmas, drunk, domestic violence, apartment building, fire, night, train, amusement park, sleeping, cow, new year, hotel room ...
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Gathering (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Adam Thornton learns that he only has a little time left, he decides that he wants to make peace with his family. Only problem is that most of his family are not exactly fond of him because he walked out on his wife and of his stubborn nature ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: christmas, family gatherings, terminal illness, family relations, holiday, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, introspection, unfulfillment, single parent ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: youth, religion, spoiled brat, christmas, friendship, family relations, hopes, parents and children, human spirit, high school, clergy, mysterious stranger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%